RETROSPECTIVE BOX SETS VIA CENTURY MEDIA|
The early black metal years of ULVER now completely remastered and compiled in a brazen 5CD box set and limited edition vinyl box. It contains the first three studio albums (Bergtatt, Kveldssanger and Nattens Madrigal), the Vargnatt demo plus a previously unreleased 4-track rehearsal from the Nattens Madrigal era. The latter is included as a separate cassette in the vinyl box set.
The box set comes with a 104-page booklet (32 page booklet with same content accompanies the vinyl box) filled to the brim with unpublished photos, comments by the band, liner notes by Jon "Metalion" Kristiansen (Head Not Found Records and Slayer Mag), Michael Moynihan (author of Lords Of Chaos) and Mark Pilkington (Strange Attractor) as well as the original Norwegian lyrics and their English translations.
For further details, see the press release from Century Media below.
CENTURY MEDIA PRESS RELEASE
Trolsk Sortmetall 1993–1997 will be released in the following two formats:
Format 1: 5CD box
Format 2: 4LP + tape box set
CONTENTS OF THE CD BOX:
Hardcover 5CD box with 16-page booklet
CD 1: Vargnatt
CD 2: Bergtatt – Et Eeventyr i 5 Capitler
CD 3: Kveldssanger
CD 4: Nattens Madrigal – Aatte Hymne til Ulven i Manden
CD 5: Nattens Madrigal – 4 track rehearsal, summer 1995
Hardcover book with 104 pages of unpublished photos and paraphernalia, original Norwegian lyrics, presentations and their English translations, comments by the band as well as liner notes by Jon "Metalion" Kristiansen (founder of Head Not Found Records and the man behind Slayer Mag), Chris Bruni (Profound Lore Records), Michael Moynihan (author of Lords of Chaos) and Mark Pilkington (Strange Attractor Press).
The 5CD box will be limited to 3000 copies worldwide.
CONTENTS OF THE LP BOX:
LP I: Vargnatt
LP II: Bergtatt – Et Eeventyr i 5 Capitler
LP III: Kveldssanger
LP IV: Nattens Madrigal – Aatte Hymne til Ulven i Manden
MC: 4 track rehearsal, summer 1995
Poster (size 60 x 30 cm)
32-page booklet in LP size (carrying same content as the CD box booklets)
The LP box is limited to 2000 copies worldwide and the pressings will be broken down as follows:
– 1500 copies on black vinyl
– 400 copies on silver vinyl
– 100 copies on clear vinyl including art print (SOLD OUT)
NOTE: We deeply apologize for mentioning the wrong pre-order date for the box in the previous news which has led to some confusion and anger. When the pre-sale went online, the clear vinyl version was sold out within a few minutes, although we limited it to one copy per order and didn't even officially start the pre-sale. But the (almost equally attractive) versions on silver or black vinyl can still be ordered. Be quick with the silver vinyl, though! And keep in mind: It's all about the music!
For those who have managed getting their hands on one of the clear vinyl LP box sets, you might want to watch this video which was done by Valnoir, who is also responsible for the entire artwork and layout of the box (if you missed to get the clear vinyl box, don't watch it):
See HISTORY for past words and images. Visit BANDCAMP and NEUROPA for music.