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Ategnatos - ELUVEITIE

A decade ago, as folk metal enjoyed its somewhat expected commercial explosion in Europe, the genre tag swiftly became synonymous with a kind of semi-comedic party metal. Not that there is anything wrong with TURISAS, FINNTROLL or even the relentlessly daft KORPIKLAANI, but there was always more to the folk metal formula than its more ...

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BATTLE BEAST Bassist Initially Thought 'No More Hollywood Endings' Was A Weird Choice For Album Title

The "Everblack" podcast recently conducted an interview with bassist Eero Sipilä of Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST about the band's new studio album, "No More Hollywood Endings". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the meaning behind the "No More Hollywood Endings" album title: Eero: "First, we ...

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BATTLE BEAST: 'The Golden Horde' Lyric Video

Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST have released the official lyric video for the song "The Golden Horde". The track is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "No More Hollywood Endings", which was released on March 22 via Nuclear Blast Records. "No More Hollywood Endings" was recorded by Janne Björkroth, Viktor Gullichsen and Joona Björkroth at ...

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BATTLE BEAST Releases 'Endless Summer' Music Video

Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST have just released their fifth studio album, "No More Hollywood Endings", via Nuclear Blast Records. To mark the occasion, the group has unveiled a brand new music video for the track "Endless Summer", which was once again directed by Markus Nieminen and produced by Oy Routafilmi AB. Keyboardist Janne Björkroth states: ...

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BATTLE BEAST To Release 'No More Hollywood Endings' Album In March

Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST will release their fifth album, "No More Hollywood Endings", on March 22, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The 11-song disc was recorded by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, Viktor Gullichsen and guitarist Joona Björkroth at JKB Studio. The production and mixing duties were handled by Janne. The cover artwork was created by Jan Yrlund ...

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KORPIKLAANI Violinist On Being An 'Ambassador' For Finland: 'Many People Have Learned Finnish Because Of Us'

Prior to KORPIKLAANI's November 18 performance in Los Angeles, violinist Tuomas Rounakari spoke with Music Interview Corner. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's just-completed North American tour with ARKONA: Tuomas: "It's been a good tour. We are doing kind of a challenging thing ...

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KORPIKLAANI: 'Kuin Korpi Nukkuva' Lyric Video

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI have released a lyric video for "Kuin Korpi Nukkuva", a song from their latest studio album, "Kulkija" (Wanderer), out now via Nuclear Blast. Vocalist 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 ...

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Kulkija - KORPIKLAANI

The Forest Clan, KORPIKLAANI, returns, so raise your Sahti or Karhu—Finnish beer, for your edification—and get ready to rock out once again. Hold up, though, because in the case of the group's 10th album, "Kulkija", translated as "wanderer," the fast-flinging hummpa with which the folk metal basher has made its reputation takes a large backseat. ...

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KORPIKLAANI Releases 'Aallon Alla' Single And Video

Only two weeks are left until Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI release their new studio album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), through Nuclear Blast. To celebrate, the band has unleashed the fourth single from the record, titled "Aallon Alla". It's accompanied by a lyric video, including studio material as well as live footage from their latest show at Summer ...

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KORPIKLAANI Releases Music Video For 'Henkselipoika'

"Henkselipoika", the new video from Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), which will be released on September 7 via Nuclear Blast. The "Henkselipoika" clip was directed by Markku Kirves, who previously worked with KORPIKLAANI on the "Rauta", "Vodka" and "Tequila" videos. Founding ...

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Video Premiere: KORPIKLAANI's 'Harmaja'

The official video for the song "Harmaja" from Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), which will be released on September 7 via Nuclear Blast. The "Harmaja" clip was directed by Ville Lipiäinen, who has previously worked with NIGHTWISH, BEAST IN BLACK and ...

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KORPIKLAANI: First Trailer For 'Kulkija' Album

The first trailer for "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), the new studio album from Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI, can be seen below. The disc will be released on September 7 via Nuclear Blast. 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 ...

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KORPIKLAANI: Lyric Video For New Song 'Kotikonnut'

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI will release their new studio album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer") on September 7 via Nuclear Blast. The lyric video for the first single from the disc, "Kotikonnut" ("Homestead"), can be seen below. Accordionist Sami Perttula, who wrote the track, states: "It's a midtempo song with a lot of melodies. It was surprising how ...

