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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.
Finnish super group Barren Earth recently posted a teaser trailer online for it's upcoming North American tour dates. The band has now commented on the new shows:
"Hey everyone! Don't forget that Barren Earth will be going on their first ever tour of North America with Finntroll, Ensiferum, and Rotten Sound! Tour starts on January 31st, 2011 in Orlando and ends March 4th, 2011 in Raleigh. Please check the dates below for a show near you. And please be sure to click on the date on the front of our profile and RSVP with 'I'm going' so that if there are any changes in set times or venues, you will get a notification.
"Also, all dates were pre-entered with the start time of 8pm. This does NOT mean that the show actually starts at 8pm! Please check with your local club for actual start times. Many clubs did not have an actual start time when I entered these into the system, so I just chose 8pm. If any of you have additional information (like a corrected start time or a flyer for your particular show), please send a message here or post a comment and I will update it as soon as possible. Thanks much and BE will see you out there soon!"
The dates are as follows:
Jan 31, 2011 - Orlando, FL @ The Club - Firestone
Feb 1, 2011 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Feb 2, 2011 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner's Music Hall
Feb 3, 2011 - Tulsa, OK @ Marquee
Feb 4, 2011 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
Feb 5, 2011 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcats
Feb 6, 2011 - Amarillo, TX @ The War Legion
Feb 7, 2011 - Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
Feb 8, 2011 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
Feb 9, 2011 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
Feb 10, 2011 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
Feb 11, 2011 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Feb 12, 2011 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Feb 14, 2011 - Calgary, AB @ The Republik
Feb 15, 2011 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
Feb 16, 2011 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
Feb 17, 2011 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Osbourne Village Inn
Feb 18, 2011 - Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
Feb 19, 2011 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
Feb 20, 2011 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
Feb 21, 2011 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Feb 22, 2011 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Feb 23, 2011 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
Feb 24, 2011 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Feb 25, 2011 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
Feb 26, 2011 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Feb 27, 2011 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Mar 1, 2011 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Mar 2, 2011 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Mar 3, 2011 - Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah
Mar 4, 2011 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
Finnish folk metal veterans Finntroll has announced the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of Australia. The band will begin its Australian tour in March of 2011. Support on the Australian trek will come from Australian metal act Claim the Throne.
The dates are as follows:
March 24 - Brisbane, AUS - The Hifi
March 25 - Melbourne, AUS - Billboard The Venue
March 26 - Sydney, AUS - The Manning Bar
March 28 - Perth, AUS - Capitol
Mayhem has been confirmed tol perform at this year's edition of the Eindhoven Metal Meeting on December 17th, 2010. Other bands on the bill are Moonspell, Immortal, Rotting Christ, Severe Torture, Finntroll, Pestilence, Exodus, and many more.
The Eindhoven Metal Metting will take place on both Friday 17th and Saturday 18th, 2010 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. More information on the festival can be found through this location.
Rotting Christ has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming European dates with Samael and Finntroll:
"Time is getting near for the long time announced second part of Rotting Christ’s European tour within the framework of their last very successful album AEALO promotion. This time the band will honorably share the stage with great bands such as Finntroll, Samael, Metsatoll, Nothnegal, and is really anxious to see all you Metal Brothers and sisters in one of the following European destinations."
26 Nov 2010 Biebop-Vosselaar (BELGIUM)
27 Nov 2010 Turock-Essen (GERMANY)
28 Nov 2010 Romein Popodium-Leuwaarden (HOLLAND)
29 Nov 2010 Markthalle-Hamburg (GERMANY)
30 Nov 2010 Meir Music Hall- Braunscweig (GERMANY)
01 Dec 2010 Rockfabrick-Ludwigsburg (GERMANY)
02 Dec 2010 K17-Berlin (GERMANY)
03 Dec 2010 Hellraiser-Leipzig (GERMANY)
04 Dec 2010 Metal Meeting- Lichtenfels (GERMANY)
05 Dec 2010 Masters Of Rock-Zlin- (CHECH REPUBLIC)
06 Dec 2010 Wig Wam-Budapest-(HUNGARY)
07 Dec 2010 Kino Skina- Ljubeljana (SLOVENIA)
08 Dec 2010 Generali Magazzini-Milan (ITALY)
09 Dec 2010 Szene-Vienna (AUSTRIA)
10 Dec 2010 Backstage-Munich (GERMANY)
11 Dec 2010 Kulturfabrik-Kufstein (AUSTRIA)
12 Dec 2010 Z7-Pratteln (HELVETIA)
13 Dec 2010 Ninkasi Kao-Lyon (FRANCE)
14 Dec 2010 Salamandra –Barcelona (SPAIN)
15 Dec 2010 Heineken-Madrid (SPAIN)
16 Dec 2010 Phare-Toulouse (FRANCE)
17 Dec 2010 John Lennon-Limoges (FRANCE)
18 Dec 2010 Eindhoven Metal Meeting-Eindhoven (HOLLAND)
19 Dec 2010 Batschkamp-Frankfurt (GERMANY)
Finnish death metal act Decomposter has posted new studio footage online featuring the recording of the band's debut full length. Decomposter features Finntroll's Mathias Lillmans and Samuli Ponsimaa and have released one EP, "Futile."
