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ANDREAS 'VINTERSORG' HEDLUND Steps Down As Lead Vocalist Of BORKNAGAR

Due to personal reasons, Andreas "Vintersorg" Hedlund has decided to exit the Norwegian epic black metal band BORKNAGAR. As a result, I.C.S Vortex will take over as the group's lead vocalist, and will, together with Lars Nedland, carry on BORKNAGAR's legacy of vocal brilliance. According to BORKNAGAR, Hedlund's decision to leave "is based on mutual ...

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SADUS Working On First New Music In Over A Decade

Long-running San Francisco Bay Area thrashers SADUS are working on their first new music in over a decade. Guitarist/vocalist Darren Travis tells BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "I have been working on new material for quite sometime with drummer Jon Allen in his personal studio in Texas. "I am going to record again in Trident Studios in the next ...

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VINTERSORG: Lyric Video For New Song 'Fjällets Mäktiga Mur'

The official lyric video for the song "Fjällets Mäktiga Mur" from the Swedish duo VINTERSORG can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Till Fjälls Del II", which will be released on June 30 via Napalm Records. It was a tricky question... How would VINTERSORG continue after 2014's intriguing album ...

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VINTERSORG To Release 'Till Fjälls Del II' In June

It was a tricky question... How would Swedish duo VINTERSORG continue after 2014's intriguing album "Naturbål"? Shunning repetition, vocalist and mastermind Andreas "Vintersorg" Hedlund did the unthinkable and composed a sequel to his groundbreaking 1998 album "Till Fjälls", which is considered to be one of the most important albums in the genre of black/folk metal! ...

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CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED Feat. Ex-JUDAS PRIEST, DEATH Members: Entire 'Creatures' Album Streaming

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED, the brainchild of former DEATH/ICED EARTH drummer Richard Christy, will release its third full-length album, "Creatures Watching Over The Dead", on September 23 via Metal Blade Records. The entire CD can now be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. Ask Christy what he wanted to achieve with "Creatures Watching Over ...

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CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED Feat. Ex-JUDAS PRIEST, DEATH Members: Third Album Due In September

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED, the brainchild of former DEATH/ICED EARTH drummer Richard Christy, will release its third full-length album, "Creatures Watching Over The Dead", on September 23 via Metal Blade Records. The first single from the album, titled "The Soulless", can be streamed below. Ask Christy what he wanted to achieve with "Creatures Watching ...

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BORKNAGAR: Official Video For 'Winter Thrice' Title Track

Norwegian epic black metal pioneers BORKNAGAR will release their tenth studio album, "Winter Thrice", on January 22, 2016 via Century Media. The official video for the CD's title track can be seen below. The clip was directed by David Solbjørg and Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud for Twitchy Films. "Winter Thrice", which — just like 2012's "Urd" — ...

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BORKNAGAR: 'Winter Thrice' Album Details Revealed

Norwegian epic black metal pioneers BORKNAGAR will release their tenth studio album, "Winter Thrice", on January 22, 2016 via Century Media. "Winter Thrice", which — just like 2012's "Urd" — was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, KREATOR, AMON AMARTH) and packaged in artwork by Marcelo Vasco of P2RDesign (SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD, ...

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BORKNAGAR To Release 'Winter Thrice' Album In January

Norwegian extreme metallers BORKNAGAR will release their tenth album, "Winter Thrice", on January 22, 2016 via Century Media. The CD was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studio in Sweden by Jens Bogren (OPETH, KREATOR, PARADISE LOST), who previously took care of mixing duties for BORKNAGAR's 2012 album, "Urd". Commented BORKNAGAR founder and guitarist Øystein ...

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ULVER's KRISTOFFER RYGG To Guest On New BORKNAGAR Album

Original BORKNAGAR vocalist Kristoffer Rygg (pictured; a.k.a. Garm, Fiery G. Maelstrom, Trixter G.) has recorded vocals for two songs on the upcoming BORKNAGAR album. Due in the fall via Century Media, the CD will be mixed in June by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studio. Commented BORKNAGAR mainman Øystein G. Brun: "These days, 20 years ...

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CRONIAN: New Song 'Chemical Dawn' Available For Streaming

CRONIAN (formerly ION) — the Norwegian/Swedish avant-garde metal project featuring BORKNAGAR members Øystein G. Brun (guitars and programming) and Andreas "Vintersorg" Hedlund (vocals and programming) — will release its third album, "Erathems", on November 12 (four days earlier in Europe) via Season Of Mist's Underground Activists division. "Erathems" track listing: 01. Cold Wave Eruption 02. ...

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CRONIAN: New Song Available For Streaming

CRONIAN (formerly ION) — the Norwegian/Swedish avant-garde metal project featuring BORKNAGAR members Øystein G. Brun (guitars and programming) and Andreas "Vintersorg" Hedlund (vocals and programming) — will release its third album, "Erathems", on November 12 (four days earlier in Europe) via Season Of Mist's Underground Activists division. "Erathems" track listing: 01. Cold Wave Eruption 02. ...

