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Finntroll

Formed: 1997
From: Helsinki, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Finntroll News

Below is our complete Finntroll 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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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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Skalmold To Tour With Finntroll

Icelandic metal act Skalmold has announced upcoming tour dates in support of latest album "Börn Loka" (reviewed here). The band comments:

"Europe, we are coming - Prepare for an Invasion from the North! We are glad to announce that Skálmöld will be joining Finntroll and Týr in September/October for 40 days of touring around the continent. The Icelandic, The Faroese and The Finnish + Metal and Beer = The best party you will ever attend! See you there!" More...

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Carcass Confirmed For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise have checked in with the following announcement about confirming Carcass for the lineup:

"Only Your Dead And Lifeless Carcass Will Return! Please welcome Carcass with their new line-up with Jeff Walker on vocals and bass, Bill Steer on lead guitar, Daniel Wilding on drums and Ben Ash on guitar on board 70,000 Tons of Metal, the World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!

"Just imagine: In January 2014, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship Majesty of the Seas for 5 days and 4 nights.

"Book your cabin now at this location and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70,000 Tons of Metal!"

The first 14 out of 40 bands have been announced: More...

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Dark Tranquility Replaces Soilwork At Dong 2013

Germany's Dong Open Air 2013 will take place during this upcoming July 11th - 13th, with full details available at the festival's website.

Fans wanting to see Soilwork perform in support of latest album "The Living Infinite" (reviewed here) will be disappointed to know the band has now pulled out of the festival.

However, the organizers of the fest have announced Dark Tranquility will be stepping in to replace Soilwork. Dark Tranquility's new album "Construct" is due out on May 27th in Europe and on May 28th in North America via Century Media Records.

The currently announced lineup for the Dong Open Air fest features: More...

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First Bands Announced For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

Public sales for the upcoming 70,000 Tons of Metal 2014 will start Monday April 8th at 5PM EST. Are you ready for Round 4 of The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise?

As this will be the last time the cruise will be sailing on the “Majesty of the Seas,” the organizers have a very special treat for all you sailors: everyone that becomes a ticketed and paid passenger before July 27th, 2013 will be able to vote where they are going to steer that old lady.

The first 7 out of 40 bands on board have already been announced:

Dark Tranquillity
Death Angel
Finntroll
Overkill
Septicflesh
Soilwork
Symphony X

The festival will sail Monday, January 27, 2014 on the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, FL and will not return to the real world until Friday, January 31, 2014.

Ticket prices start at US $666 plus US $319 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24h room service! More info is available at this location.

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Keep Of Kalessin Announces Shows With Finntroll

Keep Of Kalessin will head out to tour Europe in May with Finnish folk metal outfit Finntroll. Details are as follows:

08.05.2013 DE – Berlin @ K17
09.05.2013 BE – Vosselaar @ Biebob
10.05.2013 NL – Dordrecht @ Bibelot
11.05.2013 DE – Cologne @ Live Music Hall
12.05.2013 FR – Paris @ La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
13.05.2013 UK – London @ Underground

Keep Of Kalessin also released the new video ”Introspection” at the Indie Recordings Label Night at the Inferno Festival, where Obsidian C. announced that he will take over as vocalist. Check out the video below. More...

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Finntroll Releases "Häxbrygd" Video

Attention humans! The trolls in Finntroll have put together another nightmarish visual escapade for the track "Häxbrygd," taken off new album, "Blodsvept."

To watch the video, visit Decibel Magazine.com or check it out through the player below. In regards to this video, the band comments: "This is what happens when you put bunch of mentally unstable trolls into a small space filled with fumes and power tools. Insanity."

For more info on the upcoming Finntroll album, check out our recent interview with Finntroll over at this location.

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Finntroll Streams New Song

The trolls in Finntroll return from the darkest depths of Finland to give us another preview of their upcoming human crusher, "Blodsvept."

The album will be unleashed upon the world via Century Media Records on March 25th in Europe and April 2nd in North America-- prepare for total domination and listen to the new track, "Mordminnen," below.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Blodsvept
2. Ett Folk Förbannat
3. När Jättar Marschera
4. Mordminnen
5. Rösets Kung
6. Skövlarens Död
7. Skogsdotter
8. Häxbrygd
9. Två Ormar
10. Fanskapsfylld
11. Midvinterdraken

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Finntroll Posts "Blodsvept" Teaser

Finntroll returns from the darkest depths of Finland to give us a preview of upcoming album "Blodsvept." The album will be unleashed upon the world via Century Media Records on March 25th in Europe and April 2nd in North America.

The album's official trailer is available below, and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Blodsvept
2. Ett Folk Förbannat
3. När Jättar Marschera
4. Mordminnen
5. Rösets Kung
6. Skövlarens Död
7. Skogsdotter
8. Häxbrygd
9. Två Ormar
10. Fanskapsfylld
11. Midvinterdraken More...

