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BORKNAGAR: 'Universal' Release Date Announced

BORKNAGAR's new album, "Universal", will be released on February 22, 2010 through Indie Recordings. The album will be released in four different formats: regular jewelcase CD, limited digipack (including bonus disc), CD box with extras and gatefold LP with double vinyl. "Universal" was recorded and mixed at Toproom Studio in Lunner, Norway, with the bandmembers ...

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BORKNAGAR Guitarist Talks New Album

Metal-Experience.com recently conducted an interview with BORKNAGAR guitarist Jens Fredrik Ryland. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Metal-Experience.com: How did you launch into writing material for "Universal" and how much time did you spend on the songs? Jens: The writing process is Øystein's [Garnes Brun, guitar], and him being one ...

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CODE Announces New Touring Drummer

CODE — the British/Norwegian black metal project featuring bassist/backing vocalist Viper (a.k.a. Vicotnik from DHG), guitarist/songwriter Aort and vocalist Kvohst (DØDHEIMSGARD) — has issued the following update: "We would like to welcome and introduce a new live drummer into our ranks who has been working with tireless discipline behind the scenes to prepare the raw ...

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BORKNAGAR: Footage From The Studio Posted Online

BORKNAGAR has completed work on its new album, "Universal", for an early 2010 release via Indie Recordings. The CD was recorded and mixed at Toproom Studio in Lunner, Norway, with the bandmembers themselves handling the production duties. The first in a series of webisodes covering the recording process for "Universal" can be viewed below. Commented ...

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GRAVISPHERE Completes Writing Material For Debut Album

GRAVISPHERE, the project featuring Andreas Hedlund (VINTERSORG, BORKNAGAR, FISSION, OTYG, HAVAYOTH) and Andreas Stenlund (TME), has issued the following update: "All the songs for what shall become GRAVISPHERE's first release are done! Eight songs of cosmic, dreaming, feeling, dark and visionary metal! We are truly pleased with the result and still feel that we have ...

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BORKNAGAR: Footage From WACKEN OPEN AIR Available

Fan-filmed video footage of BORKNAGAR's performance at this year's Wacken Open Air festival — which was held July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany — can be viewed below. BORKNAGAR has completed work on its new album, "Universal", for an early 2010 release via Indie Recordings. The CD was recorded and mixed at ...

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SARKE: Video Footage of WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance Available

Fan-filmed video footage of SARKE's performance at this year's Wacken Open Air festival — which was held July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany — can be viewed below (courtesy of "bisounours666"). SARKE is the Norwegian band featuring Sarke (KHOLD, TULUS, OLD MAN'S CHILD, SENSA ANIMA) and Nocturno Culto (DARKTHRONE). The group's debut ...

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BORKNAGAR, IN VAIN Album Delay Explained

Norwegian metallers BORKNAGAR and IN VAIN have both had the release dates of their new albums — "Universal" and "Mantra", respectively — pushed back to 2010. The two bands' record label, Indie Recordings, has issued the following statement regarding the delay: "Since the start of Indie Recordings and Indie Distribution in 2005, a lot has ...

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CODE: New Video Interview Available

The German edition of Metal Hammer magazine recently conducted an interview with CODE — the British/Norwegian black metal project featuring bassist/backing vocalist Viper (a.k.a. Vicotnik from DHG), guitarist/songwriter Aort, drummer Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, CRADLE OF FILTH) and vocalist Kvohst (DØDHEIMSGARD). Watch the chat at this location. CODE will tour Europe in ...

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BORKNAGAR Completes Work On New Album

Norway's BORKNAGAR has completed work on its new album, "Universal", for a late 2009 release via Indie Recordings. The CD was recorded and mixed at Toproom Studio in Lunner, Norway, with the bandmembers themselves handling the production duties. Commented BORKNAGAR mainman Øystein G. Brun: "We are extremely satisfied with the result! The album turned out ...

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CODE: European Tour Dates Announced

CODE — the British/Norwegian black metal project featuring bassist/backing vocalist Viper (a.k.a. Vicotnik from DHG), guitarist/songwriter Aort, drummer Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, CRADLE OF FILTH) and vocalist Kvohst (DØDHEIMSGARD) — will tour Europe in September and October with Icelandic cowboys SOLSTAFIR and German occultists SECRETS OF THE MOON. The group states, "We will be ...

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SECRETS OF THE MOON: European Tour Dates Announced

German progressive black metallers SECRETS OF THE MOON have announced the first European leg of their Privilegivm World Tour. The tour will also feature Iceland's SOLSTAFIR and Britain's CODE. The headlining band will change each night. BORKNAGAR will also appear on select dates. In other news, SECRETS OF THE MOON has recruited a "permanent live ...

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GRAND MAGUS Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 5TH AVENUE AIRBOURNE AMON AMARTH ANTHRAX ASP AXEL RUDI PELL BAI BANG BLOODWORK BON SCOTT BORKNAGAR BRING ME THE HORIZON BULLET ...

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DER W Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

DER W, the project led by Stephan Weidner, singer, songwriter, musician, producer and bassist for German hard rock band BÖHSE ONKELZ, has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 5TH AVENUE AIRBOURNE ...

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ANTHRAX Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

ANTHRAX has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AIRBOURNE AMON AMARTH ANTHRAX ASP AXEL RUDI PELL BORKNAGAR BRING ME THE HORIZON BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CALLEJON CATHEDRAL D-A-D DORO DRAGONFORCE EINHERJER ...

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