ENSLAVED: RIITIIR TRACK LISTING REVEALED
Norwegian progressive extreme metal band ENSLAVED have unveiled the track listing to their twelfth studio album, RIITIIR, on their official Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/ENSLAVED. “It has been only two years since we last released an album [2010’s award-winning Axioma Ethica Odini], and we’ve been touring Europe and North America several times since then,” reflects ENSLAVED guitarist, songwriter, and founding member Ivar Bjørnson. “Some might think that this schedule, and the fact that we celebrated our 20th anniversary last year, should result in some time off in the end. Nah. Like a space vessel that gains momentum by entering slingshot-orbits on its way through space, we seem to gain speed, direction, and strength on our journeys, through new releases and subsequent tours. “Describing the sound on the new album is both easy and hard,” Bjørnson continues. “It is easy because it sounds like ENSLAVED, whatever that means. It is hard because there are so many layers and different focal points. I have a feeling that it has a deeper complexity than our previous efforts, but at the same time, I do find it more catchy and moving. Then again, I am the opposite of objective in this, so again I’ll leave it up to the people outside the band to make up their mind.” The track listing for RIITIIR’s European and North American digi-pak is as follows: 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 track listing for RIITIIR’s 2 LP double-gatefold is as follows: 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 RIITIIR is due out in Europe on September 28th and in North America on October 9th. ENSLAVED will be performing in this year’s Barge To Hell cruise from Miami to the Caribbean, beginning on December 3rd.