Hailing from Helsinki, Finland with a career spanning over two decades. FINNTROLL in the USA have sold over 50,000 albums and amassed over 7 Million streams of their back catalog. Performed on 70000 Tons of Metal Festival Cruise in 2020 and Festivals such as ‘Hellfest‘ and ‘Sweden Rock Festival‘ even toured with the likes of Epica, Fleshgod, Apocalypse, Belphegor, Turisas, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, The Black Dahlia Murder and Battle Beast. You seriously have to have a word with yourself for not investigating these theatrical monsters sooner.
FINNTROLL are about to drop their 7th album ‘Vredesvävd.’ After grabbing a spoon to eat my shame, I managed to catch up with Frontman ‘Mathias ‘Vreth’ Lillmans‘ for a quick chat.
Even though you guys have been around for quite a few years, I’ve heard your band name mentioned more than enough times, but I hadn’t got around to listening to any of your material until now. I was very interested to see what kind of back catalogue you had, and was pleasantly surprised, especially after reading you were a Folk/Metal/ Death Metal Band kind of genre. The whole thing works really well. One thing that surprised me was the ‘Keyboards’, not being a massive fan of ‘keys’ myself, I think the whole thing works really well. You haven’t over used the keys and over powered anything else which is going on, which is really cool.
“Yeah well that has always been one of Finntroll’s things, because we want to have, you know, If you took the keyboards away it would sound like all entuned or Swedish Black Metal or something like that, then we add keyboard to it, and make it more atmospheric. The ground has always to be, the band it’s self, sort of a black metal band, then we add those Finntroll’ish keyboards on top.”
Your new album is to be released in a couple of weeks time, your first two single releases have already got massive hits on the video play already?
“Yeah that has been so…
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