ENSLAVED Announce new album details; launch pre-orders


True avant-garde Norwegians ENSLAVED have announced the release of their epic new studio album for October 13th 2017. This 14th full-length masterpiece sets the musical mind-twisters free from genre boundaries and offers an unprecedented mix of prog, extreme metal and shoegaze on 8 tracks with a playing time of more than an hour. Elegantly titled ‘E’, the album was once again written by the unholy alliance of guitarist Ivar Bjørnson (music, lyrics) and singer/bassist Grutle Kjellson (lyrics) and marks the introduction of their new keyboard master and clean vocalistHåkon Vinje. Mixed and mastered at the Fascination Street Studios by the renowned Jens Bogren, ‘E’ heralds a new era for ENSLAVED. Its cover artwork was once again hand-painted by the Norwegian artist Truls Espedal. As support for their brave sound journey, the quintet brought several guest musicians on board for the songs ‘Hiindsiight’ and ‘Feathers Of Eolh’, including WARDRUNA’s Einar Kvitrafn Selvik, flutist Daniel Mage and jazz saxophonist Kjetil Møster.

 

01. Storm Son (10:54)
02. The River’s Mouth (5:12)
03. Sacred Horse (8:12)
04. Axis Of The Worlds (7:49)
05. Feathers Of Eolh (8:06)
06. Hiindsiight (9:32)
Bonus tracks available on the digipak:
07. Djupet (7:39)
08. What Else Is There? (Röyksopp cover) (4:44)

 

 

You can now pre-order physical editions of the album here:
Limited Edition Brown or NB Anniversary Green Vinyl, Limited Edition Digipack CD + Tote bag (all inc signed insert)
Limited Edition Digipack CD (inc signed insert)
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Etched Vinyl (inc signed insert)

Or the digital version here:
Digital Album via iTunes

 

Stay tuned for the first single ‘Storm Son’ to be unveiled this Friday!

Enslaved recently announced that they will supporting label mates Opeth on their autumn UK and Ireland tour dates, as well as playing a headline show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall plus a string of headline European tour dates. Their upcoming UK and EU tour dates read as follows:

10th Nov – (DE) Hamburg – Logo
11th Nov – (DE) Berlin – Nuke
12th Nov – (DE) Cologne – Underground  
13th Nov – (NL) Utrecht – Tivoli de Helling

Nov 15th  – Manchester – O2 Ritz *

Nov 16th – Glasgow – Barrowlands *

Nov 17th  – Belfast – Limelight *

Nov 18th  – Dublin – Academy *

Nov 19th  – Nottingham – Rock City *

Nov 21st  – Bristol – O2 Academy *

Nov 22nd  – Birmingham – O2 Institute *

 Nov 24th – London – Islington Assembly Hall

25th Nov – (FR) Paris – Trabendo
26th Nov – (BE) Vosselaar – Biebob
28th Nov – (FR) Rezé – Barakason
29th Nov – (FR) Lyon – CCO Villeurbanne
30th Nov – (FR) Brescia – Circolo Colony
1st Dec – (CH) Pratteln – Z7
2nd Dec – (DE) Frankfurt – Das Bett
3rd Dec – (CZ) Prague – Chelmnice
16th Dec – (RU) Moscow – Volta
17th Dec – (RU) St. Petersburg – Club Val
*supporting OPETH

ENSLAVED will also be playing some exclusive release shows in Norway, where you can meet the band at the merch stand and receive two unique gig posters for free:

w/ SIBIIR
12th Oct (Norway) Oslo – Blå
13th Oct (Norway)  Bergen – Garage

You can also see Enslaved at the following festival shows:

13th Aug (BE) Kortrijk – Alcatraz Festival
24th Aug (NO) Bergen – Beyond the Gates
25th Aug (NO) Moss – Festivalen Sin
16th Sept (BR) Sao Paulo – Overload Music Fest
28th Sept (CAN) Quebec – Nordicq Festival
26TH Oct (SWE) Stockholm – Close-Up Baten 21

1st-5th Feb 2018 (US) Miami – 70,000 Tons Of Metal