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 Premiere “The Crossing” Live Video

Enslaved have premiered a new live video for their song “The Crossing.“ The clip was filmed during a 2020 virtual show at USF Verftet in Bergen, Norway.

Grutle Kjellson commented:

“The online performance of ‘Below The Lights‘ was indeed a trip. There has been a huge demand for us to perform that album for some years now. Ironically, because there was very little buzz around it in the days of its initial release back in 2003. I guess we fell into the good ol’ pit in-between the chairs back then, and we got pretty puzzled when people started to shout out for those songs 10 years later!

Anyway, we are psyched and proud to present to you a special performance of the whole album, also including a sixth member, Inge Rypdal! Rypdal is a long time friend of the band and has been collaborating with Enslaved on several occasions over the years, including a stunning performance on the recordings of ‘Below The Lights‘, adding a beautiful contribution on ‘A Darker Place‘.

Here’s a little sneak peak! Enjoy ‘The Crossing‘ and have a heavy weekend.”

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!”

Enslaved Postpone European/UK Tour With Intronaut, Obsidian Kingdom, & Crown To 2022

Enslaved have postponed their European/UK tour with Intronaut, Obsidian Kingdom, and Crown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled for 2022.

Tour Dates:

02/13 Berlin, GER – Hole44
02/14 Utrecht, NET – De Helling
02/16 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
02/17 Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand
02/18 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
02/19 London, UK – 229
02/21 Paris, FRA – La Machine
02/22 Toulouse, FRA – Le Metronum
02/23 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
02/24 Barcelona, SPA – Boveda
02/25 Lyon, FRA – CCO Villeurbanne
02/26 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
02/28 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle
03/01 Stuttgart, GER – Wizemann
03/02 Cologne, GER – Luxor
03/03 Frankfurt, GER – Das Bett
03/04 Hamburg, GER – Uebel & Gefahrlich
03/05 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser

Enslaved commented:

“Well, here we are again. We do not have to tell you it is (way) out of our hands, but it does not help the fact that we so badly wanted to go out there and play for you NOW! We will continue to keep up the temperature here in our camp – we will continue to work hard, create, prepare and keep the lines of communication open with all of you, our dear friends – your continued feedback and support has kept going through all of this, and this is certainly no time to stop! Purchased tickets remain valid. For further information, you can contact your ticket office.”

Enslaved Are The Focus Of A 12-Part Documentary Series On Norwegian TV

Enslaved are the focus of a new 12-part documentary series titled “Heimvegen.” The show has been airing every Saturday on TV Haugaland in Norway and on YouTube. The first five episodes can be found below with English subtitles. Grutle Kjellson commented:

“Doing the documentary for TV Haugaland has turned out to be one of the biggest, positive surprises in our career. It pretty much came out of the blue as well; we were asked early in the summer of 2020, and we were, like, ‘Oh okay, a local tv network wants to have a little chat. Why not?’ That it has ended up as a 12-part documentary was far beyond all of us involved could imagine, and such a great surprise. Director Dag Olav Husås has really outdone a hell of lot of productions made by a lot bigger networks around the globe, in my opinion. He has somehow made us re-discover ourselves, our roots, and going down this memory lane had been an utter pleasure. I hope not just our fans, but also new acquaintances will appreciate watching this as much as we did making it.”

Enslaved Announce Spring 2021 European/UK Tour With Intronaut, Obsidian Kingdom, & Crown

If the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t derail their plans, Enslaved will be heading out on a European/UK tour with Intronaut, Obsidian Kingdom, and Crown in spring 2021. The band will be touring in support of their latest album “Utgard.”

