22 Years Ago: BORKNAGAR release The Olden Domain

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22 Years Ago: BORKNAGAR release The Olden Domain

I remember I felt a profound rush of satisfaction when the music for The Olden Domain started to come together in terms of writing, producing, and, even more so, when the album was finished. Finally, I felt that all the pieces of the puzzle came together in a way I had never really felt before. On the previous recordings I was involved in, there were always some issues or compromise I had to struggle with both during production and afterwards - musically or production-wise. But, with Olden, things just fell into place, it felt spot on. To me, this transition came natural, very much so. I firmly believe, in honesty, when it comes to making a genuinely great album, there is no shortcut in the long run. Yes, I challenged myself musically. We challenged ourselves musically as a band. Yes, we intentionally pushed musical boundaries, but we didn't force it. It was more a question of daring to rip off the chains of conformity and follow our musical visions all the way.

Øystein Garnes Brun / Borknagar interview, Invisible Oranges, 2017

BORKNAGAR released their second album, and first with Century Media, on this day in 1997.