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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
On February 23rd, Finnish heroes Ghost Brigade will embark on a two-week European tour with Enslaved. Details are as follows:
23 Feb 12 Köln (DE) Underground
24 Feb 12 Dordrecht (NL) Bibelot
25 Feb 12 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
26 Feb 12 Enschede (NL) Atak
28 Feb 12 Berlin (DE) SO36
29 Feb 12 München (DE) Backstage
01 Mar 12 Stuttgart (DE) Röhre
02 Mar 12 Lyon (FR) CCO
03 Mar 12 Saint Nazaire (FR) VIP
04 Mar 12 Poitiers (FR) Confort Moderne
06 Mar 12 Paris (FR) Divan du Monde More...
As if celebrating the 20th anniversary of their existence this year weren’t enough, progressive black metallers Enslaved will be the first metal group to receive the Norwegian Artist & Songwriters Association’s Honorary Award. Norwegian Minister of Culture Anniken Huitfeldt – who is responsible for cultural policy, film, and the media - will present the 10th installment of this award to the band members on Monday, October 31st in Oslo, Norway.
In addition to winning four Spellemann awards (Norwegian equivalents of American Grammys), Enslaved’s interest, dedication, and contribution to the Norwegian music industry and general debate was a significant reason for the band receiving the award.
The Honorary Award is appointed by a jury consisting of the board at the Norwegian Artist & Songwriters Association. The award prize is a glass microphone made by glass artist Camilla Prytz and the inscription reads as follows: “The prize is presented to a person or group that has done a significant effort to promote Norwegian music within the genres of which the Norwegian Artist & Songwriters Association represent; Pop / Rock / Related.”
The nine previous winners of the Honorary Award include: 2010 - Hellbillies; 2009 - Marit Larsen; 2008 - Henning Kvitnes; 2007 - Anne Grete Preus; 2006 - Bjørn Eidsvåg; 2005 - Jan Eggum; 2004 - Åge Aleksandersen; 2003- Jahn Teigen; 2001 - Nora Brockstedt.
American death metal legends Cannibal Corpse have been confirmed as the headliners for Metal Hammer's, "Destroyers Of The Faith" tour, which will kick off in March. Also on the trek will be Triptykon, Enslaved, and Job For A Cowboy.
The tour dates are as follows:
March 7, 2012 - Bristol O2 Academy
March 8, 2012 - Glasgow O2 ABC
March 9, 2012 - Manchester Academy
March 10, 2012 - London HMV Forum
March 11, 2012 - Birmingham HMV Institute
October 31st sees the release of Enslaved's 1992 demo "Yggdrasill" on limited vinyl, featuring new liner notes written by the band. Peaceville Records commented on the release:
"'Yggdrasill' is a stellar example of the early 90's wave of black metal, with Enslaved's raw & hypnotic Viking/Norse-inspired epics sealing them as one of Norway's premier extreme metal acts, as they have continued to dominate & evolve through the years."
The track listing is as follows:
2. Allfoðr Oðinn
3. Hal Valr
4. Niunda Heim
5. Resound of Gjallarhorn
6. Enslaved (bonus track)
Dark rock group Junius has unveiled the first new song, “All Shall Float,” from the forthcoming album, "Reports From the Threshold of Death," today on BrooklynVegan.com at this location.
Additionally, Junius will be joining Norwegian metal legends Enslaved and French outfit Alcest for a tour this fall, which kicks off on September 23rd in Springfield, VA. The dates are as follows:
9/23 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
9/24 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
9/25 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
9/26 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
9/28 Quebec City, QC @ Impérial
9/29 Montreal, QC @ Café Campus
9/30 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/1 Columbus, OH @ Outland Live
10/2 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/3 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
10/5 Winnipeg, MB @ WECC
10/6 Regina, SK @ The Exchange
10/7 Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
10/8 Calgary, AB @ Dickens
10/10 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
10/11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/12 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/13 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
10/14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
Due to problems with the ghouls’ visas, Swedish heavy rock band Ghost will not be able perform on the upcoming tour with Enslaved and Alcest. The band will do its best to return for a full U.S. tour in the future.
A statement on the Ghost Facebook page reads as follows:
"Due to some last minute complications with our visas, we have been forced to cancel our North American tour.
"We are sorry towards the other bands on the tour, Enslaved and Alcest. And we are most of all tremendously sorry towards all of our fans.
"This is truly beyond our control and we are making everything within our (His) powers to be able to come back to the US as soon as possible and perform for all of you. Our most malicious of wishes."
News has been circulating since yesterday of a terrorist attack in Norway on a youth camp along with a bombing, which has left at least 80 people dead. News reports have identified Anders Behring Breivik as the police's main suspect, and have cited his extreme right wing Christian views as a possible motivation for the attacks.
Several bands have since reacted to the news, with Bison B.C. stating:
"Our thoughts go out to our Norwegian brothers and sisters and to their friends and families. We hope you are all safe and well. Our condolences to those affected by the senseless actions. Glad to hear that our old tour mates and friends in Kvelertak where not in Olso when the attacks occurred. XOXO."
