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KORPIKLAANI release video for title track "Rankarumpu"


Finnish folk metal superstars KORPIKLAANI, the cultural ambassadors for Finland, are celebrating the release of their new studio album, Rankarumpu. This marks the 12th full-length entry in their impressive discography. Alongside, a video for the album’s title track has been unveiled. 

Watch ‘Rankarumpubelow.

Singer Jonne commented:
Rankarumpu is our fastest album, which was easy and fun to make. However, in contrast to the fun, the war theme rears its head here and there on the album because the world situation is so completely absurd and twisted at the moment. Violinist Olli Vänskä joined this album as a new member, while Tuomas Rounakari focused on his solo production. Olli was Tuomas’s deputy many times over the years when he was busy, so he was the only right choice as a member. He participated in the arrangements but also composed for this album. The song and video for Rankarumpu perfectly sums up what this band represents at its best, which is having fun together with our audience. This will even make the purists get dancing!” 

Watch the previously released ‘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.

w/ Visions Of Atlantis & Illumishade

09.04.    US    New York City  –  Gramercy Theatre
10.04.    US    Boston  –  Brighton Music Hall
11.04.    CA    Montreal  –  La Tulipe
12.04.    CA    Ottawa  –  Brass Monkey
13.04.    CA    Toronto  –  Phoenix Concert Theatre 
14.04.    US    Pontiac  –  The Crofoot
15.04.    US    Milwaukee   – Turner Hall
17.04.    US    Minneapolis  –  Vivarium
18.04.    CA    Winnipeg  –  Park Theatre
19.04.    CA    Regina  –  The Exchange
20.04.    CA    Edmonton  –  Starlite Room
21.04.    CA    Calgary  –  Dickens 
23.04.    CA    Vancouver  –  Rickshaw Theatre
24.04.    US    Seattle  –  El Corazon
25.04.    US    Portland  –  BossaNova Ballroom
26.04.    US    San Francisco  –  DNA Lounge
27.04.    US    Los Angeles  –  1720
28.04.    US    San Diego  –  Brick By Brick
29.04.    US    Phoenix   – The Nile
01.05.    US    Denver  –  Gothic Theatre
02.05.    US    Lincoln  –  The Bourbon Theater
03.05.    US    Joliet  –  The Forge
04.05.    US    Pittsburgh  –  Mr Smalls Theatre
05.05.    US    Baltimore  –  Baltimore Soundstage

TICKETS: https://linktr.ee/rankarumpu_america_2024


29.03.             BE    Mons – Trolls & Legends Festival
08.05.             FR    Bruguières – Festival Echos et Merveilles
16.06.             DE    Merseburg – Merseburger Schlossfestspiele
21.06.             CH   Grenchen – Summerside Festival
27.-30.06.       FR    Clisson  –  Hellfest
05.07.             FI     Tampere – Tuhdimmat Tahdit
12.07.             FR    Laundresse  –  La Guerre Du Son
09.-11.08.       FR    Cercoux  –  Festival 666
09.-11.08.       UK    Walton on Trent   –  Bloodstock Open Air
09.-11.08.       BE    Kortrijk  –  Alcatraz Festival
14.-17.08.       DE    Dinkelsbühl  –  Summer Breeze
15.-17.08.       CZ    Zámek Moravský Krumlov  –  Rock Castle
24.08.             PT    Pindelo dos Milagres  –  Milagre Metaleiro Open Air
16.09.             FR    Mennecy – Mennecy Metal Fest

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

… more dates to be announced soon

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