Darkthrone have officially finished the recording process for their new album. The band confirmed the news in the below Instagram post:
Darkthrone have premiered a new song titled “Duke Of Gloat.” This track is from the band’s new album “Old Star,“ which will be released tomorrow (May 31). Ted “Nocturno Culto” Skjellum commented:
“‘Duke Of Gloat‘ was the first I wrote for this album. I like my metal black, with a dose of heavy. Now with Old Star coming your way let me wish you all a sore neck!”
Darkthrone have premiered a new song titled “The Hardship Of The Scots.” This track is from the band’s new album “Old Star,“ which will be released on May 31.
“HI ALL OF YOU! As you may know we have a new album coming out (I am not on social media at all anymore so I don’t know what you’ve seen or heard so far) and Ted said that this time our fans will hear a new song first. So guys here it is – our new track, “The Hardship Of The Scots” and since Ted and me always write our own songs, one song could not fully represent Old Star, but let’s start with this one
Normally the journalists and other scenesters get to check out new albums 2-3-4 months before fans get to hear it, but not this time .. you are first!
Darkthrone have announced that their new album “Old Star” will be released on May 31. You can check out the cover art and track listing for the effort below:
“Old Star” Track Listing:
01. “I Muffle Your Inner Choir”
02. “The Hardship Of The Scots”
03. “Old Star”
04. “Alp Man”
05. “Duke Of Gloat”
06. “The Key Is Inside The Wall”
“‘Old Star‘ – again we are here with THE RIFFS! A while after our previous ‘Arctic Thunder‘ album it became apparent that we would continue in that same style, BLACK OLD HEAVY METAL with slow thrash, classic doom and slow death metal.
As many have focused on the 70s sound over the last 20 years, the mix on our new album has ended up being more 80s than ever. The songs are more metal than ever! Ted‘s songs have alot of black metal in them, faster and slower but also doomier parts and reoccurring parts. My songs are more linear written, it’s an ancient 80s underground trick, with breaks, all slow heavy or slow thrash, classic doom or slow death.
All in all it is our most 80s album so far and our most metal one to date with drum sound typical for the 80s USA/German market and damned lyrics, which are all written by me. We feel that ‘Old Star‘ is the big brother of ‘Arctic Thunder‘. More solid and with even better riffs.”
Darkthrone have been working on a new album as of late. Fenriz shared the below Instagram post regarding their progress with the effort:
Darkthrone have premiered a new song titled “Tundra Leech.” This song is from their new album “Arctic Thunder,” which will be released on October 14.