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Below is our complete Cronian news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Swedish experimental symphonic black metal band Gravisphere, which consists of Mr. V(Vintersorg, Borknagar, Cronian, Fission, WaterClime) and A. Stenlund S (TME), has issued the following update regarding the progress of their debut album:
"All the songs for what shall become Gravisphere's first release are done! Eight songs of cosmic, dreaming, feeling, dark and visionary metal! We are truly pleased with the result and still feel that we have something new and fresh to contribute to the metal scene! The lyrics focuses around the vast emptiness of space and the notion mankind sometimes have that we may not be alone, even on our own planet."
Indie Recordings has released a free compilation, entitled "Christmas Carnage Vol. 1," for download. "Christmas Carnage Vol. 1" contains 14 tracks of metal with songs by Satyricon, Enslaved, Keep Of Kalessin, Audrey Horne, Stonegard and more, and will be available from December 24th to January 1, 2009. The entire album will be streamed in the player, and next to it you can choose to download either a package with mp3s or one with all the songs in lossless format. The downloads include complete artwork for the CD as well.
Indie Recordings has announced the signing of avant-garde metal act, CRONIAN.
The label has issued the following welcoming message:
"CRONIAN is a project by Borknagar's main songwriter/guitarist Øystein G. Brun and Vintersorg and as fans of both musicians and their respective bands it's an honour for us at Indie Recordings to get to work on this amazing band. They made a serious impact on the scene with their 2006 debut "Terra" and their second album is now settled and ready for take off." More...
VINTERSORG, the Swedish band led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), have set "Solens Rotter" (Swedish for "The Sun's Roots") as the title of their new album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2004's "The Focusing Blur" will not feature contributions from Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, SEBASTIAN BACH, TESTAMENT, DEATH) and drummer Asgeir Mickelson (SPIRAL ARCHITECT, BORKNAGAR), both of whom performed on the band's last two releases.
Vintersorg's collaboration with BORKNAGAR's Oystein G. Brun (guitars and programming), dubbed CRONIAN, will release their debut album, "Terra", in the U.S. on April 18 via Century Media Records. The CD, which was issued in Europe on March 27, was mastered by Dan Swano at Unisound.
Borknagar members' side project CRONIAN ( formerly known as ION) have officially signed a worldwide record deal with Century Media Records. After several rounds of discussions we inked a 3 record deal which both parties feel comfortable with.
CRONIAN is a duo consisting of Vintersorg and Rystein G. Brun. Already back in 1999 we had plans to do a project together, something beside respective bands like Vintersorg and Borknagar. The idea floated around for a few years in our minds, but in 2002 we started the actual process of constructing a musical expression, then under the name Ion. We had a mutual agreement to only proceed with the band if we managed to establish a unique and original sound. That's what we have done and that's what we prepare to show the world....
The debut album will be released early next year, a more specific date will be announced soon. The title of the album will be "Terra" and the album will contain 9 songs. Some song titles are: "Cronian", "The Alp", "Iceolated" and "Nonexistence".
ION, the Norwegian/Swedish project featuring BORKNAGAR members Oystein G. Brun (guitars and programming) and Vintersorg (vocals and programming), have officially changed their name to CRONIAN.
"Based on evaluation of the musical direction of ION, we have decided to change the name of our duo to CRONIAN," the band write in a statement. "We simply feel that this name, to a larger extent, reflects the general artistic approach of the band. Beside, the fact that there is another band rising with the name ION made our choice rather simple and inevitable. Therefore, we will from this day on officially use CRONIAN as the spearhead of our musical brotherhood.
"The recording of our debut album is in process and we intend to finish the album by the end of the year. What remains to be done is to settle the vocals, add some guitar melodies and obviously to do the mixing. The album will contain 9 songs of atmospheric, eerie and catchy music. Beware!
"We are now in the final round of settling a deal with Century Media Records. An official announcement will be issued soon.
"In regards to a future release we are interested to get in contact with up-and-coming graphic/visual artists. In the first place we are looking for a CRONIAN logo. For those interested, feel free to send us an idea, a draft or whatever. We cannot promise anything to anyone, but everybody will get a response. Feel free to contact us: email@example.com."