Release Date: October 9, 2012
Label: Nuclear Blast
Two decades after their birth in Norway, Enslaved's new album will once again surprise even those who are familiar with their non-linear development. The band's sound is more than ever their own as the underlying thoughts are more deeply engaged and the sounds heightened - the beauty more exquisite and the harsh realities more extreme. RIITIIR embodies a lot more of what has come to be known as Enslaved: indefinable and grandiose, honest and unearthly, dark, harsh, and effortlessly beautiful. RIITIIR adds another layer to Enslaved's quest to challenge the limits of their own self-knowledge while leading the listener on an unforgettable journey.