ENSLAVED ALBUM TEASER NOW ONLINE
Posted: August 20, 2012
An album teaser (featuring Ivar Bjørnson on keyboards) for ENSLAVED’s twelfth studio album, RIITIIR, is now available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjgqDQsEHI4. RIITIIR is due out in Europe on September 28th and in North America on October 9th. Listen to the track “Thoughts Like Hammers” on NPR.org’s All Songs Considered blog at http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2012/08/08/158219619/song-premiere-enslaved-thoughts-like-hammers. Song commentary by ENSLAVED’s Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson can be viewed at http://www.facebook.com/notes/enslaved/enslaved-new-track-thoughts-like-hammers-debuts-on-nprorg/10151187685546115. RIITIIR was recorded in Bergen, Norway at Duper Studios, Earshot Studios, Solslottet Studios, and Peersonal Sound. It was mixed by Jens Bogren and mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. The team of producers includes Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson, Herbrand Larsen, and Iver Sandøy. RIITIIR’s standard edition track listing is: 01. Thoughts Like Hammers 02. Death In The Eyes Of Dawn 03. Veilburner 04. Roots Of The Mountain 05. Riitiir 06. Materal 07. Storm Of Memories 08. Forsaken The deluxe digi-pak edition includes a bonus DVD featuring: The Making of RIITIIR, The Band, The Studios, The Artwork. The track listing for RIITIIR’s North American 2 LP bone & charcoal splatter vinyl double-gatefold – which will be limited to 1,000 copies - is: Side A: 01. Thoughts Like Hammers // 02. Death In The Eyes Of Dawn Side B: 01. Veilburner // 02. Roots Of The Mountain Side C: 01. Riitiir // 02. Materal Side D: 01. Storm Of Memories // 02. Forsaken European LP editions are available in clear and copper vinyl. ENSLAVED’s RIITIIR is the follow-up to Axioma Ethica Odini, which debuted in North America at #16 on the Billboard Heatseekers (New Artists) chart. Axioma Ethica Odini also won the 2010 Spellemann Award (the Norwegian equivalent of a U.S. Grammy Award) in the category “Best Metal Album,” won Terrorizer Magazine’s Reader’s Poll for “Best Album of 2010,” ranked #5 in Decibel Magazine’s “Top 40 Extreme Albums of 2010” list, and appeared on over 65 “Best Albums of 2010” lists in North America, repeatedly ranking in the Top 10. In Germany, Metal Hammer Magazine awarded ENSLAVED the “Album Of The Year” title; Dutch magazine Aardschok ranked Axioma Ethica Odini at #9. ENSLAVED will be performing in this year’s Barge To Hell cruise from Miami to the Caribbean beginning on December 3rd.