Enslaved Post “Homebound” Video; 7″ out June 26

Posted in Bootleg Theater on May 28th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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I hear good things about the new  essay contests 2013 for adults Anton Hofreiter Dissertation Uk Reviews english thesis statement examples phd thesis on gender discrimination Enslaved record, but I haven’t actually heard the album yet. But going from the first single to come from the record — “Homebound,” for which you can see the video below and which will receive a limited 7″ pressing from We offer all of the help that you need to page so that it is original and perfectly written ready for use. Nuclear Blast with a Our Write my Paper for me Free Service Allow you to get a FREE preview of your. http://www.zacapaonline.com/?pay-for-dissertation-phd! Do my homework for me please. We at TNT cover as the B-side, because Get help with all the cheap papers for colleges from experienced writers at UKWritings. Find out all the important information about it from the support team. Enslaved like beer — it would appear they’ve got themselves a lead singer in drummer We are the Essay For Scholarship Applications Needs UK, USA. Students can buy custom admission essays from us and we have expert application essay writers Iver Sandøy. Of course, founding bassist/vocalist Feel free to contact us now and https://wenxiaow.com/3446.html right now! 100% Plagiarism-Free Only Reliable Recent References Best Price Grutle Kjellson will always be the band’s frontman, and his rasp is one of the band’s hallmarks, but where on 2017’s writing application for a job Buy A Phd Online essay writing 12 page master thesis in supply chain logistics E (review here), it was then-new keyboardist The Fastest Online http://ekovalevsky.com/?photography-assignments-for-high-school-students. Trusted By 3000+ Corporate Clients. Start in 30min. 12 hours delivery. From 29 $/hr. Håkon Vinje handling the clean vocals, it would seem that now We will help you with Essay writing, s, Write my essay for me, and Argumentative essay, Essay, go now! Vinje and Buy A College Application Essay Dissertation Conclusion Examples College A. Hugh Gallagher won first prize World Best Essay Writers in the humor category of the 1990 Sandøy will share the responsibility.

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To that end, the quote from the band under the video below, which comes courtesy of the PR wire, is the first time I’ve seen Enslaved acknowledge progressive Norwegian countrymen Motorpsycho as a direct influence pushing them into broader sonic territory. Doesn’t mean it’s never happened before — can’t say I spend my days reading interviews or anything — but it’s a first for my eyes at least. References to the likes of Led Zeppelin and Kreator et al don’t go unnoticed either.

And the song? Despite the new dynamic edge that Sandøy brings particularly later in the track as it builds toward its apex, it’s very much in latter-day Enslaved‘s wheelhouse of progressive blackened metal, with a cleaner hook offset by screams and a galloping central progression that is given visual accompaniment in the video by flying birds — also a returning theme — and various other symbols drawn from Norse mythology. Knowing the band’s past work, I wouldn’t expect it “Homebound” to speak for the entirety of Utgard, but neither are they picking their singles by happenstance. “Homebound” bodes well for the album to come.

Enjoy:

Enslaved, “Homebound” official video

Norway’s avant-garde metal heroes ENSLAVED release their new single “Homebound” from the upcoming record “Utgard,” that will be released in fall 2020.

Get the new single here: http://nblast.de/EnslavedHomeboundPre

ENSLAVED will be releasing the new single on a Limited Edition 7″ vinyl format, limited to 500 pieces. The single will be out on June 26th and can be pre-ordered here:
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The tracklist reads as follows:
1. Homebound [A-side]
2. Knights Of The Thunder (TNT Cover) [B-side]

The B-side of the “Homebound” Vinyl is an exclusive to this format.

The band states:
“‘Homebound’ is about the greatest reward of exploring and traveling into unknown territory – to “go viking” if you will, turning Homebound at the end of the journey. It is a song that takes Enslaved on a musical journey that is as much an homage to those who dared so we could play our very own style of music: from nurturing blackened roots to nodding at zeppelins in the sky, beholding teutonic thrash titans and watching speeding motorpsychos take off into the futures.”

