Korpiklaani Share Lyric Video For “Beer Kill Kill” Feat. Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus)

Korpiklaani have shared a new version of “Beer Beer” called “Beer Kill Kill.” This track features Exodus vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza and a lyric video for it can be found below. Souza commented:

“I was very excited, thrilled and honored to be asked and cannot wait to play this live with them! Trash ‘Beer Beer,’ time for ‘Kill Kill,’ Exodus style.”

Korpiklaani Premiere “Jägermeister” Music Video

Korpiklaani have premiered a new video for their new song “Jägermeister.” You can check that out below:

Frontman Jonne Järvelä commented:

“As our recent North American tour began, we were discussing making a new video and Jyrki (The 69 Eyes) recommended Vicente, and he was a perfect fit. At the time we did not even know what song to use and then we remembered we never released ‘Jägermeister’, as this was recorded during the Manala sessions. We contacted Vicente and found out that he had free time the day we had our last show in New York. He flew out to NY, met us at the PlayStation Theater and then filmed around Times Square, backstage and during the show. Now it is time for your favourite medicine, perfect to warm up the cold winter days and get you in that party mood! Come and drink with us!”

In other news, Korpiklaani also have the following dates booked:

12/13 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Aurora Concert Hall (with Trollfest)
12/14 – Moscow, Russia – Red (with Trollfest)
02/29 – Osaka, Japan – Umeda amHALL (with Skyclad and Skiltron)
03/01 – Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya Stream Hall (with Skyclad and Skiltron)
03/06 – Lahti, Finland – Möysän Musaklubi
03/07 – Lievestuore, Finland – Laukaanhovi
03/13 – Manchester, UK – Rebellion (with Burning Witches)
03/14 – Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy 2 (with Burning Witches)
03/15 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation (with Burning Witches)
03/17 – Bristol, UK – Thekla (with Burning Witches)
03/18 – Southampton, UK – The 1865 (with Burning Witches)
03/19 – Birmingham, UK – Asylum (with Burning Witches)
03/20 – Glasgow, UK – The Classic Grand (with Burning Witches)
03/21 – Pwllheli, UK – Hammerfest
03/26 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Ateliér Babylon (with Arzén)
03/27 – Trenčín, Slovakia – Piano club (with Arzén)
03/28 – Ružomberok, Slovakia – Kultúrny dom Andreja Hlinku (with Arzén)
03/29 – Košice, Slovakia – Colloseum Club (with Arzén)
04/03 – Inari, Finland – Papana
04/04 – Kempele, Finland – ZRock
06/12 – Zamora, Spain – Z! Live Rock Fest
06/18 – Nummijärvi, Finland – Nummirock
08/28 – Crispendorf, Germany – Wolfszeit Festival
09/06 – Selb, Germany – Festival Mediaval

Sepultura, Nightwish, Enslaved, Etc. To Be Featured On 2018 Wacken Open Air Live Blu-Ray/DVD

A new Blu-Ray/CD/DVD featuring the 2018 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival is set to be released on July 26. The release, which is titled “Live At Wacken 2018: 29 Years Louder Than Hell,“ will feature audio mixed by Cameron Webb.

Track Listing:

DVD 1:

01. Sepultura – “Kairos”
02. Sepultura – “Sworn Oath”
03. Stiff Little Fingers – “My Dark Places”
04. An Theos – “Alean”
05. Dirkschneider – “Metal Heart”
06. Die From Sorrow – “Die From Sorrow”
07. Korpiklaani – “Henkselipoika”
08. Korpiklaani – “Metsämies”
09. Walking Dead On Broadway – “Song Of Courage”
10. Schandmaul – “Bunt Und Nicht Braun”
11. Schandmaul – “Pakt”
12. Doro – “I Rule The Ruins”
13. Nightwish – “Ghost Love Score”
14. Clawfinger – “The Price We Pay”
15. Blues Pills – “High Class Woman”
16. Running Wild – “Port Royal”
17. Mantar – “Cross The Cross”

DVD 2:

01. Soen – “Opal”
02. Riot V – “Thundersteel”
03. Riot V – “Angel’s Thunder, Devil’s Reign”
04. Knorkator – “Der Ultimative Mann”
05. Knorkator – “Buchstabe”
06. Night Demon – “Heavy Metal Heat”
07. Long Distance Calling – “Trauma”
08. Steel Panther – “Poontang Boomerang”
09. Ensiferum – “For Those About To Fight For Metal”
10. Helmet – “I Love My Guru”
11. Enslaved – “Sacred Horse”
12. Enslaved – “Allfadr Odinn”
13. Bonfire – “Ready 4 Reaction”
14. Zeal & Ardor – “We Can’t Be Found”
15. In Extremo – “Sternhagelvoll”
16. Helloween – “Pumpkins United”

Footage of Sepultura performing “Kairos” during the festival can be seen below:

Eluveitie & Korpiklaani Announce Co-Headlining North American Tour

Eluveitie and Korpiklaani have announced a co-headlining North American tour. Gone In April will serve as support.

