Finland-based folk metal ENSIFERUM will unleash their sixth studio album on February 24, 2015 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded between September and November at Astia Studio in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo.
Says ENSIFERUM bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka: “Recording process was long, hard, rewarding and full of incredible moments. Instruments were actually played and left as they were instead of creating tracks from hundreds of different takes, moving them to the grid and modifying things. Of course computers were used, but overall, we made everything as analog as possible. Listeners can experience a better sound and natural groove, something that we think most metal albums lack these days. Overall, the album sounds much more like a band playing live rather than “midi metal.'”
“On the new album, we took many things musically to the next level so we decided also to try something new graphics-wise,” relays Hinkka. “Gyula Havancsák did a phenomenal job! For the first time it was really nice to be more involved with designing the cover and all details. Our humble gratitude to Gyula for all the patience and really amazing results. We couldn’t be more satisfied!”
One Man Army will be released via Metal Blade Records on February 24th in North America, and February 23rd/20th in UK/Europe. Further details, including tracklisting and teaser hymns to be unveiled in the coming weeks.