Bathory Requiem 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.
After a solo adventure and some time off to celebrate their 10th anniversary, Bathory entered the studio to record their most brutal, lethal and in-your-face album ever. Issued in ’94, Requiem’s no-mercy-given attitude came as a shock to the many new Bathory fans, attracted to the band for their arrangements and Tundra styled Wagner-metal of the late 80’s.
Regarded as the black sheep of the Bathory oeuvre, it is nevertheless one of the band's personal favorites. Arrangements and sound effects are kept to a minimum yet the uncomprosing pace is hellish and the energy just too honest to ignore. Every single track deals with death in one form or another which should come as no surprise when you see the sinister collection of skulls on the cover.
Bathory Requiem Track Listing:
4. War Machine
5. Blood and Soil
6. Pax Vobiscum
8. Distinguish to Kill