AURA NOIR - The Merciless LP
Norway's Aura Noir was formed in 1993 by Aggressor & Apollyon in pursuit of a more thrash-based form of black metal than much of what was coming out at the time - particularly in their homeland - citing bands such as Slayer, Sodom & Kreator as inspirations along with purveyors of the scene such as Venom, for a dirtier, stripped down, violent black/thrash metal sound.
Their first official release was the 'Dreams Like Deserts' EP on Hot Records in 1994, and from there-on the band has become a cult act.
The Merciless was the brutal 2004 masterpiece from Aura Noir, and the first release on Darkthrone's Peaceville imprint, Tyrant Syndicate.
Reissue on BLACK vinyl - PEACEVILLE RECORDS