25.08.2014 - ENSIFERUM to begin recording sixth studio album next month!
Helsinki, Finland - August 25th, 2014 - 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 September 8th at Astia Studio (astiastudio.fi) in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo. Fans can expect to hear new music at the beginning of January 2015.
Bassist Sami Hinkka offers the following update:
"Only a couple more weeks to go! We head to Astia Studio on 8th of September and recordings will take around five weeks.
"We had really good and creative pre production sessions with Anssi Kippo so now we are very well prepared to give 110% on each take in the studio. Because the songs were almost ready when we made the demo versions of them, Mr. Mikko Mustonen is already arranging orchestrations on top of those. Gotta love technology!
"There are still few minor details to arrange and couple of lines of lyrics to twist and turn but nothing can stop us anymore! We are convinced that this will be ground breaking album for us and the whole genre. (Modesty? What's that?)"
The album is tentatively scheduled for release worldwide on Metal Blade Records in early 2015.
24.07.2014 - 27.07.2014 (H) BALATONSZEMES / Rock Part '14
14.08.2014 - 16.08.2014 (D) GARDELEGEN / Metal Frenzy Open Air
15.08.2014 - 17.08.2014 (CZ) HODONIN / Made Of Metal Festival
15.08.2014 - 17.08.2014 (F) ST. NOLFF / Motocultor Festival
29.08.2014 - 30.08.2014 (D) CRISPENDORF / Wolfszeit Festival
05.09.2014 - 06.09.2014 (CH) HÜTTIKON / Meh Suff! Festival
PAGAN METAL ALLIANCE
26.11.2014 (JP) TOKYO / Club Duo Exchange
27.11.2014 (JP) OSAKA / Namba Rocket
13.12.2014 (NL) EINDHOVEN / Eindhoven Metal Meeting
22.01.2015 - 26.01.2015 (USA) MIAMI - OCHO RIOS - MIAMI / 70000 TONS OF METAL
30.07.2015 - 01.08.2015 (D) WACKEN / Wacken Open Air
13.08.2015 - 15.08.2015 (D) DINKELSBÜHL / Summer Breeze
Petri Lindroos – vocals/guitar
Markus Toivonen – guitar/backing vocals
Sami Hinkka – bass/backing vocals
Janne Parviainen – drums
Emmi Silvennoinen – keys/backing vocals