Origin: Norway
Genres: Black Metal
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Borknagar  


Borknagar was founded in 1995 by guitarist Oystein Brun, who, fresh from his stint in a previous band called Molested, decided to form a new black metal project, enlisting several major players in the scene. The band forgoes the simplistic blastbeats and shrieking typical of the early black metal bands, instead opting for a more majestic black metal sound ("epic metal" as Brun himself has described the style). Despite frequent lineup changes, Borknagar's music remains of high quality -- this is one of the better modern post-black metal bands in the scene today. The arrival of new vocalist Vintersorg has added a new dimension to their sound, and they have improved with each successive album. Their most recent release, Origin, is an all-acoustic affair.

Current Members

I.C.S. Vortex (Simen Hestæs)

vocals/bass (Arcturus, Dimmu Borgir, ICS Vortex)

Vintersorg (Andreas Hedlund)

vocals (Cronian, Havayoth, Vintersorg)

Oystein G. Brun

guitars

Jens F. Ryland

guitars (ICS Vortex)

Lars Nedland

keyboards (Age Of Silence, Carpathian Forest, Solefald)

Baard Kolstad

drums

Former Members/Guests

Garm (Kristoffer Rygg)

vocals (Arcturus, Head Control System, Ulver)

Infernus (Roger Tiegs)

bass (Gorgoroth)

Kai K. Lie

bass

Tyr (Jan Erik Torgersen)

bass

Ivar Bjørnson

keyboards (Enslaved, Gorgoroth, Trinacria)

Grim (Erik Brødreskift)

drums (Gorgoroth, Immortal) RIP: April 10, 1999, suicide

Asgeir Mickelson

drums (ICS Vortex, Ihsahn, Lunaris, Scariot, Spiral Architect, Vintersorg)

Dave Kinkade (guest)

drums (Council Of The Fallen, Insatanity, Soulfly)


Discography



Borknagar 
1995 Malicious
  1. Vintervredets Sjelesagn
  2. Tanker mot Tind (Kvelding)
  3. Svartskogs Gilde
  4. Ved Steingard
  5. Krigsstev
  6. Dauden
  7. Grimskalle Trell
  8. Nord Naagauk
  9. Fandens Allheim
  10. Tanker mot Tind (Gryning)
  • Garm
  • Oystein G. Brun
  • Infernus
  • Ivar Bjørnson
  • Grim

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



The Olden Domain 
1997 Century Media
  1. The age of Oden
  2. The Winterday
  3. Om Hundredeaareralting Glemt
  4. A tale of Pagan Tongue
  5. The Mountains Rove
  6. Grimland Domain
  7. Ascension of our Fathers
  8. The Dawn of the End
  • Garm
  • Oystein G. Brun
  • Kai K. Lie
  • Ivar Bjørnson
  • Grim

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



The Archaic Course 
1998 Century Media
  1. Oceans rise
  2. Universal
  3. The witching hour
  4. The black token
  5. Nocturnal vision
  6. Ad noctum
  7. Winter millenium
  8. Fields of long gone presence
  • I.C.S. Vortex
  • Oystein G. Brun
  • Jens F. Ryland
  • Kai K. Lie
  • Ivar Bjørnson
  • Grim

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Quintessence 
2000 Century Media
  1. The rivalery of phantoms
  2. The presence is ominous
  3. The ruin of future
  4. Colossus
  5. Inner landscape
  6. Invincible
  7. Icon dreams
  8. Genesis torn
  9. Embers
  10. Revolt
  • I.C.S. Vortex
  • Oystein G. Brun
  • Jens F. Ryland
  • Lars Nedland
  • Asgeir Mickelson

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Empiricism 
2001 Century Media
  1. The genuine pulse
  2. Gods of my world
  3. The black canvas
  4. Matter & motion
  5. Soul sphere
  6. Inherit the earth
  7. The stellar dome
  8. Four element synchronicity
  9. Liberated
  10. The view of everlast
  • Vintersorg
  • Oystein G. Brun
  • Jens F. Ryland
  • Tyr
  • Lars Nedland
  • Asgeir Mickelson

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Epic 
2004 Century Media
  1. Future Reminiscence
  2. Traveller
  3. Origin
  4. Sealed Chambers of Electricity
  5. The Weight of Wind
  6. Resonance
  7. Relate (Dialogue)
  8. Cyclus
  9. Circled
  10. Inner Ocean Hypothesis
  11. Quintessence
  12. The Wonder
  • Vintersorg
  • Oystein G. Brun
  • Lars Nedland
  • Asgeir Mickelson

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Origin 
2006 Century Media
  1. Earth Imagery
  2. Grains
  3. Oceans Rise
  4. Signs
  5. White
  6. Cynosure
  7. Human Nature
  8. Acclimation
  9. The Spirit of Nature
  • Vintersorg
  • Oystein G. Brun
  • Tyr
  • Lars Nedland
  • Asgeir Mickelson

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Universal 
2010 Indie
  1. Havoc
  2. Reason
  3. The Stir of Seasons
  4. For a Thousand Years to Come
  5. Abrasion Tide
  6. Fleshflower
  7. Worldwide
  8. My Domain
  • Vintersorg
  • Oystein G. Brun
  • Jens F. Ryland
  • Tyr
  • Lars Nedland
  • Dave Kinkade

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Angry Metal Guy 



Urd 
2012 Century Media
  1. Epochalypse
  2. Roots
  3. The Beauty Of Dead Cities
  4. The Earthling
  5. The Plains Of Memories
  6. Mount Regency
  7. Frostrite
  8. The Winter Eclipse
  9. In A Deeper World
  • I.C.S. Vortex
  • Vintersorg
  • Oystein G. Brun
  • Jens F. Ryland
  • Lars Nedland
  • Dave Kinkade

Reviews:   Angry Metal Guy 

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