Finnish folk metal band Ensiferum will be entering the studio next month to begin recording the follow-up to 2012’s Unsung Heroes. The band posted the following message to their Facebook page:

“We’re pleased to announce that we have completed writing for our upcoming new album – which will be our Metal Blade Records debut!

With pre-production out of the way, work will begin on September 8th at Astia-studio in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo. Fans can expect to hear new music at the beginning of January 2015.

[Bassist] Sami [Hinkka] offers the following update:
‘Hi folks!

‘Only a couple more weeks to go! We head to Astia Studio on 8th of September and recordings will take around five weeks.

‘We had really good and creative pre production sessions with Anssi Kippo so now we are very well prepared to give 110% on each take in the studio. Because the songs were almost ready when we made the demo versions of them, Mr. Mikko Mustonen is already arranging orchestrations on top of those (Gotta love technology)!

‘There are still few minor details to arrange and couple of lines of lyrics to twist and turn but nothing can stop us anymore! We are convinced that this will be ground breaking album for us and the whole genre. (Modesty? What’s that?)’

The album is tentatively scheduled for release worldwide on Metal Blade Records in early 2015.”