With renewed vigor and a fiery new frontman, Finnish cult icons FINNTROLL crawl up from their clammy cavern clutching their fifth full-length Ur Jordens Djup, which was released this past spring. FINNTROLL will now bring their trademark blackened pagan folk metal over to North America on Sept. 18th for a massive fall headlining tour. See below for their complete itinerary.
The TROLLS have posted the eye-popping new video for the track, “Nedgang,” on their official MySpace page (http://myspace.com/officialfinntroll).
Under the guidance of producer extraordinaire Nino Laurenne, who has similarly assisted goth legends NIGHTWISH and AMORPHIS, FINNTROLL have crafted their most consistent concoction of cavernous chaos yet, including a 13-minute closer. The effort is drenched in atmosphere, with guitarists Skrymer and Routa creating a maelstrom of metal mayhem amidst the pull and sway of pagan polka.
The album marks a unique chapter for the band with a new vocalist who will be making his live North American debut in September. With former vocalist Wilska’s departure in 2006, the remaining members scoured their native homeland for a suitable replacement, only to stumble upon the like-minded and equally inebriated Vreth. After a few pints, a number of wild practice sessions and a covert initiation rite, FINNTROLL welcomed Vreth with open arms.
FINNTROLL Headlining U.S. Tour: 09/18 Crocodile Rock ”“ Allentown, PA 09/19 Jaxx ”“ Springfield, VA 09/20 B.B. King’s ”“ New York, NY 09/21 The Chance ”“ Poughkeepsie, NY 09/22 Mark’s Place ”“ Bedford, NH 09/23 Club Soda ”“ Montreal, QC 09/24 L’Imperial ”“ Quebec City, QC 09/25 Funhaus ”“ Toronto, ON 09/26 Peabody’s ”“ Cleveland, OH 09/27 I-ROCK ”“ Detroit, MI 09/28 The Pearl Room ”“ Mokena, IL 09/29 Station 4 ”“ St. Paul, MN 10/02 Studio Seven ”“ Seattle, WA 10/03 Roseland Grill ”“ Portland, OR 10/04 Slim’s ”“ San Francisco, CA 10/05 Key Club ”“ Los Angeles, CA 10/06 The Galaxy ”“ Santa Ana, CA 10/07 The Clubhouse ”“ Tempe, AZ 10/09 Ridglea Theatre ”“ Ft. Worth, TX 10/10 White Rabbit ”“ San Antonio, TX 10/11 Meridian Nightclub ”“ Houston, TX