|A tenth anniversary released based on 8 studio tracks and an entire live show (10 songs) plus a ghost track. The studio side features new songs and cover tunes from Venom, Dark Throne and Discharge. The live side (mostly recorded in Switzerland) features all band's classics !
Carphatian Forest needs no introduction.
Tthe Cult status surrounding this band in the True underground black metal scene since years is among the highest; despite a handful of releases in over 8 years of existence Carpathian Forest is one of the few living legends in a scene overcrowded by trendies and newcomers who have lately jumped on the black metal wagon. Emerged at first with the legendary demo tape "Bloodlust & Perversion" (1992), when black metal was still unknown by the big mass and a music to fear, they received sudden enthusiastic responses from the whole underground.
Their obsessive, morbid and grim sound has always been a firm trademark, and their key to the path of darkness. In 1993 the band released a second demo "Journey through the cold moors of Svarttjern", showing also a new approach to atmospheric, but still glacial tunes. These tapes quickly became cult items in the whole underground tape traders network. The band's few, not to say very rare, contacts with any form of underground medias (press,labels, distros) wrapped them with an impenetrable mistery, like a cobweb...
One year later, the mighty Forest signed to Avantgarde Music and recorded their first minialbum (still their only official release to date): the black metal classic "Through chasm, caves and titan woods". This release placed C.F.straight up on the black metal elite's throne; the mcd/mlp was worldwide acclaimed and increased the cult status of this obscure duo.