ENSIFERUM: Finnish Folk Metallers Partner With Spotify To Bring Fans One Man Army In Its Entirety

Captured by award-winning producer Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.) at Astia-Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland, ENSIFERUM‘s predominantly analog-recorded One Man Army brandishes eleven stunning tracks of the band’s signature synthesis of Viking, folk and power metal swathed in fantastical themes of Scandinavian lore. In celebration of its release, now less than two weeks away, the band has partnered with Spotfiy to bring fans a stream of the record in its entirety.

Hosted by Decibel Magazine, each day Spotify will add an additional One Man Army track to their player leading up to the record’s final descent. First two cuts, “March Of War,” and “Axe Of Judgement,” as well as previously premiered fourth track, “One Man Army,” are currently punishing internet airwaves.

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One Man Army Spotify Schedule:
1. March Of War – 2/13/2015
2. Axe Of Judgement – 2/13/2015
3. Heathen Horde – 2/14/2015
4. One Man Army – 2/13/2015
5. Burden Of The Fallen – 2/15/2015
6. Warrior Without A War – 2/15/2015
7. Cry For The Earth Bounds – 2/16/2015
8. Two Of Spades – 2/17/2015
9. My Ancestors’ Blood – 2/18/2015
10. Descendants, Defiance, Domination – 2/19/2015
11. Neito Pohjolan – 2/20/2015

One Man Army is already procuring the praise of media outlets both stateside and abroad. Revolver Magazine champions the record noting, “Finland’s ENSIFERUM have long traded in their designation as a ‘folk metal’ group, but on the band’s sixth studio album the metal side of that label is decidedly dominant. And it’s epic metal at that: ‘One Man Army’ blasts forth with symphonic guitar orchestrations, double-time drum gallops, quick-changing dynamics and operatic vocal chorales that would make 19th century homeboys Pacius and Sibelius proud,” Metal Hammer gushes, “ENSIFERUM have produced their most polished album to date; one that bulges with bombast and rages with frostbitten grit… these northern sword-wielders are close to finding the perfect recipe for taking folk into the mainstream of metal – all without losing a shred of authenticity,” while MetalSucks, in a near perfect 4/5 rating commends the band for being “warlike and fiery,” dubbing One Man Army, “a perfect example of the band’s standout sound: it’s definitely a genre piece, but it’s the best of its kind.” Loudwire concurs, “ENSIFERUM has become one of folk metal’s finest acts…ENSIFERUM‘s music awakens one’s inner warrior… it’s a pity fighting to the death with swords and battle axes is illegal nowadays.”

Following the worldwide release of One Man Army, ENSIFERUM will pillage their way through Europe wielding their swords alongside Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum. The tour follows a handful of one-off shows and a special “Fan Appreciation Show” presented by EMP.

ENSIFERUM w/ Frosttide:
2/27/2015 Pakkahuone – Tampere, FI
2/28/2015 Rytmikorjaamo – Seianajoki, FI
3/06/2015 Lutakko – Jyvaskyla, FI
3/07/2015 Nosturi – Helsinki, FI
w/ Craving:
3/10/2015 Schlachthof – Lingen, DE (“Fan Appreciation Show” by EMP)
w/ Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum:
3/11/2015 Zeche – Bochum, DE
3/12/2015 Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, DE
3/13/2015 Backstage – München, DE
3/14/2015 Masters of Rock Café – Zlin, CZ
3/15/2015 Club 202 – Budapest, HU
3/16/2015 Szene – Wien, AT
3/18/2015 Live Club – Milan, IT
3/19/2015 Les Docks – Lausanne, CH
3/20/2015 La Laiterie – Strasbourg, FR
3/21/2015 Z7 – Pratteln, CH
3/22/2015 Ninkasi Kao – Lyon, FR
3/23/2015 Le Bataclan – Paris, FR
3/24/2015 O2 Academy Islington- London, UK
3/25/2015 Patronaat – Haarlem, NL
3/26/2015 Hedon – Zwolle, NL
3/27/2015 Biebob – Vosselaar, BE
3/28/2015 Tivoli – Bremen, DE
3/29/2015 Grünspan – Hamburg, DE
3/30/2015 Vega – Copenhagen, DK
3/31/2015 Göta Källare – Stockholm, SE
4/01/2015 Sticky Fingers – Gothenburg, SE
4/02/2015 Inferno Metal Festival – Oslo, NO
2015 Summer Festivals:
8/13/2015 Rockstadt Extremefest – Rasnov, DE
6/19/2015 – 6/21/2015 Hellfest – Clisson, FR
7/30/2015 – 8/1/2015 Wacken Open Air – Wacken, DE
8/06/2015 – 8/8/2015 Party San Open Air – Schlotheim, DE
8/08/2015 – Into The Grave Festival – Leeuwarden, NL
8/09/2015 Bloodstock Open Air – Walton-On-Trent, GB
8/13/2015 – 8/15/2015 Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbühl, DE

Forged in 1995 as a trio by guitarist/vocalist Markus Toivonen, and presently featuring current and former members of October Falls, Rapture, Norther, Barathrum and Sinergy, ENSIFERUM has been flying the flag of epic, folk-infused death metal high and proud for two decades. The band’s One Man Army full-length will be released in North American via Metal Blade Records on February 24th, 2015 and includes an accompanying four-track bonus CD. Preorder bundles for One Man Army are currently available at metalblade.com/ensiferum where you’ll also find the band’s recently debuted “One Man Army” video and companion making-of footage. For iTunes preorders, point your browser to itunes.apple.com/album/id956849251.