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Korpiklaani

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

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Korpiklaani Announces North American Tour

Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani will be embarking on a North American tour this January in support of their new album "Karkelo." Accompanying Korpiklaani will be Swashbuckle, Tyr, and White Wizzard. Korpiklaani's complete list of upcoming tour dates is as follows:

10/16 Barby Club Tel Aviv
10/30 Circo Volador Ciudad de Mexico
11/3 Glamm The Club Antofagasta
11/5 Oveja Negra Pub Talca
11/6 La Havana Club Concepcion
11/7 Estadio Lintz Puerto Montt
11/8 Industria Cultural Santiago
11/12 Estadio Flores Buenos Aires
11/13 Hammer Bar Campinas, Sao Paulo
11/14 TBA Belo Horizonte
11/15 Clash Club Sao Paulo
11/29 Progresja Warsaw
12/4 HardRock Hell Wales
12/11 1Rock Moscow
12/12 Orlandina St. Petersburg
1/8 2010 Palladium Worcester, Massachusetts
1/9 2010 Club Soda Montreal, Quebec
1/10 2010 Opera House Toronto, Ontario
1/11 2010 Blondie’s Detroit, Michigan
1/12 2010 Jaguar Club Chicago, Illinois
1/13 2010 Peabody’s Cleveland, Ohio
1/14 2010 Gramercy Theater New York, New York
1/15 2010 The Sterling Hotel Allentown, Pennsylvania
1/16 2010 Jaxx Springfield, Virginia
1/17 2010 Volume 11 Raleigh, North Carolina
1/18 2010 Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
1/19 2010 Czar Tampa, Florida
1/21 2010 Emo’s Austin, Texas
1/22 2010 Ridglea Theatre Ft. Worth, Texas
1/23 2010 The Flytrap Music Hall Tulsa, Oklahoma
1/24 2010 Launchpad Albuquerque, New Mexico
1/25 2010 Club Red Tempe, Arizona
1/26 2010 Key Club Hollywood, California
1/27 2010 Ramona Main Stage Ramona, California
1/28 2010 DNA Lounge San Fransisco, California
1/29 2010 Satyricon Portland, Oregon
1/30 2010 Studio Seven Seattle, Washington
1/31 2010 Rickshaw Theater Vancouver, British Columbia

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Korpiklaani Comments On PaganFest Set List

Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani has issued the following update about their set list during the PaganFest Europe tour:

"Dear friends,

"We want to thank our cool audience at these first few Paganfest gigs in Germany. We know that many of you visit more than one Paganfest show. To prevent you from getting bored ;) we made a setlist from 22 songs. Every evening we decide which 10 songs to drop, so the setlist won’t be the same night after night."

Korpiklaani's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Korpiklaani Comments On Upcoming Paganfest Tour

Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani have issued the following statement about the upcoming European Paganfest tour:

"We are all packed now, doing the last checks before boarding and heading Germany for the first show of this year's Paganfest. This big European tour will start off tomorrow in München. We will tour in many European countries and hope to see many of our old friends there, and meet new ones!

"We are asked to headline this Paganfest Tour together with Die Apokalyptischen Reiter. Of course more bands take part in this great tour: Unleashed, Alestorm, Ex Deo and our old Paganfest friends Swashbuckle. During some evenings we will have special guests, like our fellow countrymen Moonsorrow and Norway’s Einherjer.

"We will keep you all updated, and hope to meet you at Paganfest!"

Korpiklaani's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Korpiklaani To Appear In Metal Documentary

Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani have issued the following announcement about appearing in the documentary "Promised Land of Heavy Metal:"

"Nowadays metal is one of the main export products of Finland. Finnish metal is mainstream and valued all over the world. How come?

"The documentary ‘Promised Land of Heavy Metal’ deals with this phenomena, and tells about the history and philosophy of Finnish Heavy Metal. This documentary contains many interviews with musicians, among which also Korpiklaani features. The story of the success of Finnish metal is regarded from different angles and illustrated by many musical fragments.

"More about Promised Land of Heavy Metal you can find on their website, where the trailer can be viewed and this dvd can be ordered online."

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Battlelore Announces European Tour Dates

Finland's Battlelore has issued the following announcement about upcoming European tour dates:

"Cheers!

"As some of you might have gathered already BATTLELORE are embarking on yet another European (mainly Germany this time though) tour this coming fall. Hope to see you there and have a few beers. Cheers! ps. We will probably play 2 Russian shows with Korpiklaani in December and after that we will probably concentrate on the new album for a while."

