"some music was meant to stay underground..."

Ensiferum logo

Formed: 1995
From: Helsinki, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Ensiferum News

Below is our complete Ensiferum news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Displaying records 1 - 20 of 236 1 2 3 ... 11 12 Last

Ensiferum Streaming "King Of Storms"

This Friday (September 15th), Ensiferum will release seventh full-length album, "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 titled "King of Storms" -- check it out below!

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) More...

Read more...  |  1 Comment - Discuss

Ensiferum Posts Live Acoustic Video

On September 15th, Ensiferum will release seventh full-length album, "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 live acoustic version of "Two of Spades" (taken from previous album, "One Man Army"). Check it out below. The "Two Paths" track listing is as follows:

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) More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Ensiferum Posts Tracking Video

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

For a preview of the album, fans can watch the tracking for the closing song on the album, "Unettomaan Aikaan," in the player below. The full "Two Paths" track listing is as follows:

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) More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Ensiferum Debuts New Song "Way of the Warrior"

Ensiferum debuts a new track and music video titled "Way of the Warrior", taken from the forthcoming new album "Two Paths", which comes out on September 15th via Metal Blade Records.

Check out now "Way of the Warrior" below.

0 Comments - Discuss

Ensiferum Announces New Album

On September 15th, Ensiferum will release seventh full-length album "Two Paths" worldwide via Metal Blade Records.

Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape for a true analog experience. Check out first single "For Those About to Fight for Metal" below. The full track listing is as follows:

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) More...

Read more...  |  1 Comment - Discuss

Ensiferum Checks In From The Studio

Ensiferum recently entered the Astia studio in Lappeenranta, Finland to begin work on a seventh full-length, which will be produced once again by Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine).

Set to be released September 2017 via Metal Blade Records, the quintet has now issued an update about the recording process from in the studio. Sami Hinkka (bass) comments:

"Hi, folks! Greetings from the Astia studio! For this album, we wanted to catch our live energy on a totally new level with the best possible sound. So every song was played together while recording drums. Most of the bass lines were also taken from those live takes to guarantee the maximum groove. There are songs on the album we recorded without a click so get ready for some serious rocking, people!

"Since Anssi Kippo is such a studio wizard, he has synced his legendary Otari MTR-90mk2 2" 24 -tape recording machine (recognizable, for example, from Metallica's 'Nothing Else Matters' video) with his computer, so we will record drums, bass, rhythm guitars and lead vocals on tape, and the rest that can't fit on the tape, we'll record on computer. Also the mixing will be done the analogue way on tape to make sure that the sound will remain as raw, punchy and as unprocessed as possible. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Ensiferum Recording New Album

Ensiferum recently entered the Astia studio in Lappeenranta, Finland, where the band recorded a few demo songs for an upcoming seventh full-length album set to be released in September 2017 via Metal Blade Records.

The quintet will soon return to the Astia studio to begin recording this new album, which will be produced once again by Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.).

Sami Hinkka (bass) comments: "Hi Folks! So, as some of you might have already noticed from our social media channels, we are getting ready to go record the next Ensiferum album pretty soon. Just a few weeks ago, we recorded demo versions with Anssi Kippo, who also recorded and produced 'One Man Army'. The demo session went smoothly, and working with Anssi is always such a pleasure because he is so full of creative ideas and positive attitude.

"The goal for the new album will be to capture Ensiferum's live energy on the songs, and we also plan to use analog recording as much as possible to guarantee the best possible sound. The song material will include familiar elements, but like we always love to do, we will also take Ensiferum's mighty warship to unexplored seas of musical madness. More info later." More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Montebello Rockfest Announces 2017 Edition

The team behind Montebello Rockfest is thrilled to unveil the complete line-up for the 12th edition to be held June 22nd -25th, 2017 in Montebello, QC. Rockfest’s St-Jean opening night will take place on June 22nd, with main programming June 23rd - 24th, and camping June 22nd - 25th.

Rockfest celebrates its 12th anniversary with a lineup that features 125 rock, metal, punk rock, hardcore, and hip-hop acts. Most of them will be making their first appearance at the festival. For complete details, go to this location.

Previously announced headliner Rammstein from Germany will be presenting a brand new show at Rockfest. Other headliners include California’s Queens of the Stone Age and Iggy Pop. Also on the lineup are Alexisonfire, Megadeth, The Offspring, Bullet For My Valentine, AFI, Meshuggah, August Burs Red, All That Remains, Tesseract, Ensiferum, and many more. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Headbangers Ball Posts Tour Trailer

The Canadian hyperblasters from Kataklysm will return to Europe in December of 2016 as part of the "MTV Headbangers Ball" tour.

