Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI are set to release their new studio album ‘Kulkija’ (‘Wanderer’) on September 7th 2018 via Nuclear Blast. To bridge the gap until its unveiling, the band has launched another album trailer, in which they talk about the album’s recording and production.
KORPIKLAANI also released some news about their long awaited tour today! The band’s last run in North America (w/ ENSIFERUM, TROLLFEST) was over 3 years ago. Now the wait is over and the band will finally return to the states for a 25-show tour in October & November 2018. Russian pagan/folk metallers ARKONA will be joining them as direct support act.
With 14 tracks and a total running time of over 71 minutes, ‘Kulkija’ is the group’s longest album to date. Working with producer Janne Saksa for the first time, the album was recorded at Petrax Studio (Hollola, FIN) and mixed at Sound Supreme Studios (Hämeenlinna, FIN). Mastering duties were handled by renowned engineer Svante Forsbäck (RAMMSTEIN a.o.).
The 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 commented:
“We’ve never been as satisfied with a final result as we are with ‘Kulkija’. We tried to keep it very natural. Like the wanderer, this album is a journey, one that makes you feel good.”
“‘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.”
Pre-order ‘Kulkija’ in various formats, here: http://nblast.de/KorpiklaaniKulkija
Pre-order the album digitally to receive ‘Harmaja’ and ‘Kotikonnut’ instantly!
Pre-save ‘Kulkija’ via Spotify: http://nblast.de/KORPIKLAANIPreSave
Listen to the tracks in the NB Novelties Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/nuclearblastrecords/playlist/6aw9wiedFzzhJiI96DhNhw