“With Enslaved our early influences were Bathory, Dark Throne and Mayhem” – Grutle Kjellson shares his story as a metal vocalist

Author Arto Mäenpää - 1.3.2023

Norwegian metal avant-gardists Enslaved will release their 16th studio album, “Heimdal”, on March 3, 2023, via Nuclear Blast Records.

“Heimdal” 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. The record is named after Heimdal, arguably the most mysterious entity in Nordic mythology. The record features the psychedelic track “Caravans To The Outer Worlds” from last year’s EP of the same name. Album bonus versions contain an extra track, “Gangandi”, alongside a Blu-ray copy of 2021’s stunning “Otherworldly Big Band Experience” streamed event — the band’s boldest project to date, featuring fellow Norwegian prog band Shaman Elephant. The kaleidoscopic stage show features a stellar setlist, covering Enslaved‘s career, both past and present.

Chaoszine sat down with the band’s frontman Grutle Kjellson via Zoom and discussed about his journey as a metal vocalist from the very early days until the upcoming album “Heimdal” and you can check out the interesting interview below:

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You can check out the songs released from Enslaved‘s upcoming “Heimdal” album below: