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Enslaved nominert til deres syvende Spellemann nominasjon

Pressemelding   •   feb 12, 2013 14:13 CET


Nuclear Blast: NORWEGIAN progressive extreme metal band ENSLAVED have just received word of their nomination for the 2012 Spellemann Award in the category “Best Metal Album” with their most recent release, RIITIIR.  This prestigious music award is the Norwegian equivalent to the American Grammy. 

ENSLAVED - who just performed in Seattle, Washington and continue their trek through the U.S. and Canada - offer the following statement:

“By the hammer, saw, and grinder of Thor!  What an incredibly pleasant surprise to be getting on the road, being nominated for Spellemannsprisen (Norwegian Grammy)!  Having that many people interested & versed in music liking our album is simply overwhelming.  We’ll miss the party, but feel confident that others will take care of the scandalous behaviour.  Thank you jury, this means a lot to us no matter the outcome of the ‘final’!”

This is the seventh time ENSLAVED have received a Spellemann Award nomination.  They have won four consecutive times in a row for their previous four studio albums:

·  2010: Axioma Ethica Odini - WINNER

·  2008: Vertebrae - WINNER

·  2006: Ruun - WINNER

·  2004: Isa - WINNER

·  2003: Below The Lights - Nominated

·  2000: Mardraum – Nominated

ENSLAVED’s RIITIIR debuted at #8 on the American Billboard Heatseekers (New Artists) chart in October of last year.

View the lyric video for “Thoughts Like Hammers” on YouTube.

Visit ENSLAVED online at:

2013 tour

Tue 12.02.2013 CAN Biltmore Vancouver, BC
Thu 14.02.2013 CAN Pawn Shop Edmonton, AB
Fri 15.02.2013 CAN Dickens Calgary, AB
Sat 16.02.2013 CAN The Exchange Regina, SK
Sun 17.02.2013 CAN The Osborne Village Inn Winnipeg, MB
Tue 19.02.2013 CAN Opera House Toronto, ON
Wed 20.02.2013 CAN Foufounes Electriques Montreal, QC
Thu 21.02.2013 USA The Sinclair Boston, MA
Fri 22.02.2013 USA Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Wed 13.03.2013 FRA Divan du Monde Paris
Thu 14.03.2013 GBR Moho Manchester
Fri 15.03.2013 GBR Hammerfest (festival) North Wales
Sat 16.03.2013 GBR Button Factory Dublin
Sun 17.03.2013 GBR Limelight 2 Belfast
Tue 19.03.2013 GBR Academy Sheffield
Wed 20.03.2013 GBR The Fleece Bristol
Thu 21.03.2013 GBR The Underworld London
Fri 22.03.2013 BLE Biebob   Vosselaar
Sat 23.03.2013 NED W2  Den Bosch
Sun 24.03.2013 NED P60 Amstelveen
Tue 26.03.2013 GER Undergropund Cologne
Thu 28.03.2013 AUT Escape Metalcorner Vienna
Fri 29.03.2013 HUN Dürer Kert Budapest
Sun 31.03.2013 GER Backstage Munich
Tue 02.04.2013 POL Od Zmierzchu Do Switu  Wroclaw
Wed 03.04.2013 GER SO36 Berlin
Thu 04.04.2013 GER Logo Hamburg
Thu 23.05.2013 GER Extremefest Dorsten/Hünxe
Thu 30.05.2013 ISR Reading 3 Tel Aviv
Sat 01.06.2013 NED Forta Rock Nijmegen
Sat 08.06.2013 CRO Burning Seas Zadar
Thu 25.07.2013 SLO Metaldays Tolmin
Fri 02.08.2013 NOR Rauma Rock Åndalsnes
Thu 15.08.2013 GER Summer Breeze Dinkelsbühl