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Trollfest

From: Norway
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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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Extremefest Trailer Posted

A new video trailer was posted for the 2012 Extrmefest to be held in Hünxe, Germany and Salzburg, Austria from July 4-7, 2012. The festival will feature over 70 bands, including the following:

Cannibal corpse
Exodus
Nasum
Asphyx
Suicidal Angels
Arkona
Destroyer 666
Whitechapel
Dornenreich
Milking the Goatmachine
Trollfest
Inquisition
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Hellish Crossfire
Eis
Disavowed
Hellsaw
Rompeprop
Benighted

Check out the trailer here:

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Trollfest Checks In With Studio Update

Norway's Trollfest has checked in from the studio with the following new album recording update:

"With drums, bass and guitar done by yesterday evening there are only vocals left for the next few days. Even this being quite on the way of completion with five songs all done and accounted for.

"Listening to how the album is coming together is an interesting process. Once you add an element, you don't really think it can get any better, but as soon as something more finally finds it's place the songs just evolve into greatness. Look forward fellow trolls, look forward."

To follow the latest info with Trollfest, head over to the band's official Facebook profile at this location.

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Trollfest Checks In With Recording Update

Norway's Trollfest is currently in the process of a recording a new album, and the band has now checked in with the following update via its studio blog:

"Today Mr.Seidel and Per Spelemann started recording the guitars. By the end of the day 3 songs were finished. This is by far the heaviest and most technical songs recorded by TrollfesT so far, but they are also the most catchiest!:D

"Now its back home for some much needed rest and a well deserved beer, will be back tomorrow with some more stuff for ya! In the meantime, you can enjoy a closeup of the fantastic TrollfesT guitar pick!" More...

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Trollfest Issues Recording Update

Norway's Trollfest is currently in the process of recording a new album, and drummer TrollBANK has now checked in with the following studio update:

"TrollBANK checking in from Strand studio where we at this very moment are finalising the drums tracks for our upcoming album.

"Its been four days of intensive recordings which has been very successful. This album contains the most groovy, extreme and funky drumming I have ever done, and it already blows us away.

"On Monday we start with guitar and it will be super duper fun! Cheers!"

A video clip of the drum recording process has also been posted online and can be found at this location.

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Trollfest Checks In From The Studio

Norwegian act Trollfest recently announced the band has begun recording a new album. The trolls have now checked in with the following update from the studio:

"Day two, and TrollBANK has proven to be super efficient. We are looking at at least six songs with drums recorded in just two days. This is not only according to schedule, but slightly ahead, even. It will probably prove useful later on. Of course, that TrollBANK is recording fast is not the only thing. He is also precise and laying down some really heavy stuff mixed with funk, blast beats, and whatchacallit.

"To listen to how the songs shape up just by getting proper drum-tracks is really rewarding. The drumsound we got kicks so much ass that we can't help ourselves from being superpsyched about laying down more stuff already!

"For now: Pats on the back to TrollBANK, our eminent superman behind the drums, fellow trolls! Stay tuned! The story continues tomorrow!"

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Trollfest Recording New Album

Norway's Trollfest will soon begin work on a new album, with a press release from the band stating:

"Work is set to begin this month on the fifth full-length album from Trollfest, the band that has eschewed musical convention by combining local folk sounds from its native Norway with those from the Balkans, and mixing them together with occasional melodies that could originate anywhere from the Latino countries to the Middle East, and topping it all with head banging metal and a generous dose of humour, in order to form their own genre of 'True Norwegian Balkan Metal.'"

The band will enter the Strand Studios on the 7th November to spend three weeks in the company of engineer Marius Strand to record drums, bass, guitars and main vocals, and then move on to Trollfest's own “Trollskogen Recording Facilities” to record the extra vocals, choirs, and instruments. Updates on the recording, including photos and video, will be available on the band’s blog at this location.

The album will be called “Brumlebassen” and as with all Trollfest’s previous releases will tell a story involving trolls and a certain amount of drinking. Without wanting to give too much away at this early stage a spokesperson for the band said that the storyline will revolve around a brewer called Brumlebassen who is charged with making the mead much beloved by the trolls. More...

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Trollfest Answers More Fan Questions

Trollfest has posted a second video clip online answering fan submitted questions, which can be found below. You can also check out the first Q & A clip here, or find Trollfest's recently uploaded "Karve" music video at this location.

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Trollfest Posts New Music Video

Norwegian folk metal band Trollfest have posted a new music video for the song "Karve." The song appears on the band's latest LP "En Kvest For Den Hellige Gral" released on April 29, 2011 on NoiseArt Records.

Check out the video here:

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Trollfest Answers Fan Questions

Trollfest has posted a video clip online answering fan-submitted questions, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:

"OK Trolls and Trollesses, you sent in your questions and here we have answered some of them. If your question is not here, don't worry, there will be more videos so keep the questions coming, just send them to info@trollfest.com. And if your question is here, let us know who you are."

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Metalcamp 2011 Video Report Available

2 Guys 1 TV has posted a video report online from the Metalcamp 2011 festival, which features interviews with festival-goers and clips of live performances. You can check out the video report below.

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Trollfest Metalcamp Footage Posted Online

Noise Art Records has uploaded footage of Trollfest performing "Legendarisk ØL" at Metalcamp 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia. You can check out footage of the performance in the player below. You can also find a previously posted video blog of Trollfest's time at Metalfest 2011 at this location.

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Trollfest Posts More Metalfest Footage

Norway's Trollfest has posted the third and final episode of a three-part video series about the band's trip to Metalfest 2011. You can check out the clip below.

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Trollfest Posts Metalfest 2011 Video Blog

Norwegian act Trollfest has posted the first in a three part series online chronicling the band's Metalfest 2011 trip. You can check out the first clip in the player below.

