BORKNAGAR mainman Oystein G. Brun has issued the following statement regarding the group's current status:
"Dear fans and associates,
'Having created epic metal for several years now, an idea and a vision has arisen within the BORKNAGAR camp, and we hereby want to inform you about how it will affect our forthcoming release: The next BORKNAGAR album will be an acoustic effort based entirely on the epic and progressive aspect of the band. The recording will commence this very spring, most likely in late May, at Toproom Studio in Norway as we are planning an autumn release.
"This is something we have wanted to do for many years now, and the idea has lingered within the band ever since the recording of 'Quintessence' and a few private sessions with a grand piano and an acoustic guitar. The album will be acoustic-based but largely arranged with a wide range of instruments and vocal styles. It will be recorded by the same line-up that did 'Epic', and we will be working with different locations during the recording process in order to catch the sounds of different acoustic environments. Musically the album will be rather dissimilar from what we have done before, though the unique BORKNAGAR sound will surly shine through.
"This is not a permanent change of the band's musical style, but rather a musical quest and a challenge for us as well as for our audience!
"The title of the album will be released soon."