NEGURA BUNGET Release Teaser For Upcoming VideoThursday, 29th January 2015
Romanian folk black metal pioneers NEGURA BUNGET have released a teaser for their upcoming “Nametenie” video, the track featured on their forthcoming Tău album. The full video will premier on February 3rd.
With Tău, Romanian folk black metal pioneers NEGURA BUNGET not only present the long-awaited successor to Virstele Pamintului (2010), but also their first album for Lupus Lounge / Prophecy Productions with genuinely new song material. Tău also marks the beginning of Negura Bunget’s ambitious Transilvanian Trilogy, a sonic and visual tribute to the band’s home country. While this first part highlights Romanian nature, parts two and three will deal with man, his traditions and practices as well as spiritual elements.
On Tău, each of the eight songs represents a specific natural landscape with its unique atmosphere and mystique, its legends and meanings. Musically, NEGURA BUNGET stick to their familiar range of sounds with both primal, harsh black metal elements and their meditative, folkloristic counterparts. Adding to their ever since wide array of instruments, NEGURA BUNGET add a trumpet and other brass for the first time ever, all of which enhance the group’s aural scope in an original way. Highlighting its distinctive character, the album boasts guest appearances by illustrious musicians such as Rune Eriksen (Aura Noir, Twilight Of The Gods, ex-Mayhem; guitars on “Impodobeala Timpului”) and Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ; vocals on “Tarim Vilhovnicesc”). Overall, the music on Tău seems more earthbound than on any other album by Negura Bunget and depends on an expressiveness which the Romanians have not embraced since the classic Om. Still, the music within the concept of Tău is only one piece of the jigsaw. The crucial point is Transilvania’s breathtaking landscape, so in the end, only the imagery of the 72-page artbook edition (which also features explanatory text on the places covered and their history) and the three (!) accompanying music videos will close the conceptual circle. Incidentally, the title Tau has two meanings: on the one hand, it addresses man (“your/thy”), and on the other, it stands for small mountain lakes which are often, contrary to the seeming inconspicuousness, exceptionally deep.
Tău will be released on February 27th (Europe) and March 3rd (North America) as:
– CD Digipak
– Gatefold LP (180g vinyl, black) incl. special vinyl mastering, poster, printed inner sleeves and PVD protection sleeve (limited to 500 copies)
– 2CD+DVD Artbook, hardcover, 28×28 cm, 72 pages with additional artwork, texts and English translations of the lyrics plus bonus CD with two songs and bonus DVD with three video clips and interview (limited to ,000 copies)