Norway’s blackened thrashers AURA NOIR will release their fifth full-length studio ablum, “Out To Die”, on March 23 via Indie Recordings.

Speaking to Terrorizer magazine shortly after a recent listening session in Oslo, AURA NOIR guitarist/vocalist Aggressor stated about the band’s new CD, “It feels right. That’s all I can say really. I’m not sitting here digging it; it’s more like I’m content with having the finished product there, and now we can go play live. Because I think our music comes into its element when we’re playing live. For me, a new album is like, ‘Okay, we have more songs to play live now.'”

“Out To Die” marks the return of guitarist Rune Eriksen (a.k.a. ex-MAYHEM guitarist/songwriter Blasphemer), who now resides in Portugal and leads his own band AVA INFERI. Eriksen made several trips back to Norway to work on the new AURA NOIR songs with Aggressor and Apollyon (guitar, bass, vocals, drums; also bassist in IMMORTAL).

“I wish we were all living in the same apartment and rehearsing every day, all three of us together, but obviously that’s not possible because we have our private lives and everything,” Aggressor told Terrorizer. “But it brought about some new ways of working, and it actually worked out okay in the end.”

“Out To Die” track listing:

01. Trenches
02. Fed To The Flames
03. Abbadon
04. The Grin From The Gallows
05. Withheld
06. Priest’s Hellish Fiend
07. Deathwish
08. Out To Die