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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 Announce Mexican Dates

Finland's FINNTROLL will play two shows in Mexico in October, immediately following the group's U.S./Canadian run. The details are as follows:

Oct. 13 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Circo Volador
Oct. 14 - Monterrey, Mexico @ Café Iguana

FINNTROLL's fifth album, "Ur Jordens Djup", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 91. The CD, which was recorded by Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, is the group's first release with new vocalist Mathias Lillmåns (a.k.a. Vreth; TWILIGHT MOON) following the departure of Tapio Wilska (SETHIAN, ex-WIZZARD, former session vocalist for NIGHTWISH) last spring. Lillmåns is reportedly 24 years old, and like FINNTROLL's original vocalist, Katla Mathias, is Fenno-Swedish, with Swedish as his mother tongue.

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More Bands Added To Finland's Tuska Open Air

The 2007 Tuska Open Air Festival is scheduled for June 29th - July st at Kaisaniemi Park in Helsinki, Finland. ISIS, MISERY INDEX, THUNDERSTONE, TURISAS, PROFANE OMEN are the latest acts confirmed.

Acts on the bill now include: More...

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Finntroll Unleash New Album, Post New Track Online

With renewed vigor and a fiery new frontman, Finnish cult icons FINNTROLL crawl up from their clammy cavern clutching their fifth full-length Ur Jordens Djup, which is set for an April 24th release (Century Media Records).

After many nights of drunken debauchery at Sonic Pump studios, where they certainly overstayed their welcome, Finntroll are proud to bring you another fine example of their trademark blackened pagan folk metal. The Trolls have posted the new track, 'Korpens Saga', on their official Myspace page; look for a video for the track in the coming weeks. More...

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Finntroll Set US Release and Tour Dates

After many nights of drunken debauchery at Sonic Pump studios, where they certainly overstayed their welcome, FINNTROLL are proud to bring North America another fine example of their trademark blackened pagan folk metal on April 24. The band has posted "Korpens Saga" on their MySpace page, a track taken from their forthcoming album Ur Jordens Djup online.

Under the guidance of producer extraordinaire Nino Laurenne, who has similarly assisted goth legends Nightwish and Amorphis, FINNTROLL have crafted their most consistent concoction of cavernous chaos yet, including a 13-minute closer. The effort is drenched in atmosphere, guitarists Skrymer and Routa creating a maelstrom of metal mayhem amidst the pull and sway of pagan polka.

Ur Jordens Djup marks a unique chapter for the band with a new vocalist who will be making his live North American debut in September on a full U.S. tour (see below for dates). With former vocalist Wilska’s departure in 2006, the remaining members scoured their native homeland for a suitable replacement, only to stumble upon the like-minded and equally inebriated Vreth. After a few pints, a number of wild practice sessions, and a covert initiation rite, FINNTROLL welcomed Vreth with open arms.

Here is FINNTROLL's Headlining US Tour schedule: More...

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Finntroll Post New Song Online

FINNTROLL will release their new album, Ur Jordens Djup, through Century Media in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Benelux on March 30th. A track from the album, 'Korpens Saga', is currently available online at the following locations: Century Media artist page and Century Media Germany’s Myspace.

Recorded in September 2006 at Helsinki’s Sonic Pump Studios, Ur Jordens Djup marks the first Finntroll studio recording with new vocalist Mathias "Vreth" Lillmåns.

The tracklist is as follows: 'Gryning', 'Sång', 'Korpens Saga', 'Nedgång', 'Ur Djupet', 'Slagbröder', 'En Mäktig Här', 'Ormhäxan', 'Maktens Spira', 'Under Två Runor', 'Kvällning'.

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Chthonian First Video Available

CHTHONIAN, the black metal act featuring FINNTROLL frontman Vreth - better known outside the band as Mathias Lillmåns - have uploaded the video for Thirteen, taken from their forthcoming debut "Of Beatings And The Silence In Between". Go to this location to check it out. Audio samples are also available at the same location. More...

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Finntroll Post New Album Sample

FINNTROLL have posted a teaser sample from their upcoming album at their official website. "Ur Jordens Djup", due out later this month, features the following tracks: More...

