Bathory – Burnin' Leather Demos And Rare Tracks - LP
Bathory were a Swedish extreme metal band formed in Vällingby in March 1983. Named after Hungarian countess Elizabeth Báthory, they are considered pioneers of black metal and Viking metal, and one of the most influential acts in heavy metal as a whole. Lords of Chaos described Bathory's first four albums[a] as "the blueprint for Scandinavian black metal." Acts influenced by their early records include Mayhem, Burzum, Darkthrone, Gorgoroth, Satyricon,Emperor, Dark Funeral, Enslaved, Marduk, Moonsorrow and Dimmu Borgir.
Bathory abandoned the black metal sound for their fifth record, Hammerheart (1990), which is often cited as the first Viking metal album. They continued in the Viking metal style for most of their remaining existence, although they experimented with a thrash metal style on the albums Requiem (1994) and Octagon (1995). They stopped performing live early on and never toured; frontman, founder and main songwriter Tomas "Quorthon" Forsberg was the sole constant member and at times responsible for all instruments. Bathory ended when Forsberg died from heart failure at the age of 38 in 2004.
This collection captures them at their rawest (and blackest) through rare cuts and demos.
A1 –Bathory Rider At The Gate Of Dawn
A2 –Bathory Crawl To Your Cross
A3 –Bathory Sacrifice
A4 –Bathory You Don't Move Me (I Don't Give A Fuck)
A5 –Bathory The Return Of Darkness And Evil
A6 –Bathory Burnin' Leather
A7 –Bathory Die In Fire
B1 –Bathory Satan My Master
B2 –Bathory Witchcraft
B3 –Bathory Valhalla
B4 –Bathory Cronos Attack
B5 –Quorthon God Save The Queen
B6 –Quorthon War Pigs
B7 –Quorthon Ace Of Spades