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17. MARCH 2016.

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ENSLAVED + VULTURES INDUSTRIES @ The DOME

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

Enslaved play their first night under the ‘Enslaved 25’ banner marking the 25th anniversary of this iconic artist. Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson says: “Of Frost And Fire represents the quintessence of Enslaved roots. From the legendary Hordanes Land with its soundtrack-esque musical long players, via the vast geomythological canvases painted on Vikingligr Veldi, the revolutionary Frost that lifted us out of the strict underground and finally the odd pair – Eld, which pointed forward to a progressive future, and Blodhemn, where we had a last blowout of Black Metal-tempos and inspiration. For anyone curious about where such an eclectic band like Enslaved came from, this will be a first-hand guided tour through the primeval landscapes that shaped us.”

SUPPORT: VULTURE INDUSTRIES

18. MARCH 2016

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EINAR SELVIK & IVAR BJØRNSON @ The FORGE

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

Ivar Bjørnsons BardSpec

The BARDSPEC is the Ambient project/band from Enslaved composer/guitarist Ivar Bjørnson. It features the set-up of Ivar, his computer, some keys, a few strings, a pedal or two, a video canon and sometimes a trapeze artist (!). The direction is dark, surprisingly rhythmic and hypnotic-psychedelic. Thematically, in sound and concept, BARDSPEC is about minimizing, cutting away, subtracting and meditating upon the simplest essence of “things”; the single points, bones and salt particles; the basic elements and building blocks that make up the whole.

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 as well as his approach and study of the runes and other Norse esoteric arts. He will demonstrate a selection of the oldest Nordic instruments, play fully acoustic Wardruna music and there will also be room for questions for the audience.

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ENSLAVED + HELHEIM @ The UNDERWORLD

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

Enslaved play their second night under the ‘Enslaved 25’ banner marking the 25th anniversary of this iconic artist. Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson says: From The Runic Depths will explain the unlikely yet logical transition from then until now. From the nightmarish flirt with death and black on Mardraum, the spaced-out balancing act that is Monumension, the milestone and futuristic beacon Below The Lights, the second break for the band Isa and finally the refined prog-vs-extreme monument Ruun.”

SUPPORT: HELHEIM

Afterparty (Black Heart)
10:00 – 2am

19. MARCH 2016