Spanish metal webzine Metalaakko conducted an interview with vocalist Mathias Lillmåns of Finnish folk metallers FINNTROLL on November 13, 2009 when the band played in Madrid. The chat can now be viewed in two parts below.
FINNTROLL's new album, "Nifelvind", will be released via Century Media Records on the following dates:
Finland: Wednesday, February 17
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: Friday, February 19
Spain, Portugal: Tuesday, February 23
Sweden, Hungary: Wednesday, February 24
Rest Of Europe: Monday, February 22
North America: Tuesday, March 9
"Nifelvind" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland and was mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The album cover artwork was created once again by the band's guitarist Skrymer.
Commented FINNTROLL in a statement: "After tough and hectic weeks in the studio, due to lack of time and summer festivals, we are now really, really pleased with the results. 'Nifelvind' is the most advanced and mature FINNTROLL album to date, with musical themes ranging from powerful death metal riffs to dark soundtracks, from pounding black metal to groovy '80s pop music. All this is accompanied by our trademark sound, lots of never-before-heard instruments in the metal scene, folklore and legends that make it overall the most versatile album we have created so far."
"Nifelvind" track listing:
01. Blodmarsch (intro)
03. Den Frusna Munnen
04. Ett Norrskensdåd
05. I Trädens Sång
06. Tiden Utan Tid
08. Mot Skuggornas Värld
09. Under Bergets Rot
The song "Under Bergets Rot" is now available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
FINNTROLL recently filmed a video for the song "Solsagan". The clip was helmed by Vasara Films (DARK TRANQUILLITY, TURISAS) and will make its debut exclusively on MySpace on January 15.
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, was 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.