Ensiferum

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Folk metal band from Helsinki, Finland.

Ensiferum's Black/Death/Folk Metal hybrid was first born in 1995 when Markus Toivonen (guitar), Sauli Savolainen (bass) and Kimmo Miettinen (drums) got together to form an innovative band. The following year, Jari Mäenpää joined as a vocalist (and second guitarist) and the first self-titled demo was released.

Before releasing their second demo tape in 1999, Jukka-Pekka Miettinen replaced Sauli Savolainen on bass and ex-Arthemesia drummer Oliver Fokin swapped positions with Kimmo Miettinen. The band continued playing and recorded a third demo, "Hero in a Dream", which was noticed by underground (and non) magazines which allowed the band to gain popularity and sign a deal with Spinefarm Records.

Finally, Meiju Enho joined as keyboard player for the band and they were now able to record their epic, self-titled debut "Ensiferum" in 2001.

Current line-up:
Markus Toivonen - Guitar, Vocals (1995 - )
Petri Lindroos - Guitar, Vocals (2004 - )
Sami Hinkka - Bass (2004 - )
Janne Parviainen - Drums (2005 - )
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Albums

spi112cd Ensiferum - Ensiferum album art Ensiferum Ensiferum (Album) Spinefarm Records spi112cd Finland 2001 Sell This Version
SPI177CD, 981563-6 Ensiferum - Iron album art Ensiferum Iron (Album) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records SPI177CD, 981563-6 Finland 2004 Sell This Version
DRAKKAR 119 Ensiferum - Victory Songs album art Ensiferum Victory Songs (Album) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records DRAKKAR 119 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
DRAKKAR 170, 88697566122 Ensiferum - From Afar album art Ensiferum From Afar (Album) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records DRAKKAR 170, 88697566122 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
HEL 1049 Ensiferum - Unsung Heroes album art Ensiferum Unsung Heroes (Album) Spinefarm Records HEL 1049 Brazil 2012 Sell This Version
3984-15355-1 Ensiferum - One Man Army album art Ensiferum One Man Army (Album) Metal Blade Records 3984-15355-1 USA & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
3984-15529-1 Ensiferum - Two Paths album art Ensiferum Two Paths (Album) Metal Blade Records 3984-15529-1 Finland 2017 Sell This Version
GQCS-90927 Ensiferum - Thalassic album art Ensiferum Thalassic (Album) Metal Blade Records GQCS-90927 Japan 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SPI198CD, 981658-7 Ensiferum - Tale Of Revenge album art Ensiferum Tale Of Revenge(CD, Single) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records SPI198CD, 981658-7 Finland 2004 Sell This Version
0249875595 Ensiferum - Dragonheads album art Ensiferum Dragonheads (EP) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records 0249875595 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SPI273CD, 171340-5 Ensiferum - One More Magic Potion album art Ensiferum One More Magic Potion(CD, Single) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records SPI273CD, 171340-5 Finland 2007 Sell This Version
DRPRO 060 Ensiferum - Deathbringer From The Sky album art Ensiferum Deathbringer From The Sky(CD, Single, Promo) Drakkar Records DRPRO 060 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
DRPRO 092 Ensiferum - From Afar album art Ensiferum From Afar(CD, Single, Promo) Drakkar Records DRPRO 092 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
none Ensiferum - Suomi Warmetal album art Ensiferum Suomi Warmetal(CD, EP, Promo) Metal Blade Records none Germany 2014 Sell This Version

Compilations

Sword 01 Ensiferum - 1997-1999 album art Ensiferum 1997-1999(CD, Comp, Ltd) Not On Label Sword 01 Finland 2005 Sell This Version
EVSDHADV1 Ensiferum - Victory Songs / Dragonheads album art Ensiferum Victory Songs / Dragonheads Spinefarm Records U.K. EVSDHADV1 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
SPINE776571 Ensiferum - Two Decades Of Greatest Sword Hits album art Ensiferum Two Decades Of Greatest Sword Hits (Comp) Spinefarm Records SPINE776571 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
DRAKKAR 223-LP Ensiferum - Victory Songs / From Afar album art Ensiferum Victory Songs / From Afar (Album) Drakkar Records DRAKKAR 223-LP Germany 2017 Sell This Version

Videos

SPI264DVD, 987710-5 Ensiferum - 10th Anniversary Live album art Ensiferum 10th Anniversary Live Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records SPI264DVD, 987710-5 Finland 2006 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Ensiferum - Demo -97 album art Ensiferum Demo -97(Cass, Ltd) Not On Label (Ensiferum Self-released) none Finland 1997 Sell This Version
none Ensiferum - Demo II album art Ensiferum Demo II(CDr) Not On Label (Ensiferum Self-released) none Finland 1999 Sell This Version
none Ensiferum - Hero In A Dream album art Ensiferum Hero In A Dream(CD, Ltd) Not On Label (Ensiferum Self-released) none Finland 1999 Sell This Version
3984-41086-2P Ensiferum - Two Paths album art Ensiferum Two Paths(CD, Promo) Metal Blade Records 3984-41086-2P 2017 Sell This Version
none Ensiferum - The Live Path album art Ensiferum The Live Path(CD, Promo) Legacy Magazine none Germany 2017 Sell This Version

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kaxa

kaxa

January 1, 2019
This is my favorite band with beautiful music. I clearly remember that shock I experienced when listened their first two albums back in 2004.
Ducktage

Ducktage

July 24, 2016
edited over 4 years ago
Can anyone tell me which album was the "Mä näitä polkuja tallaan" cover on, Im not talking about the live version on the dvd, im talking about this: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=UD5aSXXEMuI Even though there is a picture of the dvd art on the video it doesnt appear on said dvd.So if anyone has any idea where i could get this version I really prefer this to the dvd
Symphonian

Symphonian

February 1, 2015
Searching for the japanese pressing of Ensiferum's self-titled album, which contains a bonus cover track of Judas Priest's song "Breaking the Law". I will be willing to pay at least 100 Euros/115 USD for a copy of the japanese pressing. If anyone has this version of the album and would like to sell it, please send me a message and i'm sure we can work something out, thanks.

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