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Album: ''Yggdrasill'' (1992 Demo)
1. Heimdallr
2. Allfadr Odinn
3. Hal Valr
4. Niunda Heim
5. The Winter Kingdom Opus I: Resound of Gjallarhorn
6. Enslaved

Emperor/Hordanes Land

Album: ''Emperor/Hordanes Land'' (1993 Split)
1. I Am the Black Wizards
2. Wrath of the Tyrant
3. Night of the Graveless Souls
4. Cosmic Keys to My Creations and Times
5. Slaget I Skogen Bortenfor / The Battle in the Forest Beyond - Prologr / Prologue - Slaget / The Battle
6. Allfadr Odinn / Allfather Odin
7. Balför / Journey By Fire - Andi Fara / Departure of the Soul - Epilog / Epilogue


Album: ''Frost'' (1994)
1. Frost
2. Loke
3. Fenris
4. Svarte Vidder
5. Yggdrasil
6. Jotunblod
7. Gylfaginning
8. Wotan
9. Isöders dronning

Vikingligr Veldi

Album: ''Vikingligr Veldi'' (1994)
1. Lifandi Lif Undir Hamri
2. Vetrarnatt
3. Midgards Eldar
4. Heimdallr
5. Norvegr

The Forest Is My Throne/Yggdrasil

Album: ''The Forest Is My Throne/Yggdrasil'' (1995 Split)
1. Black Winds
2. The Forest Is My Throne
3. Min Hyllest til Vinterland
4. The Night of the Triumphator
5. Heimdallr
6. Allfaðr Oðinn
7. Intermezzo
8. Hal Valr
9. Niunda Heim
10. The Winter Kingdom Opus I: Resound of Gjallarhorn
11. Enslaved


Album: ''Eld'' (1997)
1. 793 (Slaget Om Lindisfarne) / 793 (The Battle Of Lindisfarne)
2. Hordalendingen / The Man From Hordaland
3. Alfablot / Sacrifice To The Elves
4. Kvasirs Blod / The Blood of Kvasir
5. For Lenge Siden / A Long Time Ago
6. Glemt / Forgotten
7. Eld / Fire


Album: ''Blodhemn'' (1998)
1. Intro. "Audhumla: Birth of the Worlds"
2. I Lenker Til Ragnarok (In Chains Until Ragnarok)
3. Urtical Gods
4. Ansuz Astral
5. Nidingaslakt
6. Eit Auga Til Mimir (An Eye For Mimir)
7. Blodhemn (Vengeance in Blood)
8. Brisinghamen
9. Suttungs Mjod (Suttungs Mead) / Perkulator (outro)

Mardraum: Beyond the Within

Album: ''Mardraum: Beyond the Within'' (2000)
1. Større enn Tid - Tyngre enn Natt
2. Daudningekvida
3. Entrance - Escape
4. Ormgard
5. Æges Draum
6. Mardraum
7. Det Endelege Riket
8. Ormagard II: Kvalt i Kysk Høgsong
9. Krigaren eg Ikkje Kjende
10. Stjerneheimen
11. Frøyas Smykke


Album: ''Monumension'' (2001)
1. Convoys To Nothingness
2. The Voices
3. Vision: Sphere of The Elements - A Monument Part II
4. Hollow Inside
5. The Cromlech Gate
6. Enemy I
7. Smirr
8. The Sleep: Floating Diversity - A Monument Part III
9. Outro: Self-Zero
10. Sigmundskvadet

Below the Lights

Album: ''Below the Lights'' (2003)
1. As Fire Swept Clean the Earth
2. The Dead Stare
3. The Crossing
4. Queen of Night
5. Havenless
6. Ridicule Swarm
7. A Darker Place

Live Retaliation

Album: ''Live Retaliation'' (2003 DVD)
1. Convoys to Nothingness
2. Jotunblod
3. The Voices
4. As Fire Swept Clean The Earth
5. Heimdallr
6. Loke
7. Queen Of Night
8. Mardraum
9. Ridicule Swarm
10. Wotan
11. Retribution For The Dead (Autopsy cover)
12. Slaget I Skogen Bortenfor


