25 Years Ago: IMMORTAL release Battles in the North

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25 Years Ago: IMMORTAL release Battles in the North

With Battles in the North, I wanted to do the most winter album possible, you know. The white cover was striking because it came out in a time when every other band was standing in a black room dressed in black. We said, "Fuck them! Fuck everybody" We wanted to show everybody that this was northern fucking black metal and we could do whatever we fucking wanted.

From Battles in the North on, the lyrics became much more thematically focused. We moved from the dark... to another dark, a colder dark. And we got more musically advanced in the process, too.

Demonaz / Immortal interview, Guitar World, 2008

IMMORTAL released their third album, Battles in the North, on this day in 1995 through Osmose.