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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

ENSIFERUM compilation “Two Decades Of Greatest Sword Hits”

Finnish metal powerhouse Spinefarm Records have announced album details of the first compilation release of iconic pagan metallers ENSIFERUM. Closing the Spinefarm chapter of Ensiferum’s relentless ascent to pagan metal hall of fame, the collection “Two Decades Of Greatest Sword Hits”, to be released in April 1st 2016, is a testimony of things past but definitely worth remembering.

"20 years since the first notes were played in Ensiferum's first rehearsals. I doubt that 15-years old Markus Toivonen had any idea what he had just started and what kind of journey the band would begin that day. So much has happened in 20 years but the cornerstones of our music, folk and metal, are still there and we will keep exploring this unholy combination until we die, hah. We have always composed songs with lots of patience and hard self critisism but still wanted to have some blink in the corner of the eye and push our musical boundries. This compilation gives the listener great chance to hear how the band has evolved during these years. Enjoy and folk on!"

Complete with the band’s in-depth song descriptions and reminiscence, “Two Decades Of Greatest Sword Hits” features 14 of the most proudly shield-pounding epic metal hymns of Ensiferum to take you through the formative years of a band that became one of the biggest heroes of its generation in the ever-expanding realm of heathen metal.

The tracklisting for “Two Decades Of Greatest Sword Hits” is as follows:

01. By The Dividing Stream 02. From Afar 03. Heathen Horde 04. One More Magic Potion 05. In My Sword I Trust 06. Token Of Time 07. Dragonheads 08. Twilight Tavern 09. Burning Leaves 10. Treacherous Gods 11. Lai Lai Hei 12. Two Of Spades 13. Iron 14. Victory Song

formats: Jewelcase CD, digital,2LP

Ensiferum are:

Petri Lindroos - growls, lead guitars Markus Toivonen - lead & acoustic guitars, vocals Sami Hinkka - bass & vocals Janne Parviainen - drums Emmi Silvennoinen - keys, vocals

ENSIFERUM’s fleet sails to European shores in the following manner:

Return Of The One Man Army + FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE (ITA)

01.04.2016 Germany, Ragnarök Festival, Lichtenfels 02.04.2016 Netherlands, Maasilo, Rotterdam 03.04.2016 Belgium, Trix, Antwerp 04.04.2016 Germany, Batschkapp, Frankfurt 05.04.2016 Luxembourg, Kulturfabrik, Esch/Alzette 06.04.2016 Germany, Capitol, Hannover 07.04.2016 Denmark, Amager Bio, Copenhagen 08.04.2016 Germany, Hellraiser, Leipzig 09.04.2016 Austria, Szene, Wien 10.04.2016 Hungary, Barba Negra Club, Budabest 12.04.2016 Romania, Arenele Romane, Bucharest 13.04.2016 Bulgaria, Mixtape 5 Club, Sofia 14.04.2016 Serbia, Dom Omladine, Belgrade 15.04.2016 Croatia, Vintage, Zagreb 16.04.2016 Germany, VAZ Pfarrheim, Burglengenfeld 17.04.2016 Swizerland, Kulturfabrik Kofmehl, Solothurn 18.04.2016 Italy, Fabrique, Milan 19.04.2016 Germany, Substage, Karlsruhe 20.04.2016 Germany, Live Music Hall, Köln 21.04.2016 Germany, Columbia Theater, Berlin 30.04.2016 Norway, Karmøygeddon, 1866, Karmøy, Kopervik 10.06.2016-11.06.2016 Germany, Rockfels, St. Goarshausen, Loreley 11.08.2016-13.08.2016 Spain, Leyendas del Rock, Villena 19.08.2016-20.08.2016 Slovakia, More Than Fest, Zvolenska Slatina

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