"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2007
From: Vancouver, Canada
Last Known Status: Active


Trollband was formed in 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. After releasing one demo and opening for bands such as Finntroll, Tyr, Swashbuckle and Korpiklaani they are currently preparing to release their debut full length.

Latest Trollband News

Below is our complete Trollband 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.

Armstrong Metal Fest Announces Full Schedule

Armstrong Metal Fest is proud to reveal the full schedule for this year's 2016 line up that includes headliners Beyond Creation, Dayglo Abortions, Unleash The Archers, Archspire, Rivers of Nihil, The Zenith Passage and many more.

The fest is held in Armstrong, BC on July 15th and 16th at the Hassen Arena showcasing a high caliber of Western Canadian metal along with international touring acts. Follow event details and news at this location. More...

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Armstrong Metal Fest Launches Free Sampler

Armstrong Metal Fest has unleashed a free digital sampler entitled "Mountain Moshpit," featuring over 90 minutes of headbanging tracks from bands performing at this year's festival in Armstrong, BC on July 15th and 16th at the Hassen Arena.

Grab your free download of "Mountain Moshpit" right here or stream all the songs below. The full track listing is:

1. Beyond Creation - Fundamental Process 07:13
2. Bleed - Hate March Kill 03:55
3. Crucible of Scorn - Legacy of Demise 04:49
4. Cryptic Enslavement - Walking Despoilment 04:25
5. Dead Asylum - Ashes of the Saviors 05:32
6. Defiling The Nasma - The Arrival 04:45
7. Drop Dead Fred - Gripping Sands 06:26
8. Eye of Horus - Ghost Of Departure 03:55
9. Kataplexis - Existential Trauma 02:03
10. Leave The Living - Sink or Swim 05:24
11. Noire - Dark Reverence 07:42
12. Nylithia - This Far, No Further 04:58
13. Odinfist - Dark Eyes 03:01
14. Revenger - Blue Sky America 03:43
15. Saints of Death - Blood Vendetta 03:12
16. Trollband - Ravenous 05:52
17. Tyrants Demise - Gacy 04:49
18. Unleash The Archers - Tonight We Ride 06:25
19. W.M.D. - Thrash Attack 05:10 More...

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Armstrong Metal Fest 2016 Reveals Full Lineup

Armstrong Metal Fest is proud to announce Beyond Creation, Rivers of Nihil, and The Zenith Passage as the final additions to complete this year's 2016 line up featuring a powerhouse of bands from across Western Canada.

The full line up of bands is listed below with schedule of days and times to be announced at a later date. "This is going to be the best line up Armstrong Metalfest has ever had. We have worked hard this year to make ensure the talent is front to back awesome!" comments Jesse Valstat co-organizer of AMF.

Armstrong Metal Fest will be taking place on July 15th and 16th in Armstrong, BC at the Hassen Arena. Details and ticket info areavailable here. More...

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Shredmonton Reveals Full Band Lineup

Prairie Fire Events Ltd is proud to announce the full lineup for the official Farmageddon Open Air indoor sister festival Shredmonton Metal Festival and Conference, taking place from Friday, May 6th to Sunday, May 8th.

The event features more than 20 bands over the course of 3 days at The Starlite Room and The Brixx Bar and Grill (same building), as well as a multi-room industry based conference located at the Shaw Conference Center.

Tickets and full details are available here and the lineup will be as follows:

Friday, May 6, 2016 @ The Brixx Bar and Grill - $20.00

5:30pm - Guitar Clinic (Tylor Dory)
6:30pm - Drum Clinic (Tim Waterson)
8pm - Spruce Moose
9pm - Armifera
10pm - The Dead Cold
11pm - Every Hour Kills More...

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Armstrong Metalfest Announces Six More Bands

Already unveiling the first twelve bands for the 2016 line up, Armstrong Metalfest is now proud to reveal the next batch of groups for the event taking place on July 15th and 16th in Armstrong, BC at the Hassen Arena. The newly revealed band list consists of:

Apollyon (Kelowna, BC)
Entity (Winnipeg, MB)
Eye of Horus (Edmonton, AB)
Inverted Serenity (Winnipeg, MB)
Odinfist (Armstrong, BC)
Saints of Death (Vancouver, BC) More...

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Armstrong Metalfest Reveals More Bands

After previously revealing the first six bands last week, Armstrong Metalfest is proud to now announce the next batch of bands for this year's lineup taking place on July 15th and 16th in Armstrong, BC at the Hassen Arena.

The 2016 fest plans to showcase a high caliber of Western Canadian and international bands, which will include this year's best metal winner from the Whammy Awards taking place in Vancouver on February 12th.

