ENSLAVED: Discuss the new album's artwork

On October 13th, black avant-garde Norwegians ENSLAVED will unleash their 14th album E taking the […]
September 28, 2017

On October 13th, black avant-garde Norwegians ENSLAVED will unleash their 14th album E taking the band to fresh and more progressive shores. After discussing the recording process, new keyboard player and album title in the previous trailers, singer and bassist Grutle Kjellson now explains the concept behind the cover artwork. Designed 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:

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Grutle remembers:

"17 or 18 years ago I lived in Stavanger and was introduced to Truls at a pub on a late Saturday evening. We started to discuss album covers from bands like YES or GENESIS and I remember we were both drunk and seemed to disagree a lot on the definition of a cool album cover. So I said to him 'If you're so clever, why don't you paint the next ENSLAVED cover' and he said 'Yeah, count me in' - so I did!"

Next week, the band will unveil another excerpt of their upcoming album, but in case you missed the stunning music video for the 10 minute epic single "Storm Son" animated by Josh Graham [SOUNDGARDEN, NEUROSIS] you can watch it here.

E will be available in the following formats:

CD digipak
Red Cassette ' limited to 300 worldwide
Red with Bone and Grey Splatter ' limited to 900 worldwide
BUNDLE: T-shirt + CD Digi + 5 metal pin set + wooden coaster + 11x17 poster

CD Digipak:
1. Storm Son
2. The River's Mouth
3. Sacred Horse
4. Axis Of The World's
5. Feather's Of Eolh
6. Hiindsiight
Bonus Tracks
7. Djupet
8. What Else Is There (Röyksopp Cover)

Side A
1. Storm Son
2. The River's Mouth
Side B
1. Sacred Horse
2. Axis Of The World's
Side C
1. Feather's Of Eolh
2. Hiindsiight
Side D (Etching)

Side A
1. Storm Son
2. The River's Mouth
3. Sacred Horse
4. Axis Of The World's
Side B
1. Feather's Of Eolh
2. Hiindsiight

Bonus Tracks
3. Djupet
4. What Else Is There (Röyksopp Cover)

You can now pre-order the physical editions of the album here:

Or get the digital version and stream new track "Storm Son" via this link:

ENSLAVED are set to embark on a headline tour through Europe, with special support acts hand-selected by the band.

Be sure to catch them on one of the following dates:

10.11. D Hamburg - Logo (w/ IMPERIUM DEKADENZ & HERETOIR)
11.11. D Berlin - Nuke (w/ IMPERIUM DEKADENZ & HERETOIR)
12.11. D Cologne - Underground (w/ IMPERIUM DEKADENZ & HERETOIR)
13.11. NL Utrecht - Tivoli de Helling
15.11 UK Manchester - o2 Ritz (supporting OPETH)
16.11 UK Glasgow - Barrowlands (supporting OPETH)
17.11. UK Belfast - The Limelight 1 (supporting OPETH)
18.11. IRL Dublin - The Academy (supporting OPETH) *sold out*
19.11. UK Nottingham - Rock City (supporting OPETH)
21.11 UK Bristol - o2 Academy (supporting OPETH)
22.11 UK Birmingham - o2 Institute (supporting OPETH)
24.11. UK London - Islington Assembly Hall (w/ DARKHER & SVALBARD)
25.11. F Paris - Trabendo (w/ LOST IN KIEV & WOLVE)
26.11. B Vosselaar - Biebob
28.11. F Rezé - Barakason (w/ LOST IN KIEV & WOLVE)
29.11. F Lyon - CCO Villeurbanne (w/ LOST IN KIEV & WOLVE)
30.11. I Brescia - Circolo Colony
01.12. CH Pratteln - Z7
02.12. D Frankfurt - Das Bett (w/ ZATOKREV)
03.12. CZ Prague - Chelmnice (w/ ZATOKREV)
16.12. RU Moscow - Volta
17.12. RU St. Petersburg - Club Zal

Get tickets for the German shows here in our shop:

But before touring Europe, ENSLAVED play two special release shows in their home country Norway, where you can hear the new songs live for the very first time, meet the band at the merch stand and get two unique gig posters for free:

AISA & Time Out Agency presents:
12.10 N Oslo - Blå
13.10 N Bergen ' Garage

26.10. S Stockholm - Close-Up Baten 21
1.-5.02. USA Miami - 70.000 Tons Of Metal


News reported by:Jean-François "Thrashing Assault" Briard


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