DARKTHRONE - Frostland Tapes Box Set Details Revealed

May 18, 2008, 10 years ago

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As previously reported, Norwegian black metal legends DARKTHRONE will be releasing a 3 CD box set entitled Frostland Tapes in June 2008 via Peaceville Records.

The release coincides with the band's 21st anniversary, and will feature the first official release ever to contain all four of Darkthrone's demos in one place.

Frostland Tapes also includes a rare live recording from Denmark in 1990 (one of only a handful of live appearances that Darkthrone has ever made) and, perhaps most significantly, the previously unreleased version of the infamous 1991 Goatlord rehearsal session.

These songs were intended to be feature on the proposed second album, before the band changed direction and the tapes were confined to the vaults. Vocals were subsequently added in the mid-nineties, but they are presented here as the recording sounded in 1991, showing the complexity and intricacy of a band with a great future ahead of them.

The set comes in a rigid digibook featuring an interview with the band, chronicling their early days, ambitions and inspirations.

Preorders are available here.

The full tracklisting is as follows:

Disc 1:

Land Of Frost Demo' (1988)

'Land OF Frost'

'Winds OF Triton'

'Forest Of Darkness'

'Odyssey Of Freedom'

'Day Of The Dead'

A New Dimension Demo (1988)

'Intro: Twilight Dimension'

'Snowfall'

Thulcandra Demo (1989)

'Eon'

'Thulcandra'

'Archipelago'

Extra track: 'Soria Moria'

Disc 2:

Cromlech Demo (1989)

'The Watchtower'

'Accumulation Of Generalization'

'Sempiternal Past / Presence View Sepulchrality'

Extra Track:

'Iconoclasm Sweeps Cappadocia'

Live From Denmark (1990)

'Cromlech'

'Sunrise Over Locus Mortis'

'Soulside Journey'

'Accumulation Of Generalization'

'Sempiternal Past / Presence View Sepulchrality'

'Iconoclasm Sweeps Cappadocia'

'Neptune Towers'

Disc 3:

Goatlord - Rare Instrumental Version (1991)

'Rex'

'Pure Demonic Blessing'

'(The) Grimness Of Which Shepherds Mourn'

'Sadomasochistic Rites'

'As Desertshadows'

'In His Lovely Kingdom'

'Black Daimon'

'Toward(s) The Thornfields'

'(Birth Of Evil) Virgin Sin'

'Green Cave Float'

'A Blaze In The Northern Sky'

'Fenriz Drum Solo'



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