Enslaved Premiere “Kingdom” Music Video

Enslaved have premiered a new video for their new song “Kingdom.” Ivar Bjørnson commented:

“‘Kingdom‘ – a tribute to the endurance of ideas and the people that carry them forward through hardship and fatigue, for the benefit of us all. Musically, it is a tribute to the Riff and the Rite: to the Teutonic Thrash kings, to Space Rock, to the Ambient pioneers of the 70s. With this we ask you to join us on this coming trek. Thanks for listening!”

Enslaved Premiere “Bounded By Allegiance” Live Video

Enslaved have premiered a new live video for their song “Bounded By Allegiance.” The footage is taken from the band’s “Otherworldly Big Band Experience” livestream show with Shaman Elephant. Vocalist Grutle Kjellson commented:

“So here’s a little memory from last year’s musical endeavor. Our ‘Big Band’ collaboration with Shaman Elephant was such a trip! It felt like, and indeed it was, an avalanche of locked up energy just bursting out. The streamed concert plus a small tour in Norway was pretty much the only shows we did in 2021, so the energy level was pretty much turned to 11, on all of us. All nine of us! ‘Bounded By Allegiance‘ was one of the first songs we thought would fit being dressed for a nine man outfit, with its natural percussive nature. We hope we were right, enjoy!”

Enslaved Cancel European/UK Tour With Intronaut, Obsidian Kingdom, & Crown

Enslaved have cancelled their upcoming European/UK tour with Intronaut, Obsidian Kingdom and Crown. The trek was unable to move forward due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Enslaved commented:

“What many of you, and we ourselves, have feared – is now a reality. Due to the ongoing pandemic situation and Covid restrictions across the European continent, we are unfortunately forced to cancel our upcoming Utgard Tour with our friends in Intronaut, Obsidian Kingdom and Crown.

We have sadly come to the point where we have exhausted all options to make it work. All tickets can be refunded at your point of purchase. We are of course working hard to find an alternative period to come back – so we can finally play some new songs for you all at the festivals we are part of this year! It has been too long! We can already promise you set lists made up of new and old, familiar and perhaps not so familiar songs. Like you have seen throughout this period; Enslaved is ever forging forward! Stay tuned and hopefully see you this summer!”

Enslaved Announce “The Otherworldly Big Band Experience” Virtual Concert

Enslaved have announced a special virtual concert, which they are calling “The Otherworldly Big Band Experience.” The event will stream on December 21 and tickets for it can be purchased HERE.

Ivar Bjørnson commented:

“Soon, the sun will turn – once again marking the transition from one year to another and the onset of brighter days ahead. We are many who wish to see this coming Winter Solstice mark a lasting turning away from dark days behind us. We have kept it up all along; virtual tours, rehearsing, writing, and releasing an album and an EP. You heard us when we said, ‘this will not stop us!’ – the Enslaved Community has grown stronger through the crisis. Now we will close this cycle with a grandiose virtual concert, and hope for you to join us from all over the world.

‘The Otherworldly Big Band Experience‘ is about wanting to show even more of what Enslaved is: Enslaved is also an idea. It is a live band that is teeth-grittingly metal, has rock’n’roll in its DNA, while maintaining and expanding on its position as a groundbreaking progressive metal act. All while exploring the boundaries of Norse Mythology and Rune-lore, Psychology and History.

We have recruited both an extension to the line-up with the young and talented Bergen prog rock band, Shaman Elephant. We have worked together with some of the most talented moviemakers and visual wizards around – also young and from Bergen: Kolibri Media. Add the Enslaved live crew to the mix and you have got magic, no less.

We have aspired to create a concert film that reflects this expanded representation of Enslaved and cannot wait to show you all. It is bigger than any project we have done before, and it is unlike anything else you have seen in this kind of music. You will see and hear songs that have never been performed before. Songs you might have heard will sound and look like you haven’t seen and heard before. There is new material, and material as old as the band. One constant binds it all together: it is Enslaved.”

Enslaved Premiere “Ruun II – The Epitaph” Music Video

Enslaved have premiered a new video for their new song “Ruun II – The Epitaph.” This track is from the band’s new EP “Caravans To The Outer Worlds,“ which was released today October 1).

