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BardSpec “Hydrogen” is out today!

June 23, 2017

Available as:

6-panel CD digipak – limited first press to 1000, including bonus track “Teeth”
Double gatefold LP – limited to 500 black vinyl
Digital format – including the bonus track “Teeth”

You can order the album now here:

Europe/World 
North America
Digital
Bandcamp

Enslaved – More UK shows with Opeth added!

June 12, 2017

We’re happy to announce that the following Enslaved UK shows with Opeth in November have been added!

15.11 – Manchester – O2 Ritz
16.11 – Glasgow – Barrowlands
17.11 – Belfast – Limelight*
18.11 – Dublin – Academy*
19.11 – Nottingham – Rock City
21.11 – Bristol – O2 Academy
22.11 – Birmingham – O2 Institute

Tickets go on sale Friday 16th June at 9am GMT.
*Currently on-sale HERE

Enslaved «Roadburn Live» 2LP/CD/Digital out today!

May 19, 2017

Enslaved «Roadburn Live» – a split release between By Norse Music and Burning World Records – is now available on Black 2LP, CD Digipack and Digital! You can order the album and bundles HERE

Or directly from the band:
Europe
North America
Amazon.com (NA)

Digital: 
Enslaved Bandcamp
Europe
NA: iTunes
NA: Apple Music
NA: Amazon.com

BardSpec New Video “Gamma” Premiere on Brooklyn Vegan!

May 16, 2017

We are very happy to share with you today a new song from BardSpec debut album “Hydrogen”! Check out the video for “Gamma”, premiered exclusively on BrooklynVegan!

Ivar Bjørnson says about the song: “”Gamma” is a meditation on the magic of science, or perhaps the science of magic. The mysteries of the atom and nuclear physics have fascinated me deeply as long as I can remember. Enlightened humans have known for thousands of years that the concept of “god” dwells within the corporal being, and with the atom bomb the proof was definite (to me at least). As scientist in charge Oppenheimer said, watching the first test atom bomb go off: “I have become Shiva; Destroyer of Worlds”. The other aspect of radiation is its communicative powers; of carrying information over enormous distances. We learn things about the universe and its early days from watching bursts of Gamma Ray make its way through the universe.”

Watch the “Gamma” video on the band’s YouTube or our Vimeo account!

Pre-order “Hydrogen”, out June 23rd HERE
Or directly from the band:
Europe/World
North America
Digital:
radi.al/BardSpecHydrogenAlbum
bardspec.bandcamp.com/

Enslaved «Roadburn Live» – New song “Isa” Premiere

May 9, 2017

We’re happy to share with you “Isa”, the second song revealed from Enslaved upcoming album «Roadburn Live»! Listen to “Isa” exclusively on:
Metal Hammer Germany
Decibel Magazine

Pre-order “Roadburn Live”, out May 19th HERE

Or directly from the band:
Europe
North America
Amazon.com (NA)

Digital:
Europe
NA: iTunes
NA: Apple Music
NA: Amazon.com

BardSpec new track “Bone” premiered on Metal Hammer UK!

May 2, 2017

Today we are pleased to share a new insight into BardSpec debut album Hydrogen, to be released on June 23rd on By Norse Music! Listen to the new track “Bone” premiered on Metal Hammer UK HERE

Bone” in Ivar’s words is “a song that is a meditation upon the concepts of strength and endurance, in the micro and the macro. How evolution has made us upright and made to be on the move – and how hard it can be to adapt those features into the realms of our psyche – so that we can undergo the mental evolution that is dormant within us.

Pre-order “Hydrogen” limited CD, LP and shirt here:
Europe/World
North America
Digital

Wardruna announce “AUTUMN TOUR 2017”!

April 19, 2017

Wardruna released the third and final album in the Runaljod trilogy on By Norse Music last October. “Runaljod – Ragnarok” reception was overwhelming and the album entered the worldwide charts in Germany, UK, Norway, Canada and the US including being No. 1 in the US World Music Charts for 4 weeks in a row. The following “Ragnarok-Tour” was quickly sold out. Now, Wardruna is returning for some exclusive shows in Europe this October!

Get your tickets now:
14/10/2017 – Paris – La Cigale (FR)
15/10/2017 – Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg, Ronda (NL)
17/10/2017 – Heidelberg – Konresszentrum (DE)
18/10/2017 – Berlin – Huxley’s (DE)
19/10/2017 – Zabrze – Dom Muzyki i Tańca  (PL)
20/10/2017 – Gdanks – Teatr Szekspirowski (PL)

Join the Official Facebook Event and tell us which show you’ll attend!

BARDSPEC RELEASE “FIRE TONGUE” SINGLE AND ALBUM “HYDROGEN” PRE-ORDERS

April 10, 2017

On June 23rd, we will release the debut album Hydrogen, by BardSpec, ambient project / band from Enslaved composer/ guitarist Ivar Bjørnson and Today Is The Day Steve Austin. Today we are thrilled to share the first audiovisual glimpse into the album via a new video for “Fire Tongue”. Listen to “Fire Tongue” Premiere:
On Decibel Magazine (US)
On The Quietus (UK)
On Echoes And Dust (UK)
On Never Mind The Hype (NL)
On The Aardvark (CZ)
On New Noise (FR)
On Rumore (IT)
On Noise Magazine (PL)

You can now purchase “Fire Tongue” Radio Edit single HERE


“HYDROGEN” PRE-ORDERS LAUNCH

Hydrogen shall be released on 23 June across all formats. The 6-panel CD digipak is available as limited first press to 1000 including bonus track “Teeth”. The double gatefold LP is limited to 500 black vinyl, and the digital format also including the bonus track.

Pre-order BardSpec “Hydrogen” limited CD, LP and t-shirt here:
aisamerch.de/bynorse

Or directly from the band:
US: bardspec.aisamerch.com
EU/World: aisamerch.de/bardspec

“Hydrogen” Track List:
1. Intro – Deposition
2. Bone
3. Fire Tongue
4. Gamma
5. Salt
6. Teeth (bonus track)


BardSpec Release Show at Saint-Vitus (NY) June 29th with IIVII

A special release show in association with AISA / By Norse to showcase BardSpec and Josh Graham’s IIVII will take place on June 29th at Saint-Vitus Bar, New York! Tickets are now available HERE

Enslaved «Roadburn Live» Exclusive Record Store Day Color Editions: 3 weeks to go!

April 5, 2017

On April 22nd, Enslaved «Roadburn Live» – a split release between By Norse Music and Burning World Records – will be available as limited Record Store Day Color Editions and a Gold Edition, to be sold on Enslaved web store and at Roadburn Festival 2017! Color and Gold 2LP Editions include the original A3 Roadburn Festival poster and color stickers!

Watch the unpacking video of the Exclusive Record Store Day Clear Edition (Europe only)

Grutle Kjellson from Enslaved comments: “This, ladies and gentlemen is the very FIRST Enslaved live album ever! It was recorded in our favorite festival, Roadburn, which makes it even more special to us. Although a live album cannot preserve the essence of being present at a concert, we hope you will still find some pleasure in this “Roadburn Live” album, both in the music and in the magnificent artwork. Besides, we hope to see all of you on our forthcoming tour, summer festivals in 2017 and in the years to come. Hail and salute dear friends!”

Enslaved «Roadburn Live» Regular Black Vinyl, CD Digipak and digital pre-orders will be launched on April 22nd! Stay tuned! 

To celebrate the release of «Roadburn Live», what better way than to hold a listening session at Roadburn Festival 2017 with Grutle Kjellson, Enslaved Frontman and Bass player! Get the chance to hear the record in its entirety before anyone else! More information HERE.

Enslaved to release «Roadburn Live» 2LP for Record Store Day, April 22nd!

March 21, 2017

«Roadburn Live» is Enslaved’s first official live album, a split release between Roadburn Records and By Norse Music. The album was recorded during one of the band’s headline shows at the renowned Roadburn Festival 2015; an edition curated by Enslaved’s guitar player Ivar Bjørnson.

Walter Hoeijmakers / Roadburn’s Artistic Director comments on the release:
“It’s no secret that there’s a strong friendship between Roadburn and Enslaved. One of the most hard-hitting and progressive bands to come out of Norway, Enslaved has played a significant part in the festival’s history – both musically and artiscally. Not only has Enslaved been our artist in residence, bringing side-projects such as The Armageddon Concerto (the Enslaved / Shining collaboration), Dream of an Opium Eater and Trinacria to Roadburn, Ivar Bjørnson has also been our 2015 co-curator, along with Wardruna’s Einar Kvitrafn Selvik, and resulting in Skuggsjá’s first ever performance outside of Norway. Enslaved’s 2015 performances were the pinnacle of this enduring and artistic friendship, and showcased the massive influence the band has had on both Roadburn, and the (underground) metal scene for the past two decades. To have these shows captured on vinyl is a dream come true for me, and I truly hope it’s the same for anyone who was in attendance, or those who want to indulge themselves in the Northern magic of Enslaved.”

«Roadburn Live» will be available as limited and exclusive Record Store Day color editions and as Roadburn/Enslaved-Webshop Gold edition including the original A3 Roadburn poster and color stickers !

To celebrate the release, what better way than to hold a playback session with the members of Enslaved at the Roadburn Festival 2017! Becky Laverty / Roadburn Festival comments: “Enslaved and Roadburn share a history that is entwined and their 2015 performance on the main stage was such a fantastic milestone for both parties, that it makes perfect sense for the show to be released as a live album. As the album will be released during Roadburn 2017, it seemed fitting to invite attendees and the band alike to join us for a playback session at the festival as part of our popular side program.” 

More information about the playback session to be revealed soon!

«Roadburn Live» also features a brilliant layout created by highly respected artist and Roadburn’s regular graphic designer Costin Chioreanu. The album was mixed by Iver Sandøy at Solslottet Studio, mastered by Jens Bogren (Kreator, Opeth, Sepultura) in Fascination Studios. It is also the last official release with Herbrand Larsen on keys and vocals.

