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Troll

Formed: 1992
From: Bergen, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Troll News

Below is our complete Troll news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Lineup Announced For Emperor Tribute Album

Metal Wamp and Tryzna Production will release a tribute dedicated to the legendary Norwegian black metal band Emperor. Titled "In Honour Of Icon E," the tribute album will feature several bands presenting cover versions of various Emperor songs.

The currently announced bands taking part in this new tribute are: Taake, Helheim, Troll, Horna, Setherial, Demonical, Saltus, Mesmerized, Necrodeath, Midnight Odyssey, Silva Nigra, Infer, Ancestroal Volkhves, and Karpathia.

A promotional poster for the upcoming Emperor tribute album release can also be viewed at this location.

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Troll Comments On Aronnesrocken Controversy

Norwegian black metal act Troll has issued the following statement regarding the band's appearance at the Aronnesrocken festival:

"The appearance of Norwegian Black Metallers Troll at the Aronnesrocken Festival in Alta, in the north of Norway, on the 20th August, has stirred up the ire of the local branch of the ultra conservative Christian Democratic Party, who are one of the supporters of the festival, and who have threatened to withdraw their support for the festival as a consequence. Their objections, as is usually the case when it comes to Black Metal bands, centre on the use of Satanic or Anti Christian lyrics, which have been, once again, freely quoted out of context.

"We are not at all worried by what has been said about us by the Christian Democratic Party in Alta, and the local press, and the only reason we have chosen to speak out is because of the threat made to withdraw support from Aronnesrocken, a festival simply trying to provide a variety of bands that would satisfy everyone’s tastes and make sure that everyone has a good time listening to some great music. Like most Black Metal bands, indeed, like metal in general, we are used to religious and political factions trying to get themselves some free publicity by using us. And of course, publicity works both ways, so we must thank them for the excellent promotion we have received over the past few days.

"We admit to being a little surprised, though, that people who are in a position of power, and therefore supposedly more intelligent than the rest of us, think that anyone would take our lyrics as a literal call to kill. It’s arrogant and insulting of them to assume that the average person is that unintelligent. What does worry us, though, about this bullying stance is the fact that not only is the Christian Democratic Party trying to dictate what individuals should and should not listen to, but by denying them the right to explore different viewpoints expressed in our, or anyone else’s lyrics, they are denying them the right to make an informed decision as to what beliefs they ultimately decide to follow. More...

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Troll To Shoot New Music Video

Norwegian black metallers Troll recently let their fans pick which song to use for an upcoming music video. Fans were able to choose from any track off the latest Troll album "Neo-Satanic Supremacy." According to founder and front man Nagash, the song “Burn The Witch” was the overwhelming favorite with the fans. Nagash commented:

“Originally we were going to run the vote until the end of May, but we got so many replies, we had to close it early as our email was getting swamped, but there was absolutely no doubt from day one which track was going to win it. We all had our own ideas as to which track it would be, and 'Burn The Witch' was one of the ones we thought would be popular, but, interestingly enough, the fans really got involved in the overall concept, and took into consideration not only the music, but also what track they thought would inspire the best visuals." More...

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Troll Letting Fans Pick Next Music Video

Norwegian black metallers Troll, whose fourth full-length album “Neo-Satanic Supremacy” was released on Napalm Records at the start of this year, have decided to let their fans choose a track from the album to be used for the band’s next video. The video will be made by Tenners Gnissel, the company that made the “Neo-Satanic” video teaser for the new album, which shows Troll performing live at the 2009 Inferno Festival.

The exact subject matter of the video won’t be decided until the track has been chosen, and nine out of the ten tracks on “Neo-Satanic Supremacy” are in the running, with the title track itself being excluded as it is already on a previous video.

Fans will have until the end of May to be able to vote for their favorite track by leaving your choice on a comment at this location, sending a message through the band's MySpace page, or by sending their choice of track via email to killthechristians@gmail.com.

The track listing of “Neo-Satanic Supremacy” is as follows:

1. Til Helvete Med Alt
2. Alt For Satan
3. Gå Til Krig
4. Burn The witch
5. Mørkets Skoger
6. Hvor Tåken Ligger Så Trist Og Grå
7. Neo-Satanic Supremacy - (not eligible for the video choice)
8. At The Gates Of Hell
9. Smertens Rike
10. The Age of Satan

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Troll Streaming Fourteen Tracks Online

Norwegian black metal act Troll is currently streaming fourteen tracks online from the band's entire discography, including their latest album "Neo-Satanic Supremacy." The newly uploaded songs can be heard at this location. "Neo-Satanic Supremacy" was released through Napalm Records on February 1st, 2010 in Europe and February 9th, 2010 in North America.

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Troll Streaming New Song Online

Norwegian black metal band Troll are currently streaming a sample track online from their upcoming album "Neo-Satanic Supremacy." The song "Alt For Satan" can be heard at the band's official MySpace page. "Neo-Satanic Supremacy" will be released through Napalm Records on the following dates:

1/27 – Finland, Spain
1/29 – Germany, Austria Switzerland, Benelux, France, Italy, Sweden
2/1– Rest of Europe
2/9 – USA/Canada

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Troll Reveals New Album Release Date

Norwegian black metal band Troll has officially announced the release dates of "Neo-Satanic Supremacy" through Napalm Records. The dates are as follows:

1/27 – Finland, Spain
1/29 – Germany, Austria Switzerland, Benelux, France, Italy, Sweden
2/1– Rest of Europe
2/9 – USA/Canada

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Troll Posts Performance Footage Online

Norwegian black metal band Troll has posted two video clips online from their performance on October 24th in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The video clips can be viewed below. More...

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Troll Delays New Album Release Date

Nagash of Norwegian black metal band Troll has issued the following update about pushing back the release date for their upcoming album "Neo-Satanic Supremacy:"

"The new album is supposed to come out in the end of October / Early November. But there are some 'technical issues' that might delay the album until January 2010. More info to come..."

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Troll Signs To Napalm Records

Napalm Records has issued the following announcement about signing a record deal with Norwegian black metallers Troll:

"Napalm Records proudly announces the signing of cult band Troll! The legendary Norwegian Black Metal band is behind such classics of pitch-black art like 'Drep De Kristne.' Lead by frontman Nagash, Troll create an inferno of bestial blastbeats, piercing guitar riffs and possessed vocals that seem the emerge right from the depths of hell itself. The band promises to make no compromises when it comes to the new material, hence a lesson in Black Metal will soon be unleashed! A new opus of satanic art is tentatively scheduled for winter 2009."

Nagash of Troll also commented:

"The basic foundation and inspiration for Troll besides the Devil, has always been the Underground. And what soldier doesn’t like the smell of napalm in the morning?! Our choice was obvious."

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Troll Posts New Album Teaser Trailer

Norway's Troll has posted a new video teaser trailer online for their upcoming album "Neo-Satanic Supremacy," which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following statement about the video:

"We have posted a new video on our myspace hope you enjoy it ;) it contains the titletrack for the new album Neo-Satanic Supremacy Video is recorded at Inferno Festival in Norway" More...

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Troll Announces 2009 Tour Dates

Norwegian black metal band Troll, featuring Ex-Dimmu Borgir member Nagash, have announced a string of 2009 tour dates in April. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

4/1 2009 TNT Santiago de Compostela
4/2 2009 MetalPoint Porto
4/3 2009 Side B Club Benavente (Lisboa)
4/4 2009 Casa das Atochas A Coruña
4/11 2009 Inferno Metal Festival (Rockefeller Music Hall) Oslo

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Lex Icon And Shagrath Form New Band

Lex Icon (ex-Dimmu Borgir, The Kovenant, Troll) has teamed up with Shagrath (Dimmu Borgir), Luna (Ashes to Ashes) and Jarle (Span) to form Chrome Division. Chrome Division is a new rock/metal project similar in style to bands like Monster Magnet, Spiritual Beggars etc. They will release a MCD this spring along with a video.

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