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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, 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 (lead), Vocals (clean, backing), Percussion, Banjo, Dulcimer, Bouzoki (1995-present)
See also: ex-Soulstream, Speden Timantit
Sami Hinkka Bass, Vocals (clean, harsh, backing), Guitars (acoustic), Dulcimer, Percussion (2004-present)
See also: October Falls, ex-Rapture
Petri Lindroos Vocals, Guitars, Banjo, Percussion (2004-present)
See also: ex-Norther
Janne Parviainen Drums, Bodhrán, Shaman drum, Vocals (choirs) (2005-present)
See also: ex-Zwanziger, ex-Valvet, ex-Barathrum, ex-Raskasta Joulua, ex-Waltari, ex-Sinergy
Past
Sauli Savolainen Bass (1995-1998)
Kimmo Miettinen Drums (1995-1998)
See also: ex-Cadacross, ex-Empyrean Bane, Lost Alone, ex-Arthemesia
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: Turisas (live), ex-Arthemesia, ex-Empyrean Bane, ex-Mandragora, ex-Cadacross, ex-Alghazanth (live)
Oliver Fokin Drums, Percussion, Bombo, Tinja, Tambourine (1998-2005)
See also: ex-Wintersun, ex-Arthemesia, ex-Immemorial
Meiju Enho Keyboards (2001-2007)
See also: Mamyth, ex-Finntroll (live)
Emmi Silvennoinen Keyboards, Piano, Hammond organ, Pump organ, Vocals (backing) (2009-2016)
See also: ex-Exsecratus
Netta Skog Accordion, Vocals (female, choirs) (2016-2017)
See also: ex-Tuska20, ex-Turisas
Current (Live)
Laura Dziadulewicz Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (2018-present)
See also: Medeia, ex-MyGrain (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: Turisas (live), ex-Arthemesia, ex-Empyrean Bane, ex-Mandragora, ex-Cadacross, ex-Alghazanth (live)
Netta Skog Accordion (2015-2016)
See also: ex-Tuska20, ex-Turisas
Markus Toivonen Guitars (lead), Vocals (clean, backing), Percussion, Banjo, Dulcimer, Bouzoki (1995-present)
See also: ex-Soulstream, Speden Timantit
Sami Hinkka Bass, Vocals (clean, harsh, backing), Guitars (acoustic), Dulcimer, Percussion (2004-present)
See also: October Falls, ex-Rapture
Petri Lindroos Vocals, Guitars, Banjo, Percussion (2004-present)
See also: ex-Norther
Janne Parviainen Drums, Bodhrán, Shaman drum, Vocals (choirs) (2005-present)
See also: ex-Zwanziger, ex-Valvet, ex-Barathrum, ex-Raskasta Joulua, ex-Waltari, ex-Sinergy
Sauli Savolainen Bass (1995-1998)
Kimmo Miettinen Drums (1995-1998)
See also: ex-Cadacross, ex-Empyrean Bane, Lost Alone, ex-Arthemesia
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: Turisas (live), ex-Arthemesia, ex-Empyrean Bane, ex-Mandragora, ex-Cadacross, ex-Alghazanth (live)
Oliver Fokin Drums, Percussion, Bombo, Tinja, Tambourine (1998-2005)
See also: ex-Wintersun, ex-Arthemesia, ex-Immemorial
Meiju Enho Keyboards (2001-2007)
See also: Mamyth, ex-Finntroll (live)
Emmi Silvennoinen Keyboards, Piano, Hammond organ, Pump organ, Vocals (backing) (2009-2016)
See also: ex-Exsecratus
Netta Skog Accordion, Vocals (female, choirs) (2016-2017)
See also: ex-Tuska20, ex-Turisas
Current
Laura Dziadulewicz Keyboards, Vocals (backing) (2018-present)
See also: Medeia, ex-MyGrain (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: Turisas (live), ex-Arthemesia, ex-Empyrean Bane, ex-Mandragora, ex-Cadacross, ex-Alghazanth (live)
Netta Skog Accordion (2015-2016)
See also: ex-Tuska20, ex-Turisas
Added by: Thorlock Modified by: SlavyanophiL
Added on: 2002-07-19 16:18:46 Last modified on: 2018-12-13 18:11:43