Ensiferum Announces European Tour as Direct Support to Pain

    Ensiferum Announces European Tour as Direct Support to Pain

    – May 24th, 2022 –

    In 2020, Ensiferum released their critically acclaimed full-length, Thalassic, via Metal Blade Records, an album “that brings pure joy to all of their fans” (Metal Hammer Germany).

    Ensiferum have now announced another European tour to conclude the live run on Thalassic. The tour as direct support of Peter Tägtgren’s Pain will kick off October 5th in Cologne and will lead the pack through no less than 16 countries. See below for full dates.

    Comments Ensiferum‘s very own Sami Hinkka: “Hi folks! We are super hyped and honored to share stages around Europe with the one and only PAIN! These will be nights filled with fist pumping, singalonging folk metal mayhem and jawbreaking, ass-shaking industrial metal spectacle! Get your tickets in advance for the greatest metal tour of the year!

    + Ensiferum
    05.10.2023 Cologne, DE – Essigfabrik
    06.10.2023 Drachten, NL – Iduna
    07.10.2023 Hengelo, NL – Metropool
    08.10.2023 Antwerp, BE – Kavka Zappa
    10.10.2023 Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks
    11.10.2023 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
    12.10.2023 Birmingham, UK – The Asylum
    13.10.2023 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
    14.10.2023 Amstelveen, NL – P60
    15.10.2023 Paris, FR – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
    16.10.2023 Nantes, FR – Le Ferrailleur
    18.10.2023 Porto, PT – Hard Club
    19.10.2023 Lisbon, PT – RCA Club
    20.10.2023 Madrid, ES – Changó Club
    21.10.2023 Pamplona, ES – Sala TOTEM Aretoa
    22.10.2023 Lyon, FR – La Rayonne
    24.10.2023 Ljubljana, SI – Cvetličarna
    25.10.2023 Trezzo sull’Adda, IT – Live Music Club
    26.10.2023 Zagreb, HR – Klub Močvara
    27.10.2023 Bucharest, RO – Quantic Club
    28.10.2023 Cluj-Napoca, RO – FORM Space
    31.10.2023 Sofia, BG – Club Mixtape 5
    01.11.2023 Budapest, HU – Dürer Kert
    02.11.2023 Krakow, PL – Kamienna12
    03.11.2023 Vienna, AT – Szene
    04.11.2023 Munich, DE – Backstage
    05.11.2023 Zlin, CZ – Masters of Rock Cafe
    07.11.2023 Nuremberg, DE – Hirsch
    08.11.2023 Frankfurt, DE – Batschkapp
    09.11.2023 Leipzig, DE – Hellraiser
    10.11.2023 Hamburg, DE – Gruenspan
    11.11.2023 Berlin, DE – Columbia Theater
    12.11.2023 Stuttgart, DE – Im Wizemann

    Ensiferum are a true powerhouse when it comes to folk-inspired melodic death metal, something they hammer home more resolutely than ever with eighth full-length Thalassic. The title translating from ancient Greek as “of or relating to seas“, it’s a suitably huge and wide-ranging collection that incorporates orchestrations and traditional folk instrumentation alongside the roaring guitars, bass, and drums. “I think we managed to take another step ahead musically and we also utilized the best parts of our old sound,” states bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka. “There are lots of Ensiferum’s trademarks: beautiful folkish melodies, ass-kicking riffs, a nice mix of different vocals and great singalong choruses.” The addition of new keyboard player/lead clean vocalist Pekka Montin also “really raised the new songs to another level“, while Mikko P. Mustonen once again presided over the orchestrations, and violin virtuoso Lassi Logren recorded folk instruments on a few tracks.

    Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren, Thalassic was recorded and produced in Petrax and Sonic Pump studios by Janne Joutsenniemi, who was involved on their albums Victory Songs (2007) and From Afar (2009). “We like to go to a studio when we have all the songs 99.9% ready so the producer’s main job is to kick our asses while we record. Of course Janne Joutsenniemi is a world-class producer, and we asked his opinion if we were doubting any details. It was really a pleasure to work with him again, and I think this was one of the most easy-going studio sessions I have ever been part of. We are extremely happy with the result.

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