darkthrone_arcticthunderAfter a three-year absence, Norway’s most contentious heavy metal band return with another studio album.

Starting as a thrash metal act in the late ’80s and then navigating their sound through the annals of death metal and black metal styles, the last decade has seen Fenriz and Nocturnal Culto settle on a traditional heavy metal format. This time around, Arctic Thunder takes Darkthrone’s sound back to the origins of extreme metal, recalling the style of Hellhammer and Celtic Frost. Arctic Thunder finds the duo mining the past to great effect, so kick back and enjoy the ride.

Arctic Thunder is out October 14 via Peaceville/Rocket.

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