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Winter Thrice
For the Elements: 1996-2006
The Archaic Course
The Olden Domain
Ragnarök Festival Ragnarök Festival 2019
Venue: Stadthalle Lichtenfels (Lichtenfels, Germany) Find tickets
Maryland Deathfest Maryland Deathfest 2019
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Borknagar Feb 20, 2019
ANDREAS "VINTERSORG" HEDLUND STEPS DOWN AS THE LEAD VOCALIST OF BORKNAGAR Due to personal reasons, Andreas "Vintersorg" Hedlund has decided to step down as the lead vocalist of BORKNAGAR. The decision is based on mutual understanding, respect and in a friendly manner with the rest of the band. BORKNAGAR would like to express their sincere gratitude for the musical brotherhood we have shared throughout the years and wish Andreas the very best in his future endeavours. There is no drama to this situation, and our friendship will remain. No one should be too surprised if "Vintersorg" reappears as a guest vocalist on a future record. As a natural consequence, I.C.S Vortex will take a step forward into the role as the band´s lead vocalist, and will, together with Lars Nedland, carry on BORKNAGARs legacy of vocal brilliance. Øystein G. Brun comments: "It is with a lot of respect, gratitude and good memories I see one of my brothers in music set sails for new shores. Times are changing, and we both saw this coming for a while. Even though we are splitting as partners in BORKNAGAR, I am happy to say that we have decided to carry on our musical brotherhood in Cronian (Official). A new album will be released whenever time allows for that." Andreas "Vintersorg" Hedlund comments ”Time has come to make some tough decisions and let reality set the rules. It is with both a light and heavy heart I leave Borknagar as the lead vocalist. The light part is that it´s done in an amicable way and that this is the right thing to do for me, in respect for the fans and Borknagar. The heavy part is that it’s hard to leave something this meaningful and beautiful. My situation after the accident makes it hard to tour, and my job situation complicates things further. So in a way I’m not ”leaving” as such, it’s more like I’m putting some oil into the Borknagar machinery so the band can keep their busy schedule, get out on the road and meet you guys. Borknagar will always have a special place in my heart and mind, and I hope that I can do some guest performances further down the road. The guys in the band are fantastic musicians and persons and I wish them the best of luck. However, Cronian is not dead and may shake its head before you know it.” BORKNAGAR is currently in the final stages of recording their eleventh album. It will be mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studio closer this spring. An official release date will be dropped in a not so distant future.
Borknagar Feb 16, 2019
In the final stages of recording our new album! Great session with #icsvortex #larsarenedland #crosoundstudio #oysteinbrun #borknagar #centurymedia
Borknagar Feb 03, 2019
ICS Vortex recording bass for the upcoming album. Thunderous and tasty!🤘 #newborknagaralbum #centurymediarecords
Borknagar Jan 19, 2019
Guitar session part II, finalizing leads and solos together with our new axeman. Stellar!! #newborknagaralbum #crosoundstudio #centurymediarecords #espguitars #positivegridbias
Borknagar Dec 19, 2018
BORKNAGAR RECORDING NEW ALBUM AND ADD NEW DRUMMER BJØRN DUGSTAD RØNNOW! Norway’s avant-garde Metallers BORKNAGAR are finally back in the studio in order to record their 11th album, following up 2016’s acclaimed “Winter Thrice” release. The new album will be once again mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studio (Opeth, Kreator, Amon Amarth, etc.) in March 2019 and is expected for a worldwide release via Century Media Records in fall of 2019. The upcoming album will also be the first to feature new drummer Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow replacing Baard Kolstad, who has announced to be leaving the group in good friendship due to busy schedules, heavy touring and various other musical commitments. Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow has already recorded drums for the upcoming BORKNAGAR album at Strand Studio in Oslo and can be seen pictured above together with BORKNAGAR mainman Oystein G. Brun. Øystein G. Brun comments: “So, again, we are about to set sail for new musical adventures. The horizon certainly looks broader, higher and shimmers even deeper than before. We are all extremely excited about this new album and the material therein. The album derives as a natural continuation from Winter Thrice, but we’ll take a huge leap forward as well. In all facets, that is. Baard leaving the band has been known to the band for quite some while, so absolutely no drama in regards to his departure. I am truly happy for the time we shared on and off stage over the past years and wish him nothing but the best for future to come. His future is indeed bright, the young man is already a legend! Who is the new drummer? His name is Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow and has proven to be a stunning drummer. No wonder Baard hooked us up. A few months ago, we had our first rehearsal and during the past week, we recorded the drums for the new album at Strand studio in Oslo together with engineer Marius Strand. The recording session turned out stellar. I am deeply impressed by the level of professionalism, dedication and sweaty efforts Bjørn put into this album. A drummer of world class. Mark my words. Last but not least we are stoked to once again be able to work with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studio. We will spend the next months doing the remaining recordings in various studios and eventually do the mix/master of the album at Fascination Street Studio in March 2019. This will be grandiose, in so many ways! More information will follow shortly.” Baard Kolstad comments: “With lots of different ambitious musical projects and bands at the same time, I kind of always knew that it would come a time where I had to set some priorities. There's nothing but good memories and great experiences and valuable moments from the time I had with BORKNAGAR. My first step into the professional rock and metal world! I already look forward to follow BORKNAGAR closely in the time to come, something I know I will, as I'm good friends with all members, last but not least the new drummer and roomie Bjørn Dugstad! He was strongly recommended by myself to be the new BORKNAGAR drummer, and I'm so happy on behalf of both him and BORKNAGAR that they ended up choosing him! Because we only made one record in the time I was a member of BORK, it was not an easy decision to choose to not join this one as the last chapter of this journey, but again, priorities for my own bands had to lead my decision and I know it would be a perfect kick start for a new drummer to feel connected with the material in the tours to come etc. I wish them all good times to come and can't wait to follow them further from the side!“ Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow comments: "I'm honoured to take over the torch after my good friend Baard in this legendary band. It's already been an absolute pleasure working on and recording the upcoming album and I'm sure we'll have a blast out on the road in 2019. I can't wait to hit the stage with these guys!" BORKNAGAR live shows announced so far for 2019 are as follows: BORKNAGAR live 2019 26.-27.04.2019 Lichtenfels (Germany) – Ragnarök Festival 25.05.2019 Baltimore, MD (USA) – Maryland Deathfest 21.-23.06.2019 Dessel (Belgium) – Graspop Metal Meeting 14.-17.08.2019 Falun (Sweden) – Sabaton Open Air More dates to be announced soon...
