Enslaved’s debut Vikingligr Veldi to be reissued

Enslaved with their Metal Hammer Golden God Award
Enslaved with their Metal Hammer Golden God Award

Enslaved have announced that their 1994 debut album Vikingligr Veldi will be reissued.

The release is set to coincide with their 25th anniversary tour plans – although a final launch date has yet to be confirmed.

Guitarist Ivar Bjornson says: “We have been waiting since the day we recorded it – and at last it is happening.

“It has been a challenging journey, and it has demanded a lot of patience and understanding from all parts involved. The day we hold the finished product in our hand will be as sacred a day for us as the day we finished recording it.”

Along with a standard release, the band say it will also be issued as limited Webshop edition with further details to be revealed in due course.

Enslaved won the Best Underground award at this week’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods.

And the band have now issued a statement expressing their gratitude

It reads: “Can you believe it? Thanks to you for voting for us, Euronymous for spotting us, Osmose for carrying us forward and Nuclear Blast for where we are now.

“And a special thanks to Tonje Peersen for managing the chaos that is us between 2005 and 2015, and Simon Fullemann for taking over and bringing us up to right here.”

Enslaved 25 Anniversary European Tour 2016

Sep 29: Aarau Kiff, Switzerland
Sep 30: Stuttgart Club Cann, Germany
Oct 15: Berlin Binuu, Germany
Oct 16: Warsaw Progresja, Poland
Oct 17: Wroclaw Firlej, Poland
Oct 18: Prague Nova Chelmnice, Czech Republic
Oct 19: Munich Backstage, Germany
Oct 20: Vienna Szene, Austria
Oct 22: Brasov Club Rockstadt, Hungary
Oct 24: Ljubljana Kino Siska, Slovenia
Nov 02: Toulouse Metronum, France
Nov 03: Rennes Antipode, France
Nov 04: Paris Divan Du Monde, France
Nov 09: Hanover Musikzentrum, Germany
Nov 10: Dresden Beatpol, Germany

How Enslaved have stood the test of time

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