Enslaved have just announced via their official Facebook page that they are in the studio working on their new album. The full update says:
It’s been over two years already since the release of our album In Times, can you believe it? And now we are happy to announce that we have entered the studio again to record our 14th (yet untitled) full-length release! Aiming for both wilder and yet more progressive and melodic horizons, we’re always up to surprise and challenge you, dear fans… and be assured that we will once again step up to the plate! The recordings are taking place at Duper & Solslottet Studios in Bergen throughout April, and will be mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.
Ivar Bjørnson comments: “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!”
The eye-catching cover and artwork is once again being currently created by renowned designer and painter Truls Espedal. More info will be revealed soon, stay tuned!