Darkthrone sail against the tides of trend and disposable metal; uncompromising and defiant as ever – an ideology expanded upon by Fenriz when explaining the meaning behind the title:
"The new metal decade starts with our album. It is a message to the Invaders of our metal domain to circle their wagons!!!
With our own brand of heavy metal/speed metal-punk we are a constant ambush on the modern overground metal traitors. Join us in our fight against instant gratification.... and let's see who stands when the smoke clears...
Album by album we gnaw away at the overwhelming mass of so-called raw metal out there - well, the only time i saw something raw wrapped in plastic was when it was DEAD meat. And so in the long run, all raw bands with old raw sound WINS – and your plastic paradise instant gratification sound vanishes with time".
DIE HARD! "I HATE, THEREFORE I AM" - Fenriz
Artwork for the album comes once again courtesy of Dennis Dread, notable for his talents on previous Darkthrone albums, Fuck Off & Die and 2008’s Dark Thrones and Black Flags, as well as for US greats, Abscess.
Those Treasures Will Never Befall You
Running For Borders
I Am The Graves Of The 80s
Circle The Wagons
Black Mountain Totem
I Am The Working Class
Eyes Burst At Dawn
Bränn Inte Slottet