Twenty years is a long time for any band to keep consistently putting out albums; bands either suffer from a lack of inspiration or break up due to internal tensions. Borknagar is a shining example of a band which belongs to the former small but elite group of artists who have stayed true to their fans and have yet been able to experiment within their own style to produce immaculate pieces of auditory art that (literally) transport you into the wilds of Norway to experience nature’s magnificence and malevolence. Twenty years after their debut album, they are still able to put out the most jaw dropping music. ‘Winter Thrice’ is beautiful; filled with callbacks to the old sounds and adventures in new sonic directions.
We had an honour of having a chat with Borknagar guitarist Øystein Brun. In this two part Interview, he discusses new album “Winter Thrice” (Click Here To Read Our Review), fan response to new single, how the band finds inspiration from nature, how they bridges a gap between music and nature, how Norway has shaped the sound of the band over last 20 years, how the scope and production of this album is so diverse and how the band managed to get the quality of sound, working with Jens Bogren and more.
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In Part 2, Øystein Brun discusses the vocal patterns with 3 different voices, how the band spend months on ideas and vocal melodies, guitar tone and the rig used during the process, working with Leprous drummer Baard Kolstaad, his opinion on Norwegian Metal Scene and how it changed the music in 90’s, upcoming Summer festival, touring and much more.
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