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ENSIFERUM nearing completion on recording new album

October 5th, 2014

ENSIFERUM have been locked away in Astia Studio (astiastudio.fi) in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo for three weeks. Drums, bass, and most of the guitar parts have been recorded. At the end of last week, guest musician Timo Väänänen tracked some takes with hiskantele, and over the weekend, vocalist Petri Lindroos began tracking vocals!

Bassist Sami Hinkka comments: “Hi folks! For last few days, Mahi and Pete have sweated their asses off while recording guitars. Songs sound, like our friends in UK would say, bloody awesome! Today (Friday, September 26) we recorded kantele and some special guitar tracks. Tomorrow it’s time to set up a microphone and start to record vocals. Things are proceeding as planned.

The album is tentatively scheduled for release worldwide on Metal Blade Records in early 2015.

ENSIFERUM
26/11/14 JP – Tokyo – Club Duo Exchange
27/11/14 JP – Osaka – Mamba Rocket
13/12/14 NL – Eindhoven – Metal Meeting
22/01-26/01/15 US – Miami – 70,000 Tons Of Metal
30/07/15 – 01/08/15 DE – Wacken – Wacken Open Air
13/08/15 RO – Rasnov – Rockstadt Extremefest
13/08 -15/08/15 DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Festival

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Ensiferum nearing completion on recording new album

September 29th, 2014

Helsinki, FinlandSeptember 29th, 2014Ensiferum have been locked away in Astia Studio (astiastudio.fi) in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo for three weeks. Drums, bass, and most of the guitar parts have been recorded. At the end of last week, guest musician Timo Väänänen tracked some takes with his kantele, and over the weekend, vocalist Petri Lindroos began tracking vocals!

Bassist Sami Hinkka comments:”Hi folks! For last few days, Mahi and Pete have sweated their asses off while recording guitars. Songs sound, like our friends in UK would say, bloody awesome! Today (Friday, September 26) we recorded kantele and some special guitar tracks. Tomorrow it’s time to set up a microphone and start to record vocals. Things are proceeding as planned.

The album is tentatively scheduled for release worldwide on Metal Blade Records in early 2015.

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Thyrien – lead singer/guitarist Oskari Koivisto

June 26th, 2014

 Lead singer/guitarist Oskari Koivisto – Thyrien

 Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Tom Hack for getting this interview done.
Thanks to Massacre Records for providing the promo pics

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Thyrien origins from the land of the thousand lakes -Finland and is a brand new battle/folk metal act that currently released their debut album titled HYMNS OF THE MORTALS – SONGS FROM THE NORTH. Me and lead singer/guitarist Oskari Koivisto hooked up and had a talk about the bands history, the debut album and the guests appearances on it and what the band is up to next. If you’re into folk metal with death metal influences then check out the music of Thyrien.

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ENSIFERUM sign worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records

April 24th, 2013
ENSIFERUM  (Photo Credit: Stephanie Cabral)Finland’s ENSIFERUM have spent the past 18 years honing the steel of their folk-infused battle metal auditory attack. Their albums are further bolstered by a live show that has become one of the most entertaining in all of metal. Proof of ENSIFERUM’s status as one of the most vital bands in modern metal was made apparent through their headlining slot on this year’s Paganfest USA tour. To further spread the band’s music to a worldwide audience, ENSIFERUM has forged a deal with Metal Blade Records! The band inked the deal with Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel during the Paganfest USA tour, and all parties are enthusiastic about new music and new possibilities.

Bassist/backing vocalist Sami Hinkka comments: “We are really looking forward to our co-operation with such a great and legendary label as Metal Blade. The next full length album should be out in early 2015. We have already started working with the new songs and it’s obvious that the next album will be another step ahead for Ensiferum. And now that we have united forces with mighty Metal Blade nothing can stop us! The next album is going to be something that will rock the very foundations of folk metal genre.

“We also would like to thank Spinefarm Records for all these 13 years, it’s been as blast but now it is time for us to move on and head bravely towards new challenges.

The future looks bright for Sword Bearers!”
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ENSIFERUM: Finnish Folk Metal Merchants To Kick Off Paganfest Saturday

March 29th, 2013
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Finnish folk metal merchants ENSIFERUM will return to North America as headliners of the fourth edition of Paganfest! The ceremonies will commence tomorrow in Denver and plunder through 21 cities with an included evening of pillaging at this the fifteenth addition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest in Worcester, Massachusetts. Among the strongest Paganfest lineups assembled thus far, support will be provided by Týr, Heidevolk, Trollfest and Helsott.