Enslaved To Release New EP “Caravans To The Outer Worlds” In October, Premiere Video For The Title Track

Enslaved will be releasing a new EP titled “Caravans To The Outer Worlds” on October 1. According to a press release, the effort “is a tale of departure, of leaving behind a barren and desolate world, travelling boldly into the future.” Ivar Bjørnson also added:

“This is the story that wanted to be told, and this is music that demanded to be heard. Who are we to question that? After ‘Utgard’, the path ahead cleared itself — and we followed; past, present and future melted together in an EP that marks one giant leap for us. Into…”

You can find a video for the title track below. Here’s the full track listing:

01. “Caravans To The Outer Worlds”
02. “Intermezzo I: Lonnlig. Gudlig.”
03. “Ruun II – The Epitaph”
04. “Intermezzo II: The Navigator”

Enslaved Premiere “Homebound” Live Video

Enslaved have premiered a new live video for their song “Homebound.“ The clip was filmed during the band’s “Utgard – The Journey Within” virtual concert. That performance and three other sets from the group’s 2020 virtual tour, “The Rise Of Ymir” (‘Verftet Online Festival‘ 2020), “Chronicles Of The Northbound” (Cinematic Tour 2020), and “Below The Lights” (Cinematic Tour 2020), were officially released as live albums/films today (June 25).

Enslaved Premiere “Sacred Horse” Live Video

Enslaved have premiered a new live video for their song “Sacred Horse.“ The clip was filmed during the band’s “The Rise Of Ymir (Verftet Online Festival 2020)” virtual set.

Grutle Kjellson commented:

“‘Sacred Horse‘ is probably one of our proudest moments in our now three-decade long career, and that song pretty much sums up what Enslaved is all about; energy. A very aggressive song, yet also dynamic and mellow. Besides, it’s always a delightful experience to perform it on stage and to see how our audience absorbs it and enjoys it.

We’ve even seen people crying at the front row while playing this song, and of course beholding our fans unleashing such emotions, really lifts the whole experience to a pretty much divine level! Obviously, performing it without an audience at an online show wasn’t an easy task, but the memories of our previous endeavors playing it alongside our fans, got us through. Thanks for watching!”

As previously reported, Enslaved will be releasing four new live sets from their 2020 virtual tour on June 25. Those live albums/films include: “The Rise Of Ymir” (‘Verftet Online Festival‘ 2020), “Chronicles Of The Northbound” (Cinematic Tour 2020), “Below The Lights” (Cinematic Tour 2020), and “Utgard – The Journey Within” (Cinematic Tour 2020).

Enslaved Premiere “Fenris” Live Video

Enslaved have premiered a new live video for their song “Fenris.“ The clip was filmed during the band’s “Chronicles Of The Northbound (Cinematic Tour 2020)” virtual set.

Grutle Kjellson commented:

“‘Fenris‘ was perhaps the first song we wrote that got a massive encore demand, and before we actually had a lot of songs to pick from, we even played it twice during a set… haha. So, since all the songs on the ‘Chronicles of the Northbound‘ set was handpicked and voted for by our fans, it wasn’t a big shock that the grand old wolf was among the chosen ones.

‘Fenris‘ has been present on many of our setlists for pretty close to 30 years now, and it is still a great song for both ourselves to perform and for the audience to absorb. It’s a very energetic song, and its lyrical concept deals with letting the energy flow naturally without trying to enslave (bish!) it. The consequences can be fatal if you keep the wolf in captivity for too long. Let loose your inner wolf, the inevitable tide, and enjoy!”

As previously reported, Enslaved will be releasing four new live sets from their 2020 virtual tour on June 25. Those live albums/films include: “The Rise Of Ymir” (‘Verftet Online Festival‘ 2020), “Chronicles Of The Northbound” (Cinematic Tour 2020), “Below The Lights” (Cinematic Tour 2020), and “Utgard – The Journey Within” (Cinematic Tour 2020).

Enslaved Announce Four New Live Releases

Enslaved have announced four new live releases featuring shows from their 2020 virtual tour. The following sets will be available as live albums/films on June 25: “The Rise Of Ymir” (‘Verftet Online Festival‘ 2020), “Chronicles Of The Northbound” (Cinematic Tour 2020), “Below The Lights” (Cinematic Tour 2020), and “Utgard – The Journey Within” (Cinematic Tour 2020). Ivar Bjørnson commented:

“We are so stoked about how these Cinematic Tour releases turned out; the sound is great and the packaging is beautiful and unique like the shows themselves. The crown jewel for old vinyl collectors like ourselves has got to be the wooden box – handmade, numbered and named individually. That is simply… metal!”