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FINNTROLL Vocalist Vreth – “I Don’t Really Like The Folk Metal Scene And Don’t Really Listen To This Music…”

Radio Metal has published an interview with FINNTROLL singer Vreth, admitting he doesn’t like the folk metal scene, and that he would never sing in Finnish. An excerpt follows:

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FINNTROLL: ‘Häxbrygd’ Video Released

“Häxbrygd”, the new video from Finnish metal marauders FINNTROLL, can be seen below. The clip was filmed a video on March 8-9. Photos from the video shoot can be found on the Facebook page of Soundi magazine (courtesy of Timo Isoaho). Continue reading FINNTROLL: ‘Häxbrygd’ Video Released

FINNTROLL Upload New Album Teaser Trailer

Finnish folk metal mongers FINNTROLL will release their sixth album, Blodsvept, in Europe on March 25th, and in North America on April 2nd, via Century Media Records. Recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, the artwork for the follow-up to 2010’s Nifelvind can be seen below:

Blodsvept tracklisting:

‘Blodsvept’
‘Ett Folk Förbannat’
‘När Jättar Marschera’
‘Mordminnen’
‘Rösets Kung’
‘Skövlarens Död’
‘Skogsdotter’
‘Häxbrygd’
‘Tva Ormar’
‘Fanskapsfylld’
‘Midvinterdraken’

Check out a new album teaser trailer below:

The album’s title track is streaming below:

Finntroll, who were recently confirmed for Germany’s Summer Breeze Open Air – which will take place from August 15th – 17th at its usual location in Dinkelsbühl, have announced three more European festival appearances for summer 2013. Their schedule can be viewed below:

June
20 – Jaworzno, Poland – Metalfest Poland
22 – Clisson, France – Hellfest

July
13 – Ballenstedt, Germany – Rock Harz Festival

August
15-17 – Dinkelsbühl, Germany – Summer Breeze

More on Finntroll at this location.

GRAVE Announce Australian Tour Dates

Stockholm, Sweden-based death metallers GRAVE have announced a string of Australian dates in March.

Confirmed dates for Grave’s Australian Tour 2013 include:

March
15 – Sydney, Australia – The Wall
16 – Hobart, Australia – The Grand Poobah
17 – Melbourne, Australia – Ding Dong Lounge
20 – Adelaide, Australia – The Squatters Arms
21 – Perth, Australia – The Rocket Room

Grave are among the acts confirmed for Germany’s Summer Breeze Open Air – which will take place from August 15th to 17th at its usual location in Dinkelsbühl.

Confirmed acts now include: AGNOSTIC FRONT, ALESTORM, AMORPHIS, ANTHRAX, ARCHITECTS, BENEDICTION, THE BONES, BURY TOMORROW, CARACH ANGREN, CLITEATER, DARK FUNERAL, DER WEG EINER, DESTRUCTION, DEVILDRIVER, DR. LIVING DEAD, DYING FETUS, EISBRECHER, EMMURE, END OF GREEN, ENSIFERUM, ENSLAVED, EVERGREEN TERRACE, EVOCATION, FEAR FACTORY, FEUERSCHWANZ, FIDDLER’S GREEN, FINNTROLL, FIREWIND, FIRST BLOOD, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, GRAND SUPREME BLOOD COURT, GRAVE, HAGGARD, HATE, HATEBREED, ILLDISPOSED, IN FLAMES, KNORKATOR, KORPIKLAANI, LAMB OF GOD, LETZTE INSTANZ, LONG DISTANCE CALLING, MARDUK, MERRIMACK, MOONSPELL, MUSTASCH, NACHTMYSTIUM, NEAERA, NECROPHOBIC, ORDEN OGAN, ORPHANED LAND, POWERWOLF, PRIMORDIAL, PRO-PAIN, ROTTEN SOUND, SABATON, SALTATIO MORTIS, SISTER SIN, SOILWORK, SOLSTAFIR, THE VISION BLEAK, TIAMAT, TRISTANIA, VADER, VAN CANTO, WALLS OF JERICHO, WE CAME AS ROMANS, WHITECHAPEL, WINTERFYLLETH, WITCHCRAFT.

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FINNTROLL – Three More European Summer Festival Dates Confirmed

Finnish folk metal mongers FINNTROLL, who were recently confirmed for Germany’s Summer Breeze Open Air – which will take place from August 15th to 17th at its usual location in Dinkelsbühl, have announced three more European festival appearances for summer 2013. Their schedule can be viewed below:

June
20 – Jaworzno, Poland – Metalfest Poland
22 – Clisson, France – Hellfest

July
13 – Ballenstedt, Germany – Rock Harz Festival

August
15-17 – Dinkelsbühl, Germany – Summer Breeze

will release their sixth album, Blodsvept, in Europe on March 25th via Century Media Records. Recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, the artwork for the follow-up to 2010’s Nifelvind can be seen below:

Blodsvept tracklisting:

‘Blodsvept’
‘Ett Folk Förbannat’
‘När Jättar Marschera’
‘Mordminnen’
‘Rösets Kung’
‘Skövlarens Död’
‘Skogsdotter’
‘Häxbrygd’
‘Tva Ormar’
‘Fanskapsfylld’
‘Midvinterdraken’

Finntroll recently issued the following comments via their studio blog: “Combining our trademark sound with even more influences from non- traditional genres in metal music, we have created 11 songs which show you everything we want to offer. And boy, wasn’t that one of the hardest task for some time. After all, how do you keep your sound fresh, yet familiar, after 6 albums and 15 years?

At some point, we were afraid that the songs are not melodic enough. Then we started to fear they became too melodic. Then we let the songs rest for a while and molded them more in a way that the non- melodic stuff got something to hum with, and the cheesy pop- songs were arranged more stripped and aggressive. We were confident, yet sometimes scared what will people think of the stuff we’ve been doing so hard. What if they hate it? That would be fine, but if they would hate it because the material was uninspiring, boring and done-to-death, that would be a huge disappointment. So, we kept pushing and tried to keep it fresh all the time while still having the ‘this has to be Finntroll because no other band sounds this insane’ – grinning going on.”

Curious how it really sounds? You can listen to some demo snippets here. Follow the band’s extensive studio blog here.

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(Thanks: Metalfan.nl)