Eluveitie’s Chrigel Glanzmann commented:

“Hard to find words here and to express our excitement. First of all it’s been incredibly long this tour is overdue! We cannot wait to finally come back to North America! Secondly, we have our brand new album Ategnatos under our belts, plus we’ve finally released the much-anticipated second part of our purely acoustic Evocation cycle since we’ve been to North America the last time. And so we cannot wait to share all the new songs with you! And last but not least it feels simply great to once again tour with our very dear friends and fellow road warriors of Korpiklaani! Long story short: We’re super excited and very much looking forward to soon tour in the USA and Canada again! See you all soon!”

Korpiklaani’s Jonne Järvelä added:

“We are very much looking forward to the second North American leg of our Kulkija world tour. This time it will be a co-headlining tour with the Switzerland’s own Eluveitie. First half of the North American tour at the end of the last year was a great success, so it is only natural that we will return there this soon. This will be our seventh North American tour, and we’ve played over 1,000 shows around the world since 2003. Yet this still feels like we’ve only begun and have just now got the wheels properly rolling. However, before North America we still have a tour in Australia and New Zealand in May and of course a busy summer raising our pints around the various festivals in Europe.”

Tour Dates:

09/19 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
09/20 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
09/21 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
09/22 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
09/23 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live!
09/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
09/26 Mesa, TX – Club Red
09/27 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
09/28 Oakland, CA – Metro
09/29 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
09/30 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
10/01 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/03 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
10/04 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
10/05 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
10/06 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
10/07 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
10/08 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
10/09 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
10/10 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
10/11 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/12 Reading, PA – Reverb
10/13 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/14 New York, NY – PlayStation Theatre

Korpiklaani Premiere “Kuin Korpi Nukkuva” Lyric Video

Korpiklaani have premiered a lyric video for their song “Kuin Korpi Nukkuva.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Kulkija.”

Jonne Järvelä commented:

“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.”

Korpiklaani Premiere “Aallon Alla” Lyric Video

Korpiklaani have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Aallon Alla.” This track is from the band’s new album “Kulkija,” which will be released on September 7.

Founding member Jonne Järvelä commented:

“The melody of this song was written first, then I added the chords. First there was too much, but then I fixed that by simplifying it as much as possible. The electric guitar plays no riff of any kind, but it’s included with the bass only to support the violin, accordion and vocal melodies.

This song definitely wouldn’t work for Yngwie Malmsteen since this is a prime example of a song where less is more. Of course, there is a slight exception to that rule; it has a bit of a progressive part after the first verse, which is also something new and previously unheard on a KORPIKLAANI album. The drum arrangement however is very complicated through the whole song, although it may seem rather simple at first.”

A press release also added the following about the song:

A song of the drowning one. The lake and the sea are unpredictable. They are the oarsman’s grave. No wings or riches are of help when the drowning man falls into waves. The oarsman in the story cannot hear the cry of the drowning one. The waves can sometimes feel safe: they drift you silently towards eternity.

Korpiklaani & Turisas Announce “Wayfarers & Warriors” European Tour

Korpiklaani and Turisas have announced a co-headlining European tour. Trollfest will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

Feb. 21 – (LUX) Esch-sur-Alzette – Kulturfabrik
Feb. 23 – (NL) Tilburg – 013
Feb. 24 – (BE) Antwerp – Trix Muziekcentrum
Feb. 25 – (UK) London – Islington Assembly Hall
Feb. 26 – (FR) Lille – Le Splendid
Feb. 27 – (FR) Paris – La Cigale
Feb. 28 – (FR) Mérignac – Krakatoa
Mar. 01 – (ES) Bilbao – Santana 27
Mar. 02 – (PT) Porto – Hard Club
Mar. 03 – (PT) Lisbon – Lisboa ao Vivo
Mar. 05 – (ES) Málaga – Paris 15
Mar. 06 – (ES) Murcia – Garaje Beat Club
Mar. 07 – (ES) Zaragoza – Centro Cívico Delicias
Mar. 08 – (FR) Marseille – Espace Julien
Mar. 09 – (CH) Pratteln – Z7
Mar. 10 – (FR) Bourg-en-Bresse – La Tannerie
Mar. 11 – (IT) Trezzo sull’Adda (MI) – Live Club
Mar. 12 – (HR) Zagreb – Tvornica Kulture
Mar. 13 – (HU) Budapest – Barba Negra Music Club
Mar. 14 – (SK) Bratislava – Majestic Music Club
Mar. 15 – (PL) Krakow – Klub Kwadrat
Mar. 16 – (PL) Warsaw – Progresja
Mar. 17 – (PL) Gdansk – B90
Mar. 19 – (DE) Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt
Mar. 20 – (PL) Wroclaw – Centrum Koncertowe A2
Mar. 21 – (DE) Jena – F-Haus
Mar. 22 – (DE) Munich – TonHalle
Mar. 23 – (DE) Mannheim – MS Connexion Complex
Mar. 24 – (DE) Cologne – Essigfabrik