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Finntroll and Ensiferum Heading Up Finnish Metal Tour
The Finnish cannot be stopped. The Finnish Metal Tour will return to the U.S. in 2011, and it will feature headline sets by folk metal madrigal makers Finntroll and Ensiferum. Barren Earth and Rotten Sound will serve as the support acts. Regardless of the geographical origins of the bands on the tou…
Finntroll Bring the ‘Mosh Pitting’
"Have you enjoyed all the Finnish bands tonight? Are you ready for some mosh pitting?" Finntroll frontman Vreth asked the people of Gramercy Theater on April 8. The band's New York City stop was the third of a full U.S. tour the band has embarked on...
Finntroll, ‘Nifelvind’ — Album Art of the Week
Finland's Finntroll releases their sixth studio album titled 'Nifelvind', on Century Media. Guitarist Skrymer -- whose real name is Samuli Ponsimaa and has done previous artwork for his folk-metal band -- designed the cover for this latest release...
Hard Rock and Metal New Releases — March 9
Congrats to High on Fire, whose 'Snakes for the Divine' sold nearly 10,000 copies its first week on shelves. That's nearly double what their last album sold in its first week, and this is their fifth studio album. It's incredible to see the band having forward progress deep into …
Finntroll Are From Finland, but Sing in Swedish
Trollhorn -- yes, Trollhorn, what do you expect from a band called Finntroll, after all? -- and his band perform the lyrics of their songs in the Swedish tongue, even though the band is from Finland, where Finnish is the native language. All told, the band doesn't fear that the use of a foreign…
Finntroll Love ‘World of Warcraft’
Role playing and fantasy games like 'World of Warcraft' aren't too far removed from a band like Finntroll. The band has a bit of a fantasy, otherworldly element to it, fusing metal and folk and a troll-like look. "Half of the band have been playing 'World of Warcraft&apo…
Age of Evil Relish Puking With Stars
For many new bands, opening for established acts can be nerve-wracking, but for Arizona teen metal bashers Age of Evil, being in the presence of greatness is inspiring. That's why the quartet should have no problem opening for the new all-star band Hail...
Finntroll, Century Media Announce Partnership
Due to their "unique, dark blend of traditional Finnish hoe-down music and folky black metal," Century Media executives are more than happy to welcome Finntroll -- easily one of the best nom de plume's in metal -- to the label roster. Finntroll's first official album for …

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