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ENSLAVED To Release “The Sleeping Gods – Thorn” On November 11th

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 7, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Norwegian progressive extreme metal icons ENSLAVED will release The Sleeping Gods – Thorn compilation this November via ByNorse Music. A full-length album composed of rare material from 2010-2011, The Sleeping Gods – Thorn is a unique collection of experimental material connecting with the band’s early roots.

The seven tracks comprising The Sleeping Gods – Thorn originally appeared on extremely limited EPs between ENSLAVED‘s Axioma Ethica Odini and Riitiir full-lengths and were recorded both in Solslottet Studio in Bergen, as well as the band members’ own studios and partly in the deep woods of Valevaag on the South Western Coast of Norway. Like the songs themselves, the production is a mix of old and new; high-tech and no-tech – a mix of concepts that have been essential in achieving the signature sound ENSLAVED has become notorious for today. Members Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson co-produced the material together with long-time collaborator Iver Sandøy.

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The album includes lyrics sung in Norwegian, English, and Old Norse, with themes centered on mythology and the esoteric side of the runes, as well as contrasting the Norse Ways as a polytheistic belief system to the monotheistic plague of the Big World Religions. The music nods respectfully to the wildly varying deities that make up the pantheon of inspiration for ENSLAVED, both “then” and “now.” There are traces of the proto black metal of Bathory, the classic rock and heavy metal of the ’70s and ’80s, the synthesized and sequenced masters of the ’70s, prog-rock, world/Norse folk music, Norwegian black metal of the ’90s, modern classical music, goth rock a la Fields Of The Nephilim, and much more.

Tying he package together are the extensive liner notes by Kjellson and a beautiful new layout by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media (Roadburn Festival, Opeth, Darkthrone, At The Gates, etc.) whose mesmerizing new illustrations display a unique symbiosis between two of our times’ most exciting visual and sonic artists.

The Sleeping Gods – Thorn will see release on November 11th on limited edition blue vinyl (webshop edition), black vinyl, digipak CD, and digitally via ByNorse Music. Preorders will start on September 30th.

The Sleeping Gods – Thorn Lineup:

Ivar Bjørnson – guitar, synth

Grutle Kjellson – vocals, bass

Cato Bekkevold – drums

Ice Dale – lead guitar

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For more info:

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http://www.facebook.com/bynorse

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Source: Earsplit PR

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LONG LIVE ENSLAVED.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ENSLAVED – Begins North American Tour On March 5th; New Album Releases March 6th

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on February 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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ENSLAVED – Norway’s Metal warriors Enslaved will be touring North America, beginning March 5th in sunny San Diego, California. Enslaved’s tremendous and new studio album, In Times, will be released on March 6th in Europe, March 9th in the UK and March 10th in North America, via Nuclear Blast. Metal be thy name.

Tour dates and tickets at: http://bit.ly/enslaved-on-tour.

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2015 Enslaved tour dates with Yob and Ecstatic Vision:

3/5 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
3/6 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
3/7 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
3/9 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
3/10 Vancouver BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
3/11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
3/13 Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe
3/14 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
3/16 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
3/17 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
3/19 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
3/20 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
3/21 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
3/22 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
3/23 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
3/24 Boston, MA @ Sinclair

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* For more info on ENSLAVED:

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LONG LIVE ENSLAVED.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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ENSLAVED – NEW ALBUM “IN TIMES” DETAILS ANNOUNCED

Posted in Metal, music news, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on January 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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‘IN TIMES’ will be the title of the thirteenth studio album by Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED. Hand-painted artwork is by long-time collaborating artist and “sixth ENSLAVED member” Truls Espedal. The album will be released on March 6 (Europe) and March 10, 2015 (N. America).

ENSLAVED guitarist & composer Ivar Bjørnson shares the following about the band’s latest creation:

“I was so deep into the songs and ideas for such a long time (or have my head so far up my own a**, if you prefer more direct language) that it is hard to have any ‘opinions’ about them that is anything else than the high-flying mumbo-jumbo of the introvert song-smith. The songs are extensions of my inner and outer life, the thoughts I am aware of having, as well as those that lie too deep to register in everyday consciousness. The songs are the resounds of grandiose altered states and mundane tiny micro-events. In addition, they are, of course, also the result of inspiration from other music and art. I do think this new album is the most consistent body of work we have so far: It incorporates our ‘blacker’ past with our influences from prog rock, our present sense of absolute freedom, and the joy of being in this band, if that makes any sense… Ha, ha, ha. It is higher in energy, more aggressive, yet more beautiful and subtle. It simply sounds inspired.”

