Here's a new interview with Petri Lindroos of Ensiferum, conducted at Ankkarock earlier this month...
Around 4:45, Pete mentions that Heri Joensen
was invited to do the vocals on their cover of Vandraren
by Nordman! The song will be a bonus track on the limited edition version of From Afar
, out next month."The guest vocalist on that one - the band called Týr - their singer Heri will [be] singing that one. So we can get the authentic Scandinavian language and stuff on that one, because
our Swedish sucks. We cannot do that one, unless we're piss-drunk onstage and it's just like, "Yeah, let's do it, all right!" Then we can do it, but... It just sounds better."
Other news of possible interest: Ensiferum has officially inducted Emmi Silvennoinen
, thus far their session keyboardist, into the band. Ensiferum now officially has a chick rocking alongside the guys :D
Also, Pete reveals that he did not, in fact, leave
Norther. He was kicked out of the band. That he formed. =/