Darkthrone began life in the late 80’s as a thrash/death metal act & progressed through technical death/doom metal experimentation to become legends of the black metal world & one of the original leading bands of the Norwegian scene, as well as inspiring a whole generation of metal bands.
Famously written and recorded over a period of just 2 weeks and featuring the iconic photocopied front cover, ’Transilvanian Hunger’ features primitive guitar riffs over a monotonous drum beat creating a feel of hypnotic starkness with its blend of Von, Burzum and Bathory. Over the years the album has become representative of the definitive 90’s Norwegian black metal sound and style, often copied but never bettered over the past 2 decades.
The album was recorded with Fenriz’ ’Necrohell’ studio, and was the first release where the band became a duo, following the departure of guitarist Zephyrous.
This edition of ’Transilvanian Hunger’ marks 20 years since the release of this landmark album and has been newly mastered, & contains a bonus commentary audio disc featuring Fenriz discussing his recollections, inspirations & thoughts on the album whilst the music plays in the background.