ENSLAVED | Grutle discusses the new album artwork

 On October 13th, true avant-garde Norwegians ENSLAVED will unleash their highly anticipated studio album E, which sees the band taking a more progressive approach to their sound. After discussing the recording process, new keyboard player and album title in previous album trailers, singer and bassist Grutle Kjellson now explains the concept behind the cover artwork.

Designed once again by long-time collaborator, Truls Espedal, the album artwork was hand painted on canvas – watch as Grutle explains how he discovered the artist that ENSLAVED have been working with since Monumension, here:


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The track list for the new album racks up as follows:

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)

Witness ENSLAVED perform their new material live for the first time when they support Opeth on their forthcoming UK tour:

15.11   UK       Manchester – o2 Ritz
16.11   UK       Glasgow – Barrowlands
17.11.  UK       Belfast – The Limelight 1
18.11.  IRL       Dublin – The Academy
19.11.  UK       Nottingham – Rock City
21.11   UK       Bristol – o2 Academy
22.11   UK       Birmingham – o2 Institute

The band will also be performing a special headline set in London:

24.11.  UK       London – Islington Assembly Hall

Buy tickets for all of the above dates, here: enslaved.no/tour

Watch the official music video for the 10 minute long single, ‘Storm Son’:

“‘Storm Son’ deals with the duality of man and nature, how important and basic that relationship is”, explains songwriter and guitarist Ivar. “Everything we do and create are imitations of nature; as we evolved from nature, that is how it must be – yet modern man thinks he and she is independent of nature, that we somehow are so superior that we do not have to take nature into consideration other than as a backdrop for shitty movies. Or festivals. Losing touch with nature is basically to lose touch with being human.”

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