A white lady wandering through the woods of Bergen? No, this is not a ghost haunting the most beautiful city in Norway, but ENSLAVED shooting a new video for their upcoming release.
Ivar Bjørnson on the video shoot in Bergen: “We had a great weekend filming with the Icelandic video magician Gaui H – this time in our hometown Bergen. This is for a song that deals with the eternal connection to your proverbial “True North” – the place that pulls you through the Darkness towards the new day, that makes the journey to or from wherever you are fighting your way bearable. It has been shot at locations ranging from contemporary buildings where our local history is presented in various forms and tastes, at the historical Bryggen area where both trade and the Black Death has defined us, and of course in the mountains and forest surrounding and inspiring the ages of artists residing in Bergen. The massive support from local friends and enthusiasts has been overwhelming, everyone from local restaurant Lysverket to local metal festival Beyond the Gates to eternally solid Bergen Backline who have helped where they could. We cannot wait to see what Gaui H and team will conjure from the tapes – I for one am totally convinced it will be a fitting homage to this place, region and idea that we owe so much of our inspiration to. Thank you all, thank you Bergen!”
The band took three days to shoot the video in early February – together with video producer Gaui H from Gaui H Pic. A few months ago, ENSLAVED re-signed to Nuclear Blast and released a stunning new music video for their interpretation of ‘What Else Is There’ by Norwegian electropop band RÖYSKOPP. The song is featured as a bonus track on the digital version of their latest album, E.
14 albums and 28 years into a career that shows no signs of losing neither momentum nor its magical, effervescent creative sheen, ENSLAVED will certainly continue evolving before our ears and eyes. This time, however, even the sky is no limit. Stronger than ever and manifestly thrilled to be in such rude health, life in ENSLAVED has never been more rewarding. And the best is yet to come.
ENSLAVED live 2020:
20.03 NL Eindhoven – Prognosis Festival
25-27.06 NO Ekeberg – Tons of Rock
11-12.07 US Moran, WY – Fire In The Mountains Festival
07–09.08 BE Kortrijk – Alcatraz Festival
10-12.09 PL Aleksandrow Loozki – Summer Dying Loud