Ensiferum announces ”Path To Glory” European tour for April 2018!

Finnish Metal Gods Ensiferum have just announced a full European tour for April 2018!

Statement of the bassist Sami Hinkka about the upcoming tour in 2018:

Greetings fellow metalheads! With great pride, we announce our next tour “Path To Glory”! It’s been ages since we did a tour this long and thorough all across Europe, so it’s going to be a blast, night after night for weeks! And that’s what we love to do: party hard with the craziest crowd in the world! We are gonna treat you with a special set combining new, old and rare Ensiferum hits! We are extremely thrilled to share the stage with the mighty Ex Deo who is returning to Europe after many years! This is going to be one hell of a tour! See you all in the moshpit!

Metal Hammer, Legacy, MusiX, metal.de präsentieren:
”Path To Glory” tour 2018 tour dates with Ensiferum and Ex Deo:

03.04.2018 (DE) HAMBURG / Gruenspan
04.04.2018 (DK) COPENHAGEN / Vega
05.04.2018 (SE) STOCKHOLM / Klubben
06.04.2018 (SE) GOTHENBURG / Sticky Fingers
07.04.2018 (DK) AARHUS / Royal Metal Festival
08.04.2018 (DE) ROSTOCK / Mau
09.04.2018 (PL) GDYNIA / Ucho
10.04.2018 (PL) WARSAW / Proxima
11.04.2018 (PL) KATOWICE / Mega Club
12.04.2018 (PL) WROCLAW / Zaklete Rewiry
13.04.2018 (CS) ZLIN / Masters of Rock Cafe
14.04.2018 (DE) LEIPZIG / Hellraiser
15.04.2018 (DE) LUDWIGSBURG / Rockfabrik
16.04.2018
17.04.2018 (AT) DORNBIRN / Conrad Sohm
18.04.2018 (FR) STRASBOURG / La Laiterie
19.04.2018 (FR) GRENOBLE / Belle Electric
20.04.2018 (FR) LIMOGES / John Lennon
21.04.2018 (ES) BARCELONA / Salamandra 1
22.04.2018 (ES) MURCIA / Garaje
23.04.2018 (ES) MADRID / Mon
24.04.2018
25.04.2018 (FR) TOULOUSE / Le Metronum
26.04.2018 (IT) MILAN / Live Club
27.04.2018 (IT) BOLOGNA / Zona Roveri
28.04.2018 (DE) GEISELWIND / Music Hall
29.04.2018 (NL) DRACHTEN / Iduna
30.04.2018 (BE) KORTRIJK / De Kreun
01.05.2018 (GB) LONDON / O2 Academy Islington
02.05.2018 (DE) COLOGNE / Essigfabrik
03.05.2018 (DE) HANNOVER / Musikzentrum
04.05.2018 (DE) MUNICH / Backstage
05.05.2018 (DE) DRESDEN / Loco Club
06.05.2018 (AT) VIENNA / Szene
07.05.2018
08.05.2018 (HU) BUDAPEST / Barba Negra Track
09.05.2018 (HR) ZAGREB / Klub Mochvara
10.05.2018 (SK) BRATISLAVA / Majestic Music Club
11.05.2018 (AT) WÖRGL / Komma
12.05.2018 (CH) PRATTELN / Z7
13.05.2018 (NL) NIJMEGEN / Doornroosje

You can’t talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with ”Two Paths” they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, ”Two Paths‘ is simultaneously the Finnish quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. Additionally, the album literally takes the concept of ”Two Paths” to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks ”Don’t You Say” and ”God Is Dead”.

Statment of the bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka of the band:

Even though Ensiferum has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions,

Sami Hinkka. with Mikko P. Mustonen are again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought “more bombastic orchestral and down to earth folk aspects” to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for both ”Two Paths”and its predecessor ”One Man Army”.

Statment about the artist who worked on their cover for the album:

It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing.

Ensiferum released their new album ”Two Paths” in September of 2017 via Metal Blade Records, for their efforts, the band has entered the worldwide charts, e.g. # 4 in Finland, # 9 in Germany, # 18 in Switzerland, # 35 in Canada and # 160 in the USA.

To preview and purchase ”Two Paths”, please visitmetalblade.com/ensiferum

Line-up:
Petri Lindroos – Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen – Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka – Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen – Drums
Netta Skog – Digital Accordion/Backing vocals

Links:
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/Ensiferum
Website:http://www.ensiferum.com
Website of the label:http://www.metalblade.com/ensiferum

Ensiferum launches “making of” documentary video for new album ”Two Paths”!

