... black and joik metal band
(sorry, the whole title wouldn't fit into the Subject) - this is the first description I ever got about Finntroll. And that was on July 13th 2001. So today is my personal 10 years anniversary, and I decided to spam the board with it
What happened was I came to Finland to meet a penpal of mine and she invited me to Tuska, at that point slightly smaller festival than it is today. Then, on the 1st day of Tuska, said friend actually came home from work early so we could go there early enough to catch the first band playing – Finntroll. At that time everybody wanted to see Finntroll, I got the feeling it was a huge thing over there, this was slightly before Jaktens Tid came out.
As that was the first time I heard of Finntroll, I have no idea what songs they played, but I do remember that I was amused by the band wearing animal skins instead of the usual »metal attire«. Actually, when looking at this old picture now, only Katla was wearing animal skin and Tundra is wearing something furry, so I guess my memory betrayed me. I was also introduced to humppa, dunno if it was through Finntroll or Eläkeläiset, but I got that wrong too, thinking the term has something to do with sex (to hump?). Don't ask, I don't know.
That was the era of my old analog camera, no zoom, so I didn't take any pictures of bands playing. This is the only picture I can find online from that day, dunno who took it:
This is the cover of that year's Tuska magazine. Cyclops are Trollish enough to be published:
Tuska magazine, at that point only in Finnish, had this written about Finntroll (topic’s title is taken from here):
OK; that's all from a nostalgic me. I'm counting on the band to give me an excuse 10 years from now to write another post like this
Soooo ... What’s your story behind getting to know Finntroll?