HeavyWorlds.com conducted an interview with bassist Sami Hinkka of Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM prior to the band's October 20, 2009 concert in Bologna, Italy. Watch the chat below. (Note: Turn up the volume.)ENSIFERUM is currently taking part in a North American headlining tour with support from BLACKGUARD and SWASHBUCKLE. ENSIFERUM's fourth album, "From Afar", sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD landed at position No. 44 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. "From Afar" was released on September 9 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced by Tero Kinnunen (NIGHTWISH, AMORPHIS) and Janne Joutsenniemi ('Victory Songs' producer) and was mixed by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, SENTENCED, AMORPHIS).
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