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Jonne Järvelä – Korpiklaani

November 18th, 2015

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INTERVIEW WITH JONNE JÄRVELÄ OF KORPIKLAANI

Korpiklaani has been folking since 2003 by conquering the folk metal world with the Finnish culture and nature. Being one of the heaviest and hardest working bands with the nine albums out by now proves Korpiklaani’s folk metal machine is unstoppable. The ninth album called NOITA is another fine slap of the catchy folk metal with the obvious ancient Finnish myth and culture of the past. Some water has flown under the bridge since the previous Korpiklaani interview, therefore it was about to have a conversation of the mastermind of Korpiklaani, Jonne Järvelä.

Interview and live pictures by Arto Lehtinen


Good day – how does the touring life look in the Korpiklaani camp ?

We are just now in Hamburg at Heidenfest 2015 and everything is fine. Ten days behind and about the same still left.

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The Petrax studio has been a home studio cave for Korpiklaani for a while, Do you view that finding the right Korpiklaani sound is easier and natural progress there at the Petrax studio with the essential know-how how to carry out a good sounding album with the catchy hooks ?_MG_5399

Absolutely. Petrax is good place to record because it is farm place at countryside. There is its own peaceful atmosphere and we really like to record there. Also it is one of the best studios in Finland and near my home, so it is easy choice.

Noita being the 9th album in a row in the Korpikaani catalogue, that proves Korpiklaani is one hell of working band around, you don’t rest on your laurels at that much – where do you find that much energy and inspiration to keep going on ?

I don’t know actually. This is fun thing to do and at least for me this is the only thing that I can do, so maybe that drives us to keep going on.

You have systematically released new album every year or every second year, as for the time gap between NOITA and MANALA, there is a three year gap, how come it took a bit longer to have the ninth album out ?

We toured even more than usually, so we couldn’t find the time for song writing so much than before. Also I wrote, recorded and produced my “solo” album JONNE, which is not actually a solo album because I got help so much from many musician friends of mine. Then I produced, mixed and partly recorded Oceanwake new “Sunless” album, which also took some time.

How did you start working on the material for the NOITA album ? Do the lyrics come first before the music ?

Tuomas Keskimäki wrote most of the lyrics again, so there were lyrics first but I don’t put my focus on lyrics yet when writing music. When the main structure of the song is ready I start to think which of the Tuomas’s lyrics would fit to the character of the song.

What was the most challenging part of the whole writing and composing process of the NOITA album ?IMG_7450

Find the time to do it. The songs came very easy and naturally and we actually dropped some songs away from the album whole.

What does the title of the album originally come from ?

There are some songs about witch what Noita means in English and one of the key songs on the album is Ämmänhauta. It’s about one finnish folklore that lives strong in one little village, called Vesilahti, where I’m from with our bass player Jarkko. One powerful witch lived there and when she noticed that the end of her lifetime in here will be over soon her last wish was to be buried into the sacred ground of the church. So she managed to find four men to carry him to there secretly because during those times pagans were not allowed to be buried to the “holy” ground. Before their journey begun she had one important rule for those four men; If she would die before they reach their destination she must be buried straight to the place where that happens. They didn’t manage to get to the church’s graveyard and when the witch took her last breath those four men could not move her anymore because of her spell. So they buried her immediately to that place and threw birches on her grave to hide the body. Later on the story started to spread from mouth to mouth and people started to throw birches on the witches grave because they feared that witch will curse them if they would not do that everytime they passed her grave. So even nowadays there is a great pile of birches on the same place where the witch was buried.

The Korpiklaani figure known as Vaari did the first appearance on the front cover of TALES ALONG THIS ROAD and since then it has been an expected figure on covers. How did this come about ? Did you find it a good idea to have a mascot of your own ?

Exactly. I like the idea how for example Megadeth or Iron Maiden has their mascot adventuring always on the album covers. I wanted something similar and Vaari is our Eddie in a way.

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FOLKING SINCE 2003

The main core of the line-up of Korpiklaani have soldiered up as a united team for about ten years, whereas the violinist got changed as well as the accordionist, as for finding these replacements – was it an easy going process to audit and find right guys with the suitable background and attitude to Korpiklaani  ?

