FINNISH HEROIC METALLERS SET TO RELEASE FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM, ‘UNSUNG HEROES’, ON AUGUST 27TH 2012 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS…

ENSIFERUM, THE highly visual troupe who’ve long been a market leader when it comes to stirring, armour-plated anthems, will have their fifth studio album released through the Spinefarm label on August 27th 2012.

 

Titled ‘Unsung Heroes’ and produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Sentenced, Apocalyptica, etc.), this is the hour-plus follow-up to 2009’s ‘From Afar’, and sees the Finnish five-piece – founded in 1995 – pushing their signature sound to bold new heights of drama and excess.

 

A cinematic experience from first note to last , ‘Unsung Heroes’ takes the listener on a journey of genuine light & shade, with the 16 minute-plus ‘Passion Proof Power’ showing that when it comes to the epic statement, Ensiferum are very much in the front-line, swords at the ready.

 

“We’ve tried to push the different aspects of what we do as far as we can,” reflects the band, “the sonic scope is wider than ever. The folk elements go further down that path and the metallic parts will absolutely rip your face off!”

 

Once again, album art has been supplied by Kristian Wahlin (see attached), with featured special guests including members of Apokalyptischen Reiter plus legendary Finnish singer & actor, Vesa-Matti Loiri.

 

FORMATS:

CD – Pre order here


01. Symbols

02. In My Sword I Trust

03. Unsung Heroes

04. Burning Leaves

05. Celestial Bond

06. Retribution Shall Be Mine

07. Star Queen (Celestial Bond part II)

08. Pohjola

09. Last Breath

10. Passion Proof Power

 

CD/DVD  Pre order here

CD

01. Symbols

02. In My Sword I Trust

03. Unsung Heroes

04. Burning Leaves

05. Celestial Bond

06. Retribution Shall Be Mine

07. Star Queen (Celestial Bond part II)

08. Pohjola

09. Last Breath

10. Passion Proof Power

11. Bamboleo (Bonus Track)

 

DVD

01. From Symbols To Passion: The Making of Unsung Heroes (Documentary)

02. Studio Diary Week 1

03. Studio Diary Week 2

04. Studio Diary Week 3

05. Studio Diary Week 4

06. Studio Diary Week 5

07. Studio Diary Week 6

08. Studio Diary Week 7

 

2XLP Gatefold Vinyl – Pre order here

Disc 1

A

01. Symbols

02. In My Sword I Trust

03. Unsung Heroes

B

04. Burning Leaves

05. Celestial Bond

06. Retribution Shall Be Mine

 

 

Disc 2

A

07. Star Queen (Celestial Bond part II)

08. Pohjola

09. Last Breath

B

10. Passion Proof Power

 

 

A video is currently being planned for lead track, ‘In My Sword I Trust’.

 

SEPTEMBER: UK / Irish dates (part of the extensive European ‘Bearers Of The Sword’ tour):-

 

18 O2 Academy, Islington, London

19 Moho, Manchester

20 Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland

21 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

 

Special guests on the tour are fellow Finns and fellow Spinefarm artists, Profane Omen.

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