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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.
Trollfest is currently working on the band's fifth album "Brumlebassen," set to be released through NoiseArt Records. The band has now checked in with a video clip from the recording sessions, which is available below. You can also find Trollfest's previous recording update by heading over to this location.
Norway's Trollfest is currently recording a new album, and the band has now checked in with the following update from the studio:
"Today Mr. Seidel and TrollBANK manage to record a lot of acoustic guitar, trumpet, drum and flute. And it was all just super fast balkan melodies. As you can see from the pictures below, we are not kidding when we say super fast! It has taken us years and years and years of practice to achieve the technical skills to master these extremely fast balkan melodies. Speedy Ggonzales have been our apprentice and we hope and think he will be very proud when he gets to listen to our new speedy songs! All hail Speedy Gonzales and True Norwegian Speed Balkan Metal!!!!
"The acoustic guitar is also used to enhance the balkan melodies. Here you see Mr. Seidel in action, relaxed and enjoying himself, while recording the super fast and intricate balkan melodies.
"And just to prove to all you non-belivers out there, that there is really no effort for Mr.Seidel to lay down the fastest melodies known to mankind, he agreed on posing for another picture as well. The multitalented TrollBANK also recorded trumpet today for the super fast melodies. More...
Norway's Trollfest has checked in with the following update from the recording studio:
"Today is the last recording day in Strand studios for TrollfesT. We have just completed all of Trollmannens vocals, Mr. Seidels electric guitars, Psychotrolls bass and of course Trollbanks drums. Trollmannen celebrated with a burger.
"At the moment we are all enjoying Per Spelemans company and talent as he lays down his awesome vocals on some of our songs. He also has a really nice smile, as Manskow has proved by taking a picture.
"Mr Seidel on the other hand could not afford a burger today, so he ate some plastic that used to contain bakery goods but had unfortunatly been emptied before he found it. Between us though, my guess is he didnt notice...
"In this picture Manskow finally got to hold Trollmannens favorite lyrics-writing pen. This particular container of ink has actually written stuff for the last three trollfest records and we are all surprised it is not lost yet. Who the fuck has a pen for more than a week???? Apparently Trollmannen does. What a nerd!
"Now, it might seem like we are done recording the new album, but that is not the case. Now we are going into trollskogen recording studios (also known as our respective flats and apartments), and this is were it will go from fun to awesome for us. We are now going to record everything else that makes up a Trollfest record. That means choirs, trumpets, acoustic guitars, bouzoukies, tambourin, accordion, saxophones, oud, mandolin, banjo, violin, cello, mellotron, darbuka, djembe, Psychotrolls clean vocals, woodblocks, castanyetts, eggs, maracas, MORE COWBELLs of course, triangle, flamenco guitars, stupid shit we think of right then and there, some more guest vocals from some fine folk we know and of course have a truckload of beer to test out our music properly!! Wish us luck people, best regards."
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:
Milking the Goatmachine
Check out the trailer here:
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.
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...
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.
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!"
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...
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. And if your question is here, let us know who you are."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
3. Die Berüchtiges Bande
5. Der Sündenbock Gegalte
8. Jevnes med Jorden
9. En gammel Trollsti
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
3. Die Berüchtiges Bande
5. Der Sündenbock Gegalte
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.
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."