After celebrating 25 years in 2016 showcasing a majority of older material, «Roadburn Live» displays songs mainly from the “newer” and more progressive era of Enslaved’s career, with songs from “In Times”, “Riitiir”, “Isa”, “Below the Lights” and “Monumension”. Featuring guest appearances of Einar Selvik (Wardruna), Aðalbjörn Tryggvason (Sólstafir), Per Wiberg (Opeth, Candlemass); and Menno Gootjes (Focus) on “Immigrant Song”, the first cover song by Enslaved to appear on any record ever.

«ROADBURN LIVE» SONG PREMIERE –
“Death in the Eyes of Dawn” 

Video by Costin Chioreanu

 

Watch it on Enslaved’ YouTube channel HERE

Grutle Kjellson comments on the album: “I’m generally not a huge fan of live albums, I like to be present at a show, to grasp the energy of the band and to witness the, sometimes, magical symbiosis that occurs between the band and the audience. I am, however, a huge fan of the Roadburn Festival! I consider this to be my all time favorite, both as a musician and as a guest. Therefore; if ever Enslaved were to release a live album, it had to be from a Roadburn show! I hope you will enjoy listening to this piece of wax as much as we did recording it!”

RELEASE DATE AND FORMAT:
April 22nd: Record Store Day limited color editions and Roadburn/Enslaved-Webshop Gold edition
Regular vinyl/CD/Digital: more information soon!

TRACKLIST
01. Building With Fire
02. Death in the Eyes of Dawn
03. In Times
04. Daylight
05. Convoys to Nothingness
06. As Fire Swept Clean the Earth
07. Isa
08. Immigrant Song*

* «Roadburn Live» exclusive song! /// Original by Led Zeppelin

«ROADBURN LIVE» LINE-UP:
Ivar Bjørnson (guitars, keys)
Grutle Kjellson (vocals, bass)
Arve Isdal (guitars)
Cato Bekkevold (drums)
Herbrand Larsen (keyboard, keys)

BardSpec releases debut album “Hydrogen” on June 23rd!

March 16, 2017

BardSpec is the Ambient project/band from Enslaved composer/guitarist Ivar Bjørnson. This June, By Norse will release the debut album Hydrogen. Having launched at Roadburn in 2015, BardSpec has since evolved into a fully fledged band, with Steve Austin on guitars/effects, David Hall presenting the live visual aspect of the project, with the layout created by Josh Graham (Soundgarden, Neurosis, IIVII, etc.).

BardSpec music combines stirring, hallucinatory synth-sounds with mercurial guitar effects and hypnotic rhythms that navigate illusory landscapes. Field recordings, and other found-sounds also drift and evaporate into the ether. Working intuitively with these elements and with sharpened senses, attuned to inner impulses, this is immersive music, that can exist anywhere, and anytime within the minds of the listener.

Whilst BardSpec might essentially be the same brain and personality making the music, compared to Enslaved, it is a widely different entity. Thematically and sonically, BardSpec is about minimising, subtracting and meditating upon the simplest essence of “things”; the single points: exemplified through the song titles, like “Bone”, “Salt” and so on, the basic elements and foundations that make up the whole. There is an element of “space” in the music, and the artwork, as a representation of the inner workings of the mind and the subconscious.

Inspired by the German masters Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schultze, Conrad Schnitzler as well as contemporary ambient music like Norwegian one-man-band Biosphere and abstract modern electronic music like When (Norwegian also), as well as the electronic/industrial-driven metal like Godflesh. Ivar describes the appeal and trance-inducing aspects of such music to him, “I remember listening to Richard Burmer and his album “Mosaic” from 1984. I thought I fell asleep but I was in a semi-lucid state where I still registered music – but not much else. At the end of side A there’s an explosion so violent and extreme that I jumped two feet into the air and was totally shocked. The weird thing is, I couldn’t remember it being there. When I revisited the music again it was just a little “thud”. I was just experiencing a trance so deep into the music that this deviation from the pattern and frequencies in the foregoing half hour of monotony totally shocked me. I loved it!”

Roadburn Festival play host to a very special public listening session of our debut album “Hydrogen”, a chance for people to hear the album from start to finish in advance of the official release date. This event shall take place on 21st April. More information on the Roadburn website.

TRACK LIST:
1. Intro – Deposition
2. Bone
3. Fire Tongue
4. Gamma
5. Salt
6. Teeth (bonus track)

Hydrogen shall be released on 23 June across all formats. The 6-panel CD digipak is available as limited first press to 1000 including bonus track “Teeth”. The double gatefold LP is limited to 500 black vinyl, and the digital format also including the bonus track.

More about BardSpec:
Official website
BardSpec Facebook Page
BardSpec on Instagram

Hugsjá – World Premiere in Bergen!

February 15, 2017

Bergen International Festival will feature new work by Einar Selvik (Wardruna) and Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved)! This new collaborative musical piece called Hugsjácombines 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 (‘the northern road’ – an ancient shipping route connecting Norway to the rest of the world for some 3000 years), will be performed in four venues along the west coast of Norway in late May and early June. The audience will be taken on a spectacular journey along this route in a musical declaration of love to Norwegian coastal culture and Norse history. Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik have designed the concerts inspired by local history for each of these places. The Nordvegen concerts create an acoustic and intimate basis for the grandiose commissioned work Hugsjá, which will receive its world premiere in Bergen concert hall Grieghallen on May 31st.

Dates, venues and tickets (on sale from February 15th) HERE 

The Norse word hugsjá means to remember – literally ‘to see in the mind’. Focused on ideas, traditions and instruments from the Norse past, the work recounts Norwegian history while drawing lines to the present.

For their previous collaboration Skuggsjå, which was created for the bicentenary of the Norwegian constitution in 2014, the prize-winning composers and musicians already performed on guitar, keyboards and Hardanger fiddle alongside historical instruments such as the Kravik lyre and Goat’s horn. The project was a great success both nationally and internationally, with the album Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik’s Skuggsjá (2016) reaching ninth place in the Billboard World Music charts.

For more information, please contact:

Kjersti Jåstad
Communications Manager
kjerstij@fib.no
Bergen International Festival
24 May–07 June 2017

Simon Füllemann – Management & International PR
simon@aisamusic.com
www.aisamusic.com
All Independent Service Alliance

Enslaved 5th Anniversary t-shirt available now! 

February 2, 2017

Get the 5th design of the “Enslaved 25” Anniversary Special Editions, limited to 100 worldwide!

This design, baptized “Neogenesis of Sense and Reflection” was created by renowned artist and graphic designer Costin Chioreanu and is rooted in the mid-period of Enslaved’s musical career.

You can purchase this fifth out of six Anniversary Special Edition t-shirts here:
Europe/World
North America

Artist Costin Chioreanu comments on “Neogenesis of Sense and Reflection” design:
“The title is formed by keywords from 3 song titles: “Neogenesis” (Isa), “Fusion Of Sense And Earth” (Ruun) and “Reflection” (Vertebrae), while the image translates the title: the mind can see itself from above, while it is analyzing the world and the whole expanding process is having a root in a form of a question mark, the biggest question covering all, the one about the sense of everything.” – Costin Chioreanu

Enslaved to play two shows with Opeth in November!

January 30, 2017

We are happy to announce that Enslaved will play two shows with Opeth in Ireland in November: Friday Nov. 17th at Limelight Belfast and Saturday Nov. 18th at The Academy Dublin! Tickets will be on sale this Friday at 10am via Ticketmaster Ireland!

Grutle Kjellson comments: “We are absolutely psyched to join forces with Opeth again. It’s been a while since we toured together, but the 2009 US/Canada tour we did with them is still a milestone in the Enslaved history. We are honored and proud to once again share the stage with such a great and talented band, and also to raise some glasses with some of our best friends!”

God Jul and happy holidays from By Norse!

December 23, 2016

Please note that our office will be closed from today Friday Dec. 23rd until Tuesday Jan. 3rd.

EXCLUSIVE ENSLAVED EU TOUR T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE!

December 21, 2016

How about a last minute Yule present? It turns out that due to a very late delivery, Enslaved decided to make their exclusive EU tour t-shirts available in their webstore for everyone who wasn’t able to buy one on tour! Which town were you at and didn’t get a shirt?
Order your exclusive EU Tour t-shirts now HERE!

It also includes the Old School logo and special “Odin” design created by Costin Chioreanu t-shirts! A chance for everyone who couldn’t make it to their shows to grab one of the last copies of those limited editions! Ivar Bjørnson comments: “Faced with a heavily delayed delivery of the shirt design with tour dates, we decided to keep the order (even though it might have made economical sense to drop it) thus having them for the last few dates and offering them online after the tour (i.e now)! Why? Because while news cycles and trends die almost instantly; memories of an Enslaved show last forever!”

London By Norse featured in Metal Hammer’s “Gigs of the year”!

December 18, 2016

The London By Norse event is featured in Metal Hammer‘s “Gigs of the Year”! They comment: « Billed as ‘Celebration of Nordic culture’, London By Norse transcended geography to become a rallying point for something sublime ». We are very proud that the first of the By Norse event series this year collected such a positive feedback! Thank you!

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“Runaljod – Ragnarok” is #20 in Metal Hammers’ “Albums of the Year”!

December 17, 2016

We are very proud to announce that Wardruna “Runaljod – Ragnarok” is #20 in Metal Hammer‘s “Albums of the Year”! They say about the album: « Wardruna’s music awakens something primal and universal within the human spirit and the energy here suggested that broader success is more than within the band’s reach ». Congratulations to them!

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New York By Norse review on Noisey!

December 16, 2016

That’s what New York By Norse was all about! Check out the beautiful article and review of the whole event featured on Noisey, including some pictures taken by our good friend Nicole Abbett.

A special thank you to our partner Noisey for their support and  thank you again to Enslaved, Einar Selvik, Den Unge Herr Holm, Grimposium, Uneasy Sleeper, Marauder and everyone involved in the success of that unforgettable week-end!