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Finntroll Release More Tour Dates

More dates have been released for FINNTROLL’s highly anticipated return to North America later this year:

September 18 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
September 19 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 20 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
September 21 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
September 22 - Bedford, NH @ Mark’s Showplace
September 23 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
September 24 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
September 25 - Toronto, ON @ Funhaus
September 26 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
September 27 - Detroit, MI @ I-Rock
September 28 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
September 29 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
October 2 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
October 3 - Portland, OR @ Roseland
October 4 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
October 5 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
October 6 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater
October 7 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
October 8 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch pad
October 9 - Ft Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
October 10 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
October 11 - Houston, TX @ Meridian

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Finntroll Release More Tour Dates

More dates have been released for FINNTROLL's highly anticipated return to North America:

September 19 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 20 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
September 21 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
September 29 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
October 10 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
October 11 - Houston, TX @ Meridian

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Finntroll Release First North American Tour Date

Finland's FINNTROLL have announced the first date for their highly anticipated return to North America:

September 19 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

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Finntroll To Release New Album In March

Spinefarm Records has set a March 28 Finnish release date for the fifth album from FINNTROLL, entitled "Ur Jordens Djup" ("From the Depths of the Earth"). The CD, which was recorded by Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, will be the group's first release with new vocalist Mathias Lillmåns (a.k.a. Vreth; Twilight Moon) following the departure of Tapio Wilska (Sethian, ex-Wizzard) last spring. Lillmåns is reportedly 24 years old, and like FINNTROLL's original vocalist, Katla Mathias, is Fenno-Swedish, with Swedish as his mother tongue.

"Ur Jordens Djup" track listing: More...

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Finntroll Confirmed For Summer Breeze Festival

FINNTROLL has been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

AMON AMARTH
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
COMMUNIC
CREMATORY
DARK FUNERAL
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
DORNENREICH
DORO
EISBRECHER
FEAR MY THOUGHTS
FINNTROLL
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR
HELRUNAR
HEVEIN
ILLDISPOSED
IMMOLATION
IN EXTREMO
KEEP OF KALESSIN
KRYPTERIA
MOONSORROW
NECROPHOBIC
SAMSAS TRAUM
SECRETS OF THE MOON
SIRENIA
TANKARD
TANZWUT

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Machine Men Added to Earthshaker Roadshock Tour

MACHINE MEN have just been confirmed for the Earthshaker Roadshock Tour 2007 which kicks off towards the end of April, prior to that the band will delight their Finnish fans with a number of shows:

MACHINE MEN Live:

26.01.2007 Levi (FI) @ Hulluporock
27.01.2007 Levi (FI) @ Hulluporock
09.03.2007 Kuopio (FI) @ Henry's Pub
16.03.2007 Lahti (FI) @ Nightlife
17.03.2007 Oulu (FI) @ Teatria
23.03.2007 Jyvaeskylae (FI) @ Lutakko
24.03.2007 Helsinki (FI) @ Tavastia
28.03.2007 Tampere (FI) @ Klubi
29.03.2007 Turku (FI) @ Klubi
30.03.2007 Mikkeli (FI) @ Vaakuna
31.03.2007 Salo (FI) @ Bar Maksim

Earthshaker Road Shock Tour 2007 with Finntroll, After Forever, Tarot, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, All Ends

27.04.2007 Antwerpen (B) @ Hof Ter Lo
28.04.2007 Osnabrueck (D) @ Halle Gartlage
29.04.2007 Hamburg (D) @ Markthalle
30.04.2007 Adelsheim (D) @ Live Factory
01.05.2007 Berlin (D) @ Postbahnhof
02.05.2007 Muenchen (D) @ Backstage
03.05.2007 Frankfurt (D) @ Batschkapp
04.05.2007 Nürnberg (D) @ Hirsch
05.05.2007 Wien (AT) @ Planet Music
06.05.2007 Padova (I) @ Sottosopra Est
07.05.2007 Pratteln (CH) @ Z 7
08.05.2007 Essen (D) @ Zeche Carl
09.05.2007 Saarbruecken (D) @ Garage
10.05.2007 London (UK) @ Scala
11.05.2007 Heerhugowaard (NL) @ De Waerdsetempel
12.05.2007 Strasbourg (F) @ La Laiterie
13.05.2007 Paris (F) @ Locomotive

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Finntroll Finishing Work On New Album

According to Spinefarm Records, FINNTROLL is finishing work on their new, as-yet-untitled studio album. A March 2007 release has been set and it will feature the debut of new vocalist Mathias "Vreth" Lillmåns. The band have described the album as "disturbed but catchy as hell". A massive tour is due to follow the album release.