The band recently revealed new details about the upcoming record – propelling the listener deep into their world, the musicians explain:

“‘Utgard’ bears countless meanings to us; an image, metaphor, an esoteric ‘location’, a word on its own etc. – on different levels and layers. From Norse mythology we know it as a landscape where the giants roam; where the gods of Asgard have no control; dangerous, chaotic, uncontrollable and where madness, creativeness, humour and chaos dwell.

The album is a journey into and through ‘Utgard.’ It is a place of unification of that which is above and that which lies below. It is not about avoiding fear of the pitch-black darkness (it will keep on growing until the next confrontation), but to go into the darkness itself. This is the rebirth of the individual. In a world that has become so obsessed with the false lights of greed, jealousy and egotism this is a necessary journey.

‘Utgard’ is not a fairytale, it is a vital part of both your mind and your surroundings, and it has been since the dawn of mankind. Acknowledging that this realm exists and is a vital part of the self, has inspired us deeply since the early days of our lives. Enjoy our journey to the outer limits.”

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Days of Rona: Leif Herland of Bismarck

Posted in Features on May 22nd, 2020 by JJ Koczan

The ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the varied responses of publics and governments worldwide, and the disruption to lives and livelihoods has reached a scale that is unprecedented. Whatever the month or the month after or the future itself brings, more than one generation will bear the mark of having lived through this time, and art, artists, and those who provide the support system to help uphold them have all been affected.

In continuing the Days of Rona feature, it remains pivotal to give a varied human perspective on these events and these responses. It is important to remind ourselves that whether someone is devastated or untouched, sick or well, we are all thinking, feeling people with lives we want to live again, whatever renewed shape they might take from this point onward. We all have to embrace a new normal. What will that be and how will we get there?

Thanks to all who participate. To read all the Days of Rona coverage, click here. — JJ Koczan

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Days of Rona: Leif Herland of Bismarck (Bergen, Norway)

How are you dealing with this crisis as a band? Have you had to rework plans at all? How is everyone’s health so far?

Well, it’s a challenge to release an album right now, that’s for sure. Not being able to play live is weird, and we’ve moved and cancelled all planned shows. Everyone in the band is in good health, and none of us have caught the virus yet.

What are the quarantine/isolation rules where you are?

In Norway it has been quite strict. Now the country is opening up slowly. Bars, restaurants and shops are opening with restrictions. Events are now allowed with up to 50 people as long as they respect the one-meter rule. If you’ve been out of the country and returning you have to be in quarantine for 10 days.

How have you seen the virus affecting the community around you and in music?

People are keeping their distance to each other. The culture business is suffering. Musicians, technicians, event companies and so on are having a hard time surviving due to the restrictions. A lot of people are temporarily laid off too.

What is the one thing you want people to know about your situation, either as a band, or personally, or anything?

We’re healthy, we just released our sophomore album Oneiromancer, and it has been very well received! We’re meeting up and we’re rehearsing, and when things are turning back to normal we’re ready to get on the road and play shows for you! Stay safe and stay doom!

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Kryptograf to Release Self-Titled Debut June 12

Posted in Whathaveyou on May 12th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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Norwegian classic heavy rock newcomers Kryptograf have set a June 12 release date for their self-titled debut full-length on Apollon Records. If you know anything about me at all, aside from the fact that there’s an actual human being on the other side of the keyboard putting all these posts together, I hope it’s that finding new music and being exposed to stuff I haven’t heard before is my favorite thing. Of course, there are plenty older records that are treasure to me, but nothing beats hearing something cool for the first time.

To that end, Kryptograf‘s self-titled came down the PR wire this morning with the following info included. It runs an easily-consumed eight tracks and 38 minutes and reminds at times of early Kadavar on a song like “Omen,” but promptly gets proggier and spacier in “Seven” and saves a bit more of that vibe for the acoustic and harmonized “Ocean” later on. It’s a cool vibe throughout, whether it’s the beeps and bloops at the outset of “Crimson Horizon” or a fuzzy swing-rocker like “New Colossus,” and it’s just a band I’d never heard before who I dug and wanted to share with you. What the hell is better than that?

