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Korpiklaani

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

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Korpiklaani Added To Metal Camp 2008

Korpiklaani have been confirmed for this year’s Metal Camp Festival set to take place July 3rd to 9th in Tolmin, Slovenia.

Other bands to appear include Behemoth, In Flames, Rage, Soilwork, Apocalyptica, Ministry, Kataklysm and Wintersun.

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Saxon Confirmed For Atarfe Rock Festival

UK metal legends SAXON - complete with their special Eagle Lights Set - are the latest act confirmed for Spain's Atarfe Vega Rock Festival which takes place March 7th - 8th, 2008 in the city of Atarfe (at 11 km from Granada, Andalusia).

Confirmed acts on the bill now include: ANGELUS APATRIDA, BELPHEGOR, DANGER DANGER, DESTRUCTION, EXCITER, GRAVE DIGGER, KATATONIA, KORPIKLAANI, KOTIPELTO, MAYHEM, MY DYING BRIDE, RATT, SAXON, SLAUGHTER, SYMPHONY X, TRIBAL, UNLEASHED, WITHIN TEMPTATION.

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Ratt Confirmed For Atarfe Vega Rock Festival

RATT has been confirmed to play at the ATARFE VEGA ROCK FESTIVAL, set to take place the 7th (Friday) and 8th of March (Saturday) 2008, in the city of ATARFE (at 11 km from Granada, Andalusia - SPAIN). By now, this is the billing after adding this new act: ANGELUS APATRIDA, BELPHEGOR, DANGER DANGER, DESTRUCTION, EXCITER, GRAVE DIGGER, KATATONIA, KORPIKLAANI, KOTIPELTO, MAYHEM, MY DYING BRIDE, RATT, SLAUGHTER, SYMPHONY X, TRIBAL, UNLEASHED and WITHIN TEMPTATION. More bands will be announced very soon.

This year the shows will be hold at “Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe”, a modern covered Bullring, with all the facilities, that a music festival like the Atarfe Vega Rock Festival requires.

First tickets can now be sold. The special price for the two day tickets is 45 Euros + issue expenses, this promotion will end the 30th December. Tickets can be bought in these stores and sites: Carrefour, Fnac, Tipo Stores and www.ticktackticket.com.

For more info about the festival, visit the official website www.brmusic.net.

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Slaughter Confirmed For Atarfe Rock Festival

Las Vegas-based hard rockers SLAUGHTER are the latest act confirmed for Spain's Atarfe Vega Rock Festival, which will take place March 7th/8th, 2008 in the city of Atarfe, Spain (11 km from Granada, Andalusia).

Confirmed acts on the bill now include: BELPHEGOR, DANGER DANGER, DESTRUCTION, EXCITER, GRAVE DIGGER, KATATONIA, KORPIKLAANI, KOTIPELTO, MAYHEM, MY DYING BRIDE, SLAUGHTER, SYMPHONY X, TRIBAL and UNLEASHED.

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Korpiklaani To Release New Single In February

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI will release a new single, "Keep On Galloping", on February 14, 2008 in both CD and 7" picture vinyl formats. It will also include the track "Paljon On Koskessa Kiviä". Check out the cover artwork at this location.

"Keep On Galloping" is the first single from the group's forthcoming album, "Korven Kuningas", due in the spring via Nuclear Blast Records.

KORPIKLAANI entered the Finnish and German album charts at positions No. 36 and No. 52, respectively, with their latest effort, "Tervaskanto" (Napalm Records).

"Tervaskanto" was recorded at Fantom Studios in Tampere, Finland with producer Samu Oittinen. 11 songs were laid down for the follow-up to "Tales along this Road".

