Whoa, Enslaved has been around since 1991? The reason I bring that up is because the band announced via Facebook that they will be hitting the studio soon to record their thirteenth record! Thirteenth! Recordings for the album will be taking placeat Duper and Solslottet Studios in Bergen, Norway with additional recordings done at Conclave and Earshot Studios, as well as founding Enslaved member Ivar Bjørnson’s Personal Sound Studios.
Bjørnson weighed in on the whole process in the announcement.
“My favorite time of year is whenever we enter the studio with Enslaved to record a new album. Now the season of creative madness, endless days, and bleeding fingertips is upon us again… O joy! As before, it is the unholy trinity that forms the first line of attack: I (guitar), Grutle (Kjellson, bass & vocals), and Cato (Bekkevold, drums), are recording the foundations of the album live, while Ice Dale (lead guitar) and Herbrand (Larsen, vocals & keys) will add their instruments and voice in their own studios after these initial core sessions. Then I will add some wackiness at my home studio, before we all get together again to finish it."
Outside all that good stuff, the band announced they're including "dditional experimentation and sonic exploration will be conducted deep in the woods of Valevåg south of Bergen where the band took a mobile studio to record the infamous Thorn 7” single in 2012" and they'll work once more with Truls Espedal for the artwork as they have ever since 2001.
The bad news? We have to wait until 2015 for the record.