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Enslaved is a metal band from Bergen, Norway. Their style has changed over the years. Originally being an old-school black metal/viking metal act, they now perform a slightly more experimental and progressive form of black metal which has elements of 1970's progressive rock. The name was inspired by an Immortal demo track, Enslaved in Rot.

Enslaved was formed in 1991, by Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson. Joined by drummer Trym Torsson, they did their first demo in the summer of 1992. Read more on

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Album: Enslaved – Axioma Ethica Odini

October 7th, 2010

Axioma Ethica Odini
Indie Recordings
27 September 2010

by Tom Dare

What do you do when you’re one of the most consistently brilliant bands of your generation, and have managed to stay fresh, renewing your style successfully several times over the course of ten albums? Well, if you’re Enslaved you refresh yourself yet again on album number eleven and turn in one of the finest records of a glittering career.

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Interview: Enslaved – Grutle Kjellson & Ivar Bjørnson on Axioma Ethica Odini

September 22nd, 2010

We don’t expect you to know what Axioma Ethica Odini means other than the title of Enslaved‘s new album so we sent Amit Sharma to meet their lead singer and guitarist to discuss everything about their 11th studio album.

The new album is called Axioma Ethica Odini. Can tell us more about the concept behind the title, music and artwork?

Grutle: Well there were actually two titles – it was supposed to be called Axioma with the end of title as Ethica Odini.

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