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Bornholm

Formed: 2000
From: Budapest, Hungary
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Bornholm News

Below is our complete Bornholm 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Bornholm Posts New Lyric Video Online

With over 20 years of experience and five studio albums under their belts, Hungarian black/pagan metal outfit Bornholm are no longer strangers to the scene. Today, the band presents the second single, "Spiritual Warfare," from their exciting Napalm Records debut and brand-new, fifth studio album, "Apotheosis," out November 5, 2021.

With "Spiritual Warfare", Bornholm present a nearly melodic facet of their sonic spectrum - mixing their trademark black metal sound with dashes of pagan and folk metal whilst prominent frantic drumming and forceful riffing underlines their somber side.

Ever since bursting onto the scene in 2000, Bornholm has been an unstoppable force in the black and pagan metal realms, touring with household names like Ex Deo, Varg, Arkona and many more. With their upcoming offering, Apotheosis, the unit is ready to take its career to another level and set the stage with sinister first single "I Am War God." Mixing significant, ground-shaking black metal elements, ruthless growling and heroic pagan accents, the band absolutely showcases their variety and sonic progression.

Bornholm's guitarist/vocalist Sahsnot on "Spiritual Warfare":
"This song is a special song for me, in addition to hitherto unusual musical solutions, it also displays a lyrical apocalyptic vision. It contains biblical references, abstract visions, ritual magic. Behind the scenes of the physical world, warfare always takes place primarily among spiritual forces, which is the real driving force behind. This causes changes in the visible world. Which side is which is not so clear-cut, whether there are any sides at all or just one will. While it’s not a fast track, it still has the fastest part on the album. The cover painting is my work, just like all the visuals related to the album, it was brought to life greatly." More...

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Bornholm Signs With Napalm Records

Ever since bursting onto the scene in 2000, Budapest’s Bornholm has been an unstoppable force in the black and pagan metal scene. Touring with household names like Ex Deo, Varg, Arkona and many more, the Hungarian four-piece powerhouse has made a name for themselves with spectacular live shows and four tremendous studio albums. Now, Bornholm are ready to take their career to another level with leading Austrian metal label Napalm Records as a strong partner by their side!

Bornholm singer and guitarist Sahsnot about signing to Napalm Records:
"The time has come to bring you some great news. We spent the last two years working harder than ever. In the meantime, the world changed completely, but it had no influence on us at all. We began to work on our next record - we have the toughest, longest and most unforgettable work period behind us. As a result, we have signed with Napalm Records, currently one of the best and strongest record labels. It means huge progress for us and we hope the new record will live up to its hopes. We are really grateful for them as they put their trust in the record and the band. A new era begins in our lives and I think we’ve found our place."

New music from Bornholm’s upcoming fifth studio album via Napalm Records will be announced soon!

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Bornholm Rains Down A "Bloodstorm"

Hungarian black metal act Bornholm released a lyric video for the new song "Bloodstorm." The song appears on the new album "Primaeval Pantheons," which drops on December 2nd via Massacre Records.

"Primaeval Pantheons" was recorded, produced and mixed by Viktor "Max" Scheer at Pannonia Studio. Mastering duties were performed by Paul Ericksen.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Eye of Knowledge
2. Atavism
3. Runes of Power (see lyric video here)
4. Old
5. March of Saturn
6. Iron Crown
7. Seventh Reign
8. Bloodstorm
9. Imperium (Divus Rex)

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Bornholm Issues Lyric Video For New Song

Hungarian black metal act Bornholm will release the new album "Primaeval Pantheons" on December 2nd via Massacre Records. As a taste of the new album, the band released the lyric video for the new song "Runes Of Power," which you can enjoy in the player below.

"Primaeval Pantheons" was recorded, produced and mixed by Viktor "Max" Scheer at Pannonia Studio. Mastering duties were performed by Paul Ericksen.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Eye of Knowledge
2. Atavism
3. Runes of Power
4. Old
5. March of Saturn
6. Iron Crown
7. Seventh Reign
8. Bloodstorm
9. Imperium (Divus Rex) More...

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Bornholm Posts Trailer For New LP

Hungarian black metal act Bornholm posted a trailer for the new LP "Inexorable Defiance." The album drops today through NoiseArt Records. Bornholm is set to embark on the Paganfest Europe tour with Alestorm, Arkona, Thyrfing, and others in February/March 2013 (see dates at this location).

