Finnish folk metal legends Ensiferum is about to give your 2017 a few more battle songs to go along with it, whether you like it or not. The band has announced that it'll be hitting up Astia Studio with Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene) pretty soon, and has already completed the demo tracks for the upcoming effort.
“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 and 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.”
This is also the first time since 2007's Victory Songs and 2009's From Afar that the band has only taken two years between albums.