„EnsiferumNightmare Axegressor“ – said three times in quick succession is a spell, calls the three Finnish bands on stage! The Finnish Epic Battle Metal „Ensiferum“ are with their new album „One Man Army“ in luggage on tour and have two bands from their home country with this, on the one hand Melodic Death Metal „Axegressor“ and on the other hand the Dark Metalheads „Nightmare“. On last Saturday night the Finnish trio stop made at a packed Z7 in Pratteln and shined it with each high-energy performances. Especially Ensiferum tore a blast after another down and let it no stone unturned, although they had to give up their keyboardist Emmi Silvennoinen.
Did you really, Ensiferum that since the year 1995 exists? Of the former founding member of the band is only Markus Toivonen left. The remaining founding members the band a few years ago Leave and were replaced in accordance with. In March, the band released their sixth studio album already named „One Man Army“ (the review to be found here) and the same name is their tour, with which we bless the Finns. Already the band together this tour made for a little extra kick, even if the three-pack did not appear particularly exceptional in Finnish bands at first glance. But whoever always This tour has compiled, must possess good humor about a good portion. Probably Finnish humor or was it all just a coincidence? However, this constellation drew enough attention, to fill the concert factory Z7 in Pratteln to the rafters. What was offered to fans this evening, was absolutely great and had to shake the Z7 to its foundations! I love Finnish!
Insomnium live (22.03.2015) - Daughter of the moon @ Pratteln Z7
First came this evening „Axegressor“ and the audience was already so numerous present, as you can see it is rare for a support band. The favorite drink of metalheads flowed already in the early evening plentiful, what but the peaceful atmosphere did not diminish and so were able to obtain the first band on very popular event forward. One felt at the presentation of the six-member troupe spontaneously a little of the great genre of colleagues „Amorphis“ recalls, whereas the sound more like the Finnish colleagues also of „Moonsorrow“ let think. More expansive and complex so was the song of material „Axegressor“, only shouter Jukka Pelkonen got not so correct pressure behind his voice and delivered sporadically, a grunting something schwachbrüstiges from. This one was waiting unconsciously repeatedly to a kind of climax, which then did not come. But the audience did not care, it left already very well carried away and went willingly to the various passages Mitklatsch.
So the audience was already through the first band wide awake and so followed the second string, the next band „Nightmare“ took the stage and this spread more insomnia, as the name of the band is often interpreted wrongly like. The name of the band refers to dreams and as dreamy then could the sound of the Finns also best describes. Even more than their predecessors recalled the sound „Amorphis“ and the boys were able to captivate the audience also significantly more than the opener. driven by the existence of her in the same age group as the previous band of the evening, Insomnium to share also still a band member with Omnium Gatherum, for since 2011 operated guitarist Markus Vanhala parallel to its almost 20 years of service at Omnium Gatherum the six-string at Insomnium. Respect!
Ensiferum - Warrior Without A War, 15/03/2015 @ Budapest, Hungary (hd)
In particular, the supporting pieces like „While We Sleep“ and „The Promethean Song“ from the current album „Shadows of the Dying Sun“, with which they in Finland even on the 2. Managed to place in the charts, stuck in my memory. Fearless distribute the guys the shadows of the dying sun and are on their way to a new morning. The extremely active Stage Performance could entrain and who knew the songs, anyway let himself drift of the melancholic melodies. So little dreamy like the band on stage and the audience acted, there was clapped diligently to the back rows, a first mosh pit formed and the crowd surfers were en mass on the go. An altogether convincing performance by Insomnium!
While We Sleep
Every Hour Wounds
Daughter Of The Moon
Black Heart Rebellion
Where The Last Wave Broke
The Promethean Song
Drawn To Black
Weighed Down With Sorrow
Ensiferum, Breaking The Law, live im Z 7 Pratteln, at the 21.03.15
After a pause kurzn remodeling the stage enveloped in red light and Ensiferum entered sequentially cheered the boards that mean the world. This time the Finnish accordion Netta Skog wonder was there, the yes at once „Turisas“ grabbed the keys and replaced on this tour Emmi Silvennoinen. Even with the sounds of the opener „March Of War“ went the audience already steeply and it then changed in the course of the evening absolutely nothing. Both the new title as „March Of War“, „Axe Of Judgment“, „Heathen Horde“ or „One Man Army“, as well as the older pieces like „Into Battle“, „Neptune“ or „Victory Song“ lit fully and the auditorium was sung, clapping, gebangt, moshing and of course drinking like there's no tomorrow. And was also on stage as always plenty of movement: Guitarist Markus Toivonen and constantly grimacing Sami Hinkka stormed almost constantly over the stage, when they are not needed to give the background choir.
