Unsung Heroes (Ensiferum album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Unsung Heroes
Studio album by Ensiferum
Released August 27, 2012
Recorded February, 2012 – April 2012 at Petrax Studios in Hollola, Finland and Sound Supreme Recording Studio in Hämeenlinna, Finland
Genre Folk metal, melodic death metal
Length 61:19
Language English, Finnish
Label Spinefarm
Producer Hiili Hiilesmaa
Ensiferum chronology
From Afar
(2009)
Unsung Heroes
(2012)
One Man Army
(2015)
Singles from Unsung Heroes
  1. "Burning Leaves"
    Released: July 9, 2012
  2. "In My Sword I Trust"
    Released: August 20, 2012

Unsung Heroes is the fifth album by Finnish folk metal band Ensiferum. It was released on August 27, 2012 through Spinefarm Records.[1]

Recording and production[edit]

In February 2012, the band entered the studio and started recordings for the then untitled album. The band also announced on their Facebook page they would keep their fans up to date on their Mobile Twilight Tavern and with a weekly studio diary on Spinefarm's YouTube channel. The album would also include guest appearances by members of Die Apokalyptischen Reiter and the Finnish singer and actor Vesa-Matti Loiri. In late March, the band was in the final stages of the recordings for the album and completed recordings in early April.

In May, the band revealed the title for the album, Unsung Heroes and announced its release date, August 27, 2012. The album would also be released through Spinefarm Records. Then in late June the band unveiled the album cover artwork, again designed by Kristian Wahlin. On July 9, they posted on their Facebook page a YouTube video with Burning Leaves, one of their new songs on the album.[2]

On July 17, the band posted a link with the making of their new video clip for In My Sword I Trust, also a new song to be featured on the album. The video was shot in Wrocław, Poland by Grupa 13 who were also recruited for the recent video clips of other noticeable bands like Amon Amarth and Behemoth.[3] The actual video was uploaded on August 8 on Spinefarm's YouTube channel, which reached over a hundred thousand views within the first week.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Symbols"   Instrumental Petri Lindroos, Emmi Silvennoinen 1:51
2. "In My Sword I Trust"   Sami Hinkka, Kalevala Markus Toivonen 5:20
3. "Unsung Heroes"   Hinkka Toivonen 5:54
4. "Burning Leaves"   Hinkka Toivonen, Sami Hinkka, Lindroos 6:03
5. "Celestial Bond"   Hinkka Toivonen 4:15
6. "Retribution Shall Be Mine"   Hinkka Toivonen 4:27
7. "Star Queen (Celestial Bond Part II)"   Hinkka Toivonen, Hinkka 5:55
8. "Pohjola"   Hinkka, Markus Toivonen, Yrjö Koskinen Toivonen, Hinkka 6:05
9. "Last Breath"   Hinkka Hinkka 4:29
10. "Passion, Proof, Power"   Hinkka Toivonen, Hinkka 17:00
Total length:
61:19

Personnel[edit]

Guest musicians

Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - ENSIFERUM: New Album Details Revealed". Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  2. ^ "Burning Leaves...". 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  3. ^ "Hi Folks! Here is...". 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  4. ^ "Over 100,000 views...". 2012-08-15. Retrieved 2012-08-15.