It’s time to take a trip into the wild world of TROLDHAUGEN with IDIO+SYNCRASIES, the latest and whack-est instalment (Album) from everybody’s favourite pieces of P**p. This crabtastic kickflip of an LP takes you to places no sea creature has been before. How does that guy have 3 arms? Can a chicken ACTUALLY make a good president? Was the mannequin real all along? All will be revealed in this jam packed train-wreck of tantalizing sound waves. The record drops September 1 via Birds Robe Records.
The first single is called “BMX Terminator” and you can pretty much take it from there. With a Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 T-800 Crab doing a sick bike flip on a BMX adorning the single cover artwork, it pretty much sums up the journey you are about to go on with this album.
The record is called “IDIO+SYNCRASIES” and it will see it’s release on Friday September 1 through Bird’s Robe, who are also presenting the tour. The LP was recorded with Ryan Huthnance at Emissary Studios and the weird-but-rad AF album art was done by Andrew Saltmarsh.
The wacky 4 piece from Wollongong, Australia, are heading out on their “Get Outta Town” tour through NSW and the ACT in September, straight up as the record drops. Immediately after this short but sweet tour, they are heading to Europe to tour alongside Pirate crew ALESTORM in late September and October.
For a pretty-out-there bunch, Troldhaugen have had some pretty sweet career highlights. They toured Europe with Alestorm in 2014 and were invited back to play Summer Breeze Festival 2015, they enjoyed triple j spot play for single ‘Viva Loa Vegas’, they’ve toured Australia with Japan’s Vampillia, Finland’s Finntroll and Melbourne’s Toehider, they’ve done a Sold out Australian tour with Alestorm and they hit their crowdfunding target for this new album in less than 24 hours!
triple j staff have all rallied around the band’s sound, with Nick Findlay stating that they are “A magical, genre-shape-shifting monster that I just want more of.”, Gemma Pike sent romantic sentiments – “I love you.” and Zan Rowe calls them “A marvel of modern music.”
Troldhaugen are an exciting, exuberant breath of fresh air in progressive metal. With incredible showmanship blended with a heavy dose of epic riffs and technicality, the band have blasted their way around Australia and Europe, forging a new scene around their folk-prog-circus-metal-hybrid. Who said entertainment was dead? Just spend five minutes with Troldhaugen and they will blow your mind.
Saturday September 2 – NEWCASTLE
The Small Ballroom
Saturday September 9 – CANBERRA
Saturday September 16 – WOLLONGONG