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Latest Trollfest News

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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Trollfest Posts Video Teaser

Trollfest will be releasing a music video for "Solskinnsmedisin" later this week, and today the band drops a teaser trailer, which can be seen below.

The track comes by way of the "Kaptein Kaos" album (reviewed here). The full track listing is as follows:

1. Trolltramp
2. Kaptein Kaos
3. Vulkan
4. Ave Maria
5. Filzlaus Verkündiger
6. Die Grosse Echsen
7. Seduction suit no.21
8. Solskinnsmedisin
9. Troll Gegen Mann
10. Sagn Om Stein
11. Renkespill
12. Kinesisk Alkymi
13. Døden banker på

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Pit Stories: Trollfest's Figure 8 Pit

Tuesday has rolled around again, which means it's time to hear another Pit Story, this time from Norwegian outfit Trollfest. The band shares this story of a figure-8 pit breaking out in Austria:

Once upon a time in Austria, on the road with Korpiklaani, the trolls were trying to breathe some life into a slightly scattered crowd. It was time for “Der Jegermeister,” which is ALWAYS accompanied by a circle pit, usually of violent proportions. But there was no room! The concert hall consisted of several huge concrete columns of death!

The creative side of Trollmannen was let loose, and he went on a passionate rant that seemed to take on a life of its own. “Can you do it around the columns? We’ll have one there, and one over there.” Said the energetic frontman, pointing. The crowd cheered. “Fuck it, can you do it in a figure of 8!?” Trollmannen was inventing on the spot. “Allright, let’s do a circle-of-8 pit! I have to work on the name, but this is going to be legendary!”

Some hard core metal heads were already trembling with anticipation, wanting the song to start ASAP! “This song is called Der Jegermeister!!” roared the bearded Norwegian, and Trollfest went head first into one of their classic neck breakers. And yes, Trollmannen’s faith in the Austrian fans paid of and a fantastic 8-pit ensued! Some blood was probably spilled and some teeth left home, but it was worth knowing that we invented a new game to play!
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Trollfest Releases "Kaptein Kaos" Music Video

Norwegian folk metal act Trollfest a music video for the new track "Kaptein Kaos," the title track of the upcoming new release. The album iis set to drop on March 28th (EU) via NoiseArt Records and April 8th (North America) via Napalm Records.

The track list for "Kaptein Kaos" is:

1. Trolltramp
2. Kaptein Kaos
3. Vulkan
4. Ave Maria
5. Filzlaus Verkündiger
6. Die Grosse Echsen
7. Seduction suit no.21
8. Solskinnsmedisin
9. Troll Gegen Mann
10. Sagn Om Stein
11. Renkespill
12. Kinesisk Alkymi
13. Døden banker på

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Trollfest Posts Preview Clip Of "Ave Maria"

Norwegian folk metal act Trollfest posted a preview clip for the new track "Ave Maria." The song appears on the upcoming new release "Kaptein Kaos," which is set to drop on March 28th (EU) via NoiseArt Records and April 8th via Napalm Records.

The single for "Ave Maria" is set for digital release via all major digital retailers, such as iTunes, WiMP, Spotify, Amazon.com and others.

The band explains the song: "This song is about Kaptein Kaos who finds himself in Jerusalem with quite blue balls. He finds himself a young willing maiden and seduces her with a song. Nine months later the young maiden finds herself in a tricky situation with some serious explaining to do for the puritan village; luckily she is clever and claims the child is sent from God."

The track list for "Kaptein Kaos" is:

1. Trolltramp
2. Kaptein Kaos
3. Vulkan
4. Ave Maria
5. Filzlaus Verkündiger
6. Die Grosse Echsen
7. Seduction suit no.21
8. Solskinnsmedisin
9. Troll Gegen Mann
10. Sagn Om Stein
11. Renkespill
12. Kinesisk Alkymi
13. Døden banker på

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Trollfest Posts Album Trailer

Trollfest has uploaded a new teaser trailer for the band's upcoming album "Kaptein Kaos," which can be seen below.

