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Korpiklaani

Formed: 2003
From: Lahti, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Korpiklaani news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Apocalyptica Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2015

70,000 Tons of Metal promoters UMC continued the countdown of 60 bands for the upcoming 2015 edition of the largest cruise festival, adding the 16th band: Finnish symphonic metal act Apocalyptica.

The festival casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages.

All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com. Booking is now open to all starting today!

Apocalyptica joins previously revealed bands, with 44 still to be announced:

Annihilator
Arch Enemy
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Chimaira
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
Grave Digger
Heathen
In Extremo
Korpiklaani
Origin
Therion
Threshold
Xentrix More...

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Korpiklaani Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2015

70,000 Tons of Metal promoters UMC continued to count down the list of 60 bands for the upcoming 2015 edition of the largest cruise festival, this time adding the 14th band: Finnish folk metal act Korpiklaani.

The festival casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages.

All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com. Booking commenced on March 18th for previous cruisegoers and will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, March 21st.

Korpiklaani joins previously revealed bands, with 46 still to be announced:

Annihilator
Arch Enemy
Blind Guardian
Chimaira
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
Grave Digger
Heathen
In Extremo
Origin
Therion
Threshold
Xentrix More...

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Paganfest America Tour Dates Announced

Paganfest America part V will feature Korpiklaani, Turisas, Chthonic, Varg, and Winterhymn. Today the dates for the trek have been announced, which will be as follows:

04/25/14 Springfield, VA Empire
04/26/14 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
04/27/14 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
04/28/14 New York, NY Irving Plaza
04/29/14 Quebec City, QC Imperial
04/30/14 Montreal, QC Metropolis
05/01/14 Toronto, ON The Opera House
05/02/14 Columbus, OH Alrosa Villa
05/03/14 Joliet, IL Mojoe's
05/04/14 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater - B**
05/05/14 Winnipeg, MB Zoo Cabaret
05/07/14 Calgary, AB The Republik
05/08/14 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
05/09/14 Seattle, WA El Corazon
05/10/14 Portland, OR Toxic Lounge
05/11/14 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
05/12/14 Ramona, CA Ramona Mainstage
05/13/14 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
05/15/14 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
05/16/14 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
05/17/14 Detroit, MI Harpo's
05/18/14 Worcester, MA The Palladium More...

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Paganfest America Reveals 2014 Tour Lineup

Promoters Rock the Nation announced the lineup for the upcoming 2014 edition of the Paganfest America Tour, the fifth year of the traveling event, which will occur this spring.

The lineup is as follows:

Korpiklaani (FIN)
Turisas (FIN)
Chthonic (TAI)
Varg (GER)
Winterhymn (USA)

Dates and venues are expected to be announced soon. More...

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Korpiklaani Announces Tour Dates With Tyr

Korpiklaani and Tyr are very pleased to announce a tour of Central and South America at the end of May. 2014. Korpiklaani's Jonne comments:

"It is really cool to get a chance to come back to again. We've been missing the heat of your weather but most the heat of the South American people!"

Heri adds: “We were very warmly received in Brazil on our first visit ever to South America and I’ve wanted to go back ever since. Finally we get the chance to go back, and even to visit more countries. I expect this to be an amazing trip for us, and I hope to see a lot of people at the shows."

30.05.2014 Brazil, Data Disponível
31.05.2014 Brazil, Sao Paulo - Clash Club
01.06.2014 Brazil, Rio de Janeiro - Teatro odisséia
03.06.2014 Argentina, City Buenos Aires - Venue Teatro Vorterix More...

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Nuclear Blast To Release New "Monsters Of Metal"

Nuclear Blast Records will be releasing "Monster of Metal Volume 9," a new DVD/Blu-Ray compilation, on January 10th, 2014.

"Monsters of Metal" will bring you a total of 45 music videos from all corners of the metal genre with a total duration of 211 minutes.

Check out a trailer below, and the complete track listing is as follows:

01. Accept – Teutonic Terror
02. Amorphis – Hopeless Days
03. Avantasia - Sleepwalking
04. Black Star Riders – Hey Judas
05. Doro – Raise Your Fist In The Air
06. Epica – Storm The Sorrow
07. Gotthard- Starlight
08. Korpiklaani - Rauta
09. Nightwish – Storytime (live)
10. Powerwolf – Amen & Attack
11. Rage - 21
12. Sabaton – Ghost Division (live)
13. Sonata Artcica – I Have A Right
14. Threshold – Staring At The Sun
15. Anti-mortem– Stagnant Water
16. Asking Alexandria – Closure
17. Children Of Bodom - Transference
18. Eluveitie - Havoc
19. Hatebreed – Honor Never Dies
20. Heaven Shall Burn– Hunters Will Be Hunted
21. Hypocrisy – End Of Disclosure
22. In Flames – Where The Dead Ships Dwell
23. Kataklysm - Elevate
24. Meshuggah – Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
25. Moonspell - Lickantrope
26. Nile – Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame
27. Soilwork – Spectrum Of Eternity
28. Suffocation – As Grace Descends
29. Suicide Silence – You Only Live Once
30. Thy Art Is Murder – Reign Of Darkness
31. Death Angel - Truce
32. Destruction - Carnivore
33. Devildriver – The Appetite
34. Kreator – Phantom Antichrist
35. Legion Of The Damned – Mountain Wolves Under A Crescent Moon
36. Lost Society – Kill (those Who Oppose Me)
37. Overkill – Electric Rattlesnake
38. Tankard – A Girl Called Cerveza
39. Testament – Native Blood
40. Free Fall– World Domination
41. Graveyard – Endless Night
42. Kadavar – Come Back Life
43. Orchid - Capricorn
44. Scorpion Child – Polygon Of Eyes
45. The Vintage Caravan – Expand Your Mind More...

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Graspop Metal Meeting Live Stream Available

Couldn't make it to Belgium this weekend for the Graspop Metal Meeting? Good news is that the festival will be streaming live over at this location. The live stream has two channels streaming from the various stages.

Scheduled to appear at the annual festival are:

Friday, June 28th:

Twisted Sister
Korn
Soulfly
Papa Roach
Helloween
Grave Digger
Heathen
Crucified Barbara
Kreator
Mayhem
Dark Funeral
Korpiklaani
Unleashed
Varg
Coal Chamber
Heaven Shall Burn
Prong
All That Remains
Asking Alexandria
Veil of Maya
Katatonia
Rotting Christ
Entombed
Love and Death
Bliksem
The Monolith Deathcult
Generation Kill More...

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Wintersun Cancels Castle Rock Festival Appearance

Finnish symphonic metal act Wintersun cancelled the band's performance at the upcoming Castle Rock Festival. The announcement by the band reads:

"Due to unforeseen logistical problems Wintersun will not be able to play this year´s Castle Rock Festival in Mülheim/Germany on July 13. Wintersun regret this decision deeply and we'll do our very best to make it to a future Castle Rock.

"The vacant headlining position has now been taken over by fellow finns Korpiklaani, who have kindly agreed to fill in for Wintersun."

The remaining dates of the Wintersun European Summer Tour are as follows:

28.06.2013 FI – Helsinki, Tuska Open Air
14.07.2013 FI – Joensuu, Ilosaarirock
16.07.2013 UK – London, The Garage
17.07.2013 UK – Manchester, Club Academy
18.07.2013 UK – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
19.07.2013 UK – Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
20.07.2013 UK – Belfast, Limelight 2
21.07.2013 IE – Dublin, The Pint
22.07.2013 UK – Bristol, O2 Academy 2
25.07.2013 DE – Chemnitz, Rock im Betonwerk
26.07.2013 SI – Tolmin, Metaldays

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Korpiklaani Splits With Juho Kauppinen

Accordian player Juho Kauppinen from Finnish folk metal outfit Korpiklaani has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band:

"I have decided to set my goals elsewhere, as a result of which Korpiklaani will go on without me from now on. Korpiklaani was a prominent part of my life for long, but after these eight and a half years I played in the band I have come to realize that I currently want to experience and pursue something else.

"Accordion has never been my primary instrument. I also understood that performing in front of an audience is not exactly what I hugely enjoy. Strange as it sounds, what I most want from making music nowadays is playing guitar at home. That is what I find relaxing and free of stress. Some people love touring, but because I am a very private person I found living and traveling on the tour bus for four weeks in a row a little challenging.