We have been lucky because every time when people changed in this band we’ve getting stronger. I don’t mean to put anyone down because we are really good friend with every _MG_5405ex-Korpiklaani members still but it is a fact. There always been a reason for the changes and it’s been both way deal. Some people got enough this kind of life style and they might to want to do something else in their lives. It was easy to find first Tuomas about four years ago and now Sami three years ago…time flies. Sami is still a new guy in our books  J

Since the VOICE OF THE WILDERNESS album the guitarist, bassist have been in the band beside you and drummer Matson, apparently this has created the bond between you to take further steps for Korpiklaani and focus on building the band’s success ?

I think it is important to keep the band as stable as it is possible. That’s how we all can develop together as a band because this is teamwork if something.

When some member has departed, is it like the end of the marriage, that’s it and goodbye – or do you maintain some sort of contact to each other ?

Yes we are still contacted and friends with ex-members.

The Finnish language has been the big role in the lyrics, leaving the English kind of aside. The whole lyrics or could I say the poetry is fascinating, tending to go deep in the Finnish ancient culture, but do you feel it is kind of odd to have lyrics written in Finnish as the foreigner fans may miss the point in the meaning of the lyrics ?

I don’t feel it odd because nowadays it is easy to translate the lyrics if you want. Internet makes it very easy. Also we have explanations of each song on our booklet of the albums.

Do you feel kind of natural to sing the lyrics in Finnish on tours or do you have to switch it to the English after all ?

It is way more easy for me to sing in Finnish, my native language. Also it is easier to catch and share the feelings of the lyrics using Finnish.

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SOURCE OF INSPIRATION

How much do you spend time exploring and studying the Finnish ancient mythology and culture to ladle them for the lyrics and ideas to develop the soundworld of Korpiklaani ?

I don’t study about mythology or culture but being in this band has been teaches me a lot and still doing it all the time.IMG_6786

When penning the lyrics, do you have to have some certain place and atmosphere to reach the need mood for coming up ideas on papers ?

I’m not writing lyrics so much but when I do, I can be anywhere when I got an idea. I’ve been driving car when I got an idea and then just pulled over and writes it down. I’ve been sitting,  when suddenly got inspired and just walking outside. You never know when it hits you.

You have traveled all over the world, have other cultures and social aspects brought more new ideas, visions and influences on the creation of the musical ideas ?

Absolutely. In the end everything is about your lived life. Met people and places. Being in the band is extremely good chance to meet lot of people and travel around the world.

The four Korpiklaani albums came out on the Austrian Napalm rec, which was a home for Korpiklaani for a long time, nowadays you are at Nuclear Blast. What is the biggest difference between these two labels from your point of view ?

Nuclear Blast is bigger and they can load a little bit more volume on marketing. Of course it would be easier and good to be on some of the Finnish label because being on contact would be easier but unfortunately “know how” and contacts are better at record labels abroad. That’s why most of the Finnish metal bands that are doing international career are on the lists of some record label from abroad. But in our case the interest of the record companies stands at abroad. Finnish record labels are not interest or ready to invest to band like Korpiklaani for some reason, which is sad.

I can’t help asking what was the main factor making you thinking of switching to Nuclear Blast ?

They offered the best deal and they have worked already some Finnish bands like Amorphis and Nightwish, so Blast just convinced us about a good business relationship. We signed again to Nuclear Blast filling second deal with them just before Noita.

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KEEP ON GALLOPING

I have paid attention to the behavior and acting of the crowd at Korpiklaani’s gig, the people usually go utter beserk and the feeling is lik_MG_5406e getting catapulted thru the ceiling especially during the fastest tunes, being played. Do you try to set the place on fire and get people nuts on gigs or do you have to calm the moshing and pitting and surfing down time to time ?

We like to see when people gets crazy. Maybe that’s why we have so many up-tempo songs but to keep the feeling and drama of the show it is important to play also some mid tempo or even slow songs. That’s how the fast songs sounds even faster.

Where is the strongest and loyalist fanbase as well as wildest ones ?