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Thank you New York!

December 14, 2016

The New York By Norse event – presented together with Noisey – which took place this past week-end at Scandinavia House and Gramercy Theatre encountered a huge success, and we want to thank everyone that made it possible, our partners, Grimposium and Uneasy Sleeper for the magnificent video projections during BardSpec and Enslaved sets plus the Enslaved 25 biopic and panel discussion around it at the Gramercy Theatre, Norwegian artist Kim Holm for the art exhibition and live painting, Marauder Group, as well as the awesomely dedicated and enthusiastic audience that attended the event! 

Ivar Bjørnson from Enslaved and co-founder of By Norse comments on the event:
« New York, we can not thank you enough for this wonderful weekend, New York By Norse, and fantastic end of year celebration for Enslaved 25. From the epic shows at Scandinavia House to us closing the ball at Gramercy Saturday – it has been days we will never forget. For your enthusiasm, encouraging and personal feedback and relentless support and dedication: we salute you; the fans, media and partners that made this all possible! See you soon, for the next 25! »

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The end of the By Norse event is also the moment chosen by Enslaved to announce that the keyboardist and vocalist Herbrand Larsen took the decision to leave the band. Grutle Kjellson, Enslaved’s vocalist and bass player comments:
« Friends of Enslaved, brothers and sisters! Nothing lasts forever, and we have something to announce. Our keyboardist and vocalist for the last 13 years, Herbrand Larsen is leaving the band. There is no drama in connection with his departure, it was entirely his own decision, and we part ways as friends and with no bad blood in between us.

We want to thank Herbrand for his duties in Enslaved in all these years, for standing alongside us on our adventures all over the world. We had some really good times on the road, in the recording studios and in our practice space. We raise our glasses, and wish you all the best on your next voyage! Thank you friend! »

Herbrand Larsen adds:
« After 13 years of being a part of this amazing band it saddens me to say that I will be leaving Enslaved. It was not an easy decision to come to! I love Enslaved and will always do. There is no drama or anger involved in this. I think we all understand why this is the best decision both for me and the band.

I don’t have that 100% drive anymore, the drive you need to be in a band like Enslaved. Only 99% and that is not enough. It’s hard to explain but this is how it is. I remember all the shows we have done together. All the places we have been and all the fans that we’ve met.  I remember meeting fans, telling me that our music really means something to them. I remember traveling places I never thought I would see. I remember working with extremely talented people. I remember tough times, sad times but most of all, all the good times. You have all been a huge part of my life and will still be.

For that I’m truly grateful! I’m looking forward to spend more time in the studio. Recording, producing and mixing music. That’s where I want my focus and my drive to be. To Arve, Cato, Grutle and Ivar, thank you for your friendship, your creativity and your support. I wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for you guys. I am sure you will be even better, stronger and more successful in the future. And you will still continue to be my friends and a big part of my life. Thank you! »

Steve Austin to join BardSpec show at New York By Norse event!

December 1, 2016

Steve Austin (Today Is The Day, UXO) will join Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved, Skuggsjà) as part of the Ambient project BardSpec at the New York By Norse event!

Steve Austin, frontman and guitarist of the Noise/Experimental Metal band Today Is The Day and Ivar Bjørnson of Norwegian Progressive Metal legends Enslaved will collaborate on the dark, surprisingly rhythmic and hypnotic-psychedelic project BardSpec for a unique showcase at the Scandinavia House on December 9th. The two will also be joined by none other than Gorguts guitarist Kevin Hufnagel!

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Steve Austin about his appearance in BardSpec at New York By Norse:
« This music really speaks to me and takes me on a psychic voyage. Ivar blows my mind with his unique and creative, otherworldly sounds. Kindred lost brothers. Onward! »

Ivar Bjørnson comments on their collaboration:
« I was introduced to Steve Austin during a Grimposium/ Uneasy Sleeper event in (thanks guys!) in Montreal this summer – as we jammed together and ultimately did a BardSpec show together. It has been a great many years since I have felt such kinship with another musician and person! Then, as if that was not enough, freakin’ Kevin Hufnagel is also joining us on stage in New York – I see obliteration on the horizon… »

The entire two-days New York By Norse schedule:

Dec 9th @ Scandinavia House:
8pm: Bardspec (Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson, Today is the Day`s Steve Austin) feat. Kevin Hufnagel (of Gorguts)
9.30pm: Einar Selvik Workshop – “The Thoughts and Tools Behind Wardruna”

Dec.10th @ Gramercy Theatre:
5-8pm: Exhibition by Kim Holm
6-6:45pm: Grimposium: Celebrating Enslaved 25
7:30-10:30pm: Enslaved 25, “Then and Now” – Two sets, one night:
7.30-11.00pm: Live painting by Kim Holm where the art can be bought after the show at the Enslaved Merch both, signed by artist/band.

Dec 11 @ Rough Trade NYC:
1-3pm: Enslaved « The Sleeping Gods – Thorn » LP signing session

Tickets for Gramercy Theatre are still available but moving fast. Don’t snooze! Get your ticket for this once-in-a-lifetime event now HERE

OSLO BY NORSE EVENT: ONE WEEK TO GO!

November 29, 2016

Next Tuesday – Dec. 6th – will be the kick-off of Oslo By Norse, where Enslaved will perform music from their entire career, divided into three special shows with Obliteration, Virus and Maraton as guest artists!

But that’s not all, the tattoo artist Tor Ola Svennevig – Ihuda Tattoo will bring his needles and ink to the venue BLÅ during the whole event, so get in touch with him if you want to get tattooed while listening to Enslaved play!

We also remind you that there are still a couple of places left for Einar Selvik’s workshop on Ancient Norse instruments and music! Check out the Facebook event to subscribe.

Get your tickets for Oslo ByNorse HERE
Oslo By Norse Facebook event
More information about Oslo By Norse HERE

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Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved interview with Metal Injection

November 25, 2016

Read this very interesting interview Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved did with Metal Injection, in which he comes back to his career with Enslaved and other projects, his implication and relationship to Norwegian culture and heritage, as well as the By Norse events as a way to promote it around the world!

Oslo By Norse and New York By Norse events are just two weeks ahead and tickets are moving fast! Grab yours here:
Oslo By Norse (December 6th-8th)
New York By Norse (Saturday Dec. 10th)

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Watch Enslaved « Jotunblod » video!

November 24, 2016

Discover Enslaved « Jotunblod » video, presented by Grimposium and Uneasy Sleeper! Vivek Venkatesh of Grimposium and David Hall of Uneasy Sleeper, who will reveal exclusive content from « Enslaved 25 », their multimedia collaboration co–produced with Enslaved during the New York By Norse event (6pm on Dec. 10th 2016 at Gramercy Theatre) also produced the documentary « Blekkmetal » about the one-off 2015 festival celebrating the origins of Norwegian black metal, from which the video is taken.

Grutle Kjellson, Enslaved’s vocalist and bass player comments on « Jotunblod »:

« « Jotunblod » (in English: « Blood of the giants ») is one of my favorite songs from our early days. It is intense, energetic, fast and furious! But at the same time somewhat groovy too. Perfect for the theme of the lyrics; the giants. Chaotic mythological creatures! They represent the spontaneous and unpredictable in nature and also in mankind »

About « Jotunblod » video:
Cinematography: David Hall, Vivek Venkatesh, Jason Wallin
Live Audio Recording: Owen Chapman
Post-Production: David Hall
Produced by: Grimposium and Uneasy Sleeper
Executive Producers: Jannicke Wiese-Hansen, Kirsti Rosseland and Ivar Peersen

Tickets for Gramercy Theatre are still available but moving fast. Don’t snooze! Get your ticket for this once-in-a-lifetime event now here

ROUGH TRADE NYC to host ENSLAVED LP signing session on Dec. 11th!

November 22, 2016

We are very proud to announce that well-known Williamsburg record store Rough Trade NYC will host an Enslaved LP signing session on Sunday December 11th, as a part of the New York By Norse event – presented together with Noisey, and following the previous evening’s massive “Enslaved 25″ concert at the Gramercy Theatre!

This all-ages Rough Trade event will open at 1pm; entry is automatic with the LP purchase of Enslaved’s recent “The Sleeping Gods – Thorn” reissue! Rough Trade NYC’s event arrives the day after Enslaved will play two different sets, one featuring old classics and another comprised of newer songs, to a nearly sold-out crowd.

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Tickets for “Enslaved 25”, at which renowned artist Kim Holm will paint and sell portraits of the band as they play, are still available but moving fast. Don’t snooze! Get your ticket for this once-in-a-lifetime event now here!

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New York By Norse presents Kim Holm art exhibition and live painting

November 17, 2016

The New York By Norse event, presented together with Noisey, will host a unique exhibition and live painting performance by Norwegian creative artist and motion designer Kim Holm! The artist will display his works and art during an exhibition taking place on Saturday December 10th at the Gramercy Theatre, from 5pm to 8pm.

Kim Holm’s work is based on the fundamental idea or truth that art is made to be shared freely, and that this cannot happen without overturning our current copyright regime. He often works directly with ink, using music and meditation techniques to let his subconscious explore themes of horror, death, dream, and fantasy, while still desperately trying to achieve the energy of an American comic book.

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The highlight of Kim Holm’s artistic presence at New York By Norse will be a live painting he will perform during the “Enslaved 25 Then and Now – Two sets, one night” show. The paintings created will then be sold after the show, signed by both the artist and the band. Kim Holm says about his live painting performances:

« Drawing live metal concerts is possibly the best way to experience concerts, when it works. Banging your head, spilling that ink, looking for those magic moments where you’re one with the music and what happens on stage just seems to flow out through your brush. It’s amazing. When it doesn’t work, there’s a lot more cursing involved. »

The artist and the band have known each other for more than a decade and already collaborated on this kind of artistic happenings. Kim Holm adds about his relationship with Enslaved:

« My first encounter with Enslaved was here in Bergen in the mid-nineties, involving a traded tape and a discussion on who was the most viking metal. Personally I didn’t get into them before the more psychedelic Monumension-era. They often end up on my work soundtracks, and drawing them is always a highlight, and in New York I will again try to capture their unique blend in ink. »

Tickets for Saturday Dec. 10th @ Gramercy Theatre are still available but moving fast. Get your ticket for this once-in-a-lifetime event now HERE
More information about New York By Norse HERE

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About Kim Holm:
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Enslaved “The Sleeping Gods – Thorn” is out today!

