Welcome to Monday and another week of Mosh Pit Monday! Well, this week is “wedding week”. I get married to my sweetheart this coming Saturday and everything is going to plan. All we can do is pray for good weather but even if it does rain, we have a wet weather plan and I’m just focusing on spending the rest of my life with this beautiful girl who has changed my world. It’ll be head down and bottom up for me for the rest of the week but we’re both waiting for the event to be over and some normality back in our lives. I can’t wait to get back into a regular schedule with jamming and recording. Plus I want to share the latest additions to my guitar ‘family’ so stay tuned.
This week’s Mosh Pit Monday is going to Finland and the awesome ‘battle’ metal band Ensiferum. Ensiferum had humble beginnings back in 1995 when guitarist/vocalist Markus Toivonen started a band called “Dark Reflections” who just did covers and he felt very uninspired and wanted to take a different direction to melodic folk metal.
Many years have passed and band members have come and gone but Ensiferum have gone from strength to strength and have really conquered the melodic metal scene. Band members are now Markus Toivonen on guitar/vocals, Petri Lindroos on vocals/guitar, Sami Hinkka on bass/vocals, Janne Parviainen on drums and Emmi Silvennoinen on keyboards/backing vocals. With a few albums under their belts and some big worldwide gigs to their name, Ensiferum have come a long way.
If it’s the melodic folk metal you like, look no further than Ensiferum. I hope they get back to Australia again really soon. Some really wicked guitar riffs, a good heavy metal growl and double kicking drum beat. You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
So, think of me this Saturday. I’ll be back next Monday as a married man. In the meantime, keep moshin’! ,,,/ ,,,/