Borknagar - Rejoined By I.C.S Vortex On Upcoming Tour


As was speculated, I.C.S Vortex (ex-Dimmu Borgir, ex-Arcturus) has returned to Borknagar after the departure of bassist Tyr just last week. I.C.S Vortex will be handling both bass and vocals duties for Borknagar's upcoming tour.

The band is currently working on touring plans for the future. Due to private commitments vocalist Andreas "Vintersorg" Hedlund (Vintersorg, Cronian) is unfortunately not able to join the band on the road for the moment being. Because of this, I.C.S. Vortex will step in to the fold to handle vocal and bass for upcoming live activities.

Guitarist Øystein G. Brun comments: "As stated in several interviews the last couple of month's it's our firm intention to bring the band's live activities up a notch - in respect for all our fans. There is just no way we can dismiss all the requests we get all over the world. We are currently working on some really interesting touring plans, but unfortunately our brother in music Vintersorg is not able to come along for the moment being due to private commitments. So Vortex being a previous member and always a good friend of the band, it feels great to have him back in the fold in order to execute these plans. Also, I would like to express my deepest admiration for Vintersorg's open minded and supportive attitude, embracing the idea to pull this off with Vortex in his absence- to make this a genuine and worthy solution for Borknagar."
 
Vintersorg comments: "This is just what the band needs at the moment. I'm not leaving the band or anything like that, but my work situation is holding me back for doing these shows. I know I.C.S Vortex will bring all his personality and skills into this to make it perfect! I wish I could be there."
 
I.C.S Vortex comments: "I am looking forward to see all you old school helmet-wearing mo-fos on the road and to spend some quality time once again with my favorite vikings. Let's make this event "a really special BM party come on!"

More information about the concerts will be posted soon.

Source: blogs.myspace.com
Band profile: Borknagar
 
Posted: 10.06.2010 by BudDa


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10.06.2010 - 18:05
Uirapuru
Liver Failure
Vintersorg create dozens of side-projects and then can't handle to tour with all

Good to see Vortex again, it has been a while. =)
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10.06.2010 - 21:23
moe5512
YARRR
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10.06.2010 - 21:36
Sentenced Odiin
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Vorteeex! \../ hope the tour will cross hungary ...
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10.06.2010 - 21:50
Got Mayhem?
Written by Guest on 10.06.2010 at 19:15

This means No for Arcturus?

Not necessarily. I believe Vortex said something about 2011 for Arcturus. I'd guess that if that particular reunion does take place then it would be sometime after this Borknagar touring is finished. If that's the case then the timing actually works out pretty well.
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10.06.2010 - 23:40
Aetherius
Will be interesting, cant wait!
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11.06.2010 - 00:34
Vitriolic Hate
Chaos Reaper
Written by Got Mayhem? on 10.06.2010 at 21:50

Written by Guest on 10.06.2010 at 19:15

This means No for Arcturus?

Not necessarily. I believe Vortex said something about 2011 for Arcturus. I'd guess that if that particular reunion does take place then it would be sometime after this Borknagar touring is finished. If that's the case then the timing actually works out pretty well.

I hope Vortex will stay with Borknagar & Arcturus will reunite with Garm.
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11.06.2010 - 00:58
Got Mayhem?
Written by Vitriolic Hate on 11.06.2010 at 00:34

Written by Got Mayhem? on 10.06.2010 at 21:50

Written by Guest on 10.06.2010 at 19:15

This means No for Arcturus?

Not necessarily. I believe Vortex said something about 2011 for Arcturus. I'd guess that if that particular reunion does take place then it would be sometime after this Borknagar touring is finished. If that's the case then the timing actually works out pretty well.

I hope Vortex will stay with Borknagar & Arcturus will reunite with Garm.

Yea that would definitely be preferable. But I don't think that would be happening any time soon...or ever. Which is a shame because Garm will always be the Arcturus vocalist to me. ICS is great, and did a fabulous job replacing Garm, but it'll never be the same.
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11.06.2010 - 01:03
Vitriolic Hate
Chaos Reaper
Written by Got Mayhem? on 11.06.2010 at 00:58

Written by Vitriolic Hate on 11.06.2010 at 00:34

Written by Got Mayhem? on 10.06.2010 at 21:50

Written by Guest on 10.06.2010 at 19:15

This means No for Arcturus?

Not necessarily. I believe Vortex said something about 2011 for Arcturus. I'd guess that if that particular reunion does take place then it would be sometime after this Borknagar touring is finished. If that's the case then the timing actually works out pretty well.

I hope Vortex will stay with Borknagar & Arcturus will reunite with Garm.

Yea that would definitely be preferable. But I don't think that would be happening any time soon...or ever. Which is a shame because Garm will always be the Arcturus vocalist to me. ICS is great, and did a fabulous job replacing Garm, but it'll never be the same.

yeah I think the same.
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12.06.2010 - 18:33
hanfsud
A dream comes true!
ICS Vortex will be my favourite Vocalist for all times.
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25.07.2010 - 19:38
hanfsud
South america? WHY???
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