This is a split EP between Enslaved and Shining released on February 24th, 2015 through Devil Inc. Presseverlag. It contains some exlusive tracks from both bands like a new track from Enslaved's upcoming album and 2 new songs from Shining's upcoming album. Released via German metal magazine Legacy in February 2015.
Enslaved is a progressive black metal band formed in Haugesund, Norway, in June, 1991. They are currently based out of Bergen, Norway.Enslaved was formed in July 1991 by Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson (also known as Kjetil Grutle) when they were 13 and 17 years old, respectively. The band name was inspired by an Immortal demo track, "Enslaved in Rot." After many line-up changes throughout their career, Bjørnson and Kjellson are the only remaining original members.
Thorn is an exclusive and limited 7" vinyl EP by the legendary Enslaved, released by Soulseller Records on August 27th, 2011 in a strictly limited number of 1000 copies. Produced by Enslaved's own Ivar Bjørnson and Iver Sandøy (whom the band has worked with since last year's Axioma Ethica Odini), the release features the songs "Disintegrator" and "Striker", both of which are eerie and atmospheric nodding towards Enslaved's edgier-monotonous past and dark-psychedelic present.
Soulfly incite a musical uprising on Enslaved, their eighth album for Roadrunner Records. Soulfly have become deadlier and more dangerous with each critically acclaimed successive release, but Enslaved sees them roaring like never before. This time around, the heavy metal tribe treads extreme territory by incorporating blast beats, violent riffs and wheezing whammy squeals into its patented groove-driven war cry. All of those elements converge within a concept record about slavery. This is also the inaugural offering from the group's new lineup featuring bassist Tony Campos (ex-Static-X, Asesino) and drummer David Kinkade (Borknagar).
Norwegian Black Metal visionaries, Enslaved, unleash their thirteenth full-length release, In Times, to the world this March. With fans waiting three years since the band’s previous release (RIITIIR), it is needless to say that this is a highly anticipated release. As always, Enslaved did not conform to their genre or attempt to recycle previous successes; instead, they created an album that perfectly blends the new and old sounds of this band.The album is an incredibly easy listen which one may mistake for simplicity, but that ease is just the result of true inspiration and creativity; resulting in a smooth writing experience for the band. Wisely, the tracks are arranged in the order that they were written; maximizing the momentum and energy of the music to build and dissipate in a very natural and organic fashion.In Times is a perfect storm- peaking curiosity with danger and brutality, but enrapturing the listener with moments of serenity and majesty.
Axioma Ethica Odini may seem at first listen like an unexpected step, but when the ever-changing yet distinct growth in their sound is taken into account, this is an organic progression. Enslaved are deeply rooted in the Norwegian black metal sound but have grown over the past decade into an almost unclassifiable and increasingly popular band without shirking their roots or trying to please anyone but themselves…..
"The Sleeping Gods" is a 28-minute effort which "serves up a diverse feast of blackened Viking folk, prog and ambient psychedelia that will engage and challenge your metal mind. These tracks display the superlative songwriting skills we've come to expect from ENSLAVED, delivered with addictive, headbanging immediacy."