Enslaved Begin Recording New Album, Due Out In Late 2017


Progressive black metal legends Enslaved have entered the studio in their home of Norway to begin writing album #14! They have entered Duper & Solslottet Studios in Bergen and plan to work throughout April. The album will then be mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios. Artwork for the album will be once again created by renowned designer and painter Truls Espedal (In Times, RIITR). More details below:

Ivar Bjørnson commented:

It is absolutely fantastic to be in the studio with these new songs. So many doors were opened with In Times and the times (sic) that followed; for us as a band, for me as a composer and I guess for us all on a personal level. I have never worked this hard to put together music for an album before, and that intensity continues into the studio where everybody is giving their everything, every hour of every day. We are a tighter unit than ever before, which is obvious sonically. The concept conjured by myself and old war-brother Grutle is the strongest we have worked with. Finally, I am proud that we have taken more risks than ever before, and one in particular – and it is yielding awesome results. What does that mean? Stay tuned to find out!”

Enslaved released In Times in 2014 (Nuclear Blast), and celebrated their 25th Anniversary at the end of 2016 with their global events (Bergen, London, New York) with their co-owned new label imprint By Norse. They have a new live album out today, Live At Roadburn, and there is also an Enslaved documentary on the way later this year. Ghost Cult interviewed Bjørnson this past December about the history of Enslaved and what to expect from the new album:

Enslaved, by Jonathan Arevalo Photography