NEWS: ENSIFERUM – Reveals Details For New Album, ‘Thalassic’

Ensiferum are a true powerhouse when it comes to folk-inspired melodic death metal, something they hammer home more resolutely than ever with eighth full-length Thalassic. The title translating from ancient Greek as "of or relating to seas", it's a suitably huge and wide-ranging collection that incorporates orchestrations and traditional folk instrumentation alongside the roaring guitars, bass, and … Continue reading NEWS: ENSIFERUM – Reveals Details For New Album, ‘Thalassic’

Rock Out Stand Out’s Top Ten Albums (10-6)

So 2017 is drawing to a close and there have been some worthy releases this year. Narrowing them down to a top ten was no easy feat but these records made the cut for this year. So I bring you, my top ten albums of 2017. Here is the first half. 10. Alestorm – No … Continue reading Rock Out Stand Out’s Top Ten Albums (10-6)

“We have rule regarding the sets, that it has to include a song from each of the albums which is becoming more and more difficult.”

Folk metal titans ENSIFERUM are back and they mean business. They are due to unleash a new album into the midst next month and it may be one of their best records to date. Whilst representing Distorted Sound Magazine, I spoke to bassist Sami Hinkka about the upcoming release, their live shows and getting the right balance of old and … Continue reading “We have rule regarding the sets, that it has to include a song from each of the albums which is becoming more and more difficult.”