KORPIKLAANI Tease & Tickle



KORPIKLAANI are set to release their new album NoitaMay 5 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.  

The band posted a trailer for the new album that 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.

 

Recently KORPIKLAANI announced a co-headline tour in North America, with long time friends Ensiferum, with support coming from Trollfest.  The tour is set to kick off May 6th in Los Angeles, CA and runs through May 29th in New York, NY.  Additional dates will to be added to the end of April with Trollfest only.

 

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 http://www.korpiklaani.com 


 
 

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VESPERIA Announce Album Pre-order, Canadian Tour Dates

Canadian epic metal bands VESPERIA and CRIMSON SHADOWS (Spread the Metal Records) just announced plans to join forces on their first trans-continental tour entitled WESTERN CRUSADE CANADIAN TOUR! This August, VESPERIA & CRIMSON SHADOWS (who both just recently rose to the finals of the 2013 Wacken Battle Canada) will hit the trans-Canada Highway from South Ontario to Victoria British Columbia and back in stoic determination to bring their epic metal assault Canada-wide!

VESPERIA also announced a pre order campaign for the digital release of their new album AN OLDEN TALE that will begin on Monday, June 24. The pre order will be available from their Bigcartel and Bandcamp pages, available at these locations:
http://vesperia.bigcartel.com http://vesperia.bandcamp.com

VESPERIA’s new album AN OLDEN TALE was recorded between October 2012 and March 2013 with Thomas Ireland (Icehouse Studios, Battlesoul) in Goderich, ON. The cover artwork for the album was done by Jan Yrlund, whose art credits include TYR, KORPIKLAANI, MANOWAR & APOCALYPTICA.

Here is the WESTERN CRUSADE CANADIAN tour route:

August 1st – Oshawa, ON – The Atria (with Blackguard)

August 2nd – North Bay, ON – The Granite Club

August 3rd – Timmins, ON – venue TBA

August 5th – Winnipeg, MB – The Royal Albert

August 6th – TBA ***

August 7th – Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub

August 9th – Victoria, BC – venue TBA

August 10th – Vancouver, BC – Venue TBA

August 12th – TBA ***

August 13th – TBA ***

August 14th – Edmonton, AB – DV8 Tavern

Agusut 15th – TBA ***

August 16th – Medicine Hat, AB – Liquid Niteclub

August 17th – Winnipeg, MB
***locations to be announced

The band also filmed a music video for the single Pints Held High from the 2011 release. That video can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M6Y-XVWvaw

More information is available at the following links:

http://vesperiametal.com

http://facebook.com/vesperiametal

http://vesperia.bandcamp.com

http://vesperia.bigcartel.com

http://youtube.com/user/vesperiametal

http://facebook.com/crimsonshadowsband

http://crimsonshadows.bandcamp.com

http://crimsonshadows.bigcartel.com

http://youtube.com/user/crimsonshadowsmetal

SCYTHIA Release Christmas Track

SCYTHIA (pictured from left to right): Morgan Zentner – Oboe of Death, Celine Derval – drums/vocals, Terry Savage – bass/vocals, Dave Khan – lead vocals/guitar

Canada’s favorite purveyors of folk/prog metal, Scythia are back once again with a re-mixed and re-mastered version of their holiday tune …Of Santa, a cheerful track about Santa and his brave reindeer!

…Of Santa – audio streams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3OwRaK2oS0

http://scythia.bandcamp.com/album/of-santa-single

https://soundcloud.com/scythia-metal/of-santa-scythia-2012-edition

In additional news, Scythia unleashed their latest music video Video Game Medley in support of their new EP For The Bear released early this fall.

metal video game medley by scythia

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Following the success of their 2010 release …Of War and 2011 release …Of Exile, Scythia unleashed their 2012 scorcher, For the Bear, this fall.

The short, but sweet seven-track EP departs from the orchestration and central concept of its predecessors, instead representing a leaner, faster, sharper folk metal machine.

“The songs are faster, more exciting, heavier and straight to the point,” says vocalist/guitarist Dave Khan.

“There’s much less of the acoustic interludes and extensive progressive sections in favor of capturing the excitement of folk/power metal. The result is a more modern and conservative mix that showcases our ability to play rippin’ folk metal.

So what is Scythia?

Taking its name from Khan’s infatuation with a painting of Nordic/Russian warriors riding bears while brandishing swords, Scythia not only “gives the painting musical significance,” but it is also

“the name of an ancient empire spanning from the Caucasus through Russia and into Eastern Scandinavia,” says Khan.

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