Enslaved Announces “Winter Solstice” Streaming Event

Building off of their wildly successful livestreams to promote their new album Utgard (Nuclear Blast),Enslaved will host a live-streaming concert and Q & A event with the band on December 20th. The Winter Solstice streaming event for Saturday 19th December via the Revolver Magazine Facebook page, which will be followed by a live Q&A with some band members. The digital event will feature all three parts of Enslaved’s recent Cinematic Summer Tour, the revered filmed performances titled; ‘Chronicles of the Northbound’, ‘Below the Lights’ and ‘Utgard the Journey Within’.


The performances will be presented by Revolver Magazine, and will be repeated the next day Sunday 20th December on the Enslaved YouTube channel. The events are also collaborations with respected European festivals Roadburn, Beyond The Gates and Summer Breeze.

 

Stream the Winter Solstice event here: https://facebook.com/revolvermag

*Saturday 19th December @ 12PM PT / 3PM ET / 9PM CET

 

Tune into the live band Q&A here: https://facebook.com/revolvermag

*Saturday 19th December @ 2.30PM PT / 5.30PM ET / 11.30PM CET

 

Watch the Winter Solstice repeat here: Enslaved YouTube Channel

*Sunday 20th December @ 11AM PT / 2PM ET / 8PM CET

 

Sign up to the event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/196249751984183/

 

Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson commented:

“We are moving towards the end of a year where many of us have experienced disappointments and perhaps a feeling of something being lost. In our part of the world one could easily start feeling as if the daily decrease in daylight hours is a double underlining of the misery that will be forever associated with 2020. There is no point in sweeping it under the rug; the pandemic has been, and still is, a total and utter bummer. It is affecting, and in the most negative of ways: our basic social needs, our instinct to move around travel, to do our job; you want to do it – Corona will stop you.

 

But we do our best, and we find new paths in the dark. That is what humans do – and more often than not we are helped by not only those close to us – but by larger groups formed and joined by common interests, for example. The enormity of the support, and the strength of the community we have felt and experienced as Enslaved this year, has been fantastic. With fond new memories of a vibrant and expanding Enslaved-community throughout the very same year that tried so hard to bring us all down – perspectives start to change and brighten: these shorter and shorter days are definitely not a count-down to some impending doom on the horizon: they are reminders of the change that lies ahead of us. They will keep on darkening until that Shortest of Days – Winter Solstice. Whether you are guided and inspired by old traditions and rites like us, or if you prefer to stick to the scientific observations of Earth’s poles reaching their maximum tilt away from the Sun, before starting the way back towards warmer and sunnier days – we hope you will join us in what we expect to the be a very special and highly charged celebration of the Death and Rebirth of the Sun this year.

 

It does not matter if the troubles are not “over” yet – we will celebrate through music and our bonds; that we have made it through 2020, that we are still here, that we still have our community and that we make each other strong. That strength will carry over, into yet another new solar cycle – and make us ready to face whatever the coming times have in store for us.”

 

Cinematic Summer Tour information:

 

For this forward-thinking concept, ENSLAVED joined forces with three festivals, to present fans with three different shows:

July 30th – in cooperation with Roadburn, the tour launched with a “Chronicles Of The Northbound” show.

August 20th – the second show was a “Below The Lights” set, presented by Beyond The Gates festival.

October 1st – the band ended their virtual tour at Summer Breeze festival with a presentation of some new songs, for their release event “Utgard – The Journey Within“.

Order Enslaved’s new album Utgard here: https://www.nuclearblast.com/enslaved-utgard

 

Watch ‘Urjotun’ here: https://youtu.be/pXzRjf7OMek

Watch ‘Jettegryta’ here: https://youtu.be/xkEXIpym5E0

Watch first single ‘Homebound’ here: https://youtu.be/92ptxt1FQiU