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From the Stars to the Core During the Heidenfest tour we had a fine chance to talk to Sami of Ensiferum. So, we went down there to talk to this folk-metal hero. Hey Sami! Thank you for your time. How are you? In a way I’m doing really well, since it’s the second last show of the tour. The tour has been really, really nice. Really relaxed, and all the bands are great, it’s like a holiday with friends. But at the moment, I just recovered from a tour-fever which I had for four days, though today I’m doing pretty … lees verder
5, 6 October Oberhausen and Tilburg Every folk- and paganfan knows it by now; Heidenfest. This year it was hard to escape this great feast. With a various mix between large bands like Ensiferum, Equilibrium and Turisas, and small bands like Winterstorm and Frosttide, it promised to be a great day. Folk-metal.nl joined the Heidenfest in Oberhausen and Tilburg. What follows below is a total review, because both shows weren’t much different.
Agoura Hills, CA – April 23rd, 2013 – Finland’s ENSIFERUM have spent the past 18 years honing the steel of their folk-infused battle metal auditory attack. Their albums are further bolstered by a live show that has become one of the most entertaining in all of metal. Proof of ENSIFERUM’s status as one of the most vital bands in modern metal was made apparent through their headlining slot on this year’s Paganfest USA tour.
By: Charlotte Date: 2-3-2013 On a cold saturday in early spring we travelled down to the German city Stuttgart for the Niflheim festival. With the promise of almost ten hours of music provided by eight bands, the excitement was quite high. Apparently there were some technical problems right before the opening of the venue which made the organisation decide to open the doors later than announced. When we arrived to the venue there was a long line of people waiting to get in.
Primordial is also confirmed for Summerbreeze 2013 Summerbreeze 2013 will be on 15, 16 and 17 August. Ensiferum and Alestorm were already confirmed. Ook Primordial is bevestigd voor Summberbreeze 2013.
16 september 2012, Metropool Hengelo By: Colin Photography: Metalshots.com The tour to promote Ensiferums new album travels throughout Europe and on Sunday, they visit the city Hengelo.
By: Nick Score: 8/10 Release: 27-8-2012 It was quiet for a while in the camp of Ensiferum. The last we heard from them was “From Afar” which dates from 2009. But when the summer came, we heard signs that these Finns are still alive, and preparing for a new album. Slowly we were tempted for this new studio album, with ‘Burning Leaves’ that was played live, and the video for “In My sword I trust’ which was recently released.
Location: Loreley, Duitsland By: Nick Photography: Laurie Roijackers Besides the traveling series of concerts like Paganfest and Heidenfest, Rock the Nation is working on their own touring festival called ‘Metalfest’. Biggest concern of this was that there weren’t any plans for this festival to come near Holland. This changed with the coming of Metalfest Loreley, which is just a 2 hour drive from the Dutch border. A beautiful location (an amphitheatre, up in the mountains besides the Rhine), amazing weather and a great line-up with an even better sound were promising for a great festival. Like the name implies, there … lees verder
Black Troll Winterfest Locatie: RWE Halle, Mülheim an der Ruhr (DE) 12 November 2011 Door: Michel en Colin Foto’s: Feenstaub Entertainment (tenzij anders vermeld) 10:00 uur gaat de zaal open, 10:20 begint de eerste band, maar, de zaal gaat niet open? De rij is gigantisch (gelukkig mogen wij al vooraan in een halletje gaan staan). Als de tussendeuren openen (waar we nog niet door mogen) horen we dat de eerste band, Draugr, nog aan het soundchecken is… dat is laat! Als we om 10:20 eindelijk de zaal in mogen, het moment dat het Italiaanse Draugr zou moeten beginnen, zijn die … lees verder
Wacken 2011 4 – 6 Augustus 2011 Door: Nick Wacken… Ieder zichzelf respecterend metalhead kent dit festival. Standaard in het eerste weekend van augustus trekken zo’n 90.000 man van over de hele wereld erop uit om naar ‘The Holy Wacken Land’ te vertrekken voor 3 dagen feest, drank en natuurlijk Metal! Op het festival is ontzettend veel te zien en te doen, veel te veel dan in drie dagen mogelijk is! Ook de folkliefhebbers worden natuurlijk niet vergeten met een stuk of 15 folkbands en het Wackinger Village. Hieronder het verslag van Wacken, met een korte beschrijving van alle relevante … lees verder