2022 release. From their formation back in 1986, to becoming one of Norways's finest musical exports (with a number of highly revered black metal masterpieces released in the early 90's helping to solidify their legacy), Darkthrone has continued to evolve and challenge in equal measure, throughout their illustrious recording career spanning over three decades. And now, the ever-productive duo of Nocturno and Fenriz continue their own metallic saga with a new selection of fine, vintage sounding headbanging classics in the making. Astral Fortress is itself a swift follow-up to 2021's Eternal Hails opus, as a result of Darkthrone's consistent and ongoing writing process, which has been in force for some years now. For Darkthrone does not sleep - it only waits.