09:01 - Apothecary Everything in Enslaved's discog is pretty engaging and high quality if you ask me, they're remarkably consistent. Only one of their full lengths has below an 8 on here, and even then it's a 7.9. That says a lot
08:56 - Stereolab42 The lower-rated Enslaved albums are lower-rated for a reason. Blech. They have crazy-good highs and boring-ass, sleep-inducing lows.
07:27 - Apothecary I might prefer only AOE to Monumension, but I've been listening to the latter a lot over this past weekend, and I'm thinking that may change pretty soon
The follow-up to The Underground Resistance is coming! The Norwegians Darkthrone are working on their new album. In fact, according to Fenriz, the duo is half way finished on the record and Nocturno Culto will sing on the entire album which is more on the "heavy/black metal" side.
It was already 20 years ago that Norwegians Darkthrone released the classic Transilvanian Hunger. Lauded as one of the most influential releases of the Norwegian black metal scene, Darkthrone's 1994 album gets a special 2-CD 20th anniversary edition release on December 1st via Peaceville Records. Presented on deluxe mediabook format including liner notes, plus with a commentary disc from Leif Gylve "Fenriz" Nagell with his recollections of the album.
Peaceville Records has recently announced the release of Black Death And Beyond, which is a special collector's box set featuring an in-depth book containing extensive accounts of the Darkthrone's history and philosophy from both Gylve 'Fenris' Nagell and Ted 'Nocturno Culto' Skjellum, as well as additional recollections from bass player Dag Nilsen. Also included are three vinyls featuring Darkthrone's own choice cuts from their illustrious collection of death/black and metal/punk classics, presented on white, black and transparent vinyl, plus woven Darkthrone patch.
Darkthrone don't release many videos, do they? Well, then this is a special moment because the Norwegian duo have now presented us a new clip for their song "Lesser Men". You can watch the video which was directed by Lowe Seger right now. The song appears on their latest offering The Underground Resistance, out since February of this year.
Black metal legends Darkthrone have a new song streaming online from their upcoming February 25th release, The Underground Resistance, due out via Peaceville Records. This is the sixth and last track of the album, "Leave No Cross Unturned." You can listen to the song on the player below. More album details here.
On November 18th, members from high profile Norwegian metal bands, including Darkthrone, Satyricon and Taake, will take part in a live show called "Algir - Støttekonsert For Jonas R. Christiansen", at Bergen's prime rock venue, Garage. The aim is to raise awareness for colon cancer. In addition, Helheim, Gravdal and Slavia themselves will perform in order to help raise funds and provide 31-year-old Jonas Christiansen with a chance to fight the disease.
Norwegian black metal duo Darkthrone will be re-releasing on November 14th four demos on vinyl format under the name Sempiternal Past.
Sempiternal Past contains all four of Darkthrone's cult demo releases recorded in 1988-1989 (Land Of Frost, A New Dimension, Thulcandra, and Cromlech); now fully restored and remastered from the best tape sources available. Also included on this release are the tracks recorded at Oslo TV in 1989, along with a restored version of the rare song "God Of Disturbance And Friction". It will be available on limited double vinyl with gatefold sleeve, with the sleeve including band notes, plus rare images and photos.
As it was reported here, Peaceville Records is releasing new editions of classic Darkthrone albums.
After Panzerfaust, it is now the time of Ravishing Grimness to be re-released as a double-disc set on September 5th. This new edition includes a bonus disc featuring commentary from Fenriz and Nocturno Culto describing their inspirations, as well as memories from the time of recording.
Peaceville Records will begin releasing new editions of classic Darkthrone albums later this month from the recently acquired Moonfog Productions catalogue titles.
The first re-issue, Panzerfaust, - Darkthrone's fifth album overall - will be released as a double-disc set and individually numbered vinyl (2000) on October 25th. The 2-CD edition includes a bonus disc featuring commentary from Darkthrone's infamous drummer/lyricist, Fenriz, for a first hand perspective behind the creation of the 1995 Frost-fuelled black metal masterpiece.
