We secured a few copies of the 2004 Rowe Productions 10th Anniversary Edition of this unblack masterpiece!
YES! You better believe it. Even after all the blasphemous lyrics that came from bands such as Bathory, Mayhem, and Darkthrone, even after all them a CHRISTian black metal band with this album created more controversy than any of the previous bands did!Nuclear Blast, headed by Markus Staiger at the time, released Horde's only album called Hellig Usvart in 1994. Only 4000 copies were made of this masterpiece. There was only one person to the band of Horde; he performed all instruments, sounds, and vocals. He has traditionally been named as Anonymous over the years, but most people have discovered that Anonymous is, in fact, Jayson Sherlocke, the ex-Mortification and ex-Paramaecium drummer. In 1994, the German record company known as Nuclear Blast established a music contract with an anonymous resident who was thought for a long time to be from the country of Norway but was actually a resident of Australia with the alias of Horde. There he recorded an album most Christian metal fans know as the legacy of Hellig Usvart. This was the first black metal album released by a major label in the Christian music society. It must have caused such a scare that death threats are rumoured to have been made against Mark Staiger in Nuclear Blast and against Horde. In 1995, right when Steve Rowe made his foundation for the record company Rowe Productions, he decided to buy the remaining copies of the album and distribute them world-wide. The one and only album by Horde is entitled by the Norwegian words of "Hellig Usvart" which translates as Holy Unblack. This is also the album which started the term "holy unblack" metal instead of just the traditional black metal. A big hype was made over the introduction of this album to the Christian music society. This is a must buy for fans of Darkthrone, Bathory, and Mayhem.