ENSLAVED announce Jo Quail special appearance at London show + release ‘Congelia’ feat. Jo Quail

ENSLAVED announce Jo Quail special appearance at London show + release ‘Congelia’ feat. Jo Quail

1st March 2024 0 By Jon Deaux

One year ago, cosmic pioneers Enslaved released their latest avant-garde creation Heimdal. To celebrate the studio album’s first year of existence, the band announced the Heimdal (Deluxe) digital album, which is out today! As well as a UK and European tour with British post-hardcore quartet Svalbard and US metallers Wayfarer this month. 

Also today, Enslaved are thrilled to announce that internationally acclaimed composer and virtuoso cellist Jo Quail will make a special appearance at the first show of the tour, on March 6th at London’s Islington Assembly Hall.

To celebrate this news, Enslaved have released an electrifying alternative version of their track ‘Congelia‘, featuring Jo Quail, alongside a beautiful lyric video created by Kolibri Media.

Guitarist Ivar Bjørnson commented,
“London has a very special place in the history of our band, since the very first live shows we ever did outside of our home town(s) – the city has supported us through it all. We have a huge part of our extended family and tribe here; it is always like coming home. Just with better Indian food and worse traffic. This time London seems set on outdoing its welcome of us; Jo Quail will join us on stage to perform ‘Congelia’ with us! We are so proud and eager to show you how absolutely crushing that sounds. See you very soon. Baah!”

Jo Quail commented,
“I am thrilled to be joining forces with Enslaved once again on stage! It was such a wonderful experience in Bergen last year and I am honoured to be able to do this again in London – I hope you’ll enjoy this moment as much as I will.”

STREAM HEIMDAL (DELUXE): https://enslaved.bfan.link/heimdal-deluxe.ema

Heimdal (Deluxe) includes the studio album in full, as well as alternative versions of two album tracks ‘Forest Dweller‘ and ‘Congelia‘, both with sublime performances from renowned cellist Jo Quail, bonus track ‘Gangandi‘, plus the entirety of ‘The Otherworldly Big Band Experience‘ – Enslaved‘s stunning 2022 streaming event featuring fellow psychedelic Norwegian prog band Shaman Elephant.

Enslaved‘s latest studio album Heimdal (released March 2023) is both a departure and a communion with roots forged over three decades ago in the turbulent birth throes of Norway’s black metal scene. It’s a record that points towards new beginnings, and a dawn that’s on the other side of the apex of the land. A psychedelic journey through arcane Norse folklore, connecting with one’s ancient ancestors and our future selves.

The Otherworldly Big Band Experience‘ was an Enslaved show like none other, their biggest, boldest project to date – a colossal, kaleidoscopic stage show featuring a stellar setlist covering their career, both past and present. Including some tracks never previously performed live. 

Enslaved will be touring the UK and Europe this month. The 16-date run will take the band across 10 different countries, with support coming from Svalbard and Wayfarer.

Tickets are on-sale now from https://enslaved.no/

w/ Svalbard + Wayfarer
06/03 – UK  London, Islington Assembly Hall 
07/03 – UK  Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
08/03 – UK  Manchester, Club Academy
09/03 – UK  Glasgow, Slay 
10/03 – IE   Dublin, Opium 
12/03 – NL  Helmond, Cacaofabriek 
13/03 – FR  Paris, La Machine 
14/03 – CH  Geneva, PTR/l’Usine 
15/03 – FR  Montpellier, Victoire 2
16/03 – IT   Milan, Legend 
18/03 – CZ  Prague, Futurum
19/03 – AT  Vienna, Szene 
21/03 – DE  Cologne, Club Volta 
22/03 – DE  Leipzig, Taubchenthal 
23/03 – DE  Berlin, Hole44
24/03 – PL  Warsaw, Proxima

Enslaved have also been announced for some festivals in 2024:

18/05-19/05   BE  Thronefest *Vikingligr Veldi set
31/07-03/08   NO  Beyond The Gates, Bergen
11/08             UK  Bloodstock Festival, Derby
14/08-17/08   DE  Summer Breeze, Dinkelsbühl
16/11-17/11   MX  Mexico Metal Fest, Mexico City

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