Darkthrone is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1986. They began as a death metal outfit under the name of Black Death.
The band was formed in Kolbotn, Norway in 1986 as Black Death, the band released several demo cassettes and were subsequently signed to Peaceville Records on a four album contract. After changing their name to Darkthrone, the band released their first full length album, Soulside Journey. The album was cleanly produced in a technical death metal style characterised by progressive song structure, complex drumming patterns, and fast, accurate riffing (a style popular with Swedish death metal at the time - as Uffe of Entombed helped produce the album), while still hinting at and incorporating some black metal riffs, sounds and imagery in the album sleeve and artwork. The band met Euronymous, who impressed them so much they decided to changed their sound. Soon afterward, Darkthrone adopted the aesthetic style that would come to represent the black metal scene,...
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