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ENSLAVED Announces Deluxe Edition Of Heimdal, Streams Bonus Track "Gangandi"

The Otherworldly Big Band Experience is finally coming.

Enslaved 2022

Enslaved is celebrating one year of their latest record Heimdal with a deluxe version featuring a handful of interesting bonus tracks. The deluxe version of Heimdal is out March 1 and features the bonus track "Gangandi", alternative versions of two album tracks "Congelia" and "Forest Dweller" featuring cellist Jo Quail, and the entirety of The Otherworldly Big Band ExperienceEnslaved's 2022 streaming event featuring fellow psychedelic Norwegian prog band Shaman Elephant.

"'Gangandi' was the last song we made before the recording sessions for Heimdal took place," said Enslaved vocalist and bassist Grutle Kjellson. "I remember Ivar driving down to my place from Bergen on a Friday night to play a demo for a new song for me, and I went like, 'Daaaaamn, this is something else!' I absolutely loved it, but at the same time, I sensed that it was a little bit to the left of the rest of the material. When I started to figure out what to sing over it, I ended up writing a poem in cross rhyme in archaic western Norwegian, which even separated the whole effort even further away from the rest of the material.

"So, ultimately, we ended up not including it on the album, other than as a bonus track on the most 'exclusive' and limited vinyl versions. That said, that doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy the song! Quite the contrary! We love this odd little hybrid of folk rock, early Mayhem, and King Crimson! It just ended up being the weird cousin of the rest of the songs. Kind of like Enslaved itself as a matter of fact."

Pre-orders are available here.

Enslaved will also hit the road in Europe for their first club tour since 2018 this March with Svalbard and Wayfarer as the openers. Get those dates below and get your tickets here.

3/6 – UK London, Islington Assembly Hall
3/7 – UK Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
3/8 – UK Manchester, Club Academy
3/9 – UK Glasgow, Slay
3/10 – IE Dublin, Opium
3/12 – NL Helmond, Cacaofabriek
3/13 – FR Paris, La Machine
3/14 – CH Geneva, PTR/l'Usine
3/15 – FR Montpellier, Victoire 2
3/16 – IT Milan, Legend
3/18 – CZ Prague, Futurum
3/19 – AT Vienna, Szene
3/21 – DE Cologne, Club Volta
3/22 – DE Leipzig, Taubchenthal
3/23 – DE Berlin, Hole44
3/24 – PL Warsaw, Proxima

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