News from Dark Troll Festival

News Message from 20.05.2024
Horn @ Dark Troll
The line-up continues as promised.
After more than 20 years of existence, the next band is no longer an insider tip.
The defining sound, made up of siren-like lead guitars, classic black metal vocals paired with clean-voiced choirs, a clear focus on language and a serious folkloristic approach, is unmistakable and runs through all ten albums.
The current album “Daudswiärk” is less than three weeks old and is already seamlessly building on the success of the previous albums.
We're delighted to finally have Horn back on our stage since their first visit in 2018 and we hope you're just as happy we are about it!

Here's a song of the aforementioned new album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW9YQ8z78iQ&ab_channel=BlackMetalPromotion

News Message from 16.05.2024
Manegarm @ Dark Troll
Everyone who was at this year's edition will probably have spotted the flyer in the program booklet and the banner.
There were already five bands on it, which we would now like to gradually announce on social media and on the homepage.

Right at the beginning we want to start with a real highlight, because the inimitable Månegarm are kicking things off! Over the past years a truly friendship has developed and we are infinitely proud to announce that they will be celebrating their thirtieth anniversary with us next year. Ten albums, two demos and an EP have been released yet and in honor of these masterpieces they will be performing a very special show.

We are happy to link a song. And which one fits better than the one in which Erik's adorable daughters were immortalized in singing and acting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E0hu6Y6jG4&ab_channel=NapalmRecords

News Message from 29.03.2024
Ancient @ Dark Troll
We are happy to confirm the final band today.
Our already exquisite line up can be completed today by the true Melodic Black Metal pioneers of the 90s, who have been able to celebrate worldwide success until today.
And not only that, they will be playing a special set from their cult album "The Cainian Chronicle", which has haunted us in a positive sense ever since!
Founded in 1992, the Norwegian band has released seven albums, a demo, a split and two EPs to date.
We are looking forward to the band Ancient!


Here's a song of the mentioned cult album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWMb7EC8gBo

News Message from 24.03.2024
Vermilia @ Dark Troll
It's not long now. To be precise, 46 days until the most beautiful festival in the world. Two bands are still missing and we are happy to announce the penultimate band.
Two years ago, the Finnish atmospheric pagan black metaller Vermilia celebrated her German debut on our stage.

Not only musically a real treat, because the whole live group also absolutely thrilled us off stage, so that a friendship could develop from it.
The project, which was founded in 2017, brings two albums and an EP with her and we are already really looking forward to this mesmerizing show

Here's a song from her latest album "Ruska": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlF_JE4D7H4&ab_channel=Vermilia

News Message from 17.03.2024
Alkhemia @ Dark Troll
Three bands are still to come. And we would like to introduce one of them to you today.
This melodic black metal project was born in the silence of isolation in 2020 and will release their debut album, entitled "Abraxas", this month.
The project has quickly picked up speed and has already played and planned several shows.
Alkhemia, who hail from France, have impressed us and we hope that they will do the same to you.

Here is a song from the album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJVaiywT5Kc&ab_channel=Alkhemia-Topic

News Message from 21.02.2024
Graveworm @ Dark Troll
Happy news has just fluttered in from dreamy South Tyrol.
Our long-standing friends from GRraveworm are honoring us again after 2016. Time passes, the friendship remains! It's a pleasure to finally welcome the Italian dark metal pioneers back to the castle.
They have been captivating audiences since 1992 and released their tenth album "Killing Innocence" last year. With their very own mixture of thrash, gothic and death metal, which is characterized by dark atmospheres, powerful riffs and driving drums, they show that they have lost none of their toughness and energy over the years!

Here is a song from the mentioned new album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjoNKfqJq4k&ab_channel=AFMRecords

News Message from 14.01.2024
Nornir @ Dark Troll
We hope you all had a good start to the new year.
We'd like to start the new year with an absolute banger!
They have already played at our Fimbul Festival in 2020 and we are proud that they will finally be playing at Dark Troll this year.
Founded in 2014, the band will be celebrating their tenth anniversary next year and have released a demo, an EP and two albums till now, while their latest album "Skuld" was released exactly one month ago today.
We are very happy to welcome the black metal band Nornír from beautiful Saxony.

Here is a song from the new album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8eJqIY2z3g&ab_channel=BlackMetalPromotionII

News Message from 25.12.2023
Robse @ Dark Troll
We hope you have a wonderful Yule Time with all your loved ones!
Today's announcement feels very appropriate for the current time.
HE has been a companion for many years and was also part of our crew for a few years.
We are delighted that he is finally returning and that we can welcome his new project to the castle stage, which will also be the first open air in the band's history.
"Born to be epic" should fits absolutely perfect for his new band Robse.
He has a great line-up for his band, his own songs and will bring some Equilibrium covers with him as well.
The album, which will be called "Harlekin und Krieger", will be released in June by our friends of Reaper Entertainment.

Unfortunately there is no sample yet, but we will be happy to provide one as soon as there is something.
We are excited, full of anticipation and hope you are too!

News Message from 17.12.2023
Sylvaine @ Dark Troll
As the saying goes "All good things come in threes". For the third time in a row we can say Crewlove is true love, because our dear Flo is a live member of the following band.
It took a few years, but the time has finally come and we can welcome Sylvaine to the castle ruins.
Originally from California, Kathrine has been living in beautiful Norway for most of her life. Till now she has released four fantastic albums and an EP.
Light and darkness, nature and urbanity, the introspect and extroverted, spirituality versus humanity. The music is all about balancing out the extreme outer points in sound, showcasing the emotions that arise as a result of feeling restricted by our human form.

Here is a song of the current album "Nova": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAj5IS_wrtU&ab_channel=SeasonofMist

News Message from 10.12.2023
Norest @ Dark Troll
Today it's Crewlove is true Love again.
This time, however, it will be a little darker and they will be playing for the first time at Dark Troll.
Our dear Malte has been with us for some time now and we are delighted that his black metal band, which was founded in 2018, will be making the castle ruins unsafe for the first time.
Last year their debut album was released via @TeufelsZeug Records and two months ago they were in the studio with our sound professional Irsins Sound to record their second album. We are looking forward to a mix of both albums of Norest!

Here is their debut album "1993" in full length: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzNc0ETWIA0&ab_channel=HartschnackPodcast


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