Posts Tagged “Ivar”

Resident Rock Star conducted an interview with Ivar Bjørnson, guitarist, songwriter, and founding member of Norwegian progressive/psychedelic black metallers ENSLAVED, on February 11 at the Summit Music Hall in Denver, Colorado. You can now watch the chat below.

ENSLAVED‘s twelfth studio album, “RIITIIR”, sold around 2,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 8 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

ENSLAVED‘s previous album, “Axioma Ethica Odini”, opened with 1,400 units back in September 2010 to debut at No. 16 on the Top New Artist Albums chart.

“Describing the sound on the new album is both easy and hard,” ENSLAVED‘s Ivar Bjørnson said. “It is easy because it sounds like ENSLAVED, whatever that means. It is hard because there are so many layers and different focal points. I have a feeling that it has a deeper complexity than our previous efforts, but at the same time, I do find it more catchy and moving. Then again, I am the opposite of objective in this, so again I’ll leave it up to the people outside the band to make up their mind.”

ENSLAVED‘s previous two CDs — “Vertebrae” (2008) and “Axioma Ethica Odini” (2010) — were released via Indie Recordings in Europe and Nuclear Blast in North America.

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Jorge Fretes of Spain’s GoetiaMedia.com recently conducted an interview with Ivar Bjørnson, guitarist, songwriter, and founding member of Norwegian progressive/psychedelic black metallers ENSLAVED.

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Ivar Bjørnson, songwriter, rhythm guitarist, and lyricist for Norway’s progressive extreme metal band ENSLAVED, will take part in a live Twitter question-and-answer session today (Wednesday, September 19) at 1:30 p.m.

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Norwegian new-comers Kvelertak released a self-titled debut album in June of 2010 through Indie Records. The album was produced by Kurt Ballou and mixed by Alan Douches, with artwork by John Baizley and guest appearances by Hoest (Taake), Andreas Tylden (JR Ewing and Altaar), Ivar Nikolaisen (Silver), and Ryan McKenney (Trap Them) “Kvelertak” wi…

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Eternal Terror’s Roy Kristensen conducted an interview with Ivar Bjørnson (guitar) of progressive/psychedelic Norwegian black metallers ENSLAVED at this year’s edition of the Hole In The Sky festival (a.k.a.

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Norwegian/Mexican symphonic metal band ANCESTRAL LEGACY has issued the following update:

“As it happens, the original members of ANCESTRAL LEGACY (Eddie Risdal, Kjell-Ivar Aarli and Øyvind Rosseland), have found themselves together in a studo this autumn and are now putting the finishing touch on a forthcoming album containing some of the true classics from our jurassic era.

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Faye Coulman of SoundShock.com conducted an interview with Ivar Bjørnson of Norwegian progressive/psychedelic black metallers ENSLAVED when the band played at the Forum in London, England on September 21, 2010.

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Blistering.com recently conducted an interview with rhythm guitarist/songwriter Ivar Bjørnson of the progressive/psychedelic Norwegian black metallers ENSLAVED.

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Infernal Masquerade webzine recently conducted an interview with songwriter and guitarist Ivar Bjørnson of the Norwegian psychedelic post-black metal band ENSLAVED.

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Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson of the Norwegian psychedelic post-black metal band ENSLAVED recently gave an in-depth explanation of the artwork of the bands’s forthcoming album, “Axioma Ethica Odini”, to the visitors of the web site of the German edition of Metal Hammer magazine.

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