CD, Peaceville, Jewel Case, Clear tray, 8-page booklet, Sealed, Hype sticker, 2021
Eternal Hails…. - the 2021 studio album of epic Black Metal from Norwegian legends Darkthrone - contains five sprawling masterworks.
“Five heavy dinosaurs looking in wonder and bewilderment at the stars.” - Fenriz
Eschewing the process of using their own Necrohell II studios - which has served the band so well over the last 15 years - and welcoming a change of environment and the opportunity to experiment with new ideas, Eternal Hails…… was recorded at Chaka Khan Studio in Oslo, and engineered by Ole Ovstedal and Silje Høgevold, breathing new life into the sound while retaining the essence of Darkthrone’s natural, raw feeling.
The cover artwork features the piece Pluto and Charon (1972), from renowned science fiction artist David A. Hardy; a hugely inspirational image for both Fenriz and Nocturno Culto spanning several decades, and this also stands as a symbolic link between the genre-bending styles apparent on Darkthrone’s earliest works, to those same traits evident on Eternal Hails….