November 11, 2016

The wait is finally over! Today Nov. 11th, Enslaved album “The Sleeping Gods – Thorn”, a collection of rare material gathered for the first time as a full-length album, is released on By Norse Music!

“The Sleeping Gods – Thorn” comes in the following formats:

  • Limited Blue Vinyle Edition (Sold Out)
  • Black vinyl
  • Digipak CD
  • Digital

Order your « The Sleeping Gods – Thorn » copies here : 

aisamerch.de/bynorse/en/
Digital: http://radi.al/TheSleepingGodsThorn

Or directly from the band:
US: enslaved.aisamerch.com
EU/World: aisamerch.de/enslaved/en/

Discover “Enslaved 25” Biopic – The story of Enslaved, as told by Enslaved! 

November 9, 2016

As part of the New York By Norse event – presented together with Noisey, Vivek Venkatesh of Grimposium and David Hall of Uneasy Sleeper will reveal exclusive content from Enslaved 25, their multimedia collaboration co–produced with Norwegian progressive metal legends Enslaved, at 6pm on Dec. 10th 2016 at the Gramercy Theatre.

Come experience a mini-documentary and excerpts from Enslaved’s biography which explore their origins from the Norwegian towns of Etne and Valevåg, as well as newly unearthed recordings from the Phobia demo, specially excavated from their vaults!

We will hear first-hand from the founders of Enslaved, Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson, as they recount their first European, North American and Mexican tours. We will explore the creation of the unique aesthetic quality of Enslaved as well as their most recent commitment to creating arts-based public pedagogical experiences in schools and communities across Norway.

This is the story of Enslaved, as told and conceived by Enslaved … no compromises.

The members of Enslaved will be on hand for an intimate Q&A session following the screening of the mini-documentary.

Tickets for Gramercy Theatre are still available but moving fast. Don’t snooze! Get your ticket for this once-in-a-lifetime event now HERE
More information about New York By Norse HERE

WE ARE FILMING AT NEW YORK BY NORSE: BE A PART OF IT!

November 4, 2016

As the once in a lifetime New York By Norse event -presented together with Noisey – is almost one month ahead, we want to give you a little taste of what London By Norse was about in Enslaved’s own words at that time, and we also want the fans to be a part of the filming in New York!

Done by Costin Chioreanu (Twilight 13 Media), the video depicts the first major event in Enslaved 25 years Anniversary celebration, which took place on March 17-19th in London. The highlights of the event were the third ever live performance of Einar Selvik (Wardruna) and Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) SkuggsjáEnslaved performing 3 different shows and Wardruna’s second UK show ever, as well as the appearances of guests bands such as Vulture Industries and Helheim and a rare art exhibition by former Gorgoroth and God Seed vocalist Gaahl.

We will have a film crew filming the New York By Norse event and we want all of you who are coming to be a part of it! 

Tickets for Gramercy Theatre are still available but moving fast. Get your ticket for this once-in-a-lifetime event now HERE

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The entire two-days New York By Norse schedule:

Dec 9th @ Scandinavia House:

8pm: Bardspec (Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson feat. Kevin Hufnagel of Gorguts)
9.30pm: Einar Selvik Workshop – “The Thoughts and Tools Behind Wardruna”
Movie: London by Norse on screens

Dec.10th @ Gramercy Theatre:

5-8pm: Exhibition by Kim Holm
6-6:45pm: Grimposium: Celebrating Enslaved 25
7:30-10:30pm: Enslaved 25, “Then and Now” – Two sets, one night:
7.30-11.00pm: Live painting by Kim Holm where the art can be bought after the show at the Enslaved Merch both, signed by artist/band.

Wardruna’s « Runaljod – Ragnarok » debuts No.1 on Billboard World Music Charts in the US and Canada!

November 1, 2016

We are very proud to announce that « Runaljod – Ragnarok », Wardruna’s third and final entry in the « Runaljod » series, has made some significant impact on major charts worldwide:

  • US: #1 on Billboard World Music Chart
  • Canada: #1 World Music Album Charts
  • US: #5 Heat Seekers Album Charts
  • GERMANY: #68 Official German Album Charts
  • UK: #153 Official Album Charts
  • UK:  #18 Independent Music Charts
  • NORWAY: #52 Norwegian Official Charts

 

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You can purchase Wardruna « Runaljod – Ragnarok », out now on By Norse Music here:

Digital formats: http://radi.al/RunaljodRagnarok

EU/World: aisamerch.de/bynorse/en/
US: Amazon: http://amzn.to/2dKsYCP

Or directly from the band:
US: wardruna.aisamerch.com
EU/World: aisamerch.de/wardruna/en

GET AN OSLO BY NORSE POSTER IN NEW METAL HAMMER NORWAY ISSUE!

October 28, 2016

The latest issue of Metal Hammer Norway is out!

And with the magazine comes that beautiful main poster of the Oslo ByNorse event designed by Costin Chioreanu! Make sure to get your copy!

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You can purchase your tickets for Oslo By Norse here

More information about Oslo By Norse here

Wardruna “Runaljod – Ragnarok” – Reviews Oct. 27th

October 27, 2016

Here are some new reviews, for the French-speaking fans of Wardruna!

And in case you missed it, read this beautiful interview of Einar Selvik, also featured in Télérama!

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Wardruna “Runaljod – Ragnarok” is also featured in Sonic Seducer latest issue going out tomorrow Oct. 28th as Album of the Month! How nice is that?

They say about the album:
“With its most mystic and atmospheric release to date the norwegians conclude a highly interesting trilogy.“
– Sonic Seducer

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You can order your copy of Sonic Seducer (out Oct. 28th) here!

Order “Runaljod – Ragnarok” here:

Digital formats: http://radi.al/RunaljodRagnarok

EU/World: aisamerch.de/bynorse/en/
US: Amazon: http://amzn.to/2dKsYCP

Or directly from the band:
US: wardruna.aisamerch.com
EU/World: aisamerch.de/wardruna/en

4th out of 6 Anniversary Designs t-shirts from Enslaved are available now!

October 27, 2016

Enslaved just revealed the 4th design of the Anniversary Special Edition, limited to 150 models worldwide!

Within the anniversary celebration that will run until the end of the year comes a series of 6 Enslaved “25th celebration” t-shirts. The shirt designs are chronological, hailing from a specific period in the band’s career, and a new design will be made available approximately every two months.

You can purchase this fourth out of six Anniversary Special Edition t-shirts here:

EU: aisamerch.de
US: enslaved.aisamerch.com

Ivar Bjørnson says about this new design:

“Our 25th anniversary shirt designs has arrived at the mid-part of our career. The brilliant and enigmatic design (once again by Master Costin) reflects both the epic closure of the “early darker days” as well as the dawn of a “new” Enslaved to come. The title “Birth of New Worlds” is taken from the “Blodhemn” album, and this shirt underlines the prophecy contained in just those words”.

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Don’t forget to subscribe to Enslaved newsletter and enter the Anniversary special contest!

How does it work and what can you win?
Subscribe to Enslaved newsletter and collect all six t-shirts from the Anniversary Special Edition! By the end of the celebration year 2016, they will draw 1 winner per continent to be Enslaved’s personal photographer behind the scene for a show and get some special VIP goodies from Enslaved! The best pictures will be chosen by the band and published in the Enslaved sites!

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Wardruna “Runaljod – Ragnarok” – Reviews Oct. 25th

October 25, 2016

We can’t get enough of these beautiful reviews we keep receiving about Wardruna “Runaljod – Ragnarok”! Here are some new ones for you to read:

On Mister Folk (Italian)
On Télérama (French)
On Heavy Report – Metal News (French)
On Moshville Times (English)
On Folkmetalmagazine.com (English)

And for the German-speaking fans of Wardruna:

On Twilight Magazin
On whiskey-soda.de
On Totentanz Magazin
On laut.de 

Thank you very much and keep sending your reviews along!

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Order “Runaljod – Ragnarok” here:

EU/World: aisamerch.de/bynorse/en/
US: Amazon: http://amzn.to/2dKsYCP

Or directly from the band:
US: wardruna.aisamerch.com
EU/World: aisamerch.de/wardruna/en

Digital formats: http://radi.al/RunaljodRagnarok

Enslaved new single “Heimvegen” Premiere

October 25, 2016

Today Oct. 25th, Enslaved revealed “Heimvegen”, the first single from their upcoming album “The Sleeping Gods – Thorn”, out November 11th on By Norse Music!

Stream “Heimvegen” here:

 

 

The Limited Blue Vinyl Edition of Enslaved upcoming album “The Sleeping Gods – Thorn” (Webshop only, limited to 250 copies) is now SOLD OUT in the EU and the US stores!

“The Sleeping Gods – Thorn”, out Nov. 11th on By Norse Music is still available in the following formats:

  • Black vinyl
  • Digipak CD
  • Digital

Pre-order your « The Sleeping Gods – Thorn » copies here : 

aisamerch.de/bynorse/en/

Or directly from the band:
US: enslaved.aisamerch.com
EU/World: aisamerch.de/enslaved/en/

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Wardruna “Runaljod – Ragnarok” – Reviews Oct. 24th

October 24, 2016

Beautiful reviews and interviews about Wardruna new album “Runaljod – Ragnarok” keep coming along! Pay a visit to :

Thank you!

