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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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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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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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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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VINTERSORG Working On New Album

VINTERSORG, the Swedish band led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), is working on a new album, for a fall 2010 release via Napalm Records. The keyboards and vocal tracks are almost completed for the effort, with guitars and drums to be recorded next. VINTERSORG's last album, "Solens Rötter" (English translation: "The Origin of ...

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BORKNAGAR Mainman Discusses Upcoming Album

Blogger Schizo! recently conducted an interview with BORKNAGAR mainman Øystein G. Brun. A couple of excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow below. Blogger Schizo!: As a guitarist and founder of the supergroup BORKNAGAR, what's your favorite BORKNAGAR record? And why? Øystein G. Brun: All the albums have their own meaning to me and ...

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CRONIAN: 'Enterprise' E-Card Available

An e-card for "Enterprise", the second album from CRONIAN (formerly ION) — the Norwegian/Swedish avant-garde metal project featuring BORKNAGAR members Oystein G. Brun (guitars and programming) and Vintersorg (vocals and programming) — can be found at this location. The CD was released on October 27 via Indie Recordings. According to a press release, ...

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CRONIAN Signs With INDIE RECORDINGS

CRONIAN (formerly ION), the Norwegian/Swedish avant-garde metal project featuring BORKNAGAR members Oystein G. Brun (guitars and programming) and Vintersorg (vocals and programming), has inked a deal with Indie Recordings. The group's second album, "Enterprise", is scheduled for release on October 27. According to a press release, the follow-up to 2006's "Terra" was recorded at the ...

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BORKNAGAR Mainman Talks Label Switch, Upcoming Album

BORKNAGAR guitar player/main composer Øystein G. Brun recently spoke to Antenna about the group's label switch from Century Media to Indie Recordings, the band's upcoming album, and the status of his CRONIAN project. An excerpt from the chat follows: Antenna: Following what seems like ages at Century Media Records, BORKNAGAR have switched to ...

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VINTERSORG: New Album Release Date, Cover Artwork Revealed

VINTERSORG, the Swedish band led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), will release its new album, "Solens Rötter" (English translation: "The Origin of the Sun") on April 27 in Europe and May 22 in the U.S. via Napalm Records. The CD was mixed at Ballerina Audio with the engineer Nils Johansson. Songtitles set to ...

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VINTERSORG Begins Mixing New Album

VINTERSORG, the Swedish band led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), has issued the following update: "The new album, 'Solens Rötter' [Swedish for 'The Sun's Roots'], is nearly recorded, [only] some bass is missing. Still we've started to mix the album at Ballerina Audio with the engineer Nils Johansson. It has taken some time ...

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VINTERSORG Extends Deal With NAPALM RECORDS

VINTERSORG, the Swedish band led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), has extended its worldwide recording contract with Napalm Records "to include multiple releases," according to a posting on the Napalm web site. "Band mastermind Andreas Hedlund is currently working on new material, which promises to direct more of its attention to the folk ...

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VINTERSORG: New Album Title Revealed

VINTERSORG, the Swedish band led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), have set "Solens Rötter" (Swedish for "The Sun's Roots") as the title of their new album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2004's "The Focusing Blur" will not feature contributions from Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, SEBASTIAN ...

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Terra - CRONIAN

If it walks like a BORKNAGAR album, quacks like a BORKNAGAR album, and is comprised entirely of members of BORKNAGAR, who can it be? Uh, CRONIAN, apparently. That's being a bit glib — there are differences between this two-man project (featuring Øystein G. Brun and Mr. V, a/k/a Vintersorg) and the bands these men come ...

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CRONIAN: BORKNAGAR Side-Project Set U.S. Release Date For 'Terra'

CRONIAN (formerly ION), the Norwegian/Swedish project featuring BORKNAGAR members Oystein G. Brun (guitars and programming) and Vintersorg (vocals and programming), will release their debut album, "Terra", in the U.S. on April 18. The CD will arrive in Europe on March 27 via Century Media Records. Songtitles set to appear on "Terra" include "Cronian", "The Alp", ...

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CRONIAN: BORKNAGAR Side-Project Set Release Date For 'Terra'

CRONIAN (formerly ION), the Norwegian/Swedish project featuring BORKNAGAR members Oystein G. Brun (guitars and programming) and Vintersorg (vocals and programming), will release their debut album, "Terra", in Europe on March 27 via Century Media Records. A U.S. release date has yet to be announced. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Cronian", "The Alp", ...

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CRONIAN: BORKNAGAR Side-Project Complete Work On Debut Album

CRONIAN (formerly ION), the Norwegian/Swedish project featuring BORKNAGAR members Oystein G. Brun (guitars and programming) and Vintersorg (vocals and programming), have posted the following message on their official web site: "Well, after a month of intense work we are happy to announce that the production of [the debut album] 'Terra' is finished. The album was ...

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