Ensiferum: Finnish Folks Metallic Titans to Launch “Winter Storm” Full-Size on October 18th through Metallic Blade Information

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– June 18th, 2024 –

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Watch / stream ENSIFERUM’s “Winter Storm Vigilantes” HERE

ENSIFERUM will launch their long-awaited new studio album, Winter Storm, on October 18th by Metallic Blade Information.

The Finnish folk-metal melodeath sensation has maintained a prolific launch schedule since their first demo in 1997, steadily growing in stature till eighth album Thalassic topped their ascent in 2020. The nautical opus went on to high Finland’s album chart, reaching #3 in Germany, and high ten in Switzerland, Canada, and the US. Ultimately, ENSIFERUM would take Thalassic on two large world excursions and to festivals like Wacken, Hellfest, Summer time Breeze, and Ragnarök, however the world Covid pandemic ensured that the four-year watch for Winter Storm can be the longest within the band’s near-thirty-year historical past.

A lot of the brand new materials emerged within the lockdown period, when ENSIFERUM‘s founding guitarist Markus Toivonen set himself the problem of discovering new methods to make music — finally composing each track besides the rousing, anthemic “Fatherland,” written by bassist Sami Hinkka. The addition of singer/organist Pekka Montin’s crystal-clear melodic excessive notes supplied an amazing increase on Thalassic. However on Winter Storm — a fantasy idea narrative penned by Hinkka — Montin’s super-strong voice finds its optimum place in ENSIFERUM‘s sound. Bringing to life such grandiose, heroic materials, the singer emerges as one of many best vocal discoveries of the last decade.

The way in which I see it, this album is extra like a ‘musical’ than a conventional album,” says Hinkka. “The lyrics of Winter Storm are based mostly on a part of my unpublished fantasy e book. In the future will probably be out… I don’t wish to reveal the plot or particulars an excessive amount of however ‘Winter Storm Vigilantes’ and ‘Fatherland’ inform of two factions on this lengthy story. The Vigilantes have gained data to make the most of sure uncommon parts, and though there was already magic on this world, with this new epiphany they’ve reached a very new degree. This factor appears to work together with residing issues in a approach that even the wisest males don’t utterly perceive. And thru generations of trial and error, they’ve refined a ability to show their horses to the factor and managed to interrupt the legislation of gravity, making their steeds fly. However they turned ruthless and grasping on their quest to achieve extra of this factor. A small tribe within the north carry on preventing for his or her land, which the Vigilantes plan to take over. These North Of us will actually combat till the final man…

Different characters embrace a Vigilante castaway, the final shaman of the North Folks, and a mysterious widow. The album ends with an important battle towards the Vigilantes and the unholy alliance of the castaway and the North Folks shaman, who has transcended right into a spirit wolf. Who will prevail? Will this be the ultimate battle of the e book? Time will inform… I perceive that every one this sounds very far out — effectively, it’s a fantasy e book — however imagine me, will probably be actually an epic story!

Provides Hinkka of ENSIFERUM‘s first single from the providing, “Winter Storm Vigilantes,” “Markus had fairly grandeur visions of the track and it turned out to be much more heroic than we anticipated. It was an apparent option to open the brand new album. This epic track serves as one faction of the large story. The track pushes ahead with the may of a thousand horses and can certainly be an important track sooner or later setlist.”

Watch ENSIFERUM‘s “Winter Storm Vigilantes” at THIS LOCATION.

ENSIFERUM‘s Winter Storm was produced by Janne Joutsenniemi, blended and mastered by Jens Bogren, and consists of visitor appearances by Lassi Logrén on Nyckelharpa and violin and Mikko Mustonen on orchestration in addition to Eleine’s Madeleine Liljestam who offers all vocals on “Scars In My Coronary heart.”

Winter Storm will likely be obtainable on jewel case CD, particular version CD that includes two extra bonus tracks, and digitally in addition to vinyl within the following colour variants:

Frost (US)
180g Black (EU)
Mild Blue Ice Marbled (EU)
Mild Blue Ice Marbled w/ Signed Cowl (EU – Ltd. 100 – Amazon EU excl.)
Blood Crimson Marbled (EU – Ltd. 500)
Pic-LP (EU – Ltd. 500)
Crimson Opaque Blackdust (EU – Ltd. 200 – Band Store excl.)
Blood On Ice Splatter (EU – Ltd. 300 – EMP excl.)
Frosty Blue Splatter (EU – Ltd. 200 – Levykauppa excl.)

Discover pre-orders at: metalblade.com/ensiferum

Winter Storm Monitor Itemizing:
01. Aurora
02. Winter Storm Vigilantes
03. Lengthy Chilly Winter of Sorrow and Strife
04. Fatherland
05. Scars in My Coronary heart (feat. Madeleine Liljestam)
06. Resistentia
07. The Howl
08. From Order to Chaos
09. Leniret Coram Tempestate
10. Victorious
11. Six Ribbons (Jon English Cowl) *
12. Lambada (Kaoma Cowl) *
* Particular Version Bonus Monitor

Petri Lindroos – vocals, guitars
Markus Toivonen – guitars, vocals
Sami Hinkka – bass, vocals
Janne Parviainen – drums
Pekka Montin – keyboards, vocals


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