Norwegian black metal band Enslaved were formed in 1991 by guitarist/keyboardist Ivar Bjørnson and bassist Grutle Kjellson; a demo titled Yggdrstll followed a year later. The group's official albums during the '90s included 1994's Frost, 1997's Eld, and 1999's Blodhemn. In fall 2000, the band issued Mardraum, and continued over the following decade and beyond with the full-lengths Monumension (2001), Below the Lights (2003), Isa (2004), Ruun (2006), Vertebrae (2008), Axioma Ethica Odini (2010), and RIITIIR (2012). Personnel shifts have plagued the group throughout its existence; as of 2012, its membership included original members Bjørnson and Kjellson, along with guitarist Arve Isdal (a.k.a. Ice Dale), drummer Cato Bekkevold, and keyboardist/vocalist Herbrand Larsen. The band's 13th album, In Times, issued by Nuclear Blast, was co-produced by the band and Iver Sandøy and the band; it was mixed in Sweden by Jens Bogren and released globally in March of 2015.
Steve Huey, Rovi