Norwegian epic black metal pioneers BORKNAGAR are prepared to release their newest, 10th studio album Winter Thrice on January 22nd, 2016 via Century Media Records worldwide. Track-listing below.
BORKNAGAR – Winter Thrice:
1. The Rhymes Of The Mountain
2. Winter Thrice
3. Cold Runs The River
5. When Chaos Calls
The album’s limited edition Digipak CD version and the gatefold 2-LP will also come with the bonus track “Dominant Winds” and additionally, the digipak will include a BORKNAGAR logo-patch.
For the first teaser from Winter Thrice, BORKNAGAR have released the following lyric-video for the album’s opening track, “The Rhymes Of The Mountain.”
BORKNAGAR founder and guitarist Øystein G. Brun checked in with a comment about the track “The Rhymes of the Mountain” as follows: “This was in fact the very first song I wrote for the new album and in many ways a very personal song. The song is quite frankly a full throttle hymn to the mountains. Growing up between the mountains here at the west coast of Norway, the inborn attraction towards the mountains is very real- and has been real for generations. Maybe it is just some sort of evolutionary misfiring deriving from my ancestors where I feel the urge to get up high to watch for dangers or enemies approaching from the coast, or to find new places to settle down. Maybe, maybe not. But throughout history, mountains have had a special place in many cultures and that’s certainly no coincidence. This is my way of portraying the grandeur feeling of being on a mountain top with thin air, deadly winds and bloody taste in my mouth. That feeling.
BORKNAGAR have already been confirmed to appear at next year’s edition of Germany’s Wacken Open Air festival, taking place on August 4th-6th, 2016. More tour dates to promote the release of “Winter Thrice” will be announced in the coming weeks. Additional Winter Thrice details to come..