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Finntroll Streaming New Album's Title Track

Finntroll is back and ready to unleash the title track off of the brand new blood-soaked opus, "Blodsvept." Check out the song through Decibel Magazine here or in the player below. The trolls have come forth and exclaimed unto us:

"'Blodsvept' is the track that sets the tone for this new abomination of an album. This song is perfect for driving - Driving for your life, that is, while being chased by a gang of trolls, in a catapult, on a motorway! Pull out your sun-spectacles from your glove compartment and honk if you love blood and guts!"

"Blodsvept," which is Finntroll's sixth studio album, was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki while mastering duties were handled by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. Henri 'Trollhorn' Sorvali and the band produced the album, the artwork was handled by the band's own guitar player, Samuli 'Skyrmer' Ponsimaa, and even the production for the upcoming video clip will be the brainchild of the trolls...Because let's be honest, nobody knows how a Finntroll album should sound, look and smell better than the trolls themselves! Troll tested, troll approved!

"Blodsvept" will be released via Century Media Records worldwide on the following dates:

GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND /FINLAND / NORWAY /: Friday, March 22, 2013
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL: Monday, March 25, 2013
SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
SWEDEN / HUNGARY: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, March 29, 2013
USA / CANADA: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 More...

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Finntroll Reveals Artwork For "Blodsvept"

Finntroll has now finished recording the band's 6th album, "Blodsvept," which will be released via Century Media Records on March 25th in Europe and March 26th in North America. This album follows the 2010 release "Nifelvind" (reviewed here).

Recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, "Blodsvept" features cover artwork by the band's own guitarist Skrymer (who also did the artwork for the band's previous releases). Check it out below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Blodsvept
2. Ett Folk Förbannat
3. När Jättar Marschera
4. Mordminnen
5. Rösets Kung
6. Skövlarens Död
7. Skogsdotter
8. Häxbrygd
9. Två Ormar
10. Fanskapsfylld
11. Midvinterdraken

Catch Finntroll live:

20.06.2013 - Jaworzno @ Metalfest Poland
22.06.2013 - Clisson @ Hellfest
20.06.2013 - Jaworzno @ Metalfest Poland
13.07.2013 - Ballenstedt @ Rock Harz Festival More...

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Finntroll Recording New Album

Finntroll has officially started recording a 6th album at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki. The currently untitled follow-up to 2010's "Nifelvind" (reviewed here) will be released worldwide through Century Media Records in late March, 2013. In regards to this new album, the band comments via a studio blog:

"Combining our trademark sound with even more influences from non- traditional genres in metal music, we have created 11 songs which show you everything we want to offer. And boy, wasn't that one of the hardest tasks for some time. After all, how do you keep your sound fresh, yet familiar, after 6 albums and 15 years?

"At some point, we were afraid that the songs are not melodic enough. Then we started to fear they became too melodic. Then we let the songs rest for a while and molded them more in a way that the non-melodic stuff got something to hum with, and the cheesy pop songs were arranged more stripped and aggressive. We were confident, yet sometimes scared what will people think of the stuff we've been doing so hard. What if they hate it? That would be fine, but if they would hate it because the material was uninspiring, boring and done-to-death, that would be a huge disappointment. So, we kept pushing and tried to keep it fresh all the time, while still having the 'this has to be FINNTROLL because no other band sounds this insane' - grinning going on."

Curious how the new album really sounds? You can listen to some demo clips via Facebook here. Follow the band's studio blog here and stay tuned for more news coming soon.

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Metal Daze: The Metalcamp Diaries, Part II

... Continued from Part I...

TUESDAY 8/7

9… something… am. Or maybe it’s 10, or maybe I’m in Hell. All I know is that the sun has risen, transforming my tent into a “Bridge On The River Kwai” sweatbox and my sleeping bag into a dehydration cocoon. I’m marinating.

Cooking aromas. Eggs frying, a Mediterranean whiff of olive oil, the universal scent of black coffee. Subdued, slow-motion, hung-over camp chatter. An unfamiliar voice: “Mind if I drop in for a meet-and-greet?” Male, low and steady-pitched, Eastern European. Might as well get my ass moving and be social. Also, I’m starving again.

I peel away my constraints, fumbling, slippery, dazed. I unzip the door and gasp for breath. The open air feels cucumber-cool by comparison and prickles my skin.

With nature doing all the work around here, who needs an alarm clock? More...

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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

Check out the trailer and new Wintersun song sound bytes here: More...

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Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2012, Day 3

Day three was upon us, and the only thing that banished the gloomy weather was knowing that the day held a few favorites in store. For me at least due to a stubborn illness I caught only the biggest acts. With a healthy mix of folk metal, deathcore, and even some classically inspired loveliness Day three promised to be another rousing adventure in Helsinki for everyone who came out to enjoy.

