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-
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ALVENRAD search additional (live) musicians while "Habitat" gets more & more praise (April 13th, 2014)
Dutch metal band Alvenrad is currently looking for musicians (25+) to complete a live line-
Meanwhile new reviews pop up almost everyday, some of them with enthusiastic praise of the lively and individual approach on "Habitat". Here's just one example of heavy happiness.
ALVENRAD "Habitat" out now -
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, Musikreviews.de)
„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, Folk-
“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)
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-
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-
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)
10/10 points for MIRNA'S FLING demo recordings & free download of "Misery" (January 17th, 2014)
With no other intention than giving some music lovers a first insight into the stirringly melancholic tunes of MIRNA'S FLING, the (sort of) demo recordings had been sent to some writers a few days ago. Thus the surprise was big to find those recordings rewarded with an enthusiastic review and 10 out of 10 points by the German Hörspiegel magazine, written by its chief editor Nico Steckelberg. Here is what he wrote:
"I'm absolutely flashed! While listening to this music I think of so many different bands and composers... I remember Nick Cave, Coldplay, Gus Black, Cat Stevens, Klimt 1918, Adam Green, Paul Roland, No-
We don't know whether that will happen since the recordings of "For The Love Of Me" turn out really well and highly atmospheric, but for all those who want to take a closer listen right now, we offer a free download of the demo version of "Misery". If you enjoy the song, please be kind and spread the word about it!
Listen to & download (right click/save) "Misery" right here!
MIRNA'S FLING signs with Trollmusic – playful music with great depth guaranteed (December 21st, 2013)
It is with much happiness that we can announce the Dutch band Mirna’s Fling having signed a three-
“The music of Mirna’s Fling needn’t be reduced on any categories”, says Trollmusic spokesman Thor Joakimsson. “I got various recordings of Mirna’s Fling when Arjan helped Alvenrad on some issues, and a month later I recognized that I had been listening to those songs almost every day – they obviously echoed deep inside me beyond words. So it feels just natural to sign this fantastic band which will hopefully surprise and inspire music lovers with its open-
Arjan Hoekstra comments that he is thrilled to have found a label welcoming the variety of music styles that he covers with Mirna’s Fling: “It’s hard to be taken serious these days if you do not exactly ‘fit in’. I don’t seem to have any control on what I write, it just comes naturally. Often my music feels to me like my own private therapy: it’s a way of expressing feelings and staying realistic. Thus I hope my songs can attract people and maybe have a small positive influence. So far I don’t have any answers, but I do hope to ask the right questions.” (more)
ALVENRAD's Mark Kwint on "Blood, Fire, Death" & DE ARMA's Andreas Pettersson on his many bands (November 1st, 2013)
Autumn is reading time! So light a candle in front of your screen and enjoy the long interview in which Andreas Pettersson reflects his passionate work in various bands... click here to read! Moreover Mark Kwint of ALVENRAD and Thor Joakimsson of Trollmusic have been invited amongst some honourable musicians to take part in a special article on Bathory's masterpiece "Blood, Fire, Death", arranged by the team of Metalnews.de... click here to read the whole article in German, or here for the interview with Mark in English. More news... soon!
DE ARMA : New recordings & interview (October 22nd, 2013)
Melancholic music for the delusional minds -