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Ensiferum announces North American tour with Kalmah, Abigail Williams & Aenimus




This November/December, Ensiferum will embark on their "Path To Victory" North American headlining tour, featuring Kalmah, Abigail Williams, and Aenimus as support. Ensiferum's Sami Hinkka (Bass/Vocals) comments: "Hi folks! It's time to get back on the road for one last time before we head to studio to record the next Ensiferum album. We couldn't be more thrilled about the upcoming North America tour! It's gonna be fireworks of metal for the whole evening because we'll share the stage with awesome bands: Kalmah, Abigail Williams and Aenimus!"

Kalmah adds: "Everybody knows what Santa Claus does but what happens when these two bearded creatures appear at once? I mean Swamplord and that other to the other guy..."

Abigail Williams adds: "After taking a year off to complete our new album, we will hit the road with our friends Ensiferum, Kalmah and Aenimus in November. Expect a set list full of new songs and a couple of old favorites."

Aenimus adds: "We are thrilled to be a part of the 'Path To Victory Tour' this Fall with Ensiferum, Kalmah and Abigail Williams. With this tour being such a diverse line up, we hope to see lots of new faces and perform for people who otherwise may not have heard of Aenimus. We will be returning to some of our favorite cities in the US and Canada, and some exciting new markets."

See below for all dates!

Ensiferum tour dates
w/ Kalmah, Abigail Williams, Aenimus
Nov. 14 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry
Nov. 15 - Reading, PA - Reverb
Nov. 16 - Ottawa, ON - Maverick's
Nov. 17 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theater
Nov. 18 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House
Nov. 19 - Chicago, IL - Reggies
Nov. 20 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
Nov. 21 - Denver, CO - Oriental Theater
Nov. 23 - Calgary, AB - Dickens
Nov. 24 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
Nov. 25 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Nov. 26 - Portland, OR - Bossanova Ballroom
Nov. 27 - Oakland, CA - Metro Opera House
Nov. 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
Nov. 30 - San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick
Dec. 1 - Mesa, AZ - Club Red
Dec. 2 - El Paso, TX - Rockhouse Bar & Grill
Dec. 3 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live!
Dec. 5 - Lexington, KY - Manchester Music Hall
Dec. 6 - TBA
Dec. 7 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
Dec. 8 - Brooklyn, NY - The Warsaw

You can't talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with their latest album, Two Paths, they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, Two Paths is simultaneously the Finnish quintet's most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. Additionally, the album literally takes the concept of Two Paths to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks "Don't You Say" and "God Is Dead". "Even though Ensiferum has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions," explains bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka. With Mikko P. Mustonen again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought "more bombastic orchestral and down to earth folk aspects" to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for both Two Paths and its predecessor, One Man Army. "It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing."

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