After a successful, innovative streaming event on April 1st from Verftet Online Music, the Norwegian avant garde metal heroes will be taking it one step further to enlighten our concert-less summer with a series of online events that are much more than just streamed concerts…
A cinematic tour experience!
For this forward-thinking concept, ENSLAVED join forces with three festivals to present fans with three different shows:
- July 30th – in cooperation with Roadburn, the tour starts with a “Chronicles Of The Northbound” show. Fans will be invited by the festival to choose their favourite ENSLAVED songs to create a career spanning set.
- August 20th – the second show will be a “Below The Lights” set, presented by Beyond The Gates festival.
- September 30th – the band will end their virtual tour at Summer Breeze festival with a presentation of their new album in its entirety: “Utgard – The Journey Within“
Guitarist Ivar states: “‘We must stick apart’ is a proverb of Discordianism (a religion I might or might not have just made up) that might fit the situation we are all in now. We are all isolated in various degrees; and we all miss live music. So, we have stuck apart and with our fantastic team of super-people in management, label and booking, plus three of our best friends who happen to be the very creme de la creme of European Festivals; we are now able to present this digital festival-tour. We are already hard at work preparing sets and shows that will make this one for the (e-)books. Thank you for your support, faith in us and patience – to have fans like you is an absolute privilege. See you in the ether!”
Each digital concert will be accompanied by different fringe events. More will be revealed about these with each individual event announcement!
Watch it on the Enslaved YouTube channel:
To give everyone the chance to be part of this completely novum in music, all three shows will be free of charge.
There will be a donation option and special merch for the Cinematic Summer Tour.
The band recently released their latest single ‘Homebound’, taken from their upcoming record Utgard, that will be released in autumn 2020.
Get the new single here: http://nblast.de/EnslavedHomeboundPre
ENSLAVED will be releasing the new single via a limited edition 7″ vinyl format, restricted to 500 pieces. The single will be out on June 26th and can be pre-ordered here: http://nblast.de/HomeboundVinyl
The tracklist reads as follows:
1. Homebound [A-side]
2. Knights Of The Thunder (TNT Cover) [B-side]
The B-side of the ‘Homebound’ vinyl is an exclusive to this format.
var Bjørnson | guitars
Grutle Kjellson | vocals
Arve ‘Ice Dale’ Isdal | guitar
Håkon Vinje | Keyboards, Clean Vocals
Iver Sandøy | Drums