Enslaved Wins Norwegian Grammy Award
ENSLAVED has been honoured with a Grammy Award for their latest album, ISA. The Norwegian Grammy ceremony was held in Oslo, Norway at the Spectrum for the 33rd time on Saturday the 26th of February, and was broadcasted live on national TV. This is was the band´s third Grammy nomination. The other nominees in the metal genre ware MAYHEM and BLACK DEBBATH. Enslaved was not able to attend the actual ceremony as they are currently touring Europe, but guitarist Ivar Bjørnson had the following comment:
"This Grammy Award means very much to the band and reflects the recognition of our efforts not only for this record alone, but for years of hard work. After two nominations, it felt extremely good to get the recognition from the mainstream music circus and to finally finish first for a change."
Ivar Bjørnson's father took the stage, and received the Award on the band's behalf with the following statement: "there is more to the picture than meets the eye... Rock'n'Roll will never die!"
Enslaved has also received the independent Alarm Award for best metal album in 2004 for ISA. The other nominees were SUSPERIA, KHOLD, RED HARVEST and MAYHEM.
Enslaved is the first Norwegian band to be confirmed for this years Roskilde Festival (June 30th - July 3rd) in Denmark. Enslaved will also play the Fury Fest in France (June 24th - 26th in Le Mans) and Graspop in Belgium (June 24th - 26th in Dessel) this summer. Upcoming Enslaved dates with openers VREID are as follows:
3 at Antidox in Toriono, Italy
4 at La Gabbia in Bassano del Grappa, Italy
5 at Rainbow Club in Milano, Italy
6 at Gaswerk in Witerhur, Switzerland
9 at Black Pes in Prague, Czech Republic
10 at Arena in Wien, Austria
11 at Mostovna in Novia Gorica, Slovenija
12 at Mochavara in Zagreb, Croatia
13 at E-Klub in Budapest, Hungary
14 at Stara Pekaren in Nitra, Slovakia
15 at Underground in Cologne, Gemany
16 at Voxhall in Aarhus, Denmark
17 at Musickens Hus in Gothenburg, Sweden
20 at Folken in Stavanger, Norway
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