Enslaved

ORIGIN: NorwayFORMED: 1991LABEL: Nuclear Blast
  • MEMBERS:
    • 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 He has since been replaced by Håkon Vinje.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 black metal avant-gardists ENSLAVED have announced a co-headline European tour with Californian sludge-tinged riff masters HIGH ON FIRE. The string of dates will run from late September […]

June 21, 2018 by steelrain
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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 […]

May 24, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
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For the fifth time in their long career, Norwegian extreme band ENSLAVED have been awarded the “Spellemann Prisen” – considered to be the Norwegian equivalent of […]

February 27, 2018 by Slayanys Maniax
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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. […]

January 28, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
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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 […]

November 17, 2017 by Tero Tolkki

E / 2017

In Times / 2015

RIITIIR / 2012

Vertebrae / 2008

Ruun / 2006

Isa / 2004

Blodhemn / 1998

Eld / 1997

Frost / 1994

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2018-08-02T19:00:00Rockstadt Extreme FestRasnovRomaniaInfoTickets
2018-08-04T19:00:00Wacken Open AirWackenGermanyInfoTickets
2018-08-11T19:00:00VAGOS METAL FESTVagosPortugalInfoTickets
2018-08-17T19:00:00Frantic FestFrancavilla Al MareItalyInfoTickets
2018-08-19T19:00:00Psycho Las VegasLas VegasUnited StatesInfoTickets
2018-08-25T19:00:00Beyond the Gates FestivalBergenNorwayInfoTickets
2018-08-29T19:00:00Rosemount HotelPerthAustraliaInfoTickets
2018-08-30T19:00:54Factory TheatreMarrickvilleAustraliaInfoTickets
2018-08-31T20:00:00The ZooBrisbane / AustraliaAustraliaInfoTickets
2018-09-01T20:00:00Max Watt's MelbourneMelbourneAustraliaInfoTickets
2018-09-03T19:00:56Duo Music ExchangeTokyoJapanInfoTickets
2018-09-04T19:00:27ConpassOsaka-shiJapanInfoTickets
2018-09-05T19:00:49Club UpsetNagoya-shiJapanInfoTickets
2018-09-06T19:00:00Tsutaya O-NestShinjuku-kuJapanInfoTickets
2018-09-29T19:00:18PumpehusetCopenhagenDenmarkInfoTickets
2018-09-30T19:00:55U BazylaPoznańPolandInfoTickets
2018-10-01T19:00:40ProximaWarsawPolandInfoTickets
2018-10-02T19:00:00UT ConnewitzLeipzigGermanyInfoTickets
2018-10-03T19:00:00KulturfabrikEsch-sur-alzetteLuxembourgInfoTickets
2018-10-04T19:00:35Mezz Jupiler ZaalBredaNetherlandsInfoTickets
2018-10-06T19:00:30Craufurd ArmsMilton KeynesUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2018-10-07T19:00:33Brudenell Social ClubLeedsUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2018-10-08T19:00:04Academy 2ManchesterUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2018-10-09T19:00:44TivoliDublinIrelandInfoTickets
2018-10-10T19:00:10Limelight 2BelfastUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2018-10-12T19:00:32The MillBirminghamUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2018-10-13T19:00:59DesertfestAntwerpBelgiumInfoTickets
2018-10-14T19:00:58SWXBristolUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2018-10-15T19:00:26The DomeLondonUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2018-10-16T19:00:48La Machine du Moulin RougeParisFranceInfoTickets
2018-10-26T19:00:34GarmonboziaRennes-le-chateauFranceInfoTickets
2018-11-02T19:00:52Metal FestivalAalborgDenmarkInfoTickets
2018-11-03T19:00:11Parkteatret SceneOsloNorwayInfoTickets
2018-11-15T19:00:37GregersHamarNorwayInfoTickets
2018-11-16T19:00:04Musikens HusMajornaSwedenInfoTickets
2018-11-17T19:00:28KlubbenStockholmSwedenInfoTickets
2018-11-23T19:00:50KICK Nattklubb & SceneKristiansand SNorwayInfoTickets
2018-11-24T19:00:13FolkenStavangerNorwayInfoTickets
2018-11-30T19:00:47USF VerftetBergenNorwayInfoTickets
2018-12-01T19:00:03Byscenen in TrondheimTrondheimNorwayInfoTickets
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