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The track listing for IN TIMES is:

01 – Thurisaz Dreaming

02 – Building With Fire

03 – One Thousand Years Of Rain

04 – Nauthir Bleeding

05 – In Times

06 – Daylight

The new album’s total running time is fifty-three minutes.

Main recordings for In Times took place at Duper Studios to Solslottet Studio in Bergen, Norway with additional recordings sessions at Conclave & Earshot Studios (presided over by ENSLAVED members Larsen and Ice Dale), and Ivar Bjørnson’s Peersonal Sound Studios. Additional experimentation and sonic exploration was conducted deep in the woods of Valevåg south of Bergen where a mobile studio recorded additional sounds.

IN TIMES was produced by band members Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson & Herbrand Larsen together with Iver Sandøy. Mixing was completed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden.

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Source: Enslaved Facebook

* For more info on ENSLAVED:

www.facebook.com/enslaved

www.twitter.com/enslavedband

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ENSLAVED.

Stone.

FALL OF SUMMER OPEN AIR – Band Lineup And Info; VAMPIRE And The Legendary ENSLAVED Added To Potent Metal Roster

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on May 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Fall Of Summer Festival Facebook page:

The Fall of Summer team is glad to announce two more bands, both coming from Northern Europe. The first one, coming from Norway has been around and respected for more than 20 years, while the second one, coming from Sweden, has just released its first album. We are proud to add ENSLAVED and VAMPIRE to the festival line-up!

Fall Of Summer Festival will take place in Torcy (Seine et Marne / Ile de France) on September 5th & 6th.

TICKET INFO:

2-day passes are now on sale on Digitick (71.5€) ➨http://ow.ly/w1KWw

But also still available on YesGoLive (66.6€) ➨http://ow.ly/w1L03

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Above: Cover art of debut S/T Vampire album.

Facebook: Fall of Summer Festival

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE FRANCE.

Stone.

SKELETONWITCH Confirms 2014 Tour With Amon Amarth And Enslaved

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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 New Track From Serpents Unleashed To Premiere Today Via SiriusXM

SKELETONWITCH – Although their busy Fall itinerary (which includes tours alongside Ghost B.C. and The Black Dahlia Murder) is their immediate focus, Blackened Metal heathens SKELETONWITCH are already looking ahead to 2014 with a massive month-long trek alongside Amon Amarth and Enslaved that will take the Ohio quintet to many markets they will not hit during their Autumn takeover. Tickets go on sale this Friday. Find a complete list of the group’s upcoming concerts below.

Comments guitarist Scott Hedrick of the New Year run, “We forged a friendship with Amon Amarth about five years ago when we first toured together and have had the chance to hang with Enslaved at European festivals. We’re fans of both bands, and all those guys rule. It takes a tour to another level when there’s that much camaraderie, and we can’t think of a better way to tour Serpents Unleashed this Winter. Good bands, good beards, and (hopefully) good beers. See you guys soon!”

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Last month, SKELETONWITCH unveiled “Burned From Bone,” the first taste of the their highly anticipated new album, Serpents Unleashed. You can still text SERPENTS to 24587 to obtain a free download of the track. Recorded with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Isis, Kvelertak) earlier this year, Serpents Unleashed — which will come available in CD, LP, cassette, digital download and limited edition 7-inch collector’s box formats — will be unleashed in North America on October 29th, in Australia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland on October 25th and in the UK and the rest of Europe onOctober 28th. Check out parts one and two in a series of Serpents Unleashed making-of webisodes HERE and HERE.

And if you’re jonesing for more, another new tune from Serpents Unleashed — hailed by Decibel as the band’s “best effort to date” — will premiere on Liquid Metal with Jose on SiriusXM channel 40 today between 3:00:PM – 9:00PM EST. Additionally, the world premiere of the group’s newest music video will take place tomorrow! Stay tuned for details.

