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The drums sounded. The horns blew. Battle paint adorned, bladed weapons drawn, beer upon their breath, the tribesmen of Finland and their Norwegian allies charged through Chicago, laying waste to the those who sought to oppose them, raising their fists proudly in mutual purpose to those who joined them in the sounds and revelry of battle lust.

The Trolls zealously feasted upon the slain and fallen. The Forest Clan danced upon bloodied flesh and crippled bones. The Sword Bearers left nothing in the brutality of their crushing wake. All those who witnessed the carnage and what remained will surely remember the day Trollfest, Korpiklaani, and Ensiferum came marching through their town.

For further details of the Bottom Lounge Battle of Chicago, click here.

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Album Review: Ensiferum – “One Man Army”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:45 PM (PST)

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Ensiferum‘s One Man Army is a melodic folk metal fan’s delight if you don’t mind higher end production with still gritty sounding guitar. That said, there is still a raw and very real attack to the material. Think at times of a trace of
Slaughter Of The Soul sped up through symphonic Helsinki bombast and warcry screams mixed with folk metal. A thirst for history, warmetal and spirited endeavors will be quenched but an at times thin guitar sound but you’ll also experience a lot more variety in material and even genre as the record progresses through epic to speed to folky dreams.

“Axe Of Judgement” gets things off to a determined gallop after the intro mood setter “March Of War”. Ensiferum play a lot of their strengths right on ”Axe…” with a short but lightning lead, seeming black metal influence and speed paired with epic metal touches. ”Heathen Horde” is one of the best songs from the band yet and would surely appeal to fans of Hammerfall or Turisas, easilly. The mid section quiet ”traditional” part of the song is glorious while the drums thunder beneath spoken shouts and a riff that’d make Estonia’s Metsatoll jealous. Man, I’d kill to see those two live. “Lady Of The Slain” by Tyr comes to mind asanother recent battle field epic that kindles the spark of heroism in the heart of the epic metal fan in a similar way.

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Ensiferum tour with Trollfest and Korpklaani

Posted by Andrew Johann Datoush on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 11:40 AM (PST)

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Finnish folk metal titans, ENSIFERUM, will return to North America this Spring on a co-headlining tour with country-mates, Korpiklaani. Scheduled to commence on May 6th in Los Angeles, the band will level nearly two dozen cities with the trek coming to a close on May 29th in New York City. Additional support will be provided by Trollfest. The tour follows the band’s European march alongside Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum next month. Tickets are on sale today. See all confirmed dates below.

ENSIFERUM will be touring in support of their One Many Army full-length, set to drop in North America this Tuesday via Metal Blade Records. Crowned “warlike and fiery” by MetalSucks, ENSIFERUM’s predominantly analog-recorded One Man Army wields eleven stunning tracks of the band’s signature synthesis of Viking, folk and power metal swathed in fantastical themes of Scandinavian lore, captured by award-winning producer Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.) at Astia-Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland.

In anticipation of its release, the band recently partnered with Spotfiy to bring fans a stream of the record in its entirety. Hosted by Decibel Magazine, each day Spotify added an additional One Man Army track to their player leading up to the record’s final descent. Listen to One Man Army, now streaming in its entirety, at THIS LOCATION.

 

 

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Ensiferum to release new album in February

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 10:45 AM (PST)

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Finnish folk metal masters Ensiferum are preparing to release a new album in the new year. This, their sixth studio album, will be entitled One Man Army. It will be the bands first album since signing to Metal Blade Records. Sammi Hinkka, bassist, had this to say about recording the album:

“Recording process was long, hard, rewarding and full of incredible moments. Instruments were actually played and left as they were instead of creating tracks from hundreds of different takes, moving them to the grid and modifying things. Of course computers were used but overall we made everything as analog as possible. Listeners can experience a better sound and natural groove, something that we think most metal albums lack these days. Overall, the album sounds much more like a band playing live rather than ‘midi-metal.’”

Hinkka went on to say:

“On the new album, we took many things musically to the next level so we decided also to try something new graphics-wise. Gyula Havancsák did a phenomenal job! For the first time it was really nice to be more involved with designing the cover and all details. Our humble gratitude to Gyula for all the patience and really amazing results. We couldn’t be more satisfied!”

One Man Army will officially be released on February 24.

Check out tour dates here as Ensiferum hits the road (and sea) with the likes of Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum.

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Ensiferum announced as Paganfest 2013 headliners

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 11:12 PM (PST)

ensiferumpaganfestFinnish folk metal stalwarts Ensiferum have been confirmed as headliners for this years North American Paganfest 2013 and are set to hit the road March 30.  are going to headline 2013′s North American Paganfest 2013.  The band recently stated:

“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.”

To find all the dates etc. click right here.

Ensiferum recently released an album called Unsung Heroes with Spinefarm Records. Iif you would like to check out the video for the song “In My Sword I Trust” you can click right here.

  

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Cover Art Battle: Fog, Flames, & Flesh

Posted by JDKleinhans on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 9:29 PM (PST)

Welcome to Metal Riot’s Cover Art Battle! Every week we try and show the best-of-the-best in metal cover art, ranging from the fantastically illustrated to hauntingly photographed and everything in between.

Another week, more album cover art to discover. New bands. Tenured bands. Enough shenanigans. Time for you to go and vote.

That is all.

Don’t forget to like us on our Facebook page to stay up to date on this and future Cover Art Battles and look through our gallery of past winners with comments from the bands.

***WINNER*** Evil Entourage – The Opposition (Chaos)

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Full Album Stream: Ensiferum – “Unsung Heroes” (24 Hours Only)

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 6:25 PM (PST)

Finnish pagan/folk metal legends Ensiferum are streaming their brand new album Unsung Heroes for 24 hours only, so get to listening.  The album was released today on Spinefarm Records, is the band’s fifth album and the follow up to 2009′s From Afar.

Click here to listen to Unsung Heroes.

A recent press release had the following to say about the album:

(Unsung Heroes)”sees the Finnish five-piece — founded in 1995 — pushing their signature sound to bold new heights of drama and excess. A cinematic experience from first note to last, ‘Unsung Heroes’ takes the listener on a journey of genuine light and shade, with the 16 minute-plus ‘Passion Proof Power’ showing that when it comes to the epic statement, Ensiferum are very much in the front-line, swords at the ready.”

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Music Video: Ensiferum’s “In My Sword I Trust”

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 9:39 AM (PST)

Finnish folk metallers Ensiferum have released the music video for their song “In My Sword I Trust.” The song is off the band’s upcoming album Unsung Heroes which is set to be released August 27th via Spinefarm Records.

Click here to check out the video.

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New Music: Ensiferum – “Burning Leaves”

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 6:51 AM (PST)

Pagan/folk metal legends Ensiferum have released the first single from their upcoming album Unsung Heroes.  The song is called “Burning Leaves” and definitely sounds just like Ensiferum so fans should not be disappointed.  The album is set for an August 27, 2012 release date under Spinefarm Records.

You can click here to check out the song and a large picture of the album cover.

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Ensiferum Selling Special “Hard As Iron” Usable Collectible

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 10:54 AM (PST)

Finnish folk metal legends Ensiferum are now selling the “Hard As Iron” usable collectible. For your very own, head on over here.

This collectible comes in a stylish “Hard As Iron” cardboard box.

And don’t forget the warning: “NOTE! We don’t take any responsibilities of functionality of this product!”

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