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Ensiferum

Country of origin:
Finland
Location:
Helsinki, Uusimaa
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1995
Genre:
Epic Folk Metal
Lyrical themes:
Legends, Fantasy, Battles, Sorrow, Heathenism
Current label:
Metal Blade Records
Years active:
1995-present
The band name is Latin for "sword bearing" or "sword bearer". It is the neuter form of "ēnsifer", "ēnsis" being a third declension noun meaning "sword" and "-fer" a suffix signifying the carrying/bearing of the noun it modifies (cf. the verb "ferre"). 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 ...
Current
Markus Toivonen Guitars, Vocals (backing), Percussion (1995-present), Vocals (clean) (2004-present)
See also: ex-Soulstream, Speden Timantit
Sami Hinkka Bass, Vocals (clean, harsh, backing) (2004-present)
See also: Metal De Facto, October Falls, Atmosphere Enterprise, ex-Rapture
Petri Lindroos Vocals (harsh), Guitars (2004-present)
See also: ex-Norther
Janne Parviainen Drums, Percussion (2005-present)
See also: ex-Valvet, ex-Zwanziger, ex-Barathrum, ex-Raskasta Joulua, ex-Waltari, ex-Sinergy
Pekka Montin Keyboards, Vocals (clean) (2020-present)
See also: Amoth, Judas Avenger, ex-Mr. Crowley, ex-Evil-Lÿn, ex-Wishing Well (live)
Past
Sauli Savolainen Bass (1995-1998)
Kimmo Miettinen Drums (1995-1998)
See also: ex-Cadacross, ex-Empyrean Bane, ex-Arthemesia, ex-Lost Alone
Jari Mäenpää Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Programming (1996-2004)
See also: Wintersun, ex-Tuska20, ex-Arthemesia, ex-Immemorial, ex-Lost Alone
Jukka-Pekka Miettinen Bass, Vocals (backing) (1998-2004)
See also: ex-Arthemesia, ex-Empyrean Bane, ex-Mandragora, Atmosphere Enterprise, Kirkkokahvit, Ulpukka, ex-Turisas (live), ex-Cadacross, ex-Alghazanth (live), ex-Stone Beast
Oliver Fokin Drums, Percussion (1998-2005)
See also: ex-Wintersun, ex-Arthemesia, ex-Immemorial
Meiju Enho Keyboards (2001-2007)
See also: Greenrose Faire, Mamyth, ex-Finntroll (live)
Emmi Silvennoinen Keyboards, Piano, Organ, Vocals (backing) (2009-2016)
See also: ex-Exsecratus
Netta Skog Accordion, Vocals (2016-2017)
See also: ex-Tuska20, ex-Turisas, ex-Mokoma (live), ex-Nightwish (live), ex-Children of Bodom (live), ex-Popeda (live), ex-Turmion Kätilöt (live)
Past (Live)
Emmi Silvennoinen Keyboards (2007-2009, 2017)
See also: ex-Exsecratus
Jukka-Pekka Miettinen Guitars, Vocals (backing) (2008), Bass, Vocals (backing) (2013)
See also: ex-Arthemesia, ex-Empyrean Bane, ex-Mandragora, Atmosphere Enterprise, Kirkkokahvit, Ulpukka, ex-Turisas (live), ex-Cadacross, ex-Alghazanth (live), ex-Stone Beast
Netta Skog Accordion (2015-2016)
See also: ex-Tuska20, ex-Turisas, ex-Mokoma (live), ex-Nightwish (live), ex-Children of Bodom (live), ex-Popeda (live), ex-Turmion Kätilöt (live)
Laura Dziadulewicz Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (2018-2020)
See also: Medeia, ex-MyGrain (live)
Markus Toivonen Guitars, Vocals (backing), Percussion (1995-present), Vocals (clean) (2004-present)
See also: ex-Soulstream, Speden Timantit
Sami Hinkka Bass, Vocals (clean, harsh, backing) (2004-present)
See also: Metal De Facto, October Falls, Atmosphere Enterprise, ex-Rapture
Petri Lindroos Vocals (harsh), Guitars (2004-present)
See also: ex-Norther
Janne Parviainen Drums, Percussion (2005-present)
See also: ex-Valvet, ex-Zwanziger, ex-Barathrum, ex-Raskasta Joulua, ex-Waltari, ex-Sinergy
Pekka Montin Keyboards, Vocals (clean) (2020-present)
See also: Amoth, Judas Avenger, ex-Mr. Crowley, ex-Evil-Lÿn, ex-Wishing Well (live)
Sauli Savolainen Bass (1995-1998)
Kimmo Miettinen Drums (1995-1998)
See also: ex-Cadacross, ex-Empyrean Bane, ex-Arthemesia, ex-Lost Alone
Jari Mäenpää Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Programming (1996-2004)
See also: Wintersun, ex-Tuska20, ex-Arthemesia, ex-Immemorial, ex-Lost Alone
Jukka-Pekka Miettinen Bass, Vocals (backing) (1998-2004)
See also: ex-Arthemesia, ex-Empyrean Bane, ex-Mandragora, Atmosphere Enterprise, Kirkkokahvit, Ulpukka, ex-Turisas (live), ex-Cadacross, ex-Alghazanth (live), ex-Stone Beast
Oliver Fokin Drums, Percussion (1998-2005)
See also: ex-Wintersun, ex-Arthemesia, ex-Immemorial
Meiju Enho Keyboards (2001-2007)
See also: Greenrose Faire, Mamyth, ex-Finntroll (live)
Emmi Silvennoinen Keyboards, Piano, Organ, Vocals (backing) (2009-2016)
See also: ex-Exsecratus
Netta Skog Accordion, Vocals (2016-2017)
See also: ex-Tuska20, ex-Turisas, ex-Mokoma (live), ex-Nightwish (live), ex-Children of Bodom (live), ex-Popeda (live), ex-Turmion Kätilöt (live)
Past
Emmi Silvennoinen Keyboards (2007-2009, 2017)
See also: ex-Exsecratus
Jukka-Pekka Miettinen Guitars, Vocals (backing) (2008), Bass, Vocals (backing) (2013)
See also: ex-Arthemesia, ex-Empyrean Bane, ex-Mandragora, Atmosphere Enterprise, Kirkkokahvit, Ulpukka, ex-Turisas (live), ex-Cadacross, ex-Alghazanth (live), ex-Stone Beast
Netta Skog Accordion (2015-2016)
See also: ex-Tuska20, ex-Turisas, ex-Mokoma (live), ex-Nightwish (live), ex-Children of Bodom (live), ex-Popeda (live), ex-Turmion Kätilöt (live)
Laura Dziadulewicz Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (2018-2020)
See also: Medeia, ex-MyGrain (live)
Added by: Thorlock Modified by: Quorthallis
Added on: 2002-07-19 16:18:46 Last modified on: 2020-09-26 17:35:24