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"Urd"

Discussion in 'Borknagar' started by Alteredmindeath, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Alteredmindeath

    Alteredmindeath Pathfinder Chronicler

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    I can't wait to hear the vocal arsenal. I'm very much anticipating this release!


    Norwegian avantgarde metallers BORKNAGAR have completed work on their new studio album with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, KATATONIA) in Örebro, Sweden. Entitled "Urd", the CD will be released on March 26 in Europe and March 27 in North America via Century Media Records.

    Commented BORKNAGAR mastermind Øystein G. Brun: "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…"

    BORKNAGAR 2012 is:

    * Øystein G. Brun (Cronian, ex-Molested) – Clean and Electric Guitar
    * Vintersorg (VINTERSORG, FISSION) - Grim Vocals, Clean Vocals and Choirs
    * Lars A. Nedland (SOLEFALD, ex-CARPATHIAN FOREST) - Keyboards, Clean Vocals, Choirs
    * Jens F. Ryland (ICS VORTEX) - Lead Guitar
    * ICS Vortex (ex-DIMNMU BORGIR, ARCTURUS, ICS VORTEX) - Bass, Clean Vocals and Choirs
     
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    this fuckin' made my day. 3/27 can't come soon enough
     
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    Thanks for posting this, what a pleasant surprise!
     
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    Indeed, really have high expectations about this, even more considering that the great three are now in one band; Øystein can certainly brag about that.
     
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    Even if the title has everything to think about TOD and TAC themes, let's hope it'll be epic as those albums.
     
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    AnTz0r Crimson King

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    great news!

    who drummed? session appearance by asgeir mickelson? who will take the throne @ inferno?
     
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    i think Dave played on this one, as he did on Universal
     
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    Well, he actually played the drums for Urd, but the recordings were last year and the line up anounced says "Borknagar 2012".
     
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    Some worldwide release dates for "Urd"...

    March
    23 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway
    26 - UK, Benelux, France, Greece, Denmark, Portugal, Rest Of Europe
    27 - Spain, Italy
    28 - Sweden, Finland, Hungary
    30 - Australia, New Zealand
     
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    That artwork is awesome! I think the direction in this album will be something less prog and more brutal * I hope* not that i don't liked universal, i loved it ..but would be amazing to hear a more aggresive approach in the new album this time, like "The Olden Domain".

    Any hopes to hear a sample or two soon??
     
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    I'm guessing they'll release a track on february 9th.

     
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    I saw on fb, I hope they will do that :D
     
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    can't wait! not too sure about a more aggressive touch though...

    touring is still highly demanded, go for it guys ;)
     
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    I'm really wondering how Øystein handled the vocals.
     
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    It's the 9th, but no update on their facebook yet.
     
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