Enslaved is about to drop their 14th studio effort, E, another consciousness-expanding album that finds the band mixing in even more fresh elements into their already diverse sound and they’ve just released the music video for “The River’s Mouth.”
“‘The River’s Mouth’ is a quite heavy track, drawing both on our rock roots and of course the foundation of everything awesome: mid-’80s, mid-paced Bathory. It also includes some odd space-rock in the choruses and the end part – finally Bathory and Hawkwind met,” began guitarist Ivar Bjørnson. “I like the energy of this song a lot – both Cato and new-kid-on-the-chopping-block Håkon is doing such a great job with the psychedelic parts, the chorus and the ending. What a drive! The end sounds like traveling at insane speed through wormholes.”
As for the meaning of the song, Bjørnson continues, “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’ — try wrapping our brains around that one! So 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!”
E will be released on Oct. 13 through Nuclear Blast and pre-orders are available now at the label’s webstore. The group will kick off a European run on Nov. 11 and a list of all upcoming stops can be found at their Facebook page.
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