"Nevertheless, I got to experience many things I am deeply grateful for and want to thank all Korpiklaani's listeners, fellow bands, crew members and our staff who enabled all of this. I am glad that the band has now found a truly professional accordionist to take the place of me to take care of the future tours and shows as planned. I wish everyone well. The journey has just begun."

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Korpiklaani Reveals More Tour Dates

A while ago the restless Finnish folk metal pioneers in Korpiklaani announced the first dates of their upcoming “Manala European Tour 2013," starting at the end of January, with support coming from Estonian fellow folk metallers Metsatoll.

Now it’s time to unveil more cities that will get the chance to follow the sextet to the wondrous realms of Manala, the underworld in Finnish mythology, on the second tour leg in April! Check out the dates below.

To get an impression of the backstage craziness at a typical Korpiklaani show, watch this exclusive behind-the-scenes video of last year’s Heidenfest tour: More...

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The "Big Teutonic 4" To Play Beastival 2013

Prepare to witness history being written right in front of your eyes – at the first Beastival festival in Geiselwind, Germany, that will take place from May 30th to June 1st, 2013.

The "Big Teutonic 4" – the legendary quartet of German thrash metal bands that shaped the European heavy metal scene – will share the same stage on the same evening. Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, and Tankdard will tear down the venue and thrash you into the ground at the Beastival 2013. Other confirmed bands include:

Sabaton
Wintersun
Kataklysm
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Korpiklaani

More bands are to be announced soon. Secure your tickets for this epic event at the Nuclear Blast web shop here. For further information, visit the festival's website.

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Korpiklaani Posts Backstage Footage

Have you ever wondered what the Korpiklaani guys do backstage during tours? Backstage footage from the Heidenfest is now available below.

Shortly after the end of the celebrated Heidentfest tour, the restless Finnish folk metal pioneers will soon be on the road again. In January and February of 2013, the band will embark on an extensive headliner tour in support of new album “Manala” (out since August 3, 2012) with support from Estonian fellow folk metallers Mestatoll. Dates can be found after the jump.

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Korpiklaani Announces European Tour

In January and February of 2013, Korpiklaani will embark on an extensive headliner tour in order to bring both classic tracks as well new tunes off latest album “Manala” (reviewed here) onto the European stages. Support will come from Estonian fellow folk metallers Metsatoll. Dates are as follows:

30.01. D Essen - Turock
31.01. UK Norwich - Waterfront
01.02. UK Glasgow - Classic Grand
02.02. UK Manchester - The Academy
03.02. IRL Dublin - Button Factory
04.02. UK London - Underworld
05.02. F Colmar - Grillen
06.02. F Paris - Divan Du Monde
07.02. F Rennes - Antipode
08.02. F Cognac - West Rock
09.02. E Madrid - Caracol
10.02. E Barcelona - Razz2/Salamandra1
11.02. F Toulouse - Bikini
12.02. F Lyon - CCO
14.02. CH Solothurn - Kofmehl
15.02. CH Chur - Palazzo
16.02. I Reggio Emilia - Tempo Rock
17.02. I Turin - Combo@Suoneria
18.02. I Rome - Orion
19.02. I Treviso - New Age
20.02. SLO Maribor - Stuk
21.02. SK Bratislava - Majestic Music Club
22.02. H Budapest - Club 202
23.02. D Ingolstadt - Westpark

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Metal Daze: The Metalcamp Diaries, Part IV

Continued from Part III...

THURSDAY 8/9

10:00am. “Waking up” is one thing. “Getting up” is something else. These festivals involve a continuous stream of physical self-abuse of one kind or another – usually both, and more.

I drag myself like a cranky newborn from my tent and stretch, feeling drawn and quartered. By now, I have no problem pulling out my unit and pissing in the open air, on the slight hill next to our Embassy. Bashfulness went right out the window a while ago. More...

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Korpiklaani Guitarist Breaks Finger

Guitarist Jonne Järvelä of Finnish folk metal outfit Korpiklaani has broken his finger, and the band issued the following brief update online:

"Without bad luck we wouldn't have any luck at all. No worries, man is alive and the tour will go on as planned. We still have one guitarist left!"

