Most metal bands start life by playing small gigs and scraping together a demo… but when you boast a superstar lineup of artists from well-known bands, it’s ok to skip that part and go straight to making epic albums and wowing fans around the world.

That’s exactly what happened with Borknagar, the progressive black metal supergroup launched by Øystein G. Brun in Bergen in 1996. The band has included members of such genre-defining acts as Gorgoroth, Immortal, Enslaved and Arcturus.

With 10 studio albums to date, including a highly-experimental acoustic effort, Borknagar is sure to deliver an unforgettable show for Sabaton Open Air.