Ensiferum

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Nazione:Finlandia
Attività:dal 1995

Line up

  • Markus Toivonen: guitars, vocals , percussion , vocals
  • Sami Hinkka: bass, vocals
  • Petri Lindroos: vocals , guitars
  • Janne Parviainen: drums, percussion
  • Pekka Montin: keyboards, vocals
A melodic power/death/folk metal band delving into Viking legends for lyrical inspiration, Helsinki, Finland's Ensiferum (Latin for "sword bearer") had to continually coexist with various simultaneous metal projects undertaken by its members. Founded in 1995 by guitarist Markus Toivonen, Ensiferum worked up a number of demo tapes before finally attracting the attention of Finland's powerhouse metal label Spinefarm, which released their eponymous debut in 2001. The sophomore Iron followed in 2004, and both albums featured vocalist Jari Mäenpää, bassist Jukka-Pekka Miettinen, keyboardist Meiju Enho, drummer Oliver Fokin, and of course Toivonen. Many of these were active in black/dark metal act Arthemesia at the same time, and Mäenpää subsequently announced his departure to start a new band called Wintersun. More lineup changes occurred before the release of the band's third LP, Victory Songs, in 2007. The following year saw Ensiferum headlining the Paganfest tour in Europe and North America, and in 2009 they released a new album, From Afar. 2012 saw the release of the group's fifth studio long-player, Unsung Heroes, and in 2015 the band issued their Metal Blade debut, One Man Army. In early 2017, the band issued the single "For Those About to Fight for Metal," in anticipation of the release of their seventh full-length outing, Two Paths, which arrived later that June.

Discografia

Copertina 7,5
Thalassic (Metal Blade Records / 2020) 

1. SEAFARER'S DREAM / 2. RUM, WOMEN, VICTORY / 3. ANDROMEDA / 4. THE DEFENCE OF THE SAMPO / 5. RUN FROM THE CRUSHING TIDE / 6. FOR SIRENS / 7. ONE WITH THE SEA / 8. MIDSUMMER MAGIC ...

Copertina 6
Two Paths (Metal Blade Records / 2017) 

1. AJATTOMASTA UNESTA / 2. FOR THOSE ABOUT TO FIGHT FOR METAL / 3. WAY OF THE WARRIOR / 4. TWO PATHS / 5. KING OF STORMS / 6. FEAST WITH VALKYRIES / 7. DON'T YOU SAY / 8. I WILL NEVER KNEEL ...

Copertina 6,5
One Man Army (Metal Blade Records / 2015) 

1. MARCH OF WAR / 2. AXE OF JUDGMENT / 3. HEATEN HORDE / 4. ONE MAN ARMY / 5. BURDEN OF THE FALLEN / 6. WARRIOR WITHOUT A WAR / 7. CRY FOR THE EARTH BOUNDS ...

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Unsung Heroes (Spinefarm Records / 2012) 

1. SYMBOLS / 2. IN MY SWORD I TRUST / 3. UNSUNG HEROES / 4. BURNING LEAVES / 5. CELESTIAL BOND / 6. RETRIBUTION SHALL BE MINE / 7. STAR QUEEN (CELESTIAL BOND PART II) / 8. POHJOLA ...

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From afar (Spinefarm / 2009) 

1. BY THE DIVIDING STREAM / 2. FROM AFAR / 3. TWILIGHT TAVERN / 4. HEATHEN THRONE / 5. ELUSIVE REACHES / 6. STONE COLD METAL / 7. SMOKING RUINS / 8. TUMMAN VIRRAN TAA ...

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Victory songs (Spinefarm / 2007) 

1. AD VICTORIAM / 2. BLOOD IS THE PRICE OF GLORY / 3. DEATHBRINGER FROM THE SKY / 4. AHTI / 5. ONE MORE MAGIC POTION / 6. WANDERER / 7. RAISED BY THE SWORD / 8. THE NEW DAWN / 9. VICTORY SONG

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Dragonheads (Spinefarm / 2006) 

1. DRAGONHEADS / 2. WARRIOR´S QUEST / 3. KALEVALA MELODY / 4. WHITE STORM / 5. INTO HIDING / 6. FINNISH MEDLEY

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Iron (Spinefarm Records / 2004) 

1. FERRUM AETERNUM / 2. IRON / 3. SWORD CHANT / 4. MOURNING HEART (INTERLUDE) / 5. TALE OF REVENGE / 6. LOST IN DESPAIR / 7. SLAYER OF LIGHT / 8. INTO BATTLE / 9. LAI LAI HEI / 10. TEARS

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Ensiferum (Spinerfarm / 2001) 

1. INTRO / 2. HERO IN A DREAM / 3. TOKEN OF TIME / 4. GUARDIANS OF FATE / 5. OLD MAN / 6. LITTLE DREAMER / 7. ABANDONED / 8. WINDRIDER / 9. TREACHEROUS GODS / 10. ETERNAL WAIT / 11. BATTLE SONG ...

Interviste

Ensiferum: guerrieri vincenti!

(26 aprile 2016) Ritorna in Italia la seconda tranche del “One Man Army” tour degli Ensiferum. La band di Petri Lindroos ha voluto ripagare il costante supporto dei fan tornando con un nuovo tour di zecca, il...

Ensiferum: i portatori di spade

(04 ottobre 2012) Tornati con Unsung Heroes, pregevole lavoro che porta a perfezionamento gli elementi già presenti nei precedenti lavori e ne introduce di nuovi, gli Ensiferum sono oggi una delle band di...

Live report

Ensiferum, Path to Glory European Tour 2018 @Live Club, Trezzo

(27 aprile 2018) Ensiferum + Ex Deo + Wind Rose @Live Club Trezzo sull’Adda (MI) 26.04.2018 
Amatissimi in Italia, tornano in tour Ensiferum : la band folk/viking metal più...

Ensiferum + Fleshgod Apocalypse + Heidra @ Fabrique (MI)

(27 aprile 2016) A distanza di circa un anno dalla loro ultima visita, gli Ensiferum ritornano in Italia con il loro “ Return To The One Man Army Tour ”. La seconda tranche di questo tour europeo,...

Ensiferum + Insomnium + Omnium Gatherum - 18 Marzo 2015 (Live di Trezzo)

(22 marzo 2015) Martedì 17 marzo 2015 Omnium Gatherum . Insomnium . Ensiferum . Credo che, con un piccolo sforzo supplementare, si sarebbe potuto organizzare un...

Heidenfest 2013 @ Live Club, Trezzo sull'Adda

(04 ottobre 2013) Lascio all'eloquente (chi ha pensato "prolisso" alzi una mano!) Marco il compito di disquisire sulla partecipazione e de il fascino del Folk Metal - se volete anticipare i tempi...

ENSIFERUM – 15 Aprile 2007, People of Art, San Damaso (MO)

(08 maggio 2007) A meno di un anno di distanza dall’ultima esibizione dei finnici Ensiferum all’Evolution festival, eccoli ricalcare i palchi della nostra terra tricolore per il Tour Towards Victory...

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