| And this is how it all began.... It is a troubled tale that has been told many times before… Helsinki, Finland anno 1997: during a night of alcoholic carnage in Finland Teemu "Somnium" Raimoranta (guitar) and Jan "Katla" Jämsen (vocals) conceived of a band that fused the darkness and grandeur of black metal with the traditional Finnish hoedown-music. The resultant sound was FINNTROLL. The namesake came from an old Finnish legend where Swedish priests coming to Finland had an encounter with a wild-looking man who killed most of their party.
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Finntroll's music is the truest form of Pagan Folk Metal today. Sinister guitar riffs combined with devil-driven drums, wrap themselves in folkish melodies and traditional Finnish "humppa" (polka) style. Begun by founding fathers guitarist Teemu "Sominum" Raimoranta (ex-Thy Serpent, Impaled Nazarene) and vocalist Katla they added a full complement of black metal regulars when recording FINNTROLL's demo Rivfader. Drummer D. Dominator (Barathrum, Rapture), guitarist Ãrmy, keyboardist Trollhorn (Moonsorrow), and bassist Tundra crawled forth from the deep woods to lend their strength. Blazing a swath of mayhem and destruction they have devastated those fortunate enough to witness the bedlam live, appearing at numerous European festivals including Wacken, Graspop, Vienna Metal Fest, and Sweden Rock.
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