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Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson on The MetalSucks Podcast #354

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Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson is our guest this week. We discuss the band’s new album, Utgard, and the concept behind it, the shorter songs therein compared to their previous three albums, the experience of the band’s recently completed virtual tour, and what new drummer Iver Sandøy brings to the band both behind the kit and vocally. We also talk about the influence Deep Purple have had on Enslaved, their decision to cover Faith No More’s “Jizzlobber,” the Enslaved record he thinks those new to the band should start with, and the challenges for working musicians that most people aren’t aware of right now.

Petar, Brandon, and Sylvia discuss Pete’s birthday weekend, the perpetual journey of trying to find a safe place to smoke a joint, and the age at which consuming new art should maybe stop for people.

Songs: Enslaved – “Homebound” and “Jettegryta”

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