ENSLAVED: NEW ALBUM TITLE COUNTDOWN BEGINS

July 14th, 2010
by EvilG

The title for the new album by Norway’s highly renowned psychedelic post-black metal band ENSLAVED will be announced on the band’s MySpace page on Thursday, July 15th at 3 a.m. PACIFIC / 6 a.m. EASTERN / 12:00 CET.  Release dates will also be announced.

This eleventh studio album was recorded at three different studios in Bergen, Norway: 1) Duper; 2) Earshot (belonging to ENSLAVED members Herbrand Larsen [keyboardist/backing vocalist] and Ice Dale [lead guitarist]); and 3) Peersonal Sound (owned by rhythm guitarist/songwriter Ivar Bjørnson).   It is the follow-up to 2008’s Vertebrae, which sold over 1,100 copies its first week of release in North America according to Nielsen SoundScan and debuted on the American Billboard Hard Music chart at #11 and on the Billboard Heatseekers chart at #49.  In their native Norway, Vertebrae entered the official charts at #20 and earned  ENSLAVED their third consecutive Spellemann award (the Norwegian equivalent of a Grammy).

Vertebrae also won Terrorizer Magazine’s coveted “Album of the Year” award for 2008.  Other “Best of 2008” rankings include: Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles: #4;  Metal Edge: #9; Metal Maniacs: #11; Revolver Magazine: #14; Decibel Magazine: #16; and Kerrang!: #19.

ENSLAVED will embark on a 7-show “Circling Above and Within Tour” of Europe beginning October 15th.

View a recent interview with ENSLAVED guitarist/songwriter Ivar Bjørnson here.

Visit ENSLAVED online at www.ENSLAVED.no, www.myspace.com/ENSLAVED, www.facebook.com/ENSLAVED, and www.youtube.com/user/enslavedofficial.

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