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 is set for an April 24th release. After many nights of drunken debauchery at Sonic Pump Studios, where they certainly overstayed their welcome, FINNTROLL are proud to bring you another fine example of their trademark blackened pagan folk metal. The Trolls have posted the new track, “Korpens Saga,” on their official MySpace page (http://myspace.com/officialfinntroll); look for a video for the track in the coming weeks.
Under the guidance of producer extraordinaire Nino Laurenne, who has similarly assisted 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. You won’t want to miss Vreth and the gang when they hit your town. Check out their complete tour itinerary below.
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