Under a Funeral Moon
|Under a Funeral Moon|
|Studio album by Darkthrone|
|Released||24 June 1993|
|Recorded||June 1992 at Creative Studios
in Kolbotn, Norway
Under a Funeral Moon is the third studio album by Norwegian black metal band Darkthrone. It was recorded in June 1992 and released in June 1993, through Peaceville Records. Under a Funeral Moon is the last album on which guitarist Zephyrous (Ivar Enger) performs, as he left the band shortly after its release.
Darkthrone's previous album, A Blaze in the Northern Sky, is regarded as their first black metal album, although some have noted death metal traits and Fenriz stated that after the abrupt style change, if A Blaze in the Northern Sky "would be PURE black metal, it would only have 3 songs". He claimed that they began writing Under a Funeral Moon in late 1991 with the goal of creating a "pure black metal album".
The album was recorded at Creative Studios in Kolbotn during June 1992. The studio production was toned-down to achieve a sound that was more "cold" and "grim". AllMusic journalist Eduardo Rivadavia described the album's sound: "the record's songs—already shorter and more focused than those of its epic-filled predecessor—were absolutely buried under disfiguring cobwebs of fuzzy amp distortion that effectively made them sound and feel like third-generation cassette copies".
|1.||"Natassja in Eternal Sleep"||3:33|
|2.||"Summer of the Diabolical Holocaust"||5:18|
|3.||"The Dance of Eternal Shadows"||3:43|
|4.||"Unholy Black Metal"||3:30|
|5.||"To Walk the Infernal Fields"||7:50|
|6.||"Under a Funeral Moon"||5:06|
|7.||"Inn i de dype skogers favn" (Into the Deep Woods' Embrace)||5:25|
|8.||"Crossing the Triangle of Flames"||6:12|
Under a Funeral Moon was released on 24 June 1993, through Peaceville Records.
The person who appears on the cover artwork is vocalist Nocturno Culto.
The album was remastered and re-issued by Peaceville in 2003, repackaged in a cardboard digipak; it was also released by Back on Black in the form of a Limited Edition (2000 copies) picture disc LP. The third chapter of a four-part video interview between Fenriz and Nocturno Culto (spanning the first four albums) was included as bonus material.
- Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Under a Funeral Moon – Darkthrone". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
- A Blaze in the Northern Sky (video interview). 2003.
- Fenriz: DARKTHRONE BIOGRAPHY AND VIDEO CLIPS, 21 November 2009, accessed on 25 September 2012.
- "Darkthrone – The Interview – Chapter 3: Under a Funeral Moon (from Preparing for War Boxset) – YouTube". YouTube. 18 November 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2012.