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BORKNAGAR – New album “Urd” out NOW! New song “Frostrite” launched online!

Øystein G. Brun

Howdy Folks!

Our new album “Urd” is now out in Europe and USA! We are all thrilled to finally reveal this monumental album to you all. Judging from all the awsome feedback we have got so far, I am pretty sure you will enjoy this one!

Due to the the Norwegian costums(that more or less reminds of Russian border controll) we have not yet got our samples of the album, but finally we are now picking up the parcal tomorrow. And we are sure as hell looking forward to this. Still I could not resist; so on friday I went to the local recordshop to buy a sample(hence the photo). Ironically this was a US version of the album…ohwell….haha…well, the world is a strange place!

I would like to congratulate and salute my gunslingers in crime on this day! Simen, Andreas, Jens and Lars- what a killer album we have made!! A big hug and a round of whisky awaits….;-)

And last but not least; a great salute to David Kinkade, Rob Sherred, Børge Finstad, Asgeir Mickelson, Marcelo Vasco, Jens Bogren, Baard Kolstad and the remarkable Leif Jensen and the rest of the crew at Century Media Records!!

Under, you find a press thingy that Century Media released today- check it out!!

Have a lovely day folks!






BORKNAGAR’s much anticipated new album ”Urd” is out NOW in Europe and North America! Having recently been voted “album of the month” in the current issues of Germany’s Metal Hammer Magazine as well as Norway’s Scream Magazine, we would like to celebrate the release date by presenting another new song off the album online. To check out the track ”Frostrite”, featuring the returned ICS Vortex (Arcturus, ex-Dimmu Borgir) on main vocals, please visit the band’s the band’s official facebook profile (“Like” required!) here:



The album’s artwork was designed by Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco (, who has not only already worked on the band’s previous “Universal” release but also with artists such as Soulfly, Belphegor, Einherjer or Keep of Kalessin. The mixing duties for the album were taken care of by Jens Bogren at Sweden’s Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Paradise Lost, Katatonia, etc.).


The tracklisting for the album reads as follows:


BORKNAGAR – “Urd” / Tracklisting:

1. Epochalypse

2. Roots

3. The Beauty Of Dead Cities

4. The Earthling

5. The Plains Of Memories

6. Mount Regency

7. Frostrite

8. The Winter Eclipse

9. In A Deeper World


Next to the standard CD, 180gr. vinyl LP (in unlimited black version, but also in very limited coloured pressings of 200x green copies via the CM Distro Shop in Europe and 100x golden copies via the CM Distro Shop in North America!), a limited edition first pressing version of the album will be available in Europe as Digipak with the 2 bonus tracks “Age Of Creation” (unreleased new album sessions’ track) and “My Friend Of Misery” (Metallica cover).


BORKNAGAR have previously launched a first promotional song off “Urd” on Century Media’s YouTube-channel. Go check out the enthralling track “Roots” here:


BORKNAGAR’s “Urd” can be pre-ordered in Europe from CM Distro in its different formats but also as bundle of the limited edition Digipak with an exclusive shirt:




Ltd. Digipak CD (+ Bonus Tracks):

Standard CD:

Black LP (Unlimited!):

Ltd. Green LP (Limited to 200x copies!):

Bundle version of Ltd. Digipak CD and T-Shirts:


BORKNAGAR Line-Up 2012:

Øystein G. Brun – Clean & Electric Guitars (Cronian, ex Molested)
ICS Vortex – Bass, Clean Vocals & Choirs (Arcturus / ICS Vortex, ex Dimmu Borgir)
Vintersorg – Grim Vocals, Clean Vocals & Choirs (Vintersorg, Fission)
Jens F. Ryland – Lead Guitars (ICS Vortex)
Lars A. Nedland – Keys, Clean Vocals & Choirs (Solefald, ex Carpathian Forest)
Baard Kolstad – Drums


* Drums and percussion on “Urd” were performed by David Kinkade (Soulfly, ex Malevolent Creation).


BORKNAGAR Live 2012:

04.-07.04. Oslo (Norway) – Inferno Festival /


More dates will be announced soon and more information about BORKNAGAR and “Urd” can be found here…


Official BORKNAGAR sites:


Century Media Records online:


Century Media webshop:


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One Response to BORKNAGAR – New album “Urd” out NOW! New song “Frostrite” launched online!

  1. Rick April 8, 2012 at 12:27 am #

    I just picked up Urd the other day, and I have to say I’m blown away. I’ve been a fan since Quintessence, and my favorite album up till now has been Empiricism, but I just cannot believe how good Urd is. It’s the kind of album where all cynicism about music goes away and you feel like a teenager just getting into music again, so many chills, so many moments where you become lost in the music. The interplay between Simen and Andreas is absolutely chilling, absolutely the best of both worlds; vocally this album cannot be topped, period. I dunno if any member of the band will ever read this, but I just want to express my sincerest respect and gratitude, music is one of the most important things in my life and albums like Urd are like a religious experience. It may sound like a load of hyperbole, but life is truly marvelous due to things like music, and Borknagar is one band that keeps this sentiment firmly planted in my heart. Anyone on the fence about getting this album needs to sell a kidney and get it now, best album of 2012 so far, and will be very hard to top.

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