Bathory ‎– Bathory

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Originally released in October 1984.

in 1983 (when Bathory formed) Quorthon, worked part-time at the small record label Tyfon Music.

In late 1983 and early 1984, the label was putting together a compilation of songs by Scandinavian metal bands named: Scandinavian Metal Attack, at the last minute, one of the bands backed out. Tyfon agreed to let Bathory appear on the record as a replacement, and the band recorded two songs for the compilation: "Sacrifice" and "The Return of the Darkness and Evil" in January 1984. The compilation was released in March.
To everyone's surprise, over 95% of fan mail sent to the label after the record's release was dedicated to Bathory.

Tyfon asked the band to record a full-length album.
With his bandmates having moved away, Quorthon recruited Rickard Bergman as bassist and Stefan Larsson as drummer.
On 22 May 1984, they had their first and only rehearsal together before recording the album.

They recorded the songs "Satan My Master" and "Witchcraft", which would later appear on the compilation Jubileum Volume III.

On 14 June the band entered Heavenshore Studio in Stockholm (a converted garage) to record the debut. The studio had a homemade 8-channel tape recorder. Due to the band's tight budget, they ran the recorder at half-speed to fit everything on one master tape.

They also had to work quickly, the recording and mixing were done in somewhere between 32 and 56 hours.

Tracklist

Side Darkness
Hades
Reaper
Necromansy
Sacrifice
Side Evil
In Conspiracy With Satan
Armageddon
Raise The Dead
War

Versions (83)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BMLP 666-1 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, Yel) Black Mark Production BMLP 666-1 Sweden 1984 Sell This Version
BMLP-666-1 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, RP) Black Mark Production BMLP-666-1 Sweden 1984 Sell This Version
MXT 8050 Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album) Combat MXT 8050 US 1985 Sell This Version
BRC4 1934 Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album) Banzai Records BRC4 1934 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
BRC 1934 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album) Banzai Records BRC 1934 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
MX 8050 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, Cam) Combat MX 8050 US 1985 Sell This Version
MX 8050 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, Gre) Combat MX 8050 US 1985 Sell This Version
MX 8050 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, TP) Combat MX 8050 US 1985 Sell This Version
FLAG 8 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, RE) Under One Flag FLAG 8 UK 1987 Sell This Version
FLAG 8 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, RE) Under One Flag FLAG 8 France 1987 Sell This Version
none Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label (Bathory) none Germany 1989 Sell This Version
BMCT 666-1 Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album, RE) Black Mark Production BMCT 666-1 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
RC 2109 Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) RC Company RC 2109 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
RS 083 Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Records Super RS 083 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
MG 0014 Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0014 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
BMCD 666-1 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE, RM) Black Mark Production BMCD 666-1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
891 Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Takt Music 891 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0014 Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0014 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0014 Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0014 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
666-1 Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album, RE) Morbid Noizz Productions 666-1 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
HEL 014 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, RE) Hellion Records HEL 014 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
none Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Moon Records (2) none Ukraine 1995 Sell This Version
WBM 200.073 Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album, RE) Wizard (4) WBM 200.073 Bulgaria 1996 Sell This Version
666-1 Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album, RE) Morbid Noizz Productions 666-1 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
BMCD666-1, BMCD 666-1 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE) Black Mark Production, Black Mark Production BMCD666-1, BMCD 666-1 Sweden 2003 Sell This Version
BMCD666-1 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE) Black Mark Production BMCD666-1 UK 2003 Sell This Version
IROND CD 03-637 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE) Irond IROND CD 03-637 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
BMLP 666-1 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, RE, Cle) Black Mark Production BMLP 666-1 Sweden 2003 Sell This Version
BMLP 666-1 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, RE, Gre) Black Mark Production BMLP 666-1 Sweden 2003 Sell This Version
BMLP 666-1 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, RE, RM) Black Mark Production BMLP 666-1 Sweden 2003 Sell This Version
BMLP 666-1 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, RE, RM, Red) Black Mark Production BMLP 666-1 Sweden 2003 Sell This Version
BMPD666- 1 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, Pic, RE) Black Mark Production BMPD666- 1 Sweden 2007 Sell This Version
BMCD666-1OBI Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE, RP) Black Mark Production BMCD666-1OBI Japan 2009 Sell This Version
BMCD666-1 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Black Mark Production BMCD666-1 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
BMLP666-1 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, RE) Black Mark Production BMLP666-1 Sweden 2010 Sell This Version
BMLP666-1 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, RE, Gre) Black Mark Production BMLP666-1 Sweden 2010 Sell This Version
BMLP 666-1 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, RE, RP, 180) Black Mark Production BMLP 666-1 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
BMLP666-1 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, RE, TP) Black Mark Production BMLP666-1 Sweden 2010 Sell This Version
BMLP666-1 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Black Mark Production (2) BMLP666-1 Sweden 2010 Sell This Version
BMLP666-1 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Gol) Black Mark Production BMLP666-1 Sweden 2012 Sell This Version
BMLP-666-1 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, RE, RP, Unofficial) Black Mark Production (2) BMLP-666-1 Sweden 2013 Sell This Version
BMPD6661 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, Pic, RE) Black Mark Production BMPD6661 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
BMLP 666-1 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, RE, RP, 180) Black Mark Production BMLP 666-1 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
IROND CD 03-637 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE, RP) Irond IROND CD 03-637 Russia 2017 Sell This Version
BMCD666-1 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE, RP) Black Mark Production BMCD666-1 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
BMLP-666-1 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Black Mark Production (2) BMLP-666-1 2018 Sell This Version
BMCD666-1 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Black Mark Production BMCD666-1 Brazil 2018 Sell This Version
CFM-031 Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) Cryptic Fan Musick CFM-031 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
BMLP-666-1 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Black Mark Production (2) BMLP-666-1 2019 Sell This Version
BMCD 666-1 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Black Mark Production (2) BMCD 666-1 2019 Sell This Version
cfm-696 Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album, RE) Cryptic Fan Musick cfm-696 Canada 2019 Sell This Version
BMLP-666-1 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Black Mark Production (2) BMLP-666-1 Asia 2019 Sell This Version
BMLP-666-1 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Gol) Black Mark Production (2) BMLP-666-1 Asia 2019 Sell This Version
none Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label (Bathory) none 2020 Sell This Version
Qc 10 Bathory Bathory (Cass, Album, RE) Cryptic Fan Musick Qc 10 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
none Bathory Bathory(10xFile, MP3, Album, RE) Black Mark Production none Unknown
BMCD666-1, BMCD 666-1 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE) Black Mark Production, Black Mark Production BMCD666-1, BMCD 666-1 Sweden Unknown Sell This Version
BMCD666-1 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE) Black Mark Production BMCD666-1 Sweden Unknown Sell This Version
BMCD 666-1, SPV 085-133002 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE, RM) Black Mark Production, Black Mark Production BMCD 666-1, SPV 085-133002 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
BMCD 666-1, SPV 085-133002 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE, RM) Black Mark Production, Black Mark Production BMCD 666-1, SPV 085-133002 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
BMCD 666-1, RTD 304.0001.2 42 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE, RM) Black Mark Production, RTD BMCD 666-1, RTD 304.0001.2 42 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
BMCD 666- 1 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Black Mark Production BMCD 666- 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
BMCD666-1 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Black Mark Production BMCD666-1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
BMCD 666-1 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Black Mark Production BMCD 666-1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
BMCD 666- 1 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Black Mark Production BMCD 666- 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
BMCD 666- 1 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Black Mark Production BMCD 666- 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
BMCD 666- 1 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Black Mark Production BMCD 666- 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
BMCD 666-1 Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Black Mark Production (2) BMCD 666-1 Unknown Sell This Version
-666- I Bathory Bathory(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Black Mark Production (2) -666- I Colombia Unknown Sell This Version
BMCT 666-1, BLM0002 Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album) Black Mark Production, Vmp BMCT 666-1, BLM0002 Thailand Unknown Sell This Version
none Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album) Not On Label (Bathory) none Unknown Sell This Version
QWR-01 Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album, P/Unofficial, RE, Unofficial) Quorthon Worshippers Records QWR-01 Sweden Unknown Sell This Version
none Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Bathory) none Unknown Sell This Version
none Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Bathory) none Unknown Sell This Version
none Bathory Bathory(Cass, Album, Unofficial, Yel) Not On Label (Bathory) none Unknown Sell This Version
none Bathory Bathory(Cass, Unofficial) Blitzkrieg Cassettes none Unknown Sell This Version
none Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, Unofficial, Gol) Bathory Records none Unknown Sell This Version
none Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, Unofficial, Whi) Bathory Records none Unknown Sell This Version
BMLP-666-1 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label BMLP-666-1 Unknown Sell This Version
BMLP 666-1 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, Unofficial) Black Mark Production BMLP 666-1 Unknown Sell This Version
BPS 001 Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, Unofficial) Black Mark Production BPS 001 Unknown Sell This Version
none Bathory Bathory(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Not On Label (Bathory) none Unknown Sell This Version
BMLP-666-1 Bathory Bathory(LP, Unofficial) Black Mark Label BMLP-666-1 Sweden Unknown Sell This Version

