Norwegian blackened avant-gardists ENSLAVED are set to release their 15th studio album, “Utgard”, on October 2nd via Nuclear Blast. In a trailer released today, guitarist Ivar Bjørnson discusses the current band line-up and the recording of the new album. Find out more, here: youtu.be/PXNokqpilbU
Pre-Order “Utgard” here: nuclearblast.com/enslaved-utgard
“Utgard” will be available in these formats:
- CD jewel case
- CD + patch (mailorder exclusive)
- Black Vinyl
- Limited Edition Grey Vinyl (300 copies)
- Limited Edition Blue Vinyl (300 copies) – SOLD OUT
- Limited Edition Orange (300 copies)
- Watch the official video for ‘Jettegryta’ here: youtu.be/xkEXIpym5E0
Watch the official video for the forst single ‘Homebound’ here: youtu.be/92ptxt1FQiU
Cinematic Summer Tour information:
For this forward-thinking concept, ENSLAVED joined forces with three festivals, to present fans with three different shows. After a hugely successful stream in conjunction with Roadburn Festival, the band have two remaining shows left:
- July 30th – in cooperation with Roadburn, the tour launches with a “Chronicles Of The Northbound” show.
- August 20th – the second show will be a “Below The Lights” set, presented by Beyond The Gates festival.
- September 30th – the band will end their virtual tour at Summer Breeze festival with a presentation of some new songs, for “Utgard – The Journey Within“.
Guitarist Ivar stated: “‘We must stick apart’ is a proverb of Discordianism (a religion I might or might not have just made up) that might fit the situation we are all in now. We are all isolated in various degrees; and we all miss live music. So, we have stuck apart and with our fantastic team of super-people in management, label and booking, plus three of our best friends who happen to be the very creme de la creme of European Festivals; we are now able to present this digital festival-tour. We are already hard at work preparing sets and shows that will make this one for the (e-)books. Thank you for your support, faith in us and patience – to have fans like you is an absolute privilege. See you in the ether!”
Ivar Bjørnson | guitars
Grutle Kjellson | vocals
Arve ‘Ice Dale’ Isdal | guitar
Håkon Vinje | Keyboards, Clean Vocals
Iver Sandøy | Drums