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10/04/2013 Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI w/ Ghost B.C.
10/05/2013 Frank’s Power Plant – Milwaukee, WI SKELETONWITCH only
10/06/2013 Smith’s Downtown – Mishawaka, IN SKELETONWITCH only
10/07/2013 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH w/ Ghost B.C.
10/14/2013 Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TN w/ Ghost B.C.
w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Noisem
10/24/2013 Peabody’s Concert Club – Cleveland, OH
10/25/2013 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
10/26/2013 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
10/27/2013 The Met – Pawtucket, RI
10/28/2013 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
10/29/2013 Le Cercle – Quebec City, QC
10/30/2013 La Tulipe – Montreal, QC
10/31/2013 Ritual – Ottawa, ON
11/01/2013 Rum Runners – London, ON
11/02/2013 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
11/04/2013 Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON
11/06/2013 West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB
11/07/2013 Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, SK
11/08/2013 Avenue Theatre – Edmonton, AB
11/09/2013 The Den – Calgary, AB
11/11/2013 The Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
11/12/2013 The Center – Spokane, WA
11/13/2013 WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
11/14/2013 Whiskey Dick’s Saloon – South Lake Tahoe, CA
11/15/2013 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
11/16/2013 Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
11/17/2013 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
11/18/2013 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
11/19/2013 Club Patron – Odessa, TX
w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Wolvhammer
11/20/2013 Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
11/21/2013 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
11/22/2013 Firebird – St. Louis, MO
11/23/2013 Blue Moose – Iowa City, IA
11/24/2013 The Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL
11/25/2013 Mojoes of Joliet – Joliet, IL
11/26/2013 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
11/27/2013 The Machine Shop – Flint, MI

SKELETONWITCH w/ Amon Amarth, Enslaved

1/17/2014 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
1/18/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
1/20/2014 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
1/21/2014 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
1/22/2014 House of Blues – Houston, TX
1/24/2014 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
1/25/2014 The Ritz – Tampa, FL
1/26/2014 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1/29/2014 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
1/30/2014 NorVA – Norfolk, VA
1/31/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD
2/01/2014 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/03/2014 TLA – Philadelphia, PA
2/04/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
2/07/2014 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
2/08/2014 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
2/09/2014 Grenada Theatre – Lawrence, KS
2/11/2014 Summit Theatre – Denver, CO
2/12/2014 Murray Theater – Salt Lake City, UT
2/14/2014 The Regency – San Francisco, CA
2/15/2014 Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

w/ Amon Amarth
2/16/2014 House of Blues – San Diego, CA

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On SKELETONWITCH:

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http://www.twitter.com/skeletonwitch

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LONG LIVE SKELETONWITCH.

LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

LONG LIVE ENSLAVED. 

Stone.

ENSLAVED – Sign Worldwide Contract With Nuclear Blast

Posted in Black Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on April 27, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Nuclear Blast proudly announce the worldwide signing of the Norwegian Extreme-Metal-Band ENSLAVED.

After publishing the latest two albums “Vertebrae” (2008) and “Axioma Ethica Odini” (2010) via Nuclear Blast USA in North America, the band currently signed a worldwide contract.

The Band commented:

“We’re very, very (yes, very) pleased and proud to sign this deal with Nuclear Blast worldwide. We’ve already worked with Nuclear Blast US through our two latest albums; and our personal friendships with NB guys and gals on both sides of the Atlantic are even older. There’s no drama – we take great pride in the fact that there seldom is with us – it is simply a matter of one contract ending, and us going for what seems to be our best option at this point in time and space. This time the best choice for Enslaved is changing things up somewhat. We’re excited to see what the mixture of passion and professionalism at Nuclear Blast can do with the Enslaved name in the years to come. There is no doubt that the level of ambition, the experience and seriousness about what we do, form perfect common ground for Enslaved and Nuclear Blast. We’re in the process of making a new album that will initiate our new partnership, watch out for the approaching wave of news about that. For now, let’s just say that the album will be an absolute (Nuclear) blast!”

Gerardo Martínez, Label Manager of Nuclear Blast USA, comments:

“Enslaved is one of the most amazing bands to ever come from Norway. We’ve had the pleasure of working with them on their last two albums in North America, and from this day forth worldwide.

Looking forward their new masterpiece to be unleashed to the masses later in the year!”

The new album will be released this fall.

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(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

For more info on ENSLAVED, click on the links below:

http://www.enslaved.no

http://www.facebook.com/enslaved

http://www.youtube.com/user/enslavedoffi…

LONG LIVE ENSLAVED.

Stone.

Destroyers Of The Faith 2012 – Metal Hammer Presents First Edition Of Extreme Metal Tour

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As I was trolling around for some cool Metal festivals for 2012, I came across Metal Hammer Presents: Destroyers Of The Faith 2012. The concert poster pic above says it all! Cannibal Corpse, Triptykon, Enslaved and Job For A Cowboy. ‘Nuff said there, when it comes to Metal of the Extreme! This potently Extreme Metal tour takes place this March    7th through the 11th out in the UK.

The new CANNIBAL CORPSE studio album TORTURE, releases on March 13, 2012 in North America, via Metal Blade Records.

For more info, click on the links below:

http://www.kililive.com/artists/destroye…

CANNIBAL CORPSE – Official Website

LONG LIVE EXTREME METAL.

Stone.

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