Burzum - Announce New Album Details

Norwegian black metal one-man band Burzum has announced the release of a new album entitled Umskiptar in May via Byelobog Productions. The artwork and tracklist of the album were also revealed.

Varg Vikernes posted the following on the band's official website: "Burzum persists. A new Burzum album, titled Umskiptar (Metamorphoses), is scheduled for release in May 2012 on Byelobog Productions. Umskiptar consists of 65 minutes of skaldic metal, recorded in Grieghallen Studio in Bergen in September 2011."

"The lyrics on Umskiptar are all taken from a Norse poem, Völuspá. For an English translation of the lyrics see the book Sorcery And Religion In Ancient Scandinavia."

Umskiptar tracklist:

01. Blóðstokkinn
02. Jóln
03. Alfadanz
04. Hit Helga Tré
05. Æra
06. Heiðr
07. Valgaldr
08. Galgviðr
09. Surtr Sunnan
10. Gullaldr
11. Níðhöggr

Source: burzum.org
Band profile: Burzum
Posted: 21.01.2012 by Void Eater

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26.01.2012 - 16:20
Orm KrigGud
Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.01.2012 at 22:00

Well, I obviously disagree here, Burzum latest 2 albums are irrelevant to the scene as a whole, it's quite a fact if we just look at how it doesn't affect anything in the scene that much in the large scale of things, even more so considering the amount of excellent black metal that has been released this year, Varg can't keep up with the competition. Fallen was ok/good but compared to the hightlights of this year it doesn't stand a chance.

How about another Edward Cullen avatar for you if this one turns out to be a good listen as well. If it isn't good in your opinion, post a full album review on why you feel this way etc.
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Transilvanian Hunger
28.01.2012 - 14:43
Written by Daniell on 21.01.2012 at 20:32

Someone stop this guy before he smashes his reputation to pieces by releasing two mediocre albums per year. Not that I ever liked him, but he was influential back in the day after all.

Smash his reputation? He's probably best known for being a convicted murderer and an unabashed racist

But as far as his musical reputation goes: I think he made more than enough quality old school black metal, to satisfy me anyway. I'm enjoying seeing Varg branch out and try more progressive things. It's refreshing to hear metal that doesn't sound like every other band. Really looking forward to hearing this as I really enjoyed Fallen.

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