Enslaved Shares New Single and Video – “Jettegryta”

Progressive Metal masters Enslaved have shared a new single and video from their upcoming new album Utgard, due for release October 9th, 2020, via Nuclear Blast Records and By Norse Records. The band commented on the song and video concept: It is not about avoiding fear of the pitch-black darkness, but to go into the darkness itself… Utgard Album Pre-orders have launched internationally at the links below in many limited edition formats, included custom vinyl, at the link below. Watch  “Jettegryta” now! 

 

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!”

 

PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM UTGARD HERE:

Enslaved Online Store (Europe) https://enslaved.aisamerch.com/item/91713

Enslaved Online Store (USA) https://enslaved.aisamerch.de/shop-en

Nuclear Blast Store

Last month ENSLAVED announced their Cinematic Summer Tour – an innovative digital tour comprised of three online events, in conjunction with three of Europe’s leading festivals. ENSLAVED will present fans with three different shows:

Jul 30th Roadburn: “Chronicles Of The Northbound” show
Aug 20th Beyond The Gates: “Below The Lights” show
Sept 30th Summer Breeze: “Utgard – The Journey Within“ show

All shows will be streamed here: http://nblast.de/EnslavedYouTube
For more information head here: http://enslaved.no/cinematic-summer-tour-2020/

 

ENSLAVED are

Ivar Bjørnson | guitars 

Grutle Kjellson | vocals

Arve ‘Ice Dale’ Isdal | guitar

Håkon Vinje | Keyboards, Clean Vocals

Iver Sandøy | Drums

ENSLAVED online

http://enslaved.no

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http://nuclearblast.de/enslaved