In Memory of Quorthon is a box set of three audio CDs and one DVD with remastered material from Bathory, Quorthon's solo efforts, and the Jennie Tebler project. The track list was selected by "Boss" Forsberg. The album cover was drawn by Kristian Wåhlin and was meant to be the artwork for Bathory's last album which was never released. All songs were remastered. A poster of Quorthon breathing fire taken from the 1987 session in London's Railway Bridge of London was included.
Bathory is the debut studio album by Swedish extreme metal band Bathory. It was released in October 1984, through Tyfon Grammofon. It is deemed by many fans and critics to be the first black metal record. Bathory had been formed in 1983. The band's frontman, Quorthon, worked part-time at the small record label Tyfon. In late 1983 and early 1984, the label was putting together a compilation of songs by Scandinavian metal bands
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1984 saw the debut album, "Bathory" emerge as one of the underground's most important and sought-after releases in the black metal genre since Venom's "Black Metal" just two years earlier. Right up there with Mercyful Fate, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost and the newly-emerging Sodom, Bathory was marking its spot in black metal history. All in all, I have to recommend "In Memory of Quorthon" despite its short comings. The music is a fine collection spanning the entire career of Quorthon and makes for a great introduction into the greatness that was Quorthon and Bathory. A Fitting Tribute? - 85%.
1. Song to Hall up High (Remastered). 2. Oden Ride over Nordland (Remastered). I' Ve Had It Coming My (Remastered). 8. Armageddon (Remastered). 9. Born to Die (Remastered).