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. The album is scheduled for release on February 24th in North America, and February 23rd/20th in UK/Europe. New music, art, tracklisting, and video clips from the studio will be online within the next few weeks. Next week, Ensiferum will be filming a brand new music video with Grupa #13 in Poland. Grupa #13 is the production house behind some of the most spectacular music videos in metal, including videos from Behemoth, Amon Amarth, and more.
Vocalist/guitarist Petri Lindroos comments:
“We worked hard and long days one after another while Kippo kicked our asses to make us do the very best, and you can hear that in this album. It’s a killer album with killer sound. I’m very proud to a part of this masterpiece!”
Bassist Sami Hinkka adds:
“Hi folks! We are extremely proud to announce that the album is 100% done! The recording session was incredible experience for us. We can’t express our gratitude enough for Mr. Anssi Kippo, who never lost his nerves, was full of crazy ideas and worked like a madman for weeks! The shortest working day was 12 hours and the average was around 16 hours! After all “blood, sweat and tears” it feels great to tell you that the result for years of hard composing and weeks of intense recordings is without a doubt the best Ensiferum album song- and soundwise. Material is pretty diverse and each song tells a tale of it’s own instead of being a crappy copy of previous song so no fillers included. Next week we go record the new music video, but that’s another story… Stay tuned!”
Ensiferum will be on tour this autumn and already has shows and festival appearances confirmed for next year. The band plans to return to North America in May 2015.