Norwegian black metal legends Darkthrone have confirmed the forthcoming release of their brand new studio album, entitled ‘Arctic Thunder’.
The record is set to drop on October 14th 2016 via Peaceville Records, and below you can check out the album artwork and a statement from band member Fenriz, released through the bands Facebook page:
‘Hi folks, it’s time to talk a bit about our new album – and as I don’t like to talk or write about music much I can say that it is more serious and primitive than usual. Vocals are only done by Ted as I thought this would create a more solemn/introvert atmosphere. The album is called ARCTIC THUNDER because it is my fave bandname (old mega-obscure Norwegian band from the 80s that I asked the permission from to use as an album title). Meanwhile here is the cover, it is from the personal camping archives from a trip some years ago to SPÅLSBERGET in Nordmarka. IT has the usual spruce-tree skyline and also a bonfire – there will be another limited colour version with orange logo and title, because that was MY favourite colour, but the usual release looks like this in silver – as this was Ted’s favourite version’.
‘Arctic Thunder’ will be the band’s sixteenth studio album and the first release since 2013’s LP ‘The Underground Resistance’.