Enslaved Release ‘Big Band’ Version of “Caravans To The Outer Worlds”


An unexpected version of Enslaved’s music was released earlier today, as the progressive black metal band from Norway unveiled a “big band” version of “Caravans to the Outer Worlds.” The track was previously only available on last year’s Heimdal EP, but now we’ve got a special version that includes Norwegian psychedelic prog rock outfit Shaman Elephant.

According to vocalist Grutle Kjellson, this live recording, which you can watch below, took place roughly a year ago on the Winter Solstice for a specially livestreamed event “The Otherworldly Big Band Experience.”

 “‘Caravans To The Outer Worlds’ was the first material written for our upcoming album, and that first song usually points in a certain direction. However, this song points in several directions, and that really made the whole process immensely interesting, and ultimately pushed us making our best album ever!

“This live-version, taken from The Otherworldly Big Band Experience, our last big project keeping us alive during the pandemic, is the first of hopefully many opportunities to behold a performance of this energetic song. We hope you’ll enjoy it. God Jól!”

The regular, studio version of “Caravans to the Other Worlds” will be available on Enslaved’s upcoming album Heimdal, which will be released on March 3, 2023, via Nuclear Blast Records, but you can preorder your copy today.

If you’d like to catch Enslaved live, be sure to check out the list of dates and venues below the video. It’s sure to be a killer gig.

03 March NO, Bergen – USF Verftet
Head to enslaved.no/Heimhug for more information.

w/ Black Anvil
05 April New York, NY – Irving Plaza
06 April Boston, MA – Big Night Live
07 April Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
08 April Toronto, ON – The Opera House
10 April Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall
11 April Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
12 April Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
14 April Denver, CO – The Gothic Theatre
15 April Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
17 April Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
18 April Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw
19 April Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
21 April Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
22 April Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
23 April Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
25 April Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
26 April Dallas, TX – The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
28 April Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
29 April Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
30 April Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

VIP tickets for NA shows available here: enslaved.soundrink.com

03 Feb 2023 DK, Fredericia – Winter Metal Magic
13 May 2023 UK, London – Incineration Festival
10-11 Nov 2023 MX, Monterrey – Mexico Metal Fest

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