Germany and Europe over all is at least most loyal because we can see the familiar faces on every gig for example on this tour now but North America and Canada are rising and rising for us all the time. The most wild audience is definitely in South America.

The videos of Korpiklaani seem to have been an important role. Do you view videos are the one way to catch some attention for Korpiklaani ? Obviously there will be a new video from the NOITA album ?

Now when TV doesn’t show music videos anymore, videos are in the web nowadays. Like on Youtube but I think it is in big role as before. At first we put out a video of Tein mina pillin pajupuusta, which shows us on stage. It’s filmed in Moscow, Russia. Now just a while ago we released a video to Ämmänhauta song.

When Korpiklaani was interviewed back in 2003, the whole thing was in the early stage of kicking the whole on as apparently it was based on the DIY attitude, how do you coordinate and keep your eyes on the business and so on and how do you make the last call what comes to booking festivals and gigs ? Btw are you still involved in Natural Born Records ?

We have a good management to take care about our booking and record label business, so we can put our focus for the music more but of course we are speaking everything through _MG_5395our management, so we know all the time more or less what is going on. Natural Born Records is JonneMusic nowadays and it handles my producer works, some part of merchandise works and publishing for Korpiklaani and JONNE bands.

Speaking of your solo, in my opinion the stuff on the solo album differs quite obviously from the Korpiklaani stuff, was it a conscious choice to separate the stuff from Korpiklaani by working them on the solo output ?

It was the reason for the solo album and band because those songs were so different, than Korpiklaani style. I didn’t have any need to put out a solo album but the songs were asking it if you know what I mean.

Can we expect more solo stuff from you ?

Yes, next album is already under work. JONNE is also real touring band, not just my solo project anymore but because there are also very busy musicians for example Santeri Kallio and Jan Rechberger from Amorphis we can’t play live so often.

All right I thank you for your time to do the interview for Metal-Rules.Com and wish all the best and I let you conclude the interview ….

Thank you so much and see you on gigs

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Bloodstock Open Air 2015

August 20th, 2015

Bloodstock Open Air 2015

@ Catton Hall, Derbyshire

6th – 9th August 2015

Review by Demitri Levantis

Photography by Michelle Murphy

 

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Picture the scene: a field in south Derbyshire. One moment, quaint and calm; serene, leafy and undisturbed.

But then, as the sun arises to the midday point one cloudless Thursday in august, thousands upon thousands of heavy metal fans swarmed forth out of the woodwork that is England 2015, to attend the twelfth official Bloodstock Festival (11th open air to be exact).

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KORPIKLAANI: Third Track-By-Track Video Online

May 2nd, 2015

In anticipation of their upcoming record Noita, Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI have release their second track-by-track video.Watch Jonne, Sami and Tuomas explain the creative process behind the songs “Jouni Jouni “, “Kylästä Keväinen Kehto“,Ämmänhauta”and “Sen Verran Minäkin Noita” here:

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KORPIKLAANI – NOITA

Part 1 can be viewed at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5hEe-IBGrk

Part 2 can be viewed at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s1dmulyzZg

KORPIKLAANI will release their ninth full length studio album Noita, on May 1st (Europe) and May 4th (N. America) via Nuclear Blast. Noita is the first KORPIKLAANI release 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. The album was recorded at Petrax Studios with musician and producer Aksu Hanttu.  Jan Yrlund (MANOWAR, SIRENIA etc), of Darkgrove Design, created the artwork. Yrlund has created all of the KORPIKLAANI artwork in recent years and once again has come up with another masterpiece. Fans can pre-order the album here: http://smarturl.it/KORPIKLAANI-NoitaNB.

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KORPIKLAANI: Second Track-By-Track Video Online

April 28th, 2015
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KORPIKLAANI – NOITA

In anticipation of their upcoming record Noita, Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI have release their second track-by-track video.Watch Jonne, Sami and Tuomas explain the creative process behind the songs “Sahti“, “Luontoni “ and “Minä Näin Vedessä Neidon”,here:

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Ensiferum – Interview with Petri Lindroos

April 8th, 2015

Interview with Petri Lindroos of Ensiferum

Interviewed on March 21 2015 @ O2 Islington, London
by Demitri Levantis

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Finland’s folk metal force Ensiferum dropped by London’s O2 Islington Academy on Tuesday 24 March to promote their sixth album, One Man Army. I caught up with their vocalist/ guitarist Petri Lindroos to discuss the album, upcoming shows, touring and the state of the metal world and the music industry today.

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Sabaton @ The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

December 27th, 2014

Sabaton

@The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

December 9th 2014

Review by Andy Edwards/Nikki Ryan

Pics by Nikki Ryan

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When ‘Heroes’ was released to critical acclaim earlier this year, it was obvious that Sabaton’s inevitable UK tour would be a mighty success. With arguably their best material since 2005’s ‘Primo Victoria’, it came as no surprise that Wolverhampton’s Slade Rooms sold out months before Sabaton’s return to our shores.
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PaganFest North America V Calgary, Alberta, May 7th, 2014

June 14th, 2014

PAGANFEST NORTH AMERICA V

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Korpiklaani, Turisas, Chthonic, Varg, Winterhymn

The Republik. Calgary, Alberta  2014

It was painful to go  inside on the first sunny day in a week!  As I waited in line enjoying the last few warm rays of sunset I watched the faithful.  Many people were dressed up and faces painted. Countless folk/pagan/Viking shirts made me think this is one of the strongest sub genres right now. Doors open an hour behind schedule which for once didn’t bother me as it was fine to soak up a last few rays of sunset while in line.

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Korpiklaani and Turisas rock Paganfest North America 2014 at the Hollywood House of Blues!

May 21st, 2014

Korpiklaani and Turisas rock Paganfest North America 2014 at the Hollywood House of Blues!

May 13 – House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

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Review &  photos by Metalette

Every year, Paganfest brings out a fascinating crowd – a subdivision of the LA metal scene that you otherwise never get to see! The SoCal vikings and heathens come out to party in their chainmail and warpaint and tattered fur, and many fans sport plastic-horned helmets if nothing else. The festival also draws an admirably diverse group of fans; all age-ranges, races, and genders appreciate the uniquely good time that is offered at Paganfest. I kid you not, there was a white-haired old lady sitting in the VIP section, bopping her head along to all the bands’ sets.

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Korpiklaani to play at Rockstad: Falun 2013!

December 9th, 2012

While other folk metal bands began with metal before adding folk music, Korpiklaani started with folk music before turning metal.

 

The roots of Korpiklaani can be traced back to a Sami folk music group under the name of Shamaani Duo, an “in house restaurant band” created by Jonne Järvelä in 1993.

 

An album of folk music (Hunka Lunka) was released under this name before Järvelä relocated and formed a new band Shaman. The folk metal act Shaman was based on the folk music of Shamaani Duo. Two albums were released in 1999 and 2001 before Shaman changed their name to Korpiklaani. The change in name was accompanied by a change in the music. The traditional yoik vocals and the use of the Sámi language were dropped while the synthesizer was replaced with real folk instruments.

 

Jonne Järvelä credits his work with Finntroll as the catalyst for the shift in emphasis from folk to metal.

Their song lyrics are often related to alcohol and partying.

 

According to Jonne Järvelä, Korpiklaani’s music would be seen as “old people’s music with heavy metal guitars” in Finland.

Tickets and more festival info @ www.rockstadfalun.se

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Copenhell Festival 2012 at Refshaleoen Copenhagen, Denmark

August 14th, 2012

Copenhell Festival

Refshaleoen

Copenhagen

Denmark

15-16/6 – 2012

Live pictures and reviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Guest contributor: Ulrika Henriksson

 

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Here comes a review of the great Copenhell festival that took place during two slightly rainy days in the middle of June. Acts that performed included Slayer, Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Immortal, Saxon, Gojira etc.. Lets take a closer look at what the festival had to bring…..

