Black Metal veterans are preparing a new surprise for 2020.
Enslaved has released a note saying that they are preparing to enter in studio to record the successor of the marvelous album E making this subsequent one the 15th (!) album in their long career!
The album is believed to be released still in 2020 or the beginning of 2021 (the former is more likely).
According to the note, they will record in two studios in Bergen/NO, then they will “cross the mountains eastwards” to master with the great Jens Bogren (Sepultura, Dimmu Borgir, Kreator, Borknagar) in Örebro, Sweden.
There is no title to the new opus though. But this album marks the first one with the great drummer Iver Sandøy. More news coming soon.
Meanwhile you can read the entire note that was released on Facebook below:
“The days are growing darker in the Northern hemisphere – and Bergen is covered in a blanket of frost. This sets the scene as we have entered the studio to record the new Enslaved album. Since our last album, we have a “new” drummer – in quotation marks, since Iver has been with us behind the scenes for more than a decade. Together with me (Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson) he constitutes the production team on this new album – and as before we will record in Bergen in Duper Studio and next door at Iver‘s
Solslottet Studio . Before crossing the mountains eastwards to Örebro into Fascination Street Studios where Jens Bogren will handle the mix.
The new material I feel is very powerful. The ENSLAVED signature is there, but there is a wild drive and a level of energy that makes me extremely excited. All five members have poured their dedication and souls into the preparations, and there are new sides to the band shown that will elevate this album.” – Ivar Bjørnson