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Norwegian folk metal act Trollfest a music video for the new track “Kaptein Kaos,” the title track of the upcoming new release. The album iis set to drop on March 28th (EU) via NoiseArt Records and April 8th (North America) via Napalm Records. The track list for “Kaptein Kaos” is: 1.

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Norwegian folk act Wardruna, featuring Ex-Gorgoroth members Kvitrafn and Gaahl, is streaming the new track “Fehu.” The song was taken from the band’s latest LP “Runaljod – Yggdrasil,” which was issued in March via Indie Recordings. Check out “Fehu” here:

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German/Norwegian folk metal band MIDNATTSOL — which features in its ranks vocalist Carmen Elise Espenaes (the younger sister of LEAVES’ EYES singer Liv Kristine) — is working on a new studio album for a late 2013 release.

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Every Friday I turn the blog over to Dan Marsicano for his Retro Recommendation, giving you a chance to learn about underrated and overlooked gems from metal’s past. This week, the spotlight is on Isengard. The Norwegian folk/black metal project was started by Fenriz from Darkthrone, who played all the instruments and did vocals. Isengard released two albums, and their second effort Hostmorke is this week’s Retro Recommendation.

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Norwegian folk metal party-starters Trollfest care about one thing: starting parties. Suits us.

Trollfest: Duck!

“Me and four of my friends were having a party, sitting around drinking, and we decided that we’d got sick of all the music we had available. So we decided to make some songs of our own – for shits and giggles, basically. Some new music to go with our party.” This is how Trollmannen, vocalist of Norwegian metallers Trollfest, explains the band’s genesis. Playing a particularly gleeful breed of folk metal, the band, despite only releasing debut album Willkmen Folk Tell Drekka Fest! in 2005, are already releasing their fifth party-fuelled album, Brumblebassen. And they are quite happy to acknowledge their band’s focus as one of fun.

“There’s enough bands that take themselves very seriously these days,” says Trollmannen. “Our guitar player and drummer spent quite a few years playing in more serious, dark and moody black metal bands, so there was an element of wanting to do something with a smile on our faces when we started Trollfest.”

Stylistically based in extreme metal mixed with Baltic folk music (think Finntroll meets Metsatöll with added booze), Trollfest are a slightly unusual mix. They neither fit quite with the more straight-laced acts like Eluveitie, offering far too rambunctious a prospect to fit in with that scene, yet are more interesting than generic, accordion-led fun-time bollocks. They also have devised their own lyrical style, mixing tongues to produce the sinister-sounding “trollspråk” to represent the trollish themes.

“If you say anything in German with an angry voice, it will sound insanely evil,” explains Trollmannen of the language’s origin. “’Ich liebe dich’”, which means ‘I love you’, sounds like you want to kill someone! I wanted to sing in German because of the sounds, but then I can’t really speak German. So we thought ‘fuck it, if we can’t find the German translation, we’ll write Norwegian one.’”

The band quickly followed up their fourth album from last year by touring Europe with Finntroll and Turisas, and wasted no time getting straight back into the studio. They’re now back with a tasty follow-up in Brumblebassen – with the mantra to keep sounding fresh. “From day one it’s been experimenting,” says Trollmannen. “We try as hard as we can to keep that experimental level going in the band so we don’t end up sounding exactly the same on every album. There’s already one AC/DC, and they’re doing it quite well!”

Brumblebassen is out August 24 via NoiseArt

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Norwegian folk metal band Trollfest posted up a track-by-track video for the band’s new LP “Brumlebassen.” The album is due for release on August 24, 2012 through NoiseArt Records. ” ‘Brumlebassen’ tells a story about one of the characters that inhabit the fantastical universe created by the band. This time the story is about Brumlebassen, the Bee Keeper, whose task it is to care for the bees and brew the Honey Mead that is much loved by the Trolls. Brumlebassen adores his bees so much that he would secretly like to become one of them himself and he is therefore depicted wearing a bee costume.”

The track list for “Brumlebassen” is as follows:

1. Brumlebassen
2. Böse Tivoli
3. Illsint (streaming at this location)
4. Hevlette
5. Finsken, Norsken and Presten
6. Mystisk Maskert
7. Apis Mellifera
8. TrinkenTroll (see video streaming here)
9. Verboten Kjærleik
10. Bråk
11. Sellout
12. Rundt Bålet
13. Konterbier (Bonus Track)

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Norwegian folk metal band Trollfest posted up the third of a series of tour diary footage as the band performs live in support of the forthcoming album “Brumlebassen,” which is due out on August 24, 2012 through NoiseArt Records. In this third and final installment, shown below, the band wraps up its Extemefest 2012 date in Austria at St. Pölten. The video was shot and produced by Manskow Productions.

The band also recently released a new music video for the new song “Trinkentroll,” which can be seen at this location.

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Norwegian folk metal band Trollfest posted up a new music video for the track “TrinkenTroll.” The song was taken from the band’s forthcoming album “Brumlebassen,” which is due out on August 24, 2012 through NoiseArt Records.

The track list for “Brumlebassen” is as follows:

1. Brumlebassen
2. Böse Tivoli
3. Illsint (streaming at this location)
4. Hevlette
5. Finsken, Norsken and Presten
6. Mystisk Maskert
7. Apis Mellifera
8. TrinkenTroll
9. Verboten Kjærleik
10. Bråk
11. Sellout
12. Rundt Bålet
13. Konterbier (Bonus Track)

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Norwegian folk metal band Trollfest posted up a lyric video for the new track “Illsint.” The track appears on the forthcoming album “Brumlebassen,” which is due out on August 24, 2012 through NoiseArt Records. The drawings were by Jonas Darnell, design was by Terje Johnsen and the video was by Manskow Productions. A free download of the song is available at www.noiseart.cc.

The track list for “Brumlebassen” is as follows:

1. Brumlebassen
2. Böse Tivoli
3. Illsint
4: Hevlette
5. Finsken, Norsken And Presten
6. Mystisk Maskert
7. Apis Mellifera
8. TrinkenTroll
9. Verboten Kjærleik
10. Bråk
11. Sellout
12. Rundt Bålet
13. Konterbier (Bonus Track)

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Norwegian folk metal band Trollfest have posted a new music video for the song “Karve.” The song appears on the band’s latest LP “En Kvest For Den Hellige Gral” released on April 29, 2011 on NoiseArt Records.

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