enslaved in - News, CD Reviews, DVD Reviews

Utgard - ENSLAVED

ENSLAVED's journey into prog-fueled musical madness has been an incredibly fun evolution to witness. The remaining vestiges of their more blistering black metal days become more and more of a distant memory with every subsequent album, but it is a testament to the group's creativity — and their ability to still tastefully layer in the ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

ENSLAVED Releases Music Video For New Single 'Urjotun'

Norway's avantgarde metal heroes ENSLAVED have released the third single, "Urjotun" from their upcoming album, "Utgard", due on October 2 via Nuclear Blast. The track, one of their most experimental yet, is accompanied by a psychedelic video detailing dark visions and a journey to the outer reaches of the subconscious. Vocalist Grutle Kjellson commented: "The ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch ENSLAVED's Music Video For New Single 'Jettegryta'

Norway's progressive black metallers ENSLAVED have released the second single, "Jettegryta", from their upcoming studio album "Utgard". The single is accompanied by a frost-bitten video, in which an Icelandic pristine glacial landscape is darkened by sinister events. Grutle Kjellson commented on the clip: "Iceland was the perfect place to shoot the video for 'Jettegryta'. "'Jettegryta' ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SLAVES To Change Name Due To 'Racial Connotations'

As the "Black Lives Matter" movement prompts reckonings about race and skin color around the world, SLAVES have announced plans to change their name. On Thursday, the Sacramento, California-based outfit released a statement explaining that it "cannot continue to tie [its] music and [its] positive message to a word associated with such negative weight and ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Stygian Bough Volume I - BELL WITCH and AERIAL RUIN

Bassist and vocalist Dylan Desmond has been the enduring force behind Seattle's exceptional funeral doom outfit BELL WITCH. The act has been a duo at its core, and originally included founding member Adrian Guerra, who sadly passed away in 2016, prior to his replacement and current vocalist/drummer Jesse Shreibman being named and performing on 2017's ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

ENSLAVED Announces 'Cinematic Summer Tour 2020'

ENSLAVED has announces the "Cinematic Summer Tour 2020". After a successful, innovative streaming event on April 1 from Verftet Online Music, the Norwegian avant garde metal heroes will be taking it one step further to enlighten our concert-less summer with a series of online events that are much more than just streamed concerts... For this ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ENSLAVED Releases Music Video For New Single 'Homebound'

Norway's avantgarde metal heroes ENSLAVED have released the official music video for their new single, "Homebound". The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Utgard", due in the fall via Nuclear Blast. ENSLAVED will release "Homebound" as a limited-edition seven-inch vinyl, limited to 500 pieces, on June 26. The single title cut will be ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Mestarin kynsi - ORANSSI PAZUZU

While loosely categorized as black metal, there has never been anything straightforward about the sounds generated by Finland's ORANSSI PAZUZU throughout their decade-long existence. Their musical output so far is definitely discordant enough to earn the genre tag, and the vocals — shared by guitarist Jun-His, bassist/keyboardist Ontto, and keyboardist/percussionist EviL — are hauntingly corrosive ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

ENSLAVED Explains 'Utgard' Album Title

Norway's avantgarde metal heroes ENSLAVED will release their new album, "Utgard", in the fall via Nuclear Blast. The band commented: "'Utgard' bears countless meanings to us; an image, metaphor, an esoteric 'location', a word on its own, etc. — on different levels and layers. From Norse mythology we know it as a landscape were the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ENSLAVED To Perform At Online Music Festival Next Week

Norwegian metal avant-gardists ENSLAVED will perform at the Verftet Online Music Festival in Bergen, Norway on April 1. The online event will be streamed via BT.no and YouTube. The band states: "When the old Bergen ring-fox Mikal Telle asked us to join his and local venue USF's fantastic initiative that is this festival, we pretty ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Unveils 'Monnalisa' Music Video

Italian orchestral-death metal giants FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE have unveiled a stunningly beautiful new cinematic masterpiece video for the band's latest single "Monnalisa". The clip arrives just weeks ahead of the band's massively anticipated return to North America for a special tour where they'll be accompanied at shows by a classical string quartet for the first time ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ENSLAVED Films New Music Video In Iceland

