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Borknagar Announces First Album In Five Years, Streams Single “Summits”


Last Updated on 10:39 PM by Giorgos Tsekas

Borknagar is back with the announcement of their first album in five years Fall, due out February 23. The band is now streaming the single “Summits” alongside a visualizer created by Wanderley Perna/W Designer.

“We are extremely proud to present you all with our twelfth album entitled Fall, another chapter of our musical journey,” said Borknagar founder and mastermind Øystein G. Brun. “In many ways, Fall represents a continuation of True North, but as always, we are pushing further and afar to seek even broader and more challenging horizons. Musically, we are loyal to our musical legacy, but we have most certainly walked through fire and ice to reach our highest peak yet.

“Although Fall represents a wide array of musical and lyrical ideas, the fundamental theme behind the album is based on the fascination and appreciation of the very outskirts of life. Those places, and those beings, in the vast periphery of our own existence that very few live to see or even learn to know about- but still are profoundly essential for our existence. With Fall, we seek to portray and cherish all that holds up and pushes boundaries — against the great fall.”

Brun added the following words about the track: “From the day you are born, nature will do everything in its power to get you back into the ground. The lonesome struggle of being you or the mighty struggle of all life, will eventually tear you down from the inside — or from the outside. But for the short glimpse of time we endure, we all seek the ultimate heights of our very own existence. Our first single ‘Summits,’ from the upcoming album Fall, scopes in on this everlasting drama of life — where the drama unfolds — at the very outskirts of life.”

Fall was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OpethAmon AmarthKreator) and featuring stunning album cover artwork by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Cavalera, Helloween, My Dying BrideSodom).

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