Comments the band: “Only one day to go before the most anticipated tour of the year begins! Needless to say, we are really pumped for this one because it’s been way too long since we raised pints with our North American brothers and sisters. With such a great lineup, Paganfest will take no prisoners and leave no heroes unsung. So, fellow sword bearers, are you with us?! See you all on the road!”

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ENSIFERUM: Finnish Folk Metal Merchants To Headline Paganfest America IV

January 29th, 2013

Finnish folk metal merchants, ENSIFERUM, are pleased to announce their return to North American soil as headliners of the fourth edition of Paganfest America. The epic jaunt will commence March 30th in Denver and pillage through 21 cities and includes a slot on this year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Fest in Worcester, Massachusetts. Among the strongest Paganfest lineups assembled thus far, support will be provided by Týr, Heidevolk, Trollfest and Helsott.

Comments the band: “Finally, ENSIFERUM will to return to North America! It’s been way too long since we shared wild Paganfest nights with our brothers and sisters across the ocean. We will not come to pillage your cities alone; it’s a great honor to join forces with Týr, Heidevolk, Trollfest and Helsott for this once-in-a-lifetime tour.”

ENSIFERUM: Paganfest America IV

w/ Týr, Heidevolk, Trollfest, Helsott

3/30/2013 The Summit – Denver, CO

4/01/2013 901 Live – Tempe, AZ

4/02/2013 TBA – Los Angeles/West Hollywood, CA

4/03/2013 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

4/04/2013 The Alley – Reno, NV

4/05/2013 Hawthorne – Portland, OR

4/06/2013 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

4/07/2013 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

4/09/2013 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB

4/10/2013 The Exchange – Regina, SK

4/11/2013 Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB

4/12/2013 Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN

4/13/2013 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

4/14/2013 Al Rosa Villa – Columbus, OH

4/15/2013 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

4/16/2013 The Note – Philadelphia, PA

4/17/2013 Opera House – Toronto, ON

4/18/2013 Metropolis – Montreal, QC

4/19/2013 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY

4/20/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal & Hardcore Fest)

4/21/2013 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

 

ENSIFERUM will be touring in support of their mammoth Unsung Heroes full-length released in North America last Fall via Spinefarm Records U.S. Produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Sentenced, Apocalyptica), with special guest appearances by members of Die Apokalyptischen Reiter and legendary Finnish singer/actor, Vesa-Matti Loiri, Unsung Heroes continues to earn praise from critics and fans domestically and abroad. “…Mount the longboats, light the torches, and prepare for battle,” warns Metal Injection, while Outburn gushes, “Unsung Heroes is a totally solid entry ionto the hallowed halls of Valhalla made by a band that knows what it’s doing,” commending its “epic scope and reliance on catchy melodies.” Stereokiller boasts, “This is nothing short of amazing, beautiful in every way possible.” Elaborates Blistering in an 8/10 rating: “ENSIFERUM weren’t necessarily the first band out of the epic/folk gate, but they’re probably the best… One jaunt through 2009’s thoroughly captivating From Afar supports that notion, as the Finns were able to brandish a mighty sonic sword that kept the speed on 10, the jovial acoustics ‘a hustling, and above all else, managed to bring a sort of mild sophistication to a style that is usually anything but. Essentially, ENSIFERUM doesn’t play the stupid, folk metal game, and on Unsung Heroes, they manage to stay the course with sterling results.”

For review links, interviews and guest list requests, contact EarsplitPR.

http://www.ensiferum.com

http://www.facebook.com/Ensiferum

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Rock the Nation America announces Paganfest 2013 line-up

December 2nd, 2012

       

Rock the Nation America is very proud to bring you the 4th edition of Paganfest America!

One of the strongest line-ups assembled so far, with none other than Finland’s melodic folk masters ENSIFERUM! Our fellow vikings will assure a strong support with the return of TYR (Faroe Islands), and introducing HEIDEVOLK (The Netherlands) for the first time in North America. Also for the first time on our lands, a warm welcome to Norway’s TROLLFEST! Opening the festival will be Los Angeles’ own pagan lords HELSÓTT.

