Oslo’s self-styled true Norwegian Balkan metallers Trollfest have today unveiled the artwork for their upcoming album “Brumlebassen”, which is due for release on NoiseArt Records in August of this year. Responsible once again for the amazing images that vividly depict the story of what will be the band’s fifth full-length album is Swedish cartoonist Jonas Darnell, who originally created the iconic metal duck from Trollfest’s “Villanden” album, and has worked with the band ever since. Terje Johnsen, who has been working on the design side of Trollfest’s releases since the “Brakebein” album, has once again teamed up with Darnell to produce the finished package.
Like all Trollfest’s albums, “Brumlebassen” tells a story about one of the characters that inhabit the fantastical universe created by the band. This time the story is about Brumlebassen the Bee Keeper, whose task it is to care for the bees and brew the Honey Mead that is much loved by the Trolls. Brumlebassen adores his bees so much that he would secretly like to become one of them himself and he is therefore depicted wearing a bee costume!
“Brumlebassen” will be available as a Gatefold vinyl and limited digipak including 12 tracks plus a bonus track.
02. Böse Tivoli
05. Finsken, Norsken and Presten
06. Mystisk Maskert
07. Apis Mellifera
09. Verboten Kjærleik
12. Rundt Bålet
13. Konterbier (bonus track)