Without any doubt you must have a very strong fanbase. So please tell us something about the Estonian metal scene. Can you compare it with other countries?
I think our scene is small but strong. We have a lot of metal bands here and there are also a lot of concerts. It's really hard to compare our scene with other countries because Estonia is pretty small. But we have a really great site of our scene. There you have all the information a foreigner would need: www.estonianmetal.com
. Bands and their histories, albums, videos, active or not etc. I suggest that site.
While writing reviews, one is always looking for some similar bands to compare. What first came to my mind while listening to "Karjajuht" were Korpiklaani. Did they leave some impressions in your minds, especially after your common tour?
Maybe because „Karjajuht“ is our faster album but I tell you that we wanted to write shorter and faster songs earlier before we went to tour with Korpiklaani.
However your sound is much more serious and darker than Korpiklaani's. So please tell us what's a typical Metsatöll song about? What subjects do you express in your lyrics?
Our themes are timeless. It's about the life around us, but we write the lyrics with our ancient touch. Like we have in our music. There are songs about battles, wolfs, love, sea and nature. Also songs about having a good time and having sauna. Pretty folk metal.
On your Facebook profile I saw some very "special" fan merchandise, for instance Metsatöll bread and drinks. What's the intension behind creating such stuff?
Actually it was a bit of surprise to us also. I knew about the beer but the bread and sausage was like our record labels work in Estonia. We have three different types of bread and they all taste good. And in the end I kind of liked the idea because no other band in Estonia has done that. Dark bread matches to our music really fine. And the beer is absolutely perfect and I love the design.
Finally, would you be so kind and give some last words to our german readers, or anything you want to share with them?
Hope to be back soon. Cause last time we toured Germany was too long ago and as I remember Germany did really good in football when we were there. So even if you don´t like us you need us. Vielen Dank! :)
Thank you too for doing the interview, we hope to see you live on stage soon!
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