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Metsatoll

On 24 February 1999, three men held a meeting at the borders of the Pääsküla bog, in the singer and guitar player Markus’ basement. One of the men could play a little bit of guitar, another knew how to play a little bit of drums, and the third man had already 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 al ...read more

On 24 February 1999, three men held a meeting at the borders of the Pääsküla bog, in the singer and guitar player Markus’ basement. One of the men could play a little bit of guitar, another knew how to play a little bit of drums, and the third man had already 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-full of them. The demo album Terast Mis Hangund Me Hinge was released in the autumn of 1999. Soon afterwards, Lauri joined the band, bringing with him a second guitar, a torupill, kanteles and flutes.

In early 2001, the original bass player was replaced by Kuriraivo. A year later, a single and video for the song Hundi loomine were released.

Metsatöll’s current line-up was finalised in 2004, when Atso took up the place behind the kit. At that same year, the album Hiiekoda was released, which multiplied the number of the band’s fans several hundred times, 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.

In 2006, the same award was won for the album Terast mis hangund me hinge 10218, a re-recorded and re-arranged version of the band’s demo albu.

Metsatöll’s third album, Iivakivi, released in February 2008, won the band the now familiar Metal Act of the Year award from the Estonian Music Awards ceremony. At the same year, Metsatöll signed a contract with Universal’s Finnish subsidiary, Spinefarm Records.

To celebrate the band’s 10th birthday, a 2DVD/CD Kõva Kont (2009) was released, which will be Metsatöll’s final release published with the band’s own resources. More than five hours of stuff to watch and listen, from between the years 2000-2008, it provides a thorough overview of the band’s histor.

In the autumn of 2009, Metsatöll joined Ensiferum (FIN) for an European tour of 31 shows in 11 countries. By today, the band has played more than 250 shows in Europe and the US, and has sold more than 30 000 albums.

Metsatöll's newest offering Älo is due out on march 3, 2010 « hide

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LPs
Karjajuht
2014

3.8
4 Votes
Ulg
2011

3.4
6 Votes
Äio
2010

3.6
13 Votes
IIvakivi
2008

3.7
5 Votes
Terast Mis Hangund Me Hinge 10218
2005

4
3 Votes
Hiiekoda
2004

4.1
4 Votes
Terast Mis Hangund Me Hinge
1999

4
1 Votes
EPs
Sutekskaija
2006

Live Albums
Lahinguvaljal Naeme, Raisk!
2006


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