You can check out the studio clip below:
Ensiferum has issued the following brief update about an upcoming live show in Mexico alongside Finntroll and Moonspell:
"Mexican show confirmed with Finntroll and Moonspell! For a long time, many fans have requested that Ensiferum play a show in Mexico. We are delighted to announce that Ensiferum will play in Mexico city for the very first time with Finntroll and Moonspell.
"The details of the show are as follows: 22.01.2011. Circo Volador, Mexico City, Mexico. We hope to see all of our Mexican fans up close and personal."
Mercenary has issued the following announcement about three upcoming live shows with Finntroll, Samael, and Rotting Christ:
"We're proud to announce that we will be playing three shows as special guests with Finntroll, Samael, Rotting Christ and more on the following dates. Show up for a a few oldies and a taste of the new album! Spread the news! Cheers."
The details are as follows:
12/9 Vienna - Szene (Austria)
12/10 Munich - Backstage (Germany)
12/11 Kufstein - Kufa (Austria)
Helsinki, Finland folk metallers Finntroll have announced the dates for their upcoming headlining run of North America. The tour, dubbed "The Finnish Metal Tour 2," kicks off on January 31, 2011 in Orlando, Florida and will run until March 4th ending in Raleigh, North Carolina. The tour also features co-headliners Ensiferum and support from Barren Earth and Rotten Sound.
"The Finnish Metal Tour 2" tour dates:
January 31 – Orlando, FL - The Club at Firestone
February 1 – Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
February 2 – Louisville, KY - Headliner’s Music Hall
February 3 – Tulsa, OK - Marquee
February 4 – Austin, TX - Emo’s Alternative Lounging
February 5 – Dallas, TX - Ridglea Theater
February 6 – Amarillo, TX - The War Legion Underground
February 7 – Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse
February 8 – Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
February 9 – Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage
February 10 – San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
February 11 – Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
February 12 – Seattle, WA - El Corazon
February 14 – Calgary, AB - The Republik
February 15 – Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
February 16 – Regina, SK - The Exchange
February 18 – Minneapolis, MN - Station 4
February 19 – Chicago, IL - Reggie Rock Club
February 20 – Detroit, MI - Blondie’s
February 21 – Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
February 22 – Toronto, ON - Opera House
February 23 – Quebec City, QC - Imperial de Quebec
February 24 – Montreal, QC - Metropolis
February 25 – Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
February 26 – New York City, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
February 27 – Worcester, MA - The Palladium
March 1 – Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
March 2 – West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
March 3 – Charlotte, NC - The Casbah
March 4 – Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
Rotten Sound will take part in “The Finnish Metal Tour 2” featuring Finntroll, Ensiferum, and Barren Earth. This four-week tour will kick-off on January 31st in Orlando, FL and concludes in early March in Raleigh, NC.
Rotten Sound has begun work on the follow-up album to 2008’s "Cycles," tentatively titled "Cursed." The brand new full-length will be mixed by Nico Elgstrand (Entombed) and is expected to see an early 2011 release date. Additional album details will be announced shortly.
The currently announced dates are as follows: More...
