Korpiklaani – Kulkija


Korpiklaani’s tenth album Kulkija (Nuclear Blast) is the tale of a wanderer; “Kulkija” meaning, well, wanderer. I didn’t find this out until after I listened to the album. Learned something new! What isn’t new is the incredible musicianship of Korpiklaani and the compositional depth of their music. Kulkija showcases fourteen songs and spans an hour and twelve minutes where each song tells a tale of our illustrious wanderer and his life during his travels. It isn’t necessary to speak the Finnish language to enjoy Kulkija but I’m sure it adds an insightful layer to the album if you do.Continue reading


Korpiklaani Streaming “Lempo” Lyric Video


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Korpiklaani is streaming the lyric video for “Lempo” below. The song is off their new album Noita, out on May 5, 2015 in North America via Nuclear Blast.

Commented Fiddler Tuomas Rounakari:

“Lempo is a fiery God of fertility and the song is about the spells designated to Lempo in order to guarantee a success in one’s personal love life. The Finnish mythology is very unique in its approach to sexuality. We do not have spells to improve procreation like most of the cultures do. But the spells to gain more luck in love life or to increase ones stamina are numerous for both men and women. Lempo is also closely related to fire and one could see the hair of Lempo flashing in the red and yellow flames of fire. The song is a prime example of the new KORPIKLAANI sound with a lead guitar like violin solo and more prominent folk arrangements. It takes a step towards progressive rock balancing the folk and metal in a way Jonne has always dreamed it to be.”

The band will be doing an upcoming North American tour with Ensiferum. Prior to the start of the tour, they have added a few headline shows with Trollfest as support.

KORPIKLAANI Headline Dates w/ Trollfest:
Apr 28: Chop Shop – Charlotte, NC
Apr 29: Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
May 01: Scout Bar – Houston, TX
May 04: Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
May 05: Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

KORPIKLAANI With Ensiferum and Trollfest:
May 06: House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
May 07: Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
May 08: Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
May 09: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
May 10: Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
May 12: Republik – Calgary, AB
May 13: Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
May 15: Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
May 16: Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
May 17: Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
May 18: Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
May 19: Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
May 20: Opera House – Toronto, ON
May 21: Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
May 22: Club Soda – Montreal, QC
May 23: Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC
May 24: Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
May 26: Mr. Small’s Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
May 27: Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
May 28: Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
May 29: Irving Plaza – New York, NY

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Korpiklaani Posts Trailer For New Album


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Korpiklaanihave posted a trailer for their new album Noita, out May 5, 2015 in North America via Nuclear Blast below. Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design, who previously created all of their recent artwork has returned for this one as well.

Noita was recorded at Petrax Studio with Aksu Hanttu handling production, recording and mixing again. It is also the first Korpiklaani album to feature new accordion player Sami Perttula. Perttula’s joining the band has added another dimension in the band’s folk arrangements alongside Fiddler Tuomas Rounakari.

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As previously announced, Korpiklaani have confirmed a co-headlining North American tour with Ensiferum, and Trollfest supporting.

Korpiklaani With Ensiferum and Trollfest:
May 06: House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
May 07: Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
May 08: Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
May 09: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
May 10: Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
May 12: Republik – Calgary, AB
May 13: Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
May 15: Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
May 16: Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
May 17: Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
May 18: Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
May 19: Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
May 20: Opera House – Toronto, ON
May 21: Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
May 22: Club Soda – Montreal, QC
May 23: Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC
May 24: Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
May 26: Mr. Small’s Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
May 27: Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
May 28: Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
May 29: Irving Plaza – New York, NY

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Korpiklaani, Ensiferum and Trollfest Announce North American Tour


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Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani will be on a co-headlining tour of North America with Ensiferum and Trollfest. Korpiklaani will be releasing their new album Noita on May 5, 2015 in North America via Nuclear Blast.

Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design, created the artwork. Yrlund has created all the Korpiklaani artwork in recent years and once again has come up with another masterpiece.

Noita was recorded at Petrax Studio with Aksu Hanttu handling production, recording and mixing again. It is also the first Korpiklaani album to feature new accordion player Sami Perttula. Perttula’s joining the band has added another dimension in the band’s folk arrangements alongside Fiddler Tuomas Rounakari.

KORPIKLAANI With Ensiferum and Trollfest:
May 06: House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
May 07: Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
May 08: Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
May 09: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
May 10: Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
May 12: Republik – Calgary, AB
May 13: Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
May 15: Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
May 16: Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
May 17: Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
May 18: Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
May 19: Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
May 20: Opera House – Toronto, ON
May 21: Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
May 22: Club Soda – Montreal, QC
May 23: Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC
May 24: Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
May 26: Mr. Small’s Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
May 27: Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
May 28: Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
May 29: Irving Plaza – New York, NY

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Korpiklaani Releasing Noita In May


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Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani will be releasing their new album Noita on May 5, 2015 in North America via Nuclear Blast. They revealed the cover artwork created by Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design. Yrlund has created all the Korpiklaani artwork in recent years and once again has come up with another Masterpiece.

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Noita was recorded at Petrax Studio with Aksu Hanttu handling production, recording and mixing again. It is also the first Korpiklaani album to feature new accordion player Sami Perttula. Perttula’s joining the band has added another dimension in the band’s folk arrangements alongside Fiddler Tuomas Rounakari.

In March, KORPIKLAANI will be headlining the Paganfest Extended Shows and will additionally play a run of European festival later this year

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