Romanian atmospheric black metallers Negură Bunget are back with an update about an upcoming EP to be released in May and a mysterious change in their musical direction.
The band released the following update: "The beginning of 2013 brings Negură Bunget on a highlighted evolution path. A significant development occurred within our line-up. We are pleased to announce we refined a new concept and approach towards our live and studio performances. At the center of the band there is a core of dedicated musicians involved in all the band projects. This core is complemented by an additional sphere of musicians for special performances and studio works. This approach helps us enrich our grip towards traditional instruments use and performance. We are also shaping things towards a new visual and musical atmosphere of our performances to undertake a complete transformation."
Negură Bunget - Gînd a-prins - EP / European Tour: "We are delighted to announce the first concrete endeavour of the present Negură Bunget collective will be a 7" EP titled Gînd a-prins (Incandescent Thought). The two tracks of the EP are 'Tăul Fără Fund' (Abysmal Mire) and 'Curgerea Muntelui' (Flow of the Mountain). The EP serves as a gradual introduction towards the first part of the Transilvanian Trilogy - Tău, planned for release in the second part of the year. The two songs develop the major musical directions of the album, which melt together in the end into the larger visual concept.
The EP will be released by Prophecy Productions in May 2013 in a limited vinyl edition only. Complementing the release of the EP we set up a small European Tour to introduce the audience with the atmosphere of our new works. Complete schedule will be announced soon. There's more coming out with the EP, so stay tuned for further details!"
What's even funnier is that the former members that left recently are forming their own band and they will be using the majority of the compositions for the first part of the trilogy on their future album. I am curious now, Dordeduh separated from Negura Bunget and they already released a blast of an album and now another faction splited from Negura Bunget... the competition seems to be very heated.
Negru alone cannot do anything, as he is not the main composer of the group, and seeing that 2/3 of the band left, I cannot wait to see what what the other members under the moniker Ysadora will release.