The anomaly (and black mass throwers) known as Ghost are putting the finishing touches on their new studio album due out next year on Loma Vista Recordings. Producer Nick Raskulinecz (Death Angel, Deftones) has been summoned to serve as producer on the effort.

Listen to a new Ghost track at this link.

[Via Press Release]

Black metal legends Darkthrone will issue their latest slab of unending kvlt grimness in the form of The Underground Resistance on Feb. 26. It will be out via Peaceville Records. The band issued the following statement regarding their latest opus:

"The Underground Resistance is Darkthrone's latest venture through the metal cosmos, and first new album since the 2010 opus, Circle the Wagons. It contains Darkthrone's trademark masterful riffing in a broad range of styles, effortlessly bounding through the annals of classic metal, taking in thrash, speed and black metal, and not forgetting a dose of punk. All in all, a ferocious and dynamic set of tracks drenched in Fenriz's and Nocturno's rich and diverse tastes in all things metal, primarily those rooted firmly in the spirit of the '80s. Six tracks long, and each one an epic in itself, this is undoubtedly Darkthrone's strongest outing of late." [Blabbermouth]

Listen to 'Under a Funeral Moon' from Darkthrone

Eyes Set to Kill will participate in a Stickam session tomorrow, Dec. 14 at 8PM MT. It will be hosted by their label Century Media. Alexia Rodriguez will perform an acoustic song and fans can engage in a live video chat with the band.

About the chat, the band stated, "We are really excited for this! We realize we have been quiet for a bit so we wanted to reach out to everyone & talk about what's been going on in ESTK world, as well as take the time to chat with all our amazing fan-base!"

Go here to watch it. [Via Press Release]