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Ensiferum / Metsatöll – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 21 February 2016

“And lo, the [heathen] hordes from the East did descend up the city at the mouth of the river called the Farset… and they did lay waste onto the same with their furious vengeance and the spilling of much ancestral blood.” OK, forgive the pastiche of sub-Biblical phraseology, but it …

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Ensiferum – Interview with Sami Hinkka, 21 February 2016

Finnish folk metallers Ensiferum played Belfast for the first time this past weekend, when they brought their ‘Burden Of The Fallen’ tour to the UK and Ireland. PlanetMosh took the opportunity to catch up with bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka to chat about all things to do with the band, including his views on …

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Ensiferum Announce Dates in UK and Ireland in February 2016

Ensiferum Announce Dates in UK and Ireland in February 2016 Finnish Metal warriors ENSIFERUM have just announced dates in the UK and Ireland kicking off in Bristol on February 18, 2015. Sami Hinkka Comments: “Hi folks! We are extremely happy to announce that in February 2016 we shall raid UK …

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Ensiferum Interview, April 2015

A band composed of collaborative writers, excellent arrangers, and fantastic musicians, titan Finnish folk metal band Ensiferum recently treated the world to it’s latest release, One Man Army. In 2015, the band celebrated 20 years together, partially with the release of One Man Army, their critically-acclaimed release for Metal Blade …

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Jarkko Aaltonen, Korpiklaani  interview, April 2015

Planetmosh spoke to Korpiklaani bass player Jarkko Aaltonen…… To begin with how was Paganfest? It was nice.  We didn’t do the entire Paganfest, we only did the 6 weekend shows; the extended Paganfest and flew home for a few days in between.  But it was nice, quite relaxed, lots of …

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Sami Hinkka, Ensiferum interview – March 2015

I spoke to Sami Hinkka from Ensiferum just before their show at Islington academy in London last month… Your latest album, “One Man army” came out last month.  When did you start the writing for it? The way we compose we always have some raw material, so the process started …

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Ensiferum – Islington Academy, London – 24th March 2015

Normally when you have a midweek gig in London, the first band plays to a half empty venue, but when the doors are an hour earlier than usual then its usually an almost completely empty venue, so it was a surprise tonight to arrive at the venue to find a …

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Ensiferum – One Man Army

Finnish melodic folk-death metal band Ensiferum has released their sixth studio album through Metal Blade Records, titled One Man Army. The band, which takes it’s name from a Latin word translating to “Sword bearing,” has included 15 aggressive tracks, counting the four bonus tracks, for eager fan consumption. Overall, One Man …

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ENSIFERUM announce album title and release date for 2015

Ensiferum have completed work on their upcoming new album, “One Man Army.” The band spent the last few weeks at Astia Studio in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo. The album is scheduled for release on February 24 in North America, and February 23/20 in UK/Europe. New music, art, …

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ENSIFERUM to begin recording sixth studio album next month!

Ensiferum have completed writing for their upcoming new album and Metal Blade Records debut! With pre-production out of the way, the band is prepared to begin recording. Work will begin on the 8th September at Astia Studio (astiastudio.fi) in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo. Fans can expect to …

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Wacken Open Air releases 2015 Trailer and announces first bands

Wacken Open Air has just released its 2015 trailer featuring footage from the festival and names already confirmed for next year. Bands announced include: TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and SAVATAGE Only live shows in Europe in 2015! Paul O´Neill and Jon Oliva are coming to W:O:A with their most important projects! Trans-Siberian …

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ENSIFERUM Scheduled To Record Sixth Studio Album This Fall

Finland’s Ensiferum have spent the summer of 2014 on tour through Europe, and will also perform in Japan this winter. In the midst of bringing their melodic folk-infused attack to stages worldwide, the band has been crafting songs for their sixth studio album (their Metal Blade Records debut), and the writing process …

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Wintersun & Darkest Era – The Limelight 2, Belfast – 20th July 2013

Wintersun & Darkest Era – The Limelight 2, Belfast – 20th July 2013

This year the United Kingdom has been blessed with a proper summer, with temperatures escalating to over 20 degrees and people whipping out their BBQs whilst attempting to catch a tan. However, on Saturday night, Belfast venue “The Limelight” saw the local metal crowd forego these leisurely pursuits in favour …

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Ensiferum, Amoral, Profane Omen, Manchester Moho Live, Gig Review.

Ensiferum are currently on tour at the minute with special guests Amoral and Profane Omen. Ensiferum are promoting their newest release ‘Unsung Heroes’. Back again to the dark and dingy Moho Live in Manchester City Center, although it does have complete new decor. The venue is filling up nicely. There is a buzz …

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Ensiferum – Unsung Heroes

Due to be released on 27 August 2012, ‘Unsung Heroes’ is the latest offering from Finnish folk-metallers Ensiferum. This is an interesting album and one that certainly gives your ears food for thought.  There are a variety of elements collected together throughout the 10 songs and at times can appears …

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