ENSLAVED - In Times
Label: Nuclear Blast
Release date: 06.03.2015
Enslaved was formed in 1991 by Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson.
Album ISA (2004), put Enslaved at the very forefront of contemporary Extreme Metal; both as a recording and live artist – proving the latter with the release of acclaimed live-DVD “Return to Yggdrasill”. “Ruun” was released in 2006, and received numerous great reviews from fans, magazines and websites worldwide.
“Vertebrae” (2008), an album that spread across the globe like fire with extensive promotion and extensive touring. More inspired than ever the band worked on a new album throughout 2009, and started recording during the first weeks of 2010. The band’s first co-operation with mixer Jens Bogren; “Axioma Ethica Odini” received Enslaved’s 4th consecutive Norwegian Grammy in the Metal category (“Isa”, “Ruun” and “Vertebrae” receiving the three previous awards).
In 2012 they inked a worldwide deal with leading label Nuclear Blast Records. This all resulted in Enslaved’s groundbreaking 2012-album “Riitiir”, followed up throughout 2013, which became a year of expansion for Enslaved - with North American and European tours, and of course more festival appearances around the world. Songwriting once again commenced and 2014 were set to be the year when Enslaved took yet another step up, out, forward and whatever directions there are. The year started with supporting Swedish brother-in-beards Amon Amarth.
New album “In Times” will be out worldwide early March 2015, accompanied by a North American tour starting March 5th!
With the two previous albums, the team of producers once again came from within the band: Bjørnson, Larsen and Grutle – with the addition of Iver Sandøy. Large parts of the recording were once again done in the band members’ own studios in Bergen and the remote village of Valevåg.
The mix and mastering was handled by respectively Jens Bogren and Tony Lindgren
Norwegian artist Truls Espedal, who has worked with the band since 2001, has done the impossible with topping his own previous masterpieces once again.
|SIDE A||1. Thurisaz Dreaming
2. Building With Fire
|SIDE B||1. One Thousand Years Of Rain
2. Nauthir Bleeding
|SIDE C||1. In Times