Norwegian legend, Darkthrone, has completed work on its latest album The Underground Resistance, which is set for release on Peaceville Records on February 26th.
The Underground Resistance is Darkthrone‘s latest venture, and first new album since the 2010 opus Circle the Wagons. The Underground Resistance contains Darkthrone‘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 duo 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.
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 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.