Ensiferum can meanwhile choose from a rich pool of heroic anthems. A highly entertaining Set, in which, with „Two of Spades“ a trip in a seventies disco, could not miss, even if not able to do anything with any of those present. The fans went off like Schmidt's cat and the Z7 threatened to fall apart. One of the highlights was the beginning of the addition block, who started unexpectedly: The five Finns swap instruments through once and then tapped with a light hand of guitarist the beat on drums, while the drummer umhängte the guitar, the bassist took the accordion and the only lady of the band on vocals again found a cover of Judas Priest's „Breaking The Law“ to give the best. The permeability of performing forced already respect from – alone lacked a little of the audience, whose younger present semester apparently with the Metal-Vintage mostly could not do anything and instead just mitzugrölen goofy watched from the laundry.
Ensiferum live (22.03.2015) - Iron @ Pratteln Z7
With the addition of block it was but then again right around, because there brought Ensiferum their right Firecracker among the people. With titles such as the great „Token of Time“ and „Iron“ sat the text in the audience bombproof and the band on stage was almost drowned. Overall, the live package has therefore made around Ensiferum again really fun and all three bands offered each a damn strong show, insist on traveling this evening all really! Each band did its best, but especially the boys and the girl of Epic folk melodic death band Warmetal „Ensiferum“ offered an absolutely brilliant performance! The Finnish bands prove once again, that the metal from the far north is still a benchmark. That evening there was Finland's Finest! I love Finnish!
The Finns come every three years, therefore, with a new album, their sword-bearing fans from around the world to rally again around. For the sixth time rush „Ensiferum“ Now into the fray, this time with the album „One Man Army“. The quintet has done a lot in the background, so you might expect, that musically much has changed in the folk metallers. „One Man Army“ It features a typical for the band arsenal of illustrious ideas and melodies. The band seems to have re-packed their aggressiveness initial slaughter and does not come so tired of war therefore as the unspeakable predecessor „Unsung Heroes“ with its pink cover, that after a few runs, dusty in my shelf! At „One Man Army“ does not only cover, musically can convince fully the disc!
If you look at the framework of the sixth prank, has with him „Ensiferum“ changed a lot. Until recently, the band was still with „Spinel Farm Records“ under contract, today must now „Metal Blade“ fortunate, to welcome the Finns in their ranks. Turned for the predecessor „Unsung Heroes“ yet Hiili Hiilesmaa as producer the Knöpfchen, was on „One Man Army“ Now Anssi Kippo responsible for, who laid incidentally a more than decent job of the day. Even the artwork artist was exchanged: Where the famous Kristian Wåhlin alias Necrolord Although a casual, albeit perspective used almost infantile style, one must be extremely satisfied with the result of Gyula Havancsák. Although less original, but fits like chalk and cheese, heroic, powerful and also cliched the cover is down. So you could have the presumption, that has also done a lot of music in the folk metallers.
One straight away, all fans can breathe easy and be set to one hour best entertainment, Because „Ensiferum“ show powerful gas and deliver some of the best songs of their career. „One Man Army“ is one of the strongest albums of Finns, which since 2009 have a stable line-up. The quintet has fortunately attracted the hardness again tidy and sound more powerful than ever. The production is excellent this time, the tracks come bulky therefore, radiate a lot of energy and the song writing is absolutely first class. Although one knows some song structures and melodies from earlier albums, but the songs seem fresh, have closed and simply brilliant choruses, which are never too cheesy. In an atmospheric intro followed with „Axe Of Judgement“ a speediger opener, „Heathen Horde“ bewitches with a nice folky tinged main theme and makes with his choirs and melodic guitars just really fun! The pre-release single and title track „One Man Army“ able to convince gone through tape.
