"Transilvanian Hunger" was the first Darkthrone album to be recorded as a duo, one person playing all the instruments for the tracks and the other doing vocals. It was recorded on a 4-track and set up in Fenriz's bedroom. Lyrics for four of the songs were written by the man behind Burzum, Varg Vikernes. The ending of the track "As Flittermice as Satans Spys" contained a backmasked message, when the voice is played backward it utters the phrase: "In the name of God, let the churches burn."
Darkthrone is a Norwegian extreme metal band that was formed in 1991 after their previous band Black Death disbanded. Their first three albums are still considered their best and are seen as the peak of the band's career. Under the influence of artist "Euronymous" of Mayhem, Darkthrone adopted the aesthetic and style that would come to represent the black metal scene, wearing corpse paint and working under alter egos. They still record and play music today, their last album "Eternal Hails" being released in 2021.