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Order “Runaljod – Ragnarok” here:

EU/World: aisamerch.de/bynorse/en/
US: Amazon: http://amzn.to/2dKsYCP

Or directly from the band:
US: wardruna.aisamerch.com
EU/World: aisamerch.de/wardruna/en

Digital formats: http://radi.al/RunaljodRagnarok

Wardruna “Runaljod – Ragnarok” – Reviews Oct. 22nd

October 22, 2016

More fantastic reviews of Wardruna Runaljod – Ragnarok” are coming along, check them out!

  • On Bleeding4Metal, who said about the album:
    “You get abducted and trapped into mystical worlds for nearly an hour by those ten intensive compositions until the last note has faded away.“
  • On La Guilde du Metal
  • “Runaljod – Ragnarok” is also featured on Invisible Oranges metal releases
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Order “Runaljod – Ragnarok” here:World: aisamerch.de/bynorse/en/
US: Amazon: http://amzn.to/2dKsYCPOr directly from the band:
US: wardruna.aisamerch.com
EU/World: aisamerch.de/wardruna/en

Digital formats: http://radi.al/RunaljodRagnarok

Wardruna “Runaljod – Ragnarok” – Reviews Oct. 21st

October 21, 2016

Check out these amazing reviews of Wardruna “Runaljod – Ragnarok”, out today on By Norse Music:

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Order “Runaljod – Ragnarok” here:

World: aisamerch.de/bynorse/en/
US: Amazon: http://amzn.to/2dKsYCP

Or directly from the band:
US: wardruna.aisamerch.com
EU/World: aisamerch.de/wardruna/en

Digital formats: http://radi.al/RunaljodRagnarok

Wardruna “Runaljod – Ragnarok” Reviews Oct. 21st

October 21, 2016

Wardruna new album “Runaljod – Ragnarok” is out today and already has some outstanding reviews in various medias! Check them out:

  • On the Aftenposten, one of Norway’s most important newspapers
  • On XXL-Rock, who said about the album:
    “An absolute outstanding piece of music with a thrilling atmosphere and first and foremost with a lot of soul and lifeblood. Superb!“ XXL/XXL
  • On Metalfan.nl
  • They are also featured in a fantastic review from Orkus Magazin in their latest issue. They said about “Runaljod – Ragnarok”:
    “Never before has someone set the elements and nature of the cold north to music so convincingly like he did.“

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Order “Runaljod – Ragnarok” here:

World: aisamerch.de/bynorse/en/
US: Amazon: http://amzn.to/2dKsYCP

Or directly from the band:
US: wardruna.aisamerch.com
EU/World: aisamerch.de/wardruna/en

Digital formats: http://radi.al/RunaljodRagnarok

Wardruna « Runaljod – Ragnarok » is out today!

October 21, 2016

A three years-long wait is finally over, as Wardruna’s third and much anticipated album « Runaljod – Ragnarok » is released today on By Norse Music!

Order « Runaljod – Ragnarok » here:

Europe/World: aisamerch.de/bynorse/en/
US: Amazon

Or directly from the band:

US: wardruna.aisamerch.com
EU/World: aisamerch.de/wardruna/en

Digital formats: http://radi.al/RunaljodRagnarok


« Runaljod – Ragnarok » is the third and final part of a trilogy of albums that began with “Runaljod – gap var Ginnunga” (2009) and continued with “Runaljod – Yggdrasil” (2013). The ambitious idea behind the trilogy was to create musical interpretations of each of the twenty-four old Nordic runes. It proved to be a lengthy and challenging task! Some of the material on the album even date back to 2003 and the early stages of the project, when multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Einar Selvik started to develop the genre-defying sound and style that Wardruna have become known for. It is a contemporary sound, but one that is characterized by the use of old and historical instruments like Kraviklyra, taglharpe, goat horns, birchbark lures and more. The vocals range from whispering voices to melodic song and mighty choirs. All performed with sincerity and conviction.

Musically and conceptually there is a clear continuity between all three of the albums, but with time and experience comes refinement. And new elements have certainly been added along the way. Most notable on “Runaljod – Ragnarok” is the use of the Scandinavian bronze lures, whose iconic sound and appearance make them a perfect fit with Wardruna’s instrumentation and concept. Special guest performances by Einar’s own children and Skarvebarna children’s choir must also be noted.

“Runaljod – Ragnarok” was written, recorded and produced by Einar Selvik from 2003 to 2016 at his own Fimbulljóð studio.

TRACKLIST

1. Tyr
2. UruR
3. Isa
4. MannaR – Drivande
5. MannaR – Liv
6. Raido
7. Pertho
8. Odal
9. Wunjo
10. Runaljod

« Runaljod-Ragnarok” Line-up:

Einar Selvik: Vocals, taglharpe, Kraviklyra, goat horn, tongue horn, bronze lure, flutes, drums, percussion and electronics
Lindy-Fay Hella: Vocals
Eilif Gundersen: Bronze lure, birchbark lure, goat horn, willow flute and ice percussion
Arne Sandvoll: Vocals
HC Dalgaard: Vocals
Kjell Braaten: Vocals
Ask Einarson Nybro and Tuva J. Einarsdatter Nybro sing on “Odal” and “Wunjo”
Skarvebarna Children’s Choir sing on “Wunjo”. Conducted by Ingjerd Almås Arnfinset

NEW YORK BY NORSE unveils full Dec 9-10 event program! 

October 19, 2016

Earlier this summer, we announced the two-day event New York By Norse, presented together with Noisey. Today, we are excited to reveal the full event program, which spans music, literature, and the visual arts! Friday’s events take place at Scandinavia House and showcase the vast, sweeping talents of Wardruna’s Einar Selvik; Saturday’s events to celebrate the 25th anniversary of monumental black metal band Enslaved. Each individual exhibition, workshop, and performance is detailed below.

 

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The entire two-days New York By Norse schedule:


Dec 9 @ Scandinavia House:

8pm: Bardspec (Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson feat. Kevin Hufnagel of Gorguts)
9.30pm: Einar Selvik Workshop – “The Thoughts and Tools Behind Wardruna”
Movie: London by Norse on screens

10. Dec.: Gramercy Theatre:
5-8pm: Exhibition by Kim Holm
6-6:45pm: Grimposium: Celebrating Enslaved 25
7:30-10:30pm: Enslaved 25, “Then and Now” – Two sets, one night:
7.30-11.00pm: Live painting by Kim Holm where the art can be bought after the show at the Enslaved Merch both, signed by artist/band.

Tickets for Gramercy Theatre are still available but moving fast. Get your ticket for this once-in-a-lifetime event now HERE

 

Wardruna premieres new song “Runaljod” and interview on Noisey!

October 18, 2016

Following a string of moving interviews and two fantastic singles, Wardruna has streamed the final track of the final album in its seven-year Runaljod trilogy. Appropriately titled “Runaljod”, this newest taste of “Runaljod – Ragnarok” arrives just days ahead of the album’s official release!

Stream “Runaljod” here via Noisey: http://bit.ly/2dLMn37
Stream “Runaljod” here via By Norse Music: http://bit.ly/2eNqiWe

‘Runaljod – Ragnarok’, out Oct. 21st on By Norse Music will be available in CD, vinyl and digital formats! Pre-order today:
aisamerch.de/bynorse/en/

Or directly from the band:
US: wardruna.aisamerch.com
EU/World: aisamerch.de/wardruna/en

Amazon : http://amzn.to/2dKsYCP
iTunes: http://apple.co/2ehCWJz

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By Norse announce Oslo By Norse!

October 14, 2016

By Norse is very proud and happy to announce Oslo By Norse, featuring Enslaved performing music from their entire career divided into three special shows! 

By Norse, known as a “platform for art, music, literature, film and culture”, will host an installment of events throughout December 6th to 8th at Blå, Oslo, presented together with Metal Hammer Norway. These happenings are designed to support and celebrate Norwegian art, music, literature, film and culture, even within its own borders.

Oslo By Norse will also serve as a celebration of 25 year of Grammy award-winning metal band Enslaved performing music form their entire career divided into three special shows supported by special guests Obliteration, Virus and Maraton, and as a platform for workshops on ancient Norse instruments and music with Einar Selvik of Wardruna.

Tickets on sale from Monday Oct. 17th, order here!

More information about the variety of unique art exhibitions, workshops, live and artistic performances  can be found below.

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Tuesday, December 6 @ Blå
Of Frost and Fire

For this first show, Enslaved will perform an exclusive set based on their early albums Hordanes Land“, “Vikingligr Veldi“, “Frost“, “Eld” and “Blodhemn.
They will be supported by the band Obliteration

Exhibition and live painting by Kim Holm
Norwegian creative artist and motion designer Kim Holm will display his works and do live paintings of the artists while performing on stage.

From 18:00: Doors and IHUDA Tattoo inside the venue

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Wednesday, December 7 @ Blå
From The Runic Depths

For this second show, Enslaved will perform an exclusive set based on their mid-period albums “Mardraum“, “Monumension“, “Below the Lights“, “Isa” and “Ruun.
They will be supported by the band Virus

Workshop “Ancient Norse instruments and music” with Einar Selvik
Einar speaks about his approach to Norse historical instruments and music, as well
as other topics that include his approach and study of the runes and other Norse esoteric arts. The workshop is followed by a panel discussion on “Identity and Music”. 
This workshop is limited to 50 seats only. Send an email to workshop@bynorse.com to subscribe!

Exhibition and live painting by Kim Holm
Norwegian creative artist and motion designer Kim Holm will display his works and do live paintings of the artists while performing on stage.

From 18:00: Doors and IHUDA Tattoo inside the venue

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Friday, December 8 @ Blå
Spinning Wheel Ritual

For this third and last show, Enslaved will perform an exclusive set based on their albums Vertebrae“, “Axioma Ethica Odini“, “RIItIIr” and “In Times.
They will be supported by the band Maraton

Exhibition and live painting by Kim Holm
Norwegian creative artist and motion designer Kim Holm will display his works and do live paintings of the artists while performing on stage.