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Bang Your Head Festival Line Up Announced

The Bang Your Head festival has confirmed the following bands:

Edguy
Nazareth
Finntroll
Thunder
Brainstorm
Mercenary
Mystic Prophecy

The Bang Your Head festival is a 2 day music festival that takes place in Balingen, Germany. The festival has been in exisistance since 1996.

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Former Finntroll Singer Joins Soulgrind

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), has announced the addition of former FINNTROLL singer Tapio Wilska as its new bassist. "We had our wild welcome party last Saturday and everybody is still in the state of shaking shock," reads a statement from the group. "Wet, wild and loud it was."

SOULGRIND recently entered D studio to begin recording their eighth album, "Pakana", for an October/November release. "Pakana" is the follow-up to "The Origins of the Paganblood", which was issued in January 2005 via France's Holy Records.

"Pakana" track listing (not final sequence):

01. Under The Cloud Of Gloom
02. Northbound Reverend
03. Pakana
04. Against The Grain
05. The Path Of Screams
06. Frost Shines Blue
07. Through The Gates Of Desperation
08. The Second Over Tuoni's Realm
09. As Bronze May Be Much Beautified
10. Wheel
11. The Soul Of The Battle
12. Lost Gardens Beyond The Sunset More...

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Sodom and Finntroll Announced For End Of Dayz Fest

SODOM and FINNTROLL have been confirmed for the End of 2006 Dayz festival, set to take place Decemebr 29-31 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. The festival billing is shapimng up as follows:

SODOM
FINNTROLL
UNREST
MYSTIC CIRCLE
LEGION OF THE DAMNED

More bands will be announced soon.

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Finntroll Enter Studio In September

Finland's FINNTROLL are scheduled to enter the studio in late September to begin recording the follow-up to 2004's "Nattfödd", tentatively due in early 2007. The upcoming CD will mark the band's first release with new singer Vreth, who replaced previous frontman Tapio Wilska (SETHIAN, ex-WIZZARD, former session vocalist for NIGHTWISH) this past spring.

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Finntroll Update Summer Festival Schedule

FINNTROLL have updated their summer festival schedule for Europe. It is now as follows:

July
12 - Rockmaraton in Budapest, Hungary
16 - Evolution Festival in Brescia, Italy
28 - Metalway Festival in Gernika, Spain

August
4 - Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany
17 - Summer Breeze Festival in Abtsgmünd, Germany

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Finntroll To Announce Vocalist When Time Is Right

Finland's FINNTROLL have posted the following message on their official web site:

"Yes, FINNTROLL shall molest Europe throughout the summer at various festivals like: Wacken, Summer Breeze, Sauna Open Air (only show in Finland this year) and few others. We have a replacement for [vocalist] Wilska and we are very anxious to introduce this new face to you all...so don't worry. We will release OFFICIAL statement about this matter when we feel the time is RIGHT, so little patience please. At the moment things are quite hectic over here as we are working on new album, which will be (hopefully) released early next year."

FINNTROLL have secured the services of TWILIGHT MOON frontman Mathias Lillm?ns as the group's new lead singer. Lillm?ns is reportedly 23 years old, and like FINNTROLL's original vocalist, Katla Mathias, is Fenno-Swedish, with Swedish as his mother tongue.

FINNTROLL parted ways with frontman Tapio Wilska (SETHIAN, WIZZARD, former session vocalist for NIGHTWISH) in January after "reach[ing] a situation in which we [found] it impossible to continue FINNTROLL" with their previous vocalist, according to a statement issued by the group a short time after the split.

FINNTROLL in January completed a short North American tour with German thrashers SODOM. The band's next live appearance is scheduled for June 4 at the Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

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