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"This record is so easy to listen to and interesting all the time, the balance is simply perfect."
Chartmakers Mastering (Svante Forsbäck)
"With its organic vibe and peaceful melodies, Kulkija invites you to take a deep breath and to chill out!"
The wait is finally over for fans of Finnish folk metal superstars KORPIKLAANI! The band has finally released their highly-anticipated 10th studio album, Kulkija ("Wanderer") via Nuclear Blast. To mark the occasion, the group kicks off an extensive Russian tour in St. Petersburg today.
Comments founding member Jonne, "It's been 15 years since we released our very first album and this is now our 10th album. After each and every album I always sit down and think about the music, and conclude that it is our best work yet. The great thing is that it was never promo bullsh*t, I honestly felt like that."
"Now it's the day of our Kulkija album release, I'm sitting on a train to Russia for the first show of our Kulkija world tour and I'm feeling good and proud of these 15 years and the best possible 10th KORPIKLAANI album!"
As if this wasn't enough, KORPIKLAANI have launched the final part of a track-by-track series in support of their new offering in which vocalist Jonne, fiddler Tuomas, and accordionist Sami reveal more details about the new tunes. This episode features the following songs:
12. Kuin korpi nukkuva
14. Tuttu on tie
Part three: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlNKKaWwATk
- Track-by-Track #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94I4_No8IKE
More on Kulkija:
'Kotikonnut' OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzsUWvKsgqQ
'Harmaja' OFFICIAL VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoTkmBB4yow
'Henkselipoika' OFFICIAL VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB7PyLYQyXg
'Aallon alla' OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uul1tiTZ07Y
Trailer #1 - Musical Development:
Trailer #2 - Recordings & Production:
Kulkija - Track Listing:
01. Neito 02. Korpikuusen kyynel 03. Aallon alla 04. Harmaja 05. Kotikonnut 06. Korppikalliota 07. Kallon malja 08. Sillanrakentaja 09. Henkselipoika 10. Pellervoinen 11. Riemu 12. Kuin korpi nukkuva 13. Juomamaa 14. Tuttu on tie
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."
Sami added: "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."
Kulkija - Release Tour 07.09. RUS St. Petersburg - Aurora (Release Show) 08.09. RUS Moscow - Glavclub (Release Show) 09.09. RUS Voronezh - Aura 11.09. RUS Rostov-on-Don - Arena 12.09. RUS Krasnodar - Arena Hall 13.09. RUS Samara - Zvezda 14.09. RUS Ufa - Ogni Ufy 15.09. RUS Ekaterinburg - Tele-Club 16.09. RUS Chelyabinsk - Galaktika 18.09. RUS Omsk - Angar 19.09. RUS Novosibirsk - Podzemka 21.09. RUS Irkutsk - Dikaya Loshad 22.09. RUS Vladivostok - San-Remo
The Wayfarer w/ ARKONA 10/31 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
11/1 - New York, NY @ Grammercy Theatre
11/2 - Quebec, QC @ Imperial Bell
11/3 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
11/4 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club Theatre
11/5 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11/6 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
11/7 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Park Theatre
11/8 - Saskatoon, SK @ Coors Event Centre
11/9 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
11/10 - Calgary, AB @ Marquee Beer Market
11/12 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
11/13 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazón
11/14 - Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
11/15 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
11/16 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
11/17 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Threater DTLA
11/19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
11/20 - Dallas, TX @ The Cambridge Room at House of Blues
11/23 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/24 - Richmond, VA @ Capital Ale House
11/25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
11/26 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Wayfarers & Warriors Tour 2019 w/ TURISAS, TROLLFEST 21.02. LUX Esch an der Alzette - Kulturfabrik 23.02. NL Tilburg - 013 24.02. B Antwerp - Trix Muziekcentrum 25.02. UK London - Islington Assembly Hall 26.02. F Lille - Le Splendid 27.02. F Paris - La Cigale 28.02. F Mérignac - Krakatoa 01.03. E Bilbao - Santana 27 02.03. P Porto - Hard Club 03.03. P Lisbon - Lisboa ao Vivo 05.03. E Málaga - Paris 15 06.03. E Murcia - Garaje Beat Club 07.03. E Zaragoza - Centro Cívico Delicias 08.03. F Marseille - Espace Julien 09.03. CH Pratteln - Z7 10.03. F Bourg-en-Bresse - La Tannerie 11.03. I Trezzo sull'Adda (MI) - Live Club 12.03. HR Zagreb - Tvornica Kulture 13.03. H Budapest - Barba Negra Music Club 14.03. SK Bratislava - Majestic Music Club 15.03. PL Krakow - Klub Kwadrat 16.03. PL Warsaw - Progresja 17.03. PL Gdansk - B90 19.03. D Berlin - Huxleys Neue Welt 20.03. PL Wroclww - Centrum Koncertowe A2 21.03. D Jena - F-Haus 22.03. D Munich - TonHalle 23.03. D Mannheim - MS Connexion Complex 24.03. D Cologne - Essigfabrik 22.02. D Wacken - Wacken Winter Nights 21. - 27.07. SLO Tolmin - MetalDays