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  ENSIFERUM TO PLAY 'TWO PATHS: THE BEGINNING' HEADLINE SHOWS IN SEPTEMBER
13th June 2017



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Ensiferum's seventh album, the follow-up to 2015s 'One Man Army', is set to be released on September 15th via Metal Blade Records.

The first tour dates have also been announced with the 'Two Paths: The Beginning' tour split into two parts.

From September 27th 2017 onward Ensiferum start the 'Two Paths: The Beginning' tour with six dates in three countries, and then in April 2018 there will be an extended tour through many more European countries. In between Ensiferum will visit all other continents.

Before the album's release, European fans will be able to catch Ensiferum at various festivals this summer, as follows.

30th June: Rockfest Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain
1st July: Hoernerfest - Brande-Hoernerkirchen, Germany
13th July: Dong Open Air - Neukirchen - Vlyn, Germany


The first batch of 'Two Paths: The Beginning' tour dates are:

26th September: DE - Bochum - Zeche
27th September: DE - Langen - Stadthalle
28th September: NL - Arnhem - Luxor Live
29th September: DE - Berlin - SO36
30th September: DE - Osnabrück - Hyde Park
1st October: FR - Paris - La Machine
13th October: FI - Helsinki - The Circus

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The band entered the Astia-studio in Lappeenranta, Finland, in March to begin recording this new album, which was produced once again by Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine).

Ensiferum bass player Sami Hinkka said at the time: "Hi Folks. So, as some of you might have already noticed from our social media channels, we are getting ready to go record the next Ensiferum album pretty soon.

"Just a few weeks ago, we recorded demo versions with Anssi Kippo, who also recorded and produced 'One Man Army'. The demo session went smoothly, and working with Anssi is always such a pleasure because he is so full of creative ideas with a positive attitude. The goal for the new album will be to capture Ensiferum's live energy on the songs, and we also plan to use analog recording as much as possible to guarantee the best possible sound.

"The song material will include familiar elements, but like we always love to do, we will also take Ensiferum's mighty warship to unexplored seas of musical madness. More info later."

Sami spoke to MetalTalk when Ensiferum were here in London in early December with Iced Earth on The Headbangers Ball tour and revealed the first details of the new album. You can see that video interview, plus a lowdown of a triumphant night right here. There are links at the bottom of that page to all our other interviews with Sami.





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WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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