The single they have on Spotify, “The Veil,” opens the record, and you can hear that below. The PR wire didn’t have a ton to say about it, but it at least covers the basics:

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Kryptograf – Kryptograf – Apollon Records

Release: 12 June 2020

Inspired by the heavy sound of the late 60’s, the four old souls in Kryptograf will hex you with their collective vocals, destructive riffs and inventive songwriting.

After two singles, The Veil and Crimson Horizon, the debut album from this very exciting new act from Bergen, Norway, has finally arrived.

1. THE VEIL 3:17
2. OMEN 6:02
3. SEVEN 9:20
4. CRIMSON HORIZON 5:58
5. SLEEPER 4:48
6. OCEAN 2:40
7. NEW COLOSSUS 4:53
8. INFINITE 1:32

Line-up:
Vegard Strand – Guitar / Vocals
Odd Erlend Mikkelsen – Guitar / Vocals
Eirik Arntsen – Drums / Vocals
Eivind Standal Moen – Bass

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Enslaved to Release Utgard This Fall; Single Coming May 22

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 31st, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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There’s a new Enslaved album. It’s called Utgard. It’ll be out this Fall. It’ll probably be brilliant. There’s a single. It’s coming out May 22. It’s not out yet. No. Not yet. Not today. Today’s not May 22. Unless it is. Then it’s out. In that case, I take it all back.

That’s pretty much the news though. After saying they were going to record an album and recording an album, they have recorded an they are releasing an album. Oh yeah, it has a cover. It’s kind of Mordor-esque, but also pretty great. It’s by Truls Espedal, who at this point is basically a member of the band and should probably be considered as such. Doing nine out of their now-15 record covers isn’t nothing. It’s more albums than at least 40 percent of the band have appeared on, for example.

Enslaved are doing the streaming-gig thing on April 1 as part of a big Norwegian brewhaha. That’s cool. I’ve yet to ever watch them play and regret it, in-person or otherwise.

Here’s the album info they’re giving out thus far:

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ENSLAVED ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, “UTGARD,” TO BE RELEASED THIS FALL

BAND REVEALS ARTWORK & ANNOUNCES ONLINE SHOW

Norway’s avantgarde metal heroes ENSLAVED reached out to their fans yesterday, to present them the cover artwork for their upcoming album “Utgard”:

ENSLAVED’s official statement:
“Due to the current situation, we took the decision together with our label Nuclear Blast to postpone the release of ‘Utgard’ to the fall. Therefore, as you can imagine, the whole schedule had to be adjusted quickly! We understand that seeing a video teaser followed by nothing has been confusing. As of today, we can announce that our first single and video will be released on May 22nd, and we can’t wait to share this new music with you all! We are sure you understand that this is for the best.

In the meantime, we’d like to tell you a little more about the ‘Utgard’ cover artwork! This is the 9th consecutive album cover artwork done by Truls Espedal – and like the album itself it is definitely on the wavelength of the long-distance pulse from the Enslaved generator. It is a piece of art that mirrors a massive concept and a band that is also more lyrically and philosophically inspired than ever before. That Truls is a master of his art is established a long time ago, but he has truly outdone himself on this interpretation of our Utgard. Just looking at how the colors and techniques are used to create the depth and grandiosity of the horizon. The perfect travelling companion into these uncharted territories.”

Furthermore, the band announces today to headline the Verftet online music festival in USF, Bergen, on April 1st.
The online event will be streamed via www.bt.no and www.youtube.com.

The band states:
“When the old Bergen ring-fox Mikal Telle asked us to join his and local venue USF’s fantastic initiative that is this festival, we pretty much said “yes and thanks for asking!” before he could finish the sentence. Of course we are itching in our fingers to play now that the world of live music is on halt, but we also saw a chance to get our live music out there to all the fantastic fans out there – the studio recordings is of course a pillar in what Enslaved is, but without the other pillar of playing high-energy shows and creating musical magick together with our magnificent audience – things get out of balance. Now we will have a chance to restore that balance for a virtual time with all of you – and time is time no matter what matter it moves through, right? See you in the ether!”

