Ukrainian Black Metallers BALFOR are streaming pre-production versions of two tracks as a demo of what is to come on the band’s sophomore full-length album. “Heralds of the Fall” and “Wolfbreed” were recorded in November 2012 at the Blacklight Studio, Ukraine, with long-time BALFOR producer Dmitry “Yrt Glormkhaoth” Shulgin (VERMIS MYSTERIIS) recording the bass guitars, whilst the band’s former guitarist Alexander “Agnarr” Takhmazov (CONQUEST) recorded lead guitars. Keyboards are by Ivan Popov (AFTERMOON, INFERNO). It is expected that BALFOR will enter the studio to record the full album in the autumn of this year. The two tracks can be heard on the band’s SoundCloud page at http://soundcloud.com/balfor
Having recently announced a lineup change that saw all the former members aside from founder and frontman Thorgeir leave the band, BALFOR is set to play its first show with the new lineup of Thorgeir on vocals and guitars, Warider on guitars and backing vocals, Athamas (DEFERUM SACRUM and RAVENTALE) on bass and vocals and Khaoth (KHORS) on drums, on the 23rd June at the Kilkim Zaibu Festival in Lithuania along with bands like DESTRUCTION, TURISAS, EINHERJER and SOLSTAFIR. BALFOR will play a one hour set which will include old and new songs.
More information about BALFOR can be found on the band’s website at http://balfor.info/
Fan-filmed footage of BALFOR performing “In the Thunder of Ancient Glory” from the “Barbaric Blood” album live at the Metal Head’s Mission Festival in 2011 can be seen at http://youtu.be/yTN8U5ukYOk