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Formed: 1998
From: Tallinn, Estonia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Metsatoll News

Below is our complete Metsatoll 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.

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Metsatoll Releasing EP, Streams Title Track

On May 15th, Metsatöll will release new EP "Pummelung." Besides two unpublished tracks, the EP includes the cover of J.M.K.E’s "Külmale Maale" ("To the Cold Land"). Today the EP’s title song has come online and can be heard below.

"Pummelung" is a self-ironic track about overboiling debaucheries with copious amounts of alcohol. The band comments: “Let’s take life as it is, without any enhancements, without putting our heads under pillows, with backs up straight. Just as the track lyrics say - the twilight will reveal which one of us is a true Estonian!”

"Pummelung" was produced by Metsatöll and Samuel Ruotsalainen, recorded by Keijo Koppel and Metsatöll at the Roundsound Studios in Tallinn during September and October of 2013. The sound was mixed in October of 2013 by Keijo Koppel and Marko Atso, who were also responsible for the mastering that was done at the Roundsound Studios in March 2015.

The EP will be released in cooperation with Spinefarm Records, an affiliate of Universal Music. Pre-orders are available at this location and the track listing is a sofllows:

1. Pummelung
2. Vana Jutuvestja Laul
3. Külmale Maale - J.M.K.E. cover More...

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Pit Stories: Metsatoll And The Siamese Hair Twins

Each Tuesday we check in with metal musicians from across the world to get their best Pit Stories from live shows.

Today Estonian folk metal band Metsatoll shares a tale (which the band swears is true) involving Siamese hair-twins, flavored lube, and backstage jujitsu. Metsatoll's Kuriraivo tells the story this way:

Once upon a time on one Metsatöll gig the were two longhaired moshers n the
front of the stage. The crowd was bizarre, men with drinking horns, women with horny drinks, drinks with horned men. Mad! And those two moshers, one small and thin as Mexican money, the other big, long and strong as (censored).

Anyway, they got somehow stuck within each others hair and they kept on moshing during all our songs. The tiny-one seemed to flew through the air as the big-one moshed his feet up from the ground. Yes, there was unnatural power in the mosh of the censored-one. After the show, we were all very excited, as we all saw the "mosh of the pseudo-Siamese twins," we called the pair to the backstage after that and offered our help to let them loose from each other. As we have on the tour different kind of lubrication-crèmes: you know, with the strawberry, pepper
and iron taste. For every occasion. So, we tried to use this stuff on mosher hair. Nothing.

Then we had an idea to use our stage-manager Janno, hes been doing judo for
at least three lifetimes, so he tried some of his famous ju-jitsu. The Mexican-money-man did loose some of his hair from the top of his head, but luckily the hair in the back did stay still long, so its still metal! And the bigger guy turned out to be a bearded woman with only one foot and a
golden ring inside her nose, just escaped from her home and a man, who’s cheating her with an Alice Cooper male fan. Mosh and go! What a night! The unbelievable part of it is that it’s a true

Metsatoll will be touring with Eluveitie and Tyr this Fall, with dates available at this location. The shows will be in support of Metsatoll's new album "Karjajuht" (reviewed here). Find out more about the album by reading our interview with the band. More...

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Tyr Announces North American Tour With Eluveitie

Tyr will be returning to North America in the fall of 2014 with Switzerland's Eluveitie, while Estonia's Metsatöll will be the opening act for the tour.

The tour will begin on September 19th in Baltimore, MD. The confirmed list of dates are available below.

Earlier this year, Tyr unveiled the music video for "The Lay of Our Love," taken from most recent album, "Valkyrja." The song features a vocal duet with Leaves' Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine and can be seen below.

09/19 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
09/20 Charlotte, NC Chop Shop
09/21 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
09/22 Ybor City, FL The Orpheum
09/23 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
09/25 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
09/26 San Antonio, TX Tequila Rock Room
09/27 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
09/29 Tempe, AZ Club Red More...

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Metsatöll Streams New Track

The Estonian folk metallers in Metsatöll will release their "Karjajuht" album via Spinefarm Records on May 27th.

