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Тролль Гнёт Ель


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Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation (2000 – present)

“Тролль Гнёт Ель” (“Troll Gnøt Yel”, “Troll Bends Fir” in russian) is a band from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Founded in 2000 by Kostya Troll (Konstantin Rumiantsev - lead vocals, guitar) and Jethra (Maria Leonova - flute, female vocals).

TBF’s creativity is formed of Scandinavian folklore tunes stylized and mixed up with modern hard-rock riffs. Lyrics are primarly in Russian and they send you back to the funny stories of the medieval tavern.


When Troll Bends Fir appeared in 2000 they literally scared away fans of “elfish dances on moonlit grass” and gave to folk music in St. Petersburg real Viking spirit and rock-n-roll drive.
This set of musicians give their gigs in clubs all over St. Petersburg and Moscow gathering quite a lot of fans. The increasing number of their crowd is not surprising due to the unique niche TBF found in modern folk music. “Leprechauns” and “Banshee” dancing jigs and reels and joined the green banners of Erin are numerous in both Russian capitals. But music of real Nordic cold that flames and shakes is new to our public. TBF musicians call their style beer-folk and that’s a point. Their music background consists of Scandinavian folk tunes styled as hard rock riffs. Lyrics are primarily in Russian though there are some songs in ancient Icelandic and they follow traditional content of real folk songs. In contradiction to Viking-Metal songs of tarred decks, clash of Viking swords and twilight of gods TBF’s words are stylistically very close to genuine folk songs that were sung in taverns all over Old Europe.


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  • Mortum_est

    твои предпочтения никому не интересны

    5 May 7:35am Reply
  • Sylph678

    Тексты примтивны и все на одну тему. Это не тот фолк, что я люблю.

    4 May 3:14pm Reply
  • Heian9

    Awesome band! Some lyrics (if have translate of course) is really fun and great.

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • ka4eban

    Отличная группа, еще бы в Челябинск наведались)

    27 Aug 2014 Reply
  • matheushf

    a fucking great folk band!!

    19 Aug 2014 Reply
  • jtootf

    Отлично выступили на CAMF'е, например!

    29 Jul 2014 Reply

    хотя тролли тоже отлично играют

    27 Jun 2014 Reply

    Веселый алкофолк - Infornal FuckЪ, например

    22 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Zmeyro

    Хотелось бы узнать название веселого алкофолка по твоей версии.

    8 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Aktased

    скучный чухонский алкофолк на русском языке

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • kulakovvv

    задорный алкофолк! :)))

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • alezhko

    новый альбом весьма мелодичен! не хватает "кусочка" порнопольки!

    24 Nov 2013 Reply
  • MetalWarriorRus

    Новый альбом очень даже хорошим вышел.

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • OkichDD

    Очень отличный новый альбом!

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • eshrey

    трололо гнёт ёлоло [3]

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • psychoviolence

    байк-фест, ну что в Сургуте, бля от души ребята выступили

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • defnoob

    бля, от души,гнёт ёлоло ороде был что выступили в Сургуте на байк-фесте

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Rabia_Sorda

    Вчера концерт у нас в городе был. как всегда угар и веселье!

    4 Oct 2013 Reply
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    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • AreothonModBlut

    Cheers from Serbia!!!

    13 May 2013 Reply
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