Drummer Cato Bekkevold has announced that he will be leaving Enslaved. You can watch him discuss that in the below video. Bekkevold’s last live performance with the group will take place at the Hellfest Open Air in Clisson, FRA on June 23. On another note, Enslave previously announced a European/UK tour with High On Fire earlier today.
Enslaved and High On Fire have announced a fall European/UK tour. You can see the dates for that run below.
09/30 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
10/01 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
10/02 Leipzig, GER – Ut Connewitz
10/03 Esch, LUX – Kulturfabrik
10/04 Breda, NET – Mezz Jupiler Zaal
10/08 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
10/09 Dublin, IRE – Tivoli
10/10 Belfast, UK – Limelight 2
10/12 Birmingham, UK – The Mill
10/14 Bristol, UK – SWX
10/15 London, UK – The Dome
10/16 Paris, FRA – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
Enslaved will be reissuing “Hordanes Land” digitally and on CD digipack on March 2, and on black, swamp green (limited to 333), and white (limited to 666) vinyl on April 20. The effort has been remastered by Iver Sandøy, and it will feature a reassembled layout done by Marcelo Vasco. The digipack will come with a 20 page booklet full of unpublished pictures and more. All formats will also come with the bonus track “Enslaved,” and new liner notes and interviews from Fenriz (Darkthrone), Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ), Lee Barret (Candlelight), Hrymr (Helheim), etc.
The band commented:
“Hi to all! We’re really happy to announce today the re-issue of our historical album “Hordanes Land” on ByNorse Music, which is Ivar’s own label as many of you know! The CD and digital will be released on March 2nd and the LPs on April 20th.
We are really proud to have fellow musicians such as Faust, Fenriz or Silenoz adding liner notes and even interviews to our release. We gathered this in a beautiful CD digipack with 20-pages booklet that also includes unpublished pictures and other cool stuff. On top of that, we included on all formats the bonus track ‘Enslaved’, which many of you probably know already, from back in the day! Collectors as we are, we made 333 copies of a limited swamp green LP and 666 copies of a limited white LP. These limited editions all come with embossed logo and title on the cover. We’re super stocked on this, they look really cool! The reassembled layout was respectfully done by Marcelo Vasco Arts, thanks again for the amazing work!
We also worked hard to preserve the character of the classic release. We have decided to have Iver Sandøy re-master “Hordanes Land” because of the great job he did with “Vikingligr Veldi” finally being released on vinyl in 2016 (also on ByNorse Music). His philosophy is not so much to remake anything with the remaster; but to emphasize and highlight the strengths of the original mastering. The original album is a milestone and a document from a historical moment in modern Metal, so the spirit and atmosphere needs preservation – not alteration.
We hope you like what you see and read!”
Enslaved will be performing “Frost” in full at the 2018 Beyond The Gates festival. That event will take place at the USF Verftet in Bergen, Norway on August 23-26.
Enslaved, Wolves In The Throne Room, Myrkur, and Khemmis have all been booked for the 2018 Decibel Magazine Tour. Check out the dates for that below.
02/15 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
02/16 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
02/17 Boston, MA – Royale
02/18 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
02/20 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theatre
02/21 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
02/23 Chicago, IL – Metro
02/24 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
02/25 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
02/26 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
03/02 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
03/03 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Ballroom
03/05 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
03/06 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/07 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
03/09 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
03/10 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Enslaved have premiered a new video for their new song “The River’s Mouth.” This song is from the band’s new album “E,” which will be released on October 13
Ivar Bjørnson commented:
“‘The River’s Mouth‘ is a quite heavy track, drawing both on our rock roots and of course the foundation of everything awesome: mid-80s, mid-paced Bathory. It also includes some odd space-rock in the choruses and the end part – finally Bathory and Hawkwind met. I like the energy of this song a lot – both Cato and new-kid-on-the-chopping-block Håkon is doing such a great job with the psychedelic parts, the chorus and the ending.
What a drive! The end sounds like travelling at insane speed through wormholes. The theme here is your relationship with the “future”, as we describe it: The sensation of time moving along is a construction of our brains – physics claims all time to already have been “rolled out”; try wrapping our brains around that one!
So the future would be, speaking in tabloid; a piece of land we just haven’t arrived at yet. But it is already here. The song is about acting in tandem with your future self which already arrived at this “future island” – do not sit and wait, make sure you lay the ground for what is to happen in the future, now!”
Enslaved have posted a new trailer for their new album “E,” which is set to be released on October 13. In the clip, Grutle Kjellson discusses the effort’s cover art.