Posted by Imperator on 7th August, 2021 @ 19:26 UTCBy Imperator on 07-08-2021 @ 19:26 UTC

The new EP, which is titled "Caravans to the Outer Worlds, is scheduled for release on the 1st of October, with a music video for the title track already being made available.

Enslaved announce new EP and reveal new music video
Enslaved announce new EP and reveal new music video

Progressive Black Metal vikings Norway Enslaved have just announced that a brand new EP is in the works, titled "Caravans to the Outer Worlds" and featuring four tracks in total, with a release date set for the 1st of October through Nuclear Blast. While we wait, a music video has already been made available for the title track over at the label's YouTube channel. Check it out:

 


The label's marketing department did their best at getting fans excited for the new release:

There is a desert which is very old, very dry, and very dangerous. Few have ever dared to cross it, and fewer have returned. Some say that it is a desert between places, others say that it is a desert between worlds. Those who have crossed it and returned swear that the desert is another world in itself - an astral bridge, which swallows all but the most well-prepared travelers.

[...]

Caravans To The Outer Worlds EP contains neck breaking riffage that points backwards to the raw beginnings of Enslaved - the title track marking an explosive lift-off with melodic breakaways and proggy slingshots onto new orbits, while the ominous Ruun II: The Epitaph takes a sombre dive into the murky and mysterious ocean of stars beyond the known. These two main pieces are framed by two intermezzos: Intermezzo I: Lönnlig. Gudlig. and Intermezzo II: The Navigator; wrapping up the main stories with respectively what came before and what is to come…


Guitarist and founding member Ivar Bjørnson offered the band's perspective on the new music:

This is the story that wanted to be told, and this is music that demanded to be heard. Who are we to question that? After Utgard, the path ahead cleared itself - and we followed; past, present and future melted together in an EP that marks one giant leap for us. Into…


The complete tracklist for "Caravans to the Outer Worlds" is as follows:

  1. Caravans to the Outer Worlds
  2. Intermezzo I - Lönnlig Gudlig
  3. Ruun II - The Epitaph
  4. Intermezzo II - The Navigator


Here's a closer look at the intriguing cover art:

Enslaved Caravans To The Outer Worlds


"Caravans to the Outer Worlds" is already available for pre-order in a variety of formats, check the link below for more info:

https://bfan.link/caravans-to-the-outer-worlds.ema



Last edited by Imperator on 7th August, 2021 @ 19:27 UTC
Source: Nuclear Blast

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