Aug. 31, 2020

John Espen Sagstad (TrollfesT)

John Espen Sagstad (TrollfesT)

A conversation with John Espen Sagstad the guitarist of TrollfesT the Norwegian folk metal band.

A conversation about coping with 2020, their songwriting method, falling into success, the Norwegian Craft Beer scene, the soundtrack to his youth, Metallica is Life, having fun on stage, inciting the party, the TrollfesT Brew & his hangover cure.

Throughout this episode John was drinking Arrogant Consortia's "Enter Night". This Pilsner, brewed in collaboration with Metallica was crisp, clean & crushable. It clocked in with a 5.7% ABV.


Matt was drinking Echo Session Ale's "Session Funk". This wild ale was aged in Chardonnay barrels with cranberries, pomegranates, hibiscus flowers & was absolutely to die for!!! It clocked in with a 3.9% ABV.

This is a Heavy Montreal presents Vox&Hops episode! Heavy Montreal is Montreal's premier metal promoter. They host one of North America's best Metal Festivals & present countless amazing events during the rest of the year. I am truly honored & extremely excited to have them involved in the podcast.

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Eirik Folkedal


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