Exposé Online banner

New Trolls

New Trolls
Country
Italy
Profile
New Trolls is an Italian progressive rock band, known for their fusion of rock and classical music. The group was formed in the mid-60s from a previous band called The Trolls; original members were Vittorio De Scalzi (guitar, vocals), Nico Di Palo (guitar, vocals), Mauro Chiarugi (keyboards), Giorgio D'Adamo (bass, vocals), and Gianni Belleno (drums, vocals). After two albums of Hendrix-inflected psychedelic rock, they released Concerto Grosso per i New Trolls (1971), a highly regarded fusing of rock and classical music. By 1973, tensions led to a split, with De Scalzi and Di Palo going different ways and struggling over ownership of the band's name. De Scalzi released a few more albums with the New Trolls name, while Di Palo worked with Tritons and Ibis; the two halves reconciled and resumed activity in 1975. The band has continued intermittently since then with numerous personnel changes. De Scalzi has been the constant, sometimes with Di Palo, who also formed Il Mito New Trolls.
Website
http://newtrolls.it
Related articles (5)
Releases on file (15)
New Trolls — Concerto Grosso - The Seven Seasons New Trolls — Concerto Grosso - The Seven Seasons
(Aerostella 0182912 AER, 2007, CD)
New Trolls — America O.K. New Trolls — America O.K.
(Arcangelo ARC-7201, 1983/2007, CD)
New Trolls — FS New Trolls — FS
(BTF VMCD147, 1981/2010, CD)
New Trolls — New Trolls New Trolls — New Trolls
(Arcangelo ARC-7139, 1979/2005, CD)
New Trolls — Aldebaran New Trolls — Aldebaran
(Warner Bros WQCP-368, 1978/2006, CD)
New Trolls — Concerto Grosso No. 2 New Trolls — Concerto Grosso No. 2
(Hae-Dong-009, 1976/1994, CD)
New Trolls — L.I.V.E.N.T. New Trolls — L.I.V.E.N.T.
(Si Wan SRM-2008, 1976/1993, CD)
New Trolls — Tempi Dispari New Trolls — Tempi Dispari
(Si Wan SRMC-2006, 1974/1994, CD)
N.T. — Atomic System N.T. — Atomic System
(Vinyl Magic VM 060, 1973/1994, CD)
Nico / Gianni / Frank / Maurizio — Canti d'Innocenza - Canti d'Esperienza Nico / Gianni / Frank / Maurizio — Canti d'Innocenza - Canti d'Esperienza
(Vinyl Magic VM CD 094, 1973/2004, CD)
New Trolls — Searching for a Land New Trolls — Searching for a Land
(BTF VMCD139, 1972/2009, CD)
New Trolls — UT New Trolls — UT
(BTF VMCD138, 1972/2009, CD)
New Trolls — Concerto Grosso per i New Trolls New Trolls — Concerto Grosso per i New Trolls
(L'Espresso, 1971/2014, CD)
New Trolls — New Trolls New Trolls — New Trolls
(Fonit CDLP 422, 1970/1991, CD)
New Trolls — Senza Orario Senza Bandiera New Trolls — Senza Orario Senza Bandiera
(Warner Bros 3984 26611-2, 1968/1999, CD)

Latest news

2019-06-05
Legendary Co-Founder of The 13th Floor Elevators Passes Away at Age 71 – Sadly, Roky Erickson passed away on May 31, 2019. Known as the father of psychedelic music and co-founder of the ground breaking 13th Floor Elevators, Roky had a profound influence on music from the 60s to today. Plagued by his own personal demons, Roky had a difficult life and is now free of these burdens. » Read more

2019-04-24
Help MoonJune Bring Great Music to Life – Like many music lovers around the world, we’ve been thrilled and amazed to hear the recordings that have been released by MoonJune from sessions at La Casa Murada in Spain. Such label stalwarts as Mark Wingfield, Markus Reuter, Asaf Sirkis, Tony Levin, Dusan Jevtovic, Vasil Hadzimanov, and many more have gathered in various combinations at the studio to produce some of the most creative music in recent years. Now, label head Leonardo Pavkovic is offering a compilation, La Casa Murada - MoonJune Sessions, Volume One, as a fundraiser for upcoming sessions. » Read more

2019-04-10
The Pineapple Thief to Tour North America – November and December of 2019 will see The Pineapple Thief bringing their music to Canada, Mexico, and the US, and famed drummer Gavin Harrison will be on board. The band has been touring extensively in Europe, but North America will be new territory for them. » Read more

2019-03-25
Scott Walker RIP – Noel Scott Engel, better known as Scott Walker, was one of the most intriguing and enigmatic musical figures in the second half of the 20th Century. His strange career started with The Walker Brothers, an American pop group that featured no one named Walker and no brothers. After moving to England in 1965, they had a series of hit singles. Scott's solo work started with Scott in 1967. Starting in the 80s, his work took an increasingly avant-garde turn. » Read more

2019-03-20
Freedom to Spend Unearths June Chikuma's Archives – Jun (June) Chikuma is well known for her video game and anime soundtracks, but she also released an album of experimental electronic music back in 1986 called Divertimento where she indulged the kind of spontaneity that wouldn't work in a soundtrack. RVNG Int'l label Freedom to Spend is bringing this overlooked item to broader attention with a deluxe reissue. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Robert Fripp String Quintet - The Bridge Between – Robert Fripp's latest release, The Bridge Between, is credited to 'The Robert Fripp String Quartet,' comprised of Fripp, Trey Gunn on Stick, and The California Guitar Trio. The album is a...  (1994) » Read more

Blind Owl - Debut at Dusk – The story behind this is that in 1987, the cassette, LP, and CD were all supposed to receive a simultaneous release. Apparently somebody dropped the ball – the LP was released, but the CD fell...  (1995) » Read more

Dada - Dada & Castle Wall – From the ashes of Charisma, the duo of Mutsuhiko Izumi and Kenji Konishi – both on guitars and synthesizers – released two albums during its existence. Their 1978 debut, entitled Jyo,...  (1996) » Read more

Takami - Y. de Noir II & Yume no Kirigishi – Serenity... calm... stillness... These are the virtues most strongly imbued in the music of Takami's first recording Y. de Noir II, an album that is almost completely dominated by voice. Droning...  (1996) » Read more

J.A. Caesar - Kokkyou Junreika & Shintokomaru – J.A. Caesar – this is obviously not his real name – has been an enigmatic figure in Japanese rock and avant-garde music dating back to the early 70s. His music is impossible to categorize,...  (1996) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues