Enslaved To Perform “Frost” In Full At 2018 Beyond The Gates Festival

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, & Khemmis Set For 2018 Decibel Magazine Tour

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.

Tour Dates:

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 Premiere “The River’s Mouth” Video

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 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.”