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Next Friday, Finnish folk metal superstars KorpikIaani will finally release their new studio album, Kulkija ("Wanderer"), through Nuclear Blast. To give their fans another taster of what to expect from the new record and a deep look inside the songs' creation, the group with Jonne Järvelä has launched the first part of a track-by-track series over on YouTube.
Watch the video below to learn more about the following songs:
02. Korpikuusen kyynel
03. Aallon alla
Part I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94I4_No8IKE
Check out KorpikIaani's latest single 'Aallon alla', here:
Pre-order Kulkija in various formats, here: http://nblast.de/KorpiklaaniKulkija
Pre-order the album digitally to receive 'Aallon alla', 'Henkselipoika', '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
Kulkija will be available in the following formats:
- DIGI + BEER KOOZIE (NB Mailorder exclusive)
- 2LP (black, yellow)
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, Finland) and mixed at Sound Supreme Studios (Hämeenlinna, Finland). 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."
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