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BORKNAGAR Wrapping Up New Epic; Split With Tyr

March 4, 2004

Norwegian metallers BORKNAGAR have announced that work on the band’s forthcoming new album, Epic, is finally in its final stages. “After numerous delays and bucketloads of unforeseen challenges, we are now finally about to complete the recording of our sixth album,” wrote a post on the band’s official website. “It has taken its time, but we firmly believe that it has been worth the wait. The mixing starts this very weekend, and we are confident that the result will please you.

Epic contains twelve new songs of which one is an instrumental piece. Musically the album will take off and expand from where Empiricism ended, and for those of you who liked our previous material: the new album will rock you by the root!”

Although no release date has yet been set, expect the album to hit shelves sometime in June.

In other news, the band have confirmed that bassist Tyr is no longer with the band. “Due to the fact that Tyr, for personal reasons, sadly has not been fit to record his part of the album, we mutually agreed to part ways,” continued the post. “This happened in a friendly manner and for the best for Tyr and the band. We wish him the best for the future! Because of this, the bass on the new album is done by our drummer Asgeir Mickelson.”