Just under one year ago, Enslaved held a special By Norse event in New York City to celebrate their 25th anniversary. It was shortly after their commemoration when longtime keyboardist Herbrand Larsen parted ways with the group due to losing his drive. Despite the change including recruiting Håkon Vinje on the keys, these Norwegian metal masters have moved on to record new tunes.
The band’s upcoming album E, will be released this Friday (13th) via Nuclear Blast. It is a follow-up to 2015’s In Times and we already heard a taste of it with the song “Storm Son.” The group unveiled another new song, “The River’s Mouth.”
The band commented:
“The theme here is your relationship with the “future”, as we describe it: the sensation of time moving along is a construction of our brains – physics claims all time to already have been “rolled out”. The future would be, speaking in tabloid; a piece of land we just haven’t arrived at yet… But it is already here! The song is about acting in tandem with your future self which already arrived at this “future island” – do not sit and wait, make sure you lay the ground for what is to happen in the future, now!”
Listen to “The River’s Mouth” below and pre-order E here.