FINNTROLL

FINNTROLL BIOGRAPHY


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.

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, 2013. In 2014, the band released the live album Natten Med De Levande Finntroll ("Night of the Living Finntroll").

FINNTROLL ALBUMS

Blodsvept / 2013

01. Blodsvept
02. Ett folk förbannat
03. När jättar marschera
04. Mordminnen
05. Rösets kung
06. Skövlarens död
07. Skogsdotter
08. Häxbrygd
09. Två ormar
10. Fanskapsfylld
11. Midvinterdraken

Nifelvind / 2010

01. Blodmarsch (Intro)
02. Solsagan
03. Den frusna munnen
04. Ett norrskensdåd
05. I trädens sång
06. Tiden utan tid
07. Galgasång
08. Mot skuggornas värld
09. Under bergets rot
10. Fornfamnad
11. Dråp

Ur jordens djup / 2007

01. Gryning
02. Sång
03. Korpens saga
04. Nedgång
05. Ur djupet
06. Slagbröder
07. En mäktig här
08. Ormhäxan
09. Maktens spira
10. Under två runor
11. Kvällning/Trollvisan

Nattfödd / 2004

01. Vindfärd/Människopesten
02. Eliytres
03. Fiskarens fiende
04. Trollhammaren
05. Nattfödd
06. Ursvamp
07. Marknadsvisan
08. Det iskalla trollblodet
09. Grottans barn
10. Rök

Jaktens tid / 2001

01. Krig (Intro)
02. Födosagan
03. Slaget vid Blodsälv
04. Skogens hämnd
05. Jaktens tid
06. Bakom varje fura
07. Kitteldags
08. Krigsmjöd
09. Vargtimmen
10. Kyrkovisan
11. Den hornkrönte konungen (Rivfaders tron)
12. Aldhissla
13. Tomhet och tystnad härska (Outro)

Midnattens widunder / 1999

01. Intro
02. Svartberg
03. Rivfader
04. Vätteanda
05. Bastuvisan
06. Blodnatt
07. Midnattens Widunder
08. Segersång
09. Svampfest

LINKS

CONTACT

BOOKING AGENT
Dragon Productions GmbH
Rahlstedter Str. 92 a
22149 Hamburg
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LABEL
Century Media

PRESS CONTACT
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VIDEOS

Trollhammaren

Häxbrygd

Under Bergets Rot

Solsagan

MEMBERS

CURRENT

Samuli "Skrymer" Ponsimaa
guitar (1998–present)
Henri "Trollhorn" Sorvali
keyboards, guitars (1998–present; studio-only from 2004)
Sami "Tundra" Uusitalo
bass (1998–present)
Mikael "Routa" Karlbom
guitar (2003–present)
Aleksi "Virta" Virta
keyboards (2005–present)
Mathias "Vreth" Lillmåns
vocals (2006–present)
Heikki "Mörkö" Saari
drums (2014–present)

FORMER

Teemu "Somnium" Raimoranta
guitar (1997–2003; died 2003)
Jan "Katla" Jämsen
vocals (1997–2002)
keyboards (1997–1998)
lyrics (1997–2002, 2006–present; still writes lyrics for the band)
Mikael "Ancient Lord" Harju
bass (1997–1998)
Tomi "Grönt Helvetes Kungen" Ullgren
guitar (1997–1998)
Rauno "Nattvind" Raimoranta
drums, keyboards (1997)
Tapio Wilska
vocals, lyrics (2003–2006)
Samu "Beast Dominator" Ruotsalainen
drums (1998–2014)

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