News from Dark Troll Festival

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:

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:

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:

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":

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:

News Message from 06.12.2023
Dvalin @ Dark Troll
St Nicolas had a bagpipe in his sack for us.
Crewlove is true love!
Our dear Muscus has been a permanent crew member for several years now and his band played 2016 the last time at Dark Troll, so we thought it's definitely time to finally inviting them again.
Fittingly, their new EP "Ravenous Dreams" was released last month.
We are very much looking forward to the Folk Metal band Dvalin from Würzburg!

Here is a song from the EP:

News Message from 03.12.2023
Décembre Noir @ Dark Troll
It's getting dark earlier and earlier and large parts of Germany are covered snowed. We thought that no time could be more suitable for the following band. In addition, the death / doom metallers from Thuringia were also requested by many of you.
They halready played at our Fimbul Festival in 2021, but they have not yet been to Dark Troll. So we are all pleased that this will happen next year.
They will be bringing a new album with them, which was only released in October, meaning that the band, which was founded in 2008, can now look back on five albums and one EP.
We are delighted to welcome Décembre Noir to the billing.

Here is a song of their latest album "Your Sunset | My Sunrise":

News Message from 26.11.2023
Sagenbringer @ Dark Troll
Dear troll community, we heard you!
Yesterday they just finished their first big tour and now follows the confirmation for the folk metal newcomers at the cult pagan / folk and black metal festival par excellence.

The band, which was only founded at the end of 2021, has already impressed us live, so we didn't want to miss out on inviting the Skalds from Sylt and Hamburg to the annual troll ritual in the old walls of the castle ruins.
We are very much looking forward to Sagenbringer!

And here's a song and video of their self-titled debut album:

News Message from 20.11.2023
Saxorior @ Dark Troll
We are expecting a visit from Saksenland! We are delighted that our long-time friends Saxorior will be celebrating the release of their new album "Ewighaid" next year. And not only that, the melodic black metallers will be playing a fantastic set in honor of their thirtieth anniversary.
We can't wait for it and hope you're looking forward to it just as much as we do.

Here is a live audio sample of this year's EP: