Orchestral Maneuvers in the Darkthrone

Lately, it seems I am the Cover Tune/Tribute Album King.  My last project was my tribute to the late, great Frank Zappa, and now I am in the midst of posting my newest project, which is my re-arrangement and orchestration of Darkthrone's classic 1994 album, "Transylvanian Hunger".

Yep, I've gone insane.

This is not a Dimmu Borgir or Cradle of Filth style orchestration, rather a much more traditional, orchestral work.  More of a small, symphonic ensemble or Chamber Orchestra performing the music. No heavy guitars, cavernous bass guitar, or screeching, demonic vocals.  Just a few instruments (strings, horns, percussion) performing the basic melodic themes as interpreted by yours truly.

Probably a bit more similar to Jaz Coleman's "The Symphonic Pink Floyd", or "The Symphonic Led Zeppelin".  With me waving the little stick around.

All rights to to this music belong to Ted Skjellum (Nocturno Culto) and Gylve Fenris Nagell (Fenriz). Go buy the original albums for a taste of Norwegian Black Metal History (though I don't recommend the album to anyone who is not a fan of extreme metal).

The album will be available at the Internet Archive at the following link.


Or download the whole album, covers, etc., in a zip file HERE!

Give it a try.  You might like it.

BTW, you realize there's no "real" chamber ensemble here, right?  It's just me on Keyboards, MIDI instruments, etc.  Didn't want to give the wrong impression to anyone that I'm trying to pull a fast one here.

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