Norwegian progressive/psychedelic black metal band Enslaved will be returning to North America this fall for a headlining tour marking the bandâs 20th anniversary of existence.
States the band:
âListen; the sun is setting, but I still see the twinkle! The support weâve been getting from North America throughout our latest releases and tours is unparalleled, and for that we are eternally grateful. It is therefore an undivided pleasure for us to announce that when autumn sets, we will be back to tour the U.S. and Canada; this time for a full headliner tour with a full headliner set. 2011 marks the 20th anniversary for Enslaved, so we will be underlining both the deep past and blazing present of our musical universe to celebrate. It is also with a sense of intense pride that we can present the bands that will be travelling with us for the tour: Junius and Alcest. Yes, you read that right! I donât think I need to elaborate more on that; it will be a package for the books. See you then!â
Enslavedâs latest masterpiece, “Axioma Ethica Odini,” won the 2010 Spellemann Award (the Norwegian equivalent of a U.S. Grammy Award) in the category âBest Metal Album,â won Terrorizer Magazineâs Readerâs Poll for âBest Album of 2010,â ranked #5 in Decibel Magazineâs âTop 40 Extreme Albums of 2010â list, and appeared on over 65 âBest Albums of 2010â lists in North America, repeatedly ranking in the Top 10. In Germany, Metal Hammer Magazine awarded Enslaved the âAlbum Of The Yearâ title and the Dutch magazine Aardschok ranked “Axioma Ethica Odini” at #9.