Peaceville Records has set an October 20 release date for the new album from the Norwegian black metal band DARKTHRONE, entitled "Dark Thrones & Black Flags".
DARKTHRONE's last album, "F.O.A.D.", was released in September 2007 via Peaceville. An EP, "NWOBHM" (New Wave Of Black Heavy Metal), preceded the full-length CD in July 2007.
DARKTHRONE released a three-CD box set entitled "Frostland Tapes" on June 23 via Peaceville Records. "Frostland Tapes" is described in a press release as "a fascinating trip into the earliest years of the band and the first official release ever to contain all four of DARKTHRONE's demos in one place. 'Frostland Tapes' also includes a rare live recording from Denmark in 1990 (one of only a handful of live appearances that DARKTHRONE has ever made) and, perhaps most significantly, the previously unreleased version of the infamous 1991 'Goatlord' rehearsal session. These songs were intended to feature on the proposed second album before the band changed direction and the tapes were confined to the vaults. Vocals were subsequently added in the mid-Nineties, but they are presented here as the recording sounded in 1991 — instrumental genius, showing the complexity and intricacy of a band with a great future ahead of them. The set comes in a rigid digibook featuring an interview with the band, chronicling their early days, ambitions and inspirations."