A glimpse into Norwegian artist Truls Espedal’s creation process for the RIITIIR album artwork plus a narration by ENSLAVED vocalist/bassist Grutle Kjellson is now available for viewing on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel. The twelfth studio installment by Norway’s progressive extreme metallers, RIITIIR is due out in Europe on September 28th and in North America on October 9th. It was recorded in Bergen, Norway at Duper Studios, Earshot Studios, Solslottet Studios, and Peersonal Sound. At Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, Jens Bogren handled mixing duties while Tony Lindgren handled the mastering. The team of producers includes ENSLAVED’s very own Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson & Herbrand Larsen, plus Iver Sandøy. View the lyric video for “Thoughts Like Hammers” on YouTube. All editions of RIITIIR are now available for pre-order from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop. Bundles include an exclusive album artwork t-shirt + an exclusive 1-inch pin. 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 is limited to 1,000 copies - is: Side A: 01. Thoughts Like Hammers // 02. Death In The Eyes Of Dawn Side B: 03. Veilburner // 04. Roots Of The Mountain Side C: 05. Riitiir // 06. Materal Side D: 07. Storm Of Memories // 08. Forsaken 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. Visit ENSLAVED online at: www.ENSLAVED.no www.facebook.com/ENSLAVED www.YouTube.com/ENSLAVEDOFFICIAL Twitter.com/ENSLAVEDBAND