In related news, Peaceville Records will re-issue the rare second Isengard release, Høstmørke (1995), on October 25th. The album, which was performed entirely by Fenriz, also features a special commentary disc conducted by Fenriz, reflecting on the recording process, as well as an insight into the time of the recording.
Norwegian metallers Darkthrone will release their forthcoming album, Circle The Wagons, on March 8 via Peaceville Records.
The special edition and the vinyl edition can now be pre-ordered now at the Circle The Wagons mini-site here. The mini-site also features audio samples, record recommendations, downloads and much more.
Circle The Wagons cover art] tracklist:
01. Those Treasures Will Never Befall You
02. Running For Borders
03. I Am The Graves Of The 80s
04. Stylized Corpse
05. Circle The Wagons
06. Black Mountain Totem
07. I Am The Working Class
08. Eyes Burst At Dawn
09. Bränn Inte Slottet
Ted "Nocturno Culto" "Kveldulv" Skjellum of Darkthrone has issued the short following update on his own MySpace blog:
"This night of the late October...
...The Darkside opens it's gates... ok, enough of "Under A Funeral Moon", but really, late October will see Darkthrone through the last recording "session" for the new album, we've had a long summerbreak now and it's time to face winter/death. Right, and Abscess is recording the last release on Tyrant's label mid October, and this should be jawdropping greatness. Mark my words.
Apart from that my soul nearly explodes this autumn."
Darkthrone's Ted "Nocturno Culto" Skjellum has issued the following update:
"Winter is most definitly full-on here now, and I'm enjoying the feeling of isolation as best as I can. Great! That out of the way, I will first thank Fenriz for doing a great job on the Darkthrone Official MySpace, du brenner for saken, bokstavelig talt! And to all of you who send me words through this site. Winter means a bit more activety indoors for me, so I'll give it my best shot to maintain this cyber-cage.
"Dark Thrones And Black Flags" is, well, history for me now, since the planning and songwriting for a new album is well under way. We enjoyed recording it and looking forward to the 13th of December when we pull the trigger for a new album. There are small details this time around that will most likely result in a slight different sound and "feeling". Seems pointless to mention such stuff here, but I can assure you that both Fenriz and me looking forward to this. The first session of a new record is always exciting+ since it do set some fundamental standards... at least in our heads... well, at least in MY head then. Working the way we do now is such a blizz it's hard to describe."
A new track from the Norwegian black metal band Darkthrone is available for free download by subscribing to the Peaceville Records mailing list at this location .
Darkthrone will release its new album, "Dark Thrones And Black Flags" on October 20 through Peaceville. The follow-up to 2007's acclaimed "F.O.A.D." LP will be made available in three formats: a regular edition in super jewel case; a vinyl edition; and a special edition in a slipcased super jewel case package with exclusive new video footage featuring Darkthrone in the studio — "Fucking Around Version 1" and "Fucking Around Version 2." All info here.
"For the past 21 years Darkthrone have been leaders of the black metal scene. To coincide with this anniversary, Peaceville Records are releasing the 3CD set, "Frostland Tapes" Small Cover] on June 9th 2008. This is a fascinating trip into the earliest years of the band and the first official release ever to contain all 4 of Darkthrone's demos in one place.
"Frostland Tapes" also includes a rare live recording from Denmark in 1990 (one of only a handful of live appearances that Darkthrone has ever made) and, perhaps most significantly, the previously unreleased version of the infamous 1991 Goatlord rehearsal session.
These songs were intended to feature on the proposed second album, before the band changed direction and the tapes were confined to the vaults. Vocals were subsequently added in the mid-nineties, but they are presented here as the recording sounded in 1991 - instrumental genius, showing the complexity and intricacy of a band with a great future ahead of them.