Enslaved is:
Ivar Bjørnson – guitar
Grutle Kjellson – vocals/bass
Ice Dale – guitar
Håkon Vinje – keys/vocals
Iver Sandøy – drums

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Slomosa Post New Single “There is Nothing New Under the Sun”

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 2nd, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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Based in Bergen on the Western Coast of Norway, the relative newcomer four-piece Slomosa will issue their debut long-player sometime later this year through Apollon Records. Info is scarce in terms of things like when it was recorded, how, by whom, how many songs will be on it or when it’s coming out, but there are two songs streaming — the prior single “Horses” and the newer single “There is Nothing New Under the Sun” — and I dig both. “There is Nothing New Under the Sun” is mega-catchy in an earlier Queens of the Stone Age vein, while “Horses” reminds a bit of The Sword, but maybe that’s splitting hairs because the underlying point here is they’ve got hooks and that’s a damn good place for a new band to start.

They call the style “tundra rock” — a desert with ice, you know — and for that alone, never mind the chorus of “Horses,” they remind me a bit of Washington’s Lords of the North, but that seems more the result of a common influence from the aforementioned The Sword than anything else. Either way, as I said, two tracks out there and I dig it.

You can hear both songs below. “There is Nothing New Under the Sun” and “Horses” are both also up on Spotify, but those embeds look like crap and I’d rather see YouTube players than two of those, so here we go:

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Tundra Rock Is Still Alive! Desert Rockers SLOMOSA Share New Single There is Nothing New Under the Sun!

Debut Album later this year.

Not much is known yet of Bergen, Norway’s new shooting stars of huge rock Slomosa, except they are four relatively soft men who play tough and heavy desert rock. But they call it Tundra Rock up there…

Today Slomosa are back with their second single There is Nothing New Under the Sun, and it’s no less heavy than their first single Horses!

The yet untitled debut Album is coming in early 2020 on Apollon Records of Bergen, Norway. Stay tuned.

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Enslaved Begin Recording 15th Album for 2020 Release

Posted in Whathaveyou on December 5th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

What’s funny about this is that whenever a press release like this one comes in, the impulse is to picture the band at that very moment recording the album. Like they’re all huddled over the board listening to the drums or basslines to make sure everything’s where it should be, and so on. “Enter studio” can mean a lot of things. Maybe they walked in that day, set up and walked out again. Maybe they’re in there for three days and out and that’s all the time they have. Maybe some are there and some aren’t. I don’t know. It’s a whole spectrum of possibilities. For example, I seem to recall last time the PR wire told me Enslaved were in the studio — beginning the process for what became 2017’s excellent E (review here), I had just hours before seen bassist/vocalist Grutle Kjellson walking around Roadburn in the Netherlands, which, if you know anything about geography, is not at all Norway.

However — and it’s a big however, which is why I put it in italics — “enter studio” does at least mean that work has begun on the next Enslaved album, and whoever has shown up to get things started and however productive their first day or days might be, that’s a step in the right direction. I don’t know how many steps that means between now and release day — April, maybe? — but steps just the same. I’ll take it for now.

2020 is looking pretty sharp already.

Dig:

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ENSLAVED ENTER STUDIO TO RECORD NEW ALBUM

Norwegian metal avant-gardists ENSLAVED have some big news for their fans: the band have just entered the studio and are currently working on new material for their upcoming album. This new gem will be released once again via Nuclear Blast Records and has a tentative release date of May 2020.

Band founding member and guitarist Ivar Bjørnson stated about the recordings:

“The days are growing darker in the Northern hemisphere – and Bergen is covered in a blanket of frost. This sets the scene as we have entered the studio to record the new Enslaved album. Since our last album, we have a “new” drummer – in quotation marks, since he has been with us behind the scenes for more than a decade. Together with me (Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson) he constitutes the production team on this new album – and as before we will record in Bergen in Duper Studio and next door at Iver’s Solslottet Studio. Before crossing the mountains eastwards to Örebro into Fascination Street where Jens Bogren will handle the mix.

The new material I feel is very powerful. The ENSLAVED signature is there, but there is a wild drive and a level of energy that makes me extremely excited. All five members have poured their dedication and souls into the preparations, and there are new sides to the band shown that will elevate this album. “

Just weeks ago, ENSLAVED renewed the bond with Nuclear Blast and re-signed to the label. With that, a successful collaboration lasting for more or less ten years continues. A collaboration that two years ago produced the universally lauded album E, in which the progressive metal masters once again reinvented themselves and brought ENSLAVED to a new level.

