Höchste Chartposition für DARKTHRONE

//Höchste Chartposition für DARKTHRONE

Höchste Chartposition für DARKTHRONE

photocredit: Ester Segarra

Album: Old Star

VÖ: 31.05.2019
Label: Peaceville Records/Edel

Die Trve Norwegian Black Metal Legende DARKTHRONE ging in der VÖ Woche auf #27 in Deutschland und #23 in Österreich in die offiziellen Albumcharts.

Die mit Abstand jeweils höchsten Chartpositionen für die beiden Masterminds: Gylve Fenriz Nagell und Nocturno Culto

Lest die 8seitige Cover Story im Deaf Forever Magazin.

Darkthrone – Duke of Gloat
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Darkthrone – The Hardship of the Scots
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“more metal than ever” Fenriz

The legendary Norwegian longstanding partnership of Fenriz and Ted “Nocturno Culto” Skjellum, return with their first studio album since 2016’s hugely popular ‘Arctic Thunder’, in the shape of ‘Old Star’. With a mastery and endless dedication to the art of the riff, the Norwegian legends cut through 6 new epic tracks, taking in the best of the old school of heavy & extreme metal plus a large dose of doom-laden riffing, & channelling it through the grime of the underground.

Fenriz enthuses «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 focussed 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 reocurring 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.»

He continues «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.»

Old Star was recorded at the band’s Necrohell 2 Studios, with engineering and production duties carried out by vocalist/guitarist Nocturno Culto, complemented with a perfectly organic mix courtesy of Sanford Parker (Voivod) at Hypercube Studios, & mastered once more by Jack Control at Enormous Door. The stellar cover artistry comes courtesy of Chadwick St John, titled “The Shepherd of the Deep”.

Over the course of 30 years, Norway’s Darkthrone has become a staple of the global black metal genre, forging a legacy as one of the most renowned and influential bands in its illustrious & often infamous history. In the formative years following their 1987 inception, Darkthrone initially started with a strong concoction of thrash & then death/doom metal experimentation, with broader musical influences spanning from the 60s to the 80s, before the debut album Soulside Journey was unleashed in 1991. Never ones to follow convention or stand still even then, the band soon embraced a much darker, more primitive form of expression with the now iconic second album A Blaze in the Northern Sky, & the rest became history.

1. I Muffle Your Inner Choir [06:26]
2. The Hardship Of The Scots [07:36]
3. Old Star [04:28]
4. Alp Man [05:27]
5. Duke Of Gloat [06:49]
6. The Key Is Inside The Wall [07:24]

OLD STAR will be released on the following formats with each featuring handwritten lyrics in the booklet or insert:
Ltd Edition 7” vinyl box set – Old Star is presented on 3 coloured 7” (black, white, clear vinyl)
Black 180g vinyl LP
Ltd Edition 180g purple vinyl LP
Ltd Edition 180g green vinyl LP
Ltd Edition 180g orange vinyl LP
Ltd Edition 180g red vinyl LP
Ltd Edition 180g gold vinyl LP
Ltd Edition 180g white vinyl LP
Digital album

Darkthrone are:
Fenriz – drums, songwriting, lyrics
Nocturno Culto – strings & vocals, songwriting



zephyrs-odem.de 9/10

hell-is-open.de 8.5/10: "Ich finde die Scheibe sehr gelungen, vor allem durch die Huldigungen und Querverweise zu klassischem Doom und Heavy Metal. Dazu wie man es von den Norwegern erwartet alles ungekünstelt, gekonnt und überzeugend runtergezockt ohne Experimente. Die "Old Stars" können es immer noch! "

Crossfire-metal.de 8/10: "Darkthrone machen […] endlich mal wieder richtig Spaß; auch für Leute, die die alten Sachen […] sehr viel besser fanden […]."

Metal-inside.de: "…hängen mit Album Nr. 18 (!) eine weitere Perle an ihr beeindruckendes Lebenswerk!"

Vampster.com: "DARKTHRONE sind damit noch immer mehr Black Metal, als es all die „Transilvanian Hunger“-Imitatoren je sein werden… Uh!""

Amboss-mag.de: "Ich bin geflasht von dieser Scheibe und empfehle sie laut und komplett zu hören, dann kann sie ihre volle Stärke entfalten."

Metal.de: "Langweilig wird es mit DARKTHRONE nie."

E.M.P.: "Sechs epische Tracks aus der alten Schule des Black Metal mit einer Dosis Doom-geladener Riffs zeigen, wer die Könige des Undergrounds sind."