Bathory Jubileum Vol. II on Limited Edition 2LP
Black Mark is reissuing a selection of the classic catalog from Swedish black metal legends Bathory on limited edition picture disc vinyl. Titles in the second round of releases include: The Return... (1985), Under the Sign of the Black Mark (1987), Blood Fire Death (1988) and Twilight of the Gods (1991). Compilation albums Jubileum Vol. II (1993) and Jubileum Vol. III (1998) will also be issued on double vinyl as well as the 6LP box set In Memory of Quorthon (2006).
Celebrating 10 years, Bathory decided to put out a release containing their most loved material. And what better way to get the ideal track list together than to ask the fans themselves. Word got around and in due time a list of the tracks the fans felt should represent the first 10 years of the band would be compiled. The problem was the mixture of styles, how to best nail the running order, and what about the length of some of the tracks chosen.
In order to keep within the brim of time limitations, several tracks - it seemed - would have to be left out due to the fact that many songs most wanted by the fans were close to ten minutes long. The solution was the two compilation albums, Jubileum Vol. I and Jubileum Vol. II, which featured previously unreleased material such as "Burnin' Leather," cuts from Bathory’s pre-album days like "Die in Fire" and hard-to-get-stuff like the original version of "The Return Of The Darkness And Evil." A true testament!
Bathory Jubileum Vol. II Track Listing:
1. The Return Of The Darkness And Evil
2. Burnin' Leather
3. One Rode To Asa Bay
4. The Golden Walls Of Heaven
5. Call From The Grave
6. Die In Fire
1. Shores In Flames
3. Raise The Dead
4. Total Destruction
5. Bond Of Blood
6. Twilight Of The Gods