In Anticipation of their upcoming new release »In Times« on March 06 via Nuclear Blast, Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED have made the album available for streaming in its entirety on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/IwvcXnDl1GM.
ENSLAVED share the following about their new album: “As always, it is hard to formulate an exact direction ENSLAVED is or is not heading in with the new album. This duality is part of the essence of the band: The ability to maintain consistency and a strong identity and, at the same time, surprise both the oldest fans and even ourselves with new musical directions. The new material is darker and rawer, more aggressive and direct, yet continues the exploration deeper into progressive, softer, and more melodic territories with at times complex song structures, combined with unusually immediate (for ENSLAVED, at least) elements. The high level of energy in the songs reflects both an inspired and an ever-harder working band that keeps pushing their own and their associated genres’ limits.”
»In Times« was recorded at Duper Studios and Solslottet Studio in Bergen, Norway with additional recordings sessions in the woods of Valevåg south of Bergen, Conclave & Earshot Studios, and Peersonal Sound Studios. The album was produced by band members Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson & Herbrand Larsen together with Iver Sandøy. Mixing was completed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden.
Artwork is by long-time collaborating artist and “sixth ENSLAVED member” Truls Espedal, who has painted all seven album covers since 2001’s »Monumension«. Observe his creative process here.
»In Times« is currently available for pre-order in an exclusive Mail-Order edition, various vinyl editions, and digi-pak formats at this link: http://smarturl.it/ENSLAVED-INTIMES-NB
The track listing for »In Times« is:
01 – Thurisaz Dreaming
02 – Building With Fire
03 – One Thousand Years Of Rain
04 – Nauthir Bleeding
05 – In Times
06 - Daylight