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KORPIKLAANI To Release 'Kulkija' Album In September

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI will release their 10th studio album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), on September 7 through Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork was designed by Jan Yrlund (BATTLE BEAST, MANOWAR), who previously worked with KORPIKLAANI on several albums and singles. Founding member Jonne Järvelä commented: "We've never been as satisfied with a final result as we ...

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Members Of KREATOR, SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, SABATON, CANNIBAL CORPSE And Other Bands Take Part In '70000 Tons Of Metal' All-Star Jam (Video)

Fifty heavy metal musicians — including members of KREATOR, SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, SABATON, CANNIBAL CORPSE and METAL CHURCH — took part in this year's edition of "Jamming With Waters In International Waters", the official 70000 Tons Of Metal all-star jam hosted by ANNIHILATOR's Jeff Waters. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire event can be seen below ...

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KORPIKLAANI: First Video From The Studio

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI are currently in the studio, working on the follow-up to 2015's "Noita" album. The effort is expected to arrive in early 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The first video report from the studio can be seen below. In February 2018, KORPIKLAANI will kick off an extensive European headline run with support from ...

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No Grave But the Sea - ALESTORM

Any coincidence that buccaneer metal band ALESTORM is dropping its new album the same month Disney releases "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"? Even more suspect, both ALESTORM and Disney drop their mutual fifth installments this time around, wouldn't you say? Well, Disney's hardly interested in hijacking boorish metal music into their ...

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KORPIKLAANI Frontman's JONNE To Release 'Kallohonka' Album In April

Jonne Järvelä, the driving force of the internationally successful folk metal band KORPIKLAANI, will release his second folk music album titled "Kallohonka" on April 28 via Playground Music Scandinavia. The band that carries his name, JONNE, consists of ten well-known musicians from the world of rock, metal and folk music. The first single from the ...

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Rapid Foray - RUNNING WILD

It took Rolf Kasparek nearly a year to recuperate from a shoulder injury, which delayed the release of RUNNING WILD's sixteenth album, "Rapid Foray". For most, the wait should be well worth it. Rolf and guitarist Peter Jordan are credited as the primary musicians on "Rapid Foray", with Ole Hempelmann and Michael Wolpers filling the ...

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KORPIKLAANI Releases 'FC Lahti' Video

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI have released a video for their latest digital single, "FC Lahti". The song is a very special track written in support of the 20th anniversary of the band's local football team, FC Lahti, which plays in Finland's premier football division Veikkausliiga. The "FC Lahti" video contains footage from KORPIKLAANI's appearance at ...

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OVERKILL, ONSLAUGHT, UGLY KID JOE, MONSTER MAGNET Featured On 'Snaggletooth: A Tribute To Lemmy'

Metalville Records has released a Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD) tribute album called "Snaggletooth: A Tribute To Lemmy". This is not just a classic tribute record — bands like OVERKILL, DESTRUCTION, MONSTER MAGNET, UGLY KID JOE, MONSTER MAGNET and ONSLAUGHT are playing their favorite songs. The master himself, Lemmy, is on this record with three tracks — ...

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KORPIKLAANI Releases 'FC Lahti' Single In Support Of Local Soccer Team

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI have released a new digital single. The song "FC Lahti" is a very special track written in support of the 20th anniversary of the band's local football team, FC Lahti, which plays in Finland's premier football division Veikkausliiga. KORPIKLAANI's Jonne Järvelä states: "When I was asked if KORPIKLAANI would want to ...

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MOONSORROW: 'Suden Tunti' Video Released

"Suden Tunti" (The Hour Of The Wolf), the new video from Finnish pagan metallers MOONSORROW, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's seventh studio album, "Jumalten Aika" — "The Age Of Gods" in English — which will be released on April 1 via Century Media. "This is the shortest song we've ...

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MOONSORROW: 'Jumalten Aika' Album Teaser Released

On April 1, Finnish pagan metal act MOONSORROW will release its seventh studio album, "Jumalten Aika" — which means "The Age Of Gods" in English — via Century Media. The first teaser for "Jumalten Aika" is available below. "There are a lot more folk music influences present in 'Jumalten Aika' than earlier", comments MOONSORROW's Henri ...

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