From 18:00: Doors and IHUDA Tattoo inside the venue

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“London is already a most dear memory, New York has been long time announced.  Now it is time to reveal the first Norwegian By Norse event; Oslo By Norse! It will mark the beginning of the end; of a fantastic year where we have marked 25 years as a band. We will do three unique sets, divided by periods Beginning-Mid periods Later day Enslaved.

The special guest bands are of the “pinch me, I must be dreaming”-type; Obliteration, Virus and Maraton!?!? Is all these first-choice guys accepting the invite some kind of sick joke? If not, it has got to be one of the best billing ever. Subjectively speaking. Ugh!

There will also be an intimate workshop with our brother-in-arms Einar Selvik (followed by a panel led by yours truly), ink by poking (tattoo the Viking way) set up in the venue (!) by the legendary Ihuda Tattoo and live graphic art by the eternally young Kim Holm. I almost wish I were not playing so I could just experience this. Then again I would go crazy from not working. Hope to see you all at Oslo By Norse!!!– Ivar Bjørnson, Enslaved

 

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Enslaved “The Sleeping Gods – Thorn” Blue Vinyl Edition is almost sold out!

October 12, 2016

There are only a few copies left of the Limited Blue Vinyl Edition of Enslaved upcoming album “The Sleeping Gods – Thorn”, out Nov. 11th on By Norse Music! This unique edition, available on Enslaved weshops only, is limited to 250 copies!

Pre-order and get yours before they’re completely sold out:
US: enslaved.aisamerch.com/
EU/World: aisamerch.de/enslaved/en/

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Wardruna premiere stunning music video for “Raido”!

October 6, 2016

We are only two weeks away from the release of Wardruna long awaited third album “Runaljod-Ragnarok”…

And we shorten the wait by presenting you the music video for the song “Raido”.

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Discover “Raido” Music Video here: 

 

The video is directed and produced by Finnish photographer Tuukka Koski and his team at Koski Syväri amidst the stunning scenery of Sandhornøya in northern Norway.

Einar Selvik comments on the song and video: 

“Raido” is the reconstructed name of the proto-Norse R-rune and is presumed to signify “riding” or “journey”. The concept of both song and video draws inspiration from old runic poetry where one can for instance read how the horse is said to bring “comfort to the restless” and how the journey is swift for the sitting and toilsome for the horse. It has truly been a blessing and honor to work on this with top-level people such as Tuukka Koski and his team, a fantastic horse such as Balder, all in a stunningly beautiful place full of helpful people (and absurd amounts of Moose I might add). I can only hope that the positive synergy-effect I believe all of the involved felt in making the film, comes through in the final result. I for one am very proud of it.

‘Runaljod – Ragnarok’ will be available in CD, vinyl and digital formats.

New merchandise is also available! Pre-order today:

World: aisamerch.de/bynorse/en/
US: Amazon

Or directly from the band:
US: wardruna.aisamerch.com
EU/World: aisamerch.de/wardruna/en

‘Raido’ is also released as a single on all major digital music platforms:
http://radi.al/RunaljodRagnarok

Pre-orders of Enslaved « The Sleeping Gods – Thorn » start today Sept. 30!

September 30, 2016

The pre-orders of Enslaved “The Sleeping Gods – Thorn”; a full-length album comprised of rare material from 2010/2011 out on By Norse Music, start today Sept. 30!

For the first time this unique collection of experimental material and connecting with the band’s early roots will be available as an album, marking also the conclusion of their 25th anniversary year.

Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media (Roadburn Festival, Opeth, Darkthrone, At The Gates, etc.) did the beautiful new layout, including mesmerizing new illustrations, displaying a unique symbiosis between two of our times’ most exciting visual and sonic artists.

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Pre-order your « The Sleeping Gods – Thorn » copies here :
aisamerch.de/bynorse/en/

Or directly from the band:
US: enslaved.aisamerch.com
EU/World: aisamerch.de/enslaved/en/

Digital: 
USA/Canada/Mexico: Itunes / Apple Music

It will be released on:

  • Limited to 250 Blue Vinyl (Enslaved Webshop Only)
  • Black Vinyl
  • Digipak CD
  • Digital

Including an exclusive insight into the history of the recorded material by Grutle Kjellson.

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Tracklist comes as follows:

1. Heimvegen 05:37
2. Alu Misyrki 05:02
3. Synthesis 06:19
4. Nordlys (instrumental) 05:45
5. The Sleeping Gods 05:39
6. Disintegrator 05:04
7. Striker 05:12

The songs originally appeared on extremely limited EPs between the full-length albums “Axioma Ethica Odini” and “Riitiir”, and is recorded both in Solslottet Studio in Bergen, as well as Enslaved member’s own studios and partly in the deep woods of Valevaag on the south-west coast of Norway. Like the songs itself, the production is a mix of old and new; high tech and no-tech – a mix of concepts that has been essential in achieving their signature sound. Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson co-produced the material together with long-time collaborator Iver Sandøy.

The album has lyrics sung in both Norwegian, English and Old Norse, and the theme centres on mythology and the esoteric side of the runes; as well as contrasting the Norse Ways as a polytheistic belief system to the monotheistic plague of the Big World Religions. The music nods respectfully to the wildly varying deities that make up the pantheon of our inspiration, both “then” and “now”.

World Premiere: Enslaved are headlining Beyond the Gates Festival in August 2017 with «Vikingligr Veldi»!

September 24, 2016

For the first time ever…and the last, they will perform their groundbreaking debut album «Vikingligr Veldi» in its entirety, including guest musicians and artists!


Featuring also Mayhem performing «De Mysteris Dom Sathanas», Mgla, Dark Sonority, Cult of Fire, Vemod and Negative Plane, Beyond the Gates: BJØRGVIN BLACK MASS will take place at USF Verftet Bergen, 24th – 26th of August 2017.

Founding member and guitarist Ivar Bjørnson says about their “Vikingligr Veldi » live performance:

“Nostalgia is a sword with at least two edges; cynics use it to hide writer’s blocks and poor numbers (like; how many reunions can you do, really?) – but used soberly and selectively it becomes a source of pride, inspiration and fond memories: a strong, creative nostalgia that utilise the past and history for forward-thinking.  This what we want to do with our special performance of the entire “Vikingligr Veldi” album at Beyond the Gates 2017. It will be the first, and probably last, time.

It is a special album for us, and before this point in time there has never been an event suitable for even considering a full rendition. Now that it has finally been released on vinyl, Z. Bielak has an active hand in the release and also the festival – and Beyond the Gates moved into USF… the runes and stars all aligned and told us: this has to be done. And done it shall be!”


Early birds tickets are on sale now! ORDER HERE

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Enslaved « Vikingligr Veldi » is out tomorrow, Sept. 23! 

September 22, 2016

The wait is almost over! Tomorrow Sept. 23, the first ever official vinyl version of Enslaved legendary debut album « Vikingligr Veldi » will be released on By Norse Music! We are very proud and looking forward you can finally discover it as well as the new artwork by Z. Bielak (Ghost, Mayhem, etc.), which includes four brand new illustrations specially made for the album!

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Artist Zbigniew M. Bielak says about his work for the album: “I see ‘Vikingligr Veldi’ album as a landmark of its time, inseparably tied to the era’s opulently imaginative yet sparsely presented aesthetics – with booklet images from ‘Transilvanian Hunger’ or ‘Hvis Lyset Tar Oss’ coming to mind instantly. When we set out to work on this reissue, I suggested preparing four song illustrations to enchance narrative of the lyrics. It was a welcome non-surprise to learn that Ivar and Grutle had much of the detailed imagery in mind when working on the album already, so it was a pleasure to have own hand guided by a well outlined concept.”

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These four illustrations will soon be made available for purchase from Zbigniew M. Bielak as limited edition handprints, signed and numbered by the artist.

As a reminder, the album comes in the following colors and configurations:

  • 2LP Gatefold, GREEN Vinyl Edition (limited to 150) SOLD OUT
  • 2LP Gatefold, BLACK Vinyl Edition (limited to 850 – last copies!)
  • 2LP Gatefold, WHITE Vinyl Edition (limited to 1000)

Order you Limited Vinyl Edition here:
http://aisamerch.de/bynorse/en/

Or directly from the band:
North America: http://enslaved.aisamerch.com/
Europe/World: http://aisamerch.de/enslaved/en/

Enslaved Vikingligr Veldi: New white limited edition announced!

September 8, 2016

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We are very happy to present the new Enslaved “Vikingligr Veldi” White Limited Edition!

After the Green vinyl (Sold Out) and Black vinyl limited editions, Enslaved “Vikingligr Veldi” (first ever official vinyl release of their legendary debut!) now comes in a White vinyl for a limited edition of 1000 copies!

Pre-order your limited white copy here:

North America
Europe/World

We have only a few limited black copies remaining! Pre-order yours here:

North America
UK: Amazon and Plastichead
Germany

Enslaved to release “The Sleeping Gods – Thorn” CDdigipak/LP/digital on November 11!

September 7, 2016

Enslaved releases “The Sleeping Gods – Thorn”; a full-length album comprised of rare material from 2010/2011. For the first time this unique collection of experimental material, also connecting with their early roots, is available as an album

Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media (Roadburn Festival, Opeth, Darkthrone, At The Gates, etc.) did the beautiful new layout, including mesmerizing new illustrations, displaying a unique symbiosis between two of our times’ most exciting visual and sonic artists.

Costin says: “My mission in this case was to melt imagery done in the past for “Thorn” and the one for “The Sleeping Gods” into one coherent piece. So, this image came out by taking the strict direction of “Thorn”, combined with the symmetry of “The Sleeping Gods”, then passed everything through my vision and added a bit more spicy dreamy flavor. No matter how strange it sounds, I need to confess “The Sleeping Gods” is on my top 3 Enslaved records, so it was a very big honor for me to be a part of  this release!”

It will be released on:

  • Limited to 250 blue vinyl (webshop edition)
  • Black vinyl
  • Digipak CD
  • Digital

Including an exclusive insight into the history of the recorded material by Grutle Kjellson.

Pre-order starts SEPT. 30th! 

The songs originally appeared on extremely limited EPs between the full-length albums “Axioma Ethica Odini” and “Riitiir”, and is recorded both in Solslottet Studio in Bergen, as well as the band member’s own studios and partly in the deep woods of Valevaag on the south-west coast of Norway. Like the songs itself, the production is a mix of old and new; high tech and no-tech – a mix of concepts that has been essential in achieving the signature sound Enslaved is famous for today. Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson from Enslaved co-produced the material together with long-time collaborator Iver Sandøy.

The album has lyrics sung in both Norwegian, English and Old Norse, and the theme centres on mythology and the esoteric side of the runes; as well as contrasting the Norse Ways as a polytheistic belief system to the monotheistic plague of the Big World Religions. The music nods respectfully to the wildly varying deities that make up the pantheon of inspiration for Enslaved, both “then” and “now”. There are traces of the both proto-black metal of Bathory, the classic Rock and Heavy Metal of the 70s and 80s, the synthisized and sequenced masters of the 70s, prog-rock, world/ Norse folk music, Norwegian Black Metal of the 90s, modern classical music, goth rock a la Fields of the Nephilim and much more.

Enslaved “Vikingligr Verdi” Out Sept. 23rd! A first glimpse…

September 2, 2016

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Ivar / By Norse / Enslaved: “Yes! First time holding the vinyl of “Vikingligr Veldi! it took 23 years, but it looks and sounds amazing enough to be worth the wait! 

Zbigniew M. Bielak has done an AMAZING job with reconstructing the cover for LP. Also he has made four brand new, killer illustrations to the four lyrics on the album (4 songs with lyrics plus 1 instrumental).” 

TODAY we will start revealing visual content from the album; showing you the amazing visual work with this release.

PRE-ORDER HERE:
www.aisamerch.de/enslaved/en
German store (for german fans):
www.aisamerch.de/enslaved/de

09. DECEMBER @ SCANDINAVIA HOUSE IS SOLD OUT.

August 25, 2016

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10. DECEMBER @ GRAMERCY THEATRE:

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE:
http://concerts.livenation.com/event/000050D1F7CEA750

By Norse is presenting “New York By Norse” on 12/9 and 12/10. By Norse, known as a “platform for art, music, literature, film, and culture,” will host an installment of events throughout December 9 and 10 in New York City, presented together with Noisey.

Exhibition by Kim Holm including Grimposium panel (starting 5 PM):
Norwegian creative artist and motion designer Kim Holm will display his works and do live paintings of the artists while performing on stage. Grimposium founder Vivek Venkatesh and filmmaker David Hall will hold the Grimposium panel including a special Enslaved announcement. The two will dig deep into Enslaved’s past and present while also surprising fans with a special secret event, one that has been predicted to be “time-bending and mind-warping.”

Enslaved 25, “Then and Now” – Two sets, one night!

New York By Norse will conclude with Enslaved 25, in order to celebrate a quarter-century of one of Norway’s most revered artists. The band will be playing two set, each highlighting the uniqueness of, but also the coherence in, the “Then” and the “Now” in Enslaved’s history. This showcase will feature a performance by Einar Selvik, along with pieces of musical project Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik’s Skuggsjá featuring both Einar Selvik and Ivar Bjørnson Official. Kim Holm will be on site creating live paintings of the event to be sold after the show. With more details to come, those interested are encourage to descend upon Gramercy Theatre to celebrate Enslaved 25 in partnership with By Norse — celebrate in style!

More TBA soon!

Wardruna premier “Odal” and launch pre-orders

August 19, 2016

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It is with great excitement we present the song “Odal” from Wardruna´s upcoming album “Runaljod – Ragnarok” set to be released 21 October through By Norse Music.

Listen to “ODAL” here!
or
Read all about it and listen to “Odal” on Metal Hammer UK here!

This release is the third installments in a trilogy of albums that began with ‘Runaljod – gap var Ginnunga’ (2009) and continued with ‘Runaljod – Yggdrasil’ (2013). The song itself features special appearances from Einar´s own children.

Einar Selvik comments on the song: 
“Odal” represent such things as family, heritage, birthright and allodial right but also inheritance in broader and more metaphorical sense.  Serious and reflected poetry melting together with the sound of a child’s voice is for me a very strong expression in itself. And with thematic like this as a starting point, it is safe to say that doing this song together with my own two children made it very emotionally charged for me, which I can only hope is something reflected clearly in the end result.”

Pre-order album and limited items NOW!

As of today it is possible to pre-order“Runaljod – Ragnarok” as in the following configurations:

  • CD w/slipcase
  • Triple gatefold 2LP in Black and limited Gold vinyl
  • New clothing designs
  • Various bundles
  • Wardruna 500ex Limited Wooden Box including:
    – Limited Gold stamped «Runaljod – Ragnarok» CD
    – Hand made pewter/alpaque Bind-rune necklace
    – Embroided patch
    – Runaljod book containing original and translated lyrics from the entire trilogy.

 

ORDER HERE:

EU/WORLD
NORTH AMERICA
ITUNES
Listen on Spotify
 

——-NORWEGIAN——-

 

Wardruna single premiere og forhåndssalg

Hør på ”Odal” her! 
Det er med stor glede vi presenterer låten ”Odal” fra Norrøn-folk gruppen Wardruna sitt kommende album ”Runaljod – Ragnarok” som utgis 21 oktober i år. Utgivelsen er siste del av en album-trilogi som startet med «Runaljod – gap var Ginnunga» (2009) og fortsatte med «Runaljod – Yggdrasil» (2013).
Singelen inneholder gjesteopptreden av komponist Einar Selvik sine egne barn.

Einar kommenterer:
”Odal” er bildet på familie, slekt og odelsrett samt ens arv in en bredere og mer billedlig kontekst. For meg er det å høre alvorlig, dypsindig lyrikk smelte sammen med lyden av barnestemmer, et meget sterkt uttrykk. Og med en tematikk som dette som et utgangspunkt ble det naturligvis sterkt og følelsesladet å gjøre denne låten sammen med mine egne to barn, noe jeg håper og tror også gjenspeiles i det ferdige resultatet.

Forhåndsbestill platen samt andre produkt i begrenset opplag

Nå er det mulig å forhåndsbestille ”Runaljod – Ragnarok” og følgende andre produkter fra Wardrunas nettbutikker i Europa og USA:

  • CD m/slipcase
  • Triple gatefold 2LP in Svart og limited Gull vinyl
  • Nye t-skjorter og hettejakker
  • Ulike pakketilbud
  • Wardruna 500eks Limited Treeske som inkluderer:
    – Limited «Runaljod – Ragnarok» CD-versjon med gull-trykk
    – Håndlagde Wardruna-smykke laget av pewter/alpaque
    – Brodert patch
    – Runaljod-bok som inneholder komplett tekstmateriale på originalspråk og engelsk for hele trilogien

Wardruna EU nettbutikk:
http://aisamerch.de/wardruna/en/

Wardruna USA Nettbutikk:
http://wardruna.aisamerch.com

iTunes:
http://hyperurl.co/WardrunaiTunes

Spotify:
http://hyperurl.co/WardrunaSpotify

WARDRUNA:  ‘RUNALJOD – RAGNAROK’ – COVER, TRACKLIST & RELEASE DATE.

August 8, 2016

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Release date is set for Oct. 21st, 2016.

It is the third instalment in a trilogy of albums that began with ‘Runaljod – gap var Ginnunga’ (2009) and continued with ‘Runaljod – Yggdrasil’ (2013).
In short, the ambitious idea behind the trilogy was to create musical interpretations of each of the twenty-four old Nordic runes. It proved to be a lengthy and challenging task. Some of the material on the album even date back to 2003 and the early stages of the project, when multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Einar Selvik started to develop the genre-defying sound and style that Wardruna have become known for. It is a contemporary sound, but one that is characterized by the use of old and historical instruments like Kraviklyra, taglharpe, goat horns, birchbark lures and more. The vocals range from whispering voices to melodic song and mighty choirs. All performed with sincerity and conviction.

Musically and conceptually there is a clear continuity between all three of the albums, but with time and experience comes refinement. And new elements has certainly been added along the way. Most notable on ‘Runaljod – Ragnarok’ is the use of the Scandinavian bronze lures, whose iconic sound and appearance make them a perfect fit with Wardruna’s instrumentation and concept. Special guest performances by Einar’s own children and Skarvebarna children’s choir must also be noted.

‘Runaljod – Ragnarok’ was written, recorded and produced by Einar Selvik from 2003 to 2016 at his own Fimbulljóð studio.

Tracklist reads as follows:
1. Tyr
2. UruR
3. Isa
4. MannaR – Drivande
5. MannaR – Liv
6. Raido
7. Pertho
8. Odal
9. Wunjo
10. Runaljod

A tour in support of the album will commence in November, with concerts in Norway, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, France, Sweden, Denmark, the UK and the US.

As many of the concerts were sold out quickly and further touring is planned for 2017. The saga continues.

 

—— NORWEGIAN ——

Norrøn-folk gruppen Wardruna er klar for å presentere sitt tredje album, «Runaljod – Ragnarok». Det er siste del av en album-trilogi som startet med «Runaljod – gap var Ginnunga» (2009) og fortsatte med «Runaljod – Yggdrasil» (2013).

Utgivelsesdato: 21 oktober 2016

 

Kort sagt var den ambisiøse idéen bak trilogien å skape musikalske tolkninger av alle 24 runene i den gamle runerekken. Det viste seg å være et langvarig og utfordrende arbeid. En del av materialet på albumet daterer seg tilbake til 2003 og den tidlige fasen av prosjektet, da multi-instrumentalist og låtskriver Einar Selvik begynte å utvikle den sjangeroverskridende stilen og det særegne lydbildet som Wardruna har blitt viden kjent for. Det er et moderne lydbilde, men preget av gamle og historiske instrumenter som Kraviklyra, taglharpe, bukkehorn, neverlur og mer. Vokalen spenner fra hviskende stemmer til melodisk sang og mektige kor. Alt fremført med oppriktighet og overbevisning.

