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.

Øystein G. Brun commented: "Our new album, Urd, was finished in mid December and all in all we spent about six months to record, produce and mix it. In the 'Bork-World' this isn't really long, but I can assure you that we have never before invested so much time, energy and effort into one single production. It has been a tough, yet inspiring ride. Since June 2011 I have constantly been working with this album, recording, editing and so forth - day and night. The same goes for my comrades. Never before have we made an album where everybody in the band has been so heavily involved and dedicated as this time around."

"Urd is surely the peak of our musical journey so far and we are extremely proud to have made this giant of an album! It's massive, it's emotional, it's fast, it's slow, it's epic, and it's progressive... all the ingredients that we have crafted our musical world on! And not to mention the 'golden threesome' on vocals (Vintersorg, Mr. Vortex and Lazare) really shines on this album... Do I need to say more?!"

Regarding where the album title fits in within Borknagar's historical context, Øystein explains: "Our previous album was called Universal and where should we go after an album title with such a magnitude? Well, we decided to head back home to earth. We really wanted to get back to the core of the band, where it all started - the admiration and pondering about nature and mankind's place therein. Urd is the name of one of the norns that according to northern mythology stands under Yggdrasill and weaves the lifeline of mankind. Urd is representing the past, while 'Verdande' is representing the present and 'Skuld' is representing the future. You might very well say that this is an ancient expression of what we today know as DNA. And I have always been very fascinated by the fact that parts and bits of our DNA actually derive from the very beginning of time. All living creatures are somewhat connected to the very first organic cell. That is some of the story behind the album title..."


Source: borknagar.com
Band profile: Borknagar
 
Posted: 16.01.2012 by JD



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3rdWorld - 16.01.2012 at 14:15  
Hellyeah...
ImperialTroll - 16.01.2012 at 15:34  
Golden Threesome. I lol'd so hard but really can't wait for this musical colossus.
Draugen - 16.01.2012 at 15:57  
Borknagar's golden threesome...well, thanks for that mental image...
Jiri - 16.01.2012 at 16:18  
Which one goes in the middle?
Ernis - 16.01.2012 at 20:20  
Written by Guest on 16.01.2012 at 15:34

Golden Threesome. I lol'd so hard but really can't wait for this musical colossus.


Threesome means "a group of three people" or "trio".

What did you think?
corrupt - 16.01.2012 at 20:31  
Written by Ernis on 16.01.2012 at 20:20

Written by Guest on 16.01.2012 at 15:34

Golden Threesome. I lol'd so hard but really can't wait for this musical colossus.


Threesome means "a group of three people" or "trio".

What did you think?

This maybe? What else?
Anyway, I hope they gave it a little more character than Universal. A touch of Empiricism or Epic couldn't hurt. Looking forward to it, but I won't get my hopes up. Hopefully they'll surprise me though.
Ernis - 16.01.2012 at 21:04  
Written by corrupt on 16.01.2012 at 20:31

This maybe? What else?
Anyway, I hope they gave it a little more character than Universal. A touch of Empiricism or Epic couldn't hurt. Looking forward to it, but I won't get my hopes up. Hopefully they'll surprise me though.


Yep, I'm also aware of the slang meaning... amazing how many normal words and expressions become dirty during the course of time...

Anyway, it's good news that Vortex is back in the band now and sings also on this upcoming release. Now if they only managed to get Garm back in the band in the future, it would be even better.
Jiri - 16.01.2012 at 21:29  
Written by Ernis on 16.01.2012 at 21:04

Now if they only managed to get Garm back in the band in the future, it would be even better.

+1
virtual-x - 16.01.2012 at 21:55  
I can wait for this
Vintersorg, Mr. Vortex and Lazare are gods!
Bad English - 16.01.2012 at 22:04  
Going beck to roots? I hope album art work be same like 1th album or something whit Norge nature or mythology , I love this band
M C Vice - 17.01.2012 at 09:19  
With a title like Urd, they should hope that it doesn't flop. The insults are just too obvious.
Sworn - 17.01.2012 at 10:01  
These guys always make good music, so it is probably gonna be a great album. But, nothing beats empiricism.

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