Tomorrow, Ensiferum will release their seventh full-length, ”Two Paths”, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience.

Fans can also watch the video live now at: facebook.com/Ensiferum – where a live stream of the forest green-marbled vinyl edition of ”Two Paths”will take place afterwards.

For another preview of ”Two Paths”, the previous singles (“King of Storms”, “For Those About to Fight for Metal”, “Way of the Warrior”) can also be heard at metalblade.com/ensiferum, and the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Deluxe wooden box (limited to 2500 copies worldwide)
–Limited edition Digibook CD+DVD
–CD
–180g black vinyl
–turquoise blue-green vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–clear sky blue-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–blue/orange/yellow-splatter vinyl (Nuclear Blast exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–golden yellow vinyl (Napalm exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–olive green-marbled vinyl (Levykauppa Finland exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–clear frost blue-marbled vinyl (Yamiin China exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–blue-gray-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–forest green-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–picture disc LP (limited to 500 copies worldwide)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

You can’t talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with ”Two Paths” they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, ”Two Paths‘ is simultaneously the Finnish quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. Additionally, the album literally takes the concept of ”Two Paths” to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks ”Don’t You Say” and ”God Is Dead”.

Statment of the bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka about the band:

Even though Ensiferum has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions,

Sami Hinkka. with Mikko P. Mustonen are again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought “more bombastic orchestral and down to earth folk aspects” to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for both ”Two Paths”and its predecessor ”One Man Army”.

Statment about the artist who worked on their cover for the album:

It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing.

Track list:
1. Ajattomasta Unesta
2. For Those About to Fight for Metal
3. Way of the Warrior
4. Two Paths
5. King of Storms
6. Feast with Valkyries
7. Don’t You Say
8. I Will Never Kneel
9. God Is Dead
10. Hail to the Victor
11. Unettomaan Aikaan
12. God Is Dead (Alternative Version)
13. Don’t You Say (Alternative Version)

From September 27th, 2017 onward, Ensiferum will present ”Two Paths” live on stage, splitting their European tour into two parts. The first part will be in September with six dates in three countries, and then in April 2018 there will be an extended tour through many more European countries. In between that time, Ensiferum will visit all other continents. See below for all confirmed shows, with more to be announced soon!

Ensiferum tour dates:
Sept. 26 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche
Sept. 27 – Langen, Germany – Stadthalle
Sept. 28 – Arnhem, Netherlands – Luxor Live
Sept. 29 – Berlin, Germany – SO36
Sept. 30 – Osnabruck, Germany – Hyde Park
Oct. 1 – Paris, France – La Machine

Ensiferum line-up:
Petri Lindroos – Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen – Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka – Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen – Drums
Netta Skog – Digital Accordion/Backing vocals

Links:

Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/Ensiferum

Website:http://www.ensiferum.com

Website of the label:http://www.metalblade.com/ensiferum

 

Check out the vinyl master tape cutting video here, enjoy it:

In anticipation of this release the band has now launched a “making of” documentary video for the album, which can be viewed here, enjoy it:

 

Ensiferum released new song called ”King of Storms”!

On September 15th, Ensiferum ill release their seventh full-length, ”Two Paths”, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience.

In anticipation of this release, the band has now launched a new single, ”King of Storms”, which can be streamed at: metalblade.com/ensiferum, where the previous singles from ”Two Paths” (”For Those About to Fight for Metal” and ”Way of the Warrior”) can also be heard, and the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Deluxe wooden box (limited to 2500 copies worldwide)
–Limited edition Digibook CD+DVD
–CD
–180g black vinyl
–turquoise blue-green vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–clear sky blue-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–blue/orange/yellow-splatter vinyl (Nuclear Blast exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–golden yellow vinyl (Napalm exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–olive green-marbled vinyl (Levykauppa Finland exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–clear frost blue-marbled vinyl (Yamiin China exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–blue-gray-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–forest green-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–picture disc LP (limited to 500 copies worldwide)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

You can’t talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with ”Two Paths” they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, ”Two Paths‘ is simultaneously the Finnish quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. Additionally, the album literally takes the concept of ”Two Paths” to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks ”Don’t You Say” and ”God Is Dead”.

