It is not about avoiding fear of the pitch-black darkness, but to go into the darkness itself. ENSLAVED was always so much more than just music.
Shaking the foundations of the young Black Metal scene as early as 1993 with their iconic split release alongside EMPEROR, they positively invented the term and art form Viking Metal with their icy monument “Vikingligr Veldi” and the immortal splendor that is “Frost” and “Eld”. Enslaved entered the 21st century with the acclaimed releases of 2003’s “Below The Lights” and its groundbreaking successor, “Isa” (2004). “Vertebrae” (2008) and “Axioma Ethica Odini” (2010) gleefully redesigned the Enslaved musical universe. “Riitiir” (2012) marked a major step forward again, not only by partnering with the biggest Metal Label worldwide, Nuclear Blast, but also musically. Enslaved`s 13th studio album, “In Times” was hypnotic prog intensity and scabrous, blackened pomp. Their latest universally praised album „E“ Enslaved earned their 5th Norwegian Grammy win. Never a sucker for stagnation, ENSLAVED always explored uncharted progressive and psychedelic territories, placing them in a unique position of both bearers of tradition as well as explorers into the Unknown. Now, almost 30 years later, ENSLAVED has become a worldwide phenomenon, enthralling their listeners with music at once grim and sublime, effortlessly proving that it is not a problem at all to sound like the sophisticated love child of KING CRIMSON and BATHORY. Utgard awaits you!