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Norwegian progressive black metal masters Enslaved have announced a 20-date North American headlining tour, dubbed the ‘Winter Rite’ tour, for early 2013. The tour, which is in support of their newest release Riitiir will also feature doom metallers Pallbearer and the purveyors of neo-folk/occult rock Ancient VVisdom.  The tour will kick off January 30th in Philadelphia, and close February 22nd in New York.

Riitiir is in contention for one of the best albums of 2012, and Pallbearer and Ancient VVisdom will both be excellent bands to see live as well, so anyone with the chance to go should definitely take advantage of it.

Enslaved guitarist, Ivar Bjørnson offered this to say about the upcoming tour:

North America has become like a second home-shore to us; the rising support we’ve been getting for the last albums and tours has been amazing! We’re more than ready to come over again and play our new album Riitiir live to show that the new material is extremely well-fitted for a live setting, and to reflect the enthusiasm and dedication we’ve been getting from the fans over there! See you on the road!

Riitiir was released September 28th on Nuclear Blast. The video for the track “Thought Like Hammers” can be viewed here

Pallbearer’s latest release, Sorrow and Extinction, was released February 21st on Profound Lore. Here’s a fan video for the song “An Offering Of Grief

Ancient VVisdom’s most recent release, A Godlike Inferno, came out in 2011. The official video for “VVorld of Flesh” can be viewed here.

Dates will be in the events calendar shortly.