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Ensiferum

Country of origin:
Finland
Location:
Helsinki
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1995
Genre:
Epic Folk Metal
Lyrical themes:
Legends, Fantasy, Battles, Sorrow, Heathen Themes
Current label:
Metal Blade Records
Years active:
1995-present
Ensiferum means "Sword Bearer". 'Ensis' is a third declension noun meaning Sword, and 'Ferum' is from an irregular verb meaning "to carry" (like "ferry"). Markus Toivonen found the word in a Latin dictionary when the band were starting out and decided it was an ideal name.

Ensiferum were founded as a three-piece by Markus Toivonen, Sauli Savolainen and Kimmo Miettinen. They began mostly as a ...
Current
Markus Toivonen Guitars, Vocals (backing) (1995-present), Vocals (clean) (2004-present)
See also: ex-Soulstream, Speden Timantit
Sami Hinkka Bass, Vocals (2004-present)
See also: October Falls, ex-Rapture
Petri Lindroos Vocals (harsh), Guitars (2004-present)
See also: ex-Norther
Janne Parviainen Drums (2005-present)
See also: ex-Zwanziger, ex-Valvet, ex-Barathrum, ex-Waltari, ex-Sinergy
Emmi Silvennoinen Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (2009-present)
See also: ex-Exsecratus
Past
Sauli Savolainen Bass (1995-1998)
Kimmo Miettinen Drums (1995-1998)
See also: Empyrean Bane, ex-Cadacross, Lost Alone, ex-Arthemesia
Jari Mäenpää Vocals, Guitars (1996-2004)
See also: Wintersun, ex-Arthemesia, ex-Immemorial, ex-Lost Alone
Jukka-Pekka Miettinen Bass (1998-2004)
See also: Empyrean Bane, ex-Arthemesia, ex-Mandragora, ex-Alghazanth (live), ex-Turisas (live), ex-Cadacross
Oliver Fokin Drums, Percussion (1998-2005)
See also: ex-Wintersun, ex-Arthemesia, ex-Immemorial
Meiju Enho Keyboards (2001-2007)
See also: ex-Finntroll (live)
Past (Live)
Emmi Silvennoinen Keyboards (2007-2009)
See also: ex-Exsecratus
Jukka-Pekka Miettinen Guitars, Vocals (backing) (2008), Bass, Vocals (backing) (2013)
See also: Empyrean Bane, ex-Arthemesia, ex-Mandragora, ex-Alghazanth (live), ex-Turisas (live), ex-Cadacross
Markus Toivonen Guitars, Vocals (backing) (1995-present), Vocals (clean) (2004-present)
See also: ex-Soulstream, Speden Timantit
Sami Hinkka Bass, Vocals (2004-present)
See also: October Falls, ex-Rapture
Petri Lindroos Vocals (harsh), Guitars (2004-present)
See also: ex-Norther
Janne Parviainen Drums (2005-present)
See also: ex-Zwanziger, ex-Valvet, ex-Barathrum, ex-Waltari, ex-Sinergy
Emmi Silvennoinen Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (2009-present)
See also: ex-Exsecratus
Sauli Savolainen Bass (1995-1998)
Kimmo Miettinen Drums (1995-1998)
See also: Empyrean Bane, ex-Cadacross, Lost Alone, ex-Arthemesia
Jari Mäenpää Vocals, Guitars (1996-2004)
See also: Wintersun, ex-Arthemesia, ex-Immemorial, ex-Lost Alone
Jukka-Pekka Miettinen Bass (1998-2004)
See also: Empyrean Bane, ex-Arthemesia, ex-Mandragora, ex-Alghazanth (live), ex-Turisas (live), ex-Cadacross
Oliver Fokin Drums, Percussion (1998-2005)
See also: ex-Wintersun, ex-Arthemesia, ex-Immemorial
Meiju Enho Keyboards (2001-2007)
See also: ex-Finntroll (live)
Past
Emmi Silvennoinen Keyboards (2007-2009)
See also: ex-Exsecratus
Jukka-Pekka Miettinen Guitars, Vocals (backing) (2008), Bass, Vocals (backing) (2013)
See also: Empyrean Bane, ex-Arthemesia, ex-Mandragora, ex-Alghazanth (live), ex-Turisas (live), ex-Cadacross
Added by: Thorlock Modified by: Evoken
Added on: 2002-07-19 16:18:46 Last modified on: 2014-10-16 17:01:04
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