It’s been 3 years since the Finnish trolls of Finntroll came out of their caves with a new album and kicked the world’s ass. In 2013, after a long hibernation they will release their evil again in the form of a new album titled: Blodsvept, or shrouded of blood that is the closest meaning for that word in English.
Once again Finntroll recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, where the band self-produced the record. Because you know only Finntroll can create an album that sound, look and smell like an original Finnish troll. The album art was done by the band’s guitar player, Samuli ‘Skyrmer’ Ponsimaa, and represents the main character in this new troll adventure. I am not surprised that again the album has all Swedish lyrics as is the best way to tell their troll stories.
While the album is set to hit the streets at the end March in Europe and the beginning of April in North America. The Age Of Metal had the pleasure of speaking to Rouka guitar player of Finntroll. We talked about the meaning behind Blodsvept, their approach at the time to create this album, the cover art, and a possible troll raid to the US hopefully soon. Only God knows how we need their troll stench around here.
Blodsvept will be released via Century Media Records worldwide on the following dates:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND /FINLAND / NORWAY /: Friday, March 22, 2013
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, March 25, 2013
SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
SWEDEN / HUNGARY: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, March 29, 2013
USA / CANADA: Tuesday, April 2, 2013