"Kaptein Kaos" will be released April 8th in North America via Napalm Records / Noise Art and pre-orders are available at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Trolltramp
2. Kaptein Kaos
3. Vulkan
4. Ave Maria
5. Filzlaus Verkündiger
6. Die Grosse Echsen
7. Seduction suit no.21
8. Solskinnsmedisin
9. Troll Gegen Mann
10. Sagn Om Stein
11. Renkespill
12. Kinesisk Alkymi
13. Døden banker på More...

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Trollfest Announces New Album Release Date

Trollfest's latest album "Kaptein Kaos" is set in a fantasy world where an inventor goes on an expedition across time. According to a press release, the album has "given way to juicy rock grooves, rich melody lines, tango rhythms and more of the band's world music influence."

"Kaptein Kaos" will be released April 8th in North America via Napalm Records / Noise Art. The track listing is as follows:

1. Trolltramp
2. Kaptein Kaos
3. Vulkan
4. Ave Maria
5. Filzlaus Verkündiger
6. Die Grosse Echsen
7. Seduction suit no.21
8. Solskinnsmedisin
9. Troll Gegen Mann
10. Sagn Om Stein
11. Renkespill
12. Kinesisk Alkymi
13. Døden banker på More...

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Trollfest Reveals New Album Art

Fresh from celebrating the band's tenth anniversary and with two North American tours, Norway’s Trollfest is starting 2014 by announcing details an a sixth full-length album.

The thirteen-track album will be titled “Kaptein Kaos” and is expected to appear on NoiseArt Records on March 28th. Recorded at the dUb Studio in Oslo and at the “Trollskogen Recording Facilities”, the album was mixed by Endre Kirkesola.

Once again the striking artwork is by Swedish cartoonist Jonas Darnell and designed by Terje Johnsen, both long-time collaborators with the band. The track listing is:

1. Trolltramp
2. Kaptein Kaos
3. Vulkan
4. Ave Maria
5. Filzlaus Verkündiger
6. Die Grosse Echsen
7. Seduction suit no.21
8. Solskinnsmedisin
9. Troll Gegen Mann
10. Sagn Om Stein
11. Renkespill
12. Kinesisk Alkymi
13. Døden banker på

Like previous albums, ”Kaptein Kaos” is set in the fantasy world of Trolls created by Trollfest. It tells the story of the Kaptein Kaos, who, according to the band ”is an inventor who creates a time machine and goes on an expedition across time to see some sights, taste some stuff and have some fun in ways that are exclusively available to people with time machines." More...

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Trollfest Posts Paganfest America Tour Footage

Trollfest has posted a new Paganfest America 2013 tour video. In this episode, the band hits Baltimore, Philadelphia, Toronto, Montreal, Poughkeepsie, Worcester and New York. Check out the Manskow Productions-created video below.

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Alestorm Announces North American Tour

Scottish pirate metallers Alestorm are returning to North American shores this fall for a headline tour. The band will be taking Trollfest and Gypsyhawk along for the ride.

The tour kicks off November 11th in Santa Ana, CA and will run through December 5th in Atlanta, GA. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Alestorm released third album "Back Through Time" (reviewed here) in 2011. The band will be releasing a DVD this fall as well. More details are expected to be announced shortly. More...

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Trollfest Posts Track-By-Track Breakdown

Trollfest has released a track-by-track video breakdown for latest release “A Decade of Drekkadence,” which is a limited edition ten year anniversary picture disc containing new and unreleased material spanning the band's entire career.

Performing the voice over on the video are Eric & Mark Dow from American folk metallers Helsott, who were on the recent PaganFest America tour alongside Trollfest. The video can be seen below. More...

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Trollfest Covers Britney Spears In New Music Video

Trollfest posted a new music video for the Britney Spears song "Toxic." The song will appear on the a new 12" picture vinyl LP to celebrate the band's 10 anniversary entitled "A Decade Of Drekkadence."

