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Ensiferum Inks Deal With Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Ensniferum:

"Finland's Ensiferum has 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!"

Ensiferum will be touring throughout Europe and South America this summer as the group continues a live campaign in support of most recent album, "Unsung Heroes." Confirmed dates can be seen below.

European Festivals
04/26 Oulu, FI Teatria
04/27 Helsinki, FI Virgin Oil
04/28 Losheim Am See, DE Hexentanz Festival
05/05 Istanbul, TR Headbangers Weekend Istanbul
05/18 Gelsenkirchen, DE Rock Hard Festival
05/20 Leipzig, DE Wave Gothic Treffen
06/07 Espoo, FI Kivenlahti Rock
06/20-22 Nummijärvi, FI Nummirock
06/26-30 Tokaj-Rakamaz, HU Hegyalka Festival
07/11-13 Ballenstedt, DE Rockharz Open Air
07/22-26 Tolmin, SL Metaldays
08/07-10 Jaromer, CZ Brutal Assault
08/09-10 Villena, ES Leyendas del Rock Festival
08/15-17 Dinkelsbühl, DE Summer Breeze
08/15-17 Falun, SE Rockstad Falun

South American Tour
05/28 Bogota, CO Teatro Las Vegas Nevada
05/30 Santiago, CL Blondie Club
05/31 Buenos Aires, AR Teatro Vorterix
06/01 Sao Paulo, BR Carioca Club
06/02 Rio De Janeiro, BR Teatro Odisséia

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1. WOLF7 writes:

Is going from Spinefarm to Metal Blade a step up/forwards?


# Apr 25, 2013 @ 12:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. deathbringer writes:

In the US, definitely. I'm not sure how big Spinefarm is in Europe. Seems like a good signing for Metal Blade.

# Apr 25, 2013 @ 3:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. silvermountains writes:

Good band for metal blade, helps make there line up seem a bit less trendy and similar

# Apr 25, 2013 @ 8:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. WOLF7 writes:

Then again, it might be Spinefarm that's the issue. Loads of bands like COB have left them recently so maybe there's something odd going on with them.

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5. noone writes:

^a bit like Victory recs. back in the day. Loads of bands left them cause they were arseholes

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6. Art Vandaley writes:

Let's get a new album fellas, Unsung Heroes was pretty bad for being the result of a 3 year wait.

Dragonheads remains as one of their greatest songs. Excellent song.

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