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Mathias “Vreth” LillmÃ¥ns, vocalist for the Finnish folk metal band FINNTROLL

May 3rd, 2010

Mathias "Vreth" Lillmåns, vocalist for the Finnish folk metal band Finntroll

Interview and live pics by Kyle Moore, The Metal Magnus

I had the opportunity to interview Vreth, vocalist of the acclaimed Finnish folk metal band FINNTROLL, before the show started.  Because there was a large crowd of people backstage, we had to conduct the interview on the staircase leading up to the stage, and after a time the interview was cut short by the opening band starting their set. Nonetheless, Vreth was a pleasure to speak with!
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FINNTROLL / MOONSORROW – The Gramercy Theater, New York, NY, April 8, 2010

April 18th, 2010


Words and pictures by Kyle Moore, the Metal Magnus

The Gramercy Theater – New York, NY

April 8th, 2010

Finntroll / Moonsorrow

Having spent the previous evening being enchanted and thoroughly worn out by none other than Opeth, I wondered if I would have enough energy for Finntroll, who ranks very high amongst my all-time favorite bands. There’s something about the marvelously bizarre Trollish shtick and polka melodies of these Finnish madmen that I find unreasonably captivating. I’ve been hooked since their second album of bouncy priest-devouring tunes, JAKTENS TID, and their newest effort NIFELVIND overwhelmed me with their most creative, heaviest music to date. But before Finntroll could take the stage, three bands I was unfamiliar with had sets to perform.

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Amon Amarth / Finntroll / Octavia Sperati – Carling Academy, Islington / London, England

April 22nd, 2007

Amon Amarth / Finntroll / Octavia Sperati
18th April 2007
Carling Academy, Islington / London, England

Review & Pics by HannTu

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Sodom & Finntroll – Live in New York City, January 9, 2006

January 10th, 2006
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Sunday, January 8, 2006
BB King's Bar and Grill
New York City, NY USA
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June 6th, 2005

 Intro and interview by Luxi Lahtinen


“Lovecraftian Death Metal…” – sounds like a fascinating title, doesn?t it? The German foursome, Alex, Mike, Christoph and Tobias call Philosopher a ?Lovecraftian Death Metal? band due to band?s strong interest in H.P. Lovecraft?s creations as far as the band?s lyrical approach is concerned. Musically, the Philosopher camp has a certain attraction to old school ?90s Death Metal in which people can associate them with bands like Death, Morgoth or even Morbid Angel. Plain copycatting has, however, luckily been avoided in Philosopher?s heavy and slowly creeping Death Metal approach and the band has already proved to stand out in its own, especially on the band?s debut album THOUGHTS which really shows what this talented German bunch is all about.       

I talked to Alex ?Snakes?, the band?s guitarist, just recently and tried to gather together sort of an info kit what Philosopher is really all about as far as the band?s musical journey through the current Death Metal territory goes; basically finding out how they have been received by extreme Metal diggers and wanting to know a bit more what kinds of thoughts Alex has about Philosopher?s position amongst a countless amount of extreme Metal bands these days.

Uh, enough said for an introduction, now let?s get to the point finally?  


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