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Enslaved To Release Roadburn Live On April 22; Death in the Eyes of Dawn Song Premiere

Posted on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Roadburn Live is Enslaved’s first official live album, a split release between Roadburn Records and By Norse Music. The album was recorded during one of band’s headline shows at the renowned Roadburn Festival 2015; an edition curated by Enslaved’s guitar player Ivar Bjørnson.

Walter / Roadburn comments on the release: “It’s no secret that there’s a strong friendship between Roadburn and Enslaved. One of the most hard-hitting and progressive bands to come out of Norway, Enslaved has played a significant part in the festival’s history – both musically and artistically. Not only has Enslaved been our artist in residence, bringing side-projects such as The Armageddon Concerto (the Enslaved / Shining collaboration), Dream of an Opium Eater and Trinacria to Roadburn, Ivar Bjørnson has also been our 2015 co-curator, along with Wardruna’s Einar Kvitrafn Selvik, and resulting in Skuggsjá’s first ever performance outside of Norway. Enslaved’s 2015 performances were the pinnacle of this enduring and artistic friendship, and showcased the massive influence the band has had on both Roadburn, and the (underground) metal scene for the past two decades. To have these shows captured on vinyl is a dream come true for me, and I truly hope it’s the same for anyone who was in attendance, or those who want to indulge themselves in the Northern magic of Enslaved.”

Roadburn Live will be available as limited and exclusive Record Store Day color editions and as Roadburn / EnslavedWebshop Gold edition including the original A3 Roadburn poster and color stickers! Regular vinyl /CD / Digital: more information soon!

To celebrate the release, what better way than to hold a playback session with the members of Enslaved at the Roadburn Festival 2017! Becky Laverty / Roadburn Festival comments: “Enslaved and Roadburn share a history that is entwined and their 2015 performance on the main stage was such a fantastic milestone for both parties, that it makes perfect sense for the show to be released as a live album. As the album will be released during Roadburn 2017, it seemed fitting to invite attendees and the band alike to join us for a playback session at the festival as part of our popular side program.”

Roadburn Live also features a brilliant layout created by highly respected 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 era of Enslaved’s career, with songs from ‘In Times’, ‘Riitiir’, ‘Isa’, ‘Below the Lights’ and ‘Monumension’. Featuring guest appearances of Einar Selvik (Wardruna), Aðalbjörn Tryggvason (Sólstafir), Per Wiberg (Opeth, Candlemass); and Menno Gootjes (Focus) on ‘Immigrant Song’, the first cover song by Enslaved to appear on any record ever.

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 listening to this piece of wax as much as we did recording it!”

Roadburn LiveSong Premiere
‘Death in the Eyes of Dawn’ (video by Costin Chioreanu)

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Roadburn 2017: Running Orders!

Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017

We know you’ve been patiently (and sometimes not so patiently!) waiting for us to unveil the running orders for Roadburn 2017 – and they’re finally HERE! This is the part that we agonise over every year; it takes days and days to settle on a running order that works and […]

Amenra To Bring Their Vision of Monochromatic Heaviness To Roadburn 2017

Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Roadburn Festival and the Church of Ra are certainly no strangers; they’ve left an impression on us, much like the one they have left on the wider music community. It would be hard to turn Amenra down at any point, but when our 2017 curator, John Dyer Baizley was so […]

Razors In The Night (Baizley, Kelly, Adams, Sarba) To Play A Special Set of Classic Punk Songs at Roadburn 2017

Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017

As John Dyer Baizley’s curation has unfolded it’s given us an insight into the twists and turns of his own musical make up, and waved a defiant flag for those bands that refuse to conform or play by the rules. The final band to be announced for Baizley’s curation tick […]

Folteraar Are The Final Piece In The Dutch Black Metal Puzzle At Roadburn 2017

Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017

We already have Laster, Turia, Gnaw Their Tongues or Verwoed, for instance, performing at this year’s Roadburn, to illustrate the depth of the current Dutch black metal scene, but every time we kick a rock over here, yet another amazing band seems to crawl up from beneath the ground filled […]

Roadburn Festival, Burlesque Of North America & John Dyer Baizley Present: Full Bleed – A Poster Exhibit

Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Roadburn Festival is proud to be teaming up with Burlesque of North America (BRLSQ), and our 2017 curator, John Dyer Baizley to bring festival attendees “Full Bleed”, an exhibition of silkscreened poster art. The title of the exhibition refers to a common screen printing term, describing a process where silkscreen […]

Roadburn 2017: Side Programme (Panels, Live Interviews & Listening Sessions)

Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Roadburn’s side programme is a series of panels, live interviews, listening sessions, in depth discussions – and this year includes the return of Roadburn Cinema (which you can read about HERE)! Here’s the run down of what else will be part of the side programme this year. Panels & Live […]

Roadburn 2017 – In Conversation: Coven (Saturday, April 22)

Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017

If it wasn’t enough to have Coven play their first show in decades at Roadburn, and indeed, their first ever show on European soil, the stars have aligned to grant us a private audience with Ms. Jinx Dawson! Along with band members, Ricktor Ravensbruck and Milo Kovacevic, the high priestess […]

Roadburn Cinema Returns!

Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017

2017 sees the return of Roadburn Cinema! We’re thrilled to bring you a selection of films that have been hand picked to be presented to you at Roadburn Festival. Each film will play every night of the festival starting at 6pm, on rotation, in the basement of the V39. They […]

Now Streaming: Aluk Todolo’s Archives Vol. 1

Posted on Monday, March 13th, 2017

Aluk Todolo will take to the stage in the 013 on Saturday, 22 April – six years after they last made their presence felt at Roadburn Festival. Before we get to that, the band will be releasing an archival album – a collection of music that spans the first ten […]