|Those of the Unlight|
|Studio album by|
|Released||1 October 1993 (Standard)|
April 4, 2006 (Reissue)
|Recorded||April 1993 at Hellspawn Studios|
|Label|| Osmose Productions (Standard)|
Regain Records (Reissue)
Those of the Unlight is the title of the second studio album by Swedish black metal band Marduk.
Sweden, formal name: the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund Strait. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. The capital city is Stockholm. Sweden has a total population of 10.3 million of which 2.5 million have a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi) and the highest urban concentration is in the central and southern half of the country.
Black metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music. Common traits include fast tempos, a shrieking vocal style, heavily distorted guitars played with tremolo picking, raw (lo-fi) recording, unconventional song structures, and an emphasis on atmosphere. Artists often appear in corpse paint and adopt pseudonyms.
Marduk is a Swedish black metal band. The group formed in 1990 in the city of Norrköping and released their first album in 1992. Their name is derived from the Babylonian god Marduk, patron deity of Babylon.
It was released in October 1993 by Osmose Productions, and reissued in digipak format on April 4, 2006 by Regain Records, with bonus videos of three songs performed live on August 12, 1993.
Osmose Productions is a French independent record label created in 1991 by Hervé Herbaut, after he had spent three years running a small mail order company. They specialize mainly in death and black metal bands.
Regain Records was a Swedish-based independent record label. The label predominantly released death metal and black metal albums. Regain Records was founded from what remained of the former label, Wrong Again Records, by Per Gyllenbäck in 1997. Wrong Again Records had such bands as In Flames, Cryptopsy, Arch Enemy, and Naglfar among its ranks.
It is the first album the band produced in a proper black metal style, as opposed to the blackened death metal approach of their 1992 debut, Dark Endless .
Blackened death metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal that fuses elements of black metal and death metal.
Dark Endless is the debut studio album by Swedish black metal band Marduk. It was recorded and mixed at Hellspawn Studios during four days in June 1992 and released that December by No Fashion Records. Like many early black metal albums, it mixes black metal vocals with predominantly death metal stylings. Dark Endless is the only Marduk studio album to feature Andreas Axelsson on vocals and Rikard Kalm on bass, as by Marduk's second album Those of the Unlight, they had been replaced by Joakim Göthberg and B. War respectively.
Those of the Unlight is the last Marduk release to feature Joakim Göthberg on drums, as he would purely assume vocal duties by the next studio album, Opus Nocturne . It also the last studio release to have two guitarists, as Devo Andersson was not in Marduk after this release, although he did return to the band in 2004, but became Marduk's future bassist.
Opus Nocturne is the third studio album by Swedish black metal band Marduk. It was recorded and mixed at Hellspawn Studios in September 1994 and released that December by Osmose Productions. It was re-released in digipak format that included bonus rehearsal tracks on June 27, 2006. Opus Nocturne is the last Marduk album to feature Joakim Göthberg on vocals and Dan Swanö as mixer.
"Burn My Coffin" was originally the title for a track that would appear on Mayhem's De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas , the title was changed by Per Yngve Ohlin before he died. Marduk later adopted the title for the song on this album.[ citation needed ]
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De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas is the debut studio album by the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. Songwriting began in 1987, but due to the suicide of vocalist Per "Dead" Ohlin and the murder of guitarist Øystein "Euronymous" Aarseth, the album's release was delayed until May 1994. De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas is widely considered one of the most influential black metal albums of all time. It is the band's only studio album to feature Aarseth and Varg "Count Grishnackh" Vikernes.
|1.||"Darkness Breeds Immortality"||3:49|
|2.||"Those of the Unlight"||4:43|
|4.||"On Darkened Wings"||4:16|
|5.||"Burn My Coffin"||5:15|
|6.||"A Sculpture of the Night"||3:29|
|7.||"Echoes from the Past" (instrumental)||7:06|
|8.||"Stone Stands Its Silent Vigil"||3:03|
|Live Reissue Video Bonus Tracks|
|9.||"Darkness Breeds Immortality"|
|10.||"A Sculpture of the Night"|
|11.||"The Funeral Seemed to be Endless"|
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