The Skinny: Today, Romanian folk/black metal pioneers Negura Bunget premiere the new track “Nametenie” via SoundCloud. The track, which is also being offered as a free download, hails from the band’s highly anticipated new album, Tău, set for North American release on March 3rd via Lupus Lounge (a division of Prophecy Productions).

With Tău, Negura Bunget not only present the long-awaited successor to 2010’s Virstele Pamintului, 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-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 (ex-Mayhem; guitars on “Impodobeala Timpului”) and Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ; vocals on “Tarim Vilhovnicesc”).

Tău Track Listing:

01. Nămetenie
02. Izbucul galbenei
03. La hotaru cu cinci culmi
04. Curgerea muntelui
05. Tărîm vîlhovnicesc
06. Împodobeala timpului
07. Picur viu foc
08. Schimnicește


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