 

 

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KORPIKLAANI RELEASES FIRST “MANALA” TRACK-BY-TRACK VIDEO

August 8th, 2012
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KORPIKLAANI – “Manala“

Headlining “Manala North American Tour” to kick off late-August

FINLAND – Finnish traditional folk metal pioneer, Korpiklaani, has posted the first of a series of track-by-track videos from its upcoming eighth studio album, Manala, on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/rFdn9lhlsEw. Manala will hit stores in North America on August 14th via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-order Manala via the Nuclear Blast web-store today at: http://store.nuclearblastusa.com/Search/korpiklaani.

Korpiklaani is currently gearing up for its headlining, “Manala North American Tour,” set to kick off in late-August. The band’s vocalist/guitarist, Jonne Järvelä, has issued the following statement in anticipation of the run, which will launch in Quebec City, Canada on August 28th.

“Once again we are very excited to come back to North America. It will be the first time we are able to tour on the release of our new record, Manala. We are also very pleased to be having our very good close friends from Moonsorrow, Týr and Metsatöll, so expect a great party with good friends and even better music!”

In an effort to give back to the fans, Korpiklaani and Nuclear Blast USA will be giving away a limited number of guest list spots (not a backstage pass) to some lucky fans for the “Manala North American Tour.” Head over to: http://bit.ly/korptourcontest for complete details.

Stay tuned for more information on Korpiklaani, Manala and the “Manala North American Tour!”

 

 “Manala North American Tour” dates…
Aug 28 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theatre
Aug 29 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Aug 30 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Aug 31 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
Sep 1 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
Sep 2 – St Paul, MN @ Station-4
Sep 3 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
Sep 4 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Sep 5 – Billings, MT @ Manny’s
Sep 6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
Sep 8 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Sep 9 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Sep 10 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Sep 11 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
Sep 12 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
Sep 13 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Sep 14 – Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
Sep 15 – Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
Sep 18 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
Sep 19 – Buffalo, NY @ Club Infinity
Sep 20 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
Sep 21 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
Sep 22 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Sep 23 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium

 

 

Korpiklaani online…

 

www.korpiklaani.com

www.myspace.com/korpiklaani

www.facebook.com/korpiklaani

www.nuclearblast.de/korpiklaani

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KORPIKLAANI Interview – Guitarist Kalle “Cane” Savijärvi

July 28th, 2012

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with Guitarist Kalle "Cane" Savijärvi

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By Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs

 

Born in a land which is touched by the creeping fingers of the Arctic, and at times may not see night or day, Finland’s Korpiklaani seem perfectly suited to the blend of folk’s culture and metal’s hard edge. Heritage has always been at the heart of the band, and new album Manala is no exception – it’s the realm of the dead in the national mythology if you weren’t already in the know. Sitting down with guitarist Kalle "Cane" Savijärvi we spin a few stories about Korpiklaani, Manala, and staying true….

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KORPIKLAANI: “Rauta” and “The Steel” video clips released!

July 5th, 2012

Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers KORPIKLAANI are proud to present two brand-new video clips for the songs “Rauta” and “The Steel” (which is the English version of “Rauta”). Both tracks are taken from the band’s upcoming 8th studio album Manala, which will be released on August 3 (Europe) and August 14 (North America). The clips were shot with director Markku Kirves (www.markkukirves.com) in the idyllic region of Janakkala in the South of Finland.

Watch the video for “Rauta”:


and here’s the clip for “The Steel”:

 

KORPIKLAANI will embark on a headlining run dubbed the “Manala North American Tour” this August. Moonsorrow, Týr and Metsatöll will accompany KORPIKLAANI on the run, which will come in the wake of the group’s eighth studio album, Manala. A full list of tour-dates can be seen below.

Check out the official lyric videos for the new song, “Kunnia,” (“Honor”) in both Finnish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LINUD3zbQNk and English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rzRWOLDTMA, taken from the upcoming Manala release. Stream “Metsälle” for an additional taste of the Manala compositions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz05MslfJ9k.

