Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI released their brand new studio album titled Kulkija (“Wanderer”) on September 7th, 2018 through Nuclear Blast Records. Just a few days before they embark on a North American headline tour with ARKONA (all dates can be found below), the band has launched another lyric video – once again created by Jan Yrlund – for a song taken from their latest offering.

States frontman Jonne, “For some reason while recording the first demo of this song I kept hearing it as a traditional tango. I haven’t been able to drop that thought and while playing this live I still hear the tango and drag behind the beat like Topi Sorsakoski. I wanted to leave a trace of that original form and therefore there is a bit of tango in the end of the song. So the tango is not a joke even if it may sound that way. Of course it is also possible that there is a tongue or even two in cheek, but that was the case with Sorsakoski too.

“In a certain way this is a nice and light song, but still also strong and even a little sad. Tuomas Keskimäki‘s lyrics are in line with that. The basic message of the lyrics is the importance of living in the moment, which is also one the fine features of KORPIKLAANI. This band has always been able seize the moment and enjoy life right there and then.”

About ‘Kuin korpi nukkuva’ (“Like A Sleeping Forest”):
A wanderer dreams of an easy journey on an even road, with the girl of his dreams beside him. Returning home, he feels that he does not belong anywhere. The wanderer does not want to wake, as life is rife with fears and worries. At the end the dream the girl picks a dead flower, he wakes up, he realizes that he must live for today and not for tomorrow.

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Are you a traveller or a wanderer? Be part of KORPIKLAANI‘s journey around the world! Use the hashtag #KorpiklaaniWayfarers on Twitter and Instagram, and your photos will appear here: http://nblast.de/KorpiklaaniWayfarers

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The Wayfarer Tour 2019
w/ ARKONA
31.10. USA Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
01.11. USA New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
02.11. CDN Québec, QC – Impérial Bell
03.11. CDN Montréal, QC – Club Soda
04.11. CDN Toronto, ON – Mod Club Theatre
05.11. USA Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
06.11. USA Minneapolis, MN – Varsity
07.11. CDN Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
08.11. CDN Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre
09.11. CDN Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
10.11. CDN Calgary, AB – Marquee Beer Market
12.11. CDN Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
13.11. USA Seattle, WA – El Corazón
14.11. USA Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
15.11. USA San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
16.11. USA Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
17.11. USA San Diego, CA – House of Blues
18.11. USA Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater DTLA
19.11. USA Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
21.11. USA Dallas, TX – House of Blues
23.11. USA Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
24.11. USA Richmond, VA – Capital Ale House
25.11. USA Philadelphia, PA- Theatre of Living Arts
26.11. USA Baltimore, MD – Soundstage

***NEW***
w/ PROFANE OMEN
25.01. FIN Helsinki – Nosturi (w/ TROLLFEST, WALTARI)
26.01. FIN Tampere – Klubi (w/ TROLLFEST)
31.01. FIN Jyväskylä – Lutakko
01.02. FIN Lahti – Finlandia-klubi
02.02. FIN Turku – Apollo
07.02. FIN Kuopio – Henry’s Pub
08.02. FIN Oulu – Hevimesta
09.02. FIN Seinäjoki – Rytmikorjaamo
***NEW***

Wayfarers & Warriors Tour 2019
w/ TURISAS, TROLLFEST
21.02. LUX Esch an der Alzette – Kulturfabrik
22.02. D Wacken – Wacken Winter Nights
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 Wroclaw – 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

31.05. – 02.06. CZ Pilsen – Metalfest Open Air
03. – 06.07. D Ballenstedt – Rockharz Open Air
21. – 27.07. SLO Tolmin – MetalDays
01. – 04.08. RO Rasnov – Rockstadt Extreme Fest

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Order Kulkija here: http://nblast.de/KorpiklaaniKulkija

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
Track-by-Track #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94I4_No8IKE
Track-by-Track #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8VWu8wkV0E
Track-by-Track #3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlNKKaWwATk
Trailer #1 – Musical Development:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzDeQBDiJpg
Trailer #2 – Recordings & Production:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcugCiRzQl4

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