Blackened avant-gardists ENSLAVED have revealed the next passage in their 30th anniversary voyage. To celebrate the launch of their Cinematic Tour 2020 live album digital pre-orders, the band has premiered a live video for their single “The Crossing“, which captures another worldly performance of their classic song through a new modern lens.
Recorded on a dark day in summer 2020 at USF Verftet in Bergen, Norway, the performance is taken from their upcoming live release Below The Lights (Cinematic Tour 2020), which sees ENSLAVED play their acclaimed opus Below the Lights in its entirety. 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 comments:
“The online performance of Below The Lights was indeed a trip. There has been a huge demand for us to perform that album for some years now. Ironically, because there was very little buzz around it in the days of its initial release back in 2003. I guess we fell into the good ol’ pit in-between the chairs back then, and we got pretty puzzled when people started to shout out for those songs 10 years later!
Anyway, we are psyched and proud to present to you a special performance of the whole album, also including a sixth member, Inge Rypdal! Rypdal is a long time friend of the band and has been collaborating with ENSLAVED on several occasions over the years, including a stunning performance on the recordings of Below The Lights, adding a beautiful contribution on ‘A Darker Place’.
Here’s a little sneak peak! Enjoy ‘The Crossing’ and have a heavy weekend”
Enslaved will be releasing four new live albums/DVDs on June 25th, with audio and visuals taken from their highly revered digital performances in 2020.
- The Rise of Ymir (Verftet Online Festival 2020)
- Chronicles of the Northbound (Cinematic Tour 2020)
- Below The Lights (Cinematic Tour 2020)
- Utgard – The Journey Within (Cinematic Tour 2020)
The releases will be available via the following formats:
- Wooden Boxset
(ltd. edition 300 copies – handcrafted, personally named & numbered)
- Splatter Vinyl (ltd. edition 300 copies)
- 4 x CD/DVD boxset (ltd. edition 1000 copies)
- 4 x DVD (ltd. edition 1000 copies)
- Digital albums
For more information on physical formats head to the By Norse Store.
The Rise of Ymir chronicles ENSLAVED‘s debut digital show, which took place on April 1st 2020 at USF, Bergen, as part of the Verftet Online Music Festival.
Chronicles of the Northbound, Below The Lights and Utgard – The Journey Within detail their Cinematic Summer Tour digital shows which took place last summer. The events were collaborations with respected European festivals Roadburn, Beyond The Gates and Summer Breeze.
ENSLAVED‘s upcoming tour dates, set to celebrate their acclaimed new studio album Utgard, will now take place in February and March 2022. The live run will include nineteen dates taking the band across seven countries.
ENSLAVED – UTGARD EUROPEAN TOUR 2022
w/ Intronaut, Obsidian Kingdom, Crown
13/02 – DE Berlin, Hole44
14/02 – NL Utrecht, De Helling
16/02 – UK Birmingham, 02 Institute
17/02 – UK Glasgow, Classic Grand
18/02 – UK Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
19/02 – UK London, 229
21/02 – FR Paris, La Machine
22/02 – FR Toulouse, Le Metronum *new city
23/02 – ES Madrid, Caracol
24/02 – ES Barcelona, Boveda
25/02 – FR Lyon, CCO Villeurbanne
26/02 – CH, Aarau, KiFF
28/02 – DE Munich, Backstage Halle
01/03 – DE Stuttgart, Wizemann
02/03 – DE Cologne, Luxor
03/03 – DE Frankfurt, Das Bett
04/03 – DE Hamburg, Uebel & Gefährlich
05/03 – DE Leipzig, Hellraiser