January 15, 2016 — When looking back at 2015, the only thing that seems to matter is the passing of Lemmy Kilmister. Of course losing Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor in November was sad but Lemmy was on another level - one of the pillars of the entire rock ’n roll universe.
September 2, 2015 — Progsters INTRONAUT have revealed release details for their upcoming fifth studio album. Mixed by Devin Townsend, The Direction of Last Things will be available November 13, 2015 via Century Media Records.
March 18, 2015 — ENSLAVED get straight to the point with their most straight forward and catchy album in years. Incorporating a strong influence of their early era, In Times is the band’s most direct and blackest work since Isa and Ruun, or even Blodhemn.
May 10, 2013 — The good folks at Aftermath Music have posted another track from DJEVEL’s upcoming album, Besatt av Maane og Natt. The band featuring vocalist Erlend Hjelvik (KVELERTAK) and drummer Dirge Rep (NETTLECARRIER, ex-ENSLAVED).
April 24, 2013 — Members of KVELERTAK and NETTLECARRIER have teamed up once again for another DJEVEL album entitled Besatt av Maane og Natt. The album comes out on May 31, 2013 on Aftermath Music.
April 30, 2012 — The world’s first extreme metal cruise, Barge to Hell, featuring 40 bands of extreme metal’s best bands is set to depart from Miami, Florida on December 3, 2012 for Nassau, Bahamas and back on December 7, 2012.
September 22, 2011 — Back in 1999, Norway’s finest bands were just making their first visits to the U.S. ENSLAVED were set to play LA for the first time in order to promote Blodhemn and roycifer, big johnson, and I were excited.
September 9, 2011 — Sweden’s GHOST have just announced that they are dropping out of the U.S. tour with ENSLAVED and ALCEST, which is scheduled to start later this month (see our previous post).
July 8, 2011 — Norwegian progressive/psychedelic black metal band ENSLAVED will be returning to North America this Fall for a headlining tour marking the band’s 20th anniversary. Support will come from Swedish sensation, GHOST, as well as France’s ALCEST.
December 7, 2010 — December is here, so it is time for us, the APESHIT goons, to share with you our list of metal albums that made an impression on us in 2010.
September 4, 2010 — Norwegian heavyweights, DIMMU BORGIR, ENSLAVED, and BLOOD RED THRONE are teaming up to destroy North America on their just announced Darkness Reborn Tour. Support will come from Los Angeles’ DAWN OF ASHES.
January 23, 2010 — ENSLAVED guitarist Ivar Bjørnson has sent in the following studio update about the band’s new album: “This is a short blog from the studio where we – ENSLAVED – have started to record our new album.
November 28, 2009 — Norwegian quintet SHINING are about to unleash their fourth full length album entitled Blackjazz on February 2, 2010. Their determination to create new sounds and cross boundaries has only been further stepped up with their latest ear-crushing achievement.
April 1, 2009 — The Heart Is A Drum Machine, the eagerly awaited documentary film that explores the complex and critical relationship between humanity and music, will premiere in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 25th at Nike’s Ricardo Montalbán Theater in the heart of Hollywood.
January 29, 2009 — Sweden’s OPETH are set to return to North America for a third tour run supporting their acclaimed Watershed album. Direct support will come from Norway’s ENSLAVED, who recently won their third Norwegian Grammy award, are touring in support of their much talked about Vertebrae album.
January 28, 2009 — For the third time in five years, ENSLAVED have won the Spellemann Award (the Norwegian equivalent to the American Grammy) for Best Metal Album 2008 with their latest offering, Vertebrae.
January 2, 2009 — We finally got off our asses and did it. It’s already the year 2009, but we’ve complied a list of our top albums of 2008. Compiling such a list is never easy, and 2008 was no exception.
December 18, 2008 — Ten albums in to the band’s musical evolution, the mighty ENSLAVED continues to refine their richly developed progressive elements with the release of Vertebrae. Introspective and imaginative, the listener is essentially given a virtual soundtrack provoking images of high mountains,dark woods and deep fjords.
November 11, 2008 — Norway’s ENSLAVED have landed on the American Billboard Hard Music chart at #11 and the Heatseekers chart at #49 after having sold over 1,100 copies of their latest album Vertebrae since it’s October 28th release.
October 24, 2008 — As the metal world waits in anticipation of ENSLAVED’s next album, three of its members have chosen to embark on an experimental musical detour with the release of TRINACRIA’s Travel Now Journey Infinitely.
August 17, 2008 — ENSLAVED will be releasing their new album Vertebrae on October 28th in North America. The album has been exclusively licensed to Nuclear Blast from Indie Recordings in Norway, whom the band are signed to.
May 22, 2007 — Norway’s ENSLAVED began their musical journey back in 1991 and have perserved through, arguably, a more difficult path to success than some of their Norwegian brethen.
November 26, 2006 — After waiting four years after IMMORTAL’s last album, mainman Abbath breaks his silence with his new solo project, I. I can loosely be described as IMMORTAL sans blast beats and ice cold atmospheres, with classic heavy metal and Viking-era BATHORY throughout.
November 12, 2006 — AOL Music has teamed up with Nuclear Blast Records to debut I’s new album, Between Two Worlds, this Monday, November 13th at 12:01am EST (9:01am PST) and will be available for streaming for seven days at this location: http://music.
October 22, 2006 — The updated tour dates for the Candlelight II: Phoenix Rising tour featuring DARK FUNERAL, ENSLAVED and introducing ABIGAIL WILLIAMS have been announced. Tour dates: Jan 09 - Jaxx Nite Club, Springfield VA Jan 10 - BB King Blues Club, New York NY Jan 11 - Le Medley, Montreal QC Jan 12 - L’Imperial, Quebec City QC Jan 13 - Opera House, Toronto ON Jan 14 - Peabody’s, Cleveland OH Jan 15 - Pearl Room, Mokena IL Jan 16 - Station 4, St.
September 14, 2006 — To say that ENSLAVED have been on a creative roll for the last couple of albums is to state the obvious. Just like their Norwegian peers, the band have expanded and evolved far beyond what their first albums were indicative of.
August 1, 2006 — Candlelight Records today proudly announces its second North American label tour package. Set to kick off January 9, Candlelight II: Phoenix Rising will feature the long-awaited stateside return of DARK FUNERAL (Sweden), ENSLAVED (Norway) and introduce newcomers ABIGAIL WILLIAMS (USA).