Monday, January 28, 2013

ENSIFERUM: Finnish Folk Metal Merchants To Headline Paganfest America IV

Finnish folk metal merchants, ENSIFERUM, are pleased to announce their return to North American soil as headliners of the fourth edition of Paganfest America. The epic jaunt will commence March 30th in Denver and pillage through 21 cities and includes a slot on this year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Fest in Worcester, Massachusetts. Among the strongest Paganfest lineups assembled thus far, support will be provided by Týr, Heidevolk, Trollfest and Helsott.

Comments the band: “Finally, ENSIFERUM will to return to North America! It’s been way too long since we shared wild Paganfest nights with our brothers and sisters across the ocean. We will not come to pillage your cities alone; it’s a great honor to join forces with Týr, Heidevolk, Trollfest and Helsott for this once-in-a-lifetime tour.”

ENSIFERUM: Paganfest America IV

w/ Týr, Heidevolk, Trollfest, Helsott

3/30/2013 The Summit – Denver, CO

4/01/2013 901 Live – Tempe, AZ

4/02/2013 TBA – Los Angeles/West Hollywood, CA

4/03/2013 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

4/04/2013 The Alley – Reno, NV

4/05/2013 Hawthorne – Portland, OR

4/06/2013 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

4/07/2013 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

4/09/2013 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB

4/10/2013 The Exchange – Regina, SK

4/11/2013 Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB

4/12/2013 Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN

4/13/2013 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

4/14/2013 Al Rosa Villa – Columbus, OH

4/15/2013 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

4/16/2013 The Note – Philadelphia, PA

4/17/2013 Opera House – Toronto, ON

4/18/2013 Metropolis – Montreal, QC

4/19/2013 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY

4/20/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal & Hardcore Fest)

4/21/2013 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY


ENSIFERUM will be touring in support of their mammoth Unsung Heroes full-length released in North America last Fall via Spinefarm Records U.S. Produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Sentenced, Apocalyptica), with special guest appearances by members of Die Apokalyptischen Reiter and legendary Finnish singer/actor, Vesa-Matti Loiri, Unsung Heroes continues to earn praise from critics and fans domestically and abroad. “…Mount the longboats, light the torches, and prepare for battle,” warns Metal Injection, while Outburn gushes, “Unsung Heroes is a totally solid entry ionto the hallowed halls of Valhalla made by a band that knows what it’s doing,” commending its “epic scope and reliance on catchy melodies.” Stereokiller boasts, “This is nothing short of amazing, beautiful in every way possible.” Elaborates Blistering in an 8/10 rating: “ENSIFERUM weren’t necessarily the first band out of the epic/folk gate, but they’re probably the best… One jaunt through 2009’s thoroughly captivating From Afar supports that notion, as the Finns were able to brandish a mighty sonic sword that kept the speed on 10, the jovial acoustics ‘a hustling, and above all else, managed to bring a sort of mild sophistication to a style that is usually anything but. Essentially, ENSIFERUM doesn’t play the stupid, folk metal game, and on Unsung Heroes, they manage to stay the course with sterling results.”

ENSIFERUM: Finnish Folk Metal Merchants To Headline Paganfest America IV

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