The new album of inspired blackened metal with an injection of traditional heavy metal influence from Norway's finest.
Norwegian duo Darkthrone return with their first new studio material since 2013's triumphant 'The Underground Resistance'; the album becoming the band's most successful release in recent years. A new heavy metal odyssey now awaits as Fenriz and Nocturno Culto once more show their mastery of "the riff", demonstrating why Darkthrone remain one of the most respected and enduring acts in the history of extreme metal.
An eclectic mix of free-spirited 80's fuelled blackened heavy metal, 'Arctic Thunder' was recorded & produced by the band themselves, with the sessions conducted at Darkthrone's old rehearsal unit, The Bomb Shelter, which they had originally used between 1988-1990. Nocturno Culto carries out vocal duties across all tracks on the release, with mastering once again handled by Jack Control at Enormous Door.
Darkthrone began in the late 80's as a thrash/death metal act & progressed through technical death/doom metal experimentation to become legends of the black metal world & one of the original leading bands of the Norwegian scene, as well as inspiring a whole generation of metal bands.