Today another track from the album has been made available online. Check out "Lööme Mesti" in the player below, courtesy of MetalInsider.net.

It has been also announced that the band will be returning to North America for a tour this fall. Exact dates will be announced shortly. The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Külmking (watch the music video here)
2. Lööme Mesti
3. See On See Maa
4. Must Hunt
5. Terasest Taotud Tee
6. Öö
7. Tôrrede Kôhtudes
8. Metslase Veri
9. Surmamüür
10. Mullast
11. Karjajuht
12. Talisman More...

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Metsatöll Releases New Music Video

Estonian folk metallers Metsatöll have confirmed a May 27th North American release date for their new album "Karjajuht" via Spinefarm Records. The album is available for pre-order on Amazon.

Recently the band completed work on a video for the song "Külmking." Check it out below courtesy of Bloody Disgusting.

1. Külmking
2. Lööme Mesti
3. See On See Maa
4. Must Hunt
5. Terasest Taotud Tee
6. Öö
7. Tôrrede Kôhtudes
8. Metslase Veri
9. Surmamüür
10. Mullast
11. Karjajuht
12. Talisman More...

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Finntroll To Tour With Blackguard, Metsatoll

The trolls of Nordic folklore are believed to be dirty creatures of enormous strength and appetite. Their grotesque physique grants them a comic element, although the humor tends to be on the grim side as these nocturne beings hunger for human flesh. Unsurprisingly, this has earned them a rather bad reputation.

All things considered, Finntroll are the perfect embodiment of all aforementioned sentiments - although one might want to replace the hunger for human meat with an unquenchable thirst for booze. Catch the trolls on tour in November/December with Blackguard & Metsatoll:

11/4/2013 West Springfield VA US Empire
11/5/2013 New York City NY US Stage 48
11/6/2013 Montreal QC CA Club Soda
11/7/2013 Quebec City QC CA Imperial de Quebec
11/8/2013 Ottawa ON CA Mavericks
11/9/2013 Worcester MA US The Palladium
11/10/2013 Pittsburgh PA US Altar Bar
11/11/2013 Cleveland OH US Peabody's
11/12/2013 London ON CA Rum Runners
11/13/2013 Joliet IL US Mojoes
11/14/2013 Saint Paul MN US Station 4
11/15/2013 Winnipeg MB CA The Zoo
11/16/2013 Regina SK CA The Exchange
11/17/2013 Calgary AL CA The Republik
11/18/2013 Edmonton AL CA Pawn Shop
11/20/2013 Vancouver BC CA Red Room
11/21/2013 Seattle WA US El Corazon
11/22/2013 Portland OR US Hawthorne Theatre
11/23/2013 San Francisco CA US Slim's
11/24/2013 Anaheim CA US The Grove
11/26/2013 Las Vegas NV US LVCS
11/27/2013 Tempe AZ US Rocky Point Cantina
11/29/2013 Salt Lake City UT US In the Venue
11/30/2013 Denver CO US Bluebird Theater
12/1/2013 Lawrence KS US Granada
12/2/2013 Dallas TX US Trees
12/3/2013 San Antonio TX US Backstage Live
12/4/2013 Houston TX US Scout Bar
12/6/2013 Tampa FL US Orpheum
12/7/2013 Atlanta GA US The Masquerade
12/8/2013 Louisville KY US Diamand Pub and Billiards
12/9/2013 Baltimore MD US Soundstage More...

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Korpiklaani Reveals More Tour Dates

A while ago the restless Finnish folk metal pioneers in Korpiklaani announced the first dates of their upcoming “Manala European Tour 2013," starting at the end of January, with support coming from Estonian fellow folk metallers Metsatoll.

Now it’s time to unveil more cities that will get the chance to follow the sextet to the wondrous realms of Manala, the underworld in Finnish mythology, on the second tour leg in April! Check out the dates below.

To get an impression of the backstage craziness at a typical Korpiklaani show, watch this exclusive behind-the-scenes video of last year’s Heidenfest tour: More...

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Korpiklaani Announces European Tour

In January and February of 2013, Korpiklaani will embark on an extensive headliner tour in order to bring both classic tracks as well new tunes off latest album “Manala” (reviewed here) onto the European stages. Support will come from Estonian fellow folk metallers Metsatoll. Dates are as follows:

30.01. D Essen - Turock
31.01. UK Norwich - Waterfront
01.02. UK Glasgow - Classic Grand
02.02. UK Manchester - The Academy
03.02. IRL Dublin - Button Factory
04.02. UK London - Underworld
05.02. F Colmar - Grillen
06.02. F Paris - Divan Du Monde
07.02. F Rennes - Antipode
08.02. F Cognac - West Rock
09.02. E Madrid - Caracol
10.02. E Barcelona - Razz2/Salamandra1
11.02. F Toulouse - Bikini
12.02. F Lyon - CCO
14.02. CH Solothurn - Kofmehl
15.02. CH Chur - Palazzo
16.02. I Reggio Emilia - Tempo Rock
17.02. I Turin - Combo@Suoneria
18.02. I Rome - Orion
19.02. I Treviso - New Age
20.02. SLO Maribor - Stuk
21.02. SK Bratislava - Majestic Music Club
22.02. H Budapest - Club 202
23.02. D Ingolstadt - Westpark

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Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2012 , Day 2

And then it was Saturday! Day two of Tuska again started a bit earlier then the hungover and tired festival goers may have wished but the drowsy vibes quickly vanished (though not the rain clouds) as the day started on a much folkier note. Tuska Day Two promised another heavy day of good music, good people and the summer vibe that has Finns and Non Finn's coming from all over to partake in the festivities.

First up today was Estonian folk metallers Metsätöll! I have been excited to see these guys for years now and it was with bated breath that I entered the photo pit this morning! And here I will be a bit blasphemous and state that Lauri (Varulven) Õunapuu is quite simply a god of folk instruments. Throughout the set he seamlessly switched from bagpipes, to flutes, and numerous stringed Estonian folk instruments. Each one was expertly played and gave the performance a mysterious lovely quality. The Estonian language is quite obviously similar to Finnish, and in fact singer Markus "Rabapagan" Teeäär wows the predominantly Finnish crowd (and presumably wins their hearts) by speaking to them in Finnish. It needs to be said: his accent is much better than mine. Metsätöll is one of those folk metal bands that clearly love what they do, and though the music is fun and foly as ever, there is a lovely mysterious undertone that lends one’s mind to thinking thoughts of dark forests and legends of old. More...

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Korpiklaani Announces North American Tour

Finnish traditional folk metal pioneer, Korpiklaani, has announced its headlining “Manala North American Tour,” which is set to kick off in late-August. Moonsorrow, Týr, and Metsatöll will accompany Korpiklaani on the run, which will come in the wake of the group’s eighth studio album, "Manala," due out August 14th on Nuclear Blast.

A full list of tour-dates can be seen below. To get a taste of the new album, check out the lyric video for "Kunnia" at this location.

Aug 25 Mexico, MEX @ Circo Volador (Korpiklaani ONLY)
Aug 28 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theatre
Aug 29 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Aug 30 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Aug 31 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Sep 1 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
Sep 2 St Paul, MN @ Station-4
Sep 3 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
Sep 4 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Sep 5 Billings, MT @ Manny's
Sep 6 Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
Sep 8 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Sep 9 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Sep 10 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Sep 11 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
Sep 12 Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
Sep 13 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Sep 14 Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
Sep 15 Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
Sep 18 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Sep 19 Buffalo, NY @ Club Infinity
Sep 20 Reading, PA @ Reverb
Sep 21 Springfield, VA @ Empire
Sep 22 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Sep 23 Worcester, MA @ Palladium More...

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Metsatöll Streaming Full Album

Estonian folk metal band Metsatöll are streaming the entire forthcoming album "Ulg." The album is due for release on November 1, 2011 through Spinefarm Records. The band previously released a music video for the track "Küü," which can be seen at this location.

Check it out the album stream here:

Metsatöll - Ulg by Spinefarm Records

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Metsatöll Posts New Music Video

Estonian folk metal band Metsatöll posted a new music video for the song "Küü," which appears on the forthcoming album "Ulg." The album is due for release on November 1, 2011 through Spinefarm Records.

The track listing for "Ulg" is:

1. Agu
2. Sõjasüda
3. Küü
4. Muhu õud
5. Kivine Maa
6. Rabakannel
7. Isata
8. Kahjakaldad
9. Tormilind
10. Ulg
11. Eha

Check out the video here:

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Rotting Christ Comments On Upcoming Tour

Rotting Christ has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming European dates with Samael and Finntroll:

"Time is getting near for the long time announced second part of Rotting Christ’s European tour within the framework of their last very successful album AEALO promotion. This time the band will honorably share the stage with great bands such as Finntroll, Samael, Metsatoll, Nothnegal, and is really anxious to see all you Metal Brothers and sisters in one of the following European destinations."

26 Nov 2010 Biebop-Vosselaar (BELGIUM)
27 Nov 2010 Turock-Essen (GERMANY)
28 Nov 2010 Romein Popodium-Leuwaarden (HOLLAND)
29 Nov 2010 Markthalle-Hamburg (GERMANY)
30 Nov 2010 Meir Music Hall- Braunscweig (GERMANY)
01 Dec 2010 Rockfabrick-Ludwigsburg (GERMANY)
02 Dec 2010 K17-Berlin (GERMANY)
03 Dec 2010 Hellraiser-Leipzig (GERMANY)
04 Dec 2010 Metal Meeting- Lichtenfels (GERMANY)
05 Dec 2010 Masters Of Rock-Zlin- (CHECH REPUBLIC)
06 Dec 2010 Wig Wam-Budapest-(HUNGARY)
07 Dec 2010 Kino Skina- Ljubeljana (SLOVENIA)
08 Dec 2010 Generali Magazzini-Milan (ITALY)
09 Dec 2010 Szene-Vienna (AUSTRIA)
10 Dec 2010 Backstage-Munich (GERMANY)
11 Dec 2010 Kulturfabrik-Kufstein (AUSTRIA)
12 Dec 2010 Z7-Pratteln (HELVETIA)
13 Dec 2010 Ninkasi Kao-Lyon (FRANCE)
14 Dec 2010 Salamandra –Barcelona (SPAIN)
15 Dec 2010 Heineken-Madrid (SPAIN)
16 Dec 2010 Phare-Toulouse (FRANCE)
17 Dec 2010 John Lennon-Limoges (FRANCE)
18 Dec 2010 Eindhoven Metal Meeting-Eindhoven (HOLLAND)
19 Dec 2010 Batschkamp-Frankfurt (GERMANY)

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Finntroll Announces European Tour Dates

Finntroll has announced a European tour with SAMAEL (Switzerland), Rotting Christ (Greece), Metsatoll (Estonia), and Nothnegal (Maledives). The tour dates are as follows:

26.11.2010 BE - Vosselaar, Biebob
27.11.2010 DE - Essen, Turock
28.11.2010 NL - Leuwaarden, Romein Popodium
29.11.2010 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
30.11.2010 DE - Braunschweig, Meier Music Hall
01.12.2010 DE - Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik
02.12.2010 DE - Berlin, K17
03.12.2010 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
04.12.2010 DE - Lichtenfels, Metal Meeting
05.12.2010 CZ - Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe
06.12.2010 HU - Budapest, Wigwam
07.12.2010 SI - Ljubljana, Kino Siska
08.12.2010 IT - Milan, Generali Magazzini
09.12.2010 AT - Wien, Szene
10.12.2010 DE - Munich, Backstage
11.12.2010 AT - Kufstein, Kulturfabrik
12.12.2010 CH - Pratteln, Z7
13.12.2010 FR - Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
14.12.2010 ES - Barcelona, Salamandra
15.12.2010 ES - Madrid, Heineken
16.12.2010 FR - Toulouse, Phare
17.12.2010 FR - Limoges, CC John Lennon
18.12.2010 NL - Eindhoven, Eindhoven Metal Meeting
19.12.2010 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp

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Demonical To Perform At Hard Rock Laager Fest

Sweden's Demonical has issued the following update about appearing at the Estonian Hard Rock Laager festival on July 2nd:

"We are thrilled to announce our first ever battle on Estonian soil, namely the Hard Rock Laager Festival in Vana Vigala on July 2. Finntroll, Rotting Christ and Metsatöll are some of the other acts on the bill. We will set the night on fire!"

You can find more information on the festival at this location.

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Metsatoll Comments On Album Sales

Estonian folk metallers Metsatoll have issued the following statement about the sales of their fourth album:

"Äio has sold over 13,000 copies in three months. The album, sung in Estonian, is available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands and other bigger markets, and up until today, already 7,000 copies have been sold in foreign markets. Local fans in Estonia have bought 6,000 regular or limited versions of 'Äio.' Also included in the results are the digital sales of both the full album as well as separate tracks. 'Äio' was released by the world's leading music company Universal Music's sister label, the metal-oriented Spinefarm Records."

Metsatöll's vocalist Markus Teeäär also added: "We are positively surprised at the sales figures, and also more convinced than before that Estonian audiences care about us as much as we care about them. The results from abroad, though, came as a true bombshell. It has to be said that were it not for the undaunted and hard work of Universal, we would not be seeing these figures now." More...

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Kiuas Announces U.K. Tour

For the first time in the company's history, three acts signed to the Spinefarm label will embark on a series of U.K. shows in tandem, flying the flag for epic heavy metal with Finnish five-piece Kiuas, folk metal with Estonian quartet Metsatoll, and power metal with Finnish sextet Celesty. Kiuas will headline all of the shows. The currently announced dates are as follows:

10/20 - Wrexham, Central Station
10/22 - Sheffield, Corporation
10/23 - Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
10/24 - Nottingham, Basement
10/26 - London, Underworld

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Metsatoll Updates Tour Schedule

Estonian metallers Metsatöll have announced they will be performing two upcoming June shows with Oort. Drummer Marko Atso commented:

"Metsatöll and Oort will unite their forces and will be playing full-length shows in Tallinn and Rakvere on the first week of July. We decided to start the summer together. Similar to the way Oort and Metsatöll fit together, the listeners of both bands have a common understanding of the worlds affairs. Knowing the good synergy we have had at our mutual shows, I believe that those who come to listen and see us will leave the show with a very good feeling."

"Since we have been doing the same thing since the beginning of times and shared stages with the same line-up, we are always glad to participate in something good," adds Sulev Salm, the guitarist of Oort.

The upcoming Metsatöll tour dates are as follows: More...

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Metsatoll Updates Tour Schedule

Estonian metallers Metsatoll will be heading out on a string of European tour dates in support of their new album "AIO." The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

3/19 2010 Presentation gig of Metsatöll’s new album "ÄIO" (18+) Tallinn, Estonia
3/20 2010 Presentation gig of Metsatöll’s new album "ÄIO" Tallinn, Estonia
3/24 2010 Metsatöll -Äio- Presentation Party Helsinki, Finland
6/13 2010 Kivenlahtirock Espoo, Finland
6/23 2010 Jaanituli Metsavenna talus Vastse-Roosa, Estonia
7/6 2010 Metalcamp Tolmin, Slovenia
7/23 2010 Sandels Rock `10 Iisalmi, Finland
7/31 2010 Kuopio RockCock Kuopio, Finland
8/5 2010 Wacken Open Air Wacken, Germany

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Metsatoll Announces Record Release Shows

Estonian metallers Metsatöll have issued the following update about hosting record release shows for their upcoming album:

"On March 3, Metsatöll’s fourth studio album Äio will see the light of day. The band will present their new album on March 19th and 20th in Rock Café, Tallinn. What makes these shows special is that during the band’s longest set ever, Metsatöll, together with the National Male Choir, will present both all of the new songs as well as the songs from the Raua needmine DVD. In addition, the two-hour show will include pickings from all the previous albums. When we were recording the new album with the National Male Choir this past autumn, the guys themselves suggested that when it’s time to present the album, they will come and sing as well. More...

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