Bathory is the self-titled debut album of the Swedish black metal band Bathory. It is considered one of the first recorded examples that defined the black metal style. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.
This is an initial release with the generic inner sleeve with rounded corners (Patent No. 1.125.555 MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN G.H.)
Extreme Black Metal, Viking Metal
Under One Flag FLAG 8
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
1984 Made in United Kingdom ( UK )
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This album was produced by Quorthon and The Boss.
Stig Börje "The Boss" Forsberg was a record label owner, music producer and drummer. He was father of Quorthon ( Thomas Forsberg ) and has produced several of Bathory's as well as albums for "The OZ".
Sound Engineer: The Boss
Sound mix: Electra Studio, Stockholm, Sweden.
Heaven Shore Studio, Stockholm, Sweden.
Ace Spunky Black Spade, Quorthon
Quorthon ( real-name: Thomas Börje Forsberg ) is founding member of the Bathory band (1983 ) and is singer and guitarist in the band. He has been with Bathory from 1983 until 2004 when he was found dead, due to heart failure.
Stefan Larsson - Drummer with the Swedish Black Metal band "Bathory" from 1984 until 1986. Before joining Bathory, Larsson played with the punk band: Obsklass.
Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone )