The foundation of Korpiklaani in 2003 in Lahti, Finland brought the traditional folk music back to life. No one could have foreseen that such a large audience would be interested in Finnish and English mythological texts.

The Folk Metal band rose up from the ashes of the former act Shaman and released their debut ”Sprit Of The Forest” in November 2003 via Napalm Records. Korpiklaani quickly prepared and recorded a new album called ”Voice Of Wilderness” which came out in January 2005.

Their third album ”Tales Along This Road” was released the next year, followed by a successful promotion tour through Europe. The band kept on untiringly working on new songs, took part to the Wacken Open Air in 2006 and released both DVD and album ”Tervaskanto” in 2007.

After a few sessions in studio came out the album ”Korven Kuningas” in 2008. A music video to the song ”Keep On Gallopping” was shot and broadcast on different channels.

Even in 2009, the band didn’t lazy and released their sixth album ”Karkelo”.

After some tours and appearances in festivals, the album ”Ukon Wacka” was published in February 2011 under the label Nuclear Blast.

One year and a half after the previous release ”Ukon Wacka” came the workaholics back from their refuge in the Finnish forests to bring us into a fascinating trip in the underworld. Alongside Tuomas Rounakari, successor of former fiddler Jaakko Lemmetty, and his impressive violinist skills, Korpiklaani proudly reveal”Manala” their eighth studio album. The summarized story of Jonne gives a good of the concept behind the album: ‘Manala’ is the land of the dead, the Finnish underworld. This place has been mentionned several times in the finnish national epic ‘Kalevala’,  which is the basis of many songs. In the 16th Kalavala’s poem called ‘Väinämöinen’, a shamanic hero travels into the Manala in order to acquire knowledge from the dead. He meets there a girl named ‘Tuonen tytti’ or ‘Tuonen piika’ (maid of the dead), who will make him cross the river Tuoni. However, he does not find on the island Tuoni the spells he was looking for, and could only just escape. Now, the shaman curses every survivor who tries to enter the underworld.

As special gift for every fan outside their homeland, Korpiklaani released the original finnish version of ”Manala” with a bonus CD including the album in English in August 2012.

The band came back once again from the Finnish forests in May 2015 to deliver their new effort ”Noita”. It is the first album featuring newcomer Sami Perttula and his accordion, after Juho Kauppinen left the band. As well as fiddler Tuomas Rounakari, Sami was very involved in folk arrangements. The album was once again recorded at the Petrax Studios with producer Aksu Hanttu.

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REALLY GOOD LOOKING KORPIKLAANI SHAMAN DRUM KING CHAIN PENDANT WITH WOLFHEADS.

This is a choice of Matson, Jonne and Cane as well.
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Too bad i can't afford this one ,so i will be getting this necklace with the normal chain. It'll be a birthday present for myself... ❣️

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Today Kauno and Jauno have mostly been shopping for jewelry

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Korpiklaani are happy to finally announce the release of their upcoming 10th studio album entitled »Kulkija« ("Wanderer"), on September 7th, 2018. Its 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 Järvelä - Korpiklaani commented: "We've never been as satisfied with a final result as we are with »Kulkija«. We tried to keep it very natural, and that's what you'll soon be able to hear clearly. Like the wanderer, this album is a journey, one that makes you feel good. Stay tuned!" Accordionist Sami Perttula 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." Since every album release needs to be celebrated in the right way, KORPIKLAANI are additionally announcing an accompanying Russian release tour, which will lead them through 13 cities in 16 days. The full itinerary can be found below. »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 More KORPIKLAANI dates: 09.06. CH Interlaken - Greenfield Festival 06.07. E Barcelona - Rock Fest 12.07. D Neukirchen-Vluyn - Dong Open Air 15.07. CZ Vizovice - Masters of Rock 03.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air 16. - 18.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze

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Happy to hear this! Will you be doing pre order in the webshop? Also, when will the webshop be up again?

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Album art looks great!!! But the guy with the antlers on his head isn't in it? Isn't he in all the albums arts? Can't wait to hear it!!!

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When can we preorder Kulkija?

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What a way to end the week! September is too far away. Please come to Michigan next U.S. tour.

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Southamerican tour please! I'm from Chile and i've never seen you live

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Yesss!!!! You guys must come back to Quebec city!!

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See you on the Masters of Rock! 🤘

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The art looks great, cant wait to listen it !

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Yes!!! So excited for this. Hopefully you guys can come back to Scotland to party again 😊💚

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Yeah... So Happy, great News! Can't wait to hear it...The Cover is awesome👍

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Looking forward to the new music!

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Awesome news to end my work shift! I can't wait!

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I await for an North American tour. Cheers my friends...

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Can't wait to listen up Kulkija

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"Projekti Siperia" käynissä,.... Jos onnistuu, nähtäväksi jää millaiseksi "Tourneeksi" paisuu 🤔

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Awesome cover, can’t wait

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2 days after my birtday ,,good gift commin :)

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Can't wait!!!🤘🤘😍🍻

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Me lo regalas de cumpleaños Josefa Espitia López???

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Richard nieuw album! :D

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Fika Lml jedva cekam

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Bill Joepie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Come to Rio de Janeiro!!!

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Мы вас любим!!!Ждем с нетерпением Новый альбом и вас в России!!!

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