Hear ENSLAVED's epic new song "Forest Dweller" | Revolver

Hear ENSLAVED's epic new song "Forest Dweller"

Latest single from upcoming 'Heimdal' LP

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Norwegian extreme-metal band Enslaved are gearing up to release their highly anticipated 16th full-length, Heimdal, a concept record about what the band has described as "one of the most fascinating characters of [Norse] mythology." Heimdal is a god who keeps watch for invaders and the onset of Ragnarök, a.ka. Viking Armageddon, and befitting his epic, apocalyptic nature, the album sounds massive. Today (January 26th) comes the single "Forest Dweller," along with its cinematic music video. Watch and listen above.

"To me 'Forest Dweller' was the most immediate song on the album, at least in its earliest form as an instrumental demo," Enslaved vocalist-bassist Grutle Kjellson commented. "I spent quite some time to get into some of the other songs of the album, but this one seemed somehow logical, well logical by Enslaved standards that is. I had an idea for a lyric, and Ivar's amazing and diverse riffs on this one made it easy to pan out the scripture. I made a rough plan on what to sing over it, and we actually ended up using some parts of those recordings on the album!

"The song sort of showcases our representative samples of inspiration: Led Zep, Genesis, Destruction, Iron Maiden and David Bowie, to mention a schizophrenic tapestry of influences. It mirrors in the lyrics as well, which deals about both darkness and light in connection to the nature of Heimdal."

Heimdal is due out in March 2023 via Nuclear Blast Records. Order it on Revolver-exclusive white vinyl at our shop.