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KORPIKLAANI are set to release their new album Noita, May 5th in North America via Nuclear Blast. Jan Yrlund, of Darkgrove Design, created the artwork. Yrlund has created all the KORPIKLAANI artwork in recent years and once again has come up with another masterpiece.
Today the band premieres the lyric video for the song "Lempo" and can be viewed below. The digital single will be available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon this Tuesday!
In addition to their recently announced North American tour dates with Ensiferum, KORPIKLAANI has announced a run of North American Headline shows with Trollfest providing direct support. These dates begin April 28th in Charlotte, NC and run through May 5th in San Diego, CA. The two bands will then join up with co-headliner Ensiferum May 6th in Los Angeles, CA. The tour then crosses the country and wraps up May 29th in New York, NY.
The band has posted a trailer for the new album. The trailer gives insight on the recording process of their ninth studio album. View the trailer HERE.
Noita was recorded at Petrax Studio with Aksu Hanttu handling production, recording and mixing again. It is also the first KORPIKLAANI album to feature new accordion player Sami Perttula. Perttula's joining the band has added another dimension in the band's folk arrangements alongside Fiddler Tuomas Rounakari.
Noita is available for pre-order HERE.
KORPIKLAANI Headline Dates w/ Trollfest:
4/28: Charlotte, NC @ Chop Shop
4/29: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
5/1: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
5/4: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
5/5: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
KORPIKLAANI With Ensiferum and Trollfest:
5/6: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
5/7: San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
5/8: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/9: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/10: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
5/12: Calgary, AB @ Republik
5/13: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
5/15: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
5/16: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
5/17: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
5/18: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
5/19: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
5/20: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
5/21: Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
5/22: Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
5/23: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
5/24: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
5/26: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small's Theater
5/27: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
5/28: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
5/29: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Visit KORPIKLAANI online at www.korpiklaani.com