Black metal legends Darkthrone have a new song streaming online from their upcoming February 25th release, The Underground Resistance, due out via Peaceville Records. This is the sixth and last track of the album, "Leave No Cross Unturned." You can listen to the song on the player below. More album details here.
On November 18th, members from high profile Norwegian metal bands, including Darkthrone, Satyricon and Taake, will take part in a live show called "Algir - Støttekonsert For Jonas R. Christiansen", at Bergen's prime rock venue, Garage. The aim is to raise awareness for colon cancer. In addition, Helheim, Gravdal and Slavia themselves will perform in order to help raise funds and provide 31-year-old Jonas Christiansen with a chance to fight the disease.
Norwegian black metal duo Darkthrone will be re-releasing on November 14th four demos on vinyl format under the name Sempiternal Past.
Sempiternal Past contains all four of Darkthrone's cult demo releases recorded in 1988-1989 (Land Of Frost, A New Dimension, Thulcandra, and Cromlech); now fully restored and remastered from the best tape sources available. Also included on this release are the tracks recorded at Oslo TV in 1989, along with a restored version of the rare song "God Of Disturbance And Friction". It will be available on limited double vinyl with gatefold sleeve, with the sleeve including band notes, plus rare images and photos.
As it was reported here, Peaceville Records is releasing new editions of classic Darkthrone albums.
After Panzerfaust, it is now the time of Ravishing Grimness to be re-released as a double-disc set on September 5th. This new edition includes a bonus disc featuring commentary from Fenriz and Nocturno Culto describing their inspirations, as well as memories from the time of recording.
Peaceville Records will begin releasing new editions of classic Darkthrone albums later this month from the recently acquired Moonfog Productions catalogue titles.
The first re-issue, Panzerfaust, - Darkthrone's fifth album overall - will be released as a double-disc set and individually numbered vinyl (2000) on October 25th. The 2-CD edition includes a bonus disc featuring commentary from Darkthrone's infamous drummer/lyricist, Fenriz, for a first hand perspective behind the creation of the 1995 Frost-fuelled black metal masterpiece.
In related news, Peaceville Records will re-issue the rare second Isengard release, Høstmørke (1995), on October 25th. The album, which was performed entirely by Fenriz, also features a special commentary disc conducted by Fenriz, reflecting on the recording process, as well as an insight into the time of the recording.
Norwegian metallers Darkthrone will release their forthcoming album, Circle The Wagons, on March 8 via Peaceville Records.
The special edition and the vinyl edition can now be pre-ordered now at the Circle The Wagons mini-site here. The mini-site also features audio samples, record recommendations, downloads and much more.
Circle The Wagons cover art] tracklist:
01. Those Treasures Will Never Befall You
02. Running For Borders
03. I Am The Graves Of The 80s
04. Stylized Corpse
05. Circle The Wagons
06. Black Mountain Totem
07. I Am The Working Class
08. Eyes Burst At Dawn
09. Bränn Inte Slottet
Ted "Nocturno Culto" "Kveldulv" Skjellum of Darkthrone has issued the short following update on his own MySpace blog:
"This night of the late October...
...The Darkside opens it's gates... ok, enough of "Under A Funeral Moon", but really, late October will see Darkthrone through the last recording "session" for the new album, we've had a long summerbreak now and it's time to face winter/death. Right, and Abscess is recording the last release on Tyrant's label mid October, and this should be jawdropping greatness. Mark my words.
Apart from that my soul nearly explodes this autumn."
Darkthrone's Ted "Nocturno Culto" Skjellum has issued the following update:
"Winter is most definitly full-on here now, and I'm enjoying the feeling of isolation as best as I can. Great! That out of the way, I will first thank Fenriz for doing a great job on the Darkthrone Official MySpace, du brenner for saken, bokstavelig talt! And to all of you who send me words through this site. Winter means a bit more activety indoors for me, so I'll give it my best shot to maintain this cyber-cage.
"Dark Thrones And Black Flags" is, well, history for me now, since the planning and songwriting for a new album is well under way. We enjoyed recording it and looking forward to the 13th of December when we pull the trigger for a new album. There are small details this time around that will most likely result in a slight different sound and "feeling". Seems pointless to mention such stuff here, but I can assure you that both Fenriz and me looking forward to this. The first session of a new record is always exciting+ since it do set some fundamental standards... at least in our heads... well, at least in MY head then. Working the way we do now is such a blizz it's hard to describe."
