Ensiferum Interview

Finnish folk metal pioneers Ensiferum released their 8th studio album titled 'Thalassic' on July 10th via Metal Blade Records. 'Thalassic' is a is a concept album about the sea with references ranging from the British Royal Navy, the Greek story of Andromeda, and the loss of the sampo from the Kalevala.

We recently had the chance to speak with Bass player Sami Hinkka about their first ever concept album 'Thalassic', how he got into metal music and why he wants Arnold Schwarzenegger to appear on an Ensiferum track...

"I never thought that I would be 'a professional musician' because it seemed farfetched dream but sometimes small things just click and you find yourself in a situation that you barely dared to dream about. "

Firstly, I have to ask this at the moment, how have you guys been coping in the lockdown, what kind of things have you been up to since the lockdown came into effect.

We have been busy doing promo for ”Thalassic” and I actually recorded my very first solo release, it’s now being mixed and should be out in July/August. We have also talked about using this time to work with new Ensiferum material so let’s see now that the new album is out, maybe we’ll spend more time in the rehearsal room composing together. Overall, it’s a shitty situation but it’s better to focus on things you can do and progress instead of being miserabl