Enslaved have won the prestigious Metal Hammer Golden God award for “Best Underground Band” in this years Golden God Awards hosted in London on the 13th June.
Comments Ivar Bjørnson and Kjetil Grutle:
“Can you believe it??? We won the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award for best Underground! Thanks to.. YOU for voting for us, Euronymous for spotting us, Osmose for carrying us forward and Nuclear Blast for where we are now. And a special thanks to Tonje Peersen for managing the chaos that is us between 2005 and 2015 and Simon Füllemann for taking over and bringing us up to right here!”
As well as winning the award, the band have announced that they will be reissuing “Vikingligr Veldi”. The reissuing will co-incide with Enslaved’s 25th anniversary European Tour and will be available in a LIMITED Enslaved 25 Webshop edition and a regular edition.
The astonishing new layout was done by Z. Bielak (Ghost, Mayhem, etc.) and includes four brand new illustrations specially made for this legendary album.
Z. Bielak has stayed true to the ideals of the era (it was originally scheduled for release in 1993); this 2LP Gatefold with illustrated pockets has been respectfully remastered for vinyl by Iver Sandøy; preserving every bit of original dynamics.
Comments Ivar Bjørnson:
“We have been waiting since the day we recorded it, and at last it is happening! It has been a challenging journey, and it has demanded a lot of patience and understanding from all parts involved. The day we hold the finished product in our hand will be as sacred a day for us as the day we finished recording it”.
Enslaved`s 1st full-length album was co-produced with the legendary Pytten in Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway. This album has lyrics in Icelandic, and is a tribute to the Norse landscape, history and mythology. The songs are matching these themes with long horizontal songscapes, dense atmospheres and winds from the past.
More details will be revealed soon!