Various ‎– Scandinavian Metal Attack

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First entry in "Scandinavian Metal Attack" Split-Album Series
Released 19th March 1984 in Scandinavia by Tyfon/Wave and in the rest of Europe by RCA Victor

In 1983 (when Bathory formed) Quorthon, worked part-time at the small record label Tyfon Music.
In late 1983 and early 1984, Tyfon Music was putting together a compilation of songs by Scandinavian metal bands, 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.

To everyone's surprise, over 95% of fan mail sent to the label after the record's release was dedicated to Bathory.

Bathory's tracks as present on this album, had noticeably slower tempo and better production, which greatly contrasted with their re-recordings, as they appeared on Bathory (A3) and The Return...... (B5).

OZ's tracks (A1, B3) taken from Fire In The Brain (although the A1 track doesn't include "Fire In The Brain - Take One !" quote from the Source Album).

Trash's tracks (A2, B1) taken from Watch Out.

Zero Nine's tracks (A5, B2) taken from Headline.

For Spitfire (A4, B4), this would be the band's only tracks (besides their only 7 inch single) to be ever officially released.

A sequel was later released, with OZ, Bathory and Trash returning.

Tracklist

Oz (15) Fire In The Brain 2:51
Trash (8) Watch Out 4:57
Bathory Sacrifice 4:12
Spitfire (14) Eyes Of Storm 5:26
Zero Nine Under The Sun 3:35
Trash (8) No More Rock Tonight 3:41
Zero Nine Walk Away 3:58
Oz (15) Search Lights 2:51
Spitfire (14) Crazy Living 3:30
Bathory The Return Of The Darkness And Evil 4:48

Versions (9)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NL70355 Various Scandinavian Metal Attack(LP, Comp) RCA NL70355 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
NK70355 Various Scandinavian Metal Attack(Cass, Album, Comp) RCA NK70355 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
NK 70335 Various Scandinavian Metal Attack(Cass, Comp) RCA NK 70335 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
RCLP 20320 Various Scandinavian Metal Attack(LP, Comp) RCA Victor RCLP 20320 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
WAVE-LP-8008 Various Scandinavian Metal Attack(LP, Comp) Wave (3) WAVE-LP-8008 Sweden 1984 Sell This Version
NL70335 Various Scandinavian Metal Attack(LP, Comp) RCA NL70335 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
BMCD 114 Various Scandinavian Metal Attack(CDr, Album, Promo) Black Mark Production BMCD 114 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
BMCD 114 Various Scandinavian Metal Attack(CD, Comp, RE) Black Mark Production BMCD 114 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
BMCD 114 Various Scandinavian Metal Attack(CD, Comp, RE) Black Mark Production BMCD 114 Sweden 2003 Sell This Version

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