The tour is scheduled to kick off late March 2013 and will cover both the United States and Canada. ENSIFERUM comments:

“So finally, ENSIFERUM will to return to North America. It’s been way too long since we shared wild Paganfest nights with our brothers and sisters across the ocean. We will not come to pillage your cities alone; it’s a great honor to join forces with TYR, HEIDEVOLK and TROLLFEST for this once in a lifetime tour. See you soon folks!” – ENSIFERUM

Tour dates coming soon…Mead, beer & wine – let the festivities begin!!

Rock the Nation online:

www.facebook.com/PaganfestUSA

www.facebook.com/rockthenationus

www.rockthenationusa.com

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ENSIFERUM – Headliners of Niflheim Festival

October 13th, 2012

Waiting is finally over… We are very pleased to reveal the headliner of Niflheim Festival II – it is nobody less than the folk metallers ENSIFERUM from Finland. The festival line-up is now complete.

We are looking forward to 2nd March 2013, when the Finnish horde will hit the stage of LKA-Longhorn in Stuttgart.

Tickets are available on the festival website for the fair price of only 25 EUR.

www.niflheim-festival.com

See you all in March!

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ENSIFERUM @ O2 Islington Academy

September 26th, 2012

Ensiferum @ O2 Islington Academy

18th September 2012

Review by Rhiannon Marley

Photography by Andre Purvis



If you’re a miserable human being, don’t go to see Ensiferum!

I worked that out during the 2011 Ugly World Tour, on which they were joined by fellow Scandinavians Amon Amarth and Children of Bodom, and tonight, I couldn’t wait to see if Ensiferum would slay the crowd again – this time, in leading role!
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ENSIFERUM INTERVIEW With Bassist Sami Hinkka

September 26th, 2012

Ensiferum Interview

with Bassist Sami Hinkka

http://www.Ensiferum.com

@ O2 Academy Islington

18th September 2012

Interview By Rhiannon Marley



Apparently, you can’t have picnics in the park in Finland anymore. “Well, you can, but if you go by the book [of public protocol], it’s not allowed. It’s stupid! I love a drink in the sun!” claims Sami Hinkka.

How did we get talking about picnics in parks, I hear you ask? Well, we’re doing the interview outside and the sun is shining with the security guard of the O2 Islington just admonished Sami for wanting to bring his beer out to join him. Bad times!

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ENSIFERUM: Unsung Heroes Streaming In Its Entirety At Guitar World

September 15th, 2012

Unsung Heroes, the latest studio offering from Finnish sword-wielding, folk metal merchants, ENSIFERUM, will be streaming in full through the weekend courtesy of Guitar World in celebration of its official North American unveiling on Tuesday, September 18 through Spinefarm Records U.S.

Already unleashed in Europe, Unsung Heroes was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Sentenced, Apocalyptica), and features artwork by Kristian Wahlin, as well as a medley of special guests including members of Die Apokalyptischen Reiter plus legendary Finnish singer/actor, Vesa-Matti Loiri.

“…Mount the longboats, light the torches, and prepare for battle,” warns Metal Injection while Stereokiller boasts: “This is nothing short of amazing, beautiful in every way possible.” Elaborates Blistering in an 8/10 review: “ENSIFERUM weren’t necessarily the first band out of the epic/folk gate, but they’re probably the best… One jaunt through 2009’s thoroughly captivating From Afar supports that notion, as the Finns were able to brandish a mighty sonic sword that kept the speed on 10, the jovial acoustics ‘a hustling, and above all else, managed to bring a sort of mild sophistication to a style that is usually anything but. Essentially, ENSIFERUM doesn’t play the stupid, folk metal game, and on Unsung Heroes, they manage to stay the course with sterling results.”

Says bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka: “Greeting to our fellow warriors of North America! We are proud to announce that our latest album called Unsung Heroes will be released next week but you can listen to it in advance here at Guitar World. So now it’s not time to shred like Yngwie but it is time to grab your blade, rush the battlefield and shout, ‘IN MY SWORD I TRUST!’”

Raise your mead horns, North America, and honor Unsung Heroes at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, ENSIFERUM unleashed a video for the track “In My Sword I Trust.” The heroic clip was shot in Wrocklaw, Poland and directed by Rafal Szermanowicz of Grupa#13. Peep the video as well as behind-the-scenes footage HERE.

