Borknagar Release Second Single “Up North” from Upcoming Album True North


Norway’s avant-garde Black Metal pioneers and innovators Borknagar have just released their second single and music video “Up North” today via Century Media Records. Watch the video, created by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight13Media, below.

The track is off the band’s 11th studio album, True North, out on September 27th, 2019. 

“‘Up North’ being the brainchild of I.C.S. Vortex, we gave his longtime friend Costin Chioreanu the full artistic freedom to make a video for the song,” states Borknagar’s Øystein G. Brun about the video. “The only requirement from the band’s side was that we wanted visual representation and empowerment of the lyrics. Over seasonal changes the lyrics deal with the circle of live, to constancy of energy in the universe and the fact that we are all stardust that momentary comes together to be you, me and everybody else on this vast and wonderous planet. We are truly impressed by Costin’s work! The way the visuals play around with the lyrical themes is a stroke of genius. This is art in the true sense of the word, where hard work, passion, heart and soul has made this a glorious piece of captivatinge eye-candy. We love it!”

“‘Up North’ stole my heart from the very first listen. It’s probably the best song I ever worked with, both in terms of music and lyrics. It was so strange, when I started to read the lyrics, it seemed like were written by somebody studying my latest life-experiences. Not only that, many years ago a native American shaman recommended me to follow the North Star. I guess, with “Up North” I got even closer,” states the music video director Costin Chioreanu.

True North is available digitally and physically (unlimited black vinyl and limited colored runs: white 100x copies and opaque light blue 200x copies in Europe as well as metallic silver 300x copies and metallic golden 200x copies in North America), and will be available in Europe as limited CD Digipak (+2 additional bonus tracks) in its first pressing run. True North is available for pre-order here.

Borknagar Tour Dates
14.09.2019 Kristiansand (Norway) – Southern Discomfort
06.12.2019 Madrid (Spain) – Madrid Is The Dark
14.-16.02.2020 Wacken (Germany) – Wacken Winter Nights Festival

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