Dec 152014

Norway’s Enslaved have been teasing their new album for months, but today brought some especially enticing details — along with the announcement of a month-long North American tour next March, with support from YOB and Ecstatic Vision.

First, the album news: The title of this 13th studio full-length is In Times, it features painted artwork by Truls Espedal, and it will be released on March 6 in Europe and March 10 in North America. The artwork is wonderful, so let’s have a look at it next (click the image to view a larger version):



Here also is an excerpt of a statement about the album by Enslaved guitarist and composer Ivar Bjørnson:

“I do think this new album is the most consistent body of work we have so far: It incorporates our ‘blacker’ past with our influences from prog rock, our present sense of absolute freedom, and the joy of being in this band, if that makes any sense… Ha, ha, ha.  It is higher in energy, more aggressive, yet more beautiful and subtle.  It simply sounds inspired.”

The album is 53 minutes long, and this is the track list:

01 – Thurisaz Dreaming
02 – Building With Fire
03 – One Thousand Years Of Rain
04 – Nauthir Bleeding
05 – In Times
06 – Daylight



Now, about that tour. You can probably spy the dates and locations from the flyer at the top of this post, but just in case, here’s the schedule (I know you will be happy for me because the tour is coming to Seattle):

March 5 – San Diego, CA at Brick By Brick
March 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
March 7 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
March 9 – Portland, OR @ The Hawthorne Theater
March 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
March 11 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
March 13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
March 14 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
March 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
March 17 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
March 19 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
March 20 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electrique
March 21 – New York, NY @ Grammercy Theatre
March 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
March 23 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
March 24 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair


  1. i will die of excitement.

  2. so glad i got to see these guys last winter, they were amazing : )

  3. Pretty sure that Chicago date is during finals week for me. Screw it, it’ll be worth it.

  4. DAMN YOU MANITOBA!! Its always so exciting to see canadian dates on a North American tour…And then I remember I live in manitoba and weep…

  5. I’m predicting two things now…

    1. That will be amongst the best album art we see all year.

    2. “One Thousand Years of Rain” is going to be a phenomenal song.

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