Finnish folk metal band Ensiferum are putting the finishing touches on the writing of their next album and plan to hit the studios to record this September and October. Currently untitled, this is to be their sixth studio album, and the first one on Metal Blade records. They plan on recording at Astia Studio in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo; release is scheduled tentatively for early 2015. This is their first release since 2012’s Unsung Heroes on Spinefarm records.
Bassist Sami Hinkka had this to say about the release:
“They say that time flies when you are having a good time and we couldn’t agree more.
“We have been quite busy touring around the world since our previous album came out few years ago. Between tours, we have worked hard with new songs and now we are very proud to announce that Ensiferum will hit studio again right after summer festival season.
“On the new album, we will take everything to eleven. It’s going to be fast, furious, epic and full of surprises, but, of course, there will be classic Ensiferum elements included.
“We will do the album with the one and only Mr. Anssi Kippo. Pre-production is already going really well and in few weeks we will record another demo of all new songs. Then it’s time to continue twisting and turning all the details so that in early 2015 our fans on every continent can be sure to get in their hands the best folk metal album ever made.”