Finntroll is a folk metal band from Finland. Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Folk metal is a sub-genre of Heavy metal music that developed in Europe during the 1990s Black metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal. It often employs fast tempos shrieked vocals highly distorted guitars played with Tremolo picking, Humppa is a type of Music from Finland. It is related to Jazz and very fast foxtrot, played two beats to a bar. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Spinefarm Records is a Finland -based Record label focusing mainly on heavy metal artists Mathias "Vreth" Lillmåns is the Vocalist for the Finnish Folk metal band Finntroll, and has been since 2006. Samuli Ponsimaa is the rhythm guitarist in Folk metal band Finntroll. Sami "Tundra" Uusitalo (born 1977 is a bass guitarist best known from the Folk metal band Finntroll and the Funeral doom band Shape Henri Sorvali, born October 19, 1978, in Finland, is the guitarist and keyboard player of the Folk metal band Moonsorrow, and Folk metal is a sub-genre of Heavy metal music that developed in Europe during the 1990s Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. They combine elements of extreme metal with Finnish polka, called humppa. Extreme metal is an Umbrella term, somewhat loosely defined for a number of related heavy metal subgenres that have developed since the 1980s The polka is a fast lively Central European Dance and also a genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas Humppa is a type of Music from Finland. It is related to Jazz and very fast foxtrot, played two beats to a bar. Finntroll's lyrics are in Swedish, one of Finland's two national languages, because "Swedish just sounds damn trollish", according to the band's first vocalist, Katla (whose native language is Swedish). Swedish ( is a North Germanic language spoken by more than nine million people predominantly in Sweden and parts of Finland, especially along the Finntroll means "Troll from Finland. "
Finntroll was founded in 1997, by Teemu "Somnium" Raimoranta (guitarist of Impaled Nazarene) and vocalist Jan "Katla" Jämsen. Events January January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert Impaled Nazarene is a Finnish Blackened death metal band that incorporates elements of Grindcore in their sound and Punk rock in their aesthetics Their first demo, Rivfader, was recorded about a year later, in 1998. This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1998 After the demo recording, drummer Samu Ruotsalainen (from Barathrum, Shape of Despair and Rapture), guitarist Samuli Ponsimaa, keyboardist Henri Sorvali (from Moonsorrow) and bassist Sami Uusitalo joined the band. Barathrum is a word meaning 'an insatiable person' or 'an Abyss' and is the name of a Finnish black doom band Shape of Despair is a funeral doom metal band from Finland that was formed in 1995 as Raven. Rapture is a Doom metal / Melodic death metal band formed in 1997 by a group of musicians from Helsinki, Finland. Samuli Ponsimaa is the rhythm guitarist in Folk metal band Finntroll. Henri Sorvali, born October 19, 1978, in Finland, is the guitarist and keyboard player of the Folk metal band Moonsorrow, and Moonsorrow is a folk / Pagan metal band formed in Helsinki, Finland, in 1995. Sami "Tundra" Uusitalo (born 1977 is a bass guitarist best known from the Folk metal band Finntroll and the Funeral doom band Shape The record label Spinefarm got interested in the band then, and made a contract, yielding the album Midnattens Widunder (English: The Monstrosity of Midnight) (1999) as a result. Spinefarm Records is a Finland -based Record label focusing mainly on heavy metal artists Midnattens Widunder ( English: The Beast(s of Midnight) is a Folk metal Album by the Finnish band Finntroll Their music was initially meant to be patriotic.
The next step for Finntroll was the album Jaktens Tid (English: The time of the Hunt), which was released in 2001. Jaktens Tid (The Time of the Hunt is a Folk metal Album by the Finnish band Finntroll. See also 2001 in music (UK Musical groups established in 2001 Record labels This album managed to climb to rank 20 of the Finnish album charts, exceeding expectation of band and publisher alike. The following wave of popularity attracted the attention of Century Media, which began promoting Finntroll for the rest of the world. Century Media Records (CMR is an independent rock Record label with offices in the United States, Brazil, Germany, The following summer, the band had their first time playing on open air festivals in Finland and other countries.
The year after the release of the album Jaktens Tid proved to be a misfortune for Finntroll: some tours had to be cancelled, and in the aftermath of his problems, vocalist Jämsen had to retire from the band due to a viral-based tumor in his vocal cords which could not be removed surgically; he retired after the release of the album Visor om Slutet (English: Songs about the End). See also Cancer A tumor or tumour is the name for a swelling or lesion formed by an abnormal growth of cells (termed neoplastic The vocal folds, also known commonly as vocal cords, are composed of twin infoldings of Mucous membrane stretched horizontally across the Larynx. Visor om Slutet ( English: Songs of the end) is an all-acoustic Folk metal Album by the Finnish band Finntroll
Said album was recorded in early January 2003, in a forest cabin near Helsinki. Helsinki (in Finnish;) or Helsingfors (in Swedish;) is the Capital and largest city of Finland. It was an "acoustical experiment", where Jämsen and the new vocalist Tapio Wilska (of Sethian and Lyijykomppania) shared the singing duties among them. Tapio Wilska (born September 19th 1969 in Savonlinna, Finland) is the main Vocalist of the heavy metal band Sethian Sethian is a Finnish Progressive metal band originally formed in 1998 but whose debut album Into the Silence, was not completed Lyijykomppania ( English: " Lead Company"" is a Finnish heavy metal band The album was released as a mid-price album and held rank on the Finnish midprice chart for several weeks.
Shortly before the release of Visor om Slutet, Raimoranta died by falling off a bridge in Hakaniemi, Helsinki after having consumed too much alcohol, according to the official story. Hakaniemi ( Swedish Hagnäs) is an unofficial district of Helsinki, the Finnish capital Mika Luttinen from Impaled Nazarene) said that it wasn't an accident, but suicide. Impaled Nazarene is a Finnish Blackened death metal band that incorporates elements of Grindcore in their sound and Punk rock in their aesthetics Finntroll didn't dissolve after losing one of their founding members, but decided to go on, touring for two weeks in Europe, supported by the group Katatonia. This article is about the band Katatonia not to be confused with the Welsh Pop-Rock band Catatonia. The guitarist Mikael Karlbom was hired as a replacement for Raimoranta.
In 2004, the band released an EP, Trollhammaren (English: The Troll Hammer), and an album called Nattfödd (English: Nightborn). Trollhammaren ( English: The Trollhammer) is a single from the Folk metal Album Nattfödd (English Nightborn by the Nattfödd ( English: Nightborn) is a Folk metal Album by the Finnish band Finntroll.
In early 2006, the band embarked on their first North American tour, along with the influential black/thrash metal band Sodom.
On January 29th, 2006, Tapio Wilska, vocalist of the band since 2003, was fired from the band. In a statement issued on the band's website, Wilska states that he would like to keep the reason for his dismissal private.
A new album, titled Ur Jordens Djup (English: From the Depths of the Earth), was released March, 2007. Ur Jordens Djup ( From the Depths of the Earth) is the fifth full-length Finntroll album This fifth album put more emphasis on epic keyboard riffs with very loud but melodic guitar and downplayed some of the polka elements. Former vocalist Katla was brought in to write the lyrics for this album.