Bathory (band)

Swedish black metal band

Bathory was an extreme metal band from Vällingby, Sweden. The band formed in 1983. Bathory broke up in 2004. The band's main songwriter was Quorthon. Bathory released 12 studio albums and 5 compilation albums. Bathory's first four albums were "the blueprint for Scandinavian black metal".[3] The band first played black metal but moved on to viking metal in its later years.

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Bathory logo.
Background information
OriginVällingby, Sweden
GenresBlack metal, Viking metal[1][2]
Years active1983–2004

Band membersEdit

  • Quorthon (Thomas Börje Forsberg) – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, drums (1983–2004)
  • Freddan/Hanoi (Frederick Melander) – bass guitar (1983–1984)
  • Vans McBurger (Jonas Åkerlund) – drums (1983–1984)
  • Ribban – bass guitar (1984)
  • Stefan Larsson – drums (1984–1986)
  • Adde – bass guitar (1985)
  • Paul Pålle Lundburg – drums (1986–1987)
  • Kothaar – bass guitar (1988–1996)
  • Vvornth – drums (1988–1996)


Studio albumsEdit

Compilation albumsEdit

Other websitesEdit


  1. Ulrey, Jeremy (February 27, 2013). "Essential Black Metal Listening: BATHORY Under the Sign of the Black Mark". Metal Injection. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  2. "Bathory". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  3. Moynihan, Michael; Søderlind, Didrik (2003) [1998]. Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground (revised and expanded ed.). Venice: Feral House. p. 21.