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Lets start with the announcement at the Borknagar web today:
PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 2011
BORKNAGAR part ways with drummer David Kinkade
BORKNAGAR has decided to part ways with the US drummer David Kinkade. This is first and foremost due to the logistical challenges we have been facing having a US drummer in a Norwegian band the last couple of years. Sometimes reality bites and in order to be a fully operative band, we need a drummer based in Norway. The split is of friendly manner and we would like to say thanks for everything David has contributed with in relations to the band and we would also like to wish him the best of luck for his future endeavours.
BORKNAGAR is currently finishing up the recording of the 9th. album which is planned to be released early next year. As we speak Vintersorg and ICS Vortex are working on the vocal arrangements and we are all exited about the new effort we currently are brewing. The album will be mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren in Fascination Street Studio later this years.
More details and information will be issued soon!
Øystein G. Brun
Last time we needed a drummer, Dave was very eager to try out. We didn’t like the fact that he didn’t live in Norway due to the logistic side of things, but at this time we had no ambitions to play live more then the occasional festival gig. And Dave joined. He first did the album “Universal”, then we played at Wacken as mentioned and also did 3 other gigs in Germany and Holland.
Our ambitions increased, some of you remember our efforts to do a tour in South America perhaps? With these plans, Dave suggested to move to Norway. That turned out not to be an easy process and he gave up on that sometime in the summer this year and went back to USA. And we were back to start, but with more need of a drummer in Norway then ever! Dave also got the gig as session drummer with Soulfly, giving him even more reason to stay in USA.
With that as the most significant reason we have decided to part with Dave and look for a new drummer located closer to the band. And I want to make a point out of that letting go of Dave isn’t a sign of us loosing our ambitions, quite opposite we want to play more live, but with less logistic hustle. Hopefully we can soon start to reveal our plans, lets see.
In Borknagar history we have had several drummers. All unique in their way, strong personalities and inventive in their style. Dave now joins these ranks and we need a new one.
This will not slow or affect the current progress in any way, there are many drummers around and we will start the process to tame another one for the upcoming shows.
Jenny Widding is in town this week and I went to meet her and to introduce her to Glenn at Rockmerch. I have introduced Jenny before in a post in April named “Rock Art by Jenny Widding” and I’m hoping to get Rockmerch to distribute her art- work. Jenny has already made some great stuff for Borknagar;
As we met up Jenny had an unexpected surprise gift for me: Read the rest of this entry »
My mission today was to get Lars Nedland to the studio to hook up with Øystein and Dave.
I got into the car and got a brilliant idea: why not make a short movie about this
It turned out like this:
I’ll say it pretty much sums it up. Tomorrow it’s Vortex day in studio, but I can’t join the guys unfortunatelly. Read the rest of this entry »
Are you exited about recording a new Borknagar album?
– Well yes, I always have a full blown “musical erection” the months before we hit the studio – and certainly this time around. I have a very good gut-feeling when it comes to the material we have at hand, we have an “updated” line up and we’re all urging to create the best Bork album to date. May sound like the typical pre-studio cliché type of thing to say, but I have never before had so strong empirical reasons supporting my gut-feeling for saying just that. Read the rest of this entry »