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CRONIAN: 'Erathems' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

CRONIAN (formerly ION) — the Norwegian/Swedish avant-garde metal project featuring BORKNAGAR members Øystein G. Brun (guitars and programming) and Andreas "Vintersorg" Hedlund (vocals and programming) — will release its third album, "Erathems", on November 12 (four days earlier in Europe) via Season Of Mist's Underground Activists division. "Erathems" track listing: 01. Cold Wave Eruption 02. ...

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CRONIAN: New Album Title, Release Date Announced

CRONIAN (formerly ION) — the Norwegian/Swedish avant-garde metal project featuring BORKNAGAR members Øystein G. Brun (guitars and programming) and Andreas "Vintersorg" Hedlund (vocals and programming) — will release its third album, "Erathems", on November 12 (four days earlier in Europe) via Season Of Mist's Underground Activists division. "I am so excited and honoured to join ...

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Singer VINTERSORG To Sit Out BORKNAGAR's BRUTAL ASSAULT Appearance; ATHERA To Step In

A short video clip of Norwegian/Swedish avantgarde metallers BORKNAGAR rehearsing for their August 10 appearance at the Brutal Assault festival in the Czech Republic can be seen below. Filling in for BORKNAGAR singer Andreas "Vintersorg" Hedlund at the show will be Pål Mathiesen (a.k.a. Athera) of SUSPERIA and CHROME DIVISION. Comments Vintersorg: "A huge thank ...

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Reactivated CRONIAN Signs With SEASON OF MIST

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of CRONIAN (formerly ION) — the Norwegian/Swedish avant-garde metal project featuring BORKNAGAR members Øystein G. Brun (guitars and programming) and Andreas "Vintersorg" Hedlund (vocals and programming). "I am so excited and honoured to join forces with Season Of Mist for future albums with CRONIAN!", Øystein comments. "We have ...

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Reactivated CRONIAN Working On New Album

Andreas "Vintersorg" Hedlund (VINTERSORG, BORKNAGAR) and Øystein G. Brun (BORKNAGAR mastermind have relaunched CRONIAN and are currently finishing up the production of a new album. Comments Brun: "Due to different reasons, CRONIAN went into hibernation after the release of 'Enterprise' in 2008. We had a tight time schedule and we had to make some priorities ...

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BORKNAGAR: 'The Earthling' Video Released

"The Earthling", the brand new video from Norwegian avantgarde metallers BORKNAGAR, can be seen below. Commented BORKNAGAR mainman Øystein G. Brun: "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 ...

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VINTERSORG: 'Orkan' Preview Available

VINTERSORG, the Swedish folk metal led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), will release its ninth album, "Orkan", on June 29 via Napalm Records. According to a press release, "Orkan" "combines the best of two worlds. Namely, [Hedlund's] folk-tinged roots and the progressive songwriting of his latest works. The eight tracks provide the listener ...

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VINTERSORG: New Album Details Revealed

VINTERSORG, the Swedish folk metal led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), will release its ninth album, "Orkan", on June 29 via Napalm Records. According to a press release, "Orkan" "combines the best of two worlds. Namely, [Hedlund's] folk-tinged roots and the progressive songwriting of his latest works. The eight tracks provide the listener ...

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BORKNAGAR: New 30-Minute Audio Interview With ØYSTEIN G. BRUN

KSSU Loud Rock Director Daniel Cordova recently conducted an interview with Øystein G. Brun of Norwegian avantgarde metallers BORKNAGAR. You can now listen to the entire 33-minute chat below. BORKNAGAR's new album, "Urd", will be released on March 26 in Europe and March 27 in North America via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded ...

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BORKNAGAR Enlists New Drummer

Norwegian avantgarde metallers BORKNAGAR have recruited Baard Kolstad (ICS VORTEX) as their new drummer. BORKNAGAR's new album, "Urd", will be released on March 26 in Europe and March 27 in North America via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, KATATONIA) in Örebro, Sweden. The ...

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BORKNAGAR: New Song Available For Streaming

"Roots", a brand new song from Norwegian avantgarde metallers BORKNAGAR, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below (courtesy of Germany's Metal Hammer magazine). The track comes off the band's new album, "Urd", which will be released on March 26 in Europe and March 27 in North America via Century Media Records. The ...

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BORKNAGAR: 'Urd' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Norwegian avantgarde metallers BORKNAGAR have completed work on their new studio album with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, KATATONIA) in Örebro, Sweden. Entitled "Urd", the CD will be released on March 26 in Europe and March 27 in North America via Century Media Records. The album's artwork was designed by Brazilian ...

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BORKNAGAR: New Album Details Revealed

Norwegian avantgarde metallers BORKNAGAR have completed work on their new studio album with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, KATATONIA) in Örebro, Sweden. Entitled "Urd", the CD will be released on March 26 in Europe and March 27 in North America via Century Media Records. Commented BORKNAGAR mastermind Øystein G. Brun: "Our ...

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