Tour Dates:

05/09 Berlin, GER – Hole44
05/10 Utrecht, NET – De Helling
05/11 Lille, FRA – Maison Folie Beaulieu
05/12 Birmingham, UK – 02 Institute 2
05/13 Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand
05/14 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
05/15 London, UK – 229
05/16 Paris, FRA – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
05/18 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
05/19 Barcelona, SPA – Boveda
05/20 Lyon, FRA – CCO
05/21 Aarau, SWI – KiFF
05/22 Vienna, AUT – Metal Meeting
05/24 Munich, GER – Backstage
05/25 Stuttgart, GER – Wizemann
05/26 Cologne, GER – Luxor
05/27 Frankfurt, GER – Das Bett
05/28 Hamburg, GER – Uebel & Gefährlich
05/29 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser

Enslaved commented:

“We are aware of the uncertainty surrounding any activities being planned for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, incurable optimism and a pragmatic outlook is in our nature. This has guided us in making plans for May 2021; plans for a tour that will finally bring the ‘Utgard‘-live concept outside of Norway. Expect to see an Enslaved-show unlike anything you have seen before!!!

Tickets will go on sale this Friday October 16th. We cannot wait to hit the road with class acts such as Intronaut, Obsidian Kingdom and CROWN.

And yes… in case we cannot bring ‘Utgard‘ to the stage May 2021 – we already have a backup solution for early 2022 (Peter Griffin-style sigh). Any purchased tickets will of course remain valid!

We will observe the situation closely and keep you updated. We have high hopes that ‘Utgard‘ can be presented to the world, live on stage by May 2021. This is who we are.

Of course, the health of everyone involved is our number one priority, and we will never compromise on that. Stay safe!
See you in the Flesh!

– Enslaved“

Enslaved Announce Virtual “Utgard” Album Release Show

Enslaved will be celebrating the release of their new album “Utgard” (out October 2) with a virtual show on October 1 at 11:00am PDT/02:00pm EDT. The band will be performing several tracks from the record during the event, which will stream live on YouTube.

Enslaved Premiere “Urjotun” Music Video

Enslaved have premiered a new video for their new song “Urjotun.” This track is from the band’s new album “Utgard,“ which will be released on October 2.

Grutle Kjellson commented:

“The lyrical idea for ‘Urjotun‘ had been spinning around in the chaos in the back of my head for quite a while, when Ivar sent me the riff-demo last autumn. I knew instantly that this was it, the very soundtrack of the rise of the primeval giant, the Urjotun! Our mutual love and fascination for that early krautrock scene and for bands like Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk, finally fully ascended in an Enslaved song, almost 30 years after we picked up those legendary kraut-albums.

It’s funny, that in Germany they referred to this kind of music as “Kosmische Musik”, cosmic music! And, that is exactly what this song is about; cosmic chaos. On top of this, director David Hall, made a perfect projection and visualization of our troubled minds.”

Enslaved Premiere “Jettegryta” Music Video

Enslaved have premiered a new video for their new song “Jettegryta.” This track is from the band’s new album “Utgard,“ which will be released on October 2.

Grutle Kjellson commented:

“Iceland was the perfect place to shoot the video for ‘Jettegryta‘. Jettegryta translates to Giant´s Cauldron and refers to a phenomenon in nature, where rivers/running water – over a long period – create an often cylindrical hole in solid rock. In ancient Norse folklore, the Jette/Jotun (giants) made these cauldrons to cook in.

Although these particular nature phenomena don’t exist on the volcanic island of Iceland, there are plenty of other places on this magical island that could lead to the dwelling of the giants! When Norse settlers came to Iceland in the 8th and 9th century, the fumes and fog from the hot streams and the volcanos clearly told them that this island was inhabited by elves, dwarves and giants!

This reminded them of the stories of Utgard. To them, Iceland was on the doorsteps of Utgard, the outer borders of the world of men; a gateway. The lyrics of the song deal with entering such a mythological and esoteric place; deep within your own mind and imagination, a gateway into the dreams, the unconscious and the realm of chaos. We have tried to transform these words into this clip, and maybe you can feel a glimpse of what those early Icelanders felt when they first entered this realm!”