Borknagar is a progressive black metal band from Bergen, Norway, founded in 1995. They blend Folk-metal with Black-metal. The lyrics are about philosophy, paganism, nature and the cosmos. The members started with this music, because they had enough of the straight forward hard playing in their previous band. The band never recorded a demo, they just went to a label and a deal was inked. When they signed in 2007 for three album with the Norwegian label Indie Recordings, two guest-musicians were added to the band permanently. Their music is majestic and melodic metal.