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KORPIKLAANI release video for 'Harhainen Höyhen'


Finnish folk metal band KORPIKLAANI have released a video for the song ‘Harhainen höyhen‘ from their latest album, Rankarumpu, out on Nuclear Blast.

Watch ‘Harhainen höyhen‘ below.

Singer Jonne commented:
“‘Harhainen höyhen’ is a song that deals with mental health problems and how a person can think they are weak and be susceptible to problems, as the weakest and poorest feather. Then you can hear bad things in your head which at worst can lead to committing suicide. I myself have been in a situation where I heard a voice in my head that said that my clock had rung a long time ago and that I could leave this world. But then I realized that my time wasn’t even remotely over yet … anyway this song is for all of us out there with mental health issues and about how wrong it is to harm yourself.” – Jonne

Watch the previously released  Rankarumpu and ‘Oraakkelit below.

KORPIKLAANI‘s twelfth studio album is once again full of tasty folk metal and its different flavors, but it also offers new spices. One of the most wonderful features of Rankarumpu is related to the folk instruments. Although KORPIKLAANI has done one or maybe even a couple of unforgettable things in the realm of folk metal, this time new permanent member Olli Vänskä‘s violin and Sami Perttula‘s accordion may surprise even die-hard fans.

Singer Jonne commented:
I had never actually written a shuffle based song before and I wanted to try to write such a riff and see how it would work in metal music. Normally it is used a lot in old blues and rock’n’roll music. I was suprised how cool it went and then I thought: what if all the gods all over the world would have a big rock’n’roll dancing party together underground. The idea made me laugh, so I decided to use it!

Drummer Samuli added:
When I heard the first demo I was really excited. This is something very different! I felt there could be a cool shuffle feeling to the rhythm and I started to explored it. There is a great atmosphere in the song. First it lurks enigmatically but then it starts to rock! Drumwise you can use lots of dynamics. It will be a fun live song!


KORPIKLAANI – Rankarumpu
05 April 2024 – CD, LP, Digital Album
1. Kotomaa
2. Tapa sen kun kerkeet
3. Aita
4. Saunaan
5. Mettään
6. Kalmisto
7. Rankarumpu
8. No perkele
9. Viikatelintu
10. Nouse
11. Oraakkelit
12. Harhainen höyhen

KORPIKLAANI have massive touring plans for 2024, following an extensive UK tour with Alestorm and Heidevolk in February and March,  a North Amercan tour with Visions Of Atlantis & Illumishade (feat. members of Eluveitie) will happen in April and May, and after that several big European Summer festivals await, as well as a European tour towards the end of the year. Scroll down for all confirmed dates.



16.06.             DE    Merseburg – Merseburger Schlossfestspiele
21.06.             CH   Grenchen – Summerside Festival
29.06.             FR    Clisson  –  Hellfest
05.07.             ES    Barcelona – Barcelona Rock Fest    
12.07.             FR    Laundresse  –  La Guerre Du Son
14.07.             NL    Helmond – Pirate Metal Party
03.08.             IT     Bergamo – Metal For Emergency
09.08.             FR    Cercoux  –  Festival 666
10.08.             UK    Walton on Trent   –  Bloodstock Open Air
11.08.             BE    Kortrijk  –  Alcatraz Festival
14.-17.08.       DE    Dinkelsbühl  –  Summer Breeze
16.08.             CZ    Zámek Moravský Krumlov  –  Rock Castle
24.08.             PT    Pindelo dos Milagres  –  Milagre Metaleiro Open Air
28-31.08         HU   Alsóörs – Tabor Festival 
06.09.             FR    Mennecy – Mennecy Metal Fest
07.09.             FR    Raismes – Raismes Fest
09.11.             FI     Lahti – Mösso XXL Metalli

w/ In Extremo & Rauhbein

15.11.    DE    Saarbrücken   – Garage
16.11.    CH    Pratteln  –  Z7
22.11.    DE    Rostock  –  Moya
29.11.    DE    Berlin  –  Columbiahalle
30.11.    DE    Bremen  –  Pier 2
06.12.    DE    Nürnberg  –  KIA Metropol Arena
07.12.    AT    Wien  –  Gasometer
12.12.    DE    Bielefeld  –  Lokschuppen
13.12.    DE    Hannover  –  Swiss Life Hall
14.12.    DE    Dresden  –  Alter Schlachthof
20.12.    DE    Leipzig  –  Haus Auensee
21.12.    DE    Stuttgart   –  Porsche Arena
27.12.    DE    München  –  Zenith
28.12.    DE    Wiesbaden  –  Schlachthof
29.12.    DE    Erfurt  –  Messehalle
30.12.    DE    Köln  –  Palladium

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