Trollfest also recently posted a music video online for the song "Die Verdammte Hungersnot," which can be found by heading over to this location.

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Trollfest Posts "Die Verdammte Hungersnot" Video

Trollfest has posted a new music video online for the song "Die Verdammte Hungersnot," which is off the band's album "En Kvest For Den Hellige Gral." You can check out the clip below.

A teaser trailer for the album is also available by heading over to this location.

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Trollfest Posts New Album Preview Online

Trollfest has posted a new preview online for its upcoming full length album "En Kvest For Den Hellige Gral." You can view the preview below as well as the album's official tracklisting.

1. Die Verdammte Hungersnot
2. Karve
3. Die Berüchtiges Bande
4. Gjetord
5. Der Sündenbock Gegalte
6. Korstog
7. Undermålere
8. Jevnes med Jorden
9. En gammel Trollsti

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Trollfest Announces New Album Details

Trollfest recently inked a deal with NoiseArt Records and booking agency Rock the Nation. The band has today previewed the artwork and track listing for the forthcoming album, "En Kvest For Den Hellige Gral," which is due for release in April. The artwork can be viewed here.

Commenting on the concept of the album and the artwork, the band had this to say:

"Just like our second album 'Brakebein,' 'En Kvest For Den Hellige Gral' is also a concept album, which this time centres on the story of five Trolls who set out on a quest to find the Holy Grail that will reputedly deliver all the Trolls from a horrible famine. Exactly how it will do this is not by some heaven sent miracle, but by providing an endless food source in the shape of the hordes of Christians who will come searching for the Holy Grail themselves! As you can imagine, this rather 'unholy' quest is a somewhat beer-fuelled, blood-soaked adventure in typical Troll tradition! And if you want to know what happens next to the brave questers, there is an epilogue in the form of bonus track on the digi pack edition.

"When it came to actually illustrating the story of our five brave and adventurous Trolls for 'En Kvest For Den Hellige Gralm' there was only one choice we could possibly make, and that was Jonas Darnell. Ever since he created the evil Iron Duck for our 'Villanden' album, Jonas has been bringing the characters of the TrollfesT universe to life through his art. It then falls to Terje Johnsen to design and put together all of Jonas’ wonderful creations into a spectacular package. Terje has been part of the TrollfesT crew since Brakebein, and his work has earned him the honorary title of 'Andy WarTroll'."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Die Verdammte Hungersnot
2. Karve
3. Die Berüchtiges Bande
4. Gjetord
5. Der Sündenbock Gegalte
6. Korstog
7. Undermålere
8. Jevnes med Jorden
9. En gammel Trollsti
10. Epilog (Bonus Track Digi Pack)

The track “Die Verdammte Hungersnot” from the new album can be heard on the band’s MySpace page at this location.

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Trollfest Signs With NoiseArt Records

Norwegian metal act Trollfest has announced its signing with NoiseArt Records. The signing comes in time for the band to release its forthcoming studio album "En Kvest For Den Hellige Gral." "En Kvest For Den Hellige Gral" is set for release on April 29, 2011 through its new label home in NoiseArt Records. The band commented on the signing by saying:

"Trollfest is massively pleased to be signing with NoiseArt Records for the release of our upcoming album, and with Rock the Nation as our worldwide booking agent.

"Since the very first moment they approached us, everyone at NoiseArt and Rock the Nation have shown an enthusiasm for the band that went beyond our expectations, and their plans to work together as a team to bring Trollfest to its full potential both as a studio and live band is something we are very enthusiastic about.

"You can't imagine how much we are looking forward to the release of the album, and even more so bringing the Trollfest ethos of great music and good fun to even more fans in a live setting.

"We raise our tankards to NoiseArt, Rock the Nation and all our fans, and look forward to embarking on the next stage of the Trollfest adventure together."

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Pantheon I Announces German Shows

Pantheon I and Trollfest are set to co-headline the Ende der Zeit Tour in Germany, which will run for six dates in December. Both bands are based in Oslo, Norway, and share the same guitarist, John Espen Sagstad, who will be doing double duty on the tour, but, as he says, "No one is going to turn down the chance to tour in Germany with a great bunch of local musicians, at a time of the year when bands and fans alike are getting into the holiday spirit." Also on the tour will be the German bands Finsterforst and Unlight, plus local supports. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

12/17 - Klangstation, Bonn
12/18 - Black Troll Winterfest, Eisenberg
12/19 – HSK, Cottbus
12/20 – TBA, Berlin
12/21 – TBC
12/22 – Rock It, Aalen

In related news, Trollfest has also just finished recording the band's fourth album "En Kvest For Den Hellige Gral."

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Trollfest Enters The Studio

TROLLFEST, the Oslo-based black metallers who describe their music as True Norwegian Balkan Black Metal, recently entered the Strand Studio in Oslo to record the band’s fourth full-length album and have released an update on the proceedings via a video. In what has become something of a tradition with TROLLFEST, the whole recording process is once again being filmed by Manskow Productions and the first update contains interviews with various band members, as well as clips from the studio that give a taste of what can be expected from the new album. The band will be looking for a new label to release the album. The video can be seen on the band’s MySpace page. More...

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Trollfest Posts Recording Footage Online

Norwegian folk metal band Trollfest has released two new videos from the recording sessions of their latest album "Villanden," which can be viewed below. The band issued the following statement about the videos:

"Well, let it be no secret that a creative effort the TrollfesT way is often fuelled by alcoholic fluids. To talk about this would not give you a fair shot at understanding the general idea. Given this starting point, we are finally prepared to show you, as we did on Brakebein, how our newest familymember "VILLANDEN" was made." More...

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