Enslaved Premiere “Storm Son” Video

Enslaved have premiered a new video for their new song “Storm Son.” This song is from the band’s new album “E,” which will be released on October 13

Ivar Bjørnson commented:

“‘Storm Son‘ deals with the duality of man and nature, how important and basic that relationship is. Everything we do and create are imitations of nature; as we evolved from nature, that is how it must be – yet modern man thinks he and she is independent of nature, that we somehow are so superior that we do not have to take nature into consideration other than as a backdrop for shitty movies. Or festivals. Losing touch with nature is basically to lose touch with being human.”

Enslaved Reveal Details For New Album “E”

Enslaved have announced that their new album “E” will be released on October 13. The cover art and track listing can seen below. The following guests are set to appear on the effort: Einar Kvitrafn Selvik (Wardruna), flutist Daniel Mage, and saxophonist Kjetil Møster.

“E” Track Listing:

01. “Storm Son”
02. “The River’s Mouth”
03. “Sacred Horse”
04. “Axis of the Worlds”
05. “Feathers of Eolh”
06. “Hiindsiight”

Digipak Bonus Tracks:

07. “Djupet”
08. “What Else Is There?” (Röyksopp cover)

Ivar Bjørnson commented:

“The concept of the album lies in both it’s meaning as a letter in the latin alphabet, and it’s runic reference: the rune ‘Ehwaz’, that is depicted as an ‘M’ when drawn as rune (just to make sure it gets really confusing) – the runes are drawn to look like what they literally mean. Ehwaz (pronounced and used as what’s known as E, but drawn as an ‘M’) looks like and means ‘horse’.

Which is closely linked to its esoteric meaning; which is ‘trust’ and ‘co-operation’. One of mankind’s oldest and deepest pairings/collaborations with any “outside” entities is with the horse. When they were first tamed and utilised there must have arisen the notion of some esoteric link between the two; now we could move swiftly, escape faster and even eat and drink from the animal (both horse milk and horse blood), and of course show off and brag before our enemies and peers with the most spectacular horses.

So, no, it is not about horses! It is about the symbioses that surrounds us; which are vital to our existence, to our development – on all scales: man and vessel (for instance horse, yes), a person and its significant other, child and parent, musician and instrument, chaos and order, subconscious and conscious, Oden and Sleipnir – wisdom and communication. There are many levels and variations of this concept on the album; the duality of man and nature, present and past personalities within one self, the conscious fear and the subconscious drive. And other symbiosis.”

Enslaved Announce 2017 European Tour

Enslaved have announced a 2017 European headlining tour. The band will be touring in support of their upcoming new album.

Tour Dates:

11/10 Hamburg, GER – Logo
11/11 Berlin, GER – Nuke
11/12 Cologne, GER – Underground
11/13 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli de Helling
11/15 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz (feat. Opeth)
11/16 Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands (feat. Opeth)
11/17 Belfast, IRE – Limelight (feat. Opeth)
11/18 Dublin, IRE – Academy (feat. Opeth)
11/19 Nottingham, UK – Rock City (feat. Opeth)
11/21 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy (feat. Opeth)
11/22 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute (feat. Opeth)
11/24 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
11/25 Paris, FRA – Trabendo
11/26 Vosselaar, BEL – Biebob
11/28 Reze, FRA – Barakason
11/29 Lyon, FRA – CCO Villeurbanne
11/30 Brescia, ITA – Circolo Colony
12/01 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
12/02 Frankfurt, GER – Das Bett
12/03 Prague, CZE – Chelmnice
12/16 Moscow, RUS – Volta
12/17 St. Petersburg, RUS – Club Val

Enslaved Recording New Album

Enslaved have revealed that they have officially started recording their new album. The effort is being recorded at Duper & Solslottet Studios in Bergen, Norway and Jens Bogren has been recruited for the mixing/mastering process.

Ivar Bjørnson said the following:

“It is absolutely fantastic to be in the studio with these new songs. So many doors were opened with ‘In Times’ and the times (sic) that followed; for us as a band, for me as a composer and I guess for us all on a personal level. I have never worked this hard to put together music for an album before, and that intensity continues into the studio where everybody is giving their everything, every hour of every day.

We are a tighter unit than ever before, which is obvious sonically. The concept conjured by myself and old war-brother Grutle is the strongest we have worked with. Finally, I am proud that we have taken more risks than ever before, and one in particular – and it is yielding awesome results. What does that mean? Stay tuned to find out!”