With thirty years of active, nefarious service under their bulletbelts, NECROPHOBIC are undisputed legends of the death and black metal underground. Formed in 1989 by drummer Joakim Sterner, the Stockholm based outfit propagated a singular and fearless vision from the very start, confirming their prowess with now legendary debut album ‘The Nocturnal Silence’ in 1993. Eschewing the self-conscious amateurism and primitive sonics that many of their peers held dear, NECROPHOBIC established a bold and vivid identity of their own, conjuring a densely melodic but endlessly wicked take on macabre extreme metal that countless lesser bands have since emulated. ‘Darkside’ continues a series of re-releases of the band’s discography. Originally released in 1997 this record is still celebrated today for being an absolute classic in the Death and Black Metal world. Like the earlier 2022 re-issue versions of ‘Hrimthursum’, ‘Death To All’, and ‘Satanic Blasphemies’, ‘Darkside’ was also remastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio.