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New MIRNA'S FLING tune "Love For Fear" performed @ In De Kringloop sessions (May15th, 2015)

Always good for a surprise, Arjan Hoekstra found himself performing a new tune in a very - well - special location.

"Love For Fear"
will probably be among the songs on the next MIRNA'S FLING album "The Secrets Of The Trees". The band has lately been playing a handful of gigs and a.o. Arjan Hoekstra found himself taking part in the sessions @ In De Kringloop which goes along with special challenges for the performing artists - as you can watch in the clip.
Meanwhile "The Secrets Of The Trees" takes shape on various levels and when the time has come we will surely provide some exciting news on a special release. Stay tuned & feel invited to share this song and spread the name!

Trollmusic proudly promotes the "Eventyr" album by Norwegian ritual folk band BYRDI (April 7th, 2015)

After conducting an interview with BYRDI (for and some further talk on their exceptional debut album, Trollmusic founder Thor chose to support the band and the young Vardauger label by promoting the release.

“Eventyr” (“Adventure”) has been released as vinyl version with stunning artwork by the well-respected David Thiérrée, and as download version. BYRDI's ritual folk reflects the beauty and wilderness of the Norwegian countryside in compositions transcending the genre borders, thriving on the soil fertilized by Ulver (“Kveldssanger”) and Wardruna, to name a few. "It feels just natural to help these guys a bit", says Thor, "since they tread almost the same paths that we explore: there's mutual respect for mother Earth and an artistic approach which combines modesty, curiosity and deep enthusiasm for heathen mythology."

If you want to write a review of “Eventyr”, feel free to get in touch and we will provide you with all you need!

TUSEN ÅR UNDER JORD : "Sorgsendömet Fobos" mastered by Peter Andersson (February 9th, 2015)

"Sorgsendömet Fobos" album by Swedish project TUSEN ÅR UNDER JORD is currently mastered by Peter Andersson (Raison d'être et al.).

Originally released as tape edition featuring five chapters, the new and currently mastered version of
"Sorgsendömet Fobos" contains one especially arranged bonus composition which fits just perfectly with the other tracks. The recordings are now in the hands of none less than sound visionary Peter Andersson whom some might know from Raison d'être and other projects. In the meantime we check possibilities of a noble as well as modest product that reflects the darkly brooding music in its originality.

TUSEN ÅR UNDER JORD : re-release of "Sorgsendömet Fobos" on CD (November 29th, 2014)

The Swedish project TUSEN ÅR UNDER JORD (translating to "thousand years under [the] earth") is warmly welcome in the Trollmusic underworld.

Specialized in "pale moon music", the only release of this obscure entity has so far been a tape with the title "Sorgsendömet Fobos", published by the respectable Hibiskofon label. Trollmusic will re-release the album as beautiful CD version with exclusive bonus track and slight re-arrangements. This compact disc will also be available as bundle package with a shirt featuring an illustration by none less than one of the most remarkable contemporary fantasy artists.

A journey into the deep & dark night, echoing scenes and memories from a long gone past...

MIRNA'S FLING : "For The Love Of Me" out now & new trailer online (November 14th, 2014)

"For The Love Of Me", the new album by Dutch singer / songwriter project MIRNA'S FLING is out now. You can order it right here or via mailorders of your choice, and of course you're kindly invited to watch and share the trailer for this fantastic collection of autumnal songs between melancholy and hope!

First reactions and reviews reflect much enthusiasm, and in the meantime Arjan Hoekstra answered an interview.

MIRNA'S FLING : "Surreal" video online (October 31st, 2014)

The "Surreal" video clip of MIRNA'S FLING is now online. Filmed on a winter's and a summer's evening, the scenes add up to an indeed surreal atmosphere. "Surreal" is the third song on MIRNA'S FLING's soon to be released album "For The Love Of Me" and portraits band founder Arjan Hoekstra in the streets of Kampen / the Netherlands. If you enjoy the music, don't be shy - spread the link and invite your friends!

Mirna's Fling is available for interviews and will play concerts. If you're interested in writing a review, conducting an interview or organizing a gig, please get in touch!

MIRNA'S FLING : new promotional video online (October 16th, 2014)

The MIRNA'S FLING album "For The Love Of Me" will be out in four weeks, and you can get a first insight into the project right now. Band founder Arjan Hoekstra talks about the early days, the soon-to-be-released album and the future of MIRNAS'S FLING. The clip features not only song excerpts from "For The Love Of Me", but already a small hint at the next album "The Secrets Of The Trees".

Mirna's Fling is available for interviews and will play concerts. If you're interested in writing a review, conducting an interview or organizing a gig, please get in touch!

MIRNA'S FLING "For The Love Of Me" to be released November 14th (September 29th, 2014)

The Trollmusic debut of Mirna's Fling has been mastered by Markus Stock and will finally be out in mid November. You can await eleven hauntingly melancholic tunes of singer / songwriter music in their own right.
"This is a thrilling and enthralling listening experience", comments Tim Witte (Rotting Hill Magazine) in his review, "with dreamy ballads, light-hearted and hopeful tunes and spheric escapes into other worlds".

You can read the complete review here (in German).

Mirna's Fling is available for interviews and will play concerts. If you're interested in writing a review, conducting an interview or organizing a gig, please get in touch!

TROLLMUSIC promotes AINULINDALË's "Nevrast" album & the "Skogtatt" novella by Ulrike Serowy (May 5th, 2014)

Trollmusic from now on promotes carefully selected underground artists which are not on the label but whose approach is highly appreciated. Thus we promote the "Nevrast" album by Ainulindalë and the haunting "Skogtatt" novella by German author Ulrike Serowy.
Both releases have obvious connections to the Trollmusic history.
Ainulindalë's debut album "The Lay Of Leithian" was the first Trollmusic album release in 2004. And "Skogtatt" reflects the mysticism, melancholy and misanthropy of early Nordic black metal with remarkable empathy, in a harsh and stinted diction. There have been many attempts to capture the ambivalent essence of nature-inspired black metal in literature, but none has come that close as "Skogtatt".

If you want to know more about the
"Nevrast" album or the "Skogtatt" novella, please visit the promotion page where you can download promo sheets. For further info just get in touch.

ALVENRAD "Habitat" out now - hailed for its liveliness, surprising many with its wild mixture (April 4th, 2014)

The album can still be ordered as bundle version right here and is now available in shops of your choice in the EU.

„‘Habitat is already timeless and compensates everybody who missed dancing & banging since the demise of Otyg and Skyclad.” (Andreas Schiffmann,
„It is fresh and original and a must for everybody searching for new impulses in (folk) metal.“ (Mischa, Dutch Distortion)
“Alvenrad released with ‘Habitat’ a mighty fine record. Ideal for headbanging!” (Nick,
“This is not your typical prankster folk metal fair, these guys are sincere in what they’re are singing about. This authenticity is exactly what sets them apart from many of their peers." (Raymond Westland, ThisIsNotAScene)
„Across the board, the gentlemen score bonus points with the lyrics, which are above average original and can be called almost poetic.” (Justin Erkens, Aardschok)

ALVENRAD and Trollmusic renew contract – working together for four albums (April 2nd, 2014)

After a year of intense cooperation and short before the release of the already heavily discussed “Habitat” debut album, ALVENRAD just signed a renewed deal with Trollmusic.
After critical reflection it feels just perfectly right to continue with full strength", says label founder Thor Joakimsson, "since the work with ALVENRAD has proven to be inspiring and enriching for both parties in many ways. Everybody in the Trollmusic camp believes we can bring this band to another level and we're damn convinced of the positive power of their music and their artistic approach."
On behalf of the band,
Jasper Strik and Mark Kwint comment: "It's great to be recognized for our artistry in such an early stage. Not many bands have signed a multi-album contract before the release of their debut album. It gives us a lot of confidence to follow the path we set for ourselves and continue to let Alvenrad rise to it's full strength."

ALVENRAD's "Woudakoestiek" video clip online (February 18th, 2014)

The first video clip for ALVENRAD's debut album "Habitat" is published now.
"Woudakoestiek" is the album opener and combines many qualities and influences of the Dutchmen's music, transporting a great dose of enthusiasm for nature, old school heavy metal as well as folk-inspired black metal. The material for the clip was spontaneously shot in a few hours in the woods of the Veluwe, the habitat of ALVENRAD. Besides Mark Kwint and Jasper Strik who form the core of the band, it features Arjan Hoekstra (The Good Hand, Mirna's Fling) on session bass and Koen de Graaf (ex-Thronar) on vokills.
In the next weeks before the release (April 4th in Europe, April 15th in the US) a good handful of studio & interview clips will be published to support the release of "Habitat". Those clips will not only allow insights into the lively recording process but also into the band's manifold inspirational sources.

ALVENRAD debut album "Habitat" to be released in April (January 25th, 2014)

The long-awaited debut album by uprising Dutch folk metal band ALVENRAD will be released on April 4th in Europe and April 15th in the US.
It contains n
ine powerful tunes which combine the archaic charm of wooden folk & black metal with the enthusiasm of classic bands like Uriah Heep, Iron Maiden or Judas Priest. The album has been mastered by Markus Stock (Empyrium/Studio E) and will be published as noble digipak including a booklet with all lyrics, translations & liner notes by the musicians. More info.

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