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Tour video from our tour with Korpiklaani spring 2012, in six episodes.

In the first episode we recap the night before we headed out to Europe. We played at the inferno festival in Oslo, and we wanted to make the concert special so we brought along five ekstra musicians aka “the devils dangleberries”. It was great to get the amount of instruments closer to how it is on record. The tour also introduces new temporary member Nissefanten on Bass. The tour starts off with two festivals in Belgium and Netherlands. The latter had a chocolate fountain in the catering area. Can’t complain about that! This episode also contains some pro-shot live clips.

In the second episode we start the actual tour with just us and Korpiklaani. We go to France, and start off in a familiar place; Lille and continues to Paris, Toulouse and Lyon. The French audience were really energetic which was great! Even in the cities we had never been before.

In the third episode we go to Spain for the first time ever. And we finally get to go to some warm places which we had been looking forward to on this tour. We got to do some sightseeing in Barcelona, Madrid and Santiago de Compostella and had a great time. It’s like vacation with a few concerts here and there.

In the fourth episode we continue with Portugal, another new country for us. We came to Porto early in the morning and walked around by the canal. It was beautiful! Unfortunately we didn’t get to see any of Lisboa the day after, but the crowd compensated by being one of the craziest crowds we have ever had. We continue back to Spain with Sevilla and Valencia. In Valencia one of the highlights of the tour appears: The aquarium. It really was amazing, especially the shark tunnels. I could almost hear the voice of David Attenborough as a walked through it.

In the fifth episode we go back to France and then to Italy which is always great. We did some nice touristing in Firenze and tried some local delicassy after the show (cold sausage with mayo)

All good things must come to and end, and in the sixth and last episode we finish off the tour with Croatia (another “first” on the tour), Austria and Switzerland. We had a great “Circle-8-pit” in Austria, and a great evening filled with various pranks in Switzerland. The tour was simply amazing, and Korpiklaani was a wonderful band to be out on tour with.


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A tour video from our trip to MetalCamp 2012

We were lucky enough to return to the wonderful MetalCamp festival in Tolmin, Slovenia in 2012 as well. And since it coincided with our album release we got to have an exclusive pre-sale of that too. In our very own pavillion down at the beach. We went down there a few days before our concert was scheduled. The first day we just hung out and enjoyed a beer and concerts, and the second day we had fun and games at our pavillion. We also did our first time ever acoustic show on the beach which was a lot of fun. Of course it started to rain a bit just as we were about to go on stage, but it didn’t seem to put a brake on the audience. Our concert was the last one of the festival, we played our new album Brumlebassen from start to finish and we had pyrotechnics for the first time ever as well. It was a lot of fun! The guy in charge of it didn’t really follow the script so things just went off here and there.It was like playing in a warzone. All in all a great trip!

The music in the order it appears in the video (Song –Album):
TrollfesT – MetalCamp song (bonus download, Brumlebassen)
Finntroll – Ett Norrskensdåd (Nifelvind)
TrollfesT – Gegalte bliven Gekvitt (En Kvest for den Hellige Gral)
TrollfesT – Finsken, Norsken og Presten (Brumlebassen)
TrollfesT – God Fart (Villanden)
TrollfesT – MetalCamp song
Korpiklaani – Vodka (Karkelo)
TrollfesT – Bøse Tivoli (Brumlebassen)
TrollfesT – Brumlebassen (Brumlebassen)
TrollfesT – MetalCamp song
TrollfesT – Inni den Grotte (Brakebein)

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A tour video from our trip to Fosch Fest 2012, in Italy.

A weekend trip to Italy during summer. Can’t complain about that. We stopped in Copenhagen as usual for a five minute coffee break, and then arrived in Bagnatica. The backstage had it’s very own beer tap which we could operate ourselves, not bad! The crowd was really amazing at this festival, not only where there a lot of them, but they were singing and moshing the entire time. Making one of the biggest circle pits we have seen in a long time. We also met the people behind our Italian fan page who were so kind as to give us a little gift too. The only problem with this trip is that is was too short. This was also the first concert for “Havresekken” our session bass player.

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A tour video from our trip to Extremefest 2012, Part 3 of 3

Last episode of the tour videos from our trip to Extremefest, this time we go to St. Pölten in Austria. Some of our members had become sick during the night due to some sort of virus that had spread on the bus, so we all took it a bit easy this day. But we got another round of signing body parts, and plenty of time to relax in the sun with a beer. So a good day nevertheless. The video also contains a drum-cam for a change, and you get a sneak preview of the amazing color vinyl edition of Brumlebassen.

The music in the order it appears in the video (Song –Album):
Wo bin ich jetzt aufgewacht – Villanden
Die Verdammte Hungersnot – En Kvest for den Hellige Gral
Karve – En Kvest for den Hellige Gral
Illsint – Brumlebassen

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A tour video from our trip to Extremefest 2012, Part 2 of 3

In the second episode of the tour video from Extremefest 2012 we go to Switzerland. Pratteln to be exact. We have played here a few times before and it’s always great to be there so this was no exception. We played insanely early, before breakfast even, but at least we got to spend more time with the magic fridge afterwards. And we got to play the whole set compared to the evening before.

