ENSIFERUM w/ Kalmah, Abigail Williams, Aenimus: 11/14/2019 The Broadberry - Richmond, VA 11/15/2019 Reverb - Reading, PA 11/16/2019 Maverick's - Ottawa, ON 11/17/2019 Corona Theater - Montreal, QC 11/18/2019 The Opera House - Toronto, ON 11/19/2019 Reggies - Chicago, IL 11/20/2019 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO 11/21/2019 Oriental Theater - Denver, CO 11/23/2019 Dickens - Calgary, AB 11/24/2019 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC 11/25/2019 El Corazon - Seattle, WA 11/26/2019 Bossanova Ballroom - Portland, OR 11/27/2019 Metro Opera House - Oakland, CA 11/29/2019 Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA 11/30/2019 Brick by Brick - San Diego, CA 12/01/2019 Club Red - Mesa, AZ 12/02/2019 Rockhouse Bar & Grill - El Paso, TX 12/03/2019 Gas Monkey Live! - Dallas, TX 12/05/2019 Manchester Music Hall - Lexington, KY 12/07/2019 Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA 12/08/2019 The Warsaw - Brooklyn, NY
Standing among the greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal, ENSIFERUM continues to tour in support of their latest album, Two Paths. A record that further builds upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, Two Paths is the quintet's most epic and far-reaching collection of songs to date as well as their most organic.
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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