Musikalsk og konseptuelt sett er det tydelig kontinuitet mellom alle tre Runaljod-albumene, men med tid og erfaring kommer dyktighet og finesse. Nye elementer har også blitt lagt til underveis.

Den mest slående nyvinningen på «Runaljod – Ragnarok» er bruken av den 3000 år gamle skandinaviske bronseluren. Med sin mektige lyd og ikoniske oppsyn passer den perfekt med Wardrunas instrumentering og konsept. Spesielle gjesteopptredener med Einars egne barn og Skarvebarna barnekor må også nevnes.

«Runaljod – Ragnarok» ble skrevet, innspilt og produsert av Einar Selvik fra 2003 til 2016 i hans eget Fimbulljóð studio.
Innhold
1. Tyr
2. UruR
3. Isa
4. MannaR – Drivande
5. MannaR – Liv
6. Raido
7. Pertho
8. Odal
9. Wunjo
10. Runaljod

 

Spilletid: 58:36
I november legger Wardruna ut på en kort turné med konserter i Norge, Tyskland, Polen, Nederland, Frankrike, Sverige, Danmark og Storbritannia. Mange av konsertene ble raskt utsolgt raskt og ytterligere opptredener er planlagt for 2017. Sagaen fortsetter.

ENSLAVED ISSUES VIKINGLIGR VELDI ON VINYL, PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE!

August 4, 2016

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Out, September 23rd!

Our associatesat METAL HAMMER UK present you “Lifandi Liv Undir Hamri” This is the first ever official vinyl release of Enslaved’s legendary debut! The “Vikingligr Veldi” LP will co-incide with Enslaved’s 25 European Tour, and will be available in a “Enslaved 25 Webshop edition”, limited to 150 and a regular edition in stores Sept. 23rd!

Listen to the track here HERE! 

Pre order a limited copy here:

North America
Europe World

NEW YORK BY NORSE showcase FEAT. Enslaved and Einar Selvik (of Wardruna)

June 22, 2016

“Just like it was for many Norsemen before us, after the success of our sonic raid in London, the desire to continue further westwards came faster than you can say Christopher Columbus. Viking jokes aside, it feels fantastic to announce New York By Norse. We aim to present a cultural event that encompass both the ancient as well as the contemporary and on a more personal note I am very much looking forward to do my first ever performance in New York!”— Einar Selvik of Wardruna.

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By Norse is very proud and happy to announce New York By Norse happening 12/9 and 12/10!

By Norse, known as a “platform for art, music, literature, film, and culture,” will host an installment of events throughout December 9 and 10 in New York City, presented together with Noisey. These happenings are designed to support Norwegian art, music, literature, film, and culture abroad. New York By Norse will also serve as a celebration of 25 years of Grammy award-winning metal band Enslaved and as a platform for showcasing of Einar Selvik of Wardruna. More information on the variety of unique art exhibitions, workshops, and special performances can be found below.

 

Friday, December 9 @ Scandinavia House: 

Bardspec (Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson Official feat. Kevin Hufnagel of Gorguts)

The BARDSPEC is the Ambient project of Enslaved composer/guitarist Ivar Bjørnson Official. This showcase will feature the set-up of Bjørnson: his computer, some keys, a few strings, a pedal or two, a video canon and sometimes, a trapeze artist. Dark, surprisingly rhythmic and hypnotic-psychedelic, yet minimizing, cutting away, subtracting and meditating upon the simplest essence of things, Bardspec uses of the best of the basic elements and building blocks that make up the whole to create a sonic atmosphere. Here, he will be joined by none other than Gorguts guitarist Kevin Hughes.

 

Einar Selvik Workshop – “The Thoughts and Tools Behind Wardruna”:

Einar speaks about his approach to Norse historical music and the extensive creative concept behind Wardruna´s ongoing Runaljod trilogy. Other topics will include his approach and study of the runes and other Norse esoteric arts, the oldest Nordic instruments, playfully acoustic Wardruna music, including the newest release of the trilogy, “Ragnarok” and a Q&A segment.

This showcase is limited to 150 tickets only. Tickets are on sale from tomorrow, June 23rd, 10AM EST:

https://www.eventbrite.com/

 

Saturday, December 10 @ Gramercy Theatre:

Exhibition by Kim Holm and Grimposium panel (starting 5 PM):

Norwegian creative artist and motion designer Kim Holm will display his works and do live paintings of the artists while performing on stage. Grimposium founder Vivek Venkatesh and filmmaker David Hall will hold the Grimposium panel including a special Enslaved announcement. The two will dig deep into Enslaved’s past and present while also surprising fans with a special secret event, one that has been predicted to be “time-bending and mind-warping.”

 

Enslaved 25, “Then and Now” – Two sets, one night!

New York By Norse will conclude with Enslaved 25, in order to celebrate a quarter-century of one of Norway’s most revered artists. The band will be playing two set, each highlighting the uniqueness of, but also the coherence in, the “Then” and the “Now” in Enslaved’s history. This showcase will feature a performance by Einar Selvik, along with pieces of musical project Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik’s Skuggsjá featuring both Einar Selvik and Ivar Bjørnson Official. Kim Holm will be on site creating live paintings of the event to be sold after the show. With more details to come, those interested are encourage to descend upon Gramercy Theatre to celebrate Enslaved 25 in partnership with By Norse — celebrate in style!

This showcase will have limited tickets. Tickets are on sale from Friday, Jun 24th, 10AM EST: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/000050D1F7CEA750

“2016 is Enslaved’s 25th anniversary as a band, and it is simply not acceptable leaving the US out of our celebrations. With a crazy schedule set for the year, we were turning every stone for an opening – and we found one! We are extremely proud to be able to present a double set in New York; to give the full width of old and new material, in conclusion of a fantastic year of celebration. When we started talking about By Norse and how we could bring the concept out into the world; “New York By Norse” was one of the first ideas to be verbalized. At the time it seemed more like a dream scenario than anything else. Then came London By Norse in March earlier this year; our first materialization of the concept – and it was a massive success! Turns out all these crazy visions were possible to turn into real life after all… and here we are.“ – Ivar Bjørnson Official of Enslaved.

EnslaEnslaved re-issues “Vikingligr Veldi” – for the first time ever out on vinyl this September!

June 14, 2016

 

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Out: September 23rd!

The re-issue of “Vikingligr Veldi” will co-incide with Enslaved’s 25 European Tour and will be available in a LIMITED Enslaved 25 Webshop edition and a regular edition!

The astonishing new layout was done by Z. Bielak (Ghost, Mayhem, etc.) and includes four brand new illustrations specially made for this legendary album.

Z. Bielak has stayed true to the ideals of the era (it was originally scheduled for release in 1993); this 2LP Gatefold with illustrated pockets has been respectfully remastered for vinyl by Iver Sandøy; preserving every bit of original dynamics.

“We have been waiting since the day we recorded it, and at last it is happening! It has been a challenging journey, and it has demanded a lot of patience and understanding from all parts involved. The day we hold the finished product in our hand will be as sacred a day for us as the day we finished recording it”. – Ivar and Enslaved

Enslaved`s 1st full-length album was co-produced with the legendary Pytten in Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway. This album has lyrics in Icelandic, and is a tribute to the Norse landscape, history and mythology. The songs are matching these themes with long horizontal songscapes, dense atmospheres and winds from the past.

More details will be revealed soon!

WE WON METAL HAMMERS GOLDEN GOD AWARDS!

June 14, 2016

“Can you believe it??? We won the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award for best Underground! Thanks to.. YOU for voting for us, Euronymous for spotting us, Osmose for carrying us forward and Nuclear Blast for where we are now. And a special thanks to Tonje Peersen for managing the chaos that is us between 2005 and 2015 and Simon Füllemann for taking over and bringing us up to right here!”
– Ivar Bjørnson, Kjetil Grutle & Enslaved

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ALU BY NORSE – 2nd launch party announced!

February 25, 2016

Bergen – come and celebrate with us!

ByNorse.com, brygghus.no and Voss bryggeri teamed up to bring you Alu By Norse – handcrafted Norwegian farmhouse ale!

https://www.facebook.com/events/768922153238338/

LONDON BY NORSE: Stage times announced!

March 8, 2015

The Dome
Doors: 7.00pm
Vulture Industries: 8.00 – 8.50pm
Enslaved: 9.10 – 10.40pm

The Forge
Doors: 5.00pm
Ivar Bjørnsons BardSpec: 5.45 – 6.30pm
Einar Selvik: 7.00 – 7.45pm

The Underworld
Doors: 6.30pm
Helheim: 7.20 – 8.10pm
Enslaved: 8.30 – 10:00pm

Afterparty (Black Heart)
10:00 – 2am

The Coronet
Doors: 5.30pm
Wardruna: 6.30 – 7.45pm
Enslaved: 8.05 – 9.20pm
Skuggsjá: 9.50 – 10.50pm

LONDON BY NORSE: After-party announcement!

March 7, 2015

On the Friday after the ENSLAVED (25 year anniversary) w/ Helheim @ The Underworld and Einar Selvik (Wardruna) / Ivar Bjørnsons BardSpec at The Forge, Camden we will be having a killer party at The Black Heart over the road with special guest DJs Grutle Kjellson (Enslaved), Walter Hoeijmakers (Roadburn Festival) and Jonathan Selzer (Metal Hammer).
Expect denim, leather and viking horns until late!

By Norse launches its own beer: ALU BY NORSE!

February 22, 2015

Alu beer

We (By Norse) have been cooperating with Grünerløkka Brygghus and Voss Bryggeri on the brewing of a special beer based on old Norwegian brewing traditions. It is called ALU By Norse and we are soon having our first launch event in Oslo (more to come!): https://www.facebook.com/events/160777737637173/

New Posters including support acts online!

February 18, 2015

We have new posters online including the support bands Helheim and Vulture Industries!

Skuggsja London poster

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