Defect Designer also added, "Words 'Norway' and 'Terrorism'... we did not think they can be used in same sentence. As we live in Russia, we understand you.. Hold on..."
Eternal Gray stated via a Facebook post, "To all our friends in Norway, we are sorry for your loss. Sometimes it's just so hard to believe this beast came from within us, human-kind. Inconceivable. Be strong, we send you our condolences."
Norwegian act Leprous added, "We would like to express our deepest sympathy with everyone involved in yesterdays shocking events in our hometown, Oslo. This is a day for unity, compassion and grief."
Arch Enemy's Facebook page included the following status update: "Watching the news with heavy hearts. Our thoughts are with our brothers and sisters in Norway. What a horrifying attack. It is hard to believe what happened :-("
An update from Iced Earth also stated, "Our hearts go out to the people of Norway. The loss of life is horrific, nearly too much to contemplate. (After killing seven people in a bomb blast, a lone gunman killed over 80 people, some as young as 16, in a summer youth camp.) Please join us in sending prayers, positive thoughts, and sincere condolences to the friends and family members affected by this tragedy."
Enslaved commented: "Our deepest condolences and thoughts go out to everybody touched by the fathomless tragedy that struck Norway yesterday. This is indeed a day for afterthought."
European progressive black metallers Enslaved have revealed the dates for its forthcoming headine tour of North America. Support on the trek is set to come from Ghost and Alcest. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.
09/23 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
09/24 Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
09/25 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
09/26 Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
09/28 Quebec City, QC – Impérial
09/29 Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus
09/30 Toronto, ON – Opera House
10/01 Columbus, OH – Outland Live
10/02 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
10/03 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
10/05 Winnipeg, MB – WECC
10/06 Regina, SK – The Exchange
10/07 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
10/08 Calgary, AB – Dickens
10/10 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
10/11 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/12 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
10/13 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
10/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour
Foscor has issued the following update about an upcoming Enslaved tribute album:
"Greetings all you there, we are proud to reveal the cover of the official tribute to Enslaved. A wonderful piece of art drawn by David Thiérrée in close collaboration with the band members.
Every participating band is still working on their covers ... expect some news soon ...
"The Official Tribute to Enslaved 'Önd - A Tribute' scheduled for late 2011 through the French label Pictonian Records gathers 20 bands covering tracks from 'Yggdrasil' to 'Vertebrae' albums, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Norwegians masters."
The cover album's band lineup is as follows: More...
Metal Injection has premiered a new track from Norwegian black metal act Enslaved. The track, "Heimvegen" comes off the band's upcoming "The Sleeping Gods" EP, which will be released for free via Scion A/V in the near future. You can check out the song here.
"The Sleeping Gods," which is the follow-up to 2010's "Axioma Ethica Odini" (reviewed here), was recorded in Solslottet Studio in Bergen, and partly in the band's own home studio. The release comes as Scion A/V - a lifestyle division of the Scion car manufacturer - expands its brand, launching a metal label and promoting underground shows featuring heavy bands like Trap Them and Black Breath.
"It's exciting to be collaborating with Enslaved on this release," Scion sales promotion manager Jeri Yoshizu said. "We feel the pairing is vital as we aim for the label's approach to embody the same sense of forward thinking as the band's music."
The track listing is as follows:
2. Alu Misyrki
5. The Sleeping Gods
Norwegian progressive black metal veterans Enslaved have revealed that they will be celebrating the band's 20 years of existence on their forthcoming European tour. A message from the group reads as follows:
"Friends, finally the time has come to go out on the road again – this time with our own tour through Europe. This marks the grand opening of the 2011 touring cycle (even though we’ve warmed up with some great eastern European shows already), and also a special year for us. During these very dates we will pass the timeline on the exact date when Enslaved was brought into flesh. Yes, folks; Enslaved is turning 20 in 2011! We are looking forward to celebrating this in the best possible way we can imagine (and we have pretty active imaginations!): on the road, playing live shows for the people who lend us their ears and dedication. As always there will be a wild mix of songs from all parts of our career, particularly the really old and the really new; we can assure you that the new songs from Axioma Ethica Odini we’ve added to the set kick ass live! It is a short tour but at least a full set and we can assure you that a lot more shows will follow! See you soon!"
The tour dates are as follows:
April 22 - The Underworld - Camden, London, UK
April 23 - L'Aeronef - Lille, France
April 24 - John Lennon - LIMOGES, France
April 25 - Nouveau Casino - Paris, France
April 27 - De Kade - Zaandam, Netherlands
April 28 - W2 - Den Bosch, Netherlands
April 29 - Ragnarök Festival - Stadthalle, Lichtenfels, Germany
April 30 - Trix - Antwerp, Belgium
The organisers of Norway's Hole In The Sky festival have announced that this year's edition of the event will be the last, concluding twelve years of history. However, it promises to go out with a bang as some of the biggest names in extreme metal will be performing at the event with Immortal, Mayhem, Satyricon and Enslaved being the latest confirmations. A message from the organisers reads as follows:
"There’s a saying that all good things must come to an end. For twelve years we’ve been fortunate enough to meet many of our favourite artists, shared some incredible metal moments with fans coming from all over the world, and worked with some of the best in the scene.
