FINNTROLL have returned with their highly anticipated new slab of folk-rooted metal hymns entitled Nifelvind that is now available everywhere. It was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios (Apocalyptica, Amorphis, Ensiferum) in Helsinki, Finland and mastered by Mika Jussila (Children Of Bodom, Sonata Arctica, HIM) at Finnvox Studios. The album cover artwork was done again by the band's own guitarist Skrymer and visually captures the true FINNTROLL spirit perfectly. The band will be touring throughout North America in April with Moonsorrow, Swallow The Sun and Survivors Zero. Head over now to www.myspace.com/officialfinntroll in order to stream new tracks and view their tour itinerary.
About.com just posted a very interesting, in-depth interview with the band online. See below
A savage new video for the track, “Solsagan,” was recently completed and you can view it now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkVwA__Fk9g&feature=channel. The eye-popping new clip was produced by Vasara Films (Dark Tranquillity, Turisas).
The lyrics for Nifelvind are still written by the founding member Katla in Swedish. Both Katla and Vreth are part of the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland. “All cultures have similarities in their myths and folklore. Tales of bitter dead walking again, sagas of good and evil and songs of divine ascension,” states Katla. “That in some form probably date back to the beginning of speech and song, are a fascinating lore that maybe defines our humanity but also our feelings of loss concerning our contacts to nature and the bestiality that lies within every human being. This album is a celebration of those myths, some new, some ageless. Some true, some complete nonsense. That is the nature of folklore. Under every root and stone lays a story heard but untold.”