Hi folks!

I'm really sorry to inform that due to personal reasons, I can't make it to Summer Breeze and Rockstad: Falun festivals next weekend. But fear not! Mr. Jukka-Pekka Miettinen has kindly promised to jump in my sweaty battle boots for those two shows.

Nothing is wrong with me, but sometimes in life, schedules simply clash and even though Ensiferum's music is full of magic and mayhem, we still haven't figured out how to be in two places at the same time.

See you all at Heidenfest!

-Sami / Ensiferum



New official fan club Twilight Tavern!


We want to welcome you all to our new official fan club Twilight Tavern!

We have had our mobile backstage application up and running for years but now it is time to take it to the next level with the new and improved official fan club: Twilight Tavern  - now also here on our website. Stay updated with what's going on with Ensiferum on and off stage, see exclusive material from tours and studio sessions, chat with other fans near you and around the world, get unique offers from our merch shop, participate in exclusive competitions and much more!





Unfortunately, it will not be possible for Emmi Silvennoinen (keyboards) to perform on the South American tour starting next week due to personal reasons. The shows will go ahead as planned and the band will perform with Emmi's parts as backing tracks, so you needn't worry about the shows missing the signature Ensiferum melodies! We'd like to assure you that everything is fine within the band - Emmi is healthy and this is just for this tour because of circumstances beyond her control. She will be performing at future Ensiferum shows. We hope to see as many of you as possible at the shows and look forward to playing in South America for the first time!





Unfortunately Ensiferum have been forced to cancel the show at Headbangers Weekend in Istanbul 5.5.2013, because of my medical condition. My right ear has been blocked and I've been half deaf for nine days now. There is also constant buzzing/noise. 
The whole issue began around 10 days ago, whilst flying back home from our North-American tour. During these nine days I met four different doctors and I've been having hearing tests. Until this point, they had given me hope that my ear would be fine before this upcoming show in Istanbul, but unfortunately it has not recovered. 
Today I met with a second ear doctor who told me that I cannot fly because of the pressure. It seems that the problem is in the inside of the ear. There was also infection in the middle of the ear, which has cleared up since. More tests (including x-rays) will follow next week.
This cancellation is nothing to do with the promoter. They did everything 100% correct (including payments and booking flights). This is strictly about my medical condition. We were forced to cancel one show last Sunday in Germany (Hexentanz festival) as well because of the same issue.
We really hope to get another chance to perform in Turkey soon and I am very sorry about this unexpected cancellation.
-Markus Toivonen / Ensiferum



ENSIFERUM sign worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records

 ENSIFERUM signs worldwide deal with METAL BLADE RECORDS

Agoura Hills, CA - April 23rd, 2013 - Finland's ENSIFERUM have spent the past 18 years honing the steel of their folk-infused battle metal auditory attack. Their albums are further bolstered by a live show that has become one of the most entertaining in all of metal. Proof of ENSIFERUM's status as one of the most vital bands in modern metal was made apparent through their headlining slot on this year's Paganfest USA tour. To further spread the band's music to a worldwide audience, ENSIFERUM has forged a deal with Metal Blade Records! The band inked the deal with Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel during the Paganfest USA tour, and all parties are enthusiastic about new music and new possibilities.


Bassist/backing vocalist Sami Hinkka comments: "We are really looking forward to our co-operation with such a great and legendary label as Metal Blade. The next full length album should be out in early 2015. We have already started working with the new songs and it's obvious that the next album will be another step ahead for Ensiferum. And now that we have united forces with mighty Metal Blade nothing can stop us! The next album is going to be something that will rock the very foundations of folk metal genre.


"We also would like to thank Spinefarm Records for all these 13 years, it's been as blast but now it is time for us to move on and head bravely towards new challenges.


The future looks bright for Sword Bearers!"


ENSIFERUM will be touring throughout Europe and South America this summer as they continue their live campaign in support of their most recent album, Unsung Heroes. Confirmed dates can be seen below, as well as on ensiferum.com and facebook.com/Ensiferum. ENSIFERUM merch is available now at http://shop.ensiferum.com/.


European Festivals

04/26 Oulu , FI Teatria

04/27 Helsinki, FI Virgin Oil

04/28 Losheim Am See, DE Hexentanz Festival

05/05 Istanbul, TR Headbangers Weekend Istanbul

05/18 Gelsenkirchen, DE Rock Hard Festival

05/20 Leipzig, DE Wave Gothic Treffen

06/07 Espoo, FI Kivenlahti Rock

06/20-22 Nummijärvi, FI Nummirock

06/26-30 Tokaj-Rakamaz, HU Hegyalka Festival

07/11-13 Ballenstedt, DE Rockharz Open Air

07/22-26 Tolmin, SL Metaldays

08/07-10 Jaromer, CZ Brutal Assault

08/09-10 Villena, ES Leyendas del Rock Festival

08/15-17 Dinkelsbühl, DE Summer Breeze

08/15-17 Falun, SE Rockstad Falun


South American Tour

05/28 Bogota, CO Teatro Las Vegas Nevada

05/30 Santiago, CL Blondie Club

05/31 Buenos Aires, AR Teatro Vorterix

06/01 Sao Paulo, BR Carioca Club

06/02 Rio De Janeiro, BR Teatro Odisséia



Petri Lindroos - vocals/guitar

Markus Toivonen - guitar/backing vocals

Sami Hinkka - bass/backing vocals

Janne Parviainen - drums

Emmi Silvennoinen - keys/backing vocals


For more information on ENSIFERUM, which in latin means "sword bearer", view their complete history at ensiferum.com.