ENSLAVEMENT OF BEAUTY BIOGRAPHY
Enslavement of Beauty is a Symphonic black metal band from Norway.ENSLAVEMENT OF BEAUTY GENRES
The band combines synthesized instruments with guitars and a somewhat throathy black-metal vocal. The instrumentalizations are very orchestral, rich, and intense. The lyrics are usually concerned with sex and love and generally consist of a very rapid and angry/sad rhyming poetry. The poetry is inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare and the Marquis de Sade.
Enslavement of Beauty was formed in January 1995 by Ole Alexander Myrholt (vocals & lyrics) and Tony Eugene Tunheim (guitars & composing).
The band spent the subsequent years composing and recording material and thereby developed their expression.
In the summer of 1998, Enslavement of Beauty recorded the demo CD "Devilry & Temptation" which gained them a deal with Head Not Found / Voices of Wonder.
This resulted in the 1999 release "Traces o' Red" which received very positive response. In November 2000, the beauticians headed back to the studio to record their second album, "Megalomania", accompanied by drummer Asgeir Mickelson (Borknagar/Spiral Architect) and bass player Hans-Aage Holmen.
Musically the band still sounds very melodic and deeply inspired by classical music but with a sharper metal edge and a truly hell-bent rock 'n' roll attitude. Lyrically Enslavement of Beauty is more direct approach but still highly influenced by the poetic beauty of Shakespeare and De Sade's works.
- Devilry and Temptation 1998 (Demo, No Label)
- Traces o`Red 1999 (Head Not Found Records)
- Megalomania 2001 (Head Not Found Records)
- Mere Contemplations (upcoming promo being recorded in 2006; Label: INRI Unlimited)
- Ole Alexander Myrholt: Vocals
- Tony Eugene Tunheim: Music
Links of Interest
Official MySpace Page: http://www.myspace.com/eobofficial
Melodic Black/Gothic Metal
ENSLAVEMENT OF BEAUTY LYRICAL THEMES
Anti-christian, Misery, Death, Sex, Depression
ENSLAVEMENT OF BEAUTY ORIGIN
Norway, formed in 1995
ENSLAVEMENT OF BEAUTY CURRENT RECORD LABEL
ENSLAVEMENT OF BEAUTY STATUS
ENSLAVEMENT OF BEAUTY CURRENT LINE-UP
Ole Alexander Myrholt - Vocals (Diabolical Breed, Archon, Gaia Epicus, Tremor (Nor))
Tony Eugene Tunheim - Guitars, keyboards
Asgeir Mickelson - Drums (Borknagar, Code (session), ex-Highland Glory (live session), Ihsahn, ex-Lunaris, Scariot, Spiral Architect, Thornbound, ex-Vintersorg (session))
Hans-Aage Holmen - Bass (ex-Gaia Epicus, Tremor (Nor))