Finnish folk metal band Finntroll, whom many of you man know as actually being fronted by a troll at one point, have announced that they have begun recording their 6th album at Sonic Pump Studio in Helsinki. The as of yet untitled album will be a follow up to the bands 2010 album Nifelvind and will be released by Century Media in late March of 2013.
You can listen to a demo of the upcoming album here.
The band made the following comments regarding the upcoming album:
“Combining our trademark sound with even more influences from non- traditional genres in metal music, we have created 11 songs which show you everything we want to offer. And boy, wasn’t that one of the hardest tasks for some time. After all, how do you keep your sound fresh, yet familiar, after 6 albums and 15 years?
At some point, we were afraid that the songs are not melodic enough. Then we started to fear they became too melodic. Then we let the songs rest for a while and molded them more in a way that the non-melodic stuff got something to hum with, and the cheesy pop songs were arranged more stripped and aggressive. We were confident, yet sometimes scared what will people think of the stuff we’ve been doing so hard. What if they hate it? That would be fine, but if they would hate it because the material was uninspiring, boring and done-to-death, that would be a huge disappointment. So, we kept pushing and tried to keep it fresh all the time, while still having the ‘this has to be Finntroll because no other band sounds this insane’ – grinning going on.”