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2.4.2012 | Culture

The Best of Estonian Metal

The Best of Estonian Metal

The Best of Estonian Metal

Metsatöll's music draws inspiration from traditions and an ancient Estonian dialect. The lyrics often carry the listener into the obscurity of the forest, full of wolves and other creatures.

The music is heavily influenced by folk music. Lauri Õunapuu's folk instruments, such as bagpipes and the harp, give the band a unique sound.

The November released album Ulg, has received much praise. The album was recorded in the middle of a southern Estonian forest, far from the noise of the city.

The Estonian folk metal band Metsatöll was established in 1999 in Tallinn. The band's current members have been together since 2004.

Their debut album 'Terast mis hangund me hinge" was released in 1999. Metsatöll has released 5 albums in total. They have performed 300 times in over 10 countries.

See them live at Rock Café on April 20. Tartu mnt. 80D, Tallinn, www.rockcafe.ee

Festivals:

12.–15.4 Harpsichord Festival (More Info: www.klavessiin.kul.ee)

12.4 19 Iren Lill, Mustpeade Maja, Tallinn

13.4 19 Baltic Baroque: Andrei Reshetin, Mustpeade Maja, Tallinn

14.4 16 Silvia Marquez Chulilla (harpsichord), Gorka Hermosa (accordion), Väravatorn, Tallinn

15.4 12 Children’s Concert, Lastekirjanduse Keskus, Tallinn

18 Beatrice Martin (Harpsichord), Raekoda, Tallinn

21.-28.4 International Jazz Festival Jazzkaar (More info: www.jazzkaar.ee)

26.28.4 Estonian Folk Music Festival "Moisekatski Elohelü" Põlvamaa, Mooste Manor (More info: www.folkfest.polvamaa.ee)

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