The track listing for the release is:

A-Side:

1. På Beruselsens Vinger (new song)
2. Gods Away On Business (Tom Waits cover)
3. Toxic (Britney Spears cover)
4. Drekkadag (Drekkameratene cover)
5. Selvforherligende Vås (B-side from ”En Kvest For Den Hellige Gral” recording)
6. Drekkaekspedisjon (B-side from ”Brumlebassen”recording)

B-Side:

1. TrollfesT (På Veg Til Vorspiel) (Demo 2004)
2. Drekka Konkurransen! (Demo 2004)
3. Drekka Mer!!! (Demo 2004)
4. …Skogsfest… (Demo 2004)
5. Nachspiel In Ein Baum (Demo 2004)
6. Heimferd (Demo 2004)
7. Brakebein (acoustic re-recording)
8. Rundt Bålet (acoustic re-recording)
9. Karve (acoustic re-recording)
10. Gitarharding bromleskandinav (song from the Brumlebassen teaser)

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Trollfest Reveals 10th Anniversary Album Cover

Trollfest will be releasing a 12" picture vinyl to celebrate the band's 10 anniversary. The artwork is now available online and can be viewed below.

Long time Trollfest collaborators - Swedish cartoonist Jonas Darnell and designer Terje Johnsen -have pulled out all the stops for the picture disc, which illustrates a selection of characters created by Darnell for the band’s various releases, including the iconic metal duck from the “Villanden” album and the hellhound from the track “Helvetes Hunden Garm,” which has been a consistent crowd pleaser at Trollfest live appearances.

The 16 track album, titled “A Decade Of Drekkadence,” includes a completely new song, three covers, including songs from Tom Waits and Britney Spears, two b-sides, and the band’s 2004 demo which has never previously been released. Also included are re-recordings of acoustic versions of three of Trollfest’s signature songs. Each picture disc will include an email address that purchasers can contact to receive an MP3 download of “A Decade Of Drekkadence.” The track listing is as follows: More...

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Ensiferum Comments On Headlining Paganfest

Finnish folk metal merchants Ensiferum are pleased to announce their return to North American soil as headliners of the fourth edition of Paganfest America. The band comments:

"Finally, Ensiferum will to return to North America! It's been way too long since we shared wild Paganfest nights with our brothers and sisters across the ocean. We will not come to pillage your cities alone; it's a great honor to join forces with Týr, Heidevolk, Trollfest and Helsott for this once-in-a-lifetime tour."

Ensiferum will be touring in support of the "Unsung Heroes" full-length released in North America last Fall via Spinefarm Records. The epic jaunt will commence March 30th in Denver and pillage through 21 cities and includes a slot on this year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Fest in Worcester, Massachusetts. Support on the trek will be provided by Týr, Heidevolk, Trollfest and Helsott. Dates are available below. More...

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Paganfest America Announces Dates

The official dates for the annual Paganfest America traveling festival, featuring Ensiferum, Tyr, Heidevolk, Trollfest and Helsott, have officially been revealed.

The following dates are confirmed:

3/30 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
4/01 - Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live
4/03 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
4/04 - Reno, NV @ The Alley
4/05 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
4/06 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/07 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
4/09 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
4/10 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
4/11 - Winnipeg, MB @ Zoo Cabaret
4/12 - Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
4/13 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
4/14 - Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
4/15 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
4/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Note
4/17 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/18 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
4/19 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater
4/20 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NE Metalfest)
4/21 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre More...

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NEMHF 2013 Lineup Revealed

Promoter MassConcerts detailed the 2013 edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival's annual event at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass. The three day festival commences on Friday April 19, 2013, with a kick off event on Thursday, April 18th. The press release reads as follows:

"For the 2013 installment, the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL will once again overthrow the historic venue, The Palladium, in Worcester, Massachusetts, this year marking the 15th anniversary of the iconic weekend-long gathering! The festivities will commence with a pre-party on April 18th, 2013 and the three official days of the fest following on the 19th, 20th, and 21st.

"Commented the festival’s founder Scott Lee of MassConcerts: 'I am excited with how far we have come and am ecstatic for this to be on our 15th year! It has been a long, interesting journey. We always try to make it a memorable event and we really hope you all enjoy the festival this year.'

"With more than forty acts from all realms of the extreme music world already set to storm the two stages of NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV -- and with many more to be announced in the coming weeks -- the confirmed headliners for the event will include Hatebreed, Opeth and Suicidal Tendencies, as well as legendary thrash titans Anthrax performing their Among The Living album in its entirety, as part of their headlining spot on the Metal Alliance Tour.

