KOKRPIKLAANI Releases New Lyric Video For ‘Aallon Alla’!

Only two weeks are left until Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI release their new studio album ‘Kulkija‘ (“Wanderer”), through Nuclear Blast. To celebrate, the band has unleashed the 4th single from their upcoming 14-song record today, entitled ‘Aallon alla’. It’s accompanied by a lyric video, including studio material as well as live footage from their latest show at Summer Breeze (Dinkelsbühl, Germany), filmed by WDR Rockpalast. Check it out:

Band founder Jonne comments, “The melody of this song was written first, then I added the chords. First there was too much, but then I fixed that by simplifying it as much as possible. The electric guitar plays no riff of any kind, but it’s included with the bass only to support the violin, accordion and vocal melodies. This song definitely wouldn’t work for YNGWIE MALMSTEEN since this is a prime example of a song where less is more. Of course, there is a slight exception to that rule; it has a bit of a progressive part after the first verse, which is also something new and previously unheard on a KORPIKLAANI album. The drum arrangement however is very complicated through the whole song, although it may seem rather simple at first.”

About ‘Aallon alla’ (“Under The Wave”):
A song of the drowning one. The lake and the sea are unpredictable. They are the oarsman’s grave. No wings or riches are of help when the drowning man falls into waves. The oarsman in the story cannot hear the cry of the drowning one. The waves can sometimes feel safe: they drift you silently towards eternity.

 

Pre-order ‘Kulkija‘ in various formats, here: nuclearblast.com/korpiklaani-kulkija

Pre-order the album digitally to receive ‘Aallon alla’, ‘Henkselipoika’, ‘Harmaja’ and ‘Kotikonnut’ instantly!
Pre-save ‘Kulkija‘ via Spotify: http://nblast.de/KORPIKLAANIPreSave

Kulkija‘  will be available in the following formats:
– DIGI + BEER KOOZIE (NB Mailorder exclusive)
– DIGI
– 2LP (black, yellow)
– DIGITAL

More on ‘Kulkija‘:
‘Kotikonnut’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:

‘Harmaja’ OFFICIAL VIDEO:

‘Henkselipoika’ OFFICIAL VIDEO:

Trailer #1 – Musical Development:

Trailer #2 – Recordings & Production:

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 a.o.).
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.

Founding member Jonne commented:
“We’ve never been as satisfied with a final result as we are with ‘Kulkija‘. We tried to keep it very natural. Like the wanderer, this album is a journey, one that makes you feel good.”

Sami added:
“‘Kulkija‘ isn’t just a collection of songs, it’s a “real” album with a unique atmosphere guiding the listeners through a long journey. All songs were well prepared in advance and nothing needed to be arranged in the studio. Tuomas [fiddle] & I had lots of space to develop and play the folk arrangements.”

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KORPIKLAANI live:

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

»Wayfarers & Warriors Tour 2019«
w/ TURISAS, TROLLFEST
21.02. LUX Esch an der Alzette – Kulturfabrik
23.02. NL Tilburg – 013
24.02. B Antwerp – Trix Muziekcentrum
25.02. UK London – Islington Assembly Hall
26.02. F Lille – Le Splendid
27.02. F Paris – La Cigale
28.02. F Mérignac – Krakatoa
01.03. E Bilbao – Santana 27
02.03. P Porto – Hard Club
03.03. P Lisbon – Lisboa ao Vivo
05.03. E Málaga – Paris 15
06.03. E Murcia – Garaje Beat Club
07.03. E Zaragoza – Centro Cívico Delicias
08.03. F Marseille – Espace Julien
09.03. CH Pratteln – Z7
10.03. F Bourg-en-Bresse – La Tannerie
11.03. I Trezzo sull’Adda (MI) – Live Club
12.03. HR Zagreb – Tvornica Kulture
13.03. H 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. D Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt
20.03. PL Wroclww – Centrum Koncertowe A2
21.03. D Jena – F-Haus
22.03. D Munich – TonHalle
23.03. D Mannheim – MS Connexion Complex
24.03. D Cologne – Essigfabrik

22.02. D Wacken – Wacken Winter Nights
21. – 27.07. SLO Tolmin – MetalDays


More info:
www.korpiklaani.com
www.facebook.com/korpiklaani
www.nuclearblast.de/korpiklaani

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