viernes, 21 de agosto de 2009


- Release Info -

Artist: Ensiferum
Album: From Afar
Label: Spinefarm Records
Playtime: 56:40 min
Genre: Folk Metal
Rip date: 2009-08-21
Street date: 2009-09-09
Size: 95.28 MB
Type: Advance
Quality: 217 kbps / 4410kHz / Joint Stereo

- Release Notes -

Ensiferum was formed by Guitarist Markus Toivonen in 1995. Markus discovered
the word "Ensiferum" in a latin dictionary when looking for a band name, the
word and meaning was perfect for the band he aimed to create.

The band recorded their first Demo in 1997, which sold almost 300 copies in
the first year.

The band then went on to record a 2nd demo in 1999, which Ensiferum narrowly
missed a record deal from. The band then recorded a 3rd demo in 1999. This
consisted of 5 tracks & was branded with the newer band logo.

Once Spinefarm records got hold of the demo in 2000, they began to negotiate
a record deal with the band.

The band recorded the debut album in November 2000 & had it mixed by spring
2001. The album was released in July receiving tremendous feedback.

To record "Iron" Ensiferum travelled all the way to Copenhagen's Sweet
Silence studios in the summer of 2003. The band did this for the famed
producer Flemming Rasmussen, who has in the past recorded and produced such
albums as Metallica's "Master of Puppets" and "Ride the Lightning". "Iron"
was then recorded, produced and mixed by him.

Ensiferum then went on to record the 2006 EP "Dragonheads" with new vocalist
Petri Lindroos of Norther.

Unfortunately keyboard player Meiju Enho is no longer with the band as of
September 2007.

The first Live DVD was released in the summer of 2006, having been recorded
on the band's 10th Anniversary (December 31st 2005)

"Victory Songs" was released on Spinefarm Records in April 2007.

- Track List -

01. By The Dividing Stream ( 3:50)
02. From Afar ( 4:51)
03. Twilight Tavern ( 5:38)
04. Heathen Throne (11:09)
05. Elusive Reaches ( 3:26)
06. Stone Cold Metal ( 7:25)
07. Smoking Ruins ( 6:40)
08. Tumman Virran Taa ( 0:52)
09. The Longest Journey (Heathen Throne Part II) (12:49)

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