A new track from the Norwegian black metal band Darkthrone is available for free download by subscribing to the Peaceville Records mailing list at this location .
Darkthrone will release its new album, "Dark Thrones And Black Flags" on October 20 through Peaceville. The follow-up to 2007's acclaimed "F.O.A.D." LP will be made available in three formats: a regular edition in super jewel case; a vinyl edition; and a special edition in a slipcased super jewel case package with exclusive new video footage featuring Darkthrone in the studio — "Fucking Around Version 1" and "Fucking Around Version 2." All info here.
"For the past 21 years Darkthrone have been leaders of the black metal scene. To coincide with this anniversary, Peaceville Records are releasing the 3CD set, "Frostland Tapes" Small Cover] on June 9th 2008. This is a fascinating trip into the earliest years of the band and the first official release ever to contain all 4 of Darkthrone's demos in one place.
"Frostland Tapes" also includes a rare live recording from Denmark in 1990 (one of only a handful of live appearances that Darkthrone has ever made) and, perhaps most significantly, the previously unreleased version of the infamous 1991 Goatlord rehearsal session.
These songs were intended to feature on the proposed second album, before the band changed direction and the tapes were confined to the vaults. Vocals were subsequently added in the mid-nineties, but they are presented here as the recording sounded in 1991 - instrumental genius, showing the complexity and intricacy of a band with a great future ahead of them.
Frontman Nocturno Culto of Norwegian Black metallers Darkthrone has issued the following update:
"Darkthrone has completed four new songs for the new album, and will record a couple of new ones in a couple of weeks. Ah, and I have to tell you about the new box set from Darkthrone, "Frostland Tapes". It really came along better than I hoped, it's nice actually. Three discs, containing all demos, including "Land Of Frost" of course. Rare original rehearsal tape, "Goatlord", plus live from Denmark, drum solo by Fenriz (!) and so on. We can now, simultaneously grabbing our balls, say that after this box, we have no more 'rare' stuff to offer. "Frostland Tapes" is all of our early history. It's the right timing for it as well actually, since some clever fella has started Gylve Records to release a demo, to put it mildly, the man himself is not very pleased of this shit."
Darkthrone's Nocturno Culto has posted the following message on his official myspace page regarding the band's new album:
"After some months with making riffs, recording, working, planning and generally having a blast, I suddenly remembered there's something called MySpace. Yeah, we have recorded four songs for the next album 'Dark Thrones And Black Flags', we sort of tried to keep the title 'hidden', but my mouth ran over talking to Metal Hammer (damn!!!), so anyway, that's the title, and NO, it's not punkish you bastards, it's METAL TO THE BONE!!! I tell ya, what we allow ourselves to do these days....riff wise I mean. IT'S A BLOODY FEAST!!!! The plan is to have the final recordings ready in July at latest. I know I know, this album comes fast, but not to worry, we'll use just a tad more time on the album after that."
The following message was posted by Necro on Darkthrone's official website:
"Finally! 18 month after the first recordings for the new album, Darkthrone is done. End of July will see the release of the new EP 'NWOBHM' (New Wave Of Black Heavy Metal). This EP contains 4 songs on cd version, and two songs on the 7" vinyl version. There is one new exclusive song on both versions called "Hedninger Fra Helvete" (Heathens From Hell). The Testors cover song "Bad Attitude" is added on the cd version. CD contains in this order: "Wisdom Of The Dead" (a different recording than the version on the album), "Canadian Metal" (same recording as the album version, but different vocals added), "Hedninger Fra Helvete" (exclusive new song for this EP) and "Bad Attitude" (coversong of american Testors). Vinyl version contains "Hedninger Fra Helvete" and "Canadian Metal". The new album is called 'F.O.A.D.' and will be released in September".
Darkthrone's guitarist Nocturno Culto has posted following message on his official Myspace page:
"Finally we're done recording the new album F.O.A.D. This album will make lots of debate...I'm pretty sure of it. There will be a small taster in the form of an exclusive EP in July, that will contain exclusive song called 'Hedninger Fra Helvete' in english that means 'Heathens From Hell', and there will be a different recording of the song 'Wisdom Of The Dead' and different vocal version of 'Canadian Metal', plus the Testors coversong 'Bad Attitude'. Expect the album to be released in September. It will contain 9 songs."