The title for the new album by Norway's highly renowned extreme metal band ENSLAVED was announced on the band's MySpace page on today. Axioma Ethica Odini will be released in Europe September 27th, and North America September 28th.
This eleventh studio album was recorded at three different studios in Bergen, Norway: 1) Duper; 2) Earshot (belonging to Enslaved members Herbrand Larsen (keyboardist/backing vocalist) and Ice Dale (lead guitarist); and 3) Peersonal Sound (owned by rhythm guitarist/songwriter Ivar Bjørnson). It is the follow-up to 2008's Vertebrae, which sold over 1,100 copies its first week of release in North America according to Nielsen SoundScan and debuted on the American Billboard Hard Music chart at #11 and on the Billboard Heatseekers chart at #49. In their native country, Norway, Vertebrae entered the official charts at #20 and earned Enslaved their third consecutive Spellemannpris. (The Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy Awards).