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.
“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 of Enslaved