Bathory Octagon on Limited Edition Picture Disc LP
Black Mark is reissuing a selection of the classic catalog from Swedish black metal legends Bathory on limited edition picture disc vinyl. Titles include: Bathory (1984), Hammerheart (1990), Requiem (1994), Octagon (1995), Blood On Ice (1996), Destroyer Of Worlds (2001), Nordland I (2002) and Nordland II (2003). Compilation album Jubileum Vol. I (1992) will also be issued on double vinyl.
Enjoying the recording of previous release - Requiem - so much, Bathory decided to quickly enter the studio to capture once again the intensive power of that album. Several tracks were censored and taken off of the Octagon album - by the record company and the band themselves - proof enough of just how relentless and frenzied an attitude Bathory had developed under the influence of the renewed interest in speed and death.
A recorded sound check rehearsal of the old Kiss classic, "Deuce" managed to even end up on the record, but it's the aggressiveness and sheer intensity of such tracks as "Immaculate Pinetreeroad 930" and "Sociopath" alone that make Octagon yet another definitive Bathory offering.
Bathory Octagon Track Listing:
1. Immaculate Pinetreeroad #930
2. Born To Die
7. 33 Something
8. War Supply
10. Judgement Of Posterity