Originators of the Northern Darkness – A Tribute to Mayhem

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Originators of the Northern Darkness – A Tribute to Mayhem
Compilation album by Various artists
Released May 2, 2001
Recorded 1998–2000
Genre Black metal
Length 62:29
Label Avantgarde Music

Originators of the Northern Darkness is a tribute album to the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem, with contributions from some of the leading bands in the black metal and death metal scene. All the songs were recorded between 1998[1] and 2000 in various locations, and the album was released on CD in 2001 by Avantgarde Music. In addition to the regular CD, a limited edition CD in black leather was also released.[2] The album was re-released on digipack CD in 2007 by Peaceville.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "From the Dark Past" – Immortal – 04:40
  2. "Pagan Fears" – Dark Funeral – 06:34
  3. "Freezing Moon" – Vader – 05:45
  4. "Funeral Fog" – Emperor – 05:13
  5. "Carnage" – Behemoth – 04:07
  6. "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas" – Limbonic Art – 06:51
  7. "Buried by Time and Dust" – Keep of Kalessin – 03:34
  8. "Life Eternal" – Gorgoroth – 04:45
  9. "Ghoul" – Carpathian Forest – 03:41
  10. "Into Thy Labyrinth" – Seth – 05:29
  11. "Cursed in Eternity" – Gehenna – 04:58
  12. "Deathcrush" – Absu – 06:52

Gorgoroth's line-up on track 8 consisted of Gaahl on vocals, Infernus and Tormentor on rhythm guitars, T-Reaper on lead guitar and bass, and Vrolok on drums.[4]

Seth's track is mistitled as the original Mayhem version is titled "I am thy labyrinth". It is also mistitled on Osmose Productions' "World Domination IV" compilation (2000) on which it appears too.

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