|NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS
Release Date: 04 May 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|Korpiklaani Noita Limited Gatefold Vinyl LP
· Ever since the release of their debut album ‘Spirit Of The Forest’ in 2003, Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers Korpiklaani have made their way to the top of the scene. Whether you take early works such as ‘Voice Of Wilderness’ (2005), or some of their Nuclear Blast era music such as ‘Korven Kuningas’ (2008) and ‘Manala’ (2012) you’ll always conclude that Korpiklaani
have succeeded in establishing their very own style.
· A unique mixture of time-honoured folk tunes mixed with classic metal and rock and roll attitude. There aren’t many metal bands that have the ability to get people dancing at a metal show or festival, yet Korpiklaani manage this on their journeys around the world. Ninth studio album ‘Notia’ is a continuation of this positive, fun, energetic tradition that is Korpiklaani.
· ‘Noita’ is the first album to feature new accordion player Sami Perttula, who has had a remarkable influence on the traditional folk arrangements, along
with Fiddler Tuomas Rounakari, forming the perfect balance between folk and metal as envisioned by frontman Jonne.
· The literal translation of the new album’