The track list for "Inexorable Defiance" is as follows:

1. Fear Of Wonders
2. Swordbearer
3. Flaming Pride And Inexorable Defiance
4. Walk On Pagan Ways (streaming here)
5. Archaic Pale Visions
6. Throne Of Crows
7. Moonlight Wanderer
8. Equinox
9. The Spiral Path
10. Fiery Golden Dawn
11. Towards The Golden Halls
12. Feast of Fire (Bonus Track)
13. Valhalla (Bathory Cover) (Bonus Track)

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Bornholm Posts New Track Online

The new Bornholm song "Walk on Pagan Ways" is now available for streaming through the SoundCloud player below. The song is taken from the upcoming album “Inexorable Defiance," which will be released on January 25th, 2013 via NoiseArt Records. Bornholm will also embark on the Paganfest tour with Alestorm, Arkona, Thyrfing, and others in February / March 2013.

The "Inexorable Defiance" album's track listing is as follows:

1. Fear Of Wonders
2. Swordbearer
3. Flaming Pride And Inexorable Defiance
4. Walk On Pagan Ways
5. Archaic Pale Visions
6. Throne Of Crows
7. Moonlight Wanderer
8. Equinox
9. The Spiral Path
10. Fiery Golden Dawn
11. Towards The Golden Halls
Bonus Tracks:
12. Feast of Fire
13. Valhalla (Bathory Cover) More...

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Bornholm Reveals New Album Details

Bornholm, which signed to NoiseArt Records during the summer, has now announced a new album titled "Inexorable Defiance" is due out in January. NoiseArt comments on the band:

"Ambitious, melodic, majestic - Bornholm is the grown up version of Dimmu Borgir! The band from Hungary play a great brand of pummelling melodic black metal, which utilizes all the hallmarks of the style and also adds some unique touches to the genre. Some call the band 'Bathorys heirs,' and they are not wrong! The band sounds like Bathory 2.0, like an advancement of the Swedish pagan metal legend. Bornholm don´t deny this influence - quite on the contrary, and therefore you can find a cover version of Bathorys 'Valhalla' as a bonus track on the forthcoming album.

"In 2001 the first Bornholm demo was released called 'Awakening Of the Ancient Ones' and an exciting journey has begun through the dark aeons. Their first full-length album called '...On The Way Of The Hunting Moon' came out in 2005, which made their name known all over Europe. They opened up in the past years for Arcturus, Mayhem, Enslaved, Green Carnation in Hungary and played at the biggest festivals of the country. The second opus was released in 2009 with the title 'March For Glory and Revenge.' An atmospheric and beautiful video was made for the song 'Dreams Of Ages' from the album in 2010. Their track 'Where The Light Was Born' was released at MTV RockBand Network and it is the first straight-up black metal song in any rhythm game ever. In 2011 they started to work on the 3rd full-length album called 'Inexorable Defiance' which will be released via NoiseArt Records early 2013."

Bornholm singer/guitarist Sahsnot comments about the new album: "I started to work on the album around 2008, I didn`t hurry with it because the release of the previous album was losing and we had time to do it. We wrote a couple of songs, almost twice more than there will be on the album, but I felt this was the right list and these were the best songs. The new album is a journey. About a very painful and sparkling period of my life. I used different things to meet the transcendent at it is a dangerous play. Not every lyric is personal but the intuitions and the strange things that happened through this period are in the music and in the lyrics too. More...

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Bornholm Signs With NoiseArt Records

NoiseArt Records and Rock The Nation are proud to announce the signing of Hungarian black metal horde Bornholm. NoiseArt commented on the band:

"They offer an extremely cold, evil version of black metal which has been made even richer by sickening, epic and mind-blowingly aggressive elements. With their incredible, fantastic visual components such as front cover, booklet artwork as well as the official pictures Bornholm are way beyond the generic crowd and look down on them from a 'throne of crows.' The beast that is 'Inexorable Defiance' will be unleashed early 2013, an extended European tour is in the making."

The band also stated: "Since we have began to work on the new album we felt that is a turning point in our history. We wanted new possibilities, new goals and a higher level of playing this kind of music. Now we proudly announce that we have signed to NoiseArt Records/Rock The Nation and this new era has begun. We want much more concerts in the future and a more professional management and we feel that can be a perfect solution. Our third album 'Inexorable Defiance' is on the way, we are very proud of it, this is a blueprint of the last years full of majesty, medieval feelings and a unique atmosphere."

Check out a making-of trailer for the upcoming "Inexorable Defiance" album below. More...

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Arcturus Schedule Live Date

Norwegian legends ARCTURUS will perform on September 1st in Budapest, Hungary at A38 Ship (an old ship in the River Danube). The date will be only the band’s fourth gig since 1990.

The show will be presented by Saturnus Productions and PlanetNoir Industries, and will also feature performances from SIN OF KAIN, VORTEX and BORNHOLM.

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