It’s shortly after Christmas, that trollish activities are at their highest, so prepare for some tiny people to deliver “Norwegian Fairytales” to you on January 18th, 2019 via NoiseArt Records. Oslo’s folkish madmen TrollfesT are back with a bag full of hymns and what would be a better thematical choice for their eighth album than a concept based on various Norwegian myths and legends? With eight full-length releases since their inception in 2004, the trollish powerhouse has constantly kept their fans busy with new music and unrivalled live shows, but this time the lyrics on beer orgies performed in their unique “Trollspråk” have made room to the more ambitious topics and legends that the band wisely chose from their ancestral books and performs in Norwegian language. But fear not, little party goblins! With still tons of high quality entertainment, humour and unbound energy left, TrollfesT keep their status as the craziest band in the folk metal forest!
TrollfesT states: “With “Norwegian Fairytales” we wanted to do something we have never done before, embracing Norwegian Folk-music and Norwegian Folk-lore. When we started this project, we had no idea how difficult it would be to combine Norwegian Folk-melodies together with our Balkan-influences, but after one year of trial and error we ended up with 11 killer tracks and we can’t wait to share this with the rest of the world. “Norwegian Fairytales” is 100% “True Norwegian Balkan Metal”!”
In true TrollfesT tradition, Jonas Darnell is once again responsible for the amazing artwork and Terje Johnsen the design. What you see on the front cover is the two very famous trolls Nøkken and Fossegrimen being responsible for the nocturnal hymns heard throughout the forest at night time. Every song on the new album “Norwegian Fairytales” are based upon a Norwegian fairytale / folklore, with a little TrollfesT twist added of course. So get ready to dive into the world of Norwegian trolls and other mythical creatures.
1. Fjøsnissens fjaseri
2. Kjettaren mot strømmen
3. Espen Bin Askeladden
4. Trine Reinlender
5. Fanden flyr
6. De tre Bukkene Berusa
7. Småfolkets store bragder
10. Byttingenes byttehandel
11. Nøkken og Fossegrimen spiller opp til midnattstimen