After nearly four years of absence, ENSIFERUM has announced a full North American headlining tour. Set to begin January 5th and run through January 29th, support will be provided by Septicflesh as well as an additional opener still to be announced.
Comments bassist Sami Hinkka, "It's been way too many years since we rocked with our North American warrior brothers and sisters. So early 2019 we will set sails and head to your shores and we are not coming alone. We will join forces with a brilliant and ass kicking band, Septicflesh, and a special guest. What a way to start a new year! This tour will leave its mark on the history of metal so get your ticket in advance and get ready to mosh with us like there is no tomorrow. On this tour, we have no chance to play in every city that we would want to, so we are doing our best to return to North America for a second time in 2019. Stay tuned and see you soon!"
Following the trek, ENSIFERUM will also make an appearance on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2019 cruise. See all confirmed dates below.
ENSIFERUM w/ Septicflesh, special guest TBA:
1/05/2019 Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
1/06/2019 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
1/07/2019 Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
1/08/2019 Imperial Bell - Quebec City, QC
1/09/2019 Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC
1/01/2019 Opera House - Toronto, ON
1/11/2019 Harpo's - Detroit, MI
1/12/2019 The Forge - Joliet, IL
1/13/2019 Skyway Theater - Minneapolis, MN
1/14/2019 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
1/15/2019 Oriental Theater - Denver, CO
1/17/2019 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
1/18/2019 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
1/19/2019 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
1/20/2019 Metro Opera House - Oakland, CA
1/21/2019 The Regent - Los Angeles, CA
1/22/2019 Club Red - Mesa, AZ
1/23/2019 Rockhouse Bar & Grill - El Paso, TX
1/24/2019 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill - Dallas, TX
1/25/2019 Come And Take It Live! - Austin, TX
1/26/2019 White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX
1/28/2019 The Masquerade (Hell) - Atlanta, GA
1/29/2019 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
1/31 - 2/04/2019 70,000 Tons Of Metal - Fort Lauderdale, FL
You can't talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of ENSIFERUM, and with their latest album, Two Paths, they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, Two Paths is the Finnish quintet's most epic and far-reaching collection of songs to date as well as their most organic.
"When we made One Man Army (2015), we wanted it to sound more like a live album than a traditional studio album. With Two Paths, we took that to the next level with analog recording, cutting down tracks and even recording songs without a click, and because of that there is a totally different kind of groove compared to most modern metal albums," notes Hinkka. While their ideas are huge and they consistently prove they have the talent to back them up, the band maintains the grounded MO that has served them so well over the years, with the results speaking for themselves. "It all comes down to writing music that sounds good to us and is fun to play live, and I would say with Two Paths we've done everything better than we ever have before."
To preview and purchase Two Paths, visit: metalblade.com/ensiferum.
Petri Lindroos - Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen - Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka - Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen - Drums