Thursday, 21 June 2018

ENSLAVED announce tour with High On Fire; nominated for Prog award!

Norwegian black metal avant-gardists Enslaved are proud to announce a co-headline UK/EU tour with Californian sludge-tinged riff masters High On Fire, who are fronted by Matt Pike also of Sleep. The string of dates set for this autumn will run from late September through to mid-October, and are set to include 14 shows across 7 countries. Two of the UK show dates - Milton Keynes 06/10 and Leeds 07/10 – will be Enslaved headline shows.

Enslaved front-man/bassist Grutle commented: "Salute dear friends and foes! We are happy to announce some more tour dates for you – we are going to share stage with legends in High On Fire! I can guarantee you that this will be a tour for the books, so get ready for some excessive indulgence in heavy music madness!"

"Cometh the conquerors, to break all beliefs!" added High On Fire frontman Matt Pike.

Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Thursday 21st June at 09.00am local time

Enslaved + High On Fire 2018 Tour
30/09 – U Bazyla, Poznan, PL
01/10 – Proxima, Warsaw, PL
02/10 – UT Connewitz, Leipzig, DE
03/10 – Kulturfabrik, Esch-sur-Alzette, LU
04/10 – Mezz Jupiler Zaal, Breda, NL
16/10 – La Machine du Moulin Rouge, Paris, FR

Enslaved are also honoured to share the news that Prog Magazine UK has nominated them for an award - International Band/Artist of the Year!

Go vote for Enslaved in the Prog Awards here:

Prog Magazine UK is the world's leading progressive rock magazine, on sale every five weeks. The magazine was launched in early 2009, covering artists both past, present and upcoming with the aim of spreading the message of prog message far and wide. Their annual Progressive Music Awards was established in 2012.

Never faltering, Norway‘s iconic Enslaved continue to exist as one of the most dependable components in our scene's indestructible backbone. Possessing the reputation as one of the most riveting live acts around, they never fail to offer us talent of the highest calibre, always doing justice to their signature black/progressive sound. Enslaved was formed in 1991 by Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson releasing their first demo ’Yggdrasill‘ in the summer of 1992, their legendary mini-album ’Hordanes Land‘ coming out in 1993 with debut full length ’Vikingligr Veldi‘ arriving in the spring of 1994.

Their distinguished release ’In Times‘ was released in March 2015 to global critical acclaim. A tour-de-force of hypnotic prog intensity and scabrous, blackened pomp, it exuded an air of completion and finality that led perfectly into 2016‘s extravagant celebrations, as Enslavedmarked their 25th anniversary with some truly life-changing shows that explored all shadows and hidden corners in the band‘s colossal catalogue.

Two years later, they released the universally praised 'E': a typically bold and fearless statement from this most inventive of modern metal bands and a thrilling sideways step that harnessed the spirit of old and set it loose in a whirlwind of stormy imagination. Universally praised, it duly earned Enslaved their fifth Norwegian Grammy win.

Since the release of 'E', Enslaved have been dedicated to spreading their gospel of musical fearlessness around the world. They once again conquered Europe and North America during late 2017 and early 2018, and will be performing at festivals throughout the summer, including appearances at CopenHell, Wacken Open Air, Hellfest, Beyond The Gates and Psycho Las Vegas. Determined to keep everyone happy, they will also be hitting Australia and Japan for a handful of dates in the autumn, with further plans to explore more of the planet in the very near future.

Enslaved are:
Ivar Bjørnson (guitar)
Grutle Kjellson (vocal & bass)
Iver Sandoy (drums)
Hakon Vinje (keyboard & vocal) 
Ice Dale (solo guitar)

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