Release Date: July 6, 2018
IMMORTAL’s new album is a blizzard agitating the very foundations of black metal. With rabid furore, teeth-baring aggression and an eerie cold that crawls deep into the very bones of the listener after only a few unrelenting seconds, Immortal have erected a new superior kingdom of frost on top of their existing legacy. ‘Northern Chaos Gods’, consequently, is the very essence of IMMORTAL; a distillate of grimness that will once again heave the band onto the ice throne of Norwegian black metal. “This is how Immortal is meant to sound”, croaks Demonaz, “and this is an album that pays tribute to our musical past as well.”
The songs on ‘Northern Chaos Gods’ sound like they were cleaved out of a massive glacier. Grim, harsh and frostbitten, gripped by a triumphant ambiance – it’s an apocalyptic tribute to the complete and glorious past of this living legend. Once again with the help of producer Peter Tägtgren, IMMORTAL has unleashed another classic album!
“The vision was to make the ultimate album both for us and for the IMMORTAL fans”,Demonaz continues. “An ultimate journey through Blashyrkh, the realm of all darkness and cold.”
The sons of northern darkness have unleashed a Nordic winter’s storm, covering each and every soul.
It’s an album meant to bring the listeners to their knees in grandiose wintery surroundings, as well as a direct blast into that one and only IMMORTALbattle ready chant.
IMMORTALare imperishable just like the permafrost up in the far north, as they successfully proved with the seven-year gap between »Sons of Northern Darkness« and »All Shall Fall«. “We want to be timeless” says Demonaz, nodding his iconically war-painted head. Aside from delivering his trademark guitar sound, he also coruscates with a rasping, raw vocal performance direct from the northern abyss. ‘Northern Chaos Gods’ culminates its blistering journey with ‘Mighty Ravendark’, a bow before one of their grandest efforts.
“We have never actually seen ourselves as a part of any scene, but work our own way, as always with very little outside influence.”
IMMORTAL are unleashing a record honouring old virtues yet establishing new standards. A band that has proved their skills each and every time they had to, ‘Northern Chaos Gods’ is no exception.
Key tracks: ‘Northern Chaos Gods’, ‘Gates ToBlashyrkh’