ENSIFERUM To Tour South Africa For First Time

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will embark on their first-ever tour of South Africa at the end of October. Main support on the trek will come from the South African melodic death metal outfit RIDDARE AV KODEN. Each show will also feature a number of local support acts, including WARTHANE, AGRO, PLEDGE DEFIANCE and HAGGIS & BONG.

Confirmed dates and venues:

Wednesday, October 27 - Burn Nightclub (Durban, KZN)

18:00 - PLEDGE DEFIANCE
19:00 - THEATRE RUNS RED
20:00 - CONTRAST THE WATER
21:00 - ALL FORLORN
22:00 - RIDDARE AV KODEN
23:00 - ENSIFERUM

Thursday, October 28 - Cool Runnings (Fourways, JHB, Gauteng)

19:00 - WARTHANE
20:00 - AGRO
21:00 - ALL FORLORN
22:00 - RIDDARE AV KODEN
23:00 - ENSIFERUM

Friday, October 29 - Rumours (Weltevreden, JHB, Gauteng)

17:00 - HAGGIS & BONG
18:00 - EREBUS
19:00 - BILE OF MAN
20:00 - STRIDENT
21:00 - ALL FORLORN
22:00 - RIDDARE AV KODEN
23:00 - ENSIFERUM

Saturday, October 30 - The Black Dahlia - Halloween Party (Boksburg, JHB, Gauteng)

15:00 - HAGGIS & BONG
16:00 - EMPERY
17:00 - SATHERN
18:00 - WARTHANE
19:00 - STRIDENT
20:00 - AGRO
21:00 - ALL FORLORN
22:00 - RIDDARE AV KODEN
23:00 - ENSIFERUM

Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, September 8 through Computicket.

ENSIFERUM last year filmed a video for the song "Twilight Tavern" with director Denis Goria.

Goria is a popular French photographer whose recent works include PAIN's "Monkey Business" video, the artwork for HYPOCRISY's latest, NIGHTWISH's "Made in Hong Kong" booklet, as well as promo shoots and video trailers for AMORPHIS.

"Twilight Tavern" comes off ENSIFERUM's fourth album, "From Afar", which sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 44 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

"From Afar" was released on September 9, 2009 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced by Tero Kinnunen (NIGHTWISH, AMORPHIS) and Janne Joutsenniemi ('Victory Songs' producer) and was mixed by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED, AMORPHIS).

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