Over the course of more than 27 years, Enslaved have proved themselves to be among the most prodigious and original artists of the modern age.
Formed in Bergen, Norway, in 1991, Enslaved followed their own singular path from the very start. Enslaved’s reputation grew rapidly in the wake of extraordinary, epic albums like their debut Vikingligr Veldi and its strident follow-up Frost (both 1994). By the late ‘90s, the band had morphed into a much more ingenious and ground-breaking beast. Enslaved entered the 21st century by flexing new muscles on the acclaimed likes of 2003’s Below The Lights and its groundbreaking successor, Isa (2004) – for which the band won a Norwegian Grammy award. Increasingly admired in the prog rock world while never losing that all-important bedrock of metalhead support, Bergen’s finest hit a rich vein of form as the years passed, with albums like 2008’s post-rock-fuelled Vertebrae and 2010’s elegant and grandiloquent Axioma Ethica Odini gleefully redesigned the Enslaved musical universe. In 2015, Enslaved released their 13th studio album, In Times, hypnotic prog intensity and scabrous, blackened pomp. 2016 marked Enslaved`s 25th anniversary with some truly life-changing shows. Two years later, they released the universally praised album "E": a bold statement from this most inventive of modern metal bands. Universally praised, it duly earned Enslaved their fifth Norwegian Grammy win.