Suicide Silence was the first act of the day. The energetic Americans started the day off with some epic stage presence and brutal death core that prepared our ears for what was to come this day. Usually I’m not into this genre, but these guys have the kind of energy that is contagious. Singer Mitch is unusually acrobatic for a front man and has the audience frantically headbanging and moshing as he seemingly defies gravity while singing.

Next up was everyone’s favorits cellists, Apocalyptica. There’s something about this band that just pleases everyone, form pretentious purists to the most brutal metal fans; these guys have a very wide fan base. Always impressive is the fact that these well trained musicians can get a clean sound from their strings, even despite the humid weather and rain which usually wreak havoc on acoustic instruments. It’s hard not to enjoy the enthusiastic act on stage when the music can go from lovely, to rageful from one beat to the next. Though I wouldn’t have dreamt it doable these guys run around, headbang and essentially violate their cellos with bows that drop horse hair all over the stage; all while emitting music that permeates the festival grounds with its torment. More...

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Finntroll To Record New Album

Finntroll has announced the band will enter Sonic Pump studio to record a 6th full-length album and follow-up to 2010's "Nifelvind" (reviewed here). Studio time is set to start during the second half of November, and the as-yet-untitled album will be released worldwide through Century Media.

Finntroll guitarist Routa states, ”So far we have pretty much half of the material ready for the upcoming album, so there's still a lot of work to do before we enter studio. We are very excited about new material and we believe fans will be too when they get their hands on this new stuff.

"And on this point we're still talking only about the demo versions of the songs. Can't wait to get to studio and hear how the songs takes their first breaths and actually come alive.”

The album's release date and additional info will be announced as they are made available.

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Metalcamp 2012 Trailer Posted

A new trailer for the upcoming 2012 edition of Metalcamp was posted. The even takes place from August 5-11, 2012 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The lineup includes the following acts (in alphabetical order):

Amon Amarth
Avven
Brezno
Doomed
Edguy
Eluveitie
Epica
Finntroll
Gorguts
Grand Magus
Hatebreed
Heathen
Inmate
Kataklysm
Korpiklaani
Machine Head
Madball
Morana
Napalm Death
Nile
Pain
Paradise Lost
Sabaton
Sin Deadly Sin
Sodom
Testament
The Black Dahlia Murder

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The Iniquity Descent and Graveborne

Following a rather hectic couple of days on the Spinefeast boat, I was lucky to be able to be alive enough to attend a rather unique show the following Friday. But, drawing inspiration from that determined spirit of Finnish Sisu, I stifled the headache with advil and corona and went on my merry way! At Dom Helsinki that night, there was a showing of the new Godseed DVD, recorded at Wacken (which is fantastic and every black metal listener should all go buy if possible) along with two black metal bands paying in support of the release, The Iniquity Descent and Graveborne. More...

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Hails And Horns Giving Away Free Summer Comp

Not new, but it's never too late to get free music: Like Hails and Horns on Facebook to download their 27-song "Screams of Summer Comp 2011."

The "Screams of Summer Comp 2011" tracklisting is as follows:

1. SUICIDE SILENCE – “You Only Live Once”
2. ARCH ENEMY – “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone”
3. JUNGLE ROT – “Rise And Revolt”
4. RED FANG – “Wires”
5. ROTTEN SOUND – “Self”
6. ALL SHALL PERISH – “Divine Illusion”
7. WARBRINGER – “Living Weapon”
8. AFTER THE BURIAL – “Sleeper”
9. AMORPHIS – “You I Need”
10. BLACKGUARD – “Firefight”
11. PATHOLOGY – “Code Injection”
12. OBSCURA – “Euclidean Elements”
13. RINGS OF SATURN – “Seized And Devoured”
14. THE FRANCESCO ARTUSATO PROJECT – “Gardens Of Yama”
15. PERIPHERY – “Frak The Gods”
16. CYNIC – “Wheels Within Wheels”
17. FINNTROLL – “Solsagan”
18. WORLD UNDER BLOOD – “God Amongst The Waste”
19. LOCK UP – “Life Of Devastation”
20. EXHUMED – “Funereality”
21. TOXIC HOLOCAUST – “Judgment Awaits You”
22. BENIGHTED – “Let The Blood Spill Between My Broken Teeth”
23. SEPTIC FLESH – “The Vampire From Nazareth”
24. DECAPITATED – “Homo Sun”
25. GENERAL SURGERY – “The Succulent Aftermath Of A Subdural”
26. WATAIN – “Reaping Death”
27. HAMMERFALL – “One More Time”

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Finntroll Video Interview Available

Thrash Hits has posted a video interview online with Vreth of Finntroll, which was conducted during the 2011 Bloodstock festival. Check out the interview in the player below. Finntroll was performing in support of the band's latest album "Nifelvind" (reviewed here).

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