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Borknagar

Friday 21 June 14.45 - 15.30

Genre Black Metal
Country Norway
Played at GMM 2019

Borknagar has evolved musically since the band’s beginnings almost thirty years ago. Thanks to the addition of genre hero ICS Vortex (Arcturus, ex-Dimmu Borgir), Borknagar’s 9th album ‘Urd’ (2012) was a step up from its predecessor ‘Universal’ and the Vintersorg/ICS Vortex tandem worked wonders for the band’s overall sound. Never afraid to incorporate rock, doom
and even operatic influences into their music, Borknagar are a genuinely progressive folk/black metal outfit. ‘Winther Thrice’ (2016) is a true gem, for instance. The preponderance of clean singing is striking for a black metal album but the overall impression is of a well-balanced masterpiece that walks the line between traditional black metal mayhem and the band’s progressive influences. They don’t tour all that often so this is a very special treat indeed! Their most recent slab ‘True North’ is one of their best and thanks to the melodic and progressive touches you don’t have to be a black metal enthusiast to appreciate it. Their next outing ‘Fall’ is scheduled for a February 2024 release.(#GMM24)