Yes, Paganfest is back and it is once again being graced by the presence of Ensiferum. Backing them up will by the familiar, TYR, and three bands I’ve never heard of; Heidevolk, Trollfest and HELSÓTT who apparently hail from the Viking laden lands of… Los Angeles?
Well, anyway, the lineup is not enough to get me interested personally. I’m a fan of Ensiferum but the last album was less than mediocre. I’m not feeling it now, and I’m feeling it even less knowing that Wintersun is about to rip my face off on their current North American tour. Less shtick, more awesomeness.
Ensiferum is the only band on Paganfest IV that I have any interest in seeing, mostly because I’ve never heard of the others and I find TYR to be quite boring. I’ll do my work and check them out to fill everyone in.
Tourdates have not yet been announced but the event will kick off in late March 2013. Stay tuned for more!