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, â€œNedgang,â€ 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 Wilskaâ€™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 â€“ Allentown, PA
09/19 Jaxx â€“ Springfield, VA
09/20 B.B. Kingâ€™s â€“ New York, NY
09/21 The Chance â€“ Poughkeepsie, NY
09/22 Markâ€™s Place â€“ Bedford, NH
09/23 Club Soda â€“ Montreal, QC
09/24 Lâ€™Imperial â€“ Quebec City, QC
09/25 Funhaus â€“ Toronto, ON
09/26 Peabodyâ€™s â€“ Cleveland, OH
09/27 I-ROCK â€“ Detroit, MI
09/28 The Pearl Room â€“ Mokena, IL
09/29 Station 4 â€“ St. Paul, MN
10/02 Studio Seven â€“ Seattle, WA
10/03 Roseland Grill â€“ Portland, OR
10/04 Slimâ€™s â€“ San Francisco, CA
10/05 Key Club â€“ Los Angeles, CA
10/06 The Galaxy â€“ Santa Ana, CA
10/07 The Clubhouse â€“ Tempe, AZ
10/09 Ridglea Theatre â€“ Ft. Worth, TX
10/10 White Rabbit â€“ San Antonio, TX
10/11 Meridian Nightclub â€“ Houston, TX