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.


  1. Dear Supernal music staff:
    -Which is your answer to the SUNWHEEL statments about you being slanderers, unprofessional and bad jockers?

  2. We send the band thousands of euros some five years ago to record the new album, and then they disappeared for three and a half years. During this time they barely communicated with us, and when we received a reply at all to our emails and text messages asking for updates it was weeks or months later and contained no real explanation for the delays. To this date we have not had an explanation from them. By the time they finally delivered the album, towards the end of 2008, much had changed: the world was in the middle of an economic depression and the downloading of music on the internet had seriously depressed sales of physical formats. Most underground labels were scaling down their release schedules and some were on route to extinction. Here in the U.K., we had Pinnacle and Zavvi (ex-Virgin Megastore) go under in December 2008; which followed two other major outlets going under in 2007 (Fopps and Music Zone); which in turn coincided with many independents closing their doors. In such an environment, it made little sense for us to be pumping releases the way we had been between 2004-2007. So, despite having had plans at the outset, and hoping for a more favourable environment, in the end we made the decision not to release albums last year, and concentrated instead on working down excess inventories while we waited for conditions to improve. (We grew very rapidly between 2002-2006, so there was a considerable overhang.) The band is impatient to have their album out, of course, but they forget that if they had delivered the album in 2005, like they initially promised, the album would have been released that same year. Their years’ worth of delays has caused us to lose thousands of units worth of sales – which will never be recovered, because the CD market has shrunk in the meantime. To my mind they are their own worst enemies and, in view of their attitude, we will not continue working with them after we release their album in the coming months.