Darkthrone is back with a brand new single "Caravan Of Broken Ghosts," which really leans hard into the band's currently doomy sound. And if you've ever wanted to hear Darkthrone with acoustic guitars, here it is! It works and it's fantastic.
"There is a revisit vibe of Quintessence at first, which is a total coincidence as it is Ted’s song and I wrote 'Q,'" said Fenriz of the track. "The song then explodes into fiercer metal, pounding and catching there as well, with clever riff shifts. And then the classic doom ending. Thank you, Ted"
Darkthrone's new album Astral Fortress was recorded at Chaka Khan Studios in Oslo with Ole Øvstedal and Silje Høgevold, where Darkthrone also recorded the Eternal Hails album. Pre-orders for the album are available here.
"As usual, Ted makes music by playing himself and riffs just come to me," said Fenriz of the album. "I think since 2016's Arctic Thunder, we have mostly been inspired by our own back catalogue. I can hear many of my riffs eventually sounding like a plethora of bands but this seldom seems to correlate with what others hear. As you’ll know by now I never talk about the lyrics or the inspiration behind them and I would never want any lyrics that I like of others to be explained to me but I will tell you this, it is darker than ever, it is seething with hell."