Album: ''Isa'' (2004)
1. Intro: Green Reflection
2. Lunar Force
3. Isa
4. Ascension
5. Bounded By Allegiance
6. Violet Dawning
7. Return To Yggdrasil
8. Secrets of the Flesh
9. Neogenesis
10. Outro: Communion

Return to Yggdrasill

Album: ''Return to Yggdrasill'' (2005 DVD)
1. Bounded by Allegiance
2. Ascension
3. The Voices
4. Lunar Force
5. Isa
6. Jotunblod
7. Return to Yggdrasil
8. The Crossing


Album: ''Ruun'' (2006)
1. Entroper
2. Path To Vanir
3. Fusion Of Sense And Earth
4. Ruun
5. Tides Of Chaos
6. Essence
7. Api-vat
8. Heir To The Cosmic Seed



Enslaved is a metal band from Bergen, Norway. Their style has changed over the years. Originally being an old-school black metal/viking metal act, they now perform a more experimental form of progressive black metal with viking influences. The name was inspired by an Immortal demo track, Enslaved in Rot.

Enslaved was formed in 1991, by Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson. Joined by drummer Trym Torsson, they did their first demo in the summer of 1992. While working with the first full length, there came a call from England, resulting in the two 1993 legendary mini albums; Hordanes land and Emperor These two mini-albums was released as a split-record "Emperor/Hordanes Land". Due to tragic circumstances, Enslaved’s debut album Vikingligr Veldi was held back until the spring of 1994. Enslaved moved their label base to French Osmose Productions, and Frost were released late in the 1994. Enslaved were now known outside the Black / Extreme circles of Northern Europe. This led to the "Winter War Europe Tour ‘95", and the first Norwegian Black / Extreme tour ever in the US, Canada and Mexico during ’95. The tours were a great success; but Trym Torson moved on to join Emperor as a drummer.

Eld was recorded with drummer Harald Helgeson in 1996, and released the year after. However, working with Harald was no permanent solution, so Dirge Rep (then Gehenna) and R. Kronheim were hired, becoming integral parts during the recording of Blodhemn (’98).

Enslaved released an important milestone in 2000 with Mardraum: Beyond the Within, which marked a turning point for the band; and sent shock waves through the Extreme Metal scene with a revolutionary experimental and innovative approach to their genre. The band kept adding fuel to the fire, and released Monumension in 2001, and again the band was shocked to see the positive response to their "no rules" approach to Extreme Metal. Gigs were still being played in Norway, Europe and the States, in front of a faithful and ever increasing audience.

After returning from the UK in March 2002, R. Kronheim had to leave the band. The band kept on working with new material, in which they now saw a synthesis between the original thesis (the "Blacker" Enslaved) and the anti-thesis forming from Mardraum onwards (the experimental, progressive and gloomier Enslaved) – Below the Lights was recorded in 2002 and released the year after, and presented the perfect blend of power, tradition, progressive elements and dark psychedelia. The process and hard work had taken its toll on drummer Dirge, and he left the band.

A new line-up were put together during and after the recording of Below the Lights, including old-timer Cato Bekkevold (Red Harvest founder), Arve Isdal (aka. Ice Dale) and Herbrand Larsen. With all the changes left behind, Enslaved reached new heights with their live performance, also adding strong visual elements in the shape of video art and more. English market leader Kerrang! rewarded their Inferno 2004 performance with a full house: 5 K!’s.

The new line-up recorded Isa during the autumn of 2004, and was released in Oct/Nov ’04 (Feb ’05 in the US). The album received raving reviews in all territories (except Finland obviously), and put Enslaved at the very forefront of contemporary Extreme Metal. A European Tour with fellow Norsemen Vreid took place in February and March 2005. The tour was rewarded with both great reviews and great turnouts. In absentia, during the tour, Enslaved also received both the Norwegian Grammy and the independent Alarm Price for Isa.

The band released the full length album Ruun in 2006, which received great critics world wide and Enslaved received the Norwegian Grammy (Metal) for the second time in a row. Ruun is an extreme progressive metal record with growl-vocals and quite different from the bands first records.

Although the band now records in English, their early songs were mostly recorded in Icelandic or Old Norse, with one track on their first full-length album being performed in ancient Norwegian. Most of their lyrics relate to Norse mythology.

They are currently collaborating with the Norwegian noise duo Fe-mail, under the name trinacria.

