10:30 - RazMan @RedOctober In Anathemas case I think it's good, Distan satellites was a bit disappointing but other that that I've loved all their albums. But Opeth won't climb out of the grave they dug with the three last albums.
08:56 - RedOctober The probability of Opeth becoming metal again is similar to Anathema becoming metal again.
08:49 - God Alone [link] It's 29 minutes long, but I read on The Ajna Offensive fb page it's an LP, not an EP.
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Borknagar's vocalist Vintersorg is recovering from surgery. He underwent an ear surgery recently. As you might recall, Vintersorg was injured last year in a fall resulting in fractures to the skull, brain hemorrhage, and a momentary dysfunctional hearing on one ear. Hopefully, he will be able to recover from this. It's still early to tell at this point.
Borknagar are currently hard at work recording their new album to follow Urd. Today, however, guitarist Øystein Garnes Brun shared some bad news. Vocalist Vintersorg (also in Vintersorg and Cronian) injured himself in a fall resulting in fractures to the skull, and brain hemorrhage. The Norwegian melodic black metallers say that the new album might be delayed due to his treatment and until he recovers. Hopefully, he can recover fully.
Swedish duo Vintersorg have debuted a new video. With a new opus titled Naturbål ("Nature's Bonfire") coming in June, this is the first taste of new material since they released Orkan in 2012. Prepare yourself and watch the band's new video for "Lågornas rov" (created by Twitchy Films) which is available here. Do you like this new track?
Vintersorg are back with a new album this year! After releasing Orkan two years ago, the Swedish metallers now present you Naturbål. It will contain nine tracks and the album cover artwork has been unveiled, which means you can take a look at it now here. As for the release date, mark your calendars for a June 27th release via Napalm Records.
"Havets Nåd", another new track and the sixth to be featured on the new album Orkan is now available for streaming below. The track is taken from Swedish black folk metallers Vintersorg's upcoming new album, which is scheduled to be released on June 29th in Europe and July 10th in the USA and Canada via Napalm Records. In case you missed it, details about the album were earlier reported here, where you can also listen to the title track "Orkan".
"Orkan", the title track from Swedish black folk/progressive metallers Vintersorg's upcoming new album is now available for streaming at the band's Facebook page. Orkan is scheduled to be released on June 29th via Napalm Records and is the follow-up to last year's Jordpuls.
To the joy of all, Napalm Records has set the release date for Jordpuls, the new record from Vintersorg for March 25th.
According to the accompanying press release, Jordpuls (trans: Earth's Pulse) adds yet another masterpiece to Vintersorg's already impressive discography. The unrelenting visionary allows this particular album to glimpse back at the past. The result is an imposing symbiosis of traditional and modern elements taken from the Swede's characteristic sound cosmos. Folk metal anthems meet icy black metal passages and Nordic melodies. The mix delivers multifaceted and memorable songs that carry the mastermind's unique signature.
The album is completely sung in Swedish and its lyrics borrow from Vintersorg's past themes: Revolving around man and nature, unique phenomena in the wild, and philosophical observations. Vintersorg's unmistakable and powerful vocals-from clean to extreme-reign over each track with resounding force, while his production prowess gives the songs a crystal-clear and potent sound. Jordpuls impressively combines tradition with modernism, while showcasing the best of the Swedish visionary.
According to bravewords.com, Swedish folk metallers Vintersorg are scheduled to release their new album, "Solens Rötter" (artwork here), on April 27th in Europe and on May 22nd in North America via Napalm Records. The album title translates in English to The Origin Of The Sun.
The album was recently described as "Hymn-like passages, traditional Nordic soundscapes, cold Black Metal, and Swedish lyrics come together to forge this latest masterpiece."
Tracks to appear on the release include: 'Kosmosaik', 'Naturens Mystär', 'Vad Aftonvindens Andning Viskar', 'Spirar och Gror', 'Strålar'.
Vintersorg posted the following message on his official website:
"The new album will be finished recorded after the summer. There're some things that has to be solved but most of the guitars are recorded, the keyboards are done and some other FX are also completed.
We'll record the drums and bass during the summer, this time our live session drummer Benny Hägglund will be perfoming with us. For the bass we'll work with our live session bass player Johan Lindgren and we think it'll be a very interesting album from several aspects. The metal element are extended still melody is there of course. The most striking thing is that the lyrics will be this time is Swedish.
Waterclime is a new "traditional progressive and symphonic rock filtered through a Nordic mind with Scandinavian folk tones and at times a jazzy ambient atmosphere" project by Vintersorg, and his debut album entitled "The Astral Factor" is set to be released on 20th of January 2006. To see the cover art click here.
Vintersorg plays all the instruments and vocals on the album. Matthias Marklund (lead guitar on "The Astral Factor" and "Painting Without Colour") and Magnus Lindgren (on "Mountains") are guests on the album. for more info visit: http://www.lionmusic.com/waterclime.htm
Vintersorg mainman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg) has issued the following update regarding the group's current activities:
"We're working hard on the new material. The songs feel very artistic, some progressive elements are of course there, but it's taken a more symphonic approach. The recording of the piece will take place next year and we're really looking forward to it. With so many ideas and visions, we feel that we can produce a very good album. I've also written material for a MCD that takes a look back to the past, while remaining innovative and inspiring. We plan to to record it in 2005 as well."
With regard to his Fission project, in which he is joined by Vintersorg live session drummer Benny "Hägge" Hägglund, Hedlund said, "In the Fission camp everything is great. We have four songs for the next album and are now fine-tuning our sound. So be prepared for a very energetic and thrashy album, where melody is still present. It will have some very haunting moments as well."
VINTERSORG, the band led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), have posted the lyrics to their upcoming album, "The Focusing Blur", at their official web site.
As previously reported, "The Focusing Blur" is due on February 16, 2004 through Napalm Records.
The complete track listing for "The Focusing Blur" (view cover here) is as follows:
01. Prologue Dialogue - The Reason
02. The Essence
03. The Thesis's Seasons
04. Matrix Odyssey
05. Star Puzzled
06. A Sphere In A Sphere? (To Infinity)
07. A Microscopical Macrocosm
08. Blindsight Complexity
09. Dark Matter Mystery (Blackbody Spectrum)
11. Artifacts Of Chaos (instrumental)
VINTERSORG, the band led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), have set a February 16, 2004 release date through Napalm Records for their forthcoming album, "The Focusing Blur". A four-minute 35-second MP3 file containing soundclips of five tracks that will appear on the album can be downloaded here: http://home.pi.be/~vercaua1/Preview.mp3
As previously reported, the follow-up to last year's "Visions From The Spiral Generator" is being described by Hedlund as "both intricate and flowing… It holds a nice balance between the usual VINTERSORG elements, like harmony and cacophony, warmth and coldness, melodism and monotonism, speed and calmness, ambience and focus."