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INTERVIEW: Ensiferum


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Finnish folk metal trailblazers Ensiferum are releasing their eighth album ‘Thalassic’ on July 10th 2020 via Metal Blade Records which is their first themed album and first to feature new member, keyboard player/lead clean vocalist Pekka Montin, both of which pave the way to this being their most ambitious and exciting release yet.

We had a chat with guitarist and vocalist Petri Lindroos to find out more about the upcoming release, what it is like to release a new album during the Covid 19 crisis and the uncertain times and future of live shows and music…

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REVIEW: Ensiferum – ‘Thalassic’


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REVIEW: Ensiferum – ‘Thalassic’ by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Ensiferum are pioneers in melodic folk metal and their new eighth album ‘Thalassic’ which is released July 10th 2020 via Metal Blade Records asserts this yet again. The album’s title translates from ancient Greek as “of or relating to seas” and this theme is strong throughout and the mythology touched upon in the album helps take the bands sound to another level being their most forceful offering yet.

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Korpiklaani release “Harmaja” live video


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The folk metal superheroes KORPIKLAANI premiere their new live video of Harmaja today. The show was recorded with the Brass section of the Lathi Symphony Orchestra at Nosturi, Helsinki.

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FINNTROLL Release Of “Vredesvävd” Postponed To September 18th / Unveil Cover Artwork & Track List


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Due to unforeseen delays in production, the release of “Vredesvävd” had to be postponed to September 18th.

“Vredesvävd” is Finntroll’s seventh full-length, the first in long seven years. The title translates to “Wrath-woven”, which aptly implies what the vigorous, unapologetic and ill-spirited record is all about. Recorded and mixed at the renowned Sonic Pump Studios, mastered at Chartmakers and produced by keyboardist-composer Henri “Trollhorn” Sorvali with vocalist Mathias “Vreth” Lillmåns acting as his right hand, “Vredesvävd” presents the pointy-eared gang of misfits at their finest.

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Ensiferum releases video for new single, “Andromeda”


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On July 10th, Ensiferum will release their new album, Thalassic, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of Thalassic, a video for the new single, “Andromeda” (directed by Vesa Ranta and recorded on Rankki Island, Finland), can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgF38ZQJAPU
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ALESTORM Releases New Single & Official Video “Pirate Metal Drinking Crew”


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The notorious Pirate Kings ALESTORM release their long-awaited long-player Curse Of The Crystal Coconut today via Napalm Records! In addition, they present their latest single, “Pirate Metal Drinking Crew” – an homage to pirate life and… probably themselves! Rhythmic guitars, slapping drums and Captain Bowes’ rum-laden vocals weave throughout the song and will have it stuck in your head with the first listen – that’s a promise.
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