Soon after the band started to work on a new album, entitled Vîrstele pămîntului, which was completed on seclusion in the wilderness of the mountains. Vîrstele pămîntului (Ages of the Land) is as the title suggests an album about ages, about places of the earth and places of the spirit, about bounds transcending worlds. It’s an album about embracing your destiny, about choosing and consciously assuming a way of life. The album was released by code666 in March 2010, in a special handmade woodbox edition, and got some amazing review across the media. A full European Tour followed in March/April/May 2010, with 50 gigs across Europe, presenting the new materials.
2010 was an intense year – two albums released, followed by a long European tour as headliners (Spirit of the Land Tour), another tour in autumn (Black Trolls Over Europe), some festivals in between (including Hellfest) and a lot of work, all make this year special and unforgettable. Figures for 2010: 72 gigs played, 2 European Tours as headliners, more than 50.000 km of driving, 66 answered interviews, more than 10.000 CD’s sold.
2011 marked 15 years of Negură Bunget, so the band activities celebrated this anniversary. April brought the release of the Live DVD – Focul Viu and of the MCD – Poartă de dincolo symbolically marking the end of the 10 years cooperation with Code666 Records. April also meant a tour along Norwegian legends Enslaved. Some summer festivals were played – Exit and Party San. The second part of 2011 saw the band on the Transilvanian Legacy Tour, traveling through Europe and Romania, playing more than 35 dates. In 2011 Negură Bunget started developing its most ambitious project, The Transilvanian Trilogy, a complex musical and visual trilogy.
2012 was another busy year for the band. March brought Negură Bunget on Paganfest Europe in an amazing line-up along Eluveitie, Primordial and Solstafir. April/May was time for the very first US and Canadian tour – almost 40 dates were set for this amazing endeavor – Transilvanian Legacy.
Some summer festivals followed. The first part of the visual / musical trilogy was developed and a complex production and recording process started. Some media recognition – the band was voted Best Romanian Metal band in 2012 by www.metalhead.ro and Metal Artist of 2012 by www.czb.ro.
The 2013 started again intensely, with a complete reset of the band studio and live concept, meant to take Negură Bunget on some brand new paths. A small tour in spring, some festivals in the summer, all prepared for an intense end of the year- The EP gînd a-prins was completed in autumn and the band performed over 70 gigs in 3 months, throughout 3 different tours (including one with Greek legends Rotting Christ). Some media recognition again – the band was voted Best World Metal band in 2013 by www.metalhead.ro and Best Romanian Metal Band in 2013 by www.maximumrock.ro.
2014 meant again lots of touring and studio work.
TĂU, the first part of the Transilvanian Trilogy – a personal exploraltion of the band homeland natural element – finally saw the light of day in 2015, is some amazing editions, including a compex 72 pages artbook with DVD and bonus CD. Negură Bunget prepared an extensive promotion for the new album, including an European Tour in spring, followed by one in US and Canada in autumn, over 120 gigs all together.
With more than 750 live appearances up to date, Negură Bunget is eager to unleash the power of their Black Metal, promoting its musical and spiritual vision and, as always…
-The Transilvanian Spirituality.