Finntroll

Folk Tales: An Interview with Moonsorrow’s Mitja Harvilahti

April 21, 2016

You’d be hard-pressed to describe Finland’s Moonsorrow without using some kind of synonym for “epic,” so the fact that their new LP, Jumalten Aika, out-epics anything they’ve done is nothing short of astounding. We caught up with guitarist/vocalist Mitja Harvilahti to discuss the musical, thematic and personal influences that helped bring this beast of an album to life.

STREAMING: Finntroll “Ursvamp (Live)”

June 13, 2014

Natten Med De Levande Finntroll, Finntroll’s new album, translates to “Night With The Living Finntroll”. It spans a massive 19 tracks across the group’s discography. Captured in 2008 at Amsterdam’s Melkweg Concert Hall, the Natten Med De Levande Finntroll show went down as one of the group’s best. It’s fitting then that Finntroll’s original three–Trollhorn,…

VIDEO PREMIERE: Finntroll “Häxbrygd”

April 3, 2013

Back in April 2010, Decibel pitted Finntroll against Norway’s Troll in a brutal troll-off. The segment, brilliantly titled Under the Bridge, can be found here in dB #66 if you’re at all curious as to who won the bridge battle. Then, in the winter of the Year of Our (Dark) Lord, the festive Finns in…

For Those about to Squeak 2

March 19, 2013

I have a pet hamster. His name is Ozzy. He is adorable but terrified of everything. However, over the course of his cohabitation with me, he’s become acclimated to the sounds of heavy metal, probably due to the fact that I play it for 16 hours a day. I’ve discovered that he actually has quite…

STREAMING: Finntroll “Blodsvept”

February 13, 2013

If you’re wondering what “Blodsvept” means, it’s Swedish for “Blood Wrapped” or “Enveloped in Blood.” At least that’s what my rudimentary Swedish tells me. But it sounds pretty brutal coming from Finnish folk metal outfit Finntroll, who have heretofore not dabbled in the art of blood titled songs. Unless you count “Det iskalla trollblodet,” “Slaget…