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Korpiklaani Added To Summer Breeze Festival

The following bands have been confirmed for next year’s installment of the Summer Breeze festival, which is set to take place from August 14th to 16th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany:

ALL ENDS
ASP
BEHEMOTH
BORN FROM PAIN
DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA
ENDSTILLE
ENSIFERUM
EXODUS
KATAKLYSM
KORPIKLAANI
PRIMAL FEAR
PRIMORDIAL
SONIC SYNDICATE
THE VISION BLEAK

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Battlelore Explains Tour Cancellation

Tomi Mykkänen, Battlelore's male vocalist, issued the following explaining the reasons for canceling the December tour with Korpiklaani:

"As many of the venues already listed us as the support for the small upcoming tour with Korpiklaani, it's appropriate to tell you guys here that our part on that tour got canceled. We are VERY sorry about that. It would have been excellent and fucken brilliant to finally tour at least a bit in UK. Not to dismiss Germany or Netherlands in any way, it would have been great to meet all the old friends and possible new ones there too! Also having "a few" beers with KL-guys during the tour would probably have been very pleasant, though hurtful afterwards, experience. Well, what can you do? Maybe next time…

"And to add, the band is not responsible for the cancellation."

Late in November Korpiklaani announced on their myspace page that Battlelore can not accompany them on their December tour.

Here are the dates for Korpiklaani's European tour during December as stated on their myspace page:

14.12.2007 Alte Brauerei, Annaberg Germany
15.12.2007 Illipse, Illingen Germany
16.12.2007 Matrix, Bochum Germany
17.12.2007 maybe in France or other cool country, venue TBA
18.12.2007 Rio's, Leeds United Kingdom '
19.12.2007 Thatched House, Manchester United Kingdom
20.12.2007 Cathouse, Glasgow Scotland
21.12.2007 Bierkeller, Bristol United Kingdom
22.12.2007 Baroeg, Rotterdam Netherlands

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Nuclear Blast Extends Century Family Contract

Founded in Donzdorf, Germany in 1987, ranked #11 in the "Top 20 Rock/Metal Labels" and #41 in the "Top 50 Labels" charts by Hit Quarters in 2007, Nuclear Blast Records has extended its production and distribution deal with The Century Family, Inc. for the United States.

From his office in Germany, Nuclear Blast label owner and President Markus Staiger had this to say about the continued two-year contract renewal:

"We are very thrilled to continue our work with the Century Family. It is great that 2 metal companies can work together so close without any problems and fun to have such professional and nice people in the U.S. working for us! Be sure to expect a great year in 2008 for NUCLEAR BLAST and Century Media. NUCLEAR BLAST will release new titles from MESHUGGAH, DIMMU BORGIR, KATAKLYSM, KORPIKLAANI, THREAT SIGNAL, ALL SHALL PERSIH, DEATH ANGEL, HYPOCRISY, IMMORTAL, and EXODUS, as well as a stunning new album from TESTAMENT and AVANTASIA's third album The Scarecrow (featuring members of KISS, SCORPIONS, MAGNUM, Jorn Lande, and more), along with some IN FLAMES re-releases, too. Also, keep an eye out for our new U.S. signings - they are all young, fresh and brutal new acts with tremendous new albums. Among these is SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY who play brutal Florida Grind-Death Metal! Big thanks goes to the NB U.S.A. Team, Century Media, and our distributor Caroline/EMI. Special THANKS to our great metal fans!"

Since 2000, Nuclear Blast has maintained U.S. staff and operations in Los Angeles via a successful and long-running production and distribution deal with The Century Family, Inc., parent of Century Media Records. Century Media currently maintains a distribution deal with Caroline/EMI which it manages for Nuclear Blast under the arrangement.

States Century Media CEO Oliver Withoeft:

"Nuclear Blast and Century Media are looking forward to an even closer cooperation in 2008. The new year will prove to be a decisive year for the music industry, and we will continue to be at the forefront of setting trends in Metal. Our customers will be pleased to learn that we will expand our offers beyond the traditional ways of selling music."

2007 has been a year of distinction for Nuclear Blast in both Europe and North America. In addition to hosting a celebratory 20 year anniversary festival in Stuttgart this past October in the presence of over 6,000 metal fans, various 2007 releases made extremely noteworthy entries onto the Billboard charts.

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Queensryche Confirmed For Bang Your Head Festival

QUEENSRŸCHE have been confirmed as one of the headlining acts for next year's instalment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place on June 27-28, 2008 in Balingen, Germany. The band will deliver a very special three-hour performance with the full "Operation: Mindcrime" sets along with a huge stage production including stage actors, dialogue intermissions, video screens and other audio-visual effects.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

AGE OF EVIL
AGENT STEEL
BREAKER
CONTRACRASH
ENSIFERUM
FORBIDDEN
GRAVE DIGGER
GREAT WHITE
KORPIKLAANI
LIZZY BORDEN
OBITUARY
ONSLAUGHT
QUEENSRŸCHE
RAGE
SAXON
SECRECY
TANKARD
TRAMP'S WHITE LION
TYR

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Battlelore Pull Out Of Korpiklaani Tour

According to a posting on KORPIKLAANI's MySpace page, Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE will no longer take part in KORPIKLAANI's December 2007 European tour. No reason was given for BATTLELORE pulling out of the trek.

