Left-field metal luminaries ENSLAVED have revealed the next audiovisual gem taken from their forthcoming Cinematic Tour 2020 live releases. As part of their 30th anniversary revelries, the band has today premiered a live video for their single “Fenris.” A classic track from their early arsenal- though black metal to its core, “Fenris” nevertheless hinted at their kosmische obsessions that lurked behind the curtain.
This performance of “Fenris” is taken from their upcoming live release Chronicles of the Northbound (Cinematic Tour 2020), which sees ENSLAVED fly through a career spanning entirely fan-voted set of favourites. It is one part of their four new live album/DVD Cinematic Tour 2020 collection due to be released on June 25th.
Enslaved‘s Grutle Kjellson commented, “‘Fenris’ was perhaps the first song we wrote that got a massive encore demand, and before we actually had a lot of songs to pick from, we even played it twice during a set… haha. So, since all the songs on the Chronicles of the Northbound set was handpicked and voted for by our fans, it wasn’t a big shock that the grand old wolf was among the chosen ones.
“‘Fenris’ has been present on many of our setlists for pretty close to 30 years now, and it is still a great song for both ourselves to perform and for the audience to absorb. It’s a very energetic song, and its lyrical concept deals with letting the energy flow naturally without trying to enslave (bish!) it. The consequences can be fatal if you keep the wolf in captivity for too long. Let loose your inner wolf, the inevitable tide, and enjoy!”