ALBUM REVIEW: Borknagar – Fall

Borknagar is one of Norway’s acclaimed heavy metal acts known for their striking Scandinavian sound and resolute resilience. Their beginnings sprouted thirty years ago and over that time they have proven their merit by cultivating complex concoctions full of genre-bending wonders. They are well seasoned in their affluent brewing of black, progressive, and folk elements making their work notable. 

Their capabilities continue to shine bright on their next full-length record where they push boundaries and explore new depths of their skill sets on Fall (Century Media Records).

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Borknagar Releases Visualizer “Dauden (Remaster 2021)”

Black metal pioneers Borknagar have just released their 25th anniversary re-issue of their   self-titled debut album worldwide today via the band’s longtime label partner Century Media Records. To celebrate the release, the band have released a new visualizer clip for their track “Dauden (Remaster 2021)”, which was created by Wanderley Perna / W Designer. The band will be on tour all of 2022 including supporting Rotting Christ, with Wolfheart & Abigail Williams and one more band TBD for the “Devastation Of The Nation” – North American Tour next spring! Check out the visualizer clip now!  Continue reading

Video: Borknagar -Winter Thrice

Borknagar Winter thrice

Norwegian black metal legends Borknagar has unveiled their début video for the title track of their forthcoming album, their tenth in their career. Winter Thrice releases on January 22nd, 2016 from Century Media Records. You can watch the video for the ‘Winter Thrice’ track at this link or below:


Directed by David Solbjorg and Kjetil Kolbjornsrud of Twitchy Films, the ‘Winter Thrice’ track features former/original vocalist and Ulver-mastermind Kristoffer Rygg on guest vocals.


Borknagar Guitarist and founder Øystein G. Brun commented about the video:

“Finally it’s time to present our brand new video for the song “Winter Thrice”. Being the title track for the 10th album, we wanted this to be something special. We are indeed a special band. The song and the video features all the 4 vocalists throughout our 20 years of adventure, including Kristoffer Rygg a.k.a. Garm, who was our very first vocalist back in the days. The video was produced by the eminent team from Twitchy Films and was captured at various locations in Norway; first and foremost at the amazing Midgard Historiske Senter at Borre, but also in the furious wilderness of the wintry Telemark. We all laid our hearts into this project, we hope that shines through! Enjoy and happy holidays!”


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Borknagar Winter Thrice track listing:

1. The Rhymes Of The Mountain

2. Winter Thrice

3. Cold Runs The River

4. Panorama

5. When Chaos Calls

6. Erodent

7. Noctilucent

8. Terminus

Pre-Order Winter Thrice here:

In celebration of the album release Borknagar has released a special branded, band-themed Beard Oil

Borknagar confirmed festival dates for 2016:

Jun 17 – 19: Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, BE
Jul 03: With Full Force – Roitzschjora, DE

Aug 04 – 06: Wacken, Wacken DE


Borknagar line-up:

Øystein G. Brun – Clean and Electric Guitars

Vintersorg – Grim Vocals, Clean Vocals and Choirs

Jens F. Ryland – Lead Guitars

ICS Vortex – Bass, Clean Vocals and Choirs

Lars A. Nedland – Keys, Clean Vocals and Choirs

Baard Kolstad – Drums


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Borknagar Working On New Album, Original Vocalist On Two Songs


Norwegian post black metallers Borknagar have began recording a new studio album to follow up 2012’s Urd!, and original vocalist Kristoffer Rygg (aka Garm/Fiery G Maelstrom/Trixter G) has recorded vocals for two songs. Jens Bogren is set to mix at Fascination Street Studio (Opeth, Kreator, Katatonia), and is expected out in late 2015 via Century Media Records.

Borknagar’s Øystein G. Brun (guitars) comments:

“These days, 20 years ago, Kristoffer and I hooked up for the very first time in Bergen to record vocals for the BORKNAGAR debut album. Glorious days, indeed. Last night I was barely asleep as I got the first vocal samples from Kristoffer late yesterday evening – and have been listening to the songs repeatedly since then. Being a former bandmate and a huge fan of his work ever since we parted ways back in the days, I certainly did expect a lot, but what he sent over this time around surpass every expectations. Really! Still trying to get my jaw back in position and the goosebumps seem to have turned chronic on me.

Kristoffer performs the lead vocals for one full song called ‘Winter Thrice’ and does additional vocals for another opus called ‘Terminus’.

Being a profoundly nostalgic person, this makes me reflect about how damn lucky I am to have been able to work with some of the finest vocalists in the world, throughout the years. Musically the upcoming album will be a celebration of just that. Along with the vocals of Vintersorg, ICS Vortex and Lazare, it should be needless to argue that this will be a very special album! Massively so! More info will follow soon!”

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