Norwegian heavy metal legend, Darkthrone, has released its latest opus, The Underground Resistance, today via Peaceville Records, marking the duo’s first studio effort since 2010’s critically acclaimed, Circle the Wagons. The Underground Resistance can be ordered online now through the Peaceville web-store at: http://www.peaceville.com/darkthrone/ or on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-underground-resistance/id597898211.
The Underground Resistance is Darkthrone’s latest venture through the metal cosmos, chock-full of the band’s trademark masterful riffing in a broad range of styles, effortlessly bounding through the annals of classic metal, taking in thrash, speed and black metal, and not forgetting a dose of punk. All in all a ferocious and dynamic set of tracks drenched in Fenriz’s and Nocturno’s rich and diverse tastes in all things metal, primarily those rooted firmly in the spirit of the 80’s. Six tracks long, and each one an epic in itself, this is undoubtedly Darkthrone’s strongest outing of late.
Stream the epic, nearly-14-minute closing track “Leave No Cross Unturned” online at: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/14867-leave-no-cross-unturned/.
1. Dead Early
3. Lesser Men
4. The Ones You Left Behind
5. Come Warfare, the Entire Doom
6. Leave No Cross Unturned
“Darkthrone have returned!” – Decibel
“…it’s hard to imagine two middle-aged men having more fun than Fenriz and Nocturno Culto” – Pitchfork
“…these two elder-statesmen of extreme metal continue to defy logic and carry on with their middle fingers raised to conformity and opinion.” – PopMatters
The Underground Resistance was written and recorded spring 2010 to summer 2012 at Necrohell 2 studios by the band themselves. The album was mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door in Austin, Texas. Cover artwork also comes courtesy of the iconic and celebrated artist Jim Fitzpatrick.
Commented Fenriz, “Three songs each, Ted’s are flown from the universe of metal with his strongest voice ever so far. Songs of mine are torn from the wombs of the Riders of Rohan of metal, safely cradled in 1985 style.”
Darkthrone began life in the late 80’s as a thrash/death metal act and progressed through technical death/doom metal experimentation to become a legend of the black metal world and one of the original leading bands of the Norwegian scene, as well as inspiring a whole generation of metal bands.
Stay tuned to www.peaceville.com for more information on Darkthrone and The Underground Resistance, out now on Peaceville Records.