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Norway’s “True Norwegian Balkan Metallers” TROLLFEST have today released a video for a track that will feature on the upcoming 12” picture vinyl “A Decade Of Drekkadence”, which the band is releasing in celebration of their 10thAnniversary.  In keeping with the TROLLFEST’s reputation for enjoying whatever it is they set their minds to, one of the three covers they are featuring on the album is the Britney Spears song “Toxic”, for which the video was made, and which can be seen below and on the band’s YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/rMy0KPz8Vvo

 

The 16 tracks on “A Decade Of Drekkadence”, include a completely new song, three covers, two b-sides and the band’s 2004 demo which has never previously been released, and which has been long-sought after by TROLLFEST fans.  Also included are re-recordings of acoustic versions of three of Trollfest’s signature songs which the band performed during a special acoustic set at MetalCamp 2012.  Each picture disc will include an email address that purchasers can contact to receive an MP3 download of “A Decade Of Drekkadence”.

Long-time TROLLFEST collaborators Swedish Cartoonist Jonas Darnell and designer Terje Johnsen have pulled out all the stops for the picture disc, which illustrates a selection of characters created by Darnell for various of the band’s releases, including the iconic metal duck from the “Villanden” album and the hellhound from the track “Helvetes Hunden Garm” which has been a consistent crowd pleaser at TROLLFEST live appearances.

“A Decade Of Drekkadence”, will appear in time for the band’s first North American tour in March, when they will hit the road with ENISFERUM, TYR, HEIDEVOLK and HELSOTT for the Paganfest Mexican, American and Canadian tour.  The Tom Waits cover “God’s Away on Business” was recently debuted and can be heard at http://youtu.be/6Ssre1Sh3-g

Advance orders direct from the band for the “A Decade Of Drekkadence” picture disc are available at  http://trollfest.bigcartel.com/product/12-picture-disc-decade-of-drekkadence

Track listing for “A Decade Of Drekkadence” as follows:

SIDE A:
01. På Beruselsens Vinger (new song)
02. Gods Away On Business (Tom Waits cover)
03. Toxic (Britney Spears cover)
04. Drekkadag (Drekkameratene cover)
05. Selvforherligende Vås (B-side from ”En Kvest For Den Hellige Gral” recording)
06. Drekkaekspedisjon (B-side from ”Brumlebassen”recording)

SIDE B:
01. TrollfesT (På Veg Til Vorspiel) (Demo 2004)
02. Drekka Konkurransen! (Demo 2004)
03. Drekka Mer!!! (Demo 2004)
04. …Skogsfest… (Demo 2004)
05. Nachspiel In Ein Baum (Demo 2004)
06. Heimferd (Demo 2004)
07. Brakebein (acoustic re-recording)
08. Rundt Bålet (acoustic re-recording)
09. Karve (acoustic re-recording)
10. Gitarharding bromleskandinav (song from the Brumlebassen teaser)

More information about TROLLFEST can be found on the band’s website at http://www.trollfest.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Web Site: http://www.trollfest.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/trollfestofficial
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/trollfest
WebShop: http://trollfest.bigcartel.com/
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/trollfest
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/trollfest

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Following on from the recent announcement that self-styled “True Norwegian Balkan Metallers” TROLLFEST would be releasing a 12” picture vinyl to celebrate the band’s 10th Anniversary, the artwork for the album has been released today.  Long-time TROLLFEST collaborators Swedish Cartoonist Jonas Darnell and designer Terje Johnsen have pulled out all the stops for the picture disc, which illustrates a selection of characters created by Darnell for various of the band’s releases, including the iconic metal duck from the “Villanden” album and the hellhound from the track “Helvetes Hunden Garm” which has been a consistent crowd pleaser at TROLLFEST live appearances.

The 16 track album, titled “A Decade Of Drekkadence”, includes a completely new song, three covers, including songs from Tom Waits and Britney Spears, two b-sides and the band’s 2004 demo which has never previously been released, and which has been long-sought after by TROLLFEST fans.  Also included are re-recordings of acoustic versions of three of Trollfest’s signature songs which the band performed during a special acoustic set at MetalCamp 2012.  Each picture disc will include an email address that purchasers can contact to receive an MP3 download of “A Decade Of Drekkadence”.

