Ensiferum have completed their new album! One Man Army is set to release on February 20th, 2015 in Europe, February 23rd, 2015 in the UK, and February 24th, 2015 in North America. Working with platinum-selling Finnish producer Anssi Kippo, the band has spent the last few weeks at Astia Studio in Lappeenranta in Finland putting the finishing touches on the record.
Goodies from the studio, including final tracks, artwork, and behind-the-scenes footage will be available in the coming days to tease the album release.
Ensiferum announce album title and release date for 2015!
Ensiferum has completed work on their upcoming new album, “One Man Army.” The band spent the last few weeks at Astia Studio (astiastudio.fi) 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, track listing, and video clips from the studio will be online within the next few weeks. Next week, Ensiferum will be filming a brand new music video with Grupa #13 in Poland. Grupa #13 is the production house behind some of the most spectacular music videos in metal, including videos from Behemoth, Amon Amarth, and more.
Vocalist/guitarist Petri Lindroos comments:
“We worked hard and long days one after another while Kippo kicked our asses to make us do the very best, and you can hear that in this album. It’s a killer album with killer sound. I’m very proud to a part of this masterpiece!”
Bassist Sami Hinkka adds:
“Hi folks! We are extremely proud to announce that the album is 100% done! The recording session was incredible experience for us. We can’t express our gratitude enough for Mr. Anssi Kippo, who never lost his nerves, was full of crazy ideas and worked like a madman for weeks! The shortest working day was 12 hours and the average was around 16 hours! After all “blood, sweat and tears” it feels great to tell you that the result for years of hard composing and weeks of intense recordings is without a doubt the best Ensiferum album song- and soundwise. Material is pretty diverse and each song tells a tale of it’s own instead of being a crappy copy of previous song so no fillers included. Next week we go record the new music video, but that’s another story… Stay tuned!”
Not only that, the band will embark on a full European tour to celebrate the album’s release, and are slated to play with Orphaned Land at select Asian venues in Japan and China. In addition, they are set to participate in a few festivals both before and after the release date.
+ special guests
11/03/15 DE – Bochum – Zeche
12/03/15 DE – Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
13/03/15 DE – München – Backstage
14/03/15 CZ – Zlin – Masters of Rock Café
15/03/15 HU – Budapest – Club 202
16/03/15 AT – Wien – Szene
18/03/15 IT – Milan – Live Club
19/03/15 CH – Lausanne – Les Docks
20/03/15 FR – Strasbourg – La Laiterie
21/03/15 CH – Pratteln – Z7
22/03/15 FR – Lyon – Ninkasi Kao
23/03/15 FR – Paris – Le Bataclan
24/03/15 UK – London – O2 Academy Islington
25/03/15 NL – Haarlem – Patronaat
26/03/15 NL – Zwolle – Hedon
27/03/15 BE – Vosselaar – Biebob
28/03/15 DE – Bremen – Tivoli
29/03/15 DE – Hamburg – Grünspan
30/03/15 DK – Copenhagen – Vega
31/03/15 SE – Stockholm – Göta Källare
01/04/15 SE – Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
02/04/15 NO – Oslo – Inferno Metal Festival
w/ Orphaned Land
26/11/14 JP – Tokyo – Club Duo Exchange
27/11/14 JP – Osaka – Mamba Rocket
29/11/14 CN – Shanghai – Mao Livehouse
30/11/14 CN – Bejing – Yu Gong Yi Shan
2015 Festival Appearances
13/12/14 NL – Eindhoven – Metal Meeting
22/01-26/01/15 US – Miami – 70,000 Tons Of Metal
13/08/15 RO – Rasnov – Rockstadt Extremefest
13/08-15/08/15 DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Festival
Get hyped for folk stuffs!