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15 August 2019
Borknagar: release first single "The Fire That Burns" taken from new album "True North"
Borknagar:  release first single "The Fire That Burns" taken from new 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 the single “The Fire That Burns” as a first impression from the upcoming album.


Øystein G. Brun comments: “Finally, the very first single from our upcoming album “True North” is unleashed upon the world, entitled “The Fire that Burns”. On the verge of releasing our 11th album, we’re naturally bound to reflect some about our lengthy past, all the music we have created and all the fights we have fought. In the name of music. Still we are here after 25+ years, stand firm on our musical visions and ready to boot up for yet another musical journey - wherever that may lead in this vast and wondrous world. So when deciding the first song to be released, “The Fire That Burns” was an easy pick. Not because the song represents “True North” as a whole, neither because of the song represents some sort of musical peak. “True North” is way too diverse for such a pick and please concept. But rather it was chosen because of the nature of the song. Musically it’s true towards the musical heritage of BORKNAGAR, and last but not least, the song deals with “The Fire That Burns”. Forever. The very spark that makes life a greater probability than death. Enjoy and rock on!”

Listen to “The Fire That Burns” here: https://youtu.be/qMQyeyW2ZhI

Next to the Digital Download and the LP version (black and colored), “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


  1. Wild Father’s Heart (Instrumental Demo Version) * Bonus Track
  2. Up North (Demo Version) * Bonus Track

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

BORKNAGAR live 2019:
15.08.2019 Falun (Sweden) – Sabaton Open Air

14.09.2019 Kristiansand (Norway) – Southern Discomfort

06.12.2019 Madrid (Spain) – Madrid Is The Dark

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