The Tom Waits cover “God’s Away on Business” will be uploaded onto the band’s YouTube channel during the first week of March, but as an “Advance Anniversary Present” any fans pre-ordering the “A Decade Of Drekkadence” picture disc will be able to download a free MP3 version of the track as soon as they submit their order at
http://trollfest.bigcartel.com/product/12-picture-disc-decade-of-drekkadence

“A Decade Of Drekkadence”, is currently in production and it is hoped that it will appear in time for the band’s first North American tour in March, when they will hit the road with ENISFERUM, TYR, HEIDEVOLK and HELSOTT for the Paganfest America tour.  Track listing for “A Decade Of Drekkadence” as follows:

SIDE A:
01. På Beruselsens Vinger (new song)
02. Gods Away On Business (Tom Waits cover)
03. Toxic (Britney Spears cover)
04. Drekkadag (Drekkameratene cover)
05. Selvforherligende Vås (B-side from ”En Kvest For Den Hellige Gral” recording)
06. Drekkaekspedisjon (B-side from ”Brumlebassen”recording)

SIDE B:
01. TrollfesT (På Veg Til Vorspiel) (Demo 2004)
02. Drekka Konkurransen! (Demo 2004)
03. Drekka Mer!!! (Demo 2004)
04. …Skogsfest… (Demo 2004)
05. Nachspiel In Ein Baum (Demo 2004)
06. Heimferd (Demo 2004)
07. Brakebein (acoustic re-recording)
08. Rundt Bålet (acoustic re-recording)
09. Karve (acoustic re-recording)
10. Gitarharding bromleskandinav (song from the Brumlebassen teaser)

More information about TROLLFEST can be found on the band’s website at http://www.trollfest.com

Below you can see the Official Video for the track “TrinkenTroll” from the album “Brumlebassen” which can be seen below or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VRw58QeGr8

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Web Site: http://www.trollfest.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/trollfestofficial
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/trollfest
WebShop: http://trollfest.bigcartel.com/
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/trollfest
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/trollfest

With a catalogue of releases that includes five full-length albums and exuberant live performances that have earned them an ever increasing  and dedicated fan base throughout the world, TROLLFEST, the inventors of True Norwegian Balkan Metal are set to celebrate their 10th Anniversary with the release of a limited edition 12” picture vinyl.  The band has been busy in the studio preparing the 16 track album, to be named “A Decade Of Drekkadence”, which will include a completely new song, three covers, two b-sides and the band’s 2004 demo which has never previously been released, and which has been long-sought after by TROLLFEST fans.  Also included are re-recordings of acoustic versions of three of Trollfest’s signature songs.  According to the band, they had such a great time performing a special acoustic set at MetalCamp that they couldn’t resist adding them to their Anniversary release.

Swedish Cartoonist Jonas Darnell and designer Terje Johnsen, who have worked with TROLLFEST for a long time, will produce the artwork for the Picture Disc.  It was Darnell who created the iconic Iron Duck from the 2009 album “Villanden”.  The striking and humorous depiction of the TROLLFEST universe which Darnell and Johnsen create is inhabited by a crazy cast of Trolls who feature in the band’s songs, and who each have their own individual characters and roles, has become an integral part of the band, and one much-loved by fans.

“A Decade Of Drekkadence” will go into production in February, and is expected to be released in time for the band’s first North American tour in March, when they will hit the road with ENISFERUM, TYR, HEIDEVOLK and HELSOTT for the Paganfest America tour. Anyone wishing to pre-order the limited edition picture disc may do so already from the TROLLFEST webshop at http://trollfest.bigcartel.com/product/12-picture-disc-decade-of-drekkadence

Track listing for “A Decade Of Drekkadence” as follows:

SIDE A:
01. På Beruselsens Vinger (new song)
02. Gods Away On Business (Tom Waits cover)
03. Toxic (Britney Spears cover)
04. Drekkadag (Drekkameratene cover)
05. Selvforherligende Vås (B-side from ”En Kvest For Den Hellige Gral” recording)
06. Drekkaekspedisjon (B-side from ”Brumlebassen”recording)

