Published Dec 13, 2012Increasingly crusty black metal duo Darkthrone having been working on their upcoming The Underground Resistance LP for a couple of years now, but the Norwegian band will finally reveal the set February 26 through Peaceville Records.
According to a press release, the follow-up to 2010's Circle the Wagons — which, for the record, we deemed "laughable" — features 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."
The collection was captured between spring 2010 and summer 2012 by members Fenriz and Nocturno Culto at their Necrohell 2 studio in Norway, and was mastered at Austin, TX's Enormous Door studio by Jack Control.
A tracklisting has yet to arrive, but The Underground Resistance should feature six songs, with songwriting duties split down the middle between the pair of musicians.
"Three songs each," Fenriz confirmed in a statement. "Ted's [Skjellum, aka Nocturno Culto] 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."
You can check out the epic artwork up above, which was done by celtic artist Jim Fitzpatrick.