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Norwegian metallers Thundra, featuring former members of Einherjer and Enslaved, have inked a deal with Karmageddon Media subsidiary New Aeon Media. The group, who were previously signed to Spinefarm Records, are completing work on their sophomore album at Black Dimension studio for an early 2005 release. The group's 2003 demo (featuring the cuts "On Thorns," "Signs" and "At Autumn's Fall") can currently be downloaded at the group's official website.
It’s with great pride we announce the new studio album from two time Grammy Nominee Enslaved. From their base camp in Bergen, Enslaved has given Norwegian extreme metal diversity and depth since 1991. The pioneers in Enslaved have through strong musical craftsmanship shown a remarkable will and ability to continuingly twist their musical expression into new directions in a dynamic and challenging way.
The critically acclaimed "Below The Lights" (Osmose Productions) was honoured with nomination for both Grammy and the Independent Alarm Award in Norway. The band has strong traditions as a hardworking live band, and some of their performances are considered as legendary. Kerrang! salutes Enslave's "Inferno" performance with a KKKKK-review in their iss#1002.
Quote: "It’s Enslaved who steal the show with a gloriously ambitious set bolstered by a dizzying light show that has 'should have been headliners' written all over it" (Dom Lawson).
"ISA" was recorded in in Grieghallen Studio (last two Enslaved albums, Mayhem, Emperor) and the mix will be done subsequently in Duper Studios (last two Enslaved albums, Kaizers Orchestra, Jaga Jazzist) by Sir Duperman. The production team for the album will consist of the powertrio Jørgen "Sir Duperman" Træen, Eirik "Pytten" Hundvin and Enslaved.
Lineup: Ivar Bjørnson (guitar), Grutle Kjellson (vocal & bass), Cato Bekkevold (drums), Arve Isdal (lead guitar), Herbrand Larsen (keyboard & vocal).
ENSLAVED - ISA
TABU 007 (7090001915277)
Release: Europe 08/11
Below The Light was #2 in Terrorizers's Album of the Year writers poll 2003:
No other extreme band has improved as well with age as these Norse boatmen. Enslaved continued their upward trajectory with a further melding of psychedelic melodies and effects to their black metal heritage and "Below The Lights" was superb start-to-finish result. Did you hear a better song in 2003 than "The Dead Stare"? Probably not.
Norwegian black metallers WINDIR have announced plans to perform on final concert as a tribute to late frontman Terje "Valfar" Bakken, who tragically passed away in January. The concert, dubbed "Heidra Valfar", will take place on Friday, September 3 at the Rockefeller Arena in Oslo, Norway.
"The 3rd of September would have been Valfar's 26th birthday, and we would like to honour his memory by doing one last show," the band said in a statement. "Sture will be doing most of the WINDIR vocals. We are also glad to announce that 3 bands will be joining us this night. ENSLAVED, FINNTROLL and MINDGRINDER will be doing shows in honour of Valfar. The 3rd of September will also be the release date of the last WINDIR album, out on Tabu Recordings."
Tickets for the "Heidra Valfar" concert can be purchased at www.billettservice.no beginning on Saturday, March 27.
As previously reported, WINDIR's forthcoming CD will be a two-disc set. The first CD will include new material, unreleased material, tribute songs from other bands and live tracks, while the second CD will be a compilation of the music made by Valfar. It will include tracks from the first demo, "Sognariket", to the last album, "Likferd". All proceeds from this CD will go directly to Valfar's family.