 

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ENSIFERUM: New Single Now Streaming

August 20th, 2012

 

“Burning Leaves,” the new single from Finland’s favorite folk metal collective, ENSIFERUM, is currently streaming here:

The track comes off the band’s fifth studio offering, Unsung Heroes. Set for North American release on September 18, 2012 via Spinefarm Records US, Unsung Heroes is over an hour long and sees the long-running five-piece pushing their signature sound to bold new heights of drama and excess. Called ENSIFERUM’s “best effort yet” by PureGrainAudio, Unsung Heroes is a cinematic experience from beginning to end. Produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Sentenced, Apocalyptica), the album features artwork by Kristian Wahlin and a medley of special guests including members of Die Apokalyptischen Reiter plus legendary Finnish singer/actor, Vesa-Matti Loiri.

“We’ve tried to push the different aspects of what we do as far as we can,” reflects the band, “the sonic scope is wider than ever. The folk elements go further down that path and the metallic parts will absolutely rip your face off!”

In addition, ENSIFERUM recently unleashed a video for the track “In My Sword I Trust.” The epic clip was shot in Wrocklaw, Poland and directed by Rafal Szermanowicz of Grupa#13. If you missed it, check out the video as well as behind-the-scenes footage HERE.

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ENSIFERUM To Release New Album Via Spinefarm Record; Album Title, Artwork and Track Listing Revealed

July 5th, 2012

Folk metal warriors ENSIFERUM will release their brand new opus to North American fans late this Summer through Spinefarm Records. Titled Unsung Heroes, the band’s fifth studio offering is over an hour long and sees the Finnish five-piece pushing their signature sound to bold new heights of drama and excess. A cinematic experience from beginning to end, Unsung Heroes includes the 16-plus minute track “Passion Proof Power” showing that when it comes to epic statements, ENSIFERUM are very much at the frontlines, swords in hand. Produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Sentenced, Apocalyptica), the album features artwork by Kristian Wahlin and a medley of special guests including members of Die Apokalyptischen Reiter plus legendary Finnish singer/actor, Vesa-Matti Loiri.

 

Comments bassist Sammi Hinka of Unsung Heroes: “On this album we pushed the boundaries of the key elements that make ENSIFERUM‘s music what it is and really took our music to another level. Crushing metal combined with majestic and beautiful folk and orchestration parts make this album something really unique in the whole genre!”

 

Unsung Heroes Track Listing:

01. Symbols

02. In My Sword I Trust

03. Unsung Heroes

04. Burning Leaves

05. Celestial Bond

06. Retribution Shall Be Mine

07. Star Queen (Celestial Bond Part II)

08. Pohjola

09. Last Breath

10. Passion Proof Power

 

View the Unsung Heroes artwork at THIS LOCATION. A confirmed U.S. street date as well as details on the video for “In My Sword I Trust” and an official North American tour will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned…

 

http://www.ensiferum.com

http://www.facebook.com/Ensiferum

https://www.facebook.com/SpinefarmRecordsUS

 

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CHILDREN OF BODOM, Amon Amarth, Ensiferum @ HMV Forum, London

April 23rd, 2011

CHILDREN OF BODOM, Amon Amarth, Ensiferum @ HMV Forum, London

9th April 2011

Review: Danny Draper

Tonights gig is a big’un! Two top draw bands at the top of their game; in my humble opinion, and a band that I’ve heard of, but never had the pleasure. What a pleasure tonight was though!



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The Finnish Metal Tour 2 with Finntroll & Ensiferum

March 22nd, 2011

The Finnish Metal Tour 2 with Finntroll & Ensiferum

Finntroll 



The Gramercy Theater – New York, NY


February 26th, 2011

Review and pictures by Kyle Moore, the Metal Magnus

Last April, I was fortunate enough to catch the original Finnish metal tour featuring Finntroll and their sister band Moonsorrow, which thoroughly blew me away. The tour must have been quite a success, since Finntroll enlisted Viking metal warlords Ensiferum for a second round of stateside Pagan folk lunacy. Also on board were two Finnish bands I hadn’t heard of, Barren Earth and Rotten Sound.

 

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