With very special guests SÓLSTAFIR
Australian Tour 2018
The Viking gods of progressive black metal return to herald the coming of Spring along Australia’s East Coast this August.
Fresh from delivering the outstandingly heavy powerhouse of an album “E”, ENSLAVED are bringing the brutal beauty of their doom-laden drums and sledgehammer guitars to deliver a glimpse of metal Valhalla in the blood pounding manner that only they can. “Grutle Kjellson growls and rasps to a deceptively wide range while his bass stomps through the Concert Hall. The music is magnificent, with ten minute songs vanishing in what feels like a matter of seconds.”
Hellbound – Feb 2018 SÓLSTAFIR Join ENSLAVED as their very special guests for the tour. 20 years into their astonishing career and riding high on the five-star reviews for their Berdreyminn album, SÓLSTAFIR finally bring their blend of intense post-rock majesty and beautifully melodic, atmospheric progressive metal to Australia.
“Sólstafir are on a mission to re-imagine the idiosyncratic grandeur of Icelandic landscapes in vivid sonic shades. Total immersion is compulsory.” – The Guardian
The last time ENSLAVED toured Australia it felt like the closing of a chapter. Instead of winding down however, the band have found new inspiration, and this re-energised ENSLAVED is truly something to behold. New works “Sacred Horse” and “Storm Son” alongside epic songs from throughout the band’s outstanding career (including such intense classics as “Roots Of The mountain”, “Vetrarnótt” and “Isa”) will deliver fans a metal experience like no other.
“I have seldom seen more ecstatic fans than at this ENSLAVED show. ENSLAVED are as energetic, boundary pushing, dark and heavy as ever, embracing their history and thundering into the future.” -Metal As Fvck
SÓLSTAFIR take their already impressive evolution ever further to embody the ever-turning wheel of seasons with their shifting light, darkness, and colours, extreme Northern climate, the stark contrasts, the closeness of beauty and deadly forces of nature, the impressive sceneries that have the bones of ancient gods enshrined in them like hardly any other band in every aspect of their existence.
“Submitting yourself to listening to SÓLSTAFIR will take you far away to another mindset. What a ride.” – Metal Wani
The combination of the Norse magnificence of ENSLAVED and the mysterious spirituality of SÓLSTAFIR will result in a series of not to be missed astoundingly stunning shows that will live in memory for the rest of your life.
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