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12 September 2019
Borknagar: release second single "Up North" from upcoming album "True North"!
Borknagar:  release second single "Up North" from upcoming album "True North"!

Norway’s avantgarde Black Metal pioneers and innovators BORKNAGAR arise at their most spirited and resplendent on their 11th studio album, “True North”, which is going to be out on September 27th, 2019.

Today BORKNAGAR release its second single “Up North” with a stunning video created by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight13Media, which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/NAKWe0DkBsE

Borknagar’s Øystein G. Brun commented about the track as follows: “’Up North’ being the brainchild of I.C.S. Vortex, we gave his longtime friend Costin Chioreanu the full artistic freedom to make a video for the song. The only requirement from the band’s side was that we wanted visual representation and empowerment of the lyrics. Over seasonal changes the lyrics deal with the circle of live, to constancy of energy in the universe and the fact that we are all stardust that momentary comes together to be you, me and everybody else on this vast and wonderous planet. We are truly impressed by Costin’s work! The way the visuals play around with the lyrical themes is a stroke of genius. This is art in the true sense of the word, where hard work, passion, heart and soul has made this a glorious piece of captivatinge eye-candy. We love it!”

And video director Costin Chioreanu added the following: "’Up North’ stole my heart from the very first listen. It’s probably the best song I ever worked with, both in terms of music and lyrics. It was so strange, when I started to read the lyrics, it seemed like were written by somebody studying my latest life-experiences. Not only that, many years ago a native American shaman recommended me to follow the North Star. I guess, with "Up North" I got even closer!"

 

The album’s first single “The Fire That Burns” can be heard here: https://youtu.be/qMQyeyW2ZhI

Next to the Digital Download and the LP version (unlimited black vinyl and limited colored runs: white 100x copies and opaque light blue 200x copies in Europe as well as metallic silver 300x copies and metallic golden 200x copies in North America), “True North” will be available in Europe as limited CD Digipak (+2 additional bonus tracks) in its first pressing run.

BORKNAGAR – True North” Tracklisting:

  1. Thunderous
  2. Up North
  3. The Fire That Burns
  4. Lights
  5. Wild Father's Heart
  6. Mount Rapture
  7. Into The White
  8. Tidal
  9. Voices
  10. Wild Father’s Heart (Instrumental Demo Version) * Bonus Track
  11. Up North (Demo Version) * Bonus Track

“True North” is available for pre-order here: https://Borknagar.lnk.to/TrueNorth

BORKNAGAR live 2019/20:

14.09.2019 Kristiansand (Norway) – Southern Discomfort

06.12.2019 Madrid (Spain) – Madrid Is The Dark

14.-16.02.2020 Wacken (Germany) – Wacken Winter Nights Festival

More dates to be announced soon…

BORKNAGAR line-up, from left to right;

Øystein G. Brun – Clean and Electric Guitars

Lars A. Nedland – Keys, Clean Vocals and Choirs

I.C.S. Vortex – Bass and Lead Vocals

Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow – Drums

Jostein Thomassen – Lead Guitars

BORKNAGAR online:

www.borknagar.com

www.facebook.com/borknagarofficial

http://twitter.com/borknagarHQ