17:16 - Apothecary Did someone share this the other day? It's OK-ish, but I feel like all the tracks sound too much alike. Really haven't been hearing many highlights for blackened doom this year [link]
More new music! Norwegian black metallers Borknagar will release their tenth studio album, Winter Thrice, on January 22nd, 2016 via Century Media. Therefore, the band is now launching a promotional video clip directed by David Solbjørg and Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud of Twitchy Films for the album's title track, which also features former/original vocalist and Ulver-mastermind Kristoffer Rygg on guest vocals. The song is special because it features the 4 vocalists the band has had. The clip can be seen below.
Prepare for some big news from Borknagar today. The Norwegians just revealed the cover that will grace Winter Thrice; that is their new album which is being released on January 22nd, 2016 via Century Media Records worldwide. The 10th studio album of the black metallers will feature eight new songs. One of them is available as of now. It's called "The Rhymes Of The Mountain" and it opens the album. Stop what you are doing and give it a spin below!
The newest studio album by Borknagar is completed and now set for a worldwide release through Century Media Records on January 22nd, 2016. Today the first details are out in the open. The album is entitled Winter Thrice and will be the 10th album by these Norwegian black metal purveyors. The album was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studio in Sweden by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Kreator, Paradise Lost, etc.), who already took care of mixing duties for their previous album Urd in 2012. Now you wait in anticipation for what's next.
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.