Label: By Norse Music – BNM011CD
Format: Digipak CD
Released: November 8, 2018
Style: Viking/Black Metal
Limited edition, reissued, remastered. Features bonus tracks and exclusive linear notes.
This By Norse Music (Ivar Bjørnson’s own label) re-issue features two very rare cover-tracks recorded during Enslaved legendary live-appearance at Henie Onstad Museum, Oslo, Norway – in May 2011; one is Rush’s “Earthshine” while the other is King Crimson’s instrumental “Red”. These covers set the rest of the album into context through highlighting two main influences for Enslaved’s evolution from especially “Vertebrae” and onwards. The re-issue features in-depth liner notes written and edited by writer and long-time friend of the band Chris Dick; known for his decades of writing for the American Metal-magazine Decibel Magazine. The liner notes are written in the style of an in-depth and extensive interview with all five members on the album, where many new angles and golden nuggets of information never before divulged publicly.
Recommended for fans of Bathory, Borknagar, Emperor, Opeth, Windir.