Graveland‘s 1050 Years of Pagan Cult rerecordings of Rob Darken’s greatest hits from the best of Graveland‘s black metal period is available now for download on Bandcamp. This release appears to be another rerecording for losers with iPhones who want to hear old songs with a modern, less necro production.
New release of GRAVELAND “1050 Years of Pagan Cult” – contains re-recorded old CULT tracks!
Released as noble DIGIBOOK format with 22 pages booklet.
Heritage Recordings 2016.
DIGIBOOK CD and WOODEN BOX (with engraved logo and title of material)
released December 9, 2016
“…We fulfilled this album with old, cult stuff from the days when Graveland played Black Metal being inspired by the dark arts that once came from the grim, freezing north.
Some of our fans claim that those first releases are the best ones among Graveland discography.
They truly belong to all those great Black Metal albums that built the history of the genre!
I have decided to re-record those tracks again with a new line-up, consisting of very talented
musicians, to show the true strength of Graveland’s melody and spirit!
Working on this album shared a time with an 1050 anniversary of the baptism of Poland that is so solemnly celebrated in my country.
It has inspired us to entitle the album „1050 Years of Pagan Cult”.
We are pagans and the beliefs of our ancestors are still strong and still cultivated by their descendants!”
- The Night of Fullmoon (6:51)
- At the Pagan Samhain Night (7:00)
- Born for War (4:51)
- The Gates of Kingdom of Darkness (5:56)
- Hordes of Empire (4:39)
- Thurisaz (8:22)
- For Pagan and Heretic’s Blood (2:51)
- Thousand Swords (7:56)
- Black Metal War! (2:05)