ENSLAVED also recently released a stunning new music video for their interpretation of ‘What Else Is There’ by Norwegian electropop band RÖYSKOPP. The song is featured as a bonus track on the digital version of their latest album, E.

ENSLAVED live 2020:
20.03. NL Eindhoven – Prognosis Festival
25. – 27.06. N Ekeberg – Tons of Rock
11. – 12.07. USA Moran, WY – Fire In The Mountains Festival
7. – 9.08. B Kortrijk – Alcatraz Festival

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Ivar Bjørnson – guitar
Grutle Kjellson – vocals/bass
Ice Dale – guitar
Håkon Vinje – keys/vocals
Iver Sandøy – drums

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Enslaved to Headline Fire in the Mountains MMXX in July; Ivar Bjørnson Curating

Posted in Whathaveyou on November 27th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

Ivar Bjørnson curating, you say? Sooner or later, it seems like the Enslaved guitarist is just going to have to get his own festival going, but in the meantime, he’ll helm Fire in the Mountains MMXX next July as he’s done for Roadburn in the past, with Enslaved headlining the event as well off in the Grand Tetons in Wyoming, which, if you’ve ever seen videos or photos from it looks like an absolutely astonishing. I’ve only been through Wyoming once in my life, but it’s seriously some of the most beautiful landscape I’ve ever seen, so yeah, I’d watch Enslaved there. Seems only fitting. Those guys should play on mountains pretty much exclusively.

“Oh, you have a stage? That’s cute. Is it on a mountain? No? Ah, sorry, can’t do the show. Check the rider. Mountains only.”

And so on.

Enslaved are newly re-signed to Nuclear Blast for their next record — maybe a release around July to coincide with this fest? nah, too convenient — and they’ve got a new video that you can see below.

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ENSLAVED TO HEADLINE “FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS” FESTIVAL 2020

*IVAR BJORNSON ANNOUNCED AS FIRST GUEST CURATOR EVER*

ENSLAVED and “Fires In The Mountains” festival announce an unique collaboration for 2020: The band is not only announced for the first band playing the “Fires In The Mountains” festival next year. Guitarist Ivar Bjornson will also be the first guest curator ever organizing elements of the festival as a whole. The“Fire In The Mountains” festival takes place before the Grand Tetons at Heart Six Ranch in Moran, Wyoming on 11th and 12th July.

The festival about this collaboration:
“Few bands reflect the incredible music legacy that Enslaved has built over the last three decades, as a band that is constantly reinventing itself and exploring new heights and territories for its music, while always maintaining a steadfast sense of identity and integrity. Their music and the forward thinking ethic and honesty of the people behind it have always been a huge influence on us as founders of this event, and thus we are honored to have them as a headliner for 2020. The audience will be in for quite a unique treat to witness the Nordic metal lords performing this special set below the stars, surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains, and we are as well.”

Ivar Bjornson states:
“Our Northern hearts rejoice as we are part of this announcement for Fire in the Mountains 2020! To come to these beautiful parts of good ol’ Vinland and headline an outdoor festival is nothing short of a dream come through. We will present a very special show and cannot wait to share this weekend with the other artists, audience and the hard working folks behind the festival! To the mountains!”

Alongside with this exclusive experience, Ivar Bjornson as a guest curator will present a feature showcase of the event, titled “On Wings Over Utgard” what already promises to become a memorable event. This feature presentation will consist of a handful of musical acts handpicked by Ivar, as well as several other elements of the festival that will be revealed over time.

Ivar Bjornson adds: “It is a massive honor to be asked to be the first guest curator for the Fire in the Mountain festival. I have decided to name my curator showcase “On Wings Over Utgard”; inspired by the thematic from the coming ENSLAVED album. Modern man is a being that has forgotten how chaos, darkness and decay are as important and beautiful parts of existence as all the bliss, youth and light we over-feed ourselves in the (dis-)Information Age. What better scenic metaphor to realize this part of the overall vision than at Fire in the Mountains; surrounded by wild, chaotic nature. Where life is how it was meant to be; uncontrolled, balanced and unified. I cannot wait to start showing you all the artists I am inviting to sonically and lyrically illustrate all this! Thank you Shane and festival team for giving me this opportunity.”

