Guitarist/songwriter Ivar Bjørnson of the Norwegian masters of progressive/experimental metallers ENSLAVED has issued the following statement:
"It is with great enthusiasm we can announce these European dates of our 'Circling Above and Within Tour'! Ash clouds, however metal and majestic they might be, put a stop to our planned U.K. tour back in April. We started working on scheduling new dates immediately, and now we are ready to go! ENSLAVED is a band that enjoys being on the road like nothing else; we do take pride in being a hard working and increasingly energetic and focused live band. We are also very pleased with our new album (why be modest?) due to be out in connection with this tour - and cannot wait to perform the tracks live!"
Confirmed European dates include:
10/15 Underworld - London, Great Britain
10/16 Aeronel - Paris, France
10/17 L'autre Canal - Nancy, France
10/18 Nouveau Casino - Paris, France
10/20 Kade - Zaandam, The Netherlands
10/21 W2 - Den Bosch, The Netherlands
10/22 Trix - Antwerpen, Belgium
The new ENSLAVED album will be the follow-up to 2008's Vertebrae, which sold over 1,100 copies its first week of release according to Nielsen SoundScan and debuted on the American Billboard Hard Music chart at #11 and on the Billboard Heatseekers chart at #49.