Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED have issued the following update:
“We started the process of making a new live DVD. Or perhaps ‘concert movie’ would be a more appropriate title for this undergoing. We’ve gone to some lengths to keep this under wraps for as long as possible; and now we’re more or less ready to go.
“We will record two full sets containing material from all our releases. There will be a total of 24 songs (matching the number of the Futhark, by the way-ish), including some very special and long asked-for treats for our fans. There will be glimpses into the world of ENSLAVED between the songs that will help create a unique musical experience caught on film.
“The site of the recording is ABC Studios in Etne, appropriately located in the house of the old school…”
ENSLAVED will return to the U.S. and Canada in early 2013 for a 20-date headlining “Winter Rite” tour with support from U.S. doom metallers PALLBEARER and occult rockers ANCIENT VVISDOM. Kick-off is in Philadelphia on January 30, with the tour closing in New York City on February 22.
ENSLAVED‘s twelfth studio album, “RIITIIR”, sold around 2,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 8 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
The band’s previous album, “Axioma Ethica Odini”, opened with 1,400 units back in September 2010 to debut at No. 16 on the Top New Artist Albums chart.
ENSLAVED will headline Scion AV‘s Label Showcase, featuring Roadburn Records, with additional appearances by WHITE HILLS, Scott Kelly of NEUROSIS, EARTHLESS and ASTRA. The event takes place on November 10 at the Roxy in West Hollywood, California. The concert is free with RSVP at www.scionav.com/metalshow.