BORKNAGAR, Norway’s pioneers of avant-garde/progressive black metal, will release their monumental 12th studio album Fall on February 23 via longtime record label partners Century Media Records.
Pre-order it here.
Recently, they release the video for “Nordic Anthem.” Watch it below.
The video was created by Marius Martinsen, Kenneth Williams and Lars A. Nedland via the production company High & Low.
“So many gods. So many beliefs. So much conflict,” the band says about the track. “Nordic Anthem’ is about rejecting any kind of doctrine, religious or political. It’s about going to your own nature, your inner core, and finding strength and freedom. Our perspective is a northern one — we’re from the north, after all — but this is a firm stance that is universally applicable. It’s about finding and trusting your own values, your own heritage, and standing up against gods and authorities trying to push doctrine to control you, or corrupt you. This is our collective anthem. We won’t bend our knee to any god!”
Fall includes eight majestic tracks across 54 epic minutes of playing time, once again brilliantly mixed by Jens Bogren of Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Kreator), and featuring stunning album cover artwork by Eliran Kantor (Testament, My Dying Bride, Sodom), which can be seen above.
BORKNAGAR founder and mastermind Øystein G. Brun says, “We are extremely proud to present you all with our 12th album entitled Fall, another chapter of our musical journey. 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.”
Fall is the follow up to 2019’s widely acclaimed True North studio album and will be available as limited first-pressing Digipak CD, Gatefold 2-LP on 180gr vinyl and as a Digital Album.