PATRICIA THOMAS Management has issued the following:
Norway’s TROLLFEST has today released a video teaser for the band’s upcoming fifth full-length album. With artwork by the Swedish cartoonist Jonas Darnell, who originally created the iconic metal duck from TROLLFEST’s “Villanden” album, and design by Terje Johnsen, the 13-track “Brumlebassen” is set for release on NoiseArt Records in August of this year in both limited edition digipack format and gatefold vinyl. The video can be seen below.
With a line up that includes current and former musicians from bands as varied as URGEHAL, PANTHEON I, UNTIME, MELCH, HALLUCINATIONS, POWERSWORD and SARKOM, TROLLFEST’s members bring with them not only a wealth of experience and the skill to make use of instruments like the accordion, the banjo and the saxophone, but also a sense of diversity that allows the band to create a sound that is distinctly its own. Whilst “True Norwegian Balkan Metal” goes some way towards describing the TROLLFEST sound – hinting as it does at the extreme end of metal, with a good pinch of local traditional folk – it doesn’t really go the whole way towards capturing the sense of fun and sheer exuberance with which the band tackles everything it does, whether it involves playing in the studio or performing live, where the fan’s circle pits have become legendary.
Having just completed an extensive European tour, TROLLFEST is set to play a series of festivals over the summer including ExtremeFest in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and Fosch Fest in Italy in July, and MetalCamp in Slovenia in August. In the Autumn the band will set out on the Heidenfest tour along with WINTERSUN and KORPIKLAANI. More information about TROLLFEST can be found on the band’s website at http://www.trollfest.com