Finntroll has announced a European tour with SAMAEL (Switzerland), Rotting Christ (Greece), Metsatoll (Estonia), and Nothnegal (Maledives). The tour dates are as follows:
26.11.2010 BE - Vosselaar, Biebob
27.11.2010 DE - Essen, Turock
28.11.2010 NL - Leuwaarden, Romein Popodium
29.11.2010 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
30.11.2010 DE - Braunschweig, Meier Music Hall
01.12.2010 DE - Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik
02.12.2010 DE - Berlin, K17
03.12.2010 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
04.12.2010 DE - Lichtenfels, Metal Meeting
05.12.2010 CZ - Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe
06.12.2010 HU - Budapest, Wigwam
07.12.2010 SI - Ljubljana, Kino Siska
08.12.2010 IT - Milan, Generali Magazzini
09.12.2010 AT - Wien, Szene
10.12.2010 DE - Munich, Backstage
11.12.2010 AT - Kufstein, Kulturfabrik
12.12.2010 CH - Pratteln, Z7
13.12.2010 FR - Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
14.12.2010 ES - Barcelona, Salamandra
15.12.2010 ES - Madrid, Heineken
16.12.2010 FR - Toulouse, Phare
17.12.2010 FR - Limoges, CC John Lennon
18.12.2010 NL - Eindhoven, Eindhoven Metal Meeting
19.12.2010 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Thrash Metal band Exodus, among several other bands, have just been added to one of the most epic cruises of all time: the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise (Jan 24-28th of 2011). So far, eighteen bands out of the forty have been confirmed on the official site. The bands that have been confirmed are as followed:
Uli Jon Roth
Sweden's Demonical has issued the following update about appearing at the Estonian Hard Rock Laager festival on July 2nd:
"We are thrilled to announce our first ever battle on Estonian soil, namely the Hard Rock Laager Festival in Vana Vigala on July 2. Finntroll, Rotting Christ and Metsatöll are some of the other acts on the bill. We will set the night on fire!"
You can find more information on the festival at this location.
The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows:
Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
The Devil's Blood
Oceans Of Sadness
Finnish folk metallers Finntroll are presenting their brand new video for the song “Under Bergets Rot” from their most recent album, “Nifelvind,” which has topped several European charts in February 2010!
The organisers of Belgiums premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of eleven more bands to this years bill. Among the latest acts are American supergroup Hellyeah, Australian rockers Airbourne and British heavy metal veterans Raven. The other confirmed bands are Katatonia, Evergrey, The Devil's Blood, Eluveitie, Finntroll, Dark Funeral, 3 Inches Of Blood and Sylosis. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Video footage has been posted online of Finnish folk metal act Finntroll performing at the Peganfest at the O2 Islington Academy in London, England on March 8th, 2010. The video clip can be viewed below.
On the 31 Dec 1999, no planes came crashing out of the sky, nuclear bombs went off or microwave ovens tried to eat anyone. However, times were about to change and in the metal scene change was already well underway. Let us take a stroll through the decade in metal that was.
Many of the 90s big names like Emperor and Pantera prepared to give their last venomous scream dying off in the wake of ever diminishing interest in the metal scene that had plagued the 90s. In the year 2000 a band named “Limp Bizkit” came out with an album called "Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavoured Water" and in a storm nu-metal took over the public perception of heavy music, changing the face of metal irreparably. Although nu-metal had already been pioneered by Korn, bands like Deftones, Disturbed, Mudvayne and Linkin Park all had breakout releases in 2000. More...
Chthonian, the black metal act featuring FINNTROLL frontman Vreth, has posted a new song off their upcoming album on YouTube. Check out "You will not lie to me, Christ!" below.
Century Media has posted the trailer for Finntroll's upcoming album, "Nifelvind," on YouTube.
"Nifelvind" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland, and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The album cover artwork was done again by the guitarist Skrymer. "Nifelvind" will be released on February 22nd in Europe and March 9th in North America.
Swiss folk metal banmd ELUVEITIE has posted another new song off their highly anticipated new album "Everything Remains (As It Never Was)." The song, "Kingdom Come Undone," can be heard on the band's MySpace page.
Bandleader Chrigel Glanzmann comments, "Here comes the second song off our upcoming album we'd like to present you: 'Kingdom come undone!' One of our harsher tracks, where juggernautish riffs meet with onrushing folk melodies. And exactly the same furious character also lies in the lyrics. The song deals with Vercingetorix, a Gaulish freedom fighter who lived in the time of the Gaulish war. His endeavor was to unite the Gaulish clans. The song presents you a passionate speech, like he probably could have held it in front of assembled Gaulish chieftains.
In that sense: This is V... for Vercingetorix!" More...