16.6.2022

Thromdarr release new music video – the cult demo material by unsung Finnish Death Metal heroes from the old school reissued on double disc in 1st of July

Check out Thromdarr‘s brand new video Frozen As A Moon here:

The final decade of the last millennium was a significant period for the birth of Finnish extreme metal. In the late 1980s, speed metal found its way into the country, and was immediately followed by thrash metal. Afterwards, death and black metal bands started to pop up in every nook and cranny. Some of those rose to an international fame, while others stayed in the shadows waiting for their turn. Through the years, Svart Records has already brought to light many lost treasures of the Finnish metal scene. This June it will be the turn of Thromdarr from Riihimäki and their old tapes excavated from the band’s archives.

The story of Thromdarr reaches back to 1989, when the band’s guitarist Mika Kyöstilä formed Nymphomaniac, a precursor to Thromdarr, together with Ari “Ave“ Auvinen. When the band went through a lineup change, they changed their name to Necrobiosis and eventually to Thromdarr in 1991. According to the band, they entered the scene with the punk attitude of learning by doing. They followed the steps of their idols and started to make fast and heavy metal in the vein of Sodom, Destruction, Kreator, Slayer, Possessed, Bathory, Celtic Frost, Sepultura, Obituary, Pestilence and Death.

Early on in their career, Thromdarr had already played with many renowned metal acts, such as Barathrum, Sentenced, Archgoat and Demigod. The band took a couple of cassette pressings of their first studio demo As a Wind Cries and ended up selling 500 copies.

On their later demos, Thromdarr made more experimental material from the black metal canvas. On the other hand, going through a lineup change led to the band losing its driving force, the recording pace slowing down and the little live activity falling behind partying. In the end of the millennium, the band became active again and signed a contract with Solistitium Records, releasing their debut album NorthStorm Arrives in 1998.

Svart Records has now compiled Thromdarr’s early demos into a single package. Kyöstilä and Svart’s producer Olli Hänninen have barely touched the original soundscape, instead remastering the demos the way they were originally made with all their faults and successes.

-“The tapes haven’t been remixed afterwards. Instead, they sound as primitive as when they were originally released. The material has also been copied from original recordings. Pick up a beer and listen to old school metal!”, Kyöstilä urges.

Svart Records will release Thromdarr’s Midwinter Frost – Complete demo tapes 1990-1997 CD on the 17th of June 2022 and double LP compilation 1st of July.

Thromdarr: Midwinter Frost – Complete demo tapes 1990-1997 2LP/CD – pre-order link

Midwinter Frost – Complete Demo Tapes 1990-1997

Thromdarr: Midwinter Frost – Complete demo tapes 1990-1997 (digital)
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THROMDARR – Midwinter frost – Complete demo tapes 1990-1997 2LP / CD

Svart Records – SRE532LP, 2022

A:

THROMDARR: WINTER OF FLAMES (DEMO 1993)

A1. NORTHSTORM ARRIVES

A2. PATH LEADS OVER THE STONE BRIDGE

A3. FOREST OF THE BLACK DIAMONDS

A4. BY THY ARROWS

A5. WINTER OF FLAMES

A6. RAINBOW IN A RED DESERT

B:

THROMDARR: AS A WIND CRIES (DEMO 1992)

B1. INTRO: DAWN OF THE SAMHAIN

B2. DRAGONMYRMIDON

B3. NOCTURNAL INNER TORMENT (RE-VERSION)

B4. OUTRO: PROLOQUE OF SATAN

THROMDARR: SILVERTHRONE (DEMO 1995)

B5. DAWN IN THE SHADOWS

B6. AS ONE WITH THE ICE

B7. SILVERTHRONE

C:

THROMDARR: WINDS OF THE FALL (DEMO 1997)

C1. THROMDARR

C2. AN ECLIPSE OVER THE MOUNTAINS

C3. THE EMBRACE OF COLD

C4. WINDS OF THE FALL

C5. EYES OF CRYSTAL

C6. FROZEN AS THE MOON

C7. OCTOBER

D:

NECROBIOSIS: CONSUME THE LIFELESS CADAVER (DEMO 1991)

D1. INTRO: PHANTOM

D2. MAGGOTS INFEST

D3. THE TASTE OF FORMALDEHYDE

D4. NOCTURNAL INNER TORMENT

D5. CONSUME THE LIFELESS CADAVER

NECROBIOSIS: CONSUMED TRACKS (DEMO 1990)

D6. NOCTURNAL INNER TORMENT

D7. CONSUME THE LIFELESS CADAVER

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