Ensiferum Announces European tour as direct support to Pain

Ensiferum Announces European tour as direct support to Pain

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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!”

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SU-08.10.2023-BE-Antwerp-Kavka Zappa
TU-10.10.2023-UK-Glasgow-Ivory Blacks
TH-12.10.2023-UK-Birmingham-The Asylum
FR-13.10.2023-UK-London-O2 Academy Islington
SU-15.10.2023-FR-Paris-La Machine du Moulin Rouge
MO-16.10.2023-FR-Nantes-Le Ferrailleur
WE-18.10.2023-PT-Porto-Hard Club
TH-19.10.2023-PT-Lisbon-RCA Club
FR-20.10.2023-ES-Madrid-Changó Club
SA-21.10.2023-ES-Pamplona- Sala TOTEM Aretoa
SU-22.10.2023-FR-Lyon-La Rayonne
WE-25.10.2023-IT-Trezzo sull’Adda-Live Music Club
TH-26.10.2023-HR-Zagreb-Klub Močvara
FR-27.10.2023-RO-Bucharest-Quantic Club
SA-28.10.2023-RO-Cluj-Napoca-FORM Space
TU-31.10.2023-BG-Sofia-Club Mixtape 5
WE-01.11.2023-HU-Budapest-Dürer Kert
SU-05.11.2023-CZ-Zlin-Masters of Rock Cafe
SA-11.11.2023-DE-Berlin-Columbia Theater
SU-12.11.2023-DE-Stuttgart-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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