The currently announced tour dates are as follows:

29.10 TBA
30.10 NETHERLANDS, Kerkrade, The Rock Temple
31.10 NETHERLANDS, Harderwijk, Aaltjesrock
01.11 GERMANY, Wendlingen, Live Club
02.11 GERMANY, Bielefeld, Movie
03.11 GERMANY, Hamburg, Fabrik
04.11 GERMANY, Rostock, Mau Club
05.11 GERMANY, Marburg, KFZ
06.11 GERMANY, Leipzig, Theaterfabrik
07.11 TBA
08.11 GERMANY, Siegen, Vortex Club
09.11 AUSTRIA, Graz, Orpheum
10.11 GERMANY, Ingolstadt, Paradox
11.11 GERMANY, Passau, ProLi
12.11 GERMANY, Memmingen, Kaminwerk
13.11 TBA
14.11 SWITZERLAND, Erstfeld, Transilvania-Live

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Korpiklaani Announces South American Tour

Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani have issued the following announcement about a South American tour:

"Dear South-American fans,

"Finally we will come to South America! This continent has always been on our wish list, and now we really will come and play! Unfortunately South-America is too big to visit all countries right now, but for a start we will play in Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

"Join the Vodka Revolution Tour, We plan to make a huge party!"

The currently planned tour dates are as follows:

11/5 Oveja Negra Pub Talca (CHILE)
11/6 La Havana Club Concepcion (CHILE)
11/7 tba Puerto Montt (CHILE)
11/8 tba Santiago (CHILE)
11/12 Teatro Colegiales Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
11/13 TBA TBA
11/14 TBA TBA
11/15 TBA TBA

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Nightmare Confirmed For Ilha Do Ermal Festival

French metallers Nightmare have issued the following update about making an appearance at the Ilha Do Ermal Festival in Portugal:

"The 2009 Ilha Do Ermal Festival is scheduled for August 28th - 30th in Vieira do Minho, Portugal. NIGHTMARE will be on stage the Sunday 30th, on the mainstage at the end of afternoon"

Other bands confirmed for the festival include: More...

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Korpiklaani Streaming Entire New Album Online

Korpiklaani is currently streaming their entire new album "Karkelo" online at their MySpace page. "Karkelo" is currently set for a June 26th release through Nuclear Blast Records.

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Korpiklaani Posts "Vodka" Music Video Online

Finnish folk metal band Korpiklaani has posted a new music video online for the song "Vodka," which comes from their upcoming album "Karkelo." The video can be viewed below. "Karkelo" is currently set for a June 26th release date. More...

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Swashbuckle Added to PaganFest Europe 2009

New Jerseys very own pirate thrash armada Swashbuckle is set to join this years issue of Paganfest Europe alongside label mates Korpiklaani, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Ex Deo, Unleashed and Alestorm.

Also check out the new songs “Scurvy Back” and “Cruise Ship Terror” from the upcoming album “Back To The Noose,” due on July 24th at www.myspace.com/swashbuckle. Also, check out the video for "Cruise Ship Terror" on YouTube.

PaganFest Europe 2009 dates: More...

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Paganfest 2 Comes To New York City

On Monday May 4th, 2009 I went to the Blender Theater at Gramercy in New York City to see Paganfest 2, which featured Korpiklaani, Primordial, Moonsorrow, Blackguard, and Swashbuckle. The venue featured movie theater style seating in the back and a comparably small general admission area. The crowd had already packed in well as the first band took the stage. More...

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PaganFest New York Venue Changed

The upcoming PaganFest show in New York on Monday, May 4th has changed venues. The gig will be moved from The Irving Plaza to Blender Theatre at Gramercy. All tickets already purchased will be honored at new venue.

Paganfest America features Finnish headliners Korpiklaani, Ireland's Primordial, Finland's Moonsorrow, Canada's Blackguard and New Jersey pirate metallers Swashbuckle.

PaganFest American Part 2 tour dates are as follows: More...

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Korpiklaani Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Finnish folk metal band, Korpiklaani, has issued the following update:

"Time to reveal the track list of our upcoming album 'Karkelo' (release date June 26th)! But before we do, we have some other hot news for you."

"On May 25th we will release a single titled Vodka, on which will be two songs that will absolutely boost every party: Vodka and Juodaan Viinaa!! And even better, this single will also appear as picture vinyl!" More...

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Ex Deo Confirmed For PaganFest Europe 2009

EX DEO, the new band led by KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono, will make their live debut this September/October on the special edition trek of Europe’s biggest pagan/folk-metal tour, PaganFest.

