Finntroll was established in 1997 by Teemu "Somnium" Raimoranta (guitar) and Jan "Katla" Jämsen (vocals) who had the vision of fusing the darkness and grandeur of black metal with the traditional Finnish hoedown-music. Group's original line-up was completed in 1998 by Skrymer, Tundra, Trollhorn and Beast Dominator and their debut album "Midnattens widunder" was released in 1999. Altogether they have released six full lengths, the last one being 2013's "Blodsvept".
Despite being a Finnish band, Finntroll chose to write their lyrics in Swedish due to their original vocalist Katla being Fenno-Swedish.
In March 2003 Finntroll was struck by the tragic death of the guitarist Teemu "Somnium" Raimoranta.
Tundra (Sami Uusitalo) – Bass (1998 - )
Skrymer (Samuli Ponsimaa) – Guitars (1998 - )
Trollhorn (Henri Sorvali) – Keyboards, Guitar (1998 - )
Routa (Mikael Karlbom) – Guitars (2003 - )
Vreth (Mathias Lillmåns) – Vocals (2006 - )
Virta (Aleksi Virta) – Keyboards (2009 - )
MörkÖ (Heikki Saari) – Drums (2014 - )
Ancient Lord (Mikael Harju) - Bass (1997-1998)
Nattvind (Rauno Raimoranta) - Drums, keyboards (1997)
Grönt Helvetes Kungen (Tomi Ullgrén) - Guitar (1997-1998)
Somnium (Teemu Raimoranta) - Guitar (1997-2003)
Katla (Jan Jämsen) - Vocals, keyboards (1997-2003)
Beast Dominator (Samuel Ruotsalainen) - Drums (1998-2014)
Tapio Wilska - Vocals (2002-2006)