ENSLAVED Announces Fall 2017 European Tour

July 13, 2017

Norwegian progressive black avantgardists ENSLAVED will embark on a European tour in November in support of their upcoming fourteenth studio album. The trek will include several dates in the United Kingdom and Ireland as the support act for OPETH.

Tour dates:

Nov. 10 - D - Hamburg - Logo
Nov. 11 - D - Berlin - Nuke
Nov. 12 - D - Cologne - Underground
Nov. 13 - NL - Utrecht - Tivoli de Helling
Nov. 15 - UK - Manchester - O2 Ritz*
Nov. 16 - UK - Glasgow - Barrowlands*
Nov. 17 - UK - Belfast - The Limelight 1*
Nov. 18 - IRL - Dublin - The Academy *
Nov. 19 - UK - Nottingham - Rock City*
Nov. 21 - UK - Bristol - O2 Academy*
Nov. 22 - UK - Birmingham - O2 Institute*
Nov. 24 - UK - London - Islington Assembly Hall
Nov. 25 - F - Paris - Trabendo
Nov. 26 - B - Vosselaar - Biebob
Nov. 28 - F - Rezé - Barakason
Nov. 29 - F - Lyon - CCO Villeurbanne
Nov. 30 - I - Brescia - Circolo Colony
Dec. 01 - CH - Pratteln - Z7
Dec. 02 - D - Frankfurt - Das Bett
Dec. 03 - CZ - Prague - Chelmnice
Dec. 16 - RU - Moscow - Volta
Dec. 17 - RU - St. Petersburg - Club Val

* Supporting OPETH

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, July 14 at 9:00 a.m. local time (Monday same time for Russia).

The follow-up to 2015's "In Times", ENSLAVED's new disc was recorded at Duper & Solslottet Studios in Bergen and was once again mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. The effort is described in a press release as "a spectacular sound chimera of experimental prog filled with majestic melodies, epic sound landscapes and harsh black metal moments — all united in a massive storm that will reach the coast this autumn."

"I'm always psyched and proud when we have finished an album recording, and this is no exception!" states ENSLAVED singer Grutle Kjellson. "It was a really exciting process this time, with the lineup change and everything, so although it wasn't a dramatic change, the band dynamics were suddenly different. But, it was like a little re-boot, a fresh start so to speak. The studio sessions were great, and we all feel that we have done something truly amazing. We hope you'll enjoy it. Ugh!"

The eye-catching cover and artwork is once again being created by renowned designer and painter Truls Espedal.

ENSLAVED mastermind Ivar Bjørnson recently stated about the band's new album: "I have never worked this hard to put together music for an album before. 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!"

More info on ENSLAVED's next album will be revealed on August 11.

ENSLAVED's thirteenth studio LP, "In Times", came out in 2015.

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