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13 February 2020
Borknagar: live activities update and North American tour next month!
Borknagar:  live activities update and North American tour next month!
Norway’s avant-garde Black Metal pioneers and innovators BORKNAGAR continue to promote their 11th and much acclaimed studio album, “True North”, released via Century Media Records.

Coming up next, BORKNAGAR have announced their much overdue return to North American shores next month together with Rotting Christ and Wolfheart as part of the “Devastation On The Nation”. Here is what BORKNAGAR’s Oystein G. Brun commented about the tour:

“We are truly delighted to be part of the ‘Devastation on the Nation’ tour 2020! The tour we did with EMPEROR back in 1999 was one of our definitive highlights throughout the years, and since then we have longing to get back for a proper tour across the North American continent.

Now, that is a reality ahead, and we are so much looking forward to get going with this massive tour on March 19th together with our fellow gunslingers in ROTTING CHRIST, WOLFHEART, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS and IMPERIAL THRIUMPHANT. This will be huge, let’s make some musical history!”

Additionally, BORKNAGAR have announced several high-profile festival appearances in Europe. A list of all upcoming dates follows here:

BORKNAGAR with Rotting Christ, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams & Imperial Triumphant
"Devastation on the Nation" North American Tour
With Rotting Christ, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams and Imperial Triumphant
19.03.2020 Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone
20.03.2020 Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
21.03.2020 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
22.03.2020 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
24.03.2020 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
25.03.2020 Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theater
26.03.2020 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
27.03.2020 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
28.03.2020 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
29.03.2020 Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
31.03.2020 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
01.04.2020 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
02.04.2020 Quebec City, QC @ Le D'Auteuil
03.04.2020 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar - Sold Out!
04.04.2020 Manchester, NH @ Jewel
05.04.2020 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar - New Location!
06.04.2020 Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall
07.04.2020 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlies
08.04.2020 Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
09.04.2020 Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
10.04.2020 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
11.04.2020 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell)
13.04.2020 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
14.04.2020 Fort Worth, TX @ Rail Club Live
15.04.2020 Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
16.04.2020 El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar
17.04.2020 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
18.04.2020 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
19.04.2020 Los Angeles, CA @ 1720

BORKNAGAR - Live 2020:
08.05.2020 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Amager Bio / Nordic Noise
17.-20.06.2020 Nummijärvi (Finland) - Nummirock Metal Festival
21.06.2020 Clisson (France) - Hellfest
30.07-01.08.2020 Wacken (Germany) - Wacken Open Air - Sold Out!
07.08.2020 Obermehler (Germany) - Party.San Open Air
08.08.2020 Leeuwarden (The Netherlands) - Into The Grave
14.08.2020 Borre (Norway) - Midgardsblot Festival
29.08.2020 Thessaloniki (Greece) - Eightball
30.08.2020 Athens (Greece) - Kyttaro
28.-29.11.2020 Sheffield (UK) - O2 Academy / HRH Vikings
And more dates are to be announced soon...

Please note that this upcoming weekend's "Wacken Winter Nights" event in Wacken, Germany - which had BORKNAGAR featured as part of its line-up - has unfortunately been cancelled again due to bad weather conditions!

Check out the singles launched for BORKNAGAR’s “Winter Thrice” album, which was once again mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Kreator, etc.) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden, here:

“The Fire That Burns”: https://youtu.be/qMQyeyW2ZhI
“Up North”: https://youtu.be/NAKWe0DkBsE
“Voices” video: https://youtu.be/ksAcIrO1pHc

Next to the Digital Download and the LP version, “True North” is available in Europe as limited CD Digipak (+2 additional bonus tracks) in its first pressing run. You can order “True North” here: https://Borknagar.lnk.to/TrueNorth An album unboxing clip is here: https://youtu.be/D3zehTP6gjc

“True North” has been receiving raving reviews in the media and was elected “Album of the month” by publications like Metal Hammer (Germany), Legacy (Germany) or also Scream (Norway). The album also scored several international sales chart rankings upon release as follows: Germany: #31, Switzerland: #34, Finland: #42, Austria: #56, Sweden (Physical Albums): #46, USA (Billboard Heatseekers): #12, USA (Billboard Hard Rock): #22 as well as ITunes Charts: Canada: #70, Italy: #77, Germany: #86 and Finland: #94.

BORKNAGAR line-up, from left to right:
Øystein G. Brun – Clean and Electric Guitars
Lars A. Nedland – Keys & Vocals
I.C.S. Vortex – Bass & Vocals
Jostein Thomassen – Lead Guitars
Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow – Drums