ENSLAVED - slipper sin andre single og video fra kommende album

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Enslaved slipper sin andre single og video, "Jettegryta", fra det kommende albumet "Utgard"

Det handler ikke om å unngå frykten for det bekmørke, men om å gå inn i selve mørket...

Norges fremste eksponent for progressiv svart metal, Enslaved, har sluppet sin andre single "Jettegryta" fra det kommende studio-albumet "Utgard". Låten blir ledsaget av en musikkvideo der Islands vakre landskap formørkes av skumle hendelser. I dag har bandet også åpnet for forhåndsbestillinger av albumet "Utgard", som slippes offisielt 2. oktober 2020.

Om musikkvideoen sier Grutle Kjellson: "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!"

Forhåndsbestill "Utgard" her

Se musikkvideoen til "Jettegryta" her

Utgard tilgjengeliggjøres i følgende formater:
Limited Edition Grey Vinyl (300 stk)
Limited Edition Blue Vinyl (300 stk)


Trackliste på "Utgard":

1. Fires In The Dark
2. Jettegryta
3. Sequence
4. Homebound
5. Utgardr
6. Urjotun
7. Flight Of Thought And Memory
8. Storms Of Utgard
9. Distant Seasons

På "Utgard" fortsetter Enslaved å utforske progressive og psykedeliske ukjente territorier, noe som plasserer de i en unik posisjon. Som bærere av tradisjon og utforskere av det ukjente kaster de seg inn i fremtiden, samtidig som de gjør ære på sine røtter. Enslaved beskriver albumet på følgende måte:

¨"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."



Enslaved har også annonsert deres Cinemativ Summer Tour, en innovativ digital turné bestående av tre online begivenheter, i sammenheng med tre av Europa´s ledende festivaler. Enslaved gir sine fans tre forskjellige show:

30. juli Roadburn: "Chronicles Of The Northbound" show
20. august Beyond The Gates: "Below The Lights" show
30. september Summer Breeze: "Utgard - The Journey Within“ show

Alle show kan strømmes fra https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpiAJxyAbGPC2FngeSzlrzQ



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