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Metsatöll

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Tallinn, Estonia (1999 – present)

Metsatöll, an Estonian band, was formed in 1999 in Tallinn by Markus Teeäär (vocals), Silver “Factor” Rattasepp (drums) and Andrus Tins (bass), playing epic with a great influence from ancient Estonian folklore. The debut album called “Terast mis hangund me hinge” (Steel Frozen in Our Souls) was released at that time.

In 2000, a good friend Lauri “Varulven” Õunapuu joined the band. Until then, he had observed the activities of the band with a broad smile and had, from time to time, joined them on stage. Varulven had self-taught himself a number of ancient Estonian folk instruments and together they realised that metal and old Estonian folk fit together perfectly. Since then, the music of Metsatöll has interwined more and more with old Estonian runo-singing and traditional melodies.

In 2000, their bass virtuoso Andrus left the band due to personal reasons. However, he was replaced with a new bass player, Raivo “KuriRaivo” Piirsalu, in just a couple of months.

In 2002, Metsatöll contributed to the Estonian music scene with their newest effort, “Hundi Loomine”, for which a video was also shot (directed by Liina Paakspuu). “Hundi Loomine” received numerous exceptionally positive reviews and commentaries in the local media, there was talk of the true mind of the Estonians, the destruction of the negative effects of the English language and the rebirth of folklore through contemporary means and people.

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  • Nikitushka666

    Yomi (Japanese folk metal) Our first official video is out! Album to follow really soon! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUDmklP9GGY ​Follow all the news by subscribing to https://www.facebook.com/yomimetal

    6 Jul 7:29pm Reply
  • MrReznov

    I'm surprised Hiiekoda isn't in the top 15. I really hope they'll consider making concerts down here in the southern hemisphere one day.

    30 Mar 1:53am Reply
  • Fistulator

    Palju õnne sünnipäevaks, Eesti!

    24 Feb 7:02pm Reply
  • blood_viking

    Went to see Tyr, left a Metsatoll fan. Thoroughly impressed. Both bands were superb. Eluveitie, however, is a slow grower.

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • mrBuko

    It was awesome concert in Minsk. Thanks a lot!

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • wingsofjudas

    So good live! I can't recommend them enough!

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • wingsofjudas

    So excited to see these guys in the US! One week till Minnesota!!!!

    7 Oct 2014 Reply
  • nargoman

    "I was scared that "Must Hunt" was gonna be an English song :P" - Nice one! Must hunt is one of the best songs on the new album. Great band, true Estonian metal!

    8 Aug 2014 Reply
  • MetalHammerz

    Great Band! Hail From Latvia! \\m/

    5 Aug 2014 Reply
  • infernalfrog

    I think these guys should be way more popular [2] Hiiekoda is one of the bests folk metal albuns ever!

    29 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Puchatek66

    New album bends spacetime! :D

    22 Apr 2014 Reply
  • PP667

    good

    22 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Re1nKaos

    Karjajuht is great! not as good as Äiö, which I think is their best.

    2 Apr 2014 Reply
  • ccorpion666

    vote sauna picture for the main!

    1 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Slaything

    see ei olnud arvamus, see oli lihtsalt lollus. ja hipster ei ole sama asi mis hipi

    24 Mar 2014 Reply
  • ccorpion666

    ära arritu asjata, kui ei suuda akspekteerida teiste arvamust. ning kes sul siin hipi on?

    23 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Slaything

    sest muusika ei ole selle populaarsus. ja mida kuradit sa tuled siis kommenteerima, kui sa neid ei kuula? saa üle oma lapsikust hipsterlusest

    23 Mar 2014 Reply
  • ccorpion666

    ei kuula nende tehtud muusikat juba ammu pärast hiiekoda

    15 Mar 2014 Reply
  • ccorpion666

    miks ma idioot olen sinu arvates, et töllut mainstreamiks kutsun? ei pea väide paika?

    15 Mar 2014 Reply
  • JorisKanters

    I was scared that "Must Hunt" was gonna be an English song :P

    12 Mar 2014 Reply
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