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Borknagar welcome 2012 Roland World Champion V-Drummer as newest member of band

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 7:51 PM (PST)

The ever hard to musically pin down Borknagar have announced the addition of new drummer Baard Kolstad just in time for their new album Urd.  The album is scheduled for release March 27 under Century Media Records and you can find details here.

Baard’s first performance with the band will be at the 2012 Inferno Festival being held in Oslo, Norway April 4th-7th.  He has made some television appearances in Norway for his drumming prowess and just recently won the 2012 Roland World V-Drum Championships.

To see a video of Baard at the V-Drum championships and read the official statements on his joining Borknagar click here.

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Lead guitarist Øystein G. Brun had this to say about the addition of Kolstad:

“First and foremost I would like to welcome Baard into the fold, may our journey ahead become a joy able ride. We are all very excited about Baard teaming up with the band. He has proven to be an immensely talented drummer with skills and a technique that is simply breathtaking. Our first encounter was late last year when he stepped in and recorded drums for Ics Vortex’s cover version of Metallica’s song ‘Don’t Tread On Me’. Since then we have kept an eye on him. When we spilt with David Kinkade a bit later on, the road ahead was obvious. We are all very much looking forward to pull off the very first gigs…”

Kolstad had this to say:

“I’m really happy for this opportunity and the fact that I have earned the respect to play with Borknagar. Really looking forward to the musical adventure that the future holds and will do my best to deal with the challenge in the most respectful and creative way. Now, I just want to play!”


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