Sami Hinkka performing during the Evolution Festival in 2006.
|Born||27 April 1978|
|Genres||Folk metal, viking metal, melodic death metal, doom metal|
Sami Hinkka, born 27 April 1978 in Finland, is a heavy metal bass player, presently with Ensiferum. He joined his current band in 2004 as a replacement for Jukka-Pekka Miettinen after playing for some years in the melodic death/doom metal band Rapture. He left his role with Rapture in 2006 and now plays only in Ensiferum.
In addition to bass guitar duties, Hinkka also performs in the role of dual backing/choir vocalist with guitarist Markus Toivonen. He has also taken over as the band's main lyricist, having written almost all of the lyrics to Victory Songs and From Afar. During Ensiferum's tour to Russia in 2008 he performed as the lead vocalist due to Petri Lindroos' illness.
Hinkka is a finger-style bassist, favors Warwick five- and six-stringed basses and is also skilled at tapping.
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