20 Years Ago: NEGURĂ BUNGET release their debut album Zîrnindu-să

Originally released by Bestial Records this month in 1996, Zîrnindu-să was NEGURĂ BUNGET’s debut album. One of the first releases by the cassette label. Limited, though we were distributing copies well into the mid 2000’s, so I would assume a large number printed.

Negurã Bunget is a black fog coming from a deep dark dense forest. The name tries to picture somehow the kind of atmosphere, both musical and spiritual we’d want to create through our music. It has also a symbolical nature, standing for the inexpressible parts of our ideology. The two words are also from the Tracic substrate of the Romanian language (the oldest one, containing about 90 words) as the interest for our local history and spirituality is something of crucial importance and meanings for us as a band.
Zirnindu-sa is from Ancient Romanian meaning something like turning to black, dying…

– Negru / Negura Bunget interview Maelstrom webzine 2002

Akhenaten’s (JUDAS ISCARIOT) Breath of Night Records released the CD version in 1998.

Hupogrammos (Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards on Zîrnindu-să) formed DORDEDUH in 2009. Negru (drums on Zîrnindu-să) has continued with the name NEGURA BUNGET.