Enslaved turn 29 years old this year. Decibel turns 16. Only Odin knows how we’ve never managed to run a cover story on the progressive post-black metal heroes over that shared history. Of course, it’s not like we haven’t covered the legendary Norwegians while counting the days to Ragnarök; I can recall a trio of Decibel Hall of Fame inductions—1993’s Hordanes Land EP, 1994’s Frost and 2003’s Below the Lights—another pair of Decibel Flexi Series releases, a headlining spot on our 2018 Decibel Magazine Tour and the first-ever (and last-ever) North American performance of their entire Frost LP as part of 2019’s Metal & Beer Fest: Philly just to start.
Despite such well-earned plaudits, a proper Decibel cover has astonishingly eluded them until now! Stay inside (for fuck’s sake, please, if you can) and celebrate the release of Enslaved’s soon-to-be-announced 15th studio LP, along with a flexi disc featuring new exclusive track “Brutish Manchild” from resurrected heavy doom heroes Cirith Ungol, as part of our May issue. Limited copies are here. Hurry, in times, we’ll definitely runn out!