Statment of the bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka about the band:

Even though Ensiferum has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions,

Sami Hinkka. with Mikko P. Mustonen are again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought “more bombastic orchestral and down to earth folk aspects” to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for both ”Two Paths”and its predecessor ”One Man Army”.

Statment about the artist who worked on their cover for the album:

It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing.

Track list:

1. Ajattomasta Unesta
2. For Those About to Fight for Metal
3. Way of the Warrior
4. Two Paths
5. King of Storms
6. Feast with Valkyries
7. Don’t You Say
8. I Will Never Kneel
9. God Is Dead
10. Hail to the Victor
11. Unettomaan Aikaan
12. God Is Dead (Alternative Version)
13. Don’t You Say (Alternative Version)

From September 27th, 2017 onward, Ensiferum will present ”Two Paths” live on stage, splitting their European tour into two parts. The first part will be in September with six dates in three countries, and then in April 2018 there will be an extended tour through many more European countries. In between that time, Ensiferum will visit all other continents. See below for all confirmed shows, with more to be announced soon!

Ensiferum tour dates:
Sept. 26 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche
Sept. 27 – Langen, Germany – Stadthalle
Sept. 28 – Arnhem, Netherlands – Luxor Live
Sept. 29 – Berlin, Germany – SO36
Sept. 30 – Osnabruck, Germany – Hyde Park
Oct. 1 – Paris, France – La Machine

Ensiferum line-up:
Petri Lindroos – Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen – Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka – Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen – Drums
Netta Skog – Digital Accordion/Backing vocals

Links:

Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/Ensiferum

Website:http://www.ensiferum.com

Website of the label:http://www.metalblade.com/ensiferum

Check out the vinyl master tape cutting video here, enjoy it:

Check out the song ”King of Storms” here, enjoy it:

Ensiferum launches live acoustic version of ”Two of Spades”!

On September 15th, Ensiferum will release their seventh full-length, ”Two Paths”, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience.

Two of Spades” live at “On the Rocks” in Helsinki, Finland on October 28, 2016. Watch the entire live show on the DVD that comes with the CD version of ”Two Paths”.

Directed by Toni Salminen and edited by Vince Edwards.

Camera operators: Toni Salminen and Timo Honkanen. Audio recording engineer: Aku Silennoinen. Audio mixed & mastered by A. Kippe at Astia-studio A Lappeenranta, Finland.

To hear the previous singles, ”For Those About to Fight for Metal” and ”Way of the Warrior’‘, please visit: metalblade.com/ensiferum where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Deluxe wooden box (limited to 2500 copies worldwide)
–Limited edition Digibook CD+DVD
–CD
–180g black vinyl
–turquoise blue-green vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–clear sky blue-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–blue/orange/yellow-splatter vinyl (Nuclear Blast exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–golden yellow vinyl (Napalm exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–olive green-marbled vinyl (Levykauppa Finland exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–clear frost blue-marbled vinyl (Yamiin China exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–blue-gray-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–forest green-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–picture disc LP (limited to 500 copies worldwide)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

 

You can’t talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with ”Two Paths” they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, ”Two Paths‘ is simultaneously the Finnish quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. Additionally, the album literally takes the concept of ”Two Paths” to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks ”Don’t You Say” and ”God Is Dead”.

Statment of the bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka about the band:

Even though Ensiferum has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions,

Sami Hinkka. with Mikko P. Mustonen are again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought “more bombastic orchestral and down to earth folk aspects” to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for both ”Two Paths”and its predecessor ”One Man Army”.

Statment about the artist who worked on their cover for the album:

It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing.

Track list:
1. Ajattomasta Unesta
2. For Those About to Fight for Metal
3. Way of the Warrior
4. Two Paths
5. King of Storms
6. Feast with Valkyries
7. Don’t You Say
8. I Will Never Kneel
9. God Is Dead
10. Hail to the Victor
11. Unettomaan Aikaan
12. God Is Dead (Alternative Version)
13. Don’t You Say (Alternative Version)

From September 27th, 2017 onward, Ensiferum will present ”Two Paths” live on stage, splitting their European tour into two parts. The first part will be in September with six dates in three countries, and then in April 2018 there will be an extended tour through many more European countries. In between that time, Ensiferum will visit all other continents. See below for all confirmed shows, with more to be announced soon!

