Vocalist Mathias Lillmåns (a.k.a. Vreth) of Finnish folk metallers FINNTROLL was interviewed by Metal Storm at the first show of the band's U.K. tour, which kicked off this past Friday (September 25) in Nottingham. Watch the chat below.A review of the concert (including pictures) can be found at this location. Music-Photocalypse.net attended a listening session for the upcoming FINNTROLL album on September 1, 2009 at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Several songs from the band's long-awaited new CD (which has a working title of "Mot Skoggornas Värld") were played back to the media, including "Solsagan", "Den Frusna Muhnen", "Dråp" and "Under Bergets Rot". Check out a studio report, along with pictures of the event, at this location. FINNTROLL recently inked a three-album, worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band entered Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki in late July to begin recording the new CD for an early 2010 release. Keyboardist Henri "Trollhorn" Sorvali previously stated about the follow-up to 2007's "Ur Jordens Djup". "I personally think this will be our best album ever. Overall I can sense there's a lot 'punk' on it, lots of weirdness, a load of *riffs* instead of chord progressions, quite a bit of folkish parts and a lurking, evil atmosphere. In the terms of 'heaviness,' it's probably the heaviest album we've done, at least judging from the song material. I could pretty much safely say this sounds like a meaner and more wicked version of 'Ur Jordens Djup' with an occasional hint of the first album." FINNTROLL's fifth album, "Ur Jordens Djup", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 91. The CD, which was recorded by Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, is the group's first release with Mathias Lillmåns following the departure of Tapio Wilska (SETHIAN, ex-WIZZARD, former session vocalist for NIGHTWISH) in January 2006.
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