Ensiferum "One Man Army" (Official Video)
„Burden Of The Fallen“ provides another album in history is the calming influence, before to be „Warrior Without A War“ and „Cry For The Earth Bounds“ Tighten the melodies back on and the heroic epic proportion is again clearly screwed up. Then it's literally round and the Folk Party accepts full ride on. „Two of Spades“ (a Motörhead bow?) is the ideal soundtrack, comes with a lot of speed and therefore involving Western / disco-pop reminiscences us „Ensiferum“ very large cinema around the ears. The banjo sounds and „Dschingis Khan“-Bonds are just great and quite surprising, given the Suomis and conjures up the listeners with his disco stick midsection a wide grin on his face. „My Ancestor’s Blood“ forms a cleverly constructed and exciting two-tone and „Descendants, Defiance, Domination“ begins very quietly and is from the keyboard, borne clear guitars and a powerful bass. Charming the song slowly builds, Clear vocals and metallic screams alternate and „Ensiferum“ mix in an intelligent way all their known Trademarks. „The maiden of Pohjola“ however, it is almost expected „experimental“ become of the album. a Country-Song of a trip to the (Finnish) Tango is taking and the delicate female voice Netta Skog (ex-Turisas) is refined. An unusual as worthy conclusion of the disc, showing the humor of the band.
If you buy the disc, you should make sure, at least to buy the double CD, for what was on offer on the second disc of bonus tracks, rolled again it all down! With the cover of Western songs by Frankie Laine from the year 1958, that also the theme song for the Western series „Rawhide“ (Rawhide) Was, a song has been created, reminiscent of the best times of the Leningrad Cowboys. „War Metal“ then can get rid of the warrior, the uncompromising with his sword massacred all, which arises in his way. „Candour and Lies“ is the English version of the Above „The maiden of Pohjola“, but this time not with Netta Skog, but a rough, male voice, which gives the song a different facet. With „Bonus Song“ we get again a full broadside of humor of the band to hear, with the many censorship „Peeps“ the track is a quite successful conclusion of the bonus Silberling.
The album „One Man Army“ convinced carefully forged Weapons and solid martial arts. The album is a real crusher. Who to „Unsung Heros“ has feared, that it is now slowly downhill, is mistaken! Here it can be said with a clear conscience, it on „One Man Army“ no catastrophic failure is to complain. The sixth album „Ensiferum“ has become a hit. The swordtail have recognized their sound and their qualities and can now play perfect their talent. In recent years, not all smaller experiments have worked, but „One Man Army“ Everything fits together and the album sounds so, as it would be with a lot of creativity, Been added soul and passion. This is perhaps one of the greatest compliments, you can give a band ever. Who can abgewinnen the genre fantasy folk metal something, for waiting here with the first annual highlight! The Finns have again risen neatly to rate, schmissige Songs, no sagging, beautiful melodies, Speed, Pressure, heroischer Kitsch, all that distinguishes this disk and thus should cheer the anticipation of upcoming live activities tidy. „Ensiferum“ set several times on heroic sing-along choruses and so join the army of one so several comrades, no mercenary, but a committed community. „Ensiferum“ seems to have the aggressiveness initial battles repacked. Man to Live looks in March!
Friends, Here for you the new Ensiferum-Song „Heathen Horde“ vom kommenden Album „One Man Army“, on which 20. February appear. The album was recorded, eleven songs that will be included, in the Finnish Astia-studios with Anssi Kippo (Children of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine)…
Frunde, Here the new Video Of Ensiferum the song and album of the same name „One Man Army“, on which 23. February will be released. Sounds harder and more epic and thus significantly better, as the songs from the last album…
the Heath Festival draws plundering the country and is probably the largest Viking- and Pagan Metal-Sause this late summer. Therefore, probably all Viking, Horn drinkers and swordtail the last Sunday in their calendars painted to stand out from among iron Finnish double tip guide „Ensiferum“ and „Turisas“ to pounce on the battlefield. Also present were two German Folk Metal instances, Namely „Equilibrium“ and „Suidakra“ and as special guests fueled the Finnish Melodic / Folk Metal „Frost Tide“ the legendary Z-7 in Pratteln, Basel really a. The Z-7 was virtually sold out and no hard metallic Drinking Horn Stemmer were present, no, the fair sex was surprisingly well represented in the audience. the Heath Festival has evolved in recent years to absolute tour instance and has also placed last Sunday, the Z-7 in rubble!
