Scandinavian Black And Death Metal: A Brief Introduction Part 2


Dark Tranquillity
Formed 1989: Gothenburg Sweden


Considered to be pioneers of death metal, Dark Tranquillity have released 10 original long players since their formation. Their 1995 sophomore album “The Gallery” is probably their most critically acclaimed release.

Formed 1993: Aarhus Denmark


When bass guitarist Michael Enevoldsen left another popular Danish death metal band Illdisposed, he immediately formed Panzerchrist who have recorded seven studio albums. The original vocalist was the acclaimed Danish artist Lasse Hoile.


Formed 1991: Notodden, Telemark Norway

One of the most infamous bands of the Norwegian black metal scene. In 1992, drummer Faust murdered a man in Lillehammer, and in 1994 guitarist Samoth was sentenced to 16 months in prison for burning the Skjold Church in Vindafjord.

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