Ensiferum Part Ways With Netta Skog, Announce European Tour With Ex Deo

Ensiferum have parted ways with accordionist Netta Skog. She said decided to leave so she could “move on and focus on other things in [her] life.”

The band said the following:

“In life, there are times when you have to take a look in the mirror and be totally honest with yourself and those around you. Those moments usually culminate in big decisions. Today, that moment has arrived for Ensiferum as our dear friend Netta Skog will no longer be a member of Ensiferum.

There is no drama here. Sometimes, time schedules overlap and priorities change meaning they no longer match with the people who you are working with. In these situations, it’s better for everyone to take your separate paths and to move on.

We want to thank Netta for all the great times on the road and in the studio and we wish her all the best on her new journey.”

Skog added:

“I’ve gotten to spend amazing times with great people and I could not be more grateful for what I have experienced. So many great memories with one of the coolest band ever! But unfortunately now it is time for me to move on and focus on other things in my life at the moment and head into new adventures. Thank you all for your great support on the road and I wish nothing but the best for the boys in the band! See you somewhere in the future! Love you all!”

The band then concluded:

“At the moment we are not looking for a replacement and we will inform more about our future plans soon. All confirmed shows will happen as planned and more gigs will be announced soon.”

In other news, Ensiferum have also announced a European tour with Ex Deo:

04/03 Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan
04/04 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
04/05 Stockholm, Sweden – Klubben
04/06 Gothenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers
04/07 Aarhus, Denmark – Royal Metal Festival
04/08 Rostock, Germany – Mau
04/09 Gdynia, Poland – Ucho
04/10 Warsaw, Poland – roxima
04/11 Katowice, Poland – Mega Club
04/12 Wroclaw, Poland – Zaklete Rewiry
04/13 Zlin, Czech Republic – Masters Of Rock Cafe
04/14 Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser
04/15 Ludwigsburg, Germany – Rockfabrik
04/17 Dornbirn, Austria – Conrad Sohm
04/18 Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
04/19 Grenoble, France – Belle Electric
04/20 Limoges, France – John Lennon
04/21 Barcelona, Spain – Salamandra 1
04/22 Murcia, Spain – Garaje
04/23 Madrid, Spain – Mon
04/25 Toulouse, France – Le Metronum
04/26 Milan, Italy – Live Club
04/27 Bologna, Italy – Zona Roveri
04/28 Geiselwind, Germany – Music Hall
04/29 Drachten, Netherlands – Iduna
04/30 Kortrijk, Belgium – De Kreun
05/01 London, England – O2 Academy Islington
05/02 Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
05/03 Hannover, Germany – Musikzentrum
05/04 Munich, Germany – Backstage
05/05 Dresden, Germany – Loco Club
05/06 Vienna, Austria – Szene
05/08 Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra Track
05/09 Zagreb, Croatia – Klub Mochvara
05/10 Bratislava, Slovakia – Majestic Music Club
05/11 Wörgl, Austria – Komma
05/12 Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
05/13 Nijmegen, Netherlands Doornroosje

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Ensiferum Share Studio Documentary & Vinyl Stream For New Album “Two Paths”

Ensiferum have shared a studio documentary, along with a vinyl stream of their new album “Two Paths,” which will be released tomorrow (September 15). You can check those out via the below Facebook video:

Ensiferum Share Live Studio Tracking Video For “Unettomaan Aikaan”

Ensiferum have shared a live studio tracking video for their new song “Unettomaan Aikaan.” This song is from their new album, “Two Paths,” which will be released on September 15 via Metal Blade Records.

Ensiferum Premiere New Song “For Those About To Fight For Metal”, Reveal Details For New Album “Two Paths”

Ensiferum have premiered a new song titled “For Those About To Fight For Metal.” This song is from their new album, “Two Paths,” which will be released on September 15 via Metal Blade Records.

“Two Paths” Track Listing:

01. “Ajattomasta Unesta”
02. “For Those About To Fight For Metal”
03. “Way Of The Warrior”
04. “Two Paths”
05. “King Of Storms”
06. “Feast With Valkyries”
07. “Don’t You Say”
08. “I Will Never Kneel”
09. “God Is Dead”
10. “Hail To The Victor”
11. “Unettomaan Aikaan”
12. “God Is Dead” (Alternative Version)
13. “Don’t You Say” (Alternative Version)

Tour Dates:

08/17 – Summerbreeze festival – Dinkelsbuehl, Germany
09/26 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche
09/27 – Langen, Germany – Stadthalle
09/28 – Arnhem, Netherlands – Luxor Live
09/29 – Berlin, Germany – SO36
09/30 – Osnabruck, Germany – Hyde Park
10/01 – Paris, France – La Machine

Ensiferum Plan To Release New Album In September

Ensiferum are set to enter Astia Studio in Lappeenranta, Finland to begin tracking their new album. The effort is tentatively set to be released in September. You can read more about that in the below Instagram post:

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NEW ALBUM NEWS! Ensiferum recently entered the Astia-studio in Lappeenranta, Finland, where the band recorded a few demo songs for their upcoming seventh full-length, set to be released September 2017 via Metal Blade Records. The quintet will soon return to the Astia studio to begin recording this new album, which will be produced once again by Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.). Sami Hinkka (bass) comments: "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." Before the album's release, European fans will be able to catch Ensiferum at various festivals this summer. See below for all dates, with more shows to be announced soon! Ensiferum tour dates: Mar. 31 – Full Metal Mountain – Troepolach, Austria Apr. 1 – Rock In Hell – Colmar, France Apr. 7 – Metal Franconia Festival – Dettelbach, Germany Apr. 8 – Durbuy Rock Festival – Durbuy, Belgium June 3 – Metal Open Air Plzen – Plzen, Czech Republic June 30 – Rockfest Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain July 1 – Hoernerfest – Brande-Hoernerkirchen, Germany July 13 – Dong Open Air – Neukirchen – Vlyn, Germany More news soon! 📸 – Hannah Whittle #Ensiferum #newalbum #guessthetitle #folkmetal

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