Ensiferum are hitting the road again with a whole batch of new material off their recently released, fourth album, From Afar. The upcoming months are going to be non-stop for the band as they start off their huge European and North American tours, bringing their folk-infused metal to an anticipating audience. With dates set from now up until the early days of the new year, chances are they’ll be tearing through a city close by and you probably don’t want to miss out.

So on an unseasonably muggy Saturday on June 2nd, Toronto, Canada was host to the last stop of the radical Tour and Loathing tour. Just prior to the musical madness at the Opera House, we got the privilege of speaking with Threat Signal frontman Jon Howard in a small, grungy bar. PureGrainAudio’s Spencer Matulaitis spoke with Jon about all that is Threat Signal including; the band’s search for a guitarist, being Canadian, and most importantly… BEER!