Metsatöll are notable for their ability to keep the folk elements from their homeland and integrate them into their brand of heavy metal. Metsatöll started playing together on 24 February 1999 as a three-piece (Markus – vocals and guitar, Factor – drums, Andrus – bass), playing epic heavy metal with small influences from ancient Estonian folklore. The debut album called “Steel frozen in our souls” was released at that time.
To this day, Metsatöll have given more than 500 performances in Europe and North America, and have sold more than 70 000 records.
Markus – vocals, guitars
Lauri – vocals, bagpipes, flutes, harp, ängipill, mouth harp, goathorn, acoustic guitars
Kuriraivo – bass, stump instrument, stink drum, vocals
Atso – drums, vocals
Kadri Voorand is a jazz singer and composer, who’s original music and expression has brought her a number of prizes and performances in Estonia as well as abroad. In 2017 she has been awarded by Estonian Music Awards as the Best Female Artist of the Year and her album “Armupurjus” (“Love Intoxication”) was given the Award of the Best Jazz Album of the Year. In 2015 she was given the Award of the Best Jazz Musician of the Year by Danske Bank at this years Jazzkaar festival. In 2014 she was given a prominent Estonian Music Council Award. She has also been awarded with The Young Jazz Talent Award of the Year 2008.
“Kadri Voorand is a first class joyfully rousing entertainer with a great voice, great timing with a group of first class musicians closely tied together and flexibly underpinning her spontaneous asides and excursions. She was the only one that evening to be demanded urgently for an encore. Voorand is a hi-fly as well as earthy type of artist who is able to sing on top level in different contexts” (London Jazz News)