Commented Negru: "I am happy to see that the last materials we worked on under the original formula of the band are now completed.
"The first idea to re-record the 'Maiastru Sfetnic' album in its entirety we had soon after the original release came out in 1999. It took some years, though, before we finally started doing it, in 2007. After a lot of work, the basic elements were already recorded in April 2009 when Negura Bunget parted ways with Hupogrammos and Sol Faur. It remained their task, though, to complete their work on this material. And now 'Maiestrit' is the final legacy of the Negura Bunget past.
"The live DVD and 2-CD, entitled 'Focul Viu' (English: 'Living Fire'), was recorded in January 2008 at a concert in Bucharest. After a complex process of audio and video mix, the 90-minute concert is soon ready to be released. Beside the actual concert, available in stereo and 5.1 surround mix, you'll find on the DVD a slideshow with concert pictures as well as a newly mixed re-arrangement of all Negura Bunget videos up to date.
"These two materials are the last materials we started working on in the old Negura Bunget lineup that featured Sol Faur and Hupogrammos, and although we completed with them apart from the band, all belong to the same spirit. These two materials mark the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one. May it be a meaningful moment for everybody."
Added Hupogrammos: "A chapter is closing in our lives. Sol Faur and I are currently working on the last details of the final episode of a challenging experience that, for 15 years, took us on a path of musical and mystical development.
"Our intention was to re-enbody the purest black metal album we ever made and to do that in an impeccable manner, as black metal requires impeccability. The dream of such high intent was not entirely fulfilled, but the result of our endeavour was materialized as 'Maiestrit'.
"We started to work on this album two years ago, and until the moment the band split we had recorded most of the electric guitars and the drums. Everything else was performed and composed after July 2009 (when we split up) by Sol Faur and myself, including the two bonus tracks that were especially composed and re-shaped for this album.
"In our eyes, the journey of Negura Bunget ends with this last album. Anyone caring about and searching for new forms of expression in music is invited to keep an eye on our two new bands, Dordeduh and Sunset In The 12th House."