Metal and football. Why not? Finnish folk metal superstars Korpiklaani are releasing a new digital single today. It is a very special release, supporting the 20th Anniversary of their local football team FC Lahti with that track. FC Lahti is playing in the Finnish Veikkausliiga, the highest soccer league in Finland. Watch the official track video of the song on YouTube. It's their new anthem.
To kick off their tour with Moonsorrow, Finnish folk metalers Korpiklaani have recently released a music video on YouTube and through Nuclear Blast. The animated video for "A Man With A Plan" was created by RMIT University and you can read all about it or just watch the video below. It's a parody of themselves and their life on the road.
The first live release from Korpiklaani is coming. The folk metallers announced that they are currently working on their first ever DVD release! The DVD will contain exclusive live footage filmed across two shows in 2015, with more live footage due to be filmed this year. A live CD will also accompany the release.
"Ämmänhauta" (The Witches Tomb), the new video from Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, Noita, which was released in May 5th via Nuclear Blast. This is a very special song as it relates to a burial ground in Vesilahti where Jonne Järvelä and Jarkko Aaltonen grew up.
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.