Norwegian epic black metal pioneers BORKNAGAR are soon to embark of the first tour of Latin America later this month and have also announced further live appearances in support of their latest, much acclaimed 10th studio album release, “Winter Thrice”.
BORKNAGAR’s Oystein G. Brun checked in with the following status update for the band:
“Since back in the days, when I was a bewildered teenager reading Erich von Däniken’s travelling journals about the Inca and Maya cultures in Latin America, I have been deeply fascinated by the continent. Däniken has proven to a charlatan, but my fascination and urge to travel this territory is still there – more so than ever. Finally the stars seem to be aligned and later this month we are heading out for our very first Latin American tour. We are so much looking forward to this musical adventure – in a true sense of the meaning.
We are also truly looking forward to once again do the Inferno festival and our first visit to the amazing festival Karmøygeddon. Another highlight will be doing Gefle Metal fest, our very first performance in Sweden, believe it or not. This will indeed be a very special concert as Vintersorg will join us on stage for some songs, depending on his health situation, for the very first time since his serious accident back in 2014. I’m so much looking forward to sharing the stage with our brother in music once again!”
Here is a list of all upcoming BORKNAGAR shows announced so far:
BORKNAGAR live 2017:
22.03.2017 Sao Paulo (Brazil) – Hangar 110
24.03.2017 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) – Teatro Odisseia
25.03.2017 Buenos Aires (Argentina) – Mvseo Rock
28.03.2017 Santiago de Chile (Chile) – Blondie
30.03.2017 Lima (Peru) – The Blood
31.03.2017 Bogota (Colombia) – TBA
01.04.2017 Panama City (Panama) – Hangar 18
03.04.2017 Tegucigalpa (Honduras) – Coliseo Nacional de Ingenieros
04.04.2017 San Salvador (El Salvador) – La Cuna del Mágico
05.04.2017 Guatemala City (Guatemala) – Salon Agayc
07.04.2017 Guadalajara (Mexico) – C3 Stage
09.04.2017 Mexico City (Mexico) – Circo Volador
15.04.2017 Oslo (Norway) – Inferno Festival
06.05.2017 Kopervik (Norway) – Karmøygeddon Metal Festival
15.07.2017 Gävle (Sweden) – Gefle Metal Festival
More dates coming soon…
A video trailer for the Latin American run can be seen here:
BORKNAGAR’s “Winter Thrice” album from 2016, which – just like the previous release “Urd” from 2012 – was mixed by Jens Bogren / Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Kreator, Amon Amarth, etc.) and packaged in artwork by Marcelo Vasco / P2RDesign (Slayer, Machine Head, Soulfly, etc.). “Winter Thrice” is unique to the BORKNAGAR catalogue also because it features four vocalist parts, including the return of original singer and Ulver-mastermind Kristoffer Rygg, a.k.a. Garm, who guests on two songs.
“Winter Thrice” managed to enter the sales charts in various countries upon release: Germany # 62, Switzerland # 90, Finland # 44 as well as in the USA # 17 in the Heatseeker Charts and # 15 in the Hard Rock Charts. It was also voted “Album of the month” in Legacy Magazine (Germany), Scream Magazine (Norway) and Rock Hard Magazine (France), as well as ranking # 3 in the soundcheck ratings of Metal Hammer Magazine (Germany) and Aardschok Magazine (The Netherlands).
The album was released as standard CD, as limited edition Digipak CD version with extended artwork and also as Gatefold 2-LP on 180gr. vinyl. Both the Digipak and the LP come with a special bonus track and the Digipak also includes a BORKNAGAR logo-patch.