Litvintroll began in 2005 with vocalist and bagpiper Andrei Apanovich and drummer Sjarhei Tapcheusky who at the time were – and still are – members of Stary Olsa. Zmicer Sasnousky joined in as the manager. Their vision of playing driving medieval music was shared by another bagpiper and a percussionist. The lineup lasted for a year, appearing at numerous shows and medieval culture festivals. However, their unspent energies still required an outlet, which finally led to changes in the band’s style, lineup and philosophy.
A year was spent working on songs, playing shows and searching for kindred spirits. The musicians brought into the band as a result shared both an attraction to rock and roll and reverence for the traditions of their people, as well as the desire to intertwine the plangent, powerful sound of the medieval bagpipes, which had filled the hearts of our ancestors with the fire of fearlessness, with the roar of electric guitars, and the belief that from time immemorial, our Earth has been home to the trolls who have skillfully hidden from human eyes, yet have never taken theirs off us.