King ov Hell
i should have splattered blood on my face.
1994. Transilvanian Hunger
is the fourth album by Norwegian black metal band Darkthrone. Transilvanian Hunger was the band’s first album to be recorded with just two members, Nocturno Culto and Fenriz, following the departure of Zephyrous. The band would remain a duo from this point onwards.
The back cover of the album states that “Darkthrone is for all the evil in man”. Fenriz appears on the cover artwork, which bears resemblance to Mayhem’s 1993 live album Live in Leipzig.
Lyrics for four of the album’s songs were written by the infamous Norwegian black metal musician Varg Vikernes. Vikernes was imprisoned in 1993 for the murder of Mayhem guitarist Øystein “Euronymous” Aarseth and for the arson of several churches.
The ending of the song “As Flittermice As Satans Spys” contains a backmasked message; when the voice is played in reverse, it utters the phrase “In the name of God, let the churches burn.”
Fenriz Nocturno Culto
Special interview ”Fenriz” Talks About Transilvanian Hunger
In August 1969 the band, who were then known as Earth, decided to change their name to Black Sabbath. This was because there was another band also known as Earth, and also as homage to the 1963 classic Mario Bava horror film starring Boris Karloff. Around the same time they recorded and distributed a demo version of their eponymous song. In November 1969 they recorded their debut single, “Evil Woman”, released in January 1970, and recorded and mixed the remaining seven songs that would appear on their debut album. According to guitarist Tony Iommi, “We just went in the studio and did it in a day, we played our live set and that was it. We actually thought a whole day was quite a long time, then off we went the next day to play for £20 in Switzerland.