Monday. It’s not usually my favorite day of the week and this is especially the case when you had both concerts and conventions to attend like I did but when the email arrived that discussed the 2015 touring plans for Enslaved; Suddenly all was properly aligned in the Metal Cosmos. I’ve copied the press release for you to get the full scoop and then we can talk about it a little more.
The Press Release:
The long ships will return to North America once again when Norwegian-progressive-extreme-metal-Vikings, ENSLAVED, embark on their headlining tour this upcoming March! “Some days are greater than others,” commented guitarist Ivar Bjørnson. “Announcing the release of our new album In Times at the same time as a North American tour, both in early March 2015, makes for one hell of an event horizon. We’ve had such great tours in the US and Canada the last years; we simply cannot wait to come back! Ah, this can’t get much better. Hey, wait – masters YOB has accepted our invitation to be special guests, and ECSTATIC VISION is supporting. Now, there’s an amazing package for you (that’s what she said)!” “In Times”, the thirteenth studio album by ENSLAVED will be released on March 6 (Europe) and March 10, 2015 (N. America). The album was produced by band members Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson & Herbrand Larsen together with Iver Sandøy. Mixing was completed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. Hand-painted artwork was created by long-time collaborating artist and “sixth ENSLAVED member” Truls Espedal.
3/05/15: San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
3/06/15: Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
3/07/15: San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
3/09/15: Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
3/10/15: Vancouver BC – Rickshaw Theatre
3/11/15: Seattle, WA – El Corazon
3/13/15: Salt Lake City, UT – Bar Deluxe
3/14/15: Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
3/16/15: Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
3/17/15: Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
3/19/15: Toronto, ON – Opera House
3/20/15: Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Électriques
3/21/15: New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
3/22/15: Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
3/23/15: Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
3/24/15: Boston, MA – Sinclair
PiercingMetal Thoughts: The run is going to keep Enslaved and their support busy for just over two weeks and with an almost night after night presentation happening based on the tour dates this will be over before you know it. I suggest that you get your tickets as soon as possible so you don’t miss out. Our regional performance (which has been highlighted) will happen close to the end of the tour unless they manage to add some dates onto this and I plan on being there since Enslaved puts on one hell of an Atmospheric Black Metal evening. Since I have not yet seen either Yob or Ecstatic Vision I find this package all the more interesting. What do you readers think? Will you be marking this one down on your calendar and plan to go or could you care less? Let us know in the comments as I always love getting your views on this. Oh yeah and before you ask if we shall do a contest, let me say that while I am willing to, I’ afraid that it’s never this far in advance. Stay tuned to our Official Facebook and Official Twitter and keep a lookout about that sort of thing. See you next time.
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