True Norwegian black metal legends Enslaved have just inked a worldwide record deal with Nuclear Blast. This comes as no surprise since the band’s previous two releases Vertebrae and Axioma Ethica Odini have been distributed in the states by Nuclear Blast USA. Both the band and Nuclear Blast’s label manager hint towards a new album in recent comments, but no date has been set.
Nuclear Blast USA label manager Gerardo Martínez commented:
“Enslaved is one of the most amazing bands to ever come from Norway. We’ve had the pleasure of working with them on their last two albums in North America, and from this day forth worldwide. Looking forward their new masterpiece to be unleashed to the masses later in the year!”
To read comments from Enslaved about the signing click here.Enslaved had this to say about the deal:
“We’re very, very (yes, very) pleased and proud to sign this deal with Nuclear Blast worldwide. We’ve already worked with Nuclear Blast US through our two latest albums; and our personal friendships with NB guys and gals on both sides of the Atlantic are even older. There’s no drama – we take great pride in the fact that there seldom is with us – it is simply a matter of one contract ending, and us going for what seems to be our best option at this point in time and space. This time the best choice for Enslaved is changing things up somewhat. We’re excited to see what the mixture of passion and professionalism at Nuclear Blast can do with the Enslaved name in the years to come. There is no doubt that the level of ambition, the experience and seriousness about what we do, form perfect common ground for Enslaved and Nuclear Blast. We’re in the process of making a new album that will initiate our new partnership, watch out for the approaching wave of news about that. For now, let’s just say that the album will be an absolute (Nuclear) blast!”