Current members:
* Ivar Bjørnson - guitar, keyboards (1991-) - (Desekrator, ex-Borknagar, ex-Phobia, Obnoxious, ex-Gorgoroth (as "Daimonion"), live session guitar for Taake)
* Grutle Kjellson - bass, vocals (1991-) - (Desekrator, ex-Phobia, guest for V:28, Insanity)
* Arve Isdal - guitar (2002-) - (Malignant Eternal, Audrey Horne, I)
* Cato Bekkevold - drums (2003-) - (Demonic, ex-Ashes to Ashes , Sirius, ex-Red Harvest, Dunkelheit)
* Herbrand Larsen - keyboards, vocals (2004-)

Former members:
* Trym Torson (Kai Johnny Mosaker) - drums (1991-1995) - (Emperor, Zyklon, Imperium, Tartaros, Shadow Season, Paganize)
* Richard Kronheim - guitar (1997-2002) - (ex-Subtitles, ex-St. Satan, ex-Kliftones, ex-Desekrator)
* Per Husebø (aka. Dirge Rep) - drums (1997-2002) - (Gehenna, Orcustus, Gorgoroth, ex-122 Stab Wounds, Desspo Hallelujah, Neetzach, ex-Aura Noir, Secht)
* Harald Magnus "Rivheim" Helgeson - drums (1995-1997) - (Thundra, Zeno Morf, ex-Dwelling Souls, session for Evig Natt)
* Freddy Bolsø - drums (2003) - (ex-Blood Red Throne)

* Øyvind Madsen - keyboards (live only) - (sulphur, Vulture Industries, live for Black Hole Generator)


Full-Length Albums:
1994 - Vikingligr Veldi
1994 - Frost
1997 - Eld
1998 - Blodhemn
2000 - Mardraum: Beyond the Within
2001 - Monumension
2003 - Below the Lights
2004 - Isa
2006 - Ruun

1991 - Nema
1992 - Yggdrasill

1994 - Emperor/Hordanes Land (split with Emperor)

Enslaved also has two DVD releases, primarily consisting of concert footage.

2003 - Live Retaliation
2005 - Return to Yggdrasill

* Grutle Kjellson and Cato Bekkevold are avid sport fishing enthusiasts; in fact, the two met at a related event.
* The band's song Havenless from Below the Lights was featured in the film "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey".
* The band were also reported to have appeared in an episode of the American cartoon series South Park, but this later transpired to be a practical joke at the expense of the Norwegian press.

Progressive Black/Viking Metal

Norse Mythology, Vikings, Nature

Norway (Haugesund), formed in 1991

Tabu Recordings


Grutle Kjellson - Vocals, Bass (Desekrator, Phobia (Nor), guest for V:28, Insanity, Tangerine Funk)
Ivar Bj�rnson - Guitars, Keyboards, Effects (Inoculate Injure, Desekrator, ex-Borknagar, Phobia (Nor), live session guitar Taake, Obnoxious, Vulcana, Bloodflowers, ex-Gorgoroth as Daimonion)
Arve Isdal - Lead Guitar (Malignant Eternal, Audrey Horne, I)
Herbrand Larsen - Keyboard, Vocals (ex-Audrey Horne)
Cato Bekkevold - Drums (ex-Red Harvest, ex-Ashes to Ashes (Nor), Demonic, ex-Reaktor, Dunkel:heit, ex-Sirius)

Roy Kronheim (ex-Subtitles, ex-St. Satan, ex-Kliftones, ex-Desekrator, Obscure (Nor))

�yvind Madsen (live) (Sulphur, Vulture Industries, live for Black Hole Generator)

Trym Torson (Kai Johnny Mosaker) (Emperor, Zyklon, Imperium (Nor), Tartaros (Nor), Shadow Season, Paganize, Ceremony)
Harald Magnus "Rivheim" Helgeson (Thundra, Zeno Morf, ex-Dwelling Souls, session for Evig Natt)
Dirge Rep (Per Huseb�) (Gehenna (Nor), Orcustus, ex-Gorgoroth, ex-122 Stab Wounds, Desspo Hallelujah, Neetzach, ex-Aura Noir, Secht)
Freddy Bols� (ex-Blood Red Throne)


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