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Opeth – O2 Academy Bristol, 21st November 2017

‘It’s hard to hold a candle in the cold November Rain’ sang Axl Rose on arguably the best song Guns N’ Roses ever did, but whilst his words from 1991 are more poetically inclined, it’s certainly true in Bristol tonight with winter doing its best to make everything as miserable …

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Enslaved Reveal Exclusive Artwork and more….

Reveal the artwork for their forthcoming 25th anniversary shows under the ENSLAVED 25 band banners   Commissioned by Chioreanu Costin who has worked with Roadburn Festival, as well as Ivar Bjornson and Enslaved on various projects, the pieces perfectly capture the essence and imagery of the periods they represent. What’s …

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Between The Buried And Me and Metal Blade Records Partner with “Ten Bands One Cause 2015”

Between The Buried And Me and Metal Blade Records Partner with “Ten Bands One Cause 2015”; Effort Raises $36,758 for Gilda’s Club NYC After the success of 2014’s “Ten Bands One Cause” effort – which raised $28,046.50 for Gilda’s Club NYC (GCNYC), an organization that provides free support to people …

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Native Construct Launch New Video “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables”

Native Construct Launches Cover of “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” from Les Miserables After completing a USA headlining run this past summer, outfit Native Construct is ready to embark on another North American trek, set to kick off November 18th in Cincinnati, OH. Featuring Between The Buried And Me, Enslaved, and Intronaut on the bill, …

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Enslaved / Grand Magus, The Button Factory, Dublin – 26/09/2015

Going from Evile to Enslaved was a bit of a genre clash for me last weekend. However, the gig itself was a strange one. This wasn’t just an Enslaved gig but was a joint headline show with Grand Magus. This felt like two totally different shows off the bat and …

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Bloodstock Open Air Festival – Friday, 7/8/2015

Another year another Bloodstock and 2015 was one of the best I have attended to say the least. All 4 stages threw up some incredible performances although 2 out of the 3 main stage headliners were below par for me. I headed off from my hotel in Tamworth early so …

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Enslaved – In Times

The danger of reviewing a band that you like is that you’ll either be too harsh or too easy on them. I had my fears that this would be the case with the new Enslaved release, In Times. Gladly, I was wrong. Enslaved are one of the first Scandinavian bands to tease …

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[prank] A Compendium of Iris’s Short Reviews

2015 is fun. Here are some ‘Twitter’ Reviews by Iris North The gist: Very freely associate words and phrases with whatever comes to mind first, based on the prompts. Adrenaline Mob – Dearly Departed EP: They’re cursed. Aptly named! Karyn Crisis’ Gospel Of The Witches – Salem’s Wounds: Gospel?! *gasp* Metal …

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BLOODSTOCK add Enslaved, Pro-Pain, and Korpiklaani

Feeling the winter chill creeping in?  BLOODSTOCK to the rescue then, with three more bands announced to get you hot under the collar. Norwegian extremists ENSLAVED are added to BLOODSTOCK’s Main Stage next summer.  With a new album due in March 2015 via Nuclear Blast, expect to bang your head …

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ENSLAVED release Diary of Mad Men – Part V

Checking in from Duper Studios in Bergen, members of Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED offer the fifth installment in the seven-part “Diary of Mad Men” series shedding insight into the band’s upcoming as-yet-untitled thirteenth studio album, set for an early 2015 release. “Sunday in Bergen means slight hangovers and double-parked …

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Wovenhand, Russian Circles, and more announced for Roadburn 2015; Enslaved and Wardruna unveil more show details

Roadburn is very pleased to announce Wovenhand, Russian Circles, Wardruna, and a second Enslaved performance among the latest additions to the 20th edition line up of the festival which will take place in April 2015.  Wovenhand and Russian Circles are added to Thursday line up. Wovenhand’s incendiary performance at Roadburn …

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Roadburn confirms Friday night main stage line-up

Roadburn 2015 poster

The final main stage line-up for the Friday night ‘Houses Of The Holistic’ stage at Roadburn 2015 – which takes pace in Tilburg in The Netherlands from April 9 – 12 – has now been confirmed. UK gothic innovators Fields Of The Nephilim will make an exclusive special guest appearance …

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Enslaved and Wardruna to perform Skuggsjá, The Sound of Norway’s Norse History at Roadburn Festival 2015 + more bands confirmed

Roadburn – We’re elated to announce that Enslaved and Wardruna will perform Skuggsjá, the sound of Norway’s Norse History at Houses of the Holistic, Ivar Bjørnson’s and Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik’s curated Roadburn event on Friday, April 10 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Written by Bjørnson and Selvik …

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Audrey Horne – Pure Heavy

When I reviewed Audrey Horne’s Youngblood at the start of 2013, it turned out to be one of my favourite albums of the last 5 years and when the opportunity arose to review their latest offering ‘Pure Heavy’, I leapt head first at the recording with high expectations. This has …

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Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved and Wardruna’s Einar Kvitrafn Selvik To Curate Roadburn Festival 2015

Roadburn Festival – “We’re beyond thrilled to announce that Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved and Wardruna’s Einar Kvitrafn Selvik will curate the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival, on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. As curators, both Ivar and Einar will personally select the bands for their …

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Hellfest 2014 Review Blog – Friday 20th June

I arrive at Hellfest on a scorching sunny day which is unusual as it’s normally overcast/rainy on the Friday when I arrive. After checking in for my pass, I head around the new layout taking in all the improvements that have been made since last year.What a difference there is with …

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Fatal Fusion – ‘The Ancient Tale’

Fatal Fusion release label debut

This sophomore album from Norwegian quintet Fatal Fusion – their first for the boutique Karisma Records label – draws heavily on the prog influences of the early 1970s, unashamedly referencing the likes of Peter Gabriel-era Genesis, pre-‘Dark Side…’ Floyd, Camel, Colosseum, Focus and Van der Graaf Generator, as well as …

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Enslaved + Winterfylleth + Ancient Ascendant – Limelight 2, Belfast – Sunday March 17th 2013

While those with a lot less sense were out ‘drowning the shamrock’ and “celebrating” what laughingly passes for the ‘national saint’s day’ in this corner of the world, by getting as hammered as possible as quickly possible and then hammering the living daylights out of each other in an unprecedented …

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Enslaved + Support – Photo Gallery – Belfast – 17th March 2013

A collection of photographs of Enslaved’s show in the Limelight 2, Belfast. Support from Winterfylleth and Ancient Ascendant. http://www.facebook.com/enslaved?fref=ts http://www.facebook.com/pages/Winterfylleth/232057463509264?fref=ts http://www.facebook.com/ancientascendant?fref=ts Photographs by Marc Leach Photography – http://www.marcleachphotography.com/.     %%wppa%% %%cover=568%%

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