Norwegian metal legends, Enslaved, have reportedly finished recording their latest album.
A follow up to their 2015 release, In Times, this will be the first Enslaved album to feature keyboardist and clean vocalist Hakon Vinje after the departure of their longtime member Herbrand Larsen last year. Reportedly, this album has also been dubbed riskier than ever before by the band. According to Blabbermouth, the new album is “a spectacular sound chimera of experimental prog filled with majestic melodies, epic sound landscapes and harsh black metal moments — all united in a massive storm that will reach the coast this autumn.”
“I’m always psyched and proud when we have finished an album recording, and this is no exception!” states Enslaved singer Grutle Kjellson. “It was a really exciting process this time, with the line-up change and everything, so although it wasn’t a dramatic change, the band dynamics were suddenly different. But, it was like a little reboot, a fresh start so to speak. The studio sessions were great, and we all feel that we have done something truly amazing. We hope you’ll enjoy it. Ugh!”
Enslaved stated that the new album is due out sometime in autumn through Nuclear Blast, and will be mixed and mastered by Jens Borgen (Dark Tranquility, Daylight Dies, Leprous) at Fascination Street Studios. You can read the announcement from the band below, and let us know what you think in the comments below.
*** NEWS FROM THE STUDIO! ***
We’re happy to announce that we have now finished the recording process of our 14th, yet untitled album, set for release this autumn on Nuclear Blast! And while Jens Bogren is currently mastering and mixing this more progressive and epic full length release at his famous Fascination Street Studios, we’re putting the final touches to an epic first leg of a European tour that will be announced shortly, so keep your eyes open!
2017 will be the year we move forward with our sound and aim for more progressive and melodic horizons, adding an organic and old school-ish touch – and several courageous experiments. Exciting, right?
We’ll be playing on the following festivals this summer, see you around!
24.06 Halden (N) – Tons of Rock 2017
13.08 Kortrijk (B) – ALCATRAZ Festival 2017 – Kortrijk
24. – 26.08 Bergen (N) – Beyond the Gates
25.08 Moss (N) – Festivalen Sin
16.09 Sao Paulo (BR) – Overload Music Fest
26.-27.10 Stockholm (S) – Close-Up Båten 21
17.11 Belfast (UK) – The Limelight 1
18.11 Dublin (IRL) – The Academy