Enslaved release Roadburn Live, their first ever official live album!
Roadburn Live is Enslaveds first official live album, a split release between Roadburn Records and By Norse Music. Enslaved is a band widely known for being one of the best live bands in the scene. The album was recorded during one of band’s headline shows at the renown Roadburn Festival 2015; an edition curated by Enslaved’s guitar player Ivar Bjørnson.
Roadburn Live will be available on vinyl, CD with special Roadburn sticker and digital formats. The album features a brilliant layout created by highly demanded artist and Roadburn’s regular graphic designer Costin Chioreanu.
The album was mixed by Iver Sandøy at Solslottet Studio, mastered by Jens Bogren (Kreator, Opeth, Sepultura) in Fascination Studios. It is also the last official release with Herbrand Larsen on keys and vocals.
After celebrating 25 years in 2016 showcasing a majority of older material, Roadburn Live displays songs mainly from the newer and more progressive part of Enslaveds career, with songs from In Times, Riitiir, Isa, Below the Lights and Monumension. The album features the guest appearances of E. Selvik (Wardruna), Aðalbjörn Tryggvason (Sólstafir), Per Wiberg (Opeth, Candlemass); and Menno Gootjes (Focus) on Immigrant Song , the first cover song by Enslaved to ever appear on a record.
Grutle Kjellson comments on the album: "I'm generally not a huge fan of live albums, I like to be present at a show, to grasp the energy of the band and to witness the, sometimes, magical symbiosis that occurs between the band and the audience. I am, however, a huge fan of the Roadburn Festival! I consider this to be my all time favorite, both as a musician and as a guest. Therefore; if ever Enslaved were to release a live album, it had to be from a Roadburn show! I hope you will enjoy this piece of wax as much as we had recording it!"
Enslaved was formed in 1991 by Ivar Bjørnson 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. Vikingligr Veldi came in the spring of 1994 and is Enslaved’s landmark debut album. Enslaved has released a total of 13 albums, and is widely known as an innovative force within Extreme and Progressive Metal.
"ROADBURN LIVE" LINE-UP:
Ivar Bjørnson (guitars, keys)
Grutle Kjellson (vocals, bass)
Arve Isdal (guitars)
Cato Bekkevold (drums)
Herbrand Larsen (keyboard, keys)
01. Building With Fire - 08:09
02. Death in the Eyes of Dawn - 08:00
03. In Times - 10:44
04. Daylight - 09:44
05. Convoys to Nothingness - 09:05
06. As Fire Swept Clean the Earth - 07:14
07. Isa - 04:46
08. Immigrant Song* - 06:57
* = Original by Led Zeppelin
Label: By Norse Music
Media Type: CD Jewel Case
Release date: May 19, 2017
Genre: Black Metal / Progressive Metal