The Norwegian duo will release its new album, Arctic Thunder, on October 14 via Peaceville. Arctic Thunder marks the band’s first new studio material since 2013’s triumphant The Underground Resistance, its most successful release in recent years.
A new heavy metal odyssey now awaits fans as Fenriz and Nocturno Culto once more show their mastery of “the riff,” demonstrating why Darkthrone remains one of the most respected and enduring acts in the history of extreme metal.
An eclectic mix of free-spirited ’80s fueled blackened heavy metal, all executed in Darkthrone’s trademark raw and organic style, Arctic Thunder was recorded and produced by the band themselves, with the sessions conducted at Darkthrone’s old rehearsal unit, “The Bomb Shelter,” which was originally used during 1988-1990. Mastering is once again handled by Jack Control at Enormous Door.
With themes based around hate, contempt, and the inner mind and soul, and with the notable presence of Nocturno Culto on vocal duties across all songs for the first time in recent years, Arctic Thunder retains a grim atmosphere throughout the album’s eight tracks.
1. Tundra Leech [05:02]
2. Burial Bliss [04:59]
3. Boreal Fiends [05:50]
4. Inbred Vermin [05:49]
5. Arctic Thunder [04:41]
6. Throw Me Through the Marshes [05:00]
7. Deep Lake Trespass [04:48]
8. The Wyoming Distance [03:14]
Arctic Thunder will be released on CD, Limited Edition orange vinyl LP (with MP3 download code), black vinyl LP (with MP3 download code) and digitally.
Pre-orders are available now at the following locations by format:
Limited Edition Orange LP: https://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/product/233/7885/ (NOTE due to huge demand more copies have been made available and pre-orders will resume on Monday, August 22 at 8:00 a.m. EDT)
Stay tuned for more information on Darkthrone and Arctic Thunder, out this fall on Peaceville.