Norwegian metal avant-gardists ENSLAVED filmed a new music video earlier this month at the South Coast of Iceland and Reykjanes. For the new clip, frontman Grutle Kjellson spent five days in Iceland with video producer Gaui H from Gaui H Pic, his production assistant Marita Joensen and the actors Striga and Kolbeinn. Kjellson stated: "Having ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER And DERRICK GREEN Discuss Working With Producer JENS BOGREN On 'Quadra' Album (Video)

"Quadra", the forthcoming album from Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA, is a treasure chest of hidden meanings, the beginning of a new era and a space with its own rules, its own definitions and its own reality. The LP will be released on February 7 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has released an album trailer explaining ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ENSLAVED Enters Studio To Record New Album

Norwegian metal avant-gardists ENSLAVED have entered the studio to record their new album. The disc is tentatively due in May 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. ENSLAVED founding member and guitarist Ivar Bjørnson stated about the recordings: "The days are growing darker in the Northern hemisphere — and Bergen is covered in a blanket of frost. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SEPULTURA: Pro-Shot Video Of Entire Paris Concert

ARTE Concert has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of SEPULTURA's entire November 26 concert at La Maroquinerie in Paris, France. Check it out below. Featured songs: 01:47 - Intro 03:03 - Arise 06:19 - Territory 12:09 - Kairos 16:40 - Phantom Self 23:40 - Choke 28:09 - Resistant Parasites 34:34 - Inner Self 40:38 - ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ENSLAVED Re-Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Norwegian progressive black avantgardists ENSLAVED have re-signed with Nuclear Blast, renewing a collaboration that has been ongoing for around ten years and two years ago produced the universally lauded album "E". Band founding member and guitarist Ivar Bjørnson stated about the re-signing: "It is with great pleasure we re-sign our record deal with Nuclear Blast ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video Premiere: SEPULTURA's 'Isolation'

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA will release their new album, "Quadra", on February 7, 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official music video for the disc's opening track, "Isolation", can now be seen below. The song can best be described as a punishing, experimental thrash slap in the face. SEPULTURA debuted the song live at Rock In ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Hallucinogen - BLUT AUS NORD

Black metal, perhaps more than any of metal's sub-genres, is associated with a conservative mindset — oftentimes politically, yes, but certainly overbearingly in a musical sense. It's a double-edged sword. The outlook benefits the style due to the associated maniacal devotion of fans who rally with consensus around great music; yet, on the flipside, and ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

SEPULTURA Explains 'Quadra' Album Concept

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA will release their new album, "Quadra", in early 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. After relentless touring for its previous opus, 2017's "Machine Messiah", SEPULTURA returned to Sweden's Fascination Street Studios to once again work with producer Jens Bogren. "Quadra" saw the bandmembers pushing their own mental and physical boundaries and has been ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch KITTIE's MORGAN LANDER Perform With KARKAOS In Montreal

Quebec metal band KARKAOS played the second show with its new lead singer, KITTIE frontwoman Morgan Lander, on September 21 in Montreal. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. When her addition to KARKAOS was first announced in August, Lander said in a statement: "Joining KARKAOS has been a true honor for ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KITTIE's MORGAN LANDER Joins Montreal's KARKAOS

KITTIE frontwoman Morgan Lander has joined the Quebec metal band KARKAOS as its new lead singer. Says Lander: "Joining KARKAOS has been a true honor for me. It feels so incredibly good to be back in the metal game after a number of years away, and I cannot wait to step on the stage once ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HIGH ON FIRE's MATT PIKE Gets Married In Las Vegas

HIGH ON FIRE frontman Matt Pike married Alyssa Maucere in an intimate ceremony at the Silver Wedding Chapel at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday (August 17). The wedding took place one day after HIGH ON FIRE's performance at the Psycho Las Vegas music festival, where Matt and his bandmates filmed an upcoming ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HIGH ON FIRE Parts Ways With Drummer DES KENSEL

California heavy rockers HIGH ON FIRE have parted ways with founding drummer Des Kensel. Kensel announced his departure from the group in an Instagram post earlier today. He wrote: "As a founding member of HIGH ON FIRE, I feel blessed to have spent the last 21 years traveling around the world pursuing my childhood dream ...

Read more

Posted in: News