Having long forsaken the path of raw black metal, it has almost turned into a sport to see what the Norwegian extreme progessive metal act Enslaved conjure up whenever they announce a new album. The Norwegians are some of the few that have both managed to maintain (a bit of) and musically evolve from their […]
Usually, there’s no real need for words when speaking about Norway and it’s vast ties to Extreme Metal. It’s no secret that it has been home to some of the best name in the genre and it still is. Bergen (and it’s area), the country’s second largest city after Oslo, is home to one of […]
Enslaved, a band that is perhaps the most condensed version of Norwegian metal, have made it all: black, Viking and progressive metal. Putting a style to their latest releases (Axioma Ethica Odini, RIITTIIR and In Times) is bit beyond me, the genre Enslaved (to) Metal should be introduced here. With E, the (co) flag bearers […]
World Premiere – Bergen International Festival will feature new work by Einar Selvik (Wardruna) and Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved)! This new collaborative musical piece called Hugsjá, combines indigenous and contemporary music with Norse and Norwegian poetry, accompanied by instruments from the Stone Age up to the present day. A series of concerts under the name Nordvegen […]
This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of Norway’s leading extreme metal bands Enslaved. Metal-Exposure talked with founder and guitarist Ivar Bjørnson about the group’s long and successful career.. Read all!
A few lucky ones have been able to see Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik’s Skuggsjá live on Roadburn or perhaps in Norway. For the others, the prayers have been answered and this unique Enslaved/Wardruna cooperation will be released on the self-titled record, via Season of Mist on March 11, worldwide. We are glad to host […]
This year was already the 5th year of existence of Fortarock the Festival. The organization decided to celebrate this happening with an XL edition of the feWhen the first bands were announced I was a bit hesitant about how this was going to turn out, because it didn’t look like a line-up that would have […]