Tuesday, 2 February 2010

FINNTROLL Launch Trailer for Nifelvind

Here is a trailer for the forthcoming album:

And here is the cover for Nifelvind.

FINNTROLL have inspired a number of bands. A very good one is SVARTBY, who have released two albums to date, Kom i Min Kittel (2007), and Riv, Hugg och Bit (2009).

Their label described the band as follows:

Svarby came from Russia and play Folk Metal - a mixture of Korpiklaani, Trollfest, and of course Finntroll! The songs are sung in swedish! Crazy, right? :)

A forthcoming article in American Renaissance, updating and elaborating on an article from 2000 by folk musician Eric Owens, discusses Folk Metal and related forms of music in the context of European ethnic/nationalist awakening (both in the East and in the West) in the age of The Death of the West.