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Finntroll Part Ways With Vocalist

FINNTROLL vocalist Tapio Wilska has announced that he's been asked to leave the band:

"With a heavy heart I bring you the following news: In a band meeting one hour ago I was fired as a singer of FINNTROLL. Reasons are many and for the most part private, but personal differences and lack of discussion have led my bandmates to doubt my commitment for this band. I believe this will be discussed widely in the following days and more info will undoubtedly be out soon for your viewing pleasure. I will only say the following: These past three years have been the best times of my life and I want to thank all the friends I've gained from this, crews past and present, supporters who came to our shows and shared the good and the bad times. I will always cherish you in my heart. Thanks for my now ex-bandmates for sharing this experience with me. Life goes on and wounds will heal. The future remains to be seen.

Thank all of you and see you sometime, somewhere."

Source: siN's Metal News

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1. RollMonkey writes:

I guess the vocalist could be easily replaced, he didn't do much for writing the music anyways, but he sure did play a big part in making Finntroll sound like Finntroll. I hope something good happens, it doesn't sound like the vocalist had any intention to leave the band.

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2. marcus writes:

that really seemed to have come out of nowhere. he had an awesome voice. hopefully finntroll does get back on their feet.

# Jan 30, 2006 @ 12:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. metalhead644 writes:

thats sad... hopefully he does something just as awesome and amazing as finntroll...

# Jan 30, 2006 @ 2:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. The Baron writes:

Aggreed.

# Jan 30, 2006 @ 10:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Rue writes:

I hope they continue on strong. I really want to see Finntroll before I die. Who wouldn't want to see a polka/folk/battle metal band???

# Jan 30, 2006 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Welkin Dischord writes:

=(

# Jan 30, 2006 @ 4:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. thadeus writes:

man these guys kick ass!

# Jan 30, 2006 @ 11:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Fenrir's Anger writes:

When I first became a DJ, Finntroll's CD Nattfodd had just been released to select places in the states, and my station was one of the few to get the cd. I was the first to listen to it, and was astounded by how awesome these guys were...they have very much influenced the music I've listened to since. It is a sad day indeed to see Wilska go, and I truly hope that he continues a project of his own. As for the rest of Finntroll, it would be a sad day for pioneering metal if they are not able to keep on. Best of luck to all of them, and I look forward to see what the future holds.

# Feb 4, 2006 @ 8:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. B-rad writes:

Wow, hardly ever does the frontman of a band leave.

# Feb 7, 2006 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Stagger Lee writes:

Whats happening in finland? Is sacking singers some new trend up there? if so, watch out Ville Valo!

# Feb 8, 2006 @ 2:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Jeremy Varao writes:

That sucks. I know a lot of bands in metal have similar sounding vocal styles but Wilska seemed like a perfect fit all around. Better than the original singer in my opinion. A shame.

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