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13 April 2016
Borknagar: BORKNAGAR - European tour starts tomorrow, Teaser video posted!
Borknagar:  BORKNAGAR - European tour starts tomorrow, Teaser video posted!
Norwegian epic black metal pioneers BORKNAGAR are kicking off a European tour tomorrow in order to promote "Winter Thrice", their much acclaimed 10th studio album, recently released worldwide via Century Media Records.

Here are the exact final dates:

BORKNAGAR + Kampfar & Diabolical
"European Winter Thrice Tour"
Presented by RTN Touring, Legacy & Rock Hard
13.04.2016 Hamburg (Germany) - Marx
14.04.2016 Oberhausen (Germany) - Kulttempel
15.04.2016 Berlin (Germany) - K17
16.04.2016 Warsaw (Poland) - Progresja
17.04.2016 Cracov (Poland) - Kwadrat
18.04.2016 Brno (CZ) - Melodka
19.04.2016 Budapest (Hungary) - Barba Negra Music Club
20.04.2016 Bratislava (Slovakia) - Randal Club
21.04.2016 Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Gala Hala
22.04.2016 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7
23.04.2016 Aalen (Germany) - Rock It
24.04.2016 Rotterdam (The Netherlands) - Baroeg (Early show!)
For further info, visit: rtn-touring.com

BORKNAGAR will additionally appear at the following European festivals:

BORKNAGAR live 2016:
01.-02.07.2016 Vana-Vigala (Estonia) - Hard Rock Laager
01.-03.07.2016 Roitzschjora (Germany) - With Full Force
04.-06.08.2016 Wacken (Germany) - Wacken Open Air
13.08.2016 Rasnov (Romania) - Rockstadt Extreme Fest
BORKNAGAR have now also launched a teaser video to promote the upcoming touring. Check it out here: facebook.com

"Winter Thrice" managed to enter the sales charts in various countries upon release: Germany # 62, Switzerland # 90, Finland # 44 as well as in the USA # 17 in the Heatseeker Charts and # 15 in the Hard Rock Charts. It was also voted "Album of the month" in Legacy Magazine (Germany), Scream Magazine (Norway) and Rock Hard Magazine (France), as well as ranking # 3 in the soundcheck ratings of Metal Hammer Magazine (Germany) and Aardschok Magazine (The Netherlands). The album was released as standard CD, as limited edition Digipak CD version with extended artwork and also as Gatefold 2-LP on 180gr. vinyl. Both the Digipak and the LP come with a special bonustrack and the Digipak also includes a BORKNAGAR logo-patch.

You can order the album in its various physical formats here:

And digitally here:

BORKNAGAR launched an impressive promotional video clip directed by David Solbjörg and Kjetil Kolbjörnsrud 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: youtube.com

BORKNAGAR also debuted a lyric-video for the album's opening track "The Rhymes Of The Mountain", which can be seen/heard here: youtube.com

"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...