Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ensiferum in the charts

Metalnews Power of Metal.dk
"One Man Army", the latest studio recording from long-running Finnish folk metallers, ENSIFERUM, debuted at #167 on Billboard's Top 200 Current Albums Chart, #19 on Billboard's Hard Music Chart, #36 on Billboard's Independent Albums Chart and #9 on Billboard's Heekseekers Chart. In Canada, "One Man Army" placed at #69 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart, #13 on the Hard Music Chart and #126 on the Digital Music Charts.

On the Official Top 100 Charts in Europe, the record earned the coveted #1 slot in Finland, #15 Germany, #37 Austria and #24 Switzerland. Additionally, ENSIFERUM's "One Man Army" has ranked among the top five entries in the iTunes Metal Charts in multiple territories.

ENSIFERUM has been flying the flag of epic, folk-infused death metal high and proud for two decades. Commended for being, "their most polished album to date," by Metal Hammer and, "one of folk metal's finest acts…," by Loudwire, the band's predominantly analog-recorded, eleven-track "One Man Army" full-length was captured by award-winning producer Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.) at Astia-Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland and continues to reap critical hails from media both Stateside and abroad. MetalSucks dubs the offering, "warlike and fiery," About.com agrees noting, "One Man Army is ENSIFERUM at their finest. The three years between releases worked to the band's benefit as their execution and adventurous songwriting finds them with a renewed passion and energy." Sputnik Music applauds, "a solid LP forged in the crucible of war," while Revolver adds, "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."

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" by EMP.

ENSIFERUM
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:
6/19/2015 Graspop - Dessel, BE
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 Rockstadt Extremefest - Rasnov, RO
8/13/2015 - 8/15/2015 Summer Breeze - Dinkelsbühl, DE

ENSIFERUM's "One Man Army" is out now via Metal Blade Records. Order yours today 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 orders, point your browser to itunes.apple.com/album/id956849251.

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