- Grutle Kjellson – lead vocals, bass (1991–present)
- Ivar Bjørnson – lead and rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (1991–present)
- Arve "Ice Dale" Isdal – lead and rhythm guitar (2002–present)
- Cato Bekkevold – drums, percussion (2003–present)
- Håkon Vinje – keyboards, clean vocals (2017–present)
Enslaved is a Norwegian extreme metal band formed by Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson in Haugesund in June 1991. They are currently based in Bergen, Norway. Though the band’s lineup has changed many times over the years, Bjørnson and Kjellson have been the sole constant members, and the lineup remained the same from 2004 to 2016. Following their 25th anniversary world tour, keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist Herbrand Larsen departed from the band after 12 years and six albums. He has since been replaced by Håkon Vinje.
To date, they have released fourteen full-length studio albums; the most recent of which, E, was released in October 2017 on Nuclear Blast Records. The band’s music draws heavily on the Viking cultural and religious heritage of their home country of Norway for inspiration, and most of the band’s lyrics relate to Norse mythology. Though they began as a traditional black metal band their sound has undergone significant changes over time resulting in a more progressive sound. In 2014, Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik (of Wardruna) were commissioned by the Norwegian government to create a musical piece in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian constitution. This was later released as a studio album in 2016, which also featured Kjellson on vocals.
Norwegian avant-garde metallers ENSLAVED are heading out to conquer new territories! For the first time since the release of their latest masterpiece »E«, the band will perform their […]
ENSLAVED’s IVAR BJØRNSON On New Record ‘E’: ‘Now It Feels Like We Are Starting To Get It Right Properly After 14 Albums’
Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with guitarist and primary songwriter Ivar Bjørnson of Norwegian progressive black avantgardists ENSLAVED. You can listen to the entire chat below. […]
ENSLAVED – currently on tour through Europe, announce special “Frost” show for Beyond the Gates 2018!
Last week, blackened prog virtuosi ENSLAVED embarked on their big European tour to present the songs of their freshly released album »E« with a spectacular new stage setting. From […]
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