2020 Crew Review: Sean M – Contributor

It’s coming to the end of 2020 and on the whole, it’s been memorable for all the wrong reasons. Lockdown restrictions as a result of COVID-19 has greatly impacted most people’s lives in one way or another, and some semblance of normality still seems far away. However, the arts and entertainment has been one of … Continue reading 2020 Crew Review: Sean M – Contributor

Ensiferum release new video, announce album release show

On July 10th, Ensiferum will release their new album, Thalassic, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of Thalassic, a video for the first single, "Rum, Women, Victory", can be viewed below. It features fan-submitted, sing-a-long content that the band collected after reaching out to their followers about recreating an at-home festival-like experience. Ensiferum's Sami … Continue reading Ensiferum release new video, announce album release show

MetalDays 2018: Days 3-4

With the main stage and second stage both kicking off on the Monday, I spent a fair bit of time getting a proper feel for Metal Days and surprisingly little watching bands! The already busy venue was obviously filling up even more, and the atmosphere got even better. It's impressive that some people had, by … Continue reading MetalDays 2018: Days 3-4

Gig Review: Ensiferum / Ex Deo / Wind Rose – Islington Academy (1st May 2018)

On Tuesday night Katie headed to The O2 Academy in Islington to see Finnish melodic folk-metal band Ensiferum play the only UK date of their 38-show “Road To Glory” European tour, which promised to feature a special set of new, old and rare hits. Doors were at the early time of 6pm but I was … Continue reading Gig Review: Ensiferum / Ex Deo / Wind Rose – Islington Academy (1st May 2018)

Interview: Sami Hinkka of Ensiferum

Since James recently reviewed the new album, he was keen to have a chat with Sami from the band to discover a bit more about the creative and technical process: You're gearing up to release the brand new album, Two Paths. How do you feel the response has been so far? There are only a … Continue reading Interview: Sami Hinkka of Ensiferum

Review: Ensiferum – Two Paths

When I spoke to Brian Slagel nearly two months back now, he mentioned that this album is one of the few coming out this year that he was really looking forward to. Fast forward to Bloodstock and Tuomas of Wolfheart says that he did the video for one of their tracks and that it's a … Continue reading Review: Ensiferum – Two Paths