Winners of the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy, the Spellemannspris, Enslaved follow up on the release of their acclaimed latest album ‘Vertebrae’ with a US/Canadian tour with Opeth.
Says Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson: ‘I am stoked that we are going out with Opeth. We have been admirers of Opeth's work for years, specially the direction of their newer works. This is great news for us to take back to our loyal fans and friends in North America at this point; the reception for our newest album Vertebrae has been fantastic and unforgettable. We can't wait to present the songs live; we promise you won't be let down! Finally, we wish to express our sincere gratitude to Opeth for giving us this opportunity.’
Enslaved is a band renowned for their musical integrity as this shines through the evolution of their records and their will to explore and experiment. The band’s breakthrough came with the album ‘Isa’ in 2004, while the ‘Ruun’ album from 2006 was the record that truly put them on the global map of metal and extreme music. In the fall of 2007 The New York Times joined Enslaved for a leg of their American tour last autumn, and concluded that “one need not be a metal fan to enjoy being blown away by the band’s epic and elegant music.”
Last autumn, Enslaved released ‘Vertebrae’ to critical acclaim at home and throughout Europe via Norwegian label Indie. Late October ‘08 saw the album being released on the North American market through Nuclear Blast USA.
Shows featuring Enslaved as headliner in late May/early June will soon be announced.
The video for Enslaved’s The Watcher from ‘Vertebrae’ directed by Patric Ullaeus
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