Enslaved

Enslaved

March 2, 2018

While the trio of albums Blodhemn, Mardraum: Beyond the Within and Monumension afforded Enslaved a very wide and superbly deep palette from which to draw, sculpt and splatter their blend of black, Viking and progressive metal, something wasn’t quite right. The feelings and intentions of the aforementioned albums were pure, but the Norwegians had corrupted…

Rank & Defile: Ivar Bjørnson Orders Enslaved’s Albums from Worst to Best

February 15, 2018

In celebration of the start of the seventh incarnation of the Decibel Magazine Tour, Enslaved creative force Ivar Bjørnson ranks the band’s albums from worst to best.

The Decibel Magazine Tour STARTS TODAY!

February 15, 2018

Enslaved, Wolves in the Throne Room, Myrkur and Khemmis kick off the Decibel Tour in Philly TONIGHT!

Celebrating the Norse Identity: An Interview with Ivar Bjørnson

January 11, 2018

Enslaved‘s Ivar Bjørnson on ByNorse Music, plus what fans can expect on the upcoming Decibel Magazine Tour.

Monson Guitars Joins the Decibel Magazine Tour

January 4, 2018

Decibel is proud to announce that Monson Guitars have joined the Decibel Magazine Tour 2018 as a sponsor.

ON SALE NOW: Decibel Magazine Tour Tickets!

October 27, 2017

Tickets to see Enslaved, Wolves in the Throne Room, Myrkur and Khemmis as part of the 2018 Decibel Magazine Tour are on sale at 10 a.m. your local time TODAY

Seventh Annual Decibel Magazine Tour Lineup + Dates Announced

October 24, 2017

Enslaved, Wolves in the Throne Room, Myrkur and Khemmis unite for metal media leader’s latest North American campaign this February. Tickets on sale Friday, October 27 at 10am local time.

Enslaved

October 4, 2017

Enslaved are this week’s best new noise.

Grimposium Founder Announces nordiQC Festival

June 23, 2017

nordiQC will feature apperances from EnslavedBardspec and more, plus film screenings, Q&A panels and more. 

Interview with Bardspec’s Ivar Bjørnson

June 13, 2017

We asked Bjørnson some questions about his newest baby, and we shared some of his thoughts with you in Issue #153 (July 2017, Integrity cover).  Catch the rest of the interview right here, alongside a few videos that exemplify what BardSpec is really all about.

‘Blekkmetal’ Documentary Gets Second U.S. Screening at Cinedelphia

April 14, 2017

The documentary about the origins of the Norwegian black metal scene will receive its second United States screening on April 19 in Philadelphia. 

Viking Tales: An Interview With Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson

January 23, 2017

For the better part of the ’90s, Enslaved‘s debut album, Vikingligr Veldi, was considered (along with Frost, of course) a quintessential piece in any collection worth its weight in plastic and cardboard. Available only on CD (first without a barcode, then with) on Deathlike Silence Productions (then on Voices of Wonder), the pivotal non-black metal full-length transported listeners to fjords, snow-capped mountains, dense Nordic forests, and the worship of mythical gods.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Enslaved “Frost”

January 6, 2017

A classic Viking metal album to end all Viking metal albums.

Black Solstice: 5 Cold Classics to Get You Through the Holidays

December 23, 2016

When you need a break after hearing “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” or “Jingle Bell Rock” ten thousand agonizing times.

Top 5 Old-School Underground Metal Fliers

July 25, 2016

From England to Florida, from Tokyo to Oslo, from Australia to San Francisco, postal workers were the bandwidth by which death metal, black metal, doom metal, and every other underground form of metal communicated. Open a letter and out poured legion! Here’s a tribute to Decibel‘s fave old-school fliers.

Can Norway’s Black Metal Pioneers Escape their Extreme Roots?

June 1, 2016

Emperor‘s Ihsahn, Ulver‘s Garm and Darkthrone’s Fenriz venture beyond the genre’s confines.

 

Q&A: Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved on his Bardspec project

March 21, 2016

Ivar Bjørnson talked to Decibel about his love of electronic music and what metal fans can expect when they hear his other work in Bardspec. 

Talkin’ Prog with Enslaved’s Grutle Kjellson

April 6, 2015

Enslaved recently wrapped up a month-long North American tour that saw them play several tunes off their latest album, In Times—another progressive masterpiece for the band’s impressive portfolio. We talked to vocalist/bassist Grutle Kjellson to find out what the band thinks about the “progressive” label and how that translates to their musical output. What does…

LIVE REVIEW: Skeletonwitch, Enslaved, Amon Amarth (Theatre of Living Arts)

February 7, 2014

Monday night. Hours after a severe weather incident. In most cases, a metal show in Philadelphia on such a weeknight after such a crippling storm would’ve kept longhairs and horn throwers home. A venue vacant, save its sadluck staff. Tonight, however, Philadelphians surprised. They came out in droves not just for the headliner, Amon Amarth,…

GONE FISHING: Enslaved’s most extremely extreme sportfish

March 26, 2012

When ENSLAVED‘s Grutle Kjellsson and Cato Bekkevold go fishing they don’t fuck around. It’s really not like going down the pond chasing blue gills or Tommy cats; in Norway, even the trout are built super-hench. You might have caught some footage of them catching alligator gar in Texas a few years ago, but you’ll definitely…

INTERVIEW || Triptykon’s Tom G. Warrior on beauty and darkness (Part One)

March 16, 2012

Tom G. Warrior was opting out of the press circuit while haring through the UK on last week’s Defenders of the Faith tour with Cannibal Corpse, Enslaved and Job for a Cowboy, but the Triptykon mainman granted the Deciblog an audience. Of all the times we’ve been in the company of Warrior since the Celtic…