“Manala North American Tour” dates:

Aug 25 Mexico, MEX @ Circo Volador (Korpiklaani ONLY)
Aug 28 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theatre
Aug 29 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Aug 30 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Aug 31 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
Sep 1 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
Sep 2 St Paul, MN @ Station-4
Sep 3 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
Sep 4 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Sep 5 Billings, MT @ Manny’s
Sep 6 Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
Sep 8 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Sep 9 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Sep 10 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Sep 11 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
Sep 12 Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
Sep 13 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Sep 14 Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
Sep 15 Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
Sep 18 Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
Sep 19 Buffalo, NY @ Club Infinity
Sep 20 Reading, PA @ Reverb
Sep 21 Springfield, VA @ Empire
Sep 22 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Sep 23 Worcester, MA @ Palladium

For more info visit: www.korpiklaani.com | www.myspace.com/korpiklaani | www.facebook.com/korpiklaani | www.nuclearblast.de/korpiklaani

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KORPIKLAANI ANNOUNCES “MANALA NORTH AMERICAN TOUR”; Headlining run with Moonsorrow, Týr and Metsatöll to kick off late-August

June 21st, 2012

FINLAND – Finnish traditional folk metal pioneer, Korpiklaani, has announced its headlining, “Manala North American Tour,” set to kick off in late-August. Moonsorrow, Týr and Metsatöll will accompany Korpiklaani on the run, which will come in the wake of the group’s eighth studio album, Manala, due out August 14th on Nuclear Blast. A full list of tour-dates can be seen below.

Check out the official lyric videos for the new song, “Kunnia,” (“Honor”) in both Finnish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LINUD3zbQNk and English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rzRWOLDTMA, taken from the upcoming Manala release. Stream “Metsälle” for an additional taste of the Manala compositions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz05MslfJ9k.

Stay tuned for more information on Korpiklaani, Manala and the “Manala North American Tour!”

 

 

“Manala North American Tour” dates…

 

Aug 25 Mexico, MEX @ Circo Volador (Korpiklaani ONLY)

Aug 28 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theatre
Aug 29 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Aug 30 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Aug 31 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
Sep 1 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
Sep 2 St Paul, MN @ Station-4
Sep 3 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
Sep 4 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Sep 5 Billings, MT @ Manny’s
Sep 6 Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
Sep 8 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Sep 9 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Sep 10 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Sep 11 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
Sep 12 Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
Sep 13 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Sep 14 Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
Sep 15 Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
Sep 18 Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
Sep 19 Buffalo, NY @ Club Infinity
Sep 20 Reading, PA @ Reverb
Sep 21 Springfield, VA @ Empire
Sep 22 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Sep 23 Worcester, MA @ Palladium

 

 

Korpiklaani online…

 

www.korpiklaani.com

www.myspace.com/korpiklaani

www.facebook.com/korpiklaani

www.nuclearblast.de/korpiklaani

 

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KORPIKLAANI: Lyric Videos and Songpier Online!

June 6th, 2012
KORPIKLAANI - “Manala“

KORPIKLAANI - “Manala“

Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers KORPIKLAANI have posted two lyric videos for a new song from their upcoming 8th studio album Manala! As announced before, the European limited Digipak edition of Manala will come to you with a bonus CD, including the whole album with the lyrics sung in English. The English counterpart of “Kunnia” (as the original Finnish verion is called) is entitled `“Honor”  and both songs can now be enjoyed in the form of two great lyric videos.

 

The band has also just unveiled their very own songpier smartphone app that offers a Soundcloud stream of the new songs plus some other great features via their official Nuclear Blast band page at: http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/label/music/band/about/71067.korpiklaani.html

 

The limited European Digipak edition of Manala comes with a bonus CD, including the whole album with lyrics in English. Manala will be released via Nuclear Blast on the August 3 (Europe) and August 14 (North America).

Manala track listing:

01. Kunnia

02. Tuonelan Tuvilla

03. Rauta

04. Ruuminmultaa

05. Petoeläimen Kuola

06. Synkkä

07. Ievan Polkka

08. Husky Sledge

09. Dolorous

10. Uni

11. Metsälle

12. Sumussa Hämärän Aamun

North American Bonus Track:

13. Soil of the Corpse


Bonus CD (
Limited European Digipak Only):

01. Honor

02. At The Huts Of The Underworld

03. The Steel

04. Soil Of The Corpse

05. Predator’s Saliva

06. Dark Side

07. Ieva’s Polka

08. Husky-Sledge

09. Dolorous

10. Dream

11. Off To The Hunt

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