Enslaved recently pushed back the release of their new album Utgard to this fall due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, though you'll still be seeing some live action from the band! Enslaved will perform at the Verftet Online Music Festival in Bergen, Norway on April 1, which will be streamed via both Bergens Tidende and YouTube.
"When the old Bergen ring-fox Mikal Telle asked us to join his and local venue USF's fantastic initiative that is this festival, we pretty much said 'yes and thanks for asking!' before he could finish the sentence," said Enslaved.
"Of course, we are itching to play now that the world of live music is on halt, but we also saw a chance to get our live music out there to all the fantastic fans out there. The studio recordings is, of course, a pillar in what Enslaved is, but without the other pillar of playing high-energy shows and creating musical magick together with our magnificent audience, things get out of balance. Now we will have a chance to restore that balance for a virtual time with all of you — and time is time no matter what matter it moves through, right? See you in the ether!"
Enslaved will release their first new single on May 22 and will release Utgard this fall.