One would think, that the metal fans in this country so slowly enough with small festivals pagan imprint, but far; Z 7 is the packed, as this Sunday evening, the festival Heath 2013 invites to party. And said Abfeiern is probably one of the main reasons, that the long-haired people are inclined so many of. A beer after another travels across the counter and it is everywhere always louder and funnier. promptly at 18:30 Watch the lights go out, is the stage „Frost Tide„, which start right really hard. The 5-member band has 2009 musically active and is able to inspire the audience from the first note, although the band on the continent is not well known. This circumstance seems the band but rather to motivate and then the guys take advantage of the half-hour of her performance at an exceptionally good impression to. The stage presence of singer Joni Snoro and keyboardist Felipe Munoz is absolutely amazing and the whole band is an absolute revelation this evening. „Frost Tide“ leave no stone unturned, the crowd into so right and it is certainly worthwhile, to see the men once again on another occasion.
Shortly after seven entered the five of Ruhrpottler „Suidakra“ the stage. For me it was also the first time, got to see the men live and what to see, was absolutely strong! Great 40 Minutes with songs like „Inner Sanctum“, „Isle of Skye“, „Dead Man’s Reel“, „Pendragon’s Fall“, „March of Conquest“ and „Wartunes“ from their last studio album were a little breath. Singer Arkadius Antonik has a great stage presence and succeeds, fully draw all those present in its spell. The crowd is cheering and bang like crazy and if someone has given, when not in the „Frost Tide“ the spark has jumped, was the latest on „Suidakra“ Fire and Flame. Such enthusiasm is seen not happen every day and it would have been expected, that only when „Ensiferum“ and „Turisas“ so lacking, but far from it, the quartet from Dusseldorf burns the Z-7 already down completely. Overall, this was an absolutely convincing performance and the band had literally conquered completely with their funky sound the audience in no time.
After the appearance of great „Suidakra“, The moment has come for „Equilibrium“ with their Epic Folk / Viking Metal. And here the bear began only really quilting. The lady and gentlemen to Rampensau Robse and songwriting mastermind René had so many new song in luggage, as „Forest Shrine“, „Dwarf Hammer“ and „Skyrim“, dem Skyrim Theme, which probably also grabbed the last nerd in the hall and all on the last EP „Forest Shrine“ are found. Munich's Finest spray a chaotic atmosphere, both on stage and in front of it: The raging mosh pit and Pogo's hot! Met bottles find their way into the audience, just like drinking horns and stretched fists the way in the air. The five-member band has a total of an extremely convincing Concert with much enthusiasm and lots of energy ner throws you to the hungry crowd hits like „Blood in the eye“, „The storm“, „Under the Oak“, „With“ and „Undefeated“ against. Meute thanks es, by bringing the Z-7 to boil over. „Equilibrium“ were admittedly refreshingly personable and harder than thought. Really exorbitant playful mediated Munich to the public anyway, that not only the audience had fun at the show, but also the musicians themselves. From my perspective, the band had earned the title of the best band of the night.
Equilibrium - Undefeated (Final) - Live Heidenfest 2013 - Paris
Whether beaten by „Equilibrium“-Battle probably permanent nor strength for the headliner? For „Turisas“ well in any case, because even if one of the Music artistic not reflect what can abgewinnen – ausser viel triumphales Tataa – so you have to recognize it, that the band on stage right hermacht what, both visually and action moderately. The Norsemen Knowledge, what fun on stage means and so it was time for the angemalte Mannen. „Turisas“ could also play very quickly in the hearts of fans. The sound is huge, even if the voice of singer Mathias „Warlord“ is Nygård sometimes quietly. The song „For Your Own Good“ let the hands go up in the air and LUDT to party. Also for Epikfans there "To Holmgard And Beyond"Food to party. Can generally „Turisas“ burning little and show a lot of professionalism on stage. Again and again, the audience is encouraged to give everything, and this will be rewarded with great dedication the fans. although „Turisas“ many long songs have written in their career and now is now enough material there, to inspire the masses to very long, there is just 60 Minutes action on stage. In the end, with „Stand Up and Fight“ drawn a line was and remains a raging mob, a good show with very good light, scored sound and stage presence.
