Ensiferum live in Tampa, FL, 2019

As Ensiferum took to the stage, to the cheers of the crowd, they were decked out in their trademark face paint and bassist Sami Hinkka was even wearing a kilt! They kicked off their set with “For Those about to Fight” off of their 2017 release “Two Paths”. Wow! Right from the start they sounded great.

Ensiferum Acoustic announces December 2018 European Tour

After performing several shows in Finland and recording a bonus “Live” DVD, which is available together with the recent Ensiferum album “Two Paths”, released in September 2017 by Metal Blade Records, “Ensiferum Acoustic” will present their show for the first time live in Europe.

The tour will run from December 4th through December 22nd of 2018. In addition to playing some songs that have never been played outside of Finland, “Ensiferum Acoustic” will present the acoustic version of selected songs from the Ensiferum repertoire.

Do not miss out on these very special shows.

Sabaton releases special “Kingdom Come: Deliverance” video

Swedish heavy metal heroes Sabaton concluded their triumphant North American co-headlining run with German thrash titans and label mates Kreator a few days ago, but before they fly over to Australia to continue their world tour, the band have revealed a brand new music video as part of their collaboration with Czech Warhorse Studios.

Sabaton's cover version of Manowar's track “Kingdom Come”, combined with scenes from the brand new game “Kingdom Come: Deliverance”, can be viewed below.

Additional info about the game can be found here.

Les Friction

Hi Evan, so glad to have you on Grande Rock for once more. First of all, congrats on the new Les Friction album “Dark Matter”… it’s very atmospheric, inspired, and intense on the whole.
E: Thank you, Thanos! The emotions are always from a very real and vulnerable place. That provides the power to fuel the story and layout of any given song and into the framework of the record. The themes that are written into our DNA are the subject… fear of loss and death, as well as power and triumph are the building blocks of the story.

Ensiferum to release new studio album “Two Paths” on September 15th 2017

On September 15th, 2017, Ensiferum will release their seventh full-length, “Two Paths”, worldwide via Metal Blade Records.

Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience.

Listen to the first single, “For Those About to Fight for Metal”, below.

Click here to pre-order the album in the following formats:

• Deluxe wooden box (limited to 2500 copies worldwide)
• Limited edition Digibook CD+DVD
• CD
• 180g black vinyl

Sabaton & Accept live in Athens 2017

Now due to heavy rain, the usual lack of parking space in the Gazi area etc., I missed most of TF’s performance and a chance to nab a proper photopass, so you have to excuse the poor quality of photos which were also taken – by striking a tarzan like posture and blindly shooting towards the stage while fully zooming. Not a good way to do it.

Ensiferum begins work on seventh full-length album

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.).

Sabaton announces Spring 2017 North American Headline Tour

Swedish metal heroes Sabaton announced they will be returning next year for a North American The Last Tour headlining trek.

The band will be touring in support of their highly-acclaimed eighth album “The Last Stand”. The tour will kick-off on November 20th at The Trocadero in Philadelphia, hit 7 Canadian cities plus Chicago, Anaheim, Dallas, and conclude at the The Fillmore in Silver Springs, Maryland on May 22nd!