Korpiklaani is touring in support of latest album "Manala" (reviewed here) and the band's remaining North American tour dates can be found after the jump.

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Wintersun Posts Song Snippets In Heidenfest Clip

Finnish metal act Wintersun debuted clips from the upcoming "Time I" release via the new trailer for the upcoming Heidenfest 2012 tour. "Time I" (shown below) is scheduled for release on October 12th, 2012 (EU) and October 19th, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast with "Time II" expected in 2013.

The Heidenfest 2012 tour features Wintersun as headliners along with Korpiklaani, Varg, Trollfest, Krampus and special guests extended shows. Confirmed dates are as follows:

+ SPECIAL GUESTS at extended shows*
FINNTROLL + EISREGEN (DE Shows) + ARKONA (NL Shows)

19.10.2012 DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle *Extended Show*
20.10.2012 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn *Extended Show*
21.10.2012 NL - Tilburg, 013 *Extended Show*
22.10.2012 CH - Pratteln, Z7
23.10.2012 CH -- Fribourg, Fri-Son ***NEW***
24.10.2012 IT - Bologna, Estragon
25.10.2012 AT - Wien, Gasometer
26.10.2012 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
27.10.2012 CZ - Prague, KD Vltavska
28.10.2012 PL - Krakow, Studio
29.10.2012 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
30.10.2012 DE - Berlin, Postbahnhof
31.10.2012 DE - Munich, Backstage
01.11.2012 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
02.11.2012 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall *Extended Show*
03.11.2012 DE - Giessen, Hessenhallen *Extended Show*
04.11.2012 BE - Antwerp, Trix

Check out the trailer and new Wintersun song sound bytes here: More...

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Korpiklaani Posts Second Track-By-Track Video

Korpiklaani has posted the second part of a track-by-track breakdown for the band's new album "Manala" (reviewed here), which is out now in Europe and dropping on August 14th, 2012 in North America.

Check out this clip below, or find the last video in the series at this location. The album's track listing is:

1. Kunnia
2. Tuonelan Tuvilla
3. Rauta (see music video here)
4. Ruuminmultaa
5. Petoeläimen Kuola
6. Synkkä
7. Ievan Polkka
8. Husky Sledge
9. Dolorous
10. Uni
11. Metsälle
12. Sumussa Hämärän Aamun More...

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Troll Bends Fir Posts Making-Of Footage

Russian beer-folk metal act Troll Bends Fir has posted a making-of video for the song "Humppa Is My Neighbour" with frontman Jonne Järvelä of Finnish act Korpiklaani. The video, available below, features footage shot in Saint Petersburg (Russia) and in Lahti (Finland). You can also watch the band's previously posted video for "Ave Celia!" at this location.

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Korpiklaani Posts Track-By-Track Video, Pt. I

Finnish folk masters Korpiklaani posted the first in a series of track-by-track videos leading to the release of the band's eighth studio release entitled “Manala,” which is scheduled for release on August 3, 2012 (EU) and August 14, 2012 (North America) through Nuclear Blast Records. The limited edition digipak of "Manala" will be accompanied by the bonus disc, which including the entire LP in English. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Kunnia
2. Tuonelan Tuvilla
3. Rauta (see music video here)
4. Ruuminmultaa
5. Petoeläimen Kuola
6. Synkkä
7. Ievan Polkka
8. Husky Sledge
9. Dolorous
10. Uni
11. Metsälle
12. Sumussa Hämärän Aamun

Bonus CD (English Version):

1. Honor More...

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Korpiklaani Posts New Music Videos Online

Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers Korpiklaani are proud to present new video clips for the songs “Rauta” and “The Steel” (which is the English version of “Rauta”). Both songs are taken from the band’s upcoming 8th studio album “Manala,” which will be released in a 2-CD-version, including the album in both Finnish and English language, on August 31st.

The clips were shot with director Markku Kirves in the idyllic region of Janakkala in the South of Finland. Check out "Rauta" and "The Steel" in the YouTube players available below.

Immediately after the release of “Manala”, the workaholics will set off for an extensive round of touring. Make sure not to miss the party when it comes to your town. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be viewed after the jump. More...

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