ENSLAVED released their studio album “E.” in October 2017. Recently, the band from Norway unleashed a music video for their cover version of RÖYKSOPP’s “What Else Is There”, featured as bonus track on the digital version of “E.”.

Enslaved is:
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Grutle Kjellson – vocals/bass
Ice Dale – guitar
Håkon Vinje – keys/vocals
Iver Sandøy – drums

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Enslaved Post “What Else is There” Video; Re-Sign with Nuclear Blast

Posted in Bootleg Theater on November 15th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

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If you were Norwegian progressive black metallers Enslaved, why wouldn’t you re-up your deal with Nuclear Blast? And if you were the label, why wouldn’t you re-sign the band? It’s a pairing that’s worked for both sides, with the long-running Bergen outfit expanding their reach and influence across the globe while giving the imprint another act to hang its hat on and say, “fuck yes we put that stuff out.” Enslaved just finished a two-year touring cycle for their more-or-less-brilliant 14th album, E (review here).

That was their third long-player for Nuclear Blast behind 2015’s In Times (review here) and 2012’s Riitiir (review here) — they signed after issuing 2010’s Axioma Ethica Odini (review here) on Indie Recordings and in the meantime have established their own label, By Norse Music, which has stood behind reissues of their own work as well as the 2017 live album, Roadburn Live (review here) — and even as recent years have found bassist/vocalist Grutle Kjellson and guitarists Ivar Bjørnson and Arve “Ice Dale” Isdal recruiting new drummer Iver Sandøy and, crucially, keyboardist/clean-vocalist Håkon Vinje, their relentless sonic pursuit has pushed forward unabated. Plus, as evidenced by the two years they’ve just spent on the road, they tour like bastards.

Again, if you’re the label, they’re very much a band you want to continue working with.

It’s Vinje‘s vocals that are highlighted in the cover of Tromsø electro-duo Röyksopp “What Else is There” that was included as a bonus track on the limited edition of E, the band flirting with pop and new wave before blindsiding it with a bit of good old fashioned rippery. It’s a fun cut and worth highlighting, and while the video invokes Bergman and a looming sense of disaster, it’s not quite as dramatic as “The River’s Mouth” (posted here) from the album itself, which I suppose is fine too. Enslaved are certainly no strangers to changing things up. No reason that can’t extend to visuals.

With the deal in place and the E touring cycle complete, I’d expect the band to take some time off before getting back to work on LP number 15, but of course the underlying message of re-signing is that their intention is to continue on their current path, so it’s only fair to expect news sometime in the next year about stirrings and new songs, recording plans and so on. That will be welcome whenever it arrives, certainly.

Enjoy the clip:

Enslaved, “What Else is There” (Röyksopp cover) official video

There is ample reason to celebrate: ENSLAVED have once again joined forces with Nuclear Blast, to spread the music of the Norwegian avant-garde metallers all around the globe. With that, band and label renew a collaboration that has been ongoing for around ten years and two years ago produced the universally lauded album E.

Band founding member and guitarist Ivar Bjornson stated about the re-signing:
“It is with great pleasure we re-sign our record deal with Nuclear Blast worldwide! We have been working together for more or less a decade, and it has been an individed positive experience. They have both the heart to grasp our musical visions, and the business-muscles to spread them out into the world. When you add personal friendships with the wonderful people in America, U.K. and Germany it is simply an ideal situation for us to be in. Onwards, forwards and in all directions!”

To mark the occasion, ENSLAVED present a stunning new music video filled with atmospheric imagery for their interpretation of ‘What Else Is There’ by Norwegian electro-pop band RÖYSKOPP. The song is featured as a bonus track on the digital version of their latest album, E.

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Grutle Kjellson – vocals/bass
Ice Dale – guitar
Håkon Vinje – keys/vocals
Iver Sandøy – drums

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