Humppa-Influenced Folk/Black Metal
Trolls, Finnish legends, Fantasy
Origin Formed in Current label Status
Finland (Helsinki) 1997 Century Media Records / Spinefarm Active
Vreth (Mathias Lillmåns) - Vocals (Carnaticum, Chthonian, Degenerate, Twilight Moon)
Skrymer aka Örmy (Samuli Ponsimaa) - Rhythm Guitar
Routa (Mikael Karlbom) - Guitar (The Mist and the Morning Dew, The Seventh Planet)
Tundra (Sami Uusitalo) - Bass (ex-Funebre (Fin), Shape of Despair, The Mist and the Morning Dew)
Trollhorn (Henri Sorvali) - Keyboard (ex-Ahti, ex-Barathrum, ex-Crypt (Fin), ex-Ensiferum, Glittertind, Lakupaavi, Larharyhmä, Luokkasota, Moonsorrow, Terrorthrone, The Wicked, Thunderdogs, Woods of Belial)
Beast Dominator (Samu Ruotsalainen) - Drums (ex-Barathrum, Rapture (Fin), Shape of Despair)
Katla (Jan Jämsen) - Vocals
Somnium (Teemu Raimoranta) (R.I.P. 3/16/03) - Lead, Rhythm, and Acoustic Guitars, Choirs (ex-Barathrum, ex-Impaled Nazarene, ex-Thy Serpent)
Tapio Wilska - Vocals (ex-Lyijykomppania, ex-Nattvindens Gråt, Obscene Eulogy, Sethian, Soulgrind (Fin), ex-Wizzard (Fin), ex-Coffin Birth)
Pete Eskelinen - Live Vocals (2002) (Rapture (Fin)
Finntroll has announced that their new album will be released in early 2007.
Vocalist Katla was forced to leave the band due to a tumor (not to be confused with cancer) that affected his vocal chords and could not be removed with surgery.
Somnium (Teemu Raimoranta) died by falling from a bridge on March 16th, 2003.
Although they are from Finland, their lyrics are in Swedish as Katla is Fenno-Swedish (a minority in Finland whose primary language is Swedish).
Tapio Wilska was fired in January 2006 and replaced in April by Mathias Lillmåns
Site officiel : http://www.finntroll.net/