Ensiferum tour dates:
Sept. 26 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche
Sept. 27 – Langen, Germany – Stadthalle
Sept. 28 – Arnhem, Netherlands – Luxor Live
Sept. 29 – Berlin, Germany – SO36
Sept. 30 – Osnabruck, Germany – Hyde Park
Oct. 1 – Paris, France – La Machine

Ensiferum line-up:
Petri Lindroos – Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen – Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka – Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen – Drums
Netta Skog – Digital Accordion/Backing vocals

Links:

Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/Ensiferum

Website:http://www.ensiferum.com

Website of the label:http://www.metalblade.com/ensiferum

Check out a preview of the album, the band has now launched a live acoustic version of ”Two of Spades” (from their previous album, ”One Man Army”) here, enjoy it:

Check out the vinyl master tape cutting video here, enjoy it:

 

 

Ensiferum released new live studio video for ”Unettomaan Aikaan”!

On September 15th, Ensiferum will release their seventh full-length, ”Two Paths”, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience.

To hear the previous singles, ”For Those About to Fight for Metal” and ”Way of the Warrior”, please visit: metalblade.com/ensiferum – where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Deluxe wooden box (limited to 2500 copies worldwide)
–Limited edition Digibook CD+DVD
–CD
–180g black vinyl
–turquoise blue-green vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–clear sky blue-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–blue/orange/yellow-splatter vinyl (Nuclear Blast exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–golden yellow vinyl (Napalm exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–olive green-marbled vinyl (Levykauppa Finland exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–clear frost blue-marbled vinyl (Yamiin China exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–blue-gray-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–forest green-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–picture disc LP (limited to 500 copies worldwide)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

You can’t talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with ”Two Paths” they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, ”Two Paths‘ is simultaneously the Finnish quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. Additionally, the album literally takes the concept of ”Two Paths” to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks ”Don’t You Say” and ”God Is Dead”.

Statment of the bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka about the band:

Even though Ensiferum has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions,

Sami Hinkka. with Mikko P. Mustonen are again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought “more bombastic orchestral and down to earth folk aspects” to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for both ”Two Paths”and its predecessor ”One Man Army”.

Statment about the artist who worked on their cover for the album:

It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing.

Track list:
1. Ajattomasta Unesta
2. For Those About to Fight for Metal
3. Way of the Warrior
4. Two Paths
5. King of Storms
6. Feast with Valkyries
7. Don’t You Say
8. I Will Never Kneel
9. God Is Dead
10. Hail to the Victor
11. Unettomaan Aikaan
12. God Is Dead (Alternative Version)
13. Don’t You Say (Alternative Version)

From September 27th, 2017 onward, Ensiferum will present ”Two Paths” live on stage, splitting their European tour into two parts. The first part will be in September with six dates in three countries, and then in April 2018 there will be an extended tour through many more European countries. In between that time, Ensiferum will visit all other continents. See below for all confirmed shows, with more to be announced soon!

Ensiferum tour dates:
Sept. 26 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche
Sept. 27 – Langen, Germany – Stadthalle
Sept. 28 – Arnhem, Netherlands – Luxor Live
Sept. 29 – Berlin, Germany – SO36
Sept. 30 – Osnabruck, Germany – Hyde Park
Oct. 1 – Paris, France – La Machine

Ensiferum line-up:
Petri Lindroos – Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen – Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka – Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen – Drums
Netta Skog – Digital Accordion/Backing vocals

Links:

Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/Ensiferum

Website:http://www.ensiferum.com

Website of the label:http://www.metalblade.com/ensiferum

 

Check out the live studio track for ”Unettomaan Aikaan” here, enjoy it:

Check out the vinyl master tape cutting video here, enjoy it:

Ensiferum released new music video for ‘Way Of The Warrior’!

On September 15th, Ensiferum will release their seventh full-length, ”Two Paths”, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience.

Statment of the band about the song:

Hi folks! So here it is, our brand new video of the song ”Way Of The Warrior”. Like our music combines metal and folk elements so does this video. It was really great to be involved in the process more than we ever have been before and the result turned out to be fantastic! We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed recording the song and shooting the video. So turn the volume up to eleven, move your furniture a bit so that you have room for moshing and press play!

To hear the first single, ”For Those About to Fight for Metal”, please visit:metalblade.com/ensiferum – where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Deluxe wooden box (limited to 2500 copies worldwide)
–Limited edition Digibook CD+DVD
–CD
–180g black vinyl
–turquoise blue-green vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–clear sky blue-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–blue/orange/yellow-splatter vinyl (Nuclear Blast exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–golden yellow vinyl (Napalm exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–olive green-marbled vinyl (Levykauppa Finland exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–clear frost blue-marbled vinyl (Yamiin China exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–blue-gray-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–forest green-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–picture disc LP (limited to 500 copies worldwide)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

You can’t talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with ”Two Paths” they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, ”Two Paths” is simultaneously the Finnish quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. Additionally, the album literally takes the concept of ‘Two Paths‘ to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks ‘Don’t You Say’ and ‘God Is Dead’. “Even though Ensiferum has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions,” explains bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka. With Mikko P. Mustonen again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought “more bombastic orchestral and down to earth folk aspects” to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for both ”Two Paths” and its predecessor, ”One Man Army”. “It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing.

Резултат слика за Ensiferum Two Paths

 Track list:

1. Ajattomasta Unesta
2. For Those About to Fight for Metal
3. Way of the Warrior
4. Two Paths
5. King of Storms
6. Feast with Valkyries
7. Don’t You Say
8. I Will Never Kneel
9. God Is Dead
10. Hail to the Victor
11. Unettomaan Aikaan
12. God Is Dead (Alternative Version)
13. Don’t You Say (Alternative Version)

From September 27th, 2017 onward, Ensiferum will present ”Two Paths” live on stage, splitting their European tour into two parts. The first part will be in September with six dates in three countries, and then in April 2018 there will be an extended tour through many more European countries. In between that time, Ensiferum will visit all other continents. See below for all confirmed shows, with more to be announced soon!

Ensiferum tour dates:
Sept. 26 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche
Sept. 27 – Langen, Germany – Stadthalle
Sept. 28 – Arnhem, Netherlands – Luxor Live
Sept. 29 – Berlin, Germany – SO36
Sept. 30 – Osnabruck, Germany – Hyde Park
Oct. 1 – Paris, France – La Machine

Ensiferum line-up:
Petri Lindroos – Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen – Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka – Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen – Drums
Netta Skog – Digital Accordion/Backing vocals

Links:

Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/Ensiferum
Website:http://www.ensiferum.com
Facebook of the label:http://www.metalblade.com/ensiferum

To view the vinyl master tape cutting, fans can watch a video by T. Ruotsalainen and A. Kippo at:

Check out the music video for ”Way of the Warrior” here, enjoy it:

Ensiferum announce the release of New Album “Two Paths”, released the lyric video for the “For Those About To Fight For Metal”!

 

On September 15th, Ensiferum will release their seventh full-length, ”Two Paths”, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo (Astia-studio), the master was recorded on tape, for a true analogue experience. To hear the first single, “For Those About to Fight for Metal“, please visit: http://metalblade.com/ensiferum – where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Deluxe wooden box (limited to 2500 copies worldwide)
–Limited edition Digibook CD+DVD
–CD
–180g black vinyl
–Turquoise blue-green vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–Clear sky blue-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–Blue/orange/yellow-splatter vinyl (Germany exclusive – limited to 200 copies – distributed by Nuclear Blast)
–Golden yellow vinyl (Austria exclusive – limited to 200 copies – distributed by Napalm Records)
–Olive green-marbled vinyl (Finland exclusive – limited to 100 copies – distributed by Levykauppa Äx)
–Clear frost blue-marbled vinyl (China exclusive – limited to 100 copies – distributed by Yamin Records)
–Blue-gray-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–Forest green-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 250 copies) –picture disc LP (limited to 500 copies worldwide)

Exclusive bundles with a T-shirt, plus digital options are also available!

You can’t talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with ”Two Paths” they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, ”Two Paths”is simultaneously the Finnish quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. Additionally, the album literally takes the concept of ”Two Paths” to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks “Don’t You Say” and “God Is Dead“. “Even though Ensiferum has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions,” explains bassist/vocalist Sami HinkkaMikko P. Mustonen is again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought “more bombastic orchestral and down-to-earth folk aspects” to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for both ”Two Paths” and its predecessor, ”One Man Army”. “It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing.”

”Two Paths” track-list:

1. Ajattomasta Unesta
2. For Those About to Fight for Metal
3. Way of the Warrior
4. Two Paths
5. King of Storms
6. Feast with Valkyries
7. Don’t You Say
8. I Will Never Kneel
9. God Is Dead
10. Hail to the Victor
11. Unettomaan Aikaan
12. God Is Dead (Alternative Version)
13. Don’t You Say (Alternative Version)

From September 27th, 2017 onward, Ensiferum will present ”Two Paths”live on stage, splitting their European tour into two parts. The first part will be in September with six dates in three countries, and then in April 2018 there will be an extended tour through many more European countries. In between that time, Ensiferum will visit all other continents. See below for all confirmed shows, with more to be announced soon!

