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:

 

Survive release tour documentary video, supporting Amon Amarth!

Tokyo based ”Samurais from Hell”, Survive have posted on their Youtube Channel a tour documentary, supporting the Swedish melodic death metal Vikings Amon Amarth on the selected shows (August 31st and September 2nd) during the ”Jomsviking Tour 2017”.

The tour shows were:

August 28 – Kiev – Sentrum *with Norrsköld
August 29 – Minsk – Republic *with Norrsköld
August 30 – St.Petersburg – A2 ***with  Norrsköld & Havok (main support)
August 31 – Krasnodar – Arena Hall **with Survive
September 02 – Yekaterinburg – Tele-Club **with Survive
September 04 – Samara – Zvezda *with Norrsköld
September 05 – Moscow – Yotaspace *with Norrsköld

Right after the shows with Amon Amarth, Survive kicks off their headlining ”Immortal Warriors Tour 2017” in Japan, currently ongoing.

Immortal Warriors Tour 2017” dates:

August 25 – Okayama Image
August 26 – Kagoshima Speed ​​King
August 27 – Kumamoto Navaro
September 9 – Kobe Kingsx
September 10 – Kyoto Mojo
September 23 – Koriyama Peakaction
September 24 – Sendai Birdland
September 29 – Matsuyama Salonkitty
September 30 – Kochi Caravan Sary
October 8 – Fukui Chop
October 9 – Shiga U ☆ Stone
October 22 – Shibuya Cyclone

 

Japan, Tokyo based Thrash Heroes Survive who just recently concluded their successfull headline tour in Baltia, Ukraine and Russia, including also a show in Kiev, supporting Overkill that was formed in 1998 releasing so far 9 albums, 1 DVD and playing several festivals (Loud Park, Beast Fest, Multiplex-motorbike event, Korean Live Rock, Formoz Festival, Asia Metal Festival, Dongducheon Rock Festival, Trendkill Extreme Feast, etc). Survive has toured all over the world with BehemothUnitedKillSwitch EngageDopePulling TeethTestamentOutrageAntraxHateBleedNapalm Death, just to name a few of them. Survive released their latest album ”Human Misery”, on September 30th, 2015 via Rebel Recordings.

Check out the documentary from the tour with Norrsköld an Amon Amarth here, enjoy it:

Check out music video for ”Shred them All” here, enjoy it:

More information at:
SURVIVE: http://www.rebel-survive.com – https://www.facebook.com/survive333
MANAGEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement