The upcoming album by Norway’s avant-garde metallers BORKNAGAR, titled “True North”, will be released on September 27 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2016’s “Winter Thrice” was once again been mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden.
BORKNAGAR founder and guitarist Øystein G. Brun comments: “This has indeed been a thunderous ride, and we are truly excited to finally start revealing some news about our upcoming album.
“We have spent almost two years writing, recording and producing ‘True North’ and we are extremely proud of what we have achieved this time around. On behalf of the whole band, I can firmly say that we have pushed the limits of our musical exploration, while our musical roots have grown even deeper into the northern ground. This is the most diverse, powerful and grandiose BORKNAGAR album to date! Let there be no doubt!
“Yet again we have been working with Thor Erik Dullum and Marcelo Vasco for cover and layout design. From the very beginning of the process, we wanted this album to have a very clear, crisp and organic cover that spearheads the cold and northern essence of the album. So what could be more natural than basing it on our very own Nordic surroundings? Furthermore, we are also very happy to reveal that we have extended our deal with Century Media Records.”
BORKNAGAR is (from left to right in photo):
Øystein G. Brun – Clean and Electric Guitar
Lars A. Nedland – Keys and Vocals
ICS Vortex – Bass and Vocals
Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow – Drums
Jostein Thomassen – Lead Guitar