Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI are happy to finally announce the release of their upcoming 10th studio album entitled Kulkija ("Wanderer"), on September 7th, 2018 through Nuclear Blast. Its 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 Järvelä commented:
"We've never been as satisfied with a final result as we are with Kulkija. We tried to keep it very natural, and that's what you'll soon be able to hear clearly. Like the wanderer, this album is a journey, one that makes you feel good. Stay tuned!"
Accordionist Sami Perttula 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."
Since every album release needs to be celebrated in the right way, KORPIKLAANI are additionally announcing an accompanying Russian release tour, which will lead them through 13 cities in 16 days. The full itinerary can be found below.
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
More KORPIKLAANI dates:
09.06. CH Interlaken - Greenfield Festival
06.07. E Barcelona - Rock Fest
12.07. D Neukirchen-Vluyn - Dong Open Air
15.07. CZ Vizovice - Masters of Rock
03.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
16. - 18.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze