Enslaved fans rejoice! Back in September we learned that the Norwegian metallers were recording their new album, and now we know when it’s coming to our ears! Enslaved will be releasing “In Times” on March 6th via Nuclear Blast! What can we expect? Ivar Bjørnson said this, “I was so deep into the songs and ideas for such a long time (or have my head so far up my own a**, if you prefer more direct language) that it is hard to have any ‘opinions’ about them that is anything else than the high-flying mumbo-jumbo of the introvert song-smith. The songs are extensions of my inner and outer life, the thoughts I am aware of having, as well as those that lie too deep to register in everyday consciousness. The songs are the resounds of grandiose altered states and mundane tiny micro-events. In addition, they are, of course, also the result of inspiration from other music and art. I do think this new album is the most consistent body of work we have so far: It incorporates our ‘blacker’ past with our influences from prog rock, our present sense of absolute freedom, and the joy of being in this band, if that makes any sense… Ha, ha, ha. It is higher in energy, more aggressive, yet more beautiful and subtle. It simply sounds inspired.”
2012’s “RIITIIR” was such an incredible record, so I expect nothing but more greatness with their upcoming thirteenth album. This is a truly a band that just gets better and better as times goes on, so I can’t wait to get this new music in March! Check out the cover artwork below, and start getting excited now! New Enslaved is coming!