In order to further promote BORKNAGAR’s much acclaimed current album ”Urd”, which was voted “album of the month” in the Germany’s Metal Hammer Magazine as well as Norway’s Scream Magazine upon release, a video clip for the outstanding song “The Earthling” track has recently been finalized, and can be viewed below:
BORKNAGAR’s mastermind Øystein G. Brun comments on the video as follows:
“The lyrical core-theme of BORKNAGAR has always been to portray the primal encounter between man and Nature, to project the poetry of Nature and to profess pondering about man’s existence therein.
Over the last couple of months we have been working with Twitchy Films to produce a video for the song “The Earthling”. Thematically, this song really grips onto the backbone of the album “Urd” and the band in general. As with our music, we wanted to do something really unique and special- and not a typical metal video. You won’t see a raging metal band in dim lights with scary effects, but rather a video that sophistically portray the beauty, magnitude and power of the Nature. Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud and David Solbjørg at Twitchy Films spent allot of time and effort to get the right shots and the perfect vibe. They spent hours and days in the Norwegian wilderness to make this video a reality. As you know, Nature is untamable. Hands down for their efforts and the great work! Enjoy, folks!”
The tracklisting for the “Urd” album reads as follows:
BORKNAGAR – “Urd” / Tracklisting:
3. The Beauty Of Dead Cities
4. The Earthling
5. The Plains Of Memories
6. Mount Regency
8. The Winter Eclipse
9. In A Deeper World
The album’s artwork was designed by Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco (www.P2RDESIGN.com), 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.).
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’s “Urd” can be ordered in Europe from CM Distro in its different formats as follows:
Ltd. Digipak CD (+ Bonus Tracks): http://www.cmdistro.de/Item/Borknagar_-_Urd_-Ltd-_Edition-/1163
Standard CD: http://www.cmdistro.de/Item/Borknagar_-_Urd/1164
Black LP (Unlimited!): http://www.cmdistro.de/Item/Borknagar_-_Urd_-black_LP-/1165
Ltd. Green LP (Limited to 200x copies!): http://www.cmdistro.de/Item/Borknagar_-_Urd_-_green_Vinyl/1172
Bundle version of Ltd. Digipak CD and T-Shirt: http://www.cmdistro.de/Item/Borknagar_-_URD_Ltd_Edt_CD_-_Shirt_-Black-/1176
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).
Go check out the enthralling track “Roots” off the “Urd” album by BORKNAGAR here: