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Below is our complete Trollfest 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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Pit Stories: Quadruple Conga Line

Tuesday has arrived and its time for another bout of heavy metal Pit Stories!

This time around we're going to hit the high seas for a tale from infamous floating festival 70,000 Tons Of Metal. Anyone who was at this show should give us a shout-out in the comments below.

The Norwegian folk metal maestros from Trollfest offer up our first Pit Story this week, with Dr. Leif recalling this tale of a quadruple conga line spontaneously forming across the ship:

Trollfest has had some pretty unorthodox pit action going. In addition to the classic wall of death and circle pit we have induced wall of hugs, circle of eight pit etc. The best story so far is what we experienced on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise this year. We played two shows, and we have the tradition of a conga line for the song "Solskinnsmedisin." During the second show, in the filled-to-the brim ice rink, four separate conga lines formed, all independent from each other.

The idea of a conga line is that you walk around, and eventually all these lines of people found in each. We were amazed as we witnessed this congregation of happy party people joining forces! The combined conga line went upstairs, downstairs, to the balconies, everywhere! Best conga line ever. Period. It will definitely go down in history, both with Trollfest and 70000 Tons Of Metal. Cheers.

Trollfest released latest album "Helluva" earlier this year, and you can check out two videos from the release below. More...

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Trollfest Releases "Trollachen" Video Clip

Norwegian folk metal act Trollfest issued a new video clip for the song "Trollachen" The song is lifted from the latest album "Helluva," which is available now.

Check out the clip here:

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Trollfest Introduces "Professor Otto"

Norwegian folk metal act Trollfest issued a video clip for the new song "Professor Otto." The song appears on the band's brand new album "Helluva" - which drops today.

The track listing for the album is:

1. This Is Just the Intro
2. Professor Otto
3. Spelunking Sisters
4. Gigantic Cave
5. Steel Sarah (see music video here)
6. Trollachen
7. Hen of Hades
8. Reiten mit ein Fisch
9. Fräulein Helluva
10. Kabaret
11. La Grande Finale
12. What a Good Idea
13. Don Gnomo Vega
14. Sputnik

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Trollfest Issues Third "Helluva" Trailer

Norwegian folk metal act Trollfest released the third in a series of album trailers for the upcoming new album "Helluva." The album drops on February 24th.

In the third clip (shown below), the band talks about the guest appearances on the record.

The track listing for the album is:

1. This Is Just the Intro
2. Professor Otto
3. Spelunking Sisters
4. Gigantic Cave
5. Steel Sarah (see music video here)
6. Trollachen
7. Hen of Hades
8. Reiten mit ein Fisch
9. Fräulein Helluva
10. Kabaret
11. La Grande Finale
12. What a Good Idea
13. Don Gnomo Vega
14. Sputnik

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Headline News

70000 Tons Of Metal: Line Up Complete

In exactly 9 days 3000 metal fans will be on board the 2017 edition of 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise.

4 Days, 60 Bands, 1 Cruise Ship and only 3000 Tickets – Round 7 of The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will sail February 2-6 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Labadee, Haiti on board the "Independence Of The Seas".

Haven’t booked your ticket yet? Click here to book now! Don’t wait, only a select number of Single Tickets and Private Cabins are left. You don’t want to miss this trip of a lifetime!

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"Helluva" Trailer #2 Available From Trollfest

Norwegian folk metal act Trollfest released the second in a series of album trailers for the upcoming new album "Helluva." The album drops on February 24th.

In the second clip (shown below), the band talks about the various instruments used on the record.

The track listing for the album is:

1. This Is Just the Intro
2. Professor Otto
3. Spelunking Sisters
4. Gigantic Cave
5. Steel Sarah (see music video here)
6. Trollachen
7. Hen of Hades
8. Reiten mit ein Fisch
9. Fräulein Helluva
10. Kabaret
11. La Grande Finale
12. What a Good Idea
13. Don Gnomo Vega
14. Sputnik

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Trollfest Issues "Helluva" Trailer #1

Norwegian folk metal act Trollfest released the first in a series of album trailers for the upcoming new album "Helluva." The album drops on February 24th.

In the first clip (shown below), the band unveils the album artwork (also shown below).

The track listing for the album is:

1. This Is Just the Intro
2. Professor Otto
3. Spelunking Sisters
4. Gigantic Cave
5. Steel Sarah (see music video here)
6. Trollachen
7. Hen of Hades
8. Reiten mit ein Fisch
9. Fräulein Helluva
10. Kabaret
11. La Grande Finale
12. What a Good Idea
13. Don Gnomo Vega
14. Sputnik More...

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Trollfest Unleashes "Steel Sarah"

Norwegian folk metal act Trollfest released a new single and video clip for the song "Steel Sarah." The song will appear on the band's upcoming new album "Helluva," which drops on February 24th. More information on the album is expected soon.

The band commented: "We are proud to introduce to you STEEL SARAH!! She is strong and feminine, brave and tender, stern but fair!! Follow her on her adventures as she slays the terrible evil snakes!"

The clip was directed and edited by Dr. Leif and Trollfest. Check it out here:

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Sarkom Streaming New Song

Norwegian black metal warriors of Sarkom debut a new song entitled "Previous associates, now as targets for the gun", taken from the forthcoming new album "Anti-Cosmic Art", which will be released through Dark Essence Records on December 2nd.

The new release features guest guitar contributions by Shining’s Peter Huss, Ronni Le Tekrø from TNT and Roquefire, and Trollfest’s Sagstad, as well as guest vocals by Alfahanne’s frontman Pehr Skjoldhammer.

Check out now "Previous associates, now as targets for the gun" below.

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Trollfest To Release New Album

Trollfest is gearing up to release a new album next year to follow 2014's "Kaptein Kaos" (reviewed here) and the band has also checked in with this year-end recap:

"So that’s it for 2015 folks! 2015 was a good year for us. It started great with two gigs on ??70,000 Tons? Of Metal, were we got to enjoy sun, sea, a fantastic ship and meet great people!

"We only did one tour this year, but in return, it was the longest one we ever did all around USA and Canada for over a month together with the awesome ??Korpiklaani? and ??Ensiferum?. A blast indeed!

"The festival summer was good. Big ones and small ones. Maybe the highlight were the main stage at ?Summer Breeze?. This was also the last show of our long time accordion player Manskow. We’re really sad to see him leave, but life goes on and maybe a new troll will find its way to this weird crew J All year through we have been working ion new material.

"We had a mountain of songs to choose from and we took 14 songs to the studio in December. Over New Year’s, we will continue the recording and release one hell of an album in 2016!

"Along with the new album coming out we are really looking forward to a hectic year of touring and recording and we’re looking forward to see ya all out there! Thank you so much for the support in 2015, let’s make 2016 a even better year! Happy New Year!" More...

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Trollfest Seeks Injured Fan

Trollfest posted this message online about seeking a fan who was hit in the head with a camera after a live show:

"Official apology! I dropped my camera from the second floor onto this guy's head after our show in New York!

"Camera still works, but poor Ubaldo Lopez has a bump the size of a tangerine in his head... I am so utterly sorry, brother!! Hope the free beers cheered you up somewhat! Btw. Could not find this dude on facebook, anybody know him? Hollah!" More...

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The 70,000 Ton Hangover

Can 21st-century metalheads ever be truly happy if they’re not bitching about something on the web?

The pointless arguments over bands’ music, which mostly boil down to matters of taste, are exhausting enough. And there’s a simple solution to dissatisfaction with a particular tour package: stay home and masturbate.

But complaining about festival lineups? Really?

I have some news for you, sport: the only Perfect Metal Festival Lineup, which exists only in an individual’s imagination, attracts an audience of one. Your Perfect Lineup is different from mine.

There needs to be a common denominator, a compromise. I don’t know about you, but when I’m not basking in my serene, elite metal knowledge via trve and righteous, smarmy and self-congratulatory screeds on Facebook, I actually enjoy watching a live show in the company of others. And in reaching the compromise to make that social event possible, everyone’s Perfect Lineup inevitably becomes less than perfect. Such is the transition from fantasy to reality.

In the process, like small children finally realizing that vegetables aren’t going to kill them, we learn that the reality is almost always better than the fantasy (discounting the fact that the latter doesn’t exist). MTV’s Butt-Head once mused on this very issue: “If nothing sucked, and everything was, like, cool all the time… how would you KNOW it was cool?”

At a several-day festival with dozens of bands on multiple stages, we NEED at least a handful of acts we know we can ignore. Otherwise, think of the immense pressure to be constantly on our feet, rushing back and forth, watching every equally important band with rapt attention. Even if possible, it would be simply overwhelming. We’d pass out from exhaustion and forget to enjoy ourselves. Plus, the truly special acts wouldn’t seem as special.

Last summer at Tuska Open Air in Helsinki, rather than bitch about the injustice of Bring Me The Horizon directly preceding Anthrax, I was grateful for the chance to relax and have a beer before catching a show by one of the Big Four. More...

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Ensiferum Announces North American Tour

Finland's Ensiferum announced a North American headlining tour with country mates Korpiklaani and Norway's Trollfest for this May. The tour kicks off on May 6th 2015 at the infamous House of Blues in Los Angeles and the band will be promoting the new album "One Man Army," which will be issued on Tuesday, February 24th by Metal Blade Records. Korpiklaani's new album "Noita" will be issued on May 1st via Nuclear Blast Records.

Confirmed dates are:

06-May-15 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
07-May-15 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
08-May-15 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
09-May-15 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
10-May-15 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
12-May-15 - Calgary, AB - Republik
13-May-15 - Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
15-May-15 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
16-May-15 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre
17-May-15 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
18-May-15 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
19-May-15 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
20-May-15 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
21-May-15 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
22-May-15 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
23-May-15 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial de Quebec
24-May-15 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
26-May-15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small’s Theatre
27-May-15 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
28-May-15 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
29-May-15 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Adds To 2015 Lineup

Four more bands were announced today for the 2015 roster by UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal. On board at the last minute: Florida hardcore act Adaliah, Florida deathcore act Dark Sermon and Swiss groove act GurD and German thrashers Exumer.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off tomorrow January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica and returns on Monday, January 26, 2015. The festival boards a new vessel, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival can be found at 70000tons.com.

Metal Underground.com has its team on the scene and will report on all the events in the coming days. Stay tuned.

The roster lineup is as follows, with only 2 more left to be announced:

1349
Abandon Hope
Adaliah
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Anvil
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Claim the Throne
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Dark Sermon
Destruction
Divided Multitude
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Enthroned
Equilibrium
Exumer
Gama Bomb More...

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Three More Bands Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal

Three more bands were announced for the 2015 roster by UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal: U.S. thrashers Whiplash, Brazilian groove masters Soulfly and U.S. legendary traditional metal act Riot, now known as Riot V.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off next Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Whiplash, Soulfly and Riot V join the previously announced bands below, with 6 bands still left to be announced:

1349
Abandon Hope
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Anvil
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Claim the Throne
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Divided Multitude
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Enthroned
Equilibrium
Gama Bomb More...

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Six More Bands Confirmed For 70,000 Tons

A six pack of announcements were handed down by UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal: Canadian metal legends Anvil, Norway's The Hate Colony, Irish thrashers Gama Bomb, Swiss thrashers Suborned, Australia's Claim The Throne and Florida death metal act Monstrosity.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off next Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Anvil, The Hate Colony, Gama Bomb, Suborned, Claim the Throne and Monstrosity join the previously announced bands below, with 9 bands still left to be announced:

1349
Abandon Hope
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Divided Multitude
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Enthroned
Equilibrium More...

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Three More Acts Confirmed For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced another three acts for the 2015 Roster: Colombian black metal act Thy Antichrist, Belgian black metal act Enthroned and legendary Chicago doom act Trouble.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off next Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Thy Antichrist, Enthroned and Trouble join the previously announced bands below, with 15 bands still left to be announced:

1349
Abandon Hope
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Divided Multitude
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Equilibrium More...

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Four Pack Of Bands Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal

UMC - the promoters for the World's Original and Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced four "newer or lesser known acts" (which over the years has heralded the fan created "Cripper Award" for best new band discovery): Jungle Rot from Wisconsin, Abandon Hope from Germany, Divided Multitude from Norway and, as a special treat, one of the most legendary South American Death Metal Bands - Masacre from Colombia.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Jungle Rot, Abandon Hope, Divided Multitude and Masacre join the previously announced bands below, with 18 bands still to be announced:

1349
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Equilibrium More...

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Two More Acts Announced For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

UMC - the promoters for the World's Original and Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced two more bands for the 2015 roster, Germany's Refuge - the reunion of the classic Rage lineup from from 1988-1993 - and Israel's Melechesh. Refuge's first official performance will now be on the world's largest floating festival, while Melechesh is on the brink of releasing its sixth album "Enki" on February 27th, songs of which will debut on the cruise.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Refuge and Melechesh join previously announced bands below, with 22 bands still to be announced:

1349
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Equilibrium More...

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Trollfest Digitally Releasing Anniversary Album

Trollfest has checked in with the following update about digitally releasing the band's 10th anniversary album:

"The new year has not yet arrived, but there is also some reason to party: We will release our anniversary album 'A Decade Of Drekkadence - 10 year anniversary' digitally on January 15th.

"The album is a self-released LP we brought out in 2013. Its a compilation album including some cover songs, b-tracks, early demos and acoustic songs. So far it has been available as a limited picture LPs, but this picture disc is now more or less sold out, so we will make the album available digitally.

"It will be the first time this album is officially released on a digital way. So make yourself ready and visit iTunes, Musicload or whatever from mid January on!

"If you are old school like us and love vinyl, make sure to get your hands on the picture disc before its to late at this location." More...

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