SIDE B:
01. TrollfesT (På Veg Til Vorspiel) (Demo 2004)
02. Drekka Konkurransen! (Demo 2004)
03. Drekka Mer!!! (Demo 2004)
04. …Skogsfest… (Demo 2004)
05. Nachspiel In Ein Baum (Demo 2004)
06. Heimferd (Demo 2004)
07. Brakebein (acoustic re-recording)
08. Rundt Bålet (acoustic re-recording)
09. Karve (acoustic re-recording)
10. Gitarharding bromleskandinav (song from the Brumlebassen teaser)

More information about TROLLFEST can be found on the band’s website at http://www.trollfest.com

Below you can see the Official Video for the track “TrinkenTroll” from the album “Brumlebassen” which can be seen below or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VRw58QeGr8

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Web Site: http://www.trollfest.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/trollfestofficial
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/trollfest
WebShop: http://trollfest.bigcartel.com/
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/trollfest
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/trollfest

 

With their fifth full-length album “Brumlebassen” due out on NoiseArt Records on the 24th of August, TROLLFEST have released a video guide to each track which can be seen at below and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0NbibItJPM:

 

The limited edition Digipack version of “Brumlebassen”, which features guest musicians such as Vreth from FINTROLL and Mariangela from TRISTANIA, amongst others, comes with bonus download content that includes 100 minutes of videos, screen savers and MP3s as well as a much requested translation of the lyrics which are normally written in the band’s own mix of Norwegian and German.  The download content will be accessible through a unique personalized code which will be printed on each individual Digipack.

Full download content as follows:

Video – The  Making Of Brumlebassen (37 min)
Video – Heidenfest Tour Diary (63 min)
English translation of all the Brumlebassen lyrics
Screensavers/Wallpapers
Skogsfest (mp3) – exclusive previously unreleased song
The MetalCamp song (mp3) – exclusive previously unreleased song

“Brumlebassen” will also be available in Gatefold vinyl format,  and,  as to be expected from the band,  feature storylines and characters from the universe created by TROLLFEST which is inhabited by an assortment of crazy, fun-loving and mead-fuelled trolls, and which is once again brought vividly to life in the artwork of Swedish cartoonist Jonas Darnell who originally created the iconic metal duck from TROLLFEST’s “Villanden” album, and designer Terje Johnsen.

In the Autumn TROLLFEST 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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Web Site: http://www.trollfest.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/trollfestofficial
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/trollfest
WebShop: http://trollfest.bigcartel.com/
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/trollfest
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/trollfest

TROLLFEST, the Folk Metal band that describes its music as “True Norwegian Balkan Metal”, will be presenting the winner of a competition to be held at this year’s MetalCamp Festival with a special prize that has been hand-carved by drummer TrollBank (Eirik Renton).   The carving is of “Brumlebassen”, the lead character from the band’s upcoming album of the same name, and whose job in the weird and wonderful world created by TROLLFEST is to look after the bees that produce the honey used to make the Trolls’ beloved mead.  The “Brumlebassen” carving will be signed by the entire band and presented as a prize in one of the competitions that TROLLFEST will run from their own pavilion at the festival.  A series of photos, including the process that went into carving the figure can be found on TROLLFEST’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/trollfestofficial

MetalCamp will see TROLLFEST play two sets.  One on the main stage, where the band will play the entire “Brumlebassen” album live for the first time, as well an acoustic concert on the beach.  From their Pavilion close to the beach, TROLLFEST will be holding meet and greets, signing and photograph sessions, and a series of games and competitions where fans can win prizes, including the “Brumlebassen” carving.  Commenting on the idea to make the carving, TrollBank had this to say: “It was always the intention right from the outset when we first formed TROLLFEST to make it not only a band that played great music, but also a band that had some fun while doing it, and a large part of that is making sure that we involve the fans in the fun.  We’re particularly pleased to have our own pavilion this year, as it’s sometimes hit or miss as to whether fans will actually catch sight of their favourite bands wandering round the festival grounds, but at MetalCamp they will know exactly where to find us and where to go and have a good time.  We’ve found over the years with TROLLFEST that we’ve become especially close to the fans, more so than with any other bands that we play in. They treat us like friends and welcome us wherever we go, often with great generosity when it comes to sharing their drinks, so we try all the time to give something back, and the carving seemed like a particularly personal, and pretty exclusive, way of doing it”.

