Wollongong prog-folk-metal outfit TROLDHAUGEN have joined with Sydney-based label Bird’s Robe Records for the release of their second album ‘Obskure Anekdotez for Maniakal Massez.’

 

They have also announced an extensive European tour, supporting pirate-metal giants ALESTORM on their massive 9-country 24-date jaunt in September & October.

The act joins the growing Bird’s Robe Australian roster alongside The Crooked Fiddle Band, The Barons of Tang, sleepmakeswaves, Toehider, The Red Paintings & more.

Bird’s Robe Records’ Director Mike Solo released the following statement

 

“I’m stoked to announce that Troldhaugen are joining Bird’s Robe Records!

 

This band of crazy dudes have been long-time supporters of Bird’s Robe and it was only recently I had the chance to tour with them whilst on the road with Toehider. Their brand of quirky, experimental and theatrical folk-metal is a perfect fit for our little family & the fact that they are stand-up guys makes it all the more sweet. Plus, we all share an affinity for Slimey Things, which makes them instantly likeable.

 

Having heard a taste of the new stuff, I’m really looking forward to sharing their tunes with people around the world. Stay tuned for updates and make sure you see them on tour in Europe & Australia over the next few months!”

 

TROLDHAUGEN have had quite the transformation since their beginning as a duo in 2008. Their debut 7-track EP focused on blending traditional Scandinavian folk music with metal, resulting in equal parts moshing and jigging. Since then their sound has morphed into a combination of more styles than you can count; metal, folk, cabaret, latin, jazz, you name it.

In early 2014 they embarked on a successful co-headlining tour with Melbourne’s TOEHIDER and shared stages with GLORYHAMMER (UK), KORPIKLAANI (FIN) & FINNTROLL (FIN). New Australian shows will be announced soon.

‘Obzkure Anekdotez for Maniakal Massez’ is out August 29 through Bird’s Robe Records

 

Troldhaugen European tour w/Alestorm & Brainstorm

 

Sep 12 @ Rockfabrik, Nuremburg GERMANY

Sep 13 @ Matrix, Bochum GERMANY

Sep 14 @ Rockfabrik, Ludwingsburg GERMANY

Sep 15 @ Z7, Pratteln SWITZERLAND

Sep 16 @ Pont Rouge, Monthey SWITZERLAND

Sep 17 @ CCO, Lyon FRANCE

Sep 18 @ Divan Du Monde, Paris FRANCE

Sep 19 @ Exhaus, Trier GERMANY

Sep 21 @ Doornroosje, Numegen NETHERLANDS

Sep 22 @ Markthalle, Hamburg GERMANY

Sep 23 @ Alibi, Wroclaw POLAND

Sep 24 @ Proxima, Warsaw POLAND

Sep 25 @ Fabryka, Krakow POLAND

Sep 28 @ Explosiv, Graz AUSTRIA

Sep 29 2 Szene, Vienna AUSTRIA

Sep 30 @ Vintage Industria, Zagreb CROATIA

Oct 1 @ Gala Hala, Ljublana SLOVENIA

Oct 2 @ Circolo Colony, Brescia ITALY

Oct 3 @ Backstage, Munich GERMANY

Oct 4 @ Steinbruch, Darmstadt GERMANY

Oct 5 @ Dynamo, Eindhoven NETHERLANDS

 

Tickets from www.hardticket.eu

 

‘Slaughterhouse Swing’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jZIq-54IrE

‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’ (ABBA cover) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkuJ5uO8Kok