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, as previously discussed by the band in the facebook video HERE. 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!“
Fans that want to be a part of this occasion can buy tickets now at livenation.com HERE.
ENSIFERUM are touring in support of their valiant One Man Army full-length, unleashed in February via Metal Blade Records. The record debuted at #167 on Billboard’s Top 200 Current Albums Chart, #19 on Billboard’s Hard Music Chart, #36 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart and #9 on Billboard’s Heekseekers Chart upon its first week of release. In Canada, One Man Army placed at #69 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart, #13 on the Hard Music Chart and #126 on the Digital Music Charts.
ENSIFERUM, remaining shows
Tour w/ Korpiklaani, Trollfest
05/21 Ottawa, ON Mavericks
05/22 Montreal, QC Club Soda
05/23 Quebec City, QC Imperial de Quebec
05/24 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
05/26 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s Theatre
05/27 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
05/28 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
05/29 New York, NY Irving Plaza
ENSIFERUM has been flying the flag of epic, folk-infused death metal high and proud for two decades. Commended for being, “their most polished album to date,” by Metal Hammer, “one of folk metal’s finest acts…,” by Loudwire and, “warlike and fiery,” by MetalSucks, the band’s predominantly analog-recorded, eleven-track One Man Army full-length was captured by award-winning producer Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.) at Astia-Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland.
ENSIFERUM‘s One Man Army is out now via Metal Blade Records. Order yours today at metalblade.com/ensiferum where you’ll also find the band’s recently debuted “One Man Army” video and companion making-of footage. For iTunes orders, point your browser to itunes.apple.com/album/id956849251.
“One Man Army blasts forth with symphonic guitar orchestrations, double-time drum gallops, quick-changing dynamics and operatic vocal chorales that would make 19th century homeboys Pacius and Sibelius proud.” – Revolver
“An incredible album, and worthy for the thunder children. Indeed it is a thunderous epic, and should stand alone as a fantastic addition to Metal Blade’s legendary collection.” – New Noise Magazine
“One Man Army is ENSIFERUM at their finest. The three years between releases worked to the band’s benefit as their execution and adventurous songwriting finds them with a renewed passion and energy.” – About.com
“…a solid LP forged in the crucible of war.” – Sputnik Music