Borknagar Dec 07, 2018
Sweden! See you next summer @sabatonopenair! Cheers! 🍻
Borknagar Nov 28, 2018
The tape is rolling! #newalbum #borknagar #centurymediarecords
Borknagar Nov 19, 2018
ATTENTION US CITIZEN! From today and thru next Monday @kingsroadmerch in US ship everything for free. Check out the official Borknagar store: And hey, don't miss the chance to get hold of a bottle of our highly exclusive beard oil. Very few left in stock! #borknagar #kingsroadmerch #centurymediarecords #blackfriday
Borknagar Oct 25, 2018
This happend! Will be awesome, hope to see all of you there! #gmm19 #stagekult #espguitars #englamps
Borknagar Sep 29, 2018
Things are happening! #newalbum
Borknagar Sep 19, 2018
More info from Maryland Deathfest 2019. See you on Saturday 25 !!! Get your MDF 2019 tickets right here:
Borknagar Sep 06, 2018
This is happening! We will come back to USA after a long time. Get your tickets now for Maryland Deathfest 2019 !!!
Borknagar Jun 26, 2018
First festival for 2019 confirmed!
Borknagar May 31, 2018
Our friend Ramon @ And Justice For Art has just recently launched a crowdfunding campaign in order to print the book "And Justice for Art- Volume 2". The book includes an in depth story about the BORKNAGAR debut cover. Last but not least, perks with BORKNAGAR goodies are also available. Check it out and support Ramon's amazing work in the name of metal!
Borknagar May 21, 2018
DONE WRITING. ONWARD! #borknagar #newborknagaralbum #crosoundstudio #steinberg #espguitars #englamps #tegeler_audio_manufaktur #centurymedia
Borknagar May 16, 2018
Vortex and Baard’s first bath of the year
Borknagar May 12, 2018
Check this out! The one and only Baard Kolstad (Official)!!
Borknagar Mar 25, 2018
RELATED: Do yourself a huge favor and check out the new Sojourner album 'The Shadowed Road', just recently released by Avantgarde Music! This album was mixed by me(Øystein G. Brun) at my very own Crosound Studio, and mastered by the one and only [email protected] AB. This album will for sure be one of my absolute favorite releases this year, maybe even for years to come! Damn good album! And hey, for anyone up for a sneak peek behind the curtains of the new Borknagar album, just curious about various musical projects or even at the lookout for mixing/mastering services, feel free to head over to my studio page: Crosound Studio. Cheers! 🙂 --- Øystein
Borknagar Jan 22, 2018
BORKNAGAR AND GUITARIST JENS F. RYLAND PART WAYS Borknagar and long time guitarist Jens F. Ryland have decided to part ways. We would like to thank and salute him for all the time we shared on and off stage the past 20 yrs. The very best of luck with all future endevours! As a sidenote, Borknagar is currently working on a new album, roughly planned for a late 2018 or early 2019 release. More info soon!
Borknagar Jan 15, 2018
Our friends in Borknagar Chile made this interview with me ( Jens F. Ryland ) and created this article on our web, first one in a while. Y también está en español.
Borknagar Jan 06, 2018
An interesting little documentary based on Borknagar drummer Baard’s way to his career coming up!
Borknagar Nov 24, 2017
Winter, black friday and Xmass approaching! We have some brand new Zip - hoodies and T-shirts available at Kings Road Merch- with new, exclusive design. Check it out! ...and for our beardy friends out there, make sure to get a bottle of our branded premium beard oil. You won't regret;-)
Borknagar Nov 15, 2017
Borknagar Aug 18, 2017
So. Apparently. Today is exactly 20 years since "The Olden Domain" was released worldwide by Century Media Records. In regards to this both Øystein and first vocalist Kris(Fiery G. Maelstrom) from Ulver had a nice long chat with Jon at Invisible Oranges! Enjoy!
Borknagar Aug 07, 2017
Our friends in Sao Paulo, Brazil have confirmed that Kings Road Merch ship our official merch to South America.