25 January 2016
Borknagar: 'Winter Thrice' album out NOW!
BORKNAGAR 'Winter Thrice' album out NOW!
The wait is over. Winter Thrice, the 10th studio album by Norwegian epic black metal pioneers BORKNAGAR, is out now across the world via Century Media Records.
Winter Thrice is receiving awesome media feedback, including these remarkable results:
Album of the month! / Soundcheck # 1 / Review 14/15 Points - Legacy Magazine (Germany)
Album of the month! - Scream Magazine (Norway)
Album of the month! - Rock Hard Magazine (France)
Soundcheck # 3 / Review 6/7 Points - Metal Hammer Magazine (Germany)
Soundcheck # 4 / Review 9/10 Points - Rock Hard Magazine (Germany)
Soundcheck # 3 / Review 85/100 Points - Aardschok Magazine (The Netherlands)
"One of the band's most progressive and artistic creations - brimming with layer upon layer of sublime, soaring melody and unique, creative riffery." - No Clean Singing
Winter Thrice is released as standard CD, as limited edition Digipak CD version with extended artwork and also as Gatefold 2-LP on 180gr. vinyl (On black vinyl but also in strictly limited coloured versions: transparent blue in 100x copies / CM Webshop USA and white in 100x copies / CM Webshop Europe -> Sold out already!). Here is the album's tracklisting:
BORKNAGAR - "Winter Thrice" (49:41):
1. The Rhymes Of The Mountain (06:43)
2. Winter Thrice (06:13)
3. Cold Runs The River (05:51)
4. Panorama (05:51)
5. When Chaos Calls (07:02)
6. Erodent (06:56)
7. Noctilucent (03:54)
8. Terminus (07:09)
Both the Digipak and the LP come with the bonustrack "Dominant Winds" (07:18) and additionally, the Digipak includes a BORKNAGAR logo-patch.
You can order the album physically here:
And digitally here:
Most recently, BORKNAGAR launched a promotional video clip directed by David Solbjrg and Kjetil Kolbjrnsrud of Twitchy Films for the album's title track, which also features former/original vocalist and Ulver-mastermind Kristoffer Rygg on guest vocals. See it here:
Previously, BORKNAGAR also debuted a lyric-video for the album's opening track "The Rhymes Of The Mountain", which can be seen/heard here:
Winter Thrice, which - just like the previous album "Urd" from 2012 - was mixed by Jens Bogren / Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Kreator, Amon Amarth, etc.) and packaged in artwork by Marcelo Vasco / P2RDesign (Slayer, Machine Head, Soulfly, etc.), is unique to the BORKNAGAR catalogue also because it features four vocalist parts, including the return of original singer and Ulver-mastermind Kristoffer Rygg, a.k.a. Garm, who guests on two songs. "Winter Thrice" encompasses everything that BORKNAGAR has put to tape over the past two decades, from their most brutal assaults to their most experimental compositions, with a larger progressive vibe than ever before, making it an absolute highlight in the band's already stellar career so far...
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