Co-headlining throughout will be Finland’s KORPIKLAANI and Germany’s DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER. Support will come from Sweden’s UNLEASHED, United Kingdom’s ALESTORM, EX DEO and Canada’s BLACKGUARD.

Special appearances will be made by Finland’s MOONSORROW and Norway’s Einherjer on select dates (marked "Extended Show" below).

Here are the latest PAGANFEST EUROPE 2009 tour dates: More...

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Paganfest America Announces More Tour Dates

The travelling Paganfest America show featuring Korpiklaani, Eluveite, Primordial, Moonsorrow, Blackguard and Swashbuckle has announced some more shows on their trek across America. You can check out the updated your schedule below.

April
28 - The Opera House - Toronto, Ontario
29 - Medley - Montreal, Quebec
30 - Imperial - Quebec City, Quebec

May
1 - The Palladium - Worcester, Massachusetts
3 - Jaxx - Springfield, Virginia
4 - Irving Plaza - New York, New York
5 - Peabody’s - Cleveland, Ohio **
6 - The Mad Hatter - Convington, Kentucky **
7 - Chicago Powerfest - Chicago, Illinois
8 - The Lab - St. Paul, Minnesota
7 - Chicago Powerfest - Mokena, Illinois
8 - Station 4 - St. Paul, Minnesota
9 - venue tba - Winnipeg, Manitoba
10 - The Exchange - Regina, Saskatchewan
11 - Starlite Room - Edmonton, Alberta
12 - Warehouse - Calgary, Alberta
13 - venue tba - Vancouver, British Columbia
14 - Studio Seven - Seattle, Washington
15 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, Oregon
16 - DNA Lounge - San Francisco, California
17 - House Of Blues - Hollywood, California
18 - California (details tbc) **

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Korpiklaani Checks in with Studio Update

Finnish folk metal band Korpiklaani has checked in with a studio update on the band's MySpace page.

"Currently we are busy recording the 13 songs for 'Karkelo' (pleasure, party), our upcoming album.

"In a relaxed atmosphere we have been working together to record the songs for the upcoming album Karkelo. The recordings started in a beautiful rural environment at the famous Petrax studio in Hollola. This studio is created in the buildings of a still working farm of the Rappula family; who are farming there since 1577.

"This studio is very well known, many worldwide famous bands record here. When we entered the place, the booze smell of Children of Bodom, who just recorded their latest album here, hit our noses, we ourselves only added a little to that :P More...

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Lacuna Coil Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2009

Italian gothic metal act Lacuna Coil are the latest band to be confirmed for Germany's Wacken Open Air festival. The festival is sold out and will take place between July 30th- August 1st.

The lineup for Wacken is now as follows: AMON AMARTH, BORKNAGAR, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CALLEJON, CATHEDRAL, DRAGONFORCE, EINHERJER, EPICA, GWAR, HAMMERFALL, HEAVEN AND HELL, IN EXTREMO, IN FLAMES, KAMPFAR, KINGDOM OF SORROW, KORPIKLAANI, LACUNA COIL, MACHINE HEAD, MOTÖRHEAD, NAPALM DEATH, NEVERMORE, AXEL RUDI PELL, SARKE, TESTAMENT, TRISTANIA, TURISAS, WALLS OF JERICHO, WHIPLASH

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Firewind Confirmed For Rocktower Festival

Firewind has been confirmed for the Rocktower Festival, set to take place on April 11th in Lübeck, Germany.

Other bands announced for the festival include Ensiferum, Paul Dianno, Haggard and Korpiklaani. More TBA.

For more information, visit www.rocktower.de

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Korpiklaani Launches Online Store

Finnish folk metal band Korpiklaani have just announced the arrival of their new online store. You can visit it at www.korpiklaanishop.com. The store ships globally.

"To celebrate the opening of our new website, you get an autographed card and a button for free with every order."

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Korpiklaani Set To Record New Album "Karkelo"

Finnish metal band Korpiklaani has issued the following update about recording their next studio album:

"On the 15th of February we will enter the studio to record our sixth album. The upcoming album Karkelo (it means something like having fun, or partying) will contain 14 songs... sorry, we cannot do any less :)

"The recordings will start in Hollola, Petrax studio, where Matson will do his drum work. After that we will switch to the Grooveland Recording Studio in Lahti, where the rest of the recordings will be made under the demanding eyes of the producer Aksu Hanttu.

"The cover art will be done by our friend Jan 'Örkki' Yrlund again. Karkelo is scheduled for release by Nuclear Blast in June 2009."

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