Ensiferum tour dates:
Aug. 17 – Summerbreeze festival – Dinkelsbuehl, Germany
Sept. 26 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche
Sept. 27 – Langen, Germany – Stadthalle
Sept. 28 – Arnhem, Netherlands – Luxor Live
Sept. 29 – Berlin, Germany – SO36
Sept. 30 – Osnabruck, Germany – Hyde Park
Oct. 1 – Paris, France – La Machine

Ensiferum line-up:

Petri Lindroos – Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen – Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka – Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen – Drums
Netta Skog – Digital Accordion/Backing vocals

More info at:
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/Ensiferum
Website:http://www.ensiferum.com
Website of the label:http://www.metalblade.com/ensiferum

Check out the lyric video for ”For Those About To Fight For Metal” here, enjoy it:

The power of symphonic and folk sounds

The power of symphonic and folk sounds

The power of symphonic and folk sounds by Heidra, Fleshgod Apocylpse, Ensiferum 

Dom omladine, Beograd

14.04.2016

heidra-the power of symphonic and folk sounds

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The Legendary Finnish viking-pagan folk metal band held the concert with for the first time In Serbia Belgrade, with another metal legends FleshGod Apocypse which is there second time in Belgrade to held the concert.They held the concert in the theather hall of Dom Omladine. Approuching the Dom Omladine it can be seen, that there were fans outside the bulding, and inside the building waiting for there favorited bands to start playing.Every band started in time, which is suprising.The fans entered the hall, waiting for the show to begin.

The first support act was  Denmark epic folk power black metal band Heidra and this is their secong time in Serbia Belgrade,the hall was almost empty sadly. They got on the stage, and they begin playing in very possitive and furious style. The crowd was screaming, headbanging, enjoying the show in every possible way.The band were in the good mood. The singer thanked the, Serbian singer Zoran Sokolovic from Infest, for welcoming them in the Serbia, aslo the singer and the guitarist thank the audience for being here, and that this is there second time in Serbia Belgrade.They continued playing in good mood, and the crowd was in the very good mood, under the influence of melodic music trance. The band left the stage, and they were satisfited.

fleshgod apocylpse-the power of symphonic and folk sounds

The secong support act was Legendary Italian symphonic death metal band  FleshGod Apocylpse.  Their entry on stage was very interesting, special in theatrical manner, the female singer was first step into the stage with the sitck and the mask, looking so mysteriously and evil. She was something special. Then the other members of the band got on the stage with her, And the show began, as announcement for teatrical metal madness to begin. There where ovations, screaming, the fans falling in trance, haedbaning, most pist. Band played songs form their last album King and there older songs. The lead singer of the band, thank the audience for being here on the concert, and said that this is there second time in Belgrade Serbia, after six years. He told the public they can do better,  in raising the atmosphere and supporting the band on the scene. With the bottle of wine, he asked the audience,fans to do a Death Wall, they got histerical, and all of them did the the Dead wall,crushing there bodies into one another. The band was very powerful on the stage, the acoustic of the hall made the sound more crushing and more loudher. The band left the stage. The fans were very satisfied, and happy.

Finally it came the time for the legendary Finnish vikings to ger on the stage. They got on the stage, the crowd went crazy and there were ovations, the atmosphere was beyond crazy, and everybody was in the great mood, the magical viking atmosphere hypnotized everyone in the hall. The singer  greeted the audience, and thank the fans for being here.The concert continued, the fans were hadbanging, dancing, there were most pits, crowd diving, completely madness in the good way. The membres were in the great mood, the made fans go crazy, and made them happy. The singer announcement every song, before they were playing it, they played a few songs form there last album One Army Man, and they played there older songs.The Ensiferum got off the stage, the fans were in complete trance, it can be seen on there faces, that they had a time of there life, smiling they went home, as the night they will not forget so easily.This band showed way they are one of the best viking bands other there, this band is a ultimate viking metal band, with this concert they proved, way they are the true viking warriors, going in the battle with they gitars, with the help og the gods. Amazing concert, in true viking power in style.

ensiferum-the power of symphonic and folk sounds

Rating concert: 10/10

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