KORPIKLAANI – introduce new fiddler and …

Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers KORPIKLAANI are currently in the studio to record the successor of last year’s successful seventh album “Ukon Wacka” (Finland: #9 ; Switzerland: #53 ; Germany: #73 ; Austria: #75). On the yet untitled upcoming album, new fiddler Tuomas Rounakari will make his debut – regarding this, the band issues the following statement:

“We took Tuomas aboard when we noticed that he was actually the only sensible choice for us. We had already thought of him before but were always afraid that he’d be too busy to join us, because KORPIKLAANI demands much time from every band member. When we finally asked him, he replied that it’d be an exciting challenge and big chance for him, so he agreed to take over the fiddle for us – we’re more than happy about his decision! At the moment the whole band is gathered in the studio where we’ve recently entered the final stage of recording, with Jonne laying down his vocal lines and only a few folk parts waiting to be recorded. If all goes to plan, the album will be ready for mixing at the end of March.”

Get a first idea of Tuomas’ instrumental skills by watching this video of his solo project “Shamanviolin”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MDb7FGrCV8

Also, it won’t be long until you can see him on stage with KORPIKLAANI for the first time and enjoy the hilarious party atmosphere of the band’s notorious live shows on the following occasions:

KORPIKLAANI as special guests at the Paganfest 2012 tour
16.03. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
17.03. D Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
18.03. NL Tilburg - O13
23.03. A Vienna - Arena
24.03. D Munich - Backstage
30.03. D Gießen - Hessenhalle
31.03. D Geiselwind - Music Hall

European headlining tour together with TROLLFEST
08.04. F Lille - Aeronef
09.04. F Paris - Divan Du Monde
10.04. F Toulouse - Bikini
11.04. F Lyon - CCO
12.04. E Bilbao - Rockstar Live
13.04. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
14.04. E Madrid - Caracol
15.04. E Santiago De Compostella - Capitol
16.04. P Porto - Hard Club
17.04. P Lisbon - Republica Da Musica
18.04. E Sevilla - Fanatic
19.04. E Valencia - Rock City
20.04. F Toulon - Le Vox
21.04. I Milan - Magazzini Generali
22.04. I Florence - Viper Club
23.04. HR Zagreb - Boogaloo

To warm yourselves up for the pending tour, enjoy the ultimate drinking anthem `Tequila´ - taken from “Ukon Wacka” – together with a good bottle of the eponymous beverage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzycLGudWTw !!!
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