Those of the Unlight

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Those of the Unlight
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Studio album by
Released1 October 1993 (Standard)
April 4, 2006 (Reissue)
RecordedApril 1993 at Hellspawn Studios
Genre Black metal
Length37:31
Label Osmose Productions (Standard)
Regain Records (Reissue)
Producer Marduk
Marduk chronology
Dark Endless
(1992)
Those of the Unlight
(1993)
Opus Nocturne
(1994)

Those of the Unlight is the title of the second studio album by Swedish black metal band Marduk.

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Marduk (band)

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.

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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 record label

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.

<i>Dark Endless</i> 1992 studio album by Marduk

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feature Andreas Axelsson on vocals and Rikard Kalm on bass, as by Marduk's second album Those of the Unlight, they had been replaced by Joakim Göthberg and B. War respectively.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.

<i>Opus Nocturne</i> 1994 studio album by Marduk

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 ]

Mayhem (band) Norwegian black metal band

Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1984 in Oslo, Norway. They were one of the founders of the Norwegian black metal scene and their music has strongly influenced the black metal genre. Mayhem's early career was highly controversial, primarily due to their notorious live performances, the 1991 suicide of vocalist Per Yngve Ohlin ("Dead") and the 1993 murder of guitarist Øystein Aarseth ("Euronymous") by former member Varg Vikernes of Burzum.

<i>De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas</i> 1994 studio album by Mayhem

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.

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Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Darkness Breeds Immortality"3:49
2."Those of the Unlight"4:43
3."Wolves"5:50
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

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