The Secrets of the Black Arts

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The Secrets of the Black Arts
Studio album by Dark Funeral
Released January 28, 1996 (1996-01-28)
Recorded June 1995 at The Abyss Studios
Genre Black metal
Length 40:53
Language English
Label No Fashion
Producer Dark Funeral, Peter Tägtgren
Dark Funeral chronology
Dark Funeral
(1994)
The Secrets of the Black Arts
(1996)
Vobiscum Satanas
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

The Secrets of the Black Arts is the debut album by Dark Funeral, released on January 28, 1996, by No Fashion Records. It was re-released on July 31, 2007, with a bonus disc consisting of the album original recording.

The original recording was produced by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios. According to Blackmoon, he insisted that they re-record the album due to "severely unprofessional production and manner from Mr. Swanö". He continued, "He was overworked and mentally tired when we came to the studio. Also, our then-drummer was not playing as good as he should have. So it ended up crap." The rest of the band was satisfied with the recording, but Blackmoon refused to release the album with that recording. They decided on The Abyss Studio and recorded the album that was eventually released to the public.[3]

A music video was shot for "The Secrets of the Black Arts".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Dark Age Has Arrived (intro)" – 0:16
  2. "The Secrets of the Black Arts" – 3:42
  3. "My Dark Desires" – 3:47
  4. "The Dawn No More Rises" – 4:00
  5. "When Angels Forever Die" – 4:07
  6. "The Fire Eternal" – 3:55
  7. "Satan's Mayhem" – 4:54
  8. "Shadows over Transylvania" – 3:41
  9. "Bloodfrozen" – 4:21
  10. "Satanic Blood" (Von cover) – 2:11
  11. "Dark Are the Path to Eternity (A Summoning Nocturnal)" – 5:59

Bonus disc[edit]

  1. "Shadows over Transylvania" – 3:41
  2. "The Dawn No More Rises" – 4:00
  3. "The Secrets of the Black Arts" – 3:42
  4. "Satan's Mayhem" – 4:54
  5. "Bloodfrozen" – 4:21
  6. "My Dark Desires" – 3:47
  7. "Dark Are the Path to Eternity (A Summoning Nocturnal)" – 5:59
  8. "The Fire Eternal" – 3:55

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Dark Funeral - The Secrets of the Black Arts Review". About.com. Retrieved June 3, 2009. 
  2. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "The Secrets of the Black Arts - Dark Funeral". Allmusic. Retrieved May 4, 2008. 
  3. ^ Harding, Ryan. "BLACK MOON 2001 Interview". Feo Amante. Retrieved December 1, 2007. 

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