“From Afar”, the fourth album from Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM, sold around 1,045 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (Note: Internet/digital sales **ARE** included in the SoundScan totals.) 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).
The track listing for the album is as follows:
01. By The Dividing Stream
02. From Afar
03. Twilight Tavern
04. Heathen Throne
05. Elusive Reaches
06. Stone Cold Metal
07. Smoking Ruins
08. Tumman Virran Taa
09. The Longest Journey (Heathen Throne Part II)
10. Vandraren (limited-edition bonus track; NORDMAN cover)
Fresh off a successful stint on this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, ENSIFERUM will kick off an American headlining tour with support from Nuclear Blast recording artists HYPOCRISY and EX DEO as well as Sumerian recording artists BLACKGUARD.
Said ENSIFERUM guitarist Markus Toivonen: “We had a great time on this year’s Summer Slaughter tour. Thanks to all the bands involved, and to all the fans that came to see us. We’re very excited to come back to [America] in November to support our new album, ‘From Afar’. HYPOCRISY, EX DEO and BLACKGUARD are great bands. It should be great fun for everyone!”
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