Finnish folk metallers Ensiferum have revealed that they will be unleashing their sixth studio album 'One Man Army.' The disc will hit the shelves in North America on Feb. 24 via Metal Blade Records.

Frontman Sammi Hinkka says, "The recording process was long, hard, rewarding and full of incredible moments. Instruments were actually played and left as they were instead of creating tracks from hundreds of different takes, moving them to the grid and modifying things. Of course computers were used, but overall we made everything as analog as possible."

Hinkka continues, "Listeners can experience a better sound and natural groove, something that we think most metal albums lack these days. Overall, the album sounds much more like a band playing live rather than 'midi-metal.'"

'One Man Army' was produced by Anssi Kippo (Children of Bodom), and tracked at Astia-Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland. When it came to the cover art, the band worked with renowned illustrator Gyula Havancsak.

"On the new album, we took many things musically to the next level so we decided also to try something new graphics-wise," Hinkka says. "Gyula Havancsák did a phenomenal job! For the first time it was really nice to be more involved with designing the cover and all details. Our humble gratitude to Gyula for all the patience and really amazing results. We couldn't be more satisfied!"

Ensiferum will be aboard the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise that embarks in January before beginning a European tour in March. For all their concert info, go here.

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