Korpiklaani, Ensiferum Tour Announced

Let's all go!

I’ll probably intentionally miss this. Finnish folk metal superstars Korpiklaani have announced a co-headlining tour of North America with long-time pals Ensiferum. Trollfest will open. The tour is set to kick off May 6 in Los Angeles and runs through May 29 in New York City. Those dates follow at the end of this post. […]

Ensiferum Streaming New Song; Hear It Now!


So, who among you loves folk metal? Anyone? I’ve found certain bands I dig, but for the most part, the folk stuff’s too light for me. I do dig Ensiferum. They’re pretty dope, even for dudes from Finland. The band’s new album One Man Army will be released on February 24. If you’d like to […]

Faith No More, Slipknot Sign On For Hellfest

Faith No More

Some of the bands booked for next year’s Hellfest have been confirmed. Basically, everyone is playing. But I am most interested in Faith No More’s playing the festival, which goes down in Clisson, France, and will happen between June 19 and June 21. Slipknot and Judas Priest are also playing, as are Lamb of God, […]

Ensiferum Name Forthcoming Disc


Ensiferum has completed work on their upcoming new album, One Man Army. The band spent the last few weeks at Astia Studio in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo putting the finished touches on the album, which is scheduled for release on February 24 in North America. New music, art, track listing, and video […]

Ensiferum Still Working On New Album


Finnish folk metal act Ensiferum continue to work on their next album. The band’s been locked away the last three weeks in Astia Studio in Lappeenranta, Finland, working on the disc with producer Anssi Kippo. Drums, bass, and most of the guitar parts for the band’s next CD have been recorded already. At the end […]

2015 Wacken Open Air Sells Out In Record Time

In Flames

The 25th-anniversary edition of Wacken Open Air literally ended 36 hours ago — and already, the promoters have confirmed that next year’s installment of the annual metal festival has sold out. Yes, the 2015 Wacken Open Air festival is already fucking sold out. Damn. You Germans love your metal. This is the tenth year in […]

God Dethroned Reuniting For Metal Cruise

God Dethroned

It’s been two years since they played their farewell performance on board 70000 Tons of Metal cruise. Now, the band’s announced its return at the 2015 installment of the metal cruise. Says frontman Henri Sattler: “In early 2011, I was facing two options: one was to announce a break, and the other option was to […]

Ensiferum To Record New LP This Fall


They’re Finnish and nearly finished with writing their next LP. Yup, Ensiferum continues to fine-tune its next batch of folk metal masterpieces, as they play shows this summer. In the fall, though, they’ll get down to the business of tracking the melodic beast. The band’s sixth studio album (and Metal Blade debut) will be recorded […]

Orphaned Land In A Land Down Under

Orphaned Land

I’ll be honest, I completely forgot about this gig by the time it rolled around. I only managed to go by a complete stroke of luck — a friend of mine won a double pass, texted me saying, “Hey, wanna see Orphaned Land?” and took me. Justin, I love ya. Anyway, Voyager opening meant this […]

Ensiferum Drinking Horn Now Available


Now this is merchandising I can fucking support. That shit is cooler than fuck. Hotsy totsy, people. Finnish folk metallers Ensiferum have called on all “Tavern Warriors” to imbibe in style. “We are very excited to offer you an item that we have dreamed about making for a long, long time. A truly unique must-have […]