The ever evolving Norwegian progressive black metal gods Enslaved have released the first single from their upcoming album Riitiir. The song is titled “Thoughts Like Hammers” and can be found streaming on NPR of all places by clicking right here.
Riitiir will be Enslaved’s 12th studio album and means “the rites of man.” It is due to be released September 28, 2012 in Europe and October 2 in North America on Nuclear Blast. In a recent statement guitarist (and original member) Ivar Bjørnson had the following to say:
“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.”