Vocalist Mathias Lillmåns (a.k.a. Vreth) of Finnish folk metallers FINNTROLL and male singer Tomi Mykkänen of the Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE were interviewed on September 27, 2009 by Peter Bailey of the Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom-based "Metalheadz" radio show. You can listen to the chat using the ReverbNation TuneWidget below (click on "Songs" tab and then click on either "FINNTROLL INTERVIEW" or "BATTLELORE INTERVIEW" to launch audio).
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."
BATTLELORE's latest album, "The Last Alliance", entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 26. The CD was released in North America in October 2008 via Napalm Records. It was recorded at Sound Supreme Studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland, with producer Janne Saksa and was mixed and mastered by the Swedish multi-instrumentalist and producer Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE, ex-BLOODBATH).