D'après leur guitariste, Ivar Bjørnson, Enslaved est en forme ; au point de comparer l'avancée du groupe à celle d'un vaisseau spatiale. Une déclaration de sa part a accompagné l'annonce de la tracklist de leur prochain album, Riitiir, qui sortira en Europe le 28 septembre prochain. Il sera disponible en CD et en double vinyle (même tracklist pour les deux).
“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.”
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. ForsakenSource : Nuclear Blast