ENSIFERUM Announce North American Headlining Tour

aise your swords! Following a successful trek with the 2009 edition of the Summer Slaughter Tour earlier this year, Finnish Viking metal warriors ENSIFERUM will return to the frontlines for a full North American headlining tour this November. Support will be provided by Hypocrisy, Ex Deo, Blackguard and Swashbuckle (on select dates). Leaving no villager unharmed, the 26-date excursion — which will begin on November 6th at Jaxx in Springfield, VA and conclude on December 5th at Irving Plaza in New York City — will include a stop at the eclectic Anti*Pop Music Festival in Central Florida which plays host to indie acts from all over the world.

The tour will coincide with the release of the band’s long anticipated new full-length, From Afar (check out audio samples here: http://www.ensiferum.com/e_html/e_downloads.htm). ENSIFERUM’s fourth studio recording will be released in the US on September 8, 2009. Said Skulls N Bones of the band’s latest offering, “ENSIFRUM leave you very satisfied with another solid installation, this time fitted with a vastly more epic feel and a full orchestral sound that rivals Iron for individuality and Victory Songs for aggression.” Added Live4Metal bluntly, “Ladies and gentlemen, prepare for war.”

ENSIFERUM w/ Hypocrisy, Ex Deo, Blackguard and Swashbuckle (where noted)
11/06/2009 Jaxx – Springfield, VA w/ Swashbuckle
11/07/2009 Crocodile Rock – Allentown, PA w/ Swashbuckle
11/08/2009 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
11/09/2009 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/10/2009 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
11/11/2009 AKA Lounge (part of the Anti*Pop Music Festival)
Orlando, FL
11/13/2009 Meridian – Houston, TX
11/14/2009 Emo’s – Austin, TX
11/15/2009 Ridglea Theatre- Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
11/17/2009 Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
11/18/2009 Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
11/19/2009 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
11/20/2009 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
11/21/2009 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/22/2009 Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC
11/23/2009 Warehouse – Calgary, AB
11/24/2009 Starlite – Edmonton, AB
11/26/2009 The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB
11/27/2009 The Rock – Minneapolis, MN
11/28/2009 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
11/29/2009 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
11/30/2009 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
12/01/2009 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ Swashbuckle
12/02/2009 Imperial – Quebec City, QC w/ Swashbuckle
12/03/2009 Medley – Montreal, QC w/ Swashbuckle
12/04/2009 The Palladium – Worcester, MA w/ Swashbuckle
12/05/2009 Irving Plaza – New York, NY w/ Swashbuckle

In related news, ENSIFERUM recently shot a video for the song “From Afar.” The video will premier online soon. Stay tuned for details…

From Afar was produced by Tero Kinnunen (Nightwish, Amorphis) and Janne Joutsenniemi, who produced the band’s previous offering, Victory Songs and mixed by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Sentenced, Amorphis).

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