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Opus Nocturne
Opus Nocturne
Album info
ReleaseDecember 1994 (Standard)
June 27, 2006 (Reissue)
RecordedSeptember 1994 at Hellspawn Studios
GenreBlack metal
Length43:12 (Standard)
59:36 (Reissue)
LabelOsmose Productions (Standard)
Regain Records (Reissue)
ProducerMarduk

Opus Nocturne is the third studio album by Swedish black metal band Marduk. It was recorded and mixed at Hellspawn Studios in September 1994 and released that December by Osmose Productions. It was re-released in digipak format that included bonus rehearsal tracks on June 27, 2006. Opus Nocturne is the last Marduk album to feature Joakim Göthberg on vocals and Dan Swanö as mixer. Opus Nocturne was the first album to showcase Marduk's signature hyper-speed blast beat tempo, however it still contained much of the melody from Those of the Unlight while retaining this break-neck speed, instead of sheer brutality on albums like Heaven Shall Burn... When We Are Gathered and Nightwing.

"Materialized in Stone" was originally the title for the track "From the Dark Past" that appears on Mayhem's De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, the title was changed by Per Yngve Ohlin before his death. Marduk later adopted the title for the song on this album. They had previously also used a song title by Ohlin on their album Those of the Unlight. This is considered a vague tribute to Per and his works.

Track listingEdit

# Track title Length
1. "The Appearance of Spirits of Darkness" 0:33
2. "Sulphur Souls" 5:41
3. "From Subterranean Throne Profound" 7:47
4. "Autumnal Reaper" 3:31
5. "Materialized in Stone" 5:10
6. "Untrodden Paths (Wolves Part II)" 5:27
7. "Opus Nocturne" 2:33
8. "Deme Quaden Thyrane" 5:06
9. "The Sun Has Failed" 7:22
Bonus tracks
# Track title Length
10. "Sulphur Souls" (Rehearsal; Reissue bonus track) 5:39
11. "Materialized in Stone" (Rehearsal; Reissue bonus track) 5:38
12. "Opus Nocturne" (Rehearsal; Reissue bonus track) 2:05
13. "Autumnal Reaper" (Rehearsal; Reissue bonus track) 2:54

PersonnelEdit

Marduk
  • Joakim Af Gravf - Vocals
  • B. War - Bass
  • Fredrik Andersson - Drums
  • Morgan Håkansson - Guitars
Guest musician
  • Tony Särkkä - Vocals, Lyrics on "Opus Nocturne"
Production
  • Malena Wiman - Photography
  • Kim Osara - Layout
  • Martin Gustafsson - Band member paintings
  • Kris Verwimp - Cover art
  • Dan Swanö - Mixing, Engineering
  • Morgan Håkansson - Layout

ReferencesEdit

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