|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|2||A Blaze In The Northern Sky||6||Audio||1994||Peaceville|
|3||Transilvanian Hunger||8||Audio||1994||Fierce Recordings (2)|
|4||Under A Funeral Moon||8||Audio||1994||Peaceville|
|7||Total Death||8||Audio||1996-01-15||Moonfog Productions|
|12||Ravishing Grimness||6||Audio||Moonfog Productions|
|14||Hate Them||7||Audio||2003-03-17||Moonfog Productions|
|15||Sardonic Wrath||9||Audio||2004-09-06||Moonfog Productions|
|19||Sardonic Wrath||9||Audio||2004||Moonfog Productions|
|20||A Blaze In The Northern Sky||8||Audio||2003||Peaceville|
|21||Under A Funeral Moon||10||Audio||2003||Peaceville|
|23||A Blaze In The Northern Sky||6||Audio||1992-03-02||Peaceville|
|24||Under A Funeral Moon||8||Audio||1993-06-00||Peaceville|
|25||Land Of Frost / Thulcandra / Cromlech / Reh. Track||11||Audio||2000||Black Witchery Records|
|26||In The Shadow Of The Horns||2||Audio||1996||Pagan Fears Productions|
|27||Transilvanian Hunger||8||Audio||1994||Modern Invasion Music|
|28||Ravishing Grimness||6||Audio||2003||Moonfog Productions|
|29||Preparing For War||15||Audio||2000-11-06|
|30||The Roots Of Evilness - Live||14||Audio||1997||Agustin Records|
|31||A Night Of Unholy Black Metal||17||Audio||2000||Not On Label (Darkthrone)|
|33||The True Legends In Black||9||Audio||2000|
|34||The Cult Is Alive||12||Audio||2006-02-27|
|35||Transilvanian Hunger||8||Audio||2005||Back On Black|
|36||A Blaze In The Northern Sky||6||Audio||2005||Back On Black|
|37||Too Old Too Cold||4||Audio||2006-01-23|
|38||A Blaze In The Northern Sky||6||Audio||2001|
|39||Under A Funeral Moon||8||Audio||2005||Back On Black|
|41||A Blaze In The Northern Sky||6||Audio||1997||Megarock|
|42||A Blaze In The Northern Sky||6||Audio||1992|
|45||A Blaze In The Northern Sky||6||Audio||1992||Metal Mind Records|
|46||Under A Funeral Moon||8||Audio||1996||Metal Mind Records|
|47||Transilvanian Hunger||8||Audio||1996||Metal Mind Records|
|48||Ravishing Grimness||6||Audio||1999||Mystic Production|
|49||Land Of Frost / Unholy Rehearsal '92||14||Audio||Not On Label (Darkthrone)|
|50||NWOBHM (New Wave Of Black Heavy Metal)||4||Audio||2007-09-10|
Darkthrone are a Heavy Metal band from Kolbotn, Norway. Most well known for their involvement and contribution to the Norwegian Black Metal scene, the bands sound has diversified over their career to include elements of traditional, thrash, death and speed metal, as well as crust punk.
Originally called [A=Black Death (8)], the band formed in 1986 releasing two demos ('Trash Core '87' and 'Black Is Beautiful' in 1987). The band renamed themselves Darkthrone, a name inspired by the title of the Danish 'zine 'Blackthorn' (1985/86) and also the lyrics of the Celtic Frost song 'Jewel Throne'.
Darkthrone proceeded to record four demos between 1988 and 1989 named 'Land Of Frost', 'A New Dimension', 'Thulcandra' and 'Cromlech' before creating a full-length album in 1991 titled 'Soulside Journey', influenced by bands such as Nocturnus (demo era), Autopsy and Morbid Angel (Ted also cites Death's 'Scream Bloody Gore' album as the primary inspiration for his solos).
Following this album, the band recorded rehearsal material which would later be released in 1997 as the full-length album 'Goatlord' with the addition of vocals recorded in 1994.
Their second album to be released 'A Blaze In The Northern Sky' (recorded August 1991, released 1992) exhibited the band's departure from death metal and embrace of the black metal style being pioneered at the time by their Norwegian peers Mayhem, this becoming further apparent with their following releases: 'Under A Funeral Moon' (recorded summer 1992, released early 1993) and 'Transilvanian Hunger' (released in 1994).
After moving to the Norwegian label Moonfog productions, the band then released their fifth album 'Panzerfaust' in 1995. The instrumental performances were all handled by Fenriz on this record (likewise for 'Transylvanian Hunger'), the riffs particularly demonstrated their strong Celtic Frost influence (greatly apparent on songs such as 'Triumphant Gleam' and 'The Hordes Of Nebulah').
Their next releases with Moonfog included 'Total Death' (1996), 'Ravishing Grimness' (1999), 'Plaguewielder' (2001), 'Hate Them' (2003) and 'Sardonic Wrath' (2004).
With Sardonic Wrath as their last released on Moonfog, the band then moved to their own label Tyrant syndicate productions (a sub-label of Peaceville).
Their first release under Tyrant syndicate was the record 'The Cult Is Alive'(2006) named after a lyric from the song 'Sphinx' by the German Black metal band Poison: "I feel the cult is alive...".
In July 2007, Darkthrone released their second EP, 'NWOBHM' (New Wave Of Black Heavy Metal), as a preview of the material to appear on the next record released September the same year: 'F.O.A.D' (Fuck Off And Die), an album which continued to draw inspiration from punk yet also included more heavy metal influence.
'Darkthrones And Blackflags' was released in 2008, a continuation of the metal/punk crossover style exuded on 'F.O.A.D.', while their next record, 'Circle The Wagons' (2010), contains even more heavy metal/speed metal influence; notably bands such as Agent Steel, Nuclear Assault and Manilla Road.
In 2013 the band released the album 'The Underground Resistance', which continues to draw influences from 1980's heavy metal and proto-thrash.
The band are renowned for recording in their own studio/rehearsal space in Norway and their refusal to work as a touring band.