DARKTHRONE - Thulcandra the legendary demo 1989 handnumber (527/666)

Darkthrone's 1989 demo "Thulcandra" is a black metal relic, marking a pivotal moment in the band's evolution. Limited to 666 handnumbered copies, it remains a sought-after gem for collectors, reflecting the raw energy of the burgeoning Norwegian black metal scene.

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"Thulcandra" Album Description:

Darkthrone, an iconic name in the black metal realm, etched its mark on the genre with the release of the legendary demo "Thulcandra" in 1989. This demo, a rare gem, showcases the band's early prowess and sets the stage for their influential career.

Genesis of Darkness:

Darkthrone, formed in 1986 in Kolbotn, Norway, initially ventured into death metal territory. However, their evolution into black metal began to take shape with the release of their early demos. "Thulcandra" is a crucial chapter in this metamorphosis.

The Creation of "Thulcandra":

The demo was recorded during a time when the black metal scene was burgeoning in Norway. Fenriz and Nocturno Culto, the masterminds behind Darkthrone, poured their raw energy into this creation. The lo-fi production, characteristic of the era, adds a raw and authentic edge to the music.

Moonfag Rec. and the Limited Edition:

Released on Moonfag Records, "Thulcandra" gained cult status not only for its musical content but also for its rarity. Limited to a mere 666 copies, each handnumbered, this 7" EP became a coveted item among collectors and fans alike. The user's copy, numbered #527, is a testament to the exclusivity of this release.

Collectors Information:

  Darkthrone: Thulcandra Extremely rare 7" ep released on Moonfag Rec., limited to 666 copies this is handnumbered copy #527

Music Genre:

  Norwegian Black/Death Metal 
Production information:
The album: "Darkthrone Thulcandra" was produced by: True Norwegian Black Metal Kings

Record Label Information:

  Moonfag (aka Moonfog) MOON008

Media Format:

  7" 33Rpm Stereo EP   Gramophone Record 
  Country  Recorded in Oslo , Norway 1989
Band Members and Musicians on: Darkthrone Thulcandra the legendary demo 1989 handnumber (527/666)
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Gylve Nagel (aka Fenriz, Leif Nagell, Gylve Fenris Nagell, bands: Darkthrone, Dødheimsgard, Valhall, Isengard, Neptune Towers, Satyricon) - Drums
  • Dag Nilssen - Bass
  • Ivar Enger (aka Zephyrous) - Rhythm guitar
  • Ted Skjellum (aka Nocturno Culto) - Vocals and lead guitar
Track Listing of: "Darkthrone Thulcandra"

The Songs/tracks on "Darkthrone Thulcandra" are

    Side Dark:
  • Eon
  • Thulcandra
    Side Throne:
  • Archiepielago
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  Darkthrone is a Norwegian black metal band that was formed in 1986 by Gylve Nagell and Ivar Enger. The band has been a significant contributor to the black metal genre and has played an important role in shaping its development. Throughout their long and storied career, Darkthrone has released a number of critically acclaimed albums, and their music has had a profound impact on the metal scene.

  One of the most notable aspects of Darkthrone's music is its raw and primitive sound. This is a deliberate choice on the part of the band, as they have always been committed to maintaining an authentic and uncompromising approach to their music. The band's early albums, such as "A Blaze in the Northern Sky" and "Under a Funeral Moon," are regarded as classics of the black metal genre, and their sound was a major influence on many other bands that came after them.

  Over the years, Darkthrone has continued to evolve and experiment with different styles and sounds. While their early albums were characterized by a fierce and aggressive approach, the band has also incorporated elements of doom metal, punk, and even traditional heavy metal into their music. This willingness to explore new territory and push the boundaries of the genre has made Darkthrone one of the most innovative and forward-thinking bands in the black metal scene.

  Despite their many accomplishments and contributions to the metal scene, Darkthrone has also been a controversial band throughout their career. The band's early association with the Norwegian black metal scene, which was notorious for its extreme views and violent actions, has led to accusations of fascism and racism being leveled against the band. However, the members of Darkthrone have always denied these claims and have maintained that their music is intended as an expression of rebellion and defiance, rather than a statement of political ideology.