Arctic Thunder is the 16th studio album by Norwegian band Darkthrone. It was released 14 October 2016 by Peaceville Records. It was recorded from August to December 2015 at Necrohell II Studios. The first single from the album was "Tundra Leech". The album was named after a Norwegian metal band, active from 1985 to 1989. Darkthrone received permission to use the name. Nocturno Culto – vocals, electric guitar, bass guitar on tracks 2, 4, 6 and 7.
Darkthrone have announced their newest studio effort, 'Arctic Thunder,' promising the record will be more 'serious and primitive than usual. Norway's coldest duo, Darkthrone, have announced their first new album in three years and 16th overall studio effort, Arctic Thunder. Serving as the successor to The Underground Resistance, it will mark a departure from the NWOBHM styled, punk leaning morbidities they've delved in for the better part of the new millennium. To give fans an indication of Darkthrone's mindset, drummer Fenriz and t and vocalist Nocturno Culto recorded and self-produced Arctic Thunder at "The Bomb Shelter," their rehearsal space between 1988 and 1990.
Arctic Thunder did come as a surprise. Even if it's scarcely different than the slower-marching black metal they did on Hate Them a decade ago, they had given every reason to believe that the Darkthrone name was now permanently dissociated from future black metal recordings. The album title is also slightly irritating, because the musical content is based on the mishmash of Darkthrone's numerous global, not only Scandinavian, Norwegian or "Arctic" influences. However, the most important thing here is exceptionally not the music. You know that I have started with a question; now I end with an urgent request.
Arctic Thunder . 2016. Arctic Thunder was recorded at our old rehearsal place from 1988-1990, 400 meters away from Creative Studios where 'A Blaze in the Northen Sky' and 'Under a Funeral Moon' were recorded. Vocals done in Porsgrunn (Thanx Anders J Nod). Arctic Thunder was recordedin late 2015. The Rehearsal place is called The Bomb Shelter. Additional recordings in Skien, 2016.
Darkthrone’s seventeenth studio album, Arctic Thunder, is a seamless, genre-hopping lexicon of death growls, doom dirges, and thrash runs as immediate as they are all-encompassing. Ever since they first slicked on the corpse paint in 1986, the seminal Norwegian black metal band Darkthrone have raged an unrelenting war on the Puritanical mores of the West: devout Christianity, blind patriotism to both God and Country, the status quo’s broader distrust of anything rock.
180g Heavyweight Vinyl includes MP3 download Comes with printed inner sleeve. Comes with digital album download code card. Was recorded at our old rehearsal place from 1988-90, 400 meters away from Creative Studios where "A Blaze In The Northern Sky" and "Under A Funeral Moon" were recorded. Vocals done in Porsgrunn.
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. 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.
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Lyrics By [Lyrics, September And October 2015] – FenrizMusic By – Fenriz
Lyrics By [Lyrics] – Culto*Music By – Nocturno Culto
Lyrics By [Lyrics, Late October 2015] – FenrizMusic By – Fenriz
Lyrics By [Lyrics] – Culto*Music By – Nocturno Culto
Lyrics By [Lyrics, On The Brink Of November 2015] – FenrizMusic By – Fenriz
|6||Throw Me Through The Marshes
Lyrics By [Lyrics, June 2015] – FenrizMusic By – Nocturno Culto
|7||Deep Lake Trespass
Lyrics By – Culto*Music By – Nocturno Culto
|8||The Wyoming Distance
Lyrics By [Lyrics, September, October 2015] – FenrizMusic By – Fenriz
- Mastered At – Enormous Door Studios
- Recorded At – The Bomb Shelter
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Peaceville
- Copyright (c) – Peaceville
- Manufactured By – Optimal Media GmbH – AG37466
- Art Direction [Deciding Things] – Fenriz
- Design, Illustration – Matthew Vickerstaff
- Engineer [Engineered], Mixed By – Nocturno Culto
- Guitar [Strings], Bass [Strings], Vocals, Songwriter [Songwriting] – Nocturno Culto
- Mastered By – Jack*
- Photography By [Photo By, Gylve Fenris "Kvass I Takom" Nagell] – Marte
- Photography By [Photo By, Nocturno Culto] – Gaute*
- Producer [Produced By] – Darkthrone
- Songwriter [Songwriting], Drums, Lyrics By [Lyrics] – Gylve Fenris "Kvass I Takom" Nagell*
NotesMastered [...] at Enormous Door Mastering
Arctic Thunder was recorded at our old rehearsal place from 1988-1990, 400 meters away from Creative Studios where 'A Blaze In The Northern Sky' and 'Under A Funeral Moon' were recorded. Vocals done in Porsgrunn (Thanx Anders I Nod)
Arctic Thunder was recorded in late 2015. The Rehearsal place is called The Bomb Shelter. Additional recordings in Skien, 2016. Being back in Bombercommet would not be possible without Nicklas Erdal, Morten Bjarkeid, Bjorn Bukholm.
℗ 2016 Peaceville Records
© 2016 Peaceville Records
℗ 2016 Peaceville Records. © 2016 Peaceville Records.
Made in Germany.
Random copies preordered from Peaceville came with the Arctic Thunder (2 Track Promo 2016).
The Mastering SID code appears twice, and in both cases uses the florin sign (iƒpi).
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 8 01056 85682 1
- Barcode (Scanned): 801056856821
- Matrix / Runout: manufactured by optimal media GmbH AG37466-01
- Mastering SID Code: ifpiL573
- Mastering SID Code: ifpi L573
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 9705
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|VILELP568X||Darkthrone||Arctic Thunder (LP, Album, Ltd, Ora)||Peaceville||VILELP568X||Europe||2016|
|VILELP 666||Darkthrone||Arctic Thunder (LP, Ltd, Pic)||Peaceville, Peaceville||VILELP 666||Europe||2017|
|CDVILED738||Darkthrone||Arctic Thunder (CD, Album, RE)||Peaceville||CDVILED738||Europe||2018|
|VILELP568, VILELP568W||Darkthrone||Arctic Thunder (LP, Album, Ltd, Whi)||Peaceville, Peaceville||VILELP568, VILELP568W||Germany||2016|