16:37 - Apothecary I guess it's tough to say with BaN. I personally consider MoRT their peak period, and I haven't been too impressed with their post-777 material, but that could easily change, because Vindsval is full of surprises
16:04 - mz btw, Che, check this band if you are falling in love with Virus [link]
16:02 - mz cant say that about BaN, especially given the fact that the guy has started a band which supposedly sets MoRT as its starting point.
15:58 - Apothecary But I think we're also going to be seeing the rise of a second wave of French BM soon (it's kind of already happening), because imo the giants of BAN and DSO are already past their prime
15:57 - Apothecary French BM at the moment is definitely more stylistically diverse. But, as you said, that could be the case with Icelandic BM too in coming years
The Finns Korpiklaani have shared another taste of their impending opus Noita. Ahead of its release on May 1st (Europe), May 4th (UK) and May 5th (US) via Nuclear Blast, you can listen to "Pilli On Pajusta Tehty" right here. The folk metal band premiered a music video for the brand new track featuring live footage from Korpiklaani filmed a few weeks ago at their show in Moscow. Give us your impressions of the tune.
Korpiklaani are set to release their new album Noita soon. In addition to their recently announced North American tour dates with Ensiferum, Korpiklaani has announced a run of North American headline shows with Trollfest providing direct support. These dates begin on April 28th in Charlotte, NC and run through May 5th in San Diego, CA. The two bands will then join up with co-headliner Ensiferum May 6th in Los Angeles. The tour then crosses the country and wraps up on May 29th in New York. Today the band also premieres the lyric video for their first new song to be unveiled, "Lempo". Give it a spin over here.
Finnish folk metal heavyweights Korpiklaani will release their brand new record Noita on May 1st (Europe), May 4th (UK) and May 5th (US) via Nuclear Blast, three years after they released Manala. Now the band has published a trailer, giving an insight on the recordings of their ninth studio encounter. To get introduced to the new material, check out the clip here which features snippets of new songs.
A folk metal treat for the North American fans! Finland's Ensiferum are pleased to announce a North American tour with country mates Korpiklaani and Norway's Trollfest for this May. The tour kicks off on May 6th 2015 at the infamous House of Blues in Los Angeles where the band will start promoting their new album One Man Army, which will be issued on Tuesday, February 24th via Metal Blade Records. Korpiklaani's new album Noita will be out on May 1st through Nuclear Blast Records. Check out the list of confirmed tour dates down below.
Little by little, we get to know more about Korpiklaani's new studio album. Today, the Finnish folk metallers present the cover artwork of Noita. The artwork was done by Jan Yrlund, from Darkgrove Design who has created all the Korpiklaani covers in recent years. Check it out below. The release date has been set for May 1st (Europe), May 4th (UK) and May 5th (US) via Nuclear Blast.
Folk metal superstars Korpiklaani have just announced that they have inked a new deal with Nuclear Blast for the release of their upcoming new album entitled Noita, which is set for a release in May 2015. The follow-up to Manala has been recorded at Petrax Studio with Aksu Hanttu handling production, recording and mixing again. It will also be the first album to feature new accordion player Sami Perttula, who has been playing a very active role in the folk arrangements along with fiddler Tuomas Rounakari. However, you will still have to wait a little more to listen to it.
After Ensiferum also announced they are hitting the studio, now it's Korpiklaani's turn. The Finnish folk metal band is working on their new album at Petrax studio in Hollola. This new album will also feature new accordion player Sami Perttula. While the details about Manala's follow-up are still under wraps, the band has shared pictures from the studio.
Folk metallers Korpiklaani and Týr are very pleased to announce a South (Latin) American tour in the end of May, 2014. For now, they have confirmed 4 tour dates (three in Brazil and one in Argentina), which you can check out below. More shall be announced in the near future.
In a statement on Korpiklaani's official website, Juho Kauppinen announced that he has stepped down as the band's accordionist. After eight-and-a-half years with Korpiklaani, during which he recorded six albums, Kauppinen has decided to leave, citing the difficulties of touring life and discomfort with his musical responsibilities. Kauppinen says that he has grown to prefer playing his music privately and free of stress, away from the obligations of performance.
The Finns Korpiklaani will embark on an extensive headliner tour in January and February of 2013 in order to bring both their classics as well as the tunes of their latest album Manala (released this year) onto the European stages. Support will come from Estonian fellow folk metallers Metsatöll.
Folk metal is on fire today. Finnish folk masters Korpiklaani have now released new video clips for the songs "Rauta" and "The Steel", with Finnish and English lyrics respectively. You can check out below the videos directed by Markku Kirves in the region of Janakkala in the south of Finland.
Finnish folk metal pioneers Korpiklaani have announced that they will be returning to tour North America this August/September in support of their new album Manala. Support on the road will come from fellow Finns Moonsorrow, Faroese Týr and Estonians Metsatöll.
Finnish folk masters Korpiklaani are streaming the brand new track "Kunnia" in both Finnish and English ("Honor") on the lyric videos available below. The track appears on the band's forthcoming eighth studio release entitled Manala, which is scheduled for release on August 3rd through Nuclear Blast Records.
Finnish traditional folk metal band Korpiklaani have issued further details on their upcoming 8th studio album Manala that will be released via Nuclear Blast on August 3rd. The cover artwork was created by Finnish artist Jan Yrlund of darkgrove.net and can be seen below.