"View the full list of bands set to confirm this year below. Tickets for the event will go on sale next Wednesday, January 16th."

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Ensiferum To Headline Paganfest America

Rock the Nation America is very proud to bring fans the 4th edition of Paganfest America. The lineup will include Finland's Ensiferum, along with the return of Tyr and additional support from Heidevolk, Trollfest, and Helsott. The tour is scheduled to kick off late March 2013 and will cover both the United States and Canada. Ensiferum comments:

"So finally, Ensiferum will to return to North America. It's been way too long since we shared wild Paganfest nights with our brothers and sisters across the ocean. We will not come to pillage your cities alone; it's a great honor to join forces with TYR, HEIDEVOLK and TROLLFEST for this once in a lifetime tour. See you soon folks!"

Dates for the tour are coming soon, and the tour poster can also be found below. More...

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Metal Daze: The Metalcamp Diaries, Part V (Cont'd)

... Continued from Part V...

2:00am. Beach Bar. So this is where it all ends. The final showdown.

Trollfest came on after Sabaton and played some lively little ditties, including the official Metalcamp theme, but after three songs, we were ready to call it a show. We dropped off all our shit back at camp, and now here we are.

Business is booming at the food stands and raging at the bar, and once again, the strippers are out in full force. We’ve found an empty table on the covered deck ringing the steep hill that meets the narrow beach.

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Trollfest Posts European Tour Footage

Trollfest has now posted a fifth video episode online from the band's European tour with Korpiklaani during Spring 2012. In this episode Trollfest return to France before continuing to Italy. The video was shot by Manskow Productions and can be viewed below.

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Wintersun Posts Song Snippets In Heidenfest Clip

Finnish metal act Wintersun debuted clips from the upcoming "Time I" release via the new trailer for the upcoming Heidenfest 2012 tour. "Time I" (shown below) is scheduled for release on October 12th, 2012 (EU) and October 19th, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast with "Time II" expected in 2013.

The Heidenfest 2012 tour features Wintersun as headliners along with Korpiklaani, Varg, Trollfest, Krampus and special guests extended shows. Confirmed dates are as follows:

+ SPECIAL GUESTS at extended shows*
FINNTROLL + EISREGEN (DE Shows) + ARKONA (NL Shows)

19.10.2012 DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle *Extended Show*
20.10.2012 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn *Extended Show*
21.10.2012 NL - Tilburg, 013 *Extended Show*
22.10.2012 CH - Pratteln, Z7
23.10.2012 CH -- Fribourg, Fri-Son ***NEW***
24.10.2012 IT - Bologna, Estragon
25.10.2012 AT - Wien, Gasometer
26.10.2012 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
27.10.2012 CZ - Prague, KD Vltavska
28.10.2012 PL - Krakow, Studio
29.10.2012 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
30.10.2012 DE - Berlin, Postbahnhof
31.10.2012 DE - Munich, Backstage
01.11.2012 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
02.11.2012 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall *Extended Show*
03.11.2012 DE - Giessen, Hessenhallen *Extended Show*
04.11.2012 BE - Antwerp, Trix

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Trollfest Posts Track-By-Track Video

Norwegian folk metal band Trollfest posted up a track-by-track video for the band's new LP "Brumlebassen." The album is due for release on August 24, 2012 through NoiseArt Records. " 'Brumlebassen' tells a story about one of the characters that inhabit the fantastical universe created by the band. This time the story is about Brumlebassen, the Bee Keeper, whose task it is to care for the bees and brew the Honey Mead that is much loved by the Trolls. Brumlebassen adores his bees so much that he would secretly like to become one of them himself and he is therefore depicted wearing a bee costume."

The track list for "Brumlebassen" is as follows:

1. Brumlebassen
2. Böse Tivoli
3. Illsint (streaming at this location)
4. Hevlette
5. Finsken, Norsken and Presten
6. Mystisk Maskert
7. Apis Mellifera
8. TrinkenTroll (see video streaming here)
9. Verboten Kjærleik
10. Bråk
11. Sellout
12. Rundt Bålet
13. Konterbier (Bonus Track)

Check out the track-by-track video here:

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