ENSLAVED Is In The Studio Making A Risky New Record
Enslaved is currently in the studio recording a new album, its first with keyboardist and clean vocalist Hakon Vinje (Seven Impale) after the departure of longtime member Herbrand Larsen in 2016. Founding member Ivar Bjørnson says the album that showcases "more risks than ever before, and one in particular – and it is yielding awesome results. What does that mean? Stay tuned to find out!”
"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!"
Who knows what that means, but it's Enslaved – there's a high likelihood the album will be fantastic.