Borknagar Begin Working on Ninth Studio Album

Posted by JDKleinhans on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 3:13 PM (PST)

Classic Norwegian black metallers Borknagar are currently working on their new album which is scheduled for an early 2012 release. Øystein of checks in as a guest-blogger over at Artisan and talks about pre-production. Check what he had to say get a look at some pictures and a little video here.

It was also announced that I.C.S. Vortex is returning to Borknagar. Vortex was reintroduced to Borknagar in 2010 after a 10 year break with his participation on “Universal,” and also stepped in on a tour of South America that was later canceled. After this, the rumors and speculations have been many, and here is the confirmation that so many have hoped for. I.C.S Vortex comments his return:  “I am chuffed and proud to be part of the Borknagar universe once again. Hailing the dawn of a new era, I lionize their splendorous glare 🙂 ”

Øystein: “Hey Folks! This is my first time doing this new fashioned thing called “blogging”. So bare with me and my blogging skills- here we go:

After the Inferno festival last weekend, Dave and I, jumped into my car and drove back to my place in Bergen planning to use a couple of days to work on some pre-production. Our goal was simple yet clear; to work our way through the new Borkangar material focusing on drums, fills and other details in terms of percussion. After three intense days in my “Bork- tower” we made a huge step closer to our vision. Right now I can’t say more than that we achieved our goals set for these days and are both as exited as two small kids heading out for Disney land. Dave is right now just humming around in my backyard with a huge smile, looking at the mountains and sporadically falls into laughter. Whatever that means…excitement I guess!

Ok, soon we will close this session up with some barbeque and then we are off to the airport as David is heading back home to Oslo this evening. A great, productive and enjoyable week with David and the rest of the Bork- team. Thanx bros! Till next time, Øystein”


Øystein and Dave- Borknagar

Pre- production in the Borknagar- tower

Dave in the Borknagar- tower

In the Borknagar tower

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