Enslaved - To Release 'Utgard' In Fall, Details Unveiled

Norwegian powerhouse Enslaved present details for their new album, entitled Utgard. Initially scheduled for May release, the band and their label (Nuclear Blast) decided to postpone the official release of the album to the fall (exact date to be confirmed). Full statement from the band and other info (cover artwork and track listing) can be found down under.

Statement from the band: "First of all, we'd like to sincerely thank you for the warm reception of our latest publications about our upcoming new album Utgard! We understand that our recent communication also raised some questions and calls for transparent explanations. Let us reassure you that all of us are fine and in good health!

"Due to the current situation, we took the decision together with our label Nuclear Blast to postpone the release of Utgard to the fall. Therefore, as you can imagine, the whole schedule had to be adjusted quickly! We understand that seeing a video teaser followed by nothing has been confusing. As of today, we can announce that our first single and video will be released on May 22nd, and we can't wait to share this new music with you all! We are sure you understand that this is for the best.

"In the meantime, we'd like to tell you a little more about the Utgard cover artwork! This is the 10th consecutive album cover artwork done by Truls Espedal - and like the album itself it is definitely on the wavelength of the long-distance pulse from the Enslaved generator. It is a piece of art that mirrors a massive concept and a band that is also more lyrically and philosophically inspired than ever before. That Truls is a master of his art is established a long time ago, but he has truly outdone himself on this interpretation of our Utgard. Just looking at how the colors and techniques are used to create the depth and grandiosity of the horizon. The perfect travelling companion into these uncharted territories.

"We are looking forward to sharing more news with you very soon. Take care and stay safe everyone!"

Utgard track listing:

01. Fires In The Dark
02. Jettegryta
03. Sequence
04. Homebound
05. Utgardr
06. Urjotun
07. Flight Of Thought And Memory
08. Storms Of Utgard
09. Distant Seasons

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Enslaved
Posted: 24.03.2020 by Abattoir


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24.03.2020 - 21:00

That is a beautiful piece of art. Seems like this may be another concept album?
24.03.2020 - 21:23
The Entity

One of my favorite bands, last 2 wasn't their most consistent so hoping for abit of "return to form". Either way, can't wait!
Industrial / Cosmic Black Metal
25.03.2020 - 07:44
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Something to look forward to during the difficult months ahead.
The sun shines over The Fool...
25.03.2020 - 10:34
Ball Fondlers

I hate american english
25.03.2020 - 12:41
Czerny Reiter

Love Truls' minimalism, this one calling back to the In Times figurative approach.

As for the music, here's hoping for continued poking outside the confort zone, in a more post metal vein like they did on E and especially Vertebrae.
25.03.2020 - 13:14
Rapid Fire

Nice artwork!

Musically I'd be fine with them continuing the path followed in the last decade, experimenting while don't forgetting their roots. So far they have managed to do this brilliantly I think, being ''Axioma'' my favourite one. Either way, eager to listen to it!
Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.
25.03.2020 - 17:04

Written by Lanthros on 24.03.2020 at 21:00

That is a beautiful piece of art.

Apparently crow's feet are hard to paint
25.03.2020 - 23:59

I've loved their past several albums, so I can't wait to hear this.

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