Trollfest (sometimes written TrollfesT) are a Norwegian folk metal band. The band released their first full-length album, Willkommen Folk Tell Drekka Fest, on the Solistitium Records label on March 15, 2005. The album name translates roughly to "Welcome Folk To The Drinking Feast" in English. Their second album, Brakebein (2006), was released by Omvina on May 24, 2006. The band performed at the 2007 Barther Metal Openair festival in Germany, which was their first ever live appearance; in 2008 they played at the pagan metal RagnarÃ¶k Festival. Most of Trollfest's lyrics are written in the fictional TrollsprÃ¥k, which is a mixture of Norwegian and German. With a line up that includes musicians from bands as varied as URGEHAL, PANTHEON I, UNTIME, MELCH, HALLUCINATIONS, POWERSWORD and SARKOM, TROLLFESTâs members bring with them not only a wealth of experience and the skill to make use of instruments like the accordion, the banjo and the saxophone, but also a sense of diversity that allows the band to create a sound that is distinctly its own. Whilst âTrue Norwegian Balkan Metalâ goes some way towards describing the TROLLFEST sound - hinting as it does at the extreme end of metal, with a good pinch of local traditional folk - it doesnât really go the whole way towards capturing the sense of fun and sheer exuberance with which the band tackles everything it does, whether it involves playing in the studio or performing live.
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