The varied line-up will be completed by U.S. heavy metallers Iced Earth, Finnish folk metallers Ensiferum, and US metalcore stalwarts Unearth. A teaser trailer also just came online and can be seen below.

"Headbangers Ball" - a name that evokes pure heavy metal nostalgia - will breathe new life again and, by the end of this year, MTV's classic 80's show shall return as a series of events. Dates for the winter tour are available after the jump.

More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Kataklysm Joining Headbangers Ball Tour

After the band's most extensive and successful tour to date earlier this year, Canadian group Kataklysm will return to Europe in December 2016 as part of the MTV Headbangers Ball tour.

The varied line-up will be completed by U.S. heavy metallers Iced Earth, Finnish folk metal superstars Ensiferum and U.S. metalcore act Unearth. Dates are available below.

Headbangers Ball - a name that evokes pure heavy metal nostalgia - will breathe new life and, by the end of this year, MTV's classic 80's show shall return as a series of events. MTV Headbangers Ball, hosted by Continental Concerts, is going to tour Europe and will embody the cutting edge and timeless essence of pure fucking metal.

Wondering what a Kataklysm show in the U.K. is like? Check out our report from a London gig right here. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Ensiferum Parts With Keyboardist Emmi

Ensiferum has issued the following announcement about parting ways with keyboardist Emmi Silvennoinen:

"Many fans have asked in recent times where Emmi is at our shows. We can now confirm that due to family reasons, she will be stepping aside from keyboard duties, with Netta Skog continuing as a permanent member of Ensiferum, bringing her electric accordion to the stage. We hope that you will join us in thanking Emmi for her many years of hard work and also in celebrating Netta's induction to the Ensiferum family! We look forward to seeing you all on the road!"

Emmi had this to say: “Many of you have probably noticed that during the last year I have missed lots of gigs and now it's time to put an end to all rumours. For family reasons, I have to step aside from Ensiferum. It's been an amazing 9 years, I have learned and seen so much all over the world. This decision was not made lightly! But every cloud has its silver lining and I couldn't be any happier that my dear friend Netta will take my place in the band. I want to thank our fans around the world, everyone I met on the road and of course the guys in the band. There is no bad blood between us and I will always remain a part of the Ensiferum family. Life goes on! Tättädädää!”

Netta also comments: “With joy and respect, I hop in my lovely friend Emmi's shoes. I've had time of my life during the last year with the Ensiferum guys and I'm thrilled about the upcoming tours, composing new material and all awesomeness that future will bring! Love you all!” More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Ensiferum Releasing Greatest Hits Album

Spinefarm Records has announced details of the first compilation release of iconic pagan metal band Ensiferum. The collection "Two Decades of Greatest Sword Hits" due out April 1st, is a testimony of things past but definitely worth remembering. It is available for pre-order here.

The band comments: "Twenty years since the first notes were played in Ensiferum's first rehearsals. I doubt that 15-years old Markus Toivonen had any idea what he had just started and what kind of journey the band would begin that day. So much has happened in 20 years, but the cornerstones of our music - folk and metal - are still there and we will keep exploring this unholy combination until we die.

"We have always composed songs with lots of patience and hard self critisism but still wanted to have some blink in the corner of the eye and push our musical boundaries.This compilation gives the listener great chance to hear how the bandhas evolved during these years. Enjoy and folk on!" More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Metal Blade Posts Hellfest Footage

Last June, the premier annual metal festival in France - Hellfest - boasted three day's worth of shows from some of the best acts in the scene.

For the first time, Metal Blade TV was present at the fest, ready to capture live performances from the label's artists, as well as exclusive interviews with host Don Jamieson.

Check out multi-camera footage of Cannibal Corpse, Armored Saint, Ensiferum, and Twitching Tongues below.

For the upcoming 2016 installment of Hellfest, Metal Blade artists Amon Amarth, King Diamond, Sacred Reich, Primordial, Cattle Decapitation, Entrails, and DragonForce are set to appear over the course of June 17th - 19th in Clisson, France. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Fleshgod Apocalypse Supporting Ensiferum On Tour

Fleshgod Apocalypse just issued this announcement about hitting the road later this year in Europe alongside Ensiferum:

"Big news European fellows! This April we'll be back on the road supporting the crazy Finnish metal combo Ensiferum all over Europe. Needless to say it's going to be absolutely EPIC!!! Check out all the dates below! SEE YOU SOON!"

Tickets for the April trek are available over here. Fleshgod Apocalypse will be supporting new album "King," which was voted our most anticipated metal album of 2016 in the year-end staff awards. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Ensiferum Invites Fans To Video Shoot

Ensiferum's tour with Korpiklaani and Trollfest will draw to a close on May 29th in New York City, but the night before, Ensiferum will invite director Dave Brodsky to shoot a brand new music video.

