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Enslaved Release “Forest Dweller” Single from Upcoming Album ‘Heidmal’

Progressive black metal band Enslaved have released “Forest Dweller” from their 16th studio album ‘Heidmal’. Check out the track here.

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Norwegian progressive black metal band Enslaved have released a new single and video from Heimdal, their 16th studio album due out on March 3rd 2023.

Check out the track here:

Enslaved’s Grutle Kjellson commented:

“To me ‘Forest Dweller’ was the most immediate song on the album, at least in its earliest form as an instrumental demo. I spent quite some time to get into some of the other songs of the album, but this one seemed somehow logical, well logical by Enslaved standards that is. I had an idea for a lyric, and Ivar’s amazing and diverse riffs on this one made it easy to pan out the scripture. I made a rough plan on what to sing over it, and we actually ended up using some parts of those recordings on the album!”

Kjellson goes on to say: “The song sort of showcases our representative samples of inspiration: Led Zep, Genesis, Destruction, Iron Maiden and David Bowie, to mention a schizophrenic tapestry of influences. It mirrors in the lyrics as well, which deals about both darkness and light in connection to the nature of Heimdal.”

Heimdal Track Listing:

1. Behind The Mirror
2. Congelia
3. Forest Dweller
4. Kingdom
5. The Eternal Sea
6. Caravans To The Outer Worlds
7. Gangandi (Bonus Track)*
8. Heimdal

Tour Dates:

02/04 – Fredericia – Winter Metal Magic
03/03 – Bergen – USF Verftet (Album Launch Show)
04/05 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
04/06 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live
04/07 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
04/08 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
04/10 – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall
04/11 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
04/12 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
04/14 – Denver, CO – The Gothic Theatre
04/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
04/17 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
04/18 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw
04/19 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
04/21 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
04/22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
04/23 – Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
04/25 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
04/26 – Dallas, TX – The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
04/28 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
04/29 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
04/30 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
05/13 – London – Incineration Festival
08/05 – Bergen – Beyond The Gates
08/10 – Jaroměř – Brutal Assault
08/12 – Thüringen – Party.San
08/10-11 – Monterrey – Mexico Metal Fest

Heimdal will be released on March 3rd, 2023 and you can pre-order your copy here.

Artwork for ‘Heidmal’ by Enslaved

Artwork for ‘Heidmal’ by Enslaved

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.

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