Here you have with delay
to the legend-finnish-band Finntroll. Sadly Somnium(Finntroll, Impaled
Nazarene, Barathrum) died recently in an accident, but i publish this
interview because i think it may interest all of us. So, this one goes
for Finntroll, TrollhorN, Somnium and all the people thad had something
to do with him. Long life to the TROLL!!!
1.-Finntroll was born when
two of i´ts members began to play folk melodies... I wonder how
drunk you were, How was it? Tell us whatever you want about you band,
from then to now
When Finntroll was born, in that mysterious night, I was propably
sleeping at home, heh, because at that time I didn´t know any
of those guys. I know, though, that Somnium was drinking and doing his
goth-project "Shadowworld" with Katla and some other guys
that night, and in the wee hours of the morning, while the other members
went to buy some more beer, he got bored and started to play the riff
from "Midnattens Widunder". While the other fellows came back,
he already had half of the song completed. And thus the first basis
of Finntroll´s music were born! And judging from th guys´
drinking habits, they were VERY drunk, heh. Back then it was all about
having fun, and our goals haven´t changed since then. We don´t
want to be the biggest band in the world, we just care about good music,
good friends and lots of beer and mead.
2-The new CD must be ready
soon, doesn´t it? Tell us things about it, how were the recording
sessions? How is going this CD to be? Will it keep Finntroll folky feeling?
Well.....no. *sob* We have only a couple of songs ready, but we
will most likely unleash a new mini-cd, which will be recorded within
a month. It will contain acoustic/experimental songs from the both albums
and maybe a couple of new songs also. Folky feeling? Well, this is going
to sound more folky than ever!!!!!!
You had to cancel the last european tour, why? When will we be able
to enjoy Finntroll in Spain?
The tour was cancelled because of the broken tour bus, and we didn´t
have any time to get as cheap bus as the previous was, and we didn´t
of course have any extra money to get "just some bus, no matter
what it costs". The whole incident was pretty weird anyway....
I hope no-one didn´t fool us, which came into my suspicious mind.
You will enjoy our music in Spain, and we will enjoy Spanish beer as
soon as someone books us to play there, which would be extremely cool.
4.- What is your fauvorite
sexual position? What tips would you give us about it? hohoho
My favourite sexual position is of course anything that involves
physical pleasure! "Whatever keeps the lil´ bro happy",
as they say. ;) Tips? Take of your pants, get a good grip of your wiener
and plug it in!
5.-What are your influences?
What metal and no metal bands do you prefer? What is hidden in the finnish
underground that really hits? Reccommend us something....
My influences in Finntroll´s music are some bands like Otyg,
Bal-Sagoth and Polka music in general. (especially Polish polka music!!!!!)
For metal bands I am very fond of e.g. Bathory, Cannibal Corpse, Merciless,
Thyrfing, Bal-Sagoth, Napalm Death, old Burzum, old Ulver, Autopsy,
old Fear Factory, Hades (nor) and way more. For not-so-metal I prefer
Rick Wakeman, Camel, Garmarna, Gentle Giant, Richard Wagner, Danny Elfman,
Arvo Pärt, Jerry Goldsmith, Annbjörg Lien, Pekka Pohjola and
Frank Zappa, to name a few. Eventually, I listen more to non-metal stuff
The Finnish UG-scene used to be better some years ago, as now I think
everyone are just copying everyone, which is sad. For the more original
bands I can recommend The Wicked (post-industrial ambient/classical
Black), Woods Of Belial (Industrial Doom, very good! Debut album, "Deimos
XIII", should be out soon), Turisas (in the vein of Karelian folk
music-meets-Bal-Sagoth) and Ajattara. (in the vein of Celtic Frost and
old Bathory, very oppressing!)
6.- We can appreciate a
deep change on your sound from Midnattens Widunder to Jaktens Tid, not
only in the production, is your new CD going to follow this ascension?
The new album will be much rawer, meaner and more cruel. In other words,
more TROLLISH. We will most likely reduce a lot of the synth-work (all
the pads/choirs whatsoever), and try to get a bit more closer to the
"Midnattens Widunder"-sound, as we have discussen on this
matter within the band. We are totally fed up with overproduced Power
Metal, heh, as I tend to call "Jaktens Tid".
7.-What are your lyrics
about?, as you can imagine i don´t understand almost anything!!!!
But I think that they sound lovely perfect.
Finntroll´s lyrics are full of hatred towards priests, cherishing
of the Trollish way, battles and drinking. Also Nature has an important
role in our lyrics. If you want for the English translations, commend
yer browsers to
http://www.proserpine.de/finntroll/finn.htm and find out e.g. what happens
on Kitteldags or Bastuvisan!!!!!
8.-Tell us something about
Hmmm..... they should be always made of lace and be transparent
red. What else? I can´t fit those on!!!!!! Now do you want to
hear of my underpants? :D
9.-Tell us something about
your fauvorite drinks, i am not very original, always Whisky cola...
Should I try a "kill you" listening to darkthrone?
Please, for your own safety, don´t drink "Kill You".
I can recommend a drink that we made, which is called "Vermin".
It includes 2 centilitres of Vermouth and 2 centilitres of Mint Liqueour
(40%). The taste comes really close between toothpaste and mouth water.
Needless to say, it´s bad as Hel, but hey, it´s VERMIN!!!!!
;) If you feel shy, don´t hesitate to add some Sprite into it,
and it will taste way more better. The other drink I can warmly recommend
is "The Death of the Road Crew", which contains 4cl of Jägermeister,
4cl of Mint Liqueour (again that 40%) and 4cl of Fernet-Branca. Now,
drink two of these and *swooooosh*, all the memories of the nicely started
evening will be gone. And you´ll be very, VERY drunk. And remember,
this is a shot, not a "drink".
Somnium really use lace undies?xDDD
No, but last summer he bought strings!!!!!!! *pukes* He has also
shaved his genital area, and likes to show it especially to me whenever
we are at bar, so there is definitely something very sick inside this
guy. Well, we are have our feminine sides. :D
11.-Well i hoped you enjoied
it, now i let you to tel whatever that may interest our readers an your
I´m sorry that some of the answers were a bit short, but
I really am no expert on interviews considering Finntroll, as this the
second I´ve ever made. Anyway, thanks for the interview, and for
all the Spanish readers: Beba más cerveza, escuche Finntroll
y estancia brutal!!!!!!! And whenever you have time, feel free to participate
on our discussion forum in www.finntroll.net. Just say I sent you. ;)
TROLLHORN (JANUARY 2003)
"Midnattens Widunder" 1999 Spikefarm
"Jaktens Tid" 2001 Spikefarm/Century Media
"Visor Om Sluet" 2003
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