Bassist/vocalist ICS Vortex and Borknagar have confirmed that Borknagar's new album is finally completed. This will be good news for the fans of the band who have been waiting for the follow-up to Urd (2012) for a while now. The master "tape" of their new album was officially delivered to their label Century Media Records. According to guitarist Øystein Garnes Brun, the album will contain 8 songs for the standard version and a limited version of the album will have an extra song.
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.
Norwegian progressive black metallers Borknagar are happy to announce that original vocalist Kristoffer "Garm" Rygg (Ulver) is to guest on two tracks of the band's upcoming album, due out this fall through Century Media. The as-yet-untitled album will be mixed in June by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studio.
As their fans wait for their next album, Punishment 18 Records is preparing to reissue Borknagar classic album The Olden Domain. Originally released in 1997 by Century Media Records, their second full-length album marks the beginning of Borknagar's transition to a new extreme metal vision, following an evolution of a more progressive approach to Viking-themed metal artistic movement, according to the label.
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.
Norwegian melodic black metallers Borknagar have been busy writing and with the pre-production for the follow up of Urd this year and have released an update regarding the process. Earlier this month, the band announced that they would begin tracking drums for the new album on October 16th. So, now you can start thinking about what the band will do next. The recordings have begun.
Melodic black metallers Borknagar have announced nine European tour dates for next year. This tour, which is their first ever headliner tour in Europe, is set to take place in March 2014. The tour is part of the Niflheim Festival tours and will be the first time Borknagar tour in Europe since 1998, the first real tour since 1999. The tour will also feature support bands Månegarm, Ereb Altor and Shade Empire. All the more reasons to go.
Norwegian melodic black metallers Borknagar have premiered a new video for the song "The Earthling", off their latest album Urd, at this location. Alternatively, you can watch the video below. Urd was released in March through Century Media.
Norwegian melodic black metallers Borknagar are streaming the new track "Frostrite" through the band's Facebook page. To access the song, "Like" is required.
The song comes off the band's latest effort Urd, which is out today in Europe and tomorrow (March 27th) in North America through Century Media. More album details were previously reported here and here.
Norwegian black metallers Borknagar have announced the addition of new drummer Baard Kolstad to the band. Baard will take over duties replacing David Kinkade, who parted ways with the band last year. He joins, having been discovered by Vortex in the spring of 2011 while recording in Toproom Studio with a band. After this, both Borknagar and ICS Vortex were asked to participate in the anniversary recording of Metallica's Black Album, and as Asgeir Mickelson was unavailable, Vortex called up Baard and asked him to play on the song.
"Roots", a brand new song from Norwegian metallers Borknagar, is available for streaming at this location.
"Roots" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Urd, which will be released on March 26 in Europe and March 27 in North America via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Paradise Lost, Katatonia) in Örebro, Sweden. More details about Urd were previously reported over here.
Norwegian melodic black metallers Borknagar have unveiled the artwork and tracklist of their forthcoming album, Urd, which will be released on March 26th, 2012 in Europe as well as March 27th, 2012 in North America via Century Media Records. The album's artwork was designed by Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco, who has already worked on the band's previous Universal release. More album details here.
Norwegian melodic black metallers Borknagar have finalized mixing duties for their upcoming studio album with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Paradise Lost, Katatonia, etc.) in Sweden and have now checked in to announce that their new effort will be titled Urd and is to be released on March 26th, 2012 in Europe as well as March 27th, 2012 in North America via Century Media Records.
Norwegian melodic black metallers Borknagar are currently at Fascination Street studio working on their upcoming new album, and the band has now checked in with the following update: "Øystein, Lars and myself arrived in Fascination Street Studio last night and today we're already hard at work with the mixing process. I don't want to say much more, only share a few pics here, but this is different! Enjoyable, Majestic, Brilliant! Can't wait to release this..."
Borknagar have decided to part ways with the US drummer David Kinkade. This is first and foremost due to the logistical challenges we have been facing having a US drummer in a Norwegian band the last couple of years. Sometimes reality bites and in order to be a fully operative band, we need a drummer based in Norway. The split is of friendly manner and we would like to say thanks for everything David has contributed with in relations to the band and we would also like to wish him the best of luck for his future endevours.
Borknagar is currently finishing up the recording of the 9th. album which is planned to be released early next year. As we speak Vintersorg and ICS Vortex are working on the vocal arrangements and we are all exited about the new effort we currently are brewing. The album will be mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren in Fascination Street Studio later this years.