A new album from Norwegian oddity Borknagar is on the way! Entitled ‘Urd’, album #9 is scheduled for release on March 26th 2012 via Century Media Records.
According to the band’s founding member Oystein G. Brun, they wrapped up the recording process during December after an intensive 6 months spent producing, mixing, editing and perfecting the release.
Brun comments; “Urd is surely the peak of our musical journey so far and we are extremely proud to have made this giant of an album! It’s massive, it’s emotional, it’s fast, it’s slow, it’s epic, and it’s progressive…all the ingredients that we have crafted our musical world on! And not to mention the “golden threesome” on vocals (Vintersorg, Mr. Vortex and Lazare) really shines on this album…Do I need to say more?!”
Regarding the album concept, Brun states; “We really wanted to get back to the core of the band, where it all started – the admiration and pondering about nature and mankind’s place therein. Urd is the name of one of the norns that according to northern mythology stands under Yggdrasill and weaves the lifeline of mankind. Urd is representing the past, while Verdande is representing the present and Skuld is representing the future. You might very well say that this is an ancient expression of what we today know as DNA. And I have always been very fascinated by the fact that parts and bits of our DNA actually derive from the very beginning of time. All living creatures are somewhat connected to the very first organic cell. That is some of the story behind the album title…”