Black Shining Leather

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Black Shining Leather
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1998
RecordedApril 1998 at Sound Suite
GenreBlack metal
ProducerCarpathian Forest and Terje Refsnes
Carpathian Forest chronology
Through Chasm, Caves and Titan Woods
Black Shining Leather
Strange Old Brew
Professional ratings
Review scores
Chronicles of Chaos10/10[1]

Black Shining Leather is the debut studio album by Norwegian black metal band Carpathian Forest. It was released in 1998 through Avantgarde Music, and re-issued in 2007 by Peaceville Records via digipak format.

It was their only release to feature Lazare on drums, who left the band in the following year and would later join Borknagar.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Nattefrost and Nordavind unless noted.

1."Black Shining Leather"4:32
2."The Swordsmen"4:07
3."Death Triumphant"4:27
5."Lupus" (instrumental)3:06
6."Pierced Genitalia"4:18
7."In Silence I Observe"3:42
8."Lunar Nights"6:34
9."Third Attempt"3:18
10."The Northern Hemisphere"6:42


Carpathian Forest
  • Roger Rasmussen (Nattefrost) — lead vocals, lead guitar, keyboards
  • Johnny Krøvel (Nordavind) — backing vocals, background guitar, keyboards, bass guitar
  • Lars Are Nedland (Lazare) — drums, percussion
Miscellaneous staff
  • Terje Refsnes — production, engineering


  1. ^ Almeida, Nuno (19 May 1999). "CoC : Carpathian Forest - Black Shining Leather : Review". Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved 27 August 2012.

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