Spinefarm Records / Universal
Metsatöll spend year 2013 touring Europe and US with Korpiklaani and playing shows in Estonia and Finland and now is time for the new album! If you're not familiar with this unique and difficult-to-classify band, which is a badge of honor and a nod to their genre-bending, flip-the-script style, here's a brief history lesson.
Their humble beginnings are as such: On February 24, 1999, three men held a meeting at the borders of the Pääsküla bog (Tallinn suburbs), in the singer and guitar player Markus’ basement, one of whom could play a little bit of guitar, another who knew how to play a little bit of drums, and a third who had come up with a sufficiently ancient-sounding name that would be just right for a heavy metal band – "Metsatöll."
The name "Metsatöll" is an ancient Estonian euphemism for wolf. The thought soon turned into reality and over the next few days four or five songs were composed and a couple of months later, there was an entire album's worth of material.
The demo album “Terast mis hangunud me hinge” was released in the autumn of 1999. Soon afterwards, Lauri joined the band, bringing with him a second guitar, the torupill (bagpipes), zither and flutes.
Metsatöll’s current line-up was finalized in 2004, when drummer Atso took up the place behind the kit. That same year, the band crushed all previous sales records for an Estonian metal artist and won Metsatöll the Best Metal Act 2005 award at the Estonian Music Awards ceremony and have received it five times in a row.
On their homepage, and to date their releases, Metsatöll uses the chronology of the local natural religion. It begins with the Billingen catastrophe of 8213 BC, when the Baltic ice lake broke its way into the ocean and most of the current territory of Estonia appeared from under the water.
3.See On Se Maa
5.Terasest Taotud Tee
Markus (vocals, guitars)
Lauri (bagpipe, flutes, kannel, mouth harp, ac.guit, vocals)
Raivo (bass, screaming)
Atso (drums, stink drum, vocals)
Discography - Albums:
Terast mis hangund me hinge 10218 2005
Lahinguväljal näeme raisk, 2006