Enslaved just celebrated their 25th Anniversary last year right after hitting on the lucky number 13 with their critically acclaimed studio album In Times about two years back. That makes it about time to shoot for an even luckier number 14. The Norwegian Progressive Metal band has got plenty in the works but it’s under the radar for the time being – the most we know so far is they’ll be recording in Duper & Solslottet Studios in Bergen all through the month of April before it’s handed over to Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios for mixing and mastering, then at last released on Nuclear Blast. Here’s some of what founding member Ivar Bjørnson has to say about the yet-untitled upcoming record: “…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”.
Enslaved also has a joint release between Norse Music and Burning World Records of their first ever live album, Roadburn Live, that came out on April 22nd – record store day – in every format including limited edition colored vinyl. Further info on the new record to come in the near future at http://enslaved.no.