1994 Debut Available on Vinyl for the First Time!
Enslaved re-issues Vikingligr Veldi for the first time ever on vinyl in September 2016 to coincide with their 25 European Tour. The astonishing new layout was done by Z. Bielak (Ghost, Mayhem) and includes four brand new illustrations specially made for this legendary album. Z. Bielak has stayed true to the ideals of the era (it was originally scheduled for release in 1993); this limited edition double vinyl edition with illustrated pockets has been respectfully remastered for vinyl by Iver Sandøy; preserving every bit of the original dynamics.
Enslaved`s first full-length album was co-produced with the legendary Pytten in Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway. This album has lyrics in Icelandic, and is a tribute to the Norse landscape, history and mythology. The songs are matching these themes with long horizontal songscapes, dense atmospheres and winds from the past.
"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". – Ivar and Enslaved