Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM are currently negotiating with fill-in vocalist Petri Lindroos of NORTHER about Petri joining the group as a "regular" member following the departure of singer/guitarist Jari Mäenpää earlier in the year. "It is certain though that Petri is doing the ENSIFERUM concerts this year," reads a posting on the band's web site.ENSIFERUM's sophomore album, "Iron", was released earlier in the year through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Ensiferum" was recorded last summer at Sweet Silence studios in Copenhagen, Denmark with producer Flemming Rasmussen (METALLICA, ARTILLERY).
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