- Mon, Feb 26, 2018
- 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Added Feb 17 2018
with Wolves in the Throne Room, Myrkur, Khemmis
MON, 26 FEB 2018 at 07:00PM MST
Ages: 16 & Over
Doors Open: 06:00PM
OnSale: Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at 10:00AM MDT
Announcement: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 at 11:00AM MDT
Enslaved was formed in 1991 by Ivar Bjrnson and Grutle Kjellson, and did their first demo Yggdrasill in the summer of 1992, while the legendary mini-album Hordanes Land was released the year after in 1993. Enslaveds debut Vikingligr Veldi came in the spring of 1994, while the successful second album Frost was released already winter 1994. In many ways Eld (97) marked the opening of a horizon-widening era for the band, with a small detour on Blodhemn the following year: Enslaveds most furious and black-edged effort to date. Mardraum (Beyond the Within) was released in 2000; taking on an experimental and innovative approach for Extreme Metal. The band followed up with Monumension in 2001; receiving more (pleasantly) surprising positive response to their no rules approach to Extreme Metal. Many see an important milestone being Below the Lights (03) where the progressive yet darker Enslaved emerged. A new line-up was put together after the recording of Below the Lights, marking the opening of a new, shimmering chapter.
The new line-up released the album Isa in late 2004, and the album put Enslaved at the very forefront of contemporary Extreme Metal; both as a recording and live artist proving the latter with the release of acclaimed live-DVD Return to Yggdrasill. Ruun was released in 2006, and received numerous great reviews from fans, magazines and websites worldwide. Early 2007 Enslaved sat out on their first full tour through USA and Canada since the late 90s; following up with treks all over Europe and more North America. Back in the studio the band conjured up Vertebrae (08) together with mixer Joe Baresi an album that spread across the globe like fire with extensive promotion and extensive touring. More inspired than ever the band worked on a new album throughout 2009, and started recording during the first weeks of 2010. The bands first co-operation with mixer Jens Bogren; Axioma Ethica Odini received Enslaveds 4th consecutive Norwegian Grammy in the Metal category (Isa, Ruun and Vertebrae receiving the three previous awards).
Enslaved continued to tour Norway, Europe and North America and in 2012 they inked a worldwide deal with leading label Nuclear Blast Records. This all resulted in Enslaveds groundbreaking 2012-album Riitiir, followed up throughout 2013 with North American and European tours, and of course more festival appearances around the world. It also became the year when Enslaved finally made its way down under to Australia, a highly memorable and successful endeavor. 2014 were set to be the year when Enslaved took yet another step up, out, forward and whatever directions there are. The year started with supporting Amon Amarth. Then the summer and autumn saw the delivery of two highly public commissioned pieces in Norway, and the recording a new album. 2015 was one of the bands busiest years; festivals were being played en masse, Enslaveds own Ivar Bjrnson curated Roadburn 2015 (where Ivar and the band were involved in no less than four performances), and the new album In Times and its accompanying tours has set a new precedence for what progressive Extreme Metal can be. True Norwegian Innovation, in short.
2016 was the bands 25th anniversary which the band celebrated with tours, festivals and special 2- and 3-night shows (where sets were based on divisions of songs by timeline). It was also the year when debut Vikingligr Veldi and collection of rare material The Sleeping Gods was released through By Norse Music (co-owned by Ivar Bjrnson). At the end of the year, longtime keyboard Herbrand retired as a performing musician. The train that is Enslaved does not stop for anything though, and their new album E will be released in 2017.