Ensiferum Announces European Tour as Direct Support to Pain

Ensiferum Announces European Tour as Direct Support to Pain

In 2020, Ensiferum released their critically acclaimed full-length, Thalassic, via Metal Blade Records, an album "that brings pure joy to all of their fans" (Metal Hammer Germany).

Ensiferum have now announced another European tour to conclude the live run on Thalassic. The tour as direct support of Peter Tägtgren's Pain will kick off October 5th in Cologne and will lead the pack through no less than 16 countries. See below for full dates.

Ensiferum's very own Sami Hinkka says:

"Hi folks! We are super hyped and honored to share stages around Europe with the one and only PAIN! These will be nights filled with fist pumping, singalonging folk metal mayhem and jawbreaking, ass-shaking industrial metal spectacle! Get your tickets in advance for the greatest metal tour of the year!"

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05.10.2023 Cologne, DE - Essigfabrik
06.10.2023 Drachten, NL - Iduna
07.10.2023 Hengelo, NL - Metropool
08.10.2023 Antwerp, BE - Kavka Zappa
10.10.2023 Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
11.10.2023 Manchester, UK - Rebellion
12.10.2023 Birmingham, UK - The Asylum
13.10.2023 London, UK - O2 Academy Islington
14.10.2023 Amstelveen, NL - P60
15.10.2023 Paris, FR - La Machine du Moulin Rouge
16.10.2023 Nantes, FR - Le Ferrailleur
18.10.2023 Porto, PT - Hard Club
19.10.2023 Lisbon, PT - RCA Club
20.10.2023 Madrid, ES - Changó Club
21.10.2023 Pamplona, ES - Sala TOTEM Aretoa
22.10.2023 Lyon, FR - La Rayonne
24.10.2023 Ljubljana, SI - Cvetličarna
25.10.2023 Trezzo sull'Adda, IT - Live Music Club
26.10.2023 Zagreb, HR - Klub Močvara
27.10.2023 Bucharest, RO - Quantic Club
28.10.2023 Cluj-Napoca, RO - FORM Space
31.10.2023 Sofia, BG - Club Mixtape 5
01.11.2023 Budapest, HU - Dürer Kert
02.11.2023 Krakow, PL - Kamienna12
03.11.2023 Vienna, AT - Szene
04.11.2023 Munich, DE - Backstage
05.11.2023 Zlin, CZ - Masters of Rock Cafe
07.11.2023 Nuremberg, DE - Hirsch
08.11.2023 Frankfurt, DE - Batschkapp
09.11.2023 Leipzig, DE - Hellraiser
10.11.2023 Hamburg, DE - Gruenspan
11.11.2023 Berlin, DE - Columbia Theater
12.11.2023 Stuttgart, DE - Im Wizemann

Ensiferum are a true powerhouse when it comes to folk-inspired melodic death metal, something they hammer home more resolutely than ever with eighth full-length Thalassic. The title translating from ancient Greek as "of or relating to seas", it's a suitably huge and wide-ranging collection that incorporates orchestrations and traditional folk instrumentation alongside the roaring guitars, bass, and drums. "I think we managed to take another step ahead musically and we also utilized the best parts of our old sound," states bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka. "There are lots of Ensiferum's trademarks: beautiful folkish melodies, ass-kicking riffs, a nice mix of different vocals and great singalong choruses." The addition of new keyboard player/lead clean vocalist Pekka Montin also "really raised the new songs to another level", while Mikko P. Mustonen once again presided over the orchestrations, and violin virtuoso Lassi Logren recorded folk instruments on a few tracks.

Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren, Thalassic was recorded and produced in Petrax and Sonic Pump studios by Janne Joutsenniemi, who was involved on their albums Victory Songs (2007) and From Afar (2009). "We like to go to a studio when we have all the songs 99.9% ready so the producer's main job is to kick our asses while we record. Of course Janne Joutsenniemi is a world-class producer, and we asked his opinion if we were doubting any details. It was really a pleasure to work with him again, and I think this was one of the most easy-going studio sessions I have ever been part of. We are extremely happy with the result."

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