Title: Darkthrone – A Blaze in the Northern Sky Format: Limited White Vinyl Label: Peaceville Cat Num: Barcode: 801056895318
Release date: June 24th 2022
30th ANNIVERSARY VINYL EDITION OF THE ICONIC 1992 BLACK METAL CLASSIC FROM DARKTHRONE – PRESENTED ON LIMITED WHITE VINYL WITH SLEEVE DESIGN REPLICATING THE ORIGINAL PRESSING. ‘A Blaze In The Northern Sky’, Darkthrone’s official second album, was originally released in 1992 & was without question the blueprint for the Black Metal scene, spearheading the evolution of the early second wave movement in Norway & beyond. It was hailed on release as an album of true scene-shifting greatness, following their more death metal focussed debut, ‘Soulside Journey’.
The rawness apparent on the album (recorded at Creative Studios, the same location as Mayhem’s legendary Deathcrush was put to tape), was unusual for the time & an antithesis to the usual metal production values & standards during the period. With this, Darkthrone’s statement of attitude & intent was clear & their status as masters of Norwegian black metal was set.
This edition of ‘A Blaze in the Northern Sky’ coincides with the 30th anniversary of the seminal album’s release & is presented on limited white vinyl, with the sleeve design replicating the original pressing, plus a refresh of the original 1992 audio master.