Til Dovre Faller

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Til Dovre Faller
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Studio album by Glittertind_(band)
Released May 17, 2005 (2005-05-17)
Recorded July–December 2004 in studio Jotunheimen Lillesand
Genre Folk metal, viking metal
Label Karmageddon Media
Glittertind_(band) chronology
Evige Asatro
Til Dovre Faller

Til Dovre Faller (English: Until the mountains of Dovre falls) is the second release the Norwegian folk metal band Glittertind. It was released on Norway's constitution day, May 17, 2005 through Karmageddon Media, 100 years after Norway's independence from Sweden in 1905. The record was originally intended to be a full-length album. However, to reach the deadline for this symbolic release-date it came out as a seven-track mini-album.

Norway constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northwestern Europe whose territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land.

Folk metal is a fusion genre of heavy metal music and traditional folk music that developed in Europe during the 1990s. It is characterised by the widespread use of folk instruments and, to a lesser extent, traditional singing styles. It also sometimes features soft instrumentation influenced by folk rock.

Glittertind (band) band

Glittertind is a Norwegian indie folk-rock band which started up as a one-man project in 2001 featuring Torbjørn Sandvik as the driving force. In 2010 the band has a full line-up that consists of Sandvik doing vocals and rhythm-guitar, Geirmund Simonsen playing accordion, rhythm-guitars, programming, Stefan Theofilakis on flutes, Geir Holm on drums, Olav Aasbø on lead-guitar, and Bjørn Nordstoga on bass.


The record was dedicated to freedom, democracy and the people fighting for it throughout the years of Norwegian history. Norway got its constitution in 1814 and this album lasts for 18 minutes and 14 seconds in total - 18:14. The expression "Until the Mountains of Dovre Falls" was something the people who wrote the constitution swore to each other when signing it.

Finntroll member Skrymer did the cover-artwork and Finntroll member Trollhorn played synths on this record. All other instruments were handled by Torbjørn Sandvik.

Finntroll Finnish band

Finntroll is a folk metal band from Helsinki, Finland. They combine elements of black metal and folk metal. Finntroll's lyrics are mostly in Swedish, the only exception being the song "Madon Laulu" on Visor Om Slutet. Finntroll's original singer, Katla, decided to use Swedish over Finnish since he was part of a Swedish-speaking minority in Finland and the sound of the language seemed to better suit the band's "trollish" outfit. Despite several vocalist changes, this tradition has continued.

Samuli Ponsimaa Finnish musician

Samuli "Skrymer" Ponsimaa is the guitarist in Folk Metal band Finntroll. He joined the band in 1998 following the demo Rivfader and has stayed with the band ever since. He is also an artist, and has designed all of the artwork for Finntroll, such as Cover and Booklets, Stage Scenery and Outfits, Merchandise and more. He did the coverartwork for two Glittertind albums Evige Asatro and Til Dovre Faller. He has an artwork profile on Facebook and he also work as a tattoo artist in Essen. He plays Gibson Guitars. Mostly the Gibson Les Paul. In 2009 he and fellow Finntroll member Mathias Lillmåns formed the Death Metal band Decomposter, in which he plays the guitar.

Henri "Trollhorn" Sorvali, born 19 October 1978 in Finland, is the guitarist and keyboardist of the pagan metal band Moonsorrow, and keyboardist for Finntroll.

Statement in 2009 re-release

In the beginning of the album booklet for the 2009 re-release, the following political statement is made:

Track listing

1."For Norge, Kjempers Fødeland"For Norway, Home of the Brave0:32
2."Flaumen går, i Noreg er vår"Rivers are flowing, Norway is growing2:25
3."Rolandskvadet" Song of Roland 4:18
4."Norge i rødt, hvitt og blått"Norway in Red, White and Blue3:04
5."Per Spelmanns bane"The Death of the Fidler1:47
6."Svart natt"Black Night3:21
7."The Battle of Stiklestad"The Battle of Stiklestad2:45
Total length:18:14

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