Friday, 3 August 2018

KORPIKLAANI announce Henkselipoika video + London show with TURISAS!


Finnish folk metal superstars KORPIKLAANI are due to release their new studio album Kulkija ("Wanderer"), on September 7th through Nuclear Blast. Today the band presents their 3rd single, a happier song compared to the previous songs entitled 'Henkselipoika'. To support the new track, KORPIKLAANI have recorded a nostalgic video with director Markku Kirves, who has previously worked with the band for their 'Rauta', 'Vodka' and 'Tequila' music videos. 

Watch it here:

Jonne commented,:
"'Henkselipoika' pretty much wrote itself. The first thing to come to my head was the verse riff, on top of which the melody wrote itself. The song was a very easy piece to write and it was finished in one day. As far as I can remember, this was the first finished song for the new album Kulkija."

"I wrote this one to a finished text that I got from Tuomas Keskimäki back when I was making the latest JONNE album Kallohonka. That album had the song 'Hulivili', and this text is about the same young rascal who is still very much into partying and having fun but is at the same time already longing for a woman by his side."

"It is quite interesting that these songs got connected in this way, even though they are on different albums and are even by different bands," adds Mr. Keskimäki.

Jonne continues:
 "The video was shot in Kuhmoinen around the Huhtala torp, which is also portrayed on the cover of the album Kulkija. It is a bit exceptional with a slightly home-made feel to it. Many of the actors are actually family members of other contributors. These include Cane's father with his wife, my daughter Tinja and her friend Sanni, the director's sons Konsta and Otto and so on."

"The video also shows Finnish nature and the idyllic countryside at its best. This might also seem rather exotic for KORPIKLAANI fans from outside of the Nordic countries."

Pre-order 'Kulkija' in various formats, here: http://nblast.de/KorpiklaaniKulkija
Pre-order the album digitally to receive 'Harmaja', 'Kotikonnut' & 'Henkselipoika' instantly!
Pre-save 'Kulkija' via Spotify: http://nblast.de/KORPIKLAANIPreSave

Last week, KORPIKLAANI announced a 2018 North American tour with ARKONA. Today the band reveals another tour - KORPIKLAANI will embark on an extensive co-headline run across mainland Europe which will include a show at London's Islington Assembly Hall on 25th February 2019. TURISAS will be accompanying them on the dates as co-headliner. Opening support will come from Norwegian true Balkan metallers TROLLFEST. 

Wayfarers & Warriors Tour 2019
KORPIKLAANI + TURISAS
w/ TROLLFEST
21.02. LU Esch-sur-Alzette - Kulturfabrik
23.02. NL Tilburg - 013
24.02. BE Antwerp - Trix Muziekcentrum
26.02. FR Lille - Le Splendid
27.02. FR Paris - La Cigale
28.02. FR Mérignac - Krakatoa
01.03. ES Bilbao - Santana 27
02.03. PT Porto - Hard Club
03.03. PT Lisbon - Lisboa ao Vivo
05.03. ES Málaga - Paris 15
06.03. ES Murcia - Garaje Beat Club
07.03. ES Zaragoza - Centro Cívico Delicias
08.03. FR Marseille - Espace Julien
09.03. CH Pratteln - Z7
10.03. FR Bourg-en-Bresse - La Tannerie
11.03. IT Trezzo sull'Adda (MI) - Live Club
12.03. HR Zagreb - Tvornica Kulture
13.03. HU Budapest - Barba Negra Music Club
14.03. SK Bratislava - Majestic Music Club
15.03. PL Krakow - Klub Kwadrat
16.03. PL Warsaw - Progresja
17.03. PL Gdansk - B90
19.03. DE Berlin - Huxleys Neue Welt
20.03. PL Wroclaw - Centrum Koncertowe A2
21.03. DE Jena - F-Haus
22.03. DE Munich - TonHalle
23.03. DE Mannheim - MS Connexion Complex
24.03. DE Cologne - Essigfabrik

More on Kulkija:
'Kotikonnut' Official Lyric Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzsUWvKsgqQ
Trailer #1 - Musical Development: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzDeQBDiJpg
Trailer #2 - Recordings & Production: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcugCiRzQl4

Kulkija - Track Listing:
01. Neito
02. Korpikuusen kyynel
03. Aallon alla
04. Harmaja
05. Kotikonnut
06. Korppikalliota
07. Kallon malja
08. Sillanrakentaja
09. Henkselipoika
10. Pellervoinen
11. Riemu
12. Kuin korpi nukkuva
13. Juomamaa
14. Tuttu on tie

With 14 tracks and a total running time of over 71 minutes, Kulkija is the group's longest album to date. Working with producer Janne Saksa for the first time, the album was recorded at Petrax Studio (Hollola, FIN) and mixed at Sound Supreme Studios (Hämeenlinna, FIN). Mastering duties were handled by renowned engineer Svante Forsbäck (RAMMSTEIN etc.).
The cover was designed by Jan Yrlund (BATTLE BEAST, MANOWAR etc.), who has already created several artworks for previous albums and singles for the band.

More KORPIKLAANI global tour dates:
03.08. DE Wacken - Wacken Open Air
18.08. DE Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze

Kulkija - Release Tour
07.09. RUS St. Petersburg - Aurora (Release Show)
08.09. RUS Moscow - Glavclub (Release Show)
09.09. RUS Voronezh - Aura
11.09. RUS Rostov-on-Don - Arena
12.09. RUS Krasnodar - Arena Hall
13.09. RUS Samara - Zvezda
14.09. RUS Ufa - Ogni Ufy
15.09. RUS Ekaterinburg - Tele-Club
16.09. RUS Chelyabinsk - Galaktika
18.09. RUS Omsk - Angar
19.09. RUS Novosibirsk - Podzemka
21.09. RUS Irkutsk - Dikaya Loshad
22.09. RUS Vladivostok - San-Remo

The Wayfarer
w/ ARKONA
31.10. USA Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
01.11. USA New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
02.11. CDN Québec, QC - Impérial Bell
03.11. CDN Montréal, QC - Club Soda
04.11. CDN Toronto, ON - Mod Club Theatre
05.11. USA Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
06.11. USA Minneapolis, MN - Varsity
07.11. CDN Winnipeg, MB - The Park Theatre
08.11. CDN TBA
09.11. CDN Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
10.11. CDN Calgary, AB - Marquee Beer Market
12.11. CDN Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
13.11. USA Seattle, WA - El Corazón
14.11. USA Portland, OR - Bossanova Ballroom
15.11. USA San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
16.11. USA Sacramento, CA - Holy Diver
17.11. USA San Diego, CA - Aztec Theatre
18.11. USA Los Angeles, CA - Regent Threater DTLA
19.11. USA Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
20.11. USA TBA
21.11. USA Dallas, TX - House of Blues
23.11. USA Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
24.11. USA Richmond, VA - Capital Ale House
25.11. USA Philadelphia, PA- Theatre of Living Arts
26.11. USA Baltimore, MD - Soundstage

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