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jilemnicky_02

jilemnicky_02

September 13, 2020
edited 4 months ago
referencing Bathory, LP, Album, Cam, MX 8050
Those camo labels were used by Combat around 1987, if I am not mistaken. So, I don't think the year for this version is 1985 really.
Faction66

Faction66

August 13, 2020
referencing Bathory, LP, Album, BRC 1934
I read a comment on YouTube that the Banzai version is a rough mix of the original, but i call bullshit on that. Anyone have any info on this?
thrash_gordon

thrash_gordon

July 18, 2020
referencing Bathory, LP, Album, Yel, BMLP 666-1
You’d have to wonder, would possessing a copy of this which didn’t smell like old stale smoke, dust, beer and blood/vomit/etc be appropriate?
coffincorpsecoffee

coffincorpsecoffee

May 15, 2020
referencing Bathory, LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora, none
message me if you have one for sale. .
HyeDude

HyeDude

April 25, 2020
referencing Bathory, CD, Album, RE, Unofficial, BMCD 666-1
Note: This is not the vinyl rip version. You have to look at the back cover to tell the difference.
torefol

torefol

April 6, 2020
referencing Bathory, LP, Album, Cam, MX 8050
I will pay a good price for a copy of this record, send me a message if you considering selling.
stevet3725

stevet3725

February 7, 2020
referencing Bathory, Cass, Album, RE, cfm-696

its the first album .its all the same song .
Acid_Orgy

Acid_Orgy

January 16, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Bathory, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, BMLP-666-1
I compared this to my Yellow Goat and it sounds a bit more bassy and less "sharp" than the original, but it's great nonetheless. Sounds (and looks) 666 times better than any horrible Black Mark reissue since 2003.
russt90

russt90

December 4, 2019
referencing Bathory, LP, Album, Yel, BMLP 666-1
Hello,
What is the best sounding vinyl release of the album?
ksmiergala

ksmiergala

November 21, 2019
referencing Bathory, LP, Album, Pic, RE, BMPD6661
As for a picture disc the dynamic range is pretty high! Sounds awesome!