Early bird pre-sale tickets are up here and the currently confirmed acts for Armstrong Metalfest 2016 are as follows:

Xul (Vernon, BC)
Trollband (Edmonton, AB/ Vancouver, BC)
Apprentice (Vancouver, BC)
Kataplexis (Calgary, AB)
Dead Asylum (Vancouver, BC)
Leave the Living (Red Deer, AB)
ArkenFire (Kelowna, BC)
Bleed (Edmonton, AB)
Black Wizard (Vancouver, BC)
WMD (Calgary, AB)
Slagduster (Grand Forks, BC)
Cryptic Enslavement (Nanaimo, BC) More...

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Trollband Streaming New Album

Trollband, previously covered in the folk metal edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, has now released new album "Samsara," which is the follow-up to "In The Shadow of the Mountain" (reviewed here).

You can download the album on a name-your-price basis via Bandcamp here or stream the songs below. The track listing is:

1. Blood to the Heartwood 02:58
2. Ravenous 05:52
3. River 05:26
4. Cavern 05:12
5. Wither 04:24
6. Throat of the World 04:30
7. Centuries of Sand 02:10
8. Roots of the Earth 05:49
9. Mortal Soul of Man 04:33 More...

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Trollband Posts New Album Preview

Trollband will soon be releasing details on the band's upcoming, as-yet-untitled album. In the mean time, Trollband has now posted a new song online titled "Blood to the Heartwood."

Check out the new track in the player below. For more info on the group, head over to the Trollband Facebook profile here.

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Unearthing The Folk Metal Underground Part 2

Each week with Unearthing the Metal Underground, we shine the spotlight onto three bands that may not have had a chance to hit your musical radar yet. This week we’re taking another look into a unique blend of styles that show how not every metal band has to scream about Satan or politics or personal struggles.

After previously looking at underground folk metal in general last year and then folk metal specifically from the Andes, we’re now delving into three bands that all share a love of Celtic and pagan themes, as well as a desire to mix traditional instruments with abrasive black metal or melodic power metal.

Whether you are looking for a night of fun drinking in a folk atmosphere, an in-your-face dose of extreme metal that draws from other influences, or even a more melodic and calm experience, these three bands show what Canada, Arizona, and the U.K. have to offer in the world of folk metal.


For our first trek into folk-laced metal we’ll take a look at Canadian act Trollband, which recently released the debut album “In The Shadow of a Mountain” (reviewed here). The band has now made the album available as a completely free download to get the music out to a wider audience.

In conjunction with the album’s review, Metalunderground.com conducted an interview with Trollband to discuss the band’s decision to give away the release and other topics, such as the many guest musicians appearing on “In the Shadow of a Mountain.” The interview is available for viewing here.

Splitting the difference between a harsher act like Finntroll and a more melodic band like Equilibrium, Trollband has plenty of symphonic black metal mayhem to keep the heads banging, even while a host of folksy sounds keep the music grounded in a more traditional style. To hear more of Trollband you can check out the band’s MySpace page, or listen to the songs “Heathen Blood” or “Nidhoggr” in the clips below.


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Trollband Giving Away Entire New Album For Free

Vancouver metal act Trollband has announced through its official Facebook page that it will be giving away the band's entire new full-length album for free. The debut full-length, titled "In the Shadow of a Mountain," was self-released by the duo of Sam Levitt and Matt Courtemanche in late April and can be downloaded by following the link at this location. You can view the album's track listing below.

1. Fire and Ash
2. Nidhoggr
3. Heathen Blood
4. In the Shadow of a Mountain
5. Warhellride
6. Regicide
7. The return
8. We live

Trollband's Sam Levitt commented on the band's decision to give away the album by saying:

"Due to the popularity of this album on blogs and torrent sites we just decided to give 'In the Shadow of a Mountain' away FREE OF CHARGE. We will print the album for physical copies at a later date but with giving away the album as a free download we hope that whoever downloads it from us will listen to it, enjoy it, and pass it on to others who may in tern listen to and enjoy it."

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Trollband Reveals New Album Details

Vancouver, Canada metal act Trollband, has revealed the details for its forthcoming debut album. The new album, titled "In the Shadow of a Mountain," will see its digital release on iTunes in early May, 2011. "In the Shadow of a Mountain" was tracked and mixed at Humanjerky Studios In Vancouver, British Columbia and mastered by Maxime Cote at Red Well Studios in Montreal. A new song from the album, titled "The Return," is available for streaming in the player below.

Here is the "In the Shadow of a Mountain" track listing:

1. Fire and Ash
2. Nidhoggr
3. Heathen Blood
4. In the Shadow of a Mountain
5. Warhellride
6. Regicide
7. The return
8. We live

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Trollband Announces Pagan Masquerade Date

Vancouver folk metallers Trollband have announced thier participation in the upcoming Pagan Masquerade festival taking place on June 19th, 2010 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. More...

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