Enslaved announce new album Heimdal and share video for Congelia

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Norwegian prog metallers Enslaved have announced that they will release their brand new album Heimdal through Nuclear Blast records on March 3.

Once again, the Bergen quintet have dipped into Norwegian mythology for inspiration on the new album - the record is named after arguably the most mysterious entity in Nordic mythology. The band have have also shared a new video for the track Congelia, which you can watch below.

"It’s quite weird, yet pretty awesome that we are now talking about the release of our 16th album; yes our 16th full-length album release," exclaim both Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson from the band. "That’s not too shabby for a couple of scallywags from rural western Norway, is it? If you count our stint in the short lived Phobia-act, we have been playing together for no less than 32 years! 

"In all these years, Norse mythology has been our umbilical cord to the realms of mysticism and philosophy, and our gateway to the realms of deep psychology and the esoteric worlds beyond. One of the most fascinating characters of our mythology is Heimdal, and he has been lurking around in our minds like an enigma for three decades now. His first appearance was in a song called Heimdallr on our demo tape Yggdrasill back in 1992, and he’s had both minor and more significant roles in our lyrical universe over the years.

"This time we have decided to dedicate an entire body of work to this most enigmatic of characters and richest of archetypes - we give you Heimdal. We have reached deeper and scouted further ahead than ever before - the past, present and future sound of the band comes together in songs born from sheer inspiration - it is the common force of a close-nit group of friends and musicians."

Enslaved have previously released videos for Kingdom and Caravans To The Outer Worlds.

Heimdal will be available on CD, limited edition digipack CD (inc. bonus track) + Blu-ray and a variety of different coloured vinyl versions.

Pre-order Heimdal.

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Enslaved: Heimdal
01. Behind The Mirror
02. Congelia
03. Forest Dweller
04. Kingdo
05. The Eternal Sea
06. Caravans To The Outer Worlds
07. Gangandi (Bonus Track)*
08. Heimdal

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.