The music in the order it appears in the video (Song –Album):
Der Jegermeister – Villanden
Die Berüchtiges bande – En Kvest for den Hellige Gral
TrinkenTroll – Brumlebassen

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A tour video from our trip to Extremefest 2012, Part 1 of 3

In the first episode of the tour video from Extremefest 2012 we go to Germany. As always we had a lot of fun on this trip, however we got off on a really bad start this time. The flight was delayed, and then there was a traffic jam, so our bus rolled in at the festival area the exact minute we were supposed to go on stage. We ran up and rigged our equipment, but we only got to play for 12-15 minutes. It was a lot better than not playing at all of course, but it was still the shortest concert we have ever played. At least we got to premiere the new song “Illsint” which was a lot of fun. After we got off stage we were greeted with the big beer mugs, and the vinyl edition of “Brumlebassen” at the NoiseArt tent so the sulking from not getting there on time was short-lived.

The music in the order it appears in the video (Song –Album):
Karve – En Kvest for den Hellige Gral
Die Verdammte Hungersnot (live) – En Kvest for den Hellige Gral
En ny erfaring – Villanden
Karve – En Kvest for den Hellige Gral
Illsint – Brumlebassen

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A tour diary from our trip to Metalcamp in Slovenia, 2011

Ah what a wonderful trip this was! We played on Thursday, but since we heard rumors that it was such a nice festival with a beach area, we booked the hotel for the whole weekend and had a little vacation. Hanging out at the beach, visiting the camping area to freeload drinks and watching lots of great bands. I wish we could play there every year!
The Intro and the montage in the middle is filmed on my beloved Super 8 camera

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A tour diary in three parts from our trip to Metalfest in Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

The first episode is from Switzerland. We shared tour bus with the band Misery Index on this mini-tour and arrived on the evening before our first concert which gave us the opportunity to party hard on the first night and wake up just in time to wander into the festival area and get ready for our concert. The concert went very well, and afterwards we stumbled upon the holy grail which we served ourselves greedily from before leaving to Germany, and the next episode:

We were flabbergasted by the amounts of people that showed up so early to our concert and made it very fun and memorable for us (notice the guy in the first row on the left, jumping and clapping his hands. That’s the spirit!) Early concert means more time to drink heavily, which made the rest of the evening equally fun! (but maybe not as memorable? Red.anm.) Then the bus was off to Austria, and our last Metalfest concert:

Apparently it’s not just rockers who like to drink, the lederhosen people were piss-drunk on strawberry schnaps before we could say “Frühstück” and they gladly shared with us. Then we went to sign the postcards we had printed for the event, but I don’t think we used that many as it was probably our signing session-record so far in signing body parts. Once again it was a great gig! Thanks to everyone who came to our show and drank with us after the shows!

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A tour diary from our trip to the Rage of Destruction Fest in Belgium, 2011

This was our first trip to Belgium, and it was a great trip and concert indeed! It was also our first concert with our new session guitarist “Dr. Leif Kjønnsfleis” who will play with us at Metalfest, Metalcamp and the Heidenfest tour. He also plays guitar and sings in the awesome band Dead Trooper which is definitely worth checking out! The intro in the video is a homage to the great Norwegian movie “The Troll Hunter” which was improvised in a drunken moment at the camping area after the concert. The movie is also definitely worth checking out. So grab a cold beer and check all that stuff out (but watch my video first of course, because it’s also worth checking out)

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A tour diary from the “Ich liebe Tour (Tour über alles) Tour 2010” in Germany, December 2010 with TrollfesT, Pantheon I and Finsterforst.

First of all, a big thanks to our friends Finsterforst who arranged the tour and did all the hard work and heavy lifting throughout the tour.
Besides the obvious bad start with a cancelled flight, forcing us to cancel our show in Bonn, we really had a great time on this tour (Of course you can’t blame the airports, who would have thought that it would actually snow in December!! And as close to the equator as Frankfurt?!) Anyway, the tour was a lot of fun, the crowd was great, and it was cool to tour together with our friends in Pantheon I, whom we share guitarist Mr. Seidel (Sagstad). He complained at first that he had to work twice as hard as everyone else, but we said he could have twice as many beers in return and then he was happy. And with Pantheon I there, I was also able to get some help to film the concerts and not just put it on a tripod as usual, thanks to Shandy and Birger who did an excellent job filming the TrollfesT concerts. Since there was so much nice live footage of the bands I decided to include plenty of it and make the video a bit longer than the usual five minute clip, so take a new beer out of the fridge, put your feet up and enjoy!

If you should discover a song you like and realize that there’s a hole in your record collection, here’s the track list for the songs appearing in the video, both live and background music.

TrollfesT – Trollkamp (willkommen folk tell drekka fest)
TrollfesT – Legendarisk ØL (Brakebein)
Pantheon I – Myself above all (Worlds I create)
TrollfesT – Brakebein (Brakebein)
TrollfesT – Die Kirche und der Mache (Villanden)
Pantheon I – Burn the Cross (Worlds I create)
TrollfesT – Uraltes Elemente (Villanden)
TrollfesT – Skogsfest (Promo 2004)
TrollfesT – Uraltes Elemente (Villanden)
Pantheon I – Serpent Christ (Worlds I create)
TrollfesT – Villanden (Villanden)
Dr. Alban – It’s my life (The very best of 1990-1997)
Finsterforst – Lauf der Welt (Weltenkraft/Urwerk)
Pantheon I – Ascending (Worlds I create)
TrollfesT – Die Verdammte Hungersnot (En Kvest for den Hellige Gral)
Finsterforst – Försterhochzeit (Urwerk)
Pantheon I – Burn the Cross (Worlds I create)
TrollfesT – Der Jegermeister (Villanden)

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