Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI recently announced the release of their new studio album entitled Kulkija (‘Wanderer’) on September 7th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. After unveiling the first single ‘Kotikonnut’ a few days ago, the band are pleased to present the first album trailer, in which they discuss their musical development over the years.
Listen to the first single, ‘Kotikonnut’, taken from the band’s forthcoming album Kulkija (‘Wanderer’):
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 etc.).
The cover was designed by Jan Yrlund (BATTLE BEAST, MANOWAR etc.).
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.”
Accordionist 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.”
Pre-orders available soon!