As previously reported, BATTLELORE will play two shows with BAL-SAGOTH in Finland in January. The details are as follows:

Jan. 25 - Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi
Jan. 26 - Turku, Finland - Klubi More...

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Symphony X Confirmed For Artarfe Rock Festival

SYMPHONY X are the latest act confirmed for Spain's Atarfe Vega Rock Festival, which will take place March 7th/8th, 2008 in the city of Atarfe (at 11 km from Granada, Andalusia).

Confirmed acts on the bill now include: DESTRUCTION, EXCITER, GRAVE DIGGER, KATATONIA, KORPIKLAANI, KOTIPELTO, MAYHEM, MY DYING BRIDE, SYMPHONY X, TRIBAL and UNLEASHED.

For more info about the festival, visit the official website at www.brmusic.net.

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My Dying Bride Confirmed For Atarfe Vega Rock

Legendary UK doom outfit MY DYING BRIDE has been confirmed for the rescheduled Atarfe Vega Rock festival, which will now take place March 7-8, 2008 at Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

DESTRUCTION
EXCITER
GRAVE DIGGER
KATATONIA
KORPIKLAANI
MAYHEM
MY DYING BRIDE
TRIBAL
UNLEASHED

Two-day tickets cost 45 euros plus service charges. This promotional price will end on December 27.

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Stream Live Version Of Kropiklaani's "Tuli Kokko"

Finland's KORPIKLAANI have updated their official Myspace page with a live version of 'Tuli Kokko' on their music player. The song was recorded at the Rock Hard 2007 Festival and is currently featured on the CD sampler that comes with the latest issue of Germany's Rock Hard Magazine (#247), out now. Go to this location to check it out.

The songs 'Viima', 'Beer Beer' and 'Veriset Aparat' have also been added to the profile.

As previously reported, Korpiklaani finished their new studio album, Korven Kuningas, in October. It will be released via Nuclear Blast in early 2008.

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Finnish Metal Expo- Lineup Announced

The fourth edition of Finnish Metal Expo will take place in Helsinki, February 15th-16th, with a meeting of international metal professionals (journalists, labels, promotions, etc.) being held a day earlier. On the 15th, the organizers will recognize fan-voted awards to Finnish artists/bands. The band schedule is as follows:

Friday, February 15th: TURISAS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, MUSTASCH, SOTAJUMALA, DISCARD, Finnish Metal Awards
Saturday, February 16th: SOILWORK, STAM1NA, KORPIKLAANI, NORTHER, THE SCOURGER, THE SORROW, KIUAS, AMBERIAN DAWN, tba

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Korpiklaani Sell Out Tonight's Show In London

KORPIKLAANI's show in London, UK tonight (October 30th) is sold out. In addition, the Ultima Ratio Festival in Oberhausen, Germany where the band is due to play on November 3rd is likewise sold out. Their complete schedule is as follows:

October
30 - The Underworld - Camden, London, UK (SOLD OUT)
31 - Biebob - Vosselaar, Belgium (SOLD OUT)

November
1 - Melkweg - Amsterdam, Netherlands
2 - Vera - Groningen, Netherlands
3 - Ultima Ratio Festival - Oberhausen, Germany (SOLD OUT)
4 - Treibsand - Lübeck, Germany
23 - 24 - Rock At Sea - Stockholm, Sweden (start and finish)

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Korpiklaani Sign With Nuclear Blast Records

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI have inked a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band has issued the following statement on the matter:

"Once upon a time were the merry men of KORPIKLAANI on a tour somewhere in Europe, drinking beer in the bus on the road from here to there. Between the beers there was also some talk about our future."

