The announcement for the new Burzum album Fallen was made a while ago by some sketchy sources. Finally, it is up on burzum.org in all it’s glory. According to Varg, the style of the album will fall somewhere between the recent release Belus and the masterpiece that is Det Som Engang Var. He also claims it to be much more experimental, hoping to branch out and even says that the mastering was treated like it would have been for an orchestral recording. It is said to contain much more ambiance than Belus. If you’re interested in the more technical specifications of the recording, Varg thought of you too!

“Fallen” was recorded and mixed during two weeks in Grieghallen studios, using a Spectar bass with alembic electronics on a VOX AC50 amp from 1965, a Ludwig drum kit (with a 26 inch kick) from 1975, a Neumann M149 microphone and stereo Schoeps CMTS 501 U microphones for vocals, an OBH Nordica Harmony 6487, a custom Stig instrument and a Peavey 23 guitar on a Peavey 6505 (120 Watt) amp.

As far as the tracklisting is concerned, there are 7 tracks that are as follows (translations to the right, obviously):

Fra Verdenstreet From The World Tree
Jeg Faller I Am Falling
Valen Fallen
Vanvidd Madness
Enhver Til Sitt Each Man To His Own, meaning “Each Man Gets What He Deserves”
Budstikken The Message
Til Hel Og Tilbake Igjen To Hell And Back Again

So there you have it, get excited for some more good ol’ Burzum on March 7th.

If you’re wondering, the cover art is a cropped version of the painting by the French realist painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau (November 30th, 1825 – August 19th, 1905) titled Élégie.

-MW

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