BATHORY HISTORY archive has been created to accurately
and fully tell the tale of one of the most influential and revered acts
in extreme metal history.
THE BIRTH OF A LEGEND
From the very first rehearsal of BATHORY on the 16th of March 1983, via the June 1983 "Die In Fire" and "You Don't Move Me" session, to the recording of the two tracks for the SCANDINAVIAN METAL ATTACK compilation album in January 1984. Plus reflections on influences and thoughts on the very early days of the band.
NAMES RUMORS LEGENDS MUSIC AND IMAGE
story of the phony names and names of the otherworld. Personal reflections
BECOMING THE SONS' OF THE BLOOD COUNTESS
The story of discovering the Bloodcountess and naming the band. The story on all the false early band names still in circulation. Illustrating the various band logos used throughout the past two decades. And thoughts on the issue of credibility when producing Nordic & Viking Metal with a dark and blood stained name.
SCANDINAVIAN METAL ATTACK
story of BATHORY entering a professional studio for the first time,
to record two tracks for a Swedish compilation album, SCANDINAVIAN
METAL ATTACK, in January 1984. The general situation for metal
in Sweden back in the early 80's described, and the situation for the
rather losely cemented first BATHORY line-up.
THE DEBUT ALBUM
story of BATHORY finding a second, but temporary, line-up in the spring
of 1984. BATHORY recording the selfitled debut album in June 1984. Recording
for the aborted NECRONOMICON / MALEFICARUM Christmas
EP in November 1984. Illustrated is the cancelled idea for a unique label
and how the name and sound
RETURN OF THE DARKNESS AND EVIL
The story of the second line-up preparing for a follow up release, a look at the Satanic influences and how BATHORY was recording the second album THE RETURN OF THE DARKNESS AND EVIL in February 1985. Also, the story of the much talked about aborted OCCULTA/OKKULTA session. And how BATHORYmania was taking off big time around the world in 1985.
UNDER THE SIGN OF THE BLACK MARK
story of BATHORY was in pursuit of a stable line-up during in the summer
of 1986. The recording of the third album UNDER THE SIGN OF
THE BLACK MARK
WRITING THE DEEDS OF DARKNESS AND EVIL
retrospective look back on the years of Darkness & Evil, the influences
BLOOD FIRE DEATH
THE NO-LIVE SHOWS AND THE ONE-MAN BAND CONTROVERSIES
AT THE CROSS-ROADS
TWILIGHT OF THE GODS
THE JUBILEUM VOLUMES SERIES - TIME FOR CELEBRATION
BLOOD ON ICE
DESTROYER OF WORLDS - I AM BECOME DEATH
NORDLAND I - THE BIRTH OF A NORDIC SAGA