Turisas - To Holmgard and Beyond (Live 2013-09-29 - Z7 - Pratteln - Heath Festival)
The Bosphorus Freezes Over
For Your Own Good
A Portage to the Unknown
Ten More Miles
Piece By Piece
To Holmgard and Beyond
As Torches Rise
We Ride Together
Stand Up and Fight
Toreador Song (Georges Bizet song)
As one might think, that „Ensiferum“ subsequently find it difficult, to maintain the tension, but they really have an incredible number of loyal fans, freak out even when the umpteenth gig again and again. Thus, it was (Finally) Time, for epic „Ensiferum“, the second headliner that evening, encounters which are often at events pagan imprint. „Ensiferum“ from Finland play a pretty catchy blend of folk and metal, in exactly this mixture moves the audience tonight apparently totally dependent and so the end of the evening was more than energetic. As usual shirtless, dressed in kilts and with the typical war paint on his face, who has also missed one or the other fan, get the four guys from the far north to „Ensiferum, Ensiferum“-Choirs on stage, the girl wearing a groovy leather gear. For the next hour does not happen much unusual and above the fans would probably annoy even more, but the conclusion should still provide a surprise. The first makes the troops with „Into Battle“ from album „Iron“, but there are also newer material in the form of „In My Sword I Trust“ as well as „Unsung Heroes“ the current, album of the same. Two-thirds of the gigs are disputed with older material, including compulsory pieces like „From Afar“, „Neptune“ and „Twilight Tavern“.
The audience are noted no signs of fatigue and experienced and energetic quartet pulls his set by, the songs sound clean and tidy thanks to hew totally, Hair and crowd surfers flying in masses through the area. Amazing is always the technical skill of the musicians, impeccable and flawless. Finally the lady and gentlemen access backstage, conjure huge sombreros, to this same set up and the cover song „Roll“ to entertain the crowd in a rather curious way. We see a Petri Lindroos as an entertainer, accompanied by his faithful companions Hinkka Sami and Markus Toivonen, which incite the crowd to dance to this song. A great end, with a wonderful twinkle! Once again more confirmed „Ensiferum“, that they are one of the few bands, are really capable, to guide the reins and show, that they are the perfect headliner for a festival. So were „Ensiferum“ a worthy headliner, which is quiet a bit more time would have allowed to give, to draw on their large repertoire. At the same time, it was a fun and groovy of the overall successful festivals, the only really positive impressions left behind. In addition to the sovereign and polite Security, the fast service to the beverage outlets, the peaceful and joyful festival visitors it is finally again the successful organization emphasized. That was just perfect!
Ensiferum - Roll (Final) - Live Heidenfest 2013 - Paris
Friends, Here's a short clip of the show, how to shoot Video „In My Sword I Trust“ ran. The recording took place in a lot of rain in a medieval castle in Poland. The video tells the story, like ordinary people to rise up and rebel against the upper classes and a greedy and cruel king. A video with swords, Corpses, booze, So pretty much everything, what does a great video and here is the Making of:
Ensiferum - The Making Of 'In My Sword I Trust' | Metal Hammer
Ensiferum - Guardians of Fate [High Quality] Track Four
Race with the wind
The night is ending
They will win
when the sun is rising
Stories have been told for years about the rebel men
riding in the lands of unknown
No one has ever seen their furious beings
and their secret remains untold
Their deeds shall be heard
Their legend will live forever
They are the Guardians Of Fate
As they shouted their last battle cries their destiny was to be dead
Their future was in no one’s hands like the prophet of the moon had said
Those who travelled far away from home, they’ll never return
and those who crossed the seas of hope, they all will burn
I have come to unfold your mind
in my veins runs the poison wild
in the streams of mountains I flow
I have opened the doors for Unleashed and endless hate
it will burn like the raging green flames
inside a man dwell secrets so cold
Through the dreadful storms, across the frozen oceans
I have come from the dark lands with sorrow in my hands
The firewind rages in the sky
and my luminious sword hungers for more
I will leave no one alive
For I am the Slayer of light
I… I will break your will
I… I will crush your faith
I… I will slay your dreams
I will reclaim the stars and I will tear your precious world apart
I will tear it apart
I will pull everything with me under the Surface
and all the screams will fade into my dreams
Fall now! Dying light!
I will burn away the ground beneath your feet
and all will be vanished in the Darkness
Dying light! Fall now!
and let the night arrive
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