The new era of Immortal is officially underway with Northern Chaos Gods marking the first in the band's storied history not to feature iconic frontman and guitarist Abbath.

"We are eternally dedicated to Immortal and our own musical past," states the band. "The album is conceptual, and the first step in the reclaiming of our past grimness and attitude. Loyalty to the fans and our own musical history is very significant in this. Our new album will soon be available, with songs from the very gates of Blashyrkh - the realm of all darkness and cold."

Norway's coldest black metal act will release the record on July 6 through Nuclear Blast and you can check out the artwork below. The band, now consisting of just Demonaz (vocals, guitar) and Horgh (drums), promise to release the title track digitally on May 11th, following it up two weeks later with a May 24 7" vinyl physical release. Pre-orders for the single can be placed here.

After a legal battle over the name, Immortal ousted Abbath, who then went on to form a solo project. Horgh and Demonaz have accused him of snatching material that was planned for the next Immortal release and the two started from scratch for this new album. The duo also shed some light on the split, citing frequently canceled rehearsal sessions and Abbath's personal problems.

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