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Finntroll is a folk metal band from HelsinkiFinland. They combine elements of black metal and folk metal. Finntroll's original singer, Katla, decided to use Swedish over Finnish since he was part of a Swedish-speaking minority in Finland and the sound of the language seemed to better suit the band's " trollish Var Finns Alla Tomtar Och Troll?
- Per Myrberg - En Säck Full Med Visor outfit. According to bandmembers Vreth and Skrymer, they took their name from an old Finnish legend where Swedish priests coming to Finland had an encounter with a wild-looking man who killed most of their party.
The survivors came back bearing the tale of the Finn-Troll. Finntroll's lyrics mainly deal with legends and tales revolving around the fictional Troll-King "Rivfader" and the trolls fighting against the Christians who entered their lands and spread their beliefs. A recurring theme is the story of two priests named "Aamund" and "Kettil". The first three full-length albums feature a rather short but fierce song about the two men who constantly get themselves into trouble with the trolls, only to get beaten up and mutilated over and over again by the wrathful followers of Rivfader.
To date, the band's discography includes six full-length albums, a live album and two EPs. Their newest studio album Blodsvept was released on March 22, A year later they were joined by guitarist Samuli "Skrymer" Ponsimaadrummer Samu "Beast Dominator" Ruotsalainen, keyboardist Henri "Trollhorn" Sorvali and bassist Sami "Tundra" Uusitalocreating the first stable line-up of the band. The band's first demo, Rivfaderreleased the same year. Their second album, Jaktens Tidwas released in The following summer, the band had their first time playing festivals in Finland and other countries.
The EP was recorded in early Januaryin a forest cabin near Helsinki. Visor Om Slutet was released as a mid-price EP and held rank on the Finnish midprice chart for several weeks. Although they had lost their last remaining founding members in this tragic event, the band did not Intervening Coma-Celebration - Grand Alchemist - Intervening Coma Celebration, but after some time decided to go on, touring Europe for two weeks, supported by the band Katatonia.
Guitarist Mikael Karlbom was hired as a replacement for Raimoranta. Also inTrollhorn stopped touring with the band, prompting touring musicians to be hired to fill the void left in his absence. Aleksi "Virta" Virta joined the band in an official capacity as second keyboardist in On January 29,Tapio Wilska, vocalist of the band sincewas fired from the band.
In a statement issued on the band's website, Wilska stated that he would like to keep the reason for his dismissal private. This fourth album put more emphasis on epic keyboard riffs with very loud but melodic guitar. Former vocalist Katla was brought in to write the lyrics for this album, and continues in this capacity with the band.
The last song contains an acoustic hidden track entitled Trollvisan which can be heard at minutes. It is commonly believed to be the installment's "Aamund och Kettil-Song", yet there is no mention of the two priests in the lyrics, the song rather refers to "de kristna" Var Finns Alla Tomtar Och Troll? - Per Myrberg - En Säck Full Med Visor Christians" in general.
The band has recorded a live performance for its upcoming first live DVD. A release date is yet to be confirmed. They have released their fifth album, titled Nifelvind Romance - Young Fathers - Tape One Winds"and Katla has again written the lyrics.
The progress on the album was recorded by Trollhorn in a studio diary. The band's sixth studio album Blodsvept was released on March 25, On May 13,drummer Samu Ruotsalainen revealed that he would be departing the band in July of that year; the parting was confirmed to be amicable by the band. Followers of the group have been waiting a long time for a live recording On October 31stBreakin Loose - Heavens Gate - Menergy band updated the cover photo for their official Facebook page with obscured numbers and currently being the only visible number.
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