Fans in attendance on May 28th in Philadelphia at the Theatre of Living Arts will bear witness to a live video shoot for "Warrior Without a War."

The video will serve as a perfect wrap up of the band's current tour, which featured guest accordion player Netta Skog, who filled in for keyboardist Emmi Silvennoinen. Sami Hinkka adds: "Get yourself to Philadelphia on 28th of May, put your war paint on, warm up your vocal chords, and get ready to go berserk!"

Ensiferum is touring in support of the valiant "One Man Army" full-length, unleashed in February via Metal Blade Records. See the band live on these remaining dates:

05/27 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
05/28 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
05/29 New York, NY Irving Plaza

0 Comments - Discuss

Ensiferum Posts Track-By-Track Break Down

Following an epic march alongside Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum last month, Finnish folk metal warriors Ensiferum will return to North American soil next week on a co-headlining journey with countrymates Korpiklaani.

Slated to embark on May 6th in Los Angeles, the band will pillage nearly two dozen cities with the final performance to be held on May 29th in New York City. Additional support will be provided by Trollfest.

Ensiferum will be touring in support of the "One Man Army" full-length, unleashed in February via Metal Blade Records. In anticipation of their arrival, today Revolver Magazine offers up a thorough track by-track breakdown of "One Man Army" as presented by guitarist/vocalist Markus Toivonen and bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka.

Read the full breakdown at this location and catch Ensiferum live on these dates: More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Ensiferum Announces North American Tour

Finland's Ensiferum announced a North American headlining tour with country mates Korpiklaani and Norway's Trollfest for this May. The tour kicks off on May 6th 2015 at the infamous House of Blues in Los Angeles and the band will be promoting the new album "One Man Army," which will be issued on Tuesday, February 24th by Metal Blade Records. Korpiklaani's new album "Noita" will be issued on May 1st via Nuclear Blast Records.

Confirmed dates are:

06-May-15 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
07-May-15 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
08-May-15 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
09-May-15 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
10-May-15 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
12-May-15 - Calgary, AB - Republik
13-May-15 - Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
15-May-15 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
16-May-15 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre
17-May-15 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
18-May-15 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
19-May-15 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
20-May-15 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
21-May-15 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
22-May-15 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
23-May-15 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial de Quebec
24-May-15 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
26-May-15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small’s Theatre
27-May-15 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
28-May-15 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
29-May-15 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza More...

Read more...  |  1 Comment - Discuss

Ensiferum Streaming New Tracks

Captured by producer Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.) at Astia-Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland, Ensiferum's predominantly analog-recorded "One Man Army" brandishes eleven tracks of the band's signature synthesis of Viking, folk, and power metal swathed in fantastical themes of Scandinavian lore.

In celebration of its release, now less than two weeks away, the band has partnered with Spotfiy to bring fans a stream of the record in its entirety.

Hosted by Decibel Magazine, each day Spotify will add an additional "One Man Army" track to the player below, leading up to the record's final descent.

First two cuts, "March Of War," and "Axe Of Judgement," as well as previously premiered fourth track, "One Man Army," are currently punishing internet airwaves. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Rockstadt Extreme Fest Lineup Announced

If you are planning your Summer vacation and are looking for a place where your favourite bands might have a show, where the beer is outrageously cheap, and the landscape is awesome, you might want to try the lands of Transylvania.

We’re talking about a particular place from this region: Rasnov city, placed in the heart of Romania, near the legendary Castle of Dracula.

Here, an international extreme metal festival is to be held August 12th – 15th 2015: the Rockstadt Extreme Fest. The full ineup includes 45 bands with names such as Moonspell, At The Gates, Marduk, Combichrist, Ensiferum, Kataklysm, Carnifex, Taake, Cattle Decapitation, White Walls, Krisiun, Be'lakor, Suicidal Angels, and many more confirmed.

Besides good music, you’ll be able to enjoy urban sports in a special area inside the festival site, see movies in the dedicated outdoor cinema (set-up in collaboration with the Dracula Film Fest), and more. For further details, head over to this location. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Ensiferum Rallies The "Heathen Horde"

With the release of "One Man Army," the forthcoming new studio offering from Finnish folk metal collective Ensiferum now just two weeks away, today Loudwire.com offers up "Heathen Horde" for public consumption. Give it a listen below.

Captured by award-winning producer Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.) at Astia-Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland, the predominantly analog-recorded "One Man Army" wields eleven tracks of the band's signature synthesis of Viking, folk, and power metal swathed in fantastical themes of Scandinavian lore. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Displaying records 1 - 20 of 236 1 2 3 ... 11 12 Last