Borknagar welcomes Jostein Thomassen as new guitarist in the band, replacing former guitarist Jens F. Ryland. Jostein is a very experienced and extremely skilled guitarist from Notodden, also known for his work with bands such as Profane Burial, Viper Solfa, Fracture, Source of Tide. Jostein has been a part of the recording process of the upcoming album.
Øystein G. Brun comments;
“I am extremely happy to get a new axeman at my side, and it has been a pleasure to learn to know Jostein both as a person and as a musician. We have already rehearsed quite some together this winter, but also worked intensely here in my Crosound Studio to record guitars for the upcoming album. I am truly amazed by the level of professionalism and dedication Jostein has shown throughout the process. And I stand in awe for his crispy clear tone, precision and beautiful feel as a guitarist. Onward mate! ”
Jostein Thomassen comments;
“Borknagar’s music is a perfect match for my musical taste and playing style. Melodic, raw and
challenging. I’m honoured to be a part of the band and look much forward to share the stage with allof them for the upcoming gigs. The last months work together with Øystein, with both new and older songs, have been rewarding as a guitarist, learning new ways of musical thinking. His sharp sense of details in musical compositions, sound and chord progressions truly makes the Borknagar sound unique! Watch out… amazing release ahead!”
On another note, BORKNAGAR just recently finished recording the upcoming album. The album is currently being mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios as we speak.
More updates will follow shortly. Cheers!