KORPIKLAANI – “Manala“ OUT NOW + first …

Today, the 8th studio album by Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers KORPIKLAANI hits stores! The record, that is based on the Finnish national epic “Kalevala” in large parts, is entitled “Manala” (“Underworld”) and can be purchased in a limited 2CD-digipak-edition, including the regular Finnish album and a bonus CD with the entire album in English language. The journalists who’ve already been on a voyage of discovery through the mystical realms of KORPIKLAANI’s “Manala” are invariably enthralled:

“The true lords of the dance make the underworld shake with metallic thunder. Brilliant!" (SUE MAGAZINE / FIN)

"Korpiklaani did it again... but slightly different! An amazing blend of ethnic abundance and enigmatic spiritualism; that's what 'Manala' stands for. Drink & think!“ (ROCK TRIBUNE / NL)

“A heady dose of folky fun and boozy anthems!“ (TERRORIZER / UK)

"Catchy, powerful and very well performed!” (ROCK HARD / F)

“Unbeatable high-class folk metal!” (SONIC SEDUCER / D)

“The true kings of humppa metal!” (LEGACY / D)

“Loads of atmosphere, inspiration, instrumental mastership and love of their native country!” (HEAVY / D)

So what are you waiting for? Get your head torches out and set forth for the underworld!

Get “Manala” now at the NUCLEAR BLAST web shop: www.nuclearblast.de/suche/korpiklaani_manala
or as a download via iTunes: http://bit.ly/Oktgdq

Also check out the terrific KORPIKLAANI smartphone songpier app and other great gimmicks at:http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/label/music/band/about/71067.korpiklaani.html

Follow this link to watch the video clip for “Rauta”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJwo6bMKBaw&feature=youtu.be
and click here to enjoy the clip for “The Steel”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDSwF3igT-Q&feature=youtu.be
First track by track video: http://youtu.be/rFdn9lhlsEw

Immediately after the release of “Manala”, the workaholics will set off for an extensive round of touring. Make sure to join the party when it comes to your town:

03.08. FI Helsinki - Virgin Oil – “MANALA” RELEASE PARTY
04.08. HU Szekesfehervar - Fezen 2012
09.08. SI Tolmin - Metal Camp
10.08. SK Snina - Rock Pod Kamenom
11.08. DE Höchstadt - Schlosshof Festival
17.08. FI Hämeenlinna - Hämeen keskiaikamarkkinat
25.08. MX Mexico City - Circo Volador

North American tour with MOONSORROW, TÝR and METSATÖLL

29.08. CA Montreal - Club Soda
30.08. CA Toronto - Opera House
31.08. US Cleveland - Peabody’s

01.09. US Joliet - Mojoe’s
02.09. US St. Paul - Station 4
03.09. US Lawrence - Granada Theater
04.09. US Denver - Marquis Theater
05.09. US Billings - Manny’s
08.09. US Seattle - Studio Seven
09.09. CA Vancouver - Rickshaw Theater
10.09. US Portland - Hawthorne Theater
11.09. US San Francisco - DNA Lounge
12.09. US Hollywood - The Whisky
13.09. US Santa Ana - The Observatory
14.09. US Ramona - Ramona Mainstage
15.09. US Tempe - Rocky Point
18.09. US Detroit - Harpo’s
19.09. US Buffalo - Club Infinity
20.09. US Reading - Reverb
21.09. US Springfield - Empire
22.09. US New York - Gramercy Theater
23.09. US Worcester - Palladium

05.10. FIN Lahti - Finlandia-Klubi

Heidenfest 2012 with WINTERSUN, VARG, TROLLFEST, KRAMPUS + guests

19.10. DE Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
20.10. DE Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
21.10. NL Tilburg - 013
22.10. CH Pratteln - Z7
23.10. CH Fribourg - Fri-Son
24.10. IT Bologna - Estragon
25.10. AT Wien - Gasometer
26.10. DE Leipzig - Hellraiser
27.10. CZ Prague - KD Vltavska
28.10. PL Krakow - Studio
29.10. DE Hamburg - Markthalle
30.10. DE Berlin - Postbahnhof
31.10. DE Munich - Backstage
01.11. DE Saarbrücken - Garage
02.11. DE Geiselwind - Music Hall
03.11. DE Giessen - Hessenhallen
04.11. BE Antwerp - Trix
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