It´s with great pride and joy, that we announce that Enslaved is honoured with a Grammy Award for their latest masterpiece, ISA. The Norwegian Grammy ceremony was held in Oslo Spectrum for the 33rd time on Saturday the 26th of February, and was broadcasted live on national TV. This is was the band´s third Grammy nomination. So it´s safe to say that is was well deserved. The other nominees in the metal genre was Mayhem and domestic phenomenon Black Debbath. Enslaved was not able to attend the actual ceremony as they are currently touring Europe, but we´re thrilled when the received the news. Ivar Bjørnson had the following comment: This Grammy Award means very much to the band and reflects the recognition of our efforts not only for this record alone, but for years of hard work. After two nominations, it felt extremely good to get the recognition from the mainstream music circus and to finally finish first for a change. Ivar Bjørnson´s father took the stage, and received the Award on the band´s behalf with the following statement: There is more to the picture, than meets the eye…Rock´n´Roll will never die! Enslaved has also received the independent Alarm Award for best metal album in 2004. Enslaved was nominated for their latest studio album, Isa, in the metal genre. The other nominees was: Susperia, Khold, Red Harvest and Mayhem. Enslaved is the first Norwegian band to be confirmed for this years Roskilde Festival in Denmark. Enslaved will also play the Fury Fest in France and Graspop in Belgium this summer. You can still catch Enslaved on tour at the following venues in Europe:
2005.03.03 Antidox Torino Italy2005.03.04 La Gabbia Bassano del Grappa Italy2005.03.06 Gaswerk Winterthur Switzerland2005.03.09 Black Pes – Prague (Czech Republic)2005.03.10 Arena – Wien (Austria)2005.03.11 Mostovna Nova Gorica Slovenija2005.03.12 Mochavara – Zagreb (Croatia)2005.03.13 E-Klubb – Budapest (Hungary)2005.03.14 Stara Pekaren Nitra Slovakia2005.03.15 Underground Cologne Germany2005.03.16 Voxhall – Aarhus (Denmark)2005.03.20 Folken – Stavanger (Norway)
Label mates Vreid are providing more than a worthy support to these fine Norse boatmen in Europe. More and updated info on Enslaved and other Tabu artists will be posted here on this site frequently.