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Darkthrone’s New Song Is Filthy Black’N’Roll Perfection

On The Hardship Of The Scots, their first new track in three years, black metal legends Darkthrone remind you that only the riff is real.

Of the original bands in the Norwegian black metal movement, Darkthrone might be the truest. They never burned down churches, they’ve never played live, they’ve repented on the questionably political public statements of their youth, and they’ve gone from being grim lo-fi cultists to old misanthropic thrashers. Now, the band has released their first new track in three years, titled The Hardship Of The Scots, and it’s just as gross and riffy as you want it to be.

In a post on the official Darkthrone Facebook page, frontman Fenriz wrote: 

HI ALL OF YOU! As you may know we have a new album coming out (I am not on social media at all anymore so I don’t know what you’ve seen or heard so far) and Ted said that this time our fans will hear a new song first. So guys here it is — our new track, The Hardship Of The Scots” and since Ted and me always write our own songs, one song could not fully represent Old Star, but let’s start with this one

Normally the journalists and other scenesters get to check out new albums 234 months before fans get to hear it, but not this time .. you are first!

Listen to The Hardship Of The Scots below:

Check out the insane cover for Darkthrone’s Old Star below:

Dakrthrone Old Star

Darkthrone’s new album, Old Star, comes out May 31st on Peaceville, and is already available for preorder.

The band came in at the respectable #37 mark of our 50 Most Evil Songs Ever list for In The Shadow Of The Horns off of A Blaze In The Northern Sky, with the description, Eerily pre-emptive of the spree of church-burnings that would go on to hallmark the genre it might’ve been. But Darkthrone’s second LP was, in actuality, fixated on the primal evils of the past. Its howling second track would prove definitive. Seven minutes of defiant lo-fi production, frostbitten purpose and blunt-force simplicity, In The Shadow Of The Horns still sounds like abyssic hate” incarnate.”

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Posted on April 23rd 2019, 4:39p.m.
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