Darkthrone are planning to release “Goatlord” in its original instrumental form next month. Physical copies will be available on February 10, while digital copies will be available on February 24. Pre-orders can be found HERE.
The band shared more information regarding the release:
“‘Goatlord’ was the title of what was to originally be Darkthrone’s second album. The style followed very much in the vein of debut, ‘Soulside Journey’, with a mid-paced melodic, yet technical, death metal style. After the full completion of the tracks, however, focus shifted towards black metal and a more primitive style of composition & so the album was shelved, while work commenced on what was to be a black metal milestone, ‘A Blaze in the Northern Sky’, which incorporated some parts from the ‘Goatlord’ tracks.
‘Goatlord: Original’ contains these cult tracks in their original instrumental form, recorded in the band’s rehearsal space (vocals were added in the mid-90’s before an official release came through Moonfog Productions in 1996), with the classic line-up of Gylve ‘Fenris’ Nagell on drums, Ted Skjellum on lead guitar, Ivar Enger on Rhythm guitar, and Dag Nilsen on bass.
Taken from Fenriz’s original tape source and transferred/mastered by Patrick Engel at Temple of Disharmony
Artwork for this release appears courtesy of renowned artist, Zbigniew M. Bielak”