"On the small bus table, half hidden under the dog-eared deck of cards, coins and empty bottles, there was a Blast! magazine. This catalogue of Nuclear Blast had seen better days. It had already served as a beermat, ashtray and toilet entertainment, even though the language was totally incomprehensible to us."

"Our highly intelligent conversation moved to record companies and we started to wonder which one of them would the best for us. Jonne happened to set his bleary eyes on the scruffy magazine and asked if anyone knew any band that had left Nuclear Blast. There was a silence." More...

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Korpiklaani Announce Fall European Tour Dates

KORPIKLAANI have announced European tour dates for the fall in support of their new album, Tervaskanto. They are as follows:

October
16 - venue tba - Berlin, Germany
17 - Firley - Wroclaw, Poland
18 - Zluty Pes - Pardubice, Czech Republic
19 - KD Serikovka - Plzen, Czech Republic
20 - Masters Of Rock Cafe - Zlin, Czech Republic
22 - Kultiplex - Budapest, Hungary
23 - Arena -Vienna, Austria
24 - Gala Hala - Ljubljana, Slovenia
25 - New Age - Treviso, Italy
26 - Transilvania - Milan, Italy
27 - Pagan Fest (Stadthalle) - Dietikon, Swizerland
28 - Nouveau Casino - Paris, France
30 - The Underworld - Camden, London, UK
31 - Biebob - Vosselaar, Belgium

November
1 - Melkweg - Amsterdam, Netherlands
2 - Vera - Groningen, Netherlands
3 - Ultima Ratio Festival - Oberhausen, Germany
4 - Treibsand - Lübeck, Germany

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Korpiklaani Add More Summer Dates

Finnish Folk metallers KORPIKLAANI have updated their summer festival schedule with dates in Spain and Germany. On June 16th they will play the Horns Up Festival in Martorell, Spain and on August 10th they will perform at the Fun & Crust Festival in Koblenz, Germany.

The band's schedule is now as follows: More...

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Korpiklaani Cancel Live Date In Lithuania

KORPIKLAANI's scheduled live date in Vilnius, Lithuania on May 20th has been cancelled by the organizer. No reason for the cancellation has been issued. The band hope to reschedule the date soon.

Their 2007 tour schedule is now as follows:

April
28 - Port Club in St. Petersburg, Russia
29 - Tochka in Moscow, Russia
May
16 - Woodoo Festival in Imatra, Finland
18 - Rock Cafe in Tallinn, Estonia
19 - Salamandra Club in Riga, Latvia
25 - Sundown Festival in Abtsgmünd, Germany
25-27 - Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkitchen, Germany (exact date tbc)
June
6-9 - Sweden Rock in Sölvesborg, Sweden
7 - Sauna Open Air in Tampere, Finland
21 - Järvenpään RockJuhannus in Järvenpää, Finland
22 - Hellfest in Clisson, France
24 - Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium
July
7 - Bloodstock Open Air Festival in Derbyshire, UK
16-22 - MetalCamp in Tolmin, Slovenia (exact date tbc)
19-21 - Earthshaker Fest in Kreuth, Germany (exact date tbc)
27 - Kuopio RockCock Festival in Kuopio, Finland
August
18 - Burgfolk Festival in Mülheim, Germany

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Korpiklaani Delay "Tervaskanto" Album

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI have pushed back the projected release date of their fourth album, "Tervaskanto", to June 26 (U.S.) / June 29 (Europe) via Napalm Records.

"Tervaskanto" (view cover artwork at this location) was recorded at Fantom Studios in Tampere, Finland with producer Samu Oittinen. 11 songs were reportedly recorded for the follow-up to "Tales along this Road". The track listing for the effort is as follows:

01. Let's Drink
02. Tervaskanto
03. Viima
04. Veriset Äpärät
05. Running With Wolves
06. Liekkiön Isku
07. Palovana
08. Karhunkaatolaulu
09. Misty Fields
10. Vesilahden Veräjillä
11. Nordic Feast

Check out the song "Veriset Äpärät" on the band's MySpace page.

Formed by Jonne Järvelä (vocals, guitar), KORPIKLAANI ("Woodland Clan" in Finnish) released two albums under its previous moniker, SHAMAN. In contrast to SHAMAN, which recorded songs in the original Sami language, KORPIKLAANI's material is writen mostly in English, but also in Finnish.

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