KORPIKLAANI

KORPIKLAANI BIOGRAPHY


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.

KORPIKLAANI ALBUMS

Noita / 2015

01. Viinamäen mies
02. Pilli on pajusta tehty
03. Lempo
04. Sahti
05. Luontoni
06. Minä näin vedessä neidon
07. Jouni Jouni
08. Kylästä keväinen kehto
09. Ämmänhauta
10. Sen verran minäkin noita
11. Antaja

Manala / 2012

01. Kunnia
02. Tuonelan tuvilla
03. Rauta
04. Ruumiinmultaa
05. Petoeläimen kuola
06. Synkkä
07. Ievan polkka
08. Husky Sledge
09. Dolorous
10. Uni
11. Metsälle
12. Sumussa hämärän aamun

Ukon Wacka / 2011

01. Louhen yhdeksäs poika
02. Päät pois tai hirteen
03. Tuoppi olutta
04. Lonkkaluut
05. Tequila
06. Ukon wacka
07. Korvesta liha
08. Koivu ja tähti
09. Vaarinpolkka
10. Surma
11. Iron Fist

Karkelo / 2009

01. Vodka
02. Erämaan ärjyt
03. Isku pitkästä ilosta
04. Mettänpeiton valtiaalle
05. Juodaan viinaa
06. Uniaika
07. Kultanainen
08. Bring Us Pints of Beer
09. Huppiaan aarre
10. Könnin kuokkamies
11. Vesaisen sota
12. Sulasilmä
13. Kohmelo

Korven Kuningas / 2008

01. Tapporauta
02. Metsämies
03. Keep on Galloping
04. Northern Fall
05. Shall We Take a Turn?
06. Paljon on koskessa kiviä
07. Ali jäisten vetten
08. Gods on Fire
09. Nuolet nomalan
10. Kantaiso
11. Kipumylly
12. Suden joiku
13. Runamoine
14. Syntykoski syömmehessäin
15. Korven kuningas

Tervaskanto / 2007

01. Let's Drink
02. Tervaskanto
03. Viima
04. Veriset äpärät
05. Running with the Wolves
06. Liekkiön isku
07. Palovana
08. Karhunkaatolaulu
09. Misty Fields
10. Vesilahden veräjillä
11. Nordic Feast

Tales Along This Road / 2006

01. Happy Little Boozer
02. Väkirauta
03. Midsummer Night
04. Tuli kokko
05. Spring Dance
06. Under the Sun
07. Korpiklaani
08. Rise
09. Kirki
10. Hide Your Riches
11. Free Like an Eagle

Voice of Wilderness / 2005

01. Cottages & Saunas
02. Journey Man
03. Fields in Flames
04. Pine Woods
05. Spirit of the Forest
06. Native Land
07. Hunting Song
08. Ryyppäjäiset
09. Beer Beer
10. Old Tale
11. Kädet siipinä

Spirit of the Forest / 2003

01. Wooden Pints
02. Before the Morning Sun
03. God of Wind
04. With Trees
05. Pellonpekko
06. You Looked into My Eyes
07. Hullunhumppa
08. Man Can Go Even Through the Grey Stone
09. Pixies Dance
10. Juokse sinä humma
11. Crows Bring the Spring
12. Hengettömiltä hengiltä
13. Shaman Drum
14. Mother Earth

LINKS

CONTACT

Management
Firebird Industries – Artist Management
David Caracandas
office (at) firebirdindustries.com
www.firebirdindustries.eu

Booking Europe
RTN – Touring
Stefan Hattinger
stefan (at) rockthenation.eu
http://www.rtn-touring.eu/

Booking Finland
Rowan Rafferty
rowan (at) nem.fi

Booking – Rest of the World
Firebird Industries – Artist Management
David Caracandas
office (at) firebirdindustries.com

Record Company EU
Name: Nuclear Blast GmbH
E-mail: info (at) nuclearblast.de
Phone: +49-7162-92 800
Fax: +49-7162-24554
Oeschstrasse 40
73072 Donzdorf
Germany
http://www.nuclearblast.de

Record label USA
Name: Nuclear Blast USA/
Contact: Gerardo Martinez
E-mail: gerardo(at)nuclearblastusa.com
Phone: (323) 418 1400 ext. 136
Fax: (323) 418 0118
2323 W. El Segundo Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
USA
http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

VIDEOS

Ämmänhauta

Vodka

A Man With A Plan

Rauta

Pilli On Pajusta Tehty

Beer, Beer

Tequila

Wooden Pints

Happy Little Boozer

MEMBERS

CURRENT

Jonne Järvelä
vocals (1993–present)
guitars (1993-2012)
Matti "Matson" Johansson
drums (2003–present)
Kalle "Cane" Savijärvi
guitars (2003–present)
Jarkko Aaltonen
bass (2005–present)
Tuomas Rounakari
violin (2012–present)
Sami Perttula
accordion (2013–present)

FORMER

Maaren Aikio
vocals, percussion (1993–1996)
Juke Eräkangas
drums, keyboards, backing vocals (1999)
Ilkka Kilpeläinen
bass, backing vocals (1999)
Tero Piirainen
guitars, keyboards, backing vocals (1999)
Samu Ruotsalainen
drums (2002–2003)
Janne G`thaur
bass (2002)
Hosse Latvala
drums, percussion (2002)
Veera Muhli
keyboards (2002)
Toni Nãykki
guitars (2002)
Henri "Trollhorn" Sorvali
keyboards (2002)
Jaakko "Hittavainen" Lemmetty
violin, jouhikko, bagpipes, flute (2003–2011)
Toni "Honka" Honkanen
guitars (2003–2005)
Ali Määttä
percussion (2003–2005)
Arto Tissari
bass (2003–2005)
Juho Kauppinen
accordion (2004–2013)
Teemu Eerola
violin (2011)

If members listed here are not accurate please inform us at webmaster@metalfromfinland.com This includes both CURRENT and FORMER members.