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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… »

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
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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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