A Blaze In The Northern Sky, Darkthrone's second album, was originally issued in 1992 and was without question the blueprint release for the Black Metal scene.

An album that defined the now ubiquitous phrase 'True Norwegian Black Metal', it was hailed on release as an album of true scene shifting greatness.

The album saw a whole new blacker than black Darkthrone, new names, new sound and highly visual black and white artwork. Fenriz claimed 'This is the new Darkthrone, the old Darkthrone is dead'.

So great was the hunger and need for Darkthrone that it meant absolutely nothing to critics and fans alike that the band hardly ventured out to play live. On the contrary, this only added to the mystique of the band, and saw them, in the eyes of the fans as very much 'keeping it real'.

This vinyl edition of the album is limited to 1000 numbered copies and is issued on 180gsm heavyweight vinyl in a gatefold sleeve which features new liner notes written by Nocturno Culto especially for this release.

TRACKS
A:
1. KATHAARIAN LIFE CODE
2. IN THE SHADOW OF THE HORNS
3. PARAGON BELIAL

B:
1. WHERE THE COLD WINDS BLOW
2. A BLAZE IN THE NORTHERN SKY
3. THE PAGAN WINTER

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Darkthrone is a Norwegian black metal band. They formed in 1988 as a death metal band, but after embracing the black metal style in 1991, they became a driving force in the Norwegian black metal scene. For most of this period Darkthrone has consisted


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Darkthrone is a Norwegian black metal band. They formed in 1988 as a death metal band, but after embracing the black metal style in 1991, they became a driving force in the Norwegian black metal scene. For most of this period Darkthrone has consisted of just two musicians, Nocturno Culto and Fenriz, who have sought to remain outside the music mainstream. Since 2006 their work has incorporated more crust punk traits.

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