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ENSLAVED Goes Straight-Ahead Krautrock on New Song "Urjotun"

Plus an 8-bit intro!

Enslaved will release their new record Utgard on October 2, and they've gone full-on krautrock for their new single "Urjotun".

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"The lyrical idea for Urjotun had been spinning around in the chaos in the back of my head for quite a while, when Ivar sent me the riff-demo last autumn," said bassist and vocalist Grutle Kjellson. "I knew instantly that this was it, the very soundtrack of the rise of the primeval giant, the Urjotun!

"Our mutual love and fascination for that early krautrock scene and for bands like Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk, finally fully ascended in an Enslaved song, almost 30 years after we picked up those legendary kraut-albums. It’s funny, that in Germany they referred to this kind of music as “Kosmische Musik”, cosmic music! And, that is exactly what this song is about; cosmic chaos. On top of this, director David Hall, made a perfect projection and visualization of our troubled minds."

Pre-order Utgard here.

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