“Brumlebassen” is due out on NoiseArt Records on the 24th August in both Digipack and Vinyl versions.  The Limited Edition Digipack version comes with bonus download content that includes 100 minutes of videos, screen savers and MP3s as well as a much requested translation of the lyrics which are normally written in the band’s own mix of Norwegian and German.  Artwork is by Swedish cartoonist Jonas Darnell who originally created the iconic metal duck from TROLLFEST’s “Villanden” album, and designer Terje Johnsen.

Below you can see the Official Video for the track “TrinkenTroll” from the album “Brumlebassen”

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Web Site: http://www.trollfest.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/trollfestofficial
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/trollfest
WebShop: http://trollfest.bigcartel.com/
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/trollfest
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/trollfest

 

 

Self-styled True Norwegian Balkan Metallers TROLLFEST have today released a music video for a track from their forthcoming album “Brumlebassen” which is set for release on NoiseArt Records on August 24 of this year in both limited edition digipack format and gatefold vinyl.  The video for the track “TrinkenTroll” is by TROLLFEST’s Manskow with photography by Oddbjørn Hofseth and can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VRw58QeGr8 as well as below.

 

According to the band the video “was filmed at the Unholy Metal Pub in Oslo and we invited various people – friends, friends of friends – but word got around that we were going to be filming a music video and people just turned up to take part. Everyone really started getting into the swing of things with the entire shoot turning into one big party and inevitably a lot of good natured drunkenness ensued so what you see in the video is not “acting” at all, hehe!”

TROLLFEST’s upcoming live appearances include Foschfest in Italy on the 29th July, Metalcamp in Slovenia from the 5th to the 11th August where the band will not only perform the entire new album on the Main Stage on the 10th, but will also perform an acoustic set on the beach as well as having their own Pavilion where they will host meet and greets, signing sessions, free give aways, competitions and general TROLLFEST style fun during the festival and where fans will be able to get their hands on the new album before its official release date.  Later in the year TROLLFEST will join KORPIKLAANI and WINTERSUN, amongst others, on the Heidenfest tour.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Web Site: http://www.trollfest.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/trollfestofficial
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/trollfest
WebShop: http://trollfest.bigcartel.com/
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/trollfest
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/trollfest

 

TROLLFEST will release their brand new album „Brumlebassen“ on August 24, which they´ll perform for the first time ever live in its entirety at METALCAMP festival Slovenia (August 5 – 10). There´ll also be their very own TROLLFEST Pavilion where the band will host the so-called TROLLYMPICS – fun & games with TROLLFEST – as well as doing signing sessions, meet fans, take pictures… Furthermore there´ll be an exclusive acoustic set of TROLLFEST on the Metalcamp beach itself!  A map showing you the location and directions to the TROLLFEST Pavillion can be found at the end.  

Make sure to check out the TROLLFEST camp at Metalcamp festival, the pavilion will be opened starting Wednesday, August 8. Get all your infos about the TROLLYMPICS, the signing sessions, acoustic show there and also grab free stickers, posters, postcards, too! As special highlight, you´ll be able to buy the new album as limited digi pack and vinyl exclusively at the pavilion ahead of the official release date. Be the first one to own their new masterpiece and get your digi pack including your very own personal download code for 100 minutes of filmed TROLLFEST material, wallpapers, unreleased songs and more! The total TROLLFEST package!

Commented the band: “We are really looking forward to come back to Metalcamp and spend some time at the most beautiful festival in Europe. Besides the obvious joy of just being there, sipping a Mohito at the beach and checking out great bands, we are really excited about presenting our new material for the fans. Not only will we play our first ever acoustic show right there on the beach, we will also play our new album “Brumlebassen” in it’s entirety on Friday night (August 10)! So get your sunglasses and swimsuit ready, and come on down to the TrollfesT pavilion at Metalcamp and have a beer with us. See you there!”

Below you can see the special TROLLFEST promo video for MetalCamp

 

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 on August 24 of this year in both limited edition digipack format and gatefold vinylThe band are also confirmed to play this year´s edition of HEIDENFEST alongside Wintersun, Korpiklaani and others.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Web Site: http://www.trollfest.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/trollfestofficial
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/trollfest
WebShop: http://trollfest.bigcartel.com/
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/trollfest
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/trollfest