Death. Taxes. The appetite of Europeans for over-the-top folk metal about trolls. Some things are inevitable, insatiable, and incapable of being conquered by man’s attempts to surpass them. We think civilisation is a good few years away from developing technology and social compacts necessary to defeat the former two of those three, but the third? Tough tits – we’re going to help perpetuate that one by giving away a pair of tickets to the London date of Finntroll’s current European tour.
Finntroll is a folk metal band from Helsinki, Finland. They combine elements of black metal and folk metal. Finntroll's lyrics are mostly in Swedish, the only exception being the song "Madon Laulu" on Visor Om Slutet. 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" outfit. Despite several vocalist changes, this tradition has continued. Read more on Last.fm
Finntroll on Thrash Hits
February 23rd, 2014
Didn’t you hear? We all just survived Ragnarok. The latest instalment in the long line of ancient-cultures-predicting-the-end-of-the-world trend passed everyone by on Saturday night, and at no point did Fenrir eat the world, or Odin get into an almighty ruck with the Midgard Serpent. Ho hum.
And what better way to celebrate this ridiculous non-event than by listening to a load of Viking Metal? EXACTLY.
August 27th, 2011
Is there anything better than a Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page? Yeah, loads of things but you won’t find the best online festival coverage on any of them. You’ll find that right here. All our work from Bloodstock Open 2011 is going be linked to from this page (eventually), so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Interviews, photos, setlists, rumours, and who knows? – maybe even some tiny reviews – it’s all here. [Read more →]
August 14th, 2011
If you had never heard Finntroll’s music before, what subgenre of metal would you file them under? Yeah, you’re thinking of Scandanavian Folk Metal, aren’t you? You can’t fault Finntroll for not making it obvious, can you?
February 11th, 2010
22 February 2010
by Tom Dare
Folk metal: how divisive it has been. There are those would rather listen to the first Bring Me The Horizon record played backwards on out-of-tune guitars, than put on anything recorded by the violin-carrying brigade. Well, to all of those who fall into the former category, may I say the following:
Would you kindly crawl out from your own arse, have a listen to Finntroll’s latest album, Nifelvind, and learn to have some fun? As fun is what Finntroll are all about.