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Darkthrone is a Norwegian black metal band. They formed in 1986 as a death metal band under the name Black Death. In 1991, the band embraced a black metal style influenced by Bathory and Celtic Frost and became one of the leading bands in the Norwegian black metal scene. Their first three black metal albums—A Blaze in the Northern Sky, Under a Funeral Moon and Transilvanian Hunger (sometimes dubbed the "Unholy Trinity") — are considered the peak of the band's career and to be among the most influential albums in the genre. For most of this time, Darkthrone has been a duo of Nocturno Culto and Fenriz, who have sought to remain outside the mainstream music. Since 2006, their work has strayed from the traditional black metal style and incorporated more elements of traditional heavy metal, speed metal and punk rock, being likened to Motörhead.

Band members[]

Current members[]

  • Nocturno Culto (Ted Skjellum) – lead guitar, bass guitar, vocals, lyrics (1988–present)
  • Fenriz (Gylve Fenris Nagell) – drums, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, vocals, lyrics (1986–present)

Former members[]

  • Zephyrous (Ivar Enger) – guitar (1987–1993)
  • Dag Nilsen – bass guitar (1988–1991)
  • Anders Risberget – guitar (1986–1988)


Studio albums[]


  • Land of Frost (1988)
  • A New Dimension (1988)
  • Thulcandra (1989)
  • Cromlech (1989)

EPs and singles[]

  • Under Beskyttelse av Mørke (Under Cover of Darkness) (2005)
  • Too Old, Too Cold (2006)
  • Forebyggende Krig (2006)
  • NWOBHM (2007)
  • Peaceville Presents... Darkthrone[1] (2013)

Compilations albums[]

  • Preparing for War (2000)
  • Frostland Tapes (2008)
  • Sempiternal Past – The Darkthrone Demos (2011)
  • Introducing Darkthrone (2013)
  • Black Death and Beyond (2014)
  • The Wind of 666 Black Hearts (2016)


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