BATHORY: More 'In Memory Of Quorthon' Details Revealed

April 17, 2006

The complete track listing has been revealed for the three CDs that will be included in the upcoming BATHORY box set, "In Memory of Quorthon", due on June 3 via Black Mark Records. As previously reported, the full package will contain three CDs, one DVD, a book and a poster. Börje "Boss" Forsberg — owner of Black Mark Records and father of late BATHORY mainman Thomas "Quorthon" Forsberg — had previously stated that the package would contain "Quorthon's and BATHORY's complete musical history."

"In Memory of Quorthon" track listing:

CD 1:

01. Song to Hall up High
02. Oden's Ride over Nordland
03. Twilight of the Gods
04. Foreverdark Woods
05. A Fine Day to Die
06. The Woodwoman
07. Quorthon – I've Had It Coming My Way
08. Armageddon
09. Born to Die
10. Quorthon - God Save the Queen
11. The Sword
12. For all Those Who Died
13. Call from the Grave
14. Born for Burning
15. Quorthon - Boy

CD 2:

01. One Rode to Asa Bay
02. The Lake
03. The Land
04. Raise the Dead
05. War Pig
06. Enter the Enternal Fire
07. Blood Fire Death
08. Ring of Gold
09. War Machine
10. War
11. Ace of Spades
12. Death and Resurrection of a Northern Son
13. The Ravens

CD 3:

01. The Wheel of Sun
02. Apocalypse
03. Black Diamond
04. Woman of Dark Desires
05. Destroyer of Worlds
06. Sea Wolf
07. Deuce
08. The Return of Darkness And Evil
09. Day of Wrath
10. Quorthon – I'm Only Sleeping
11. Ode
12. Hammerheart
13. Heimfard
14. Outro
15. Quorthon - You Just Got to Live
16. Jennie Tebler - Silverwing
17. Jennie Tebler - Song to Hall up High

The following description of the box set's contents has been released by Black Mark:

"A unique work, exhaustively and respectfully assembled in remembrance of the legendary founder of death metal and viking metal. For an entire year Boss collected and went through so much material that it took months until the project truly began to take shape. Boss used as much of Quorthon's original material as possible — including his layouts, text and notes taken from the posted and unreleased material he left. The artwork: Painted by Kristian Wåhlin who closely followed Quorthon's concept for a new BATHORY album cover — even if the new album itself was barely outlined at the time. Kristian began working on the new cover in late spring 2004, only weeks before Quorthon unexpectedly passed away. The painting Kristian gave us meant so much to Boss that he decided to use it for the memorial shirts and, of course, as the box sets cover art. The CDs: Boss personally selected the songs for the three CDs, which feature four of the finest hours of BATHORY and the great Quorthon. When choosing the tracks, Boss kept in mind Quorthon's favourites, so you can be sure it is a compilation first of Quorthon's favourites, and of Boss — selected from a very strong and diverse catalogue. In addition, you will hear BATHORY and Quorthon recordings you probably didnt even know existed. All music was remastered especially for the box set. The book - 176 pages. Only in the memory box set. Text written by Quorthon personally appears in italics. Besides lyrics, the book features BATHORY's history, discography, background on the first recordings — with titles, years, studios, covers — and even a couple of photographs. Nearly all of this is from Quorthon's and Boss' own private archives. By popular demand, the DVD contains the first official commercial release of the legendary 11-minute video for 'One Rode To Asa Bay', as well as the MTV interview Quorthon did in London for the release of 'Hammerheart'. The poster: Quorthon's fire breathing."

Quorthon was found dead in his apartment in Stockholm, Sweden on June 7, 2004. The 39-year-old, widely considered to be one of black metal's founding fathers, reportedly died of heart failure.


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