Beware the bunch of trolls from the dark north, as they are set loose today. Deep in the caves of the woods, they’ll party all night long to their own tunes of flutes, mandolins and accordions. They mostly surround themselves with clubs of meat and mugs of mead, but also liked a princess or two. Although they are some lazy bastards, they still traveled here, the vast kingdom, to play their trollish music for the good folks. Finally, after countless raids, their tales of adventure, misadventure and other fairy tales, their debut record “Der Var Engang…”, telling it all, is out today.
TROLD plays folk metal with a mischievous smile, which is guaranteed to kick off the party from inside the large, dark Danish forests. The storytelling and melodies are in focus when playing with different instruments and heavy guitar rhythms to create the perfect atmosphere. The stories grow, hiss, and are sung, while the listeners/audience are taken on a host of adventures.
Trold has its roots well planted in the Nordic soil where inspiration is found in a wealth of fairy tales and mythologies. Giants, Gods, the animals of the forest, and the marvelous world of the sea are just some of the places Trold takes the listeners to.
“Der Var Engang…” is out today on LP (gatefold black vinyl, limited to 300), digipack CD and digital formats via Mighty Music. Pre-orders are available here.
Astór Palsson (Dawn of Demise) – vocals
Jesper Myrup (Kurgan) – guitar
Christian Christiansen (Sylvatica) – guitar
Allan Madsen (Prevail) – bass
Peter Rafaelsen – keys
“Der var engang…” tracklist:
1. Der Var Engang…
3. Udyrets Gab
5. Vætte March
6. En Kiste Fuld Af Minder
7. Troldenes Nat
8. Skumringens Time
10. Dansen Med Myrtille