Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI will release their new studio album »Kulkija« (“Wanderer”), on September 7th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. After unveiling the first single ‘Kotikonnut’ a few days ago, the band are pleased to present the first album trailer, in which they talk about their musical development over the years.
If you haven’t yet, check out the lyric video for ‘Kotikonnut’:
Don’t miss our reaction to the song!
Purchase the track now: http://nblast.de/KorpiklaaniKotikonnut
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.”
“»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.”
Pre-order available soon!
06.07. E Barcelona – Rock Fest
12.07. D Neukirchen-Vluyn – Dong Open Air
13.07. NL Amstelveen – P60 (w/ MYRKVAR)
15.07. CZ Vizovice – Masters of Rock (Special Show)
03.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air
15.08. PL Straszęcin – Czad Festiwal
18.08. D 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