"Twelve years is a long time and we’ve always invested a lot of time and effort in making the festival the best it possible can be and never compromise.
"Hole in the Sky has been a thing we’ve taken great pride in and it would be a very sad thing to let the festival suffer due to other commitments and responsibilities that comes along as you get older, so basically we want go out on a high note when we still feel inspired and on top of the game. Mind you, we will go out in a spectacular fashion. More...
Negura Bunget has issued the following brief update about touring alongside Enslaved:
"We are happy to announce Negura Bunget will tour along Norwegian legends Enslaved on the Circling Above and Within Tour. Originally planned for October 2010, the tour is now re-scheduled for April 2011."
The dates are as follows:
22/04/2011 - London (UK) - Underworld
23/04/2011 - Lille (FR) - Aeronef
24/04/2011 - Limoges (FR) - John Lennon
25/04/2011 - Paris (FR) - Nouveau Casino
27/04/2011 - Zaandam (NL) - De Kade
28/04/2011 - Den Bosch (NL) - W2
29/04/2011 - Lichtenfels (DE) - Ragnarok Festival
30/04/2011 - Antwerpen (BE) - Trix
Negura Bunget also recently posted a new song online for streaming titled "La marginea lumii (Outskirts of the World)." Details are available here.
Dawn ov Hate has issued the following announcement about two members appearing on an upcoming Enslaved tribute:
"Greetings all you there, we are pleased to announce Fiar's Foscor, and Bastard's Lux Divinia will participate in the forthcoming Official Tribute to Enslaved 'Önd - A Tribute' scheduled for late 2011 through the French label Pictonian Records.
"The Tribute gathers 20 bands covering tracks from 'Yggdrasil' to 'Vertebrae' albums, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Norwegians masters. Keep an eye in the band's sites or in the labels site for next announcements concerning dates, track list, Artwork, etc..."
The lineup is as follows:
ODEM ARCARUM (Germany)
ISLAND (Germany )
STAGNANT WATERS (France/Norway)
EL REGN (Norway)
LUX DIVINA (Spain)
AS LIGHT DIES (Spain)
Germany's Hackneyed recently signed to Lifeforce Records for the release of the band's upcoming third full-length album. Hackneyed has now announced an appearance at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl.
The Summer Breeze fest will be taking place from August 18th - 20th, 2011. Additional details on the festival are available at this location. Other confirmed bands include Deadlock, As I Lay Dying, God Dethroned, Arch Enemy, Enslaved, and many more.
Norwegian extreme metal outfit Enslaved picked up the Spellmann Award for Best Metal Album of 2010 yesterday (Macrh 5th) for their most recent studio release, "Axioma Ethica Odini," which was released last year through Indie Recordings. The award is the Norwegian equivilant to the Grammys and Enslaved thought off tough competition to earn it, beating Shining, Solefald and former Emperor frontman, Ihsahn to scoop the prize.
Catamenia, Graveworm, and Wolfchant have now been confirmed in the lineup of the upcoming 2011 Ragarok Festival. The festival takes place on April 29th - 30th, 2011 at the Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, and additional details are available here.
The currently announced lineup is as follows:
Path Of Golconda
Twilight Of The Gods
Aborted, As I Lay Dying, and Crowbar have now been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th, 2011. Additional details on the festival can be found here. The currently announced lineup is as follows:
As I Lay Dying
Hail of bullets
Devil sold his soul More...
The organizers of the Party.San 2011 festival have issued the following announcement about more bands appearing on the bill:
"Raised from the ashes of Hellhammer and Celtic Frost by Tom Gabriel Fischer himself, PARTY.SAN 2011 is proud and honored to announce the addition of Triptykon to its expanding bill of bands. Hell literally broke loose with the release of the band's Eparistera Daimone debut. Pitch black and truly evil music for devoted fans of extreme metal.
"Gorguts from Canada recently joined the PARTY.SAN bill. A death metal dinosaur of sorts, the band formed in 1989 and, having survived a host of trends, tragedies and breakups, are still going strong today. Gorguts will present to you a technical and extremely furious death metal show you will never forget.
"Enslaved are easily among Norway’s finest bands. The progressive black/Viking metal ensemble has remained dark and innovative for their two-decade-long existence and will bring their monolithic blackness to the PARTY.SAN 2011 stage." More...
Former Emperor guitarist and solo artist Ihsahn has been nominated for a Norwegian grammy (Spellemannsprisen) for his latest album "After." Ihsahn also recently announced he has begun writing new material for an upcoming fourth solo album.
Additional details on the awards ceremony can be found at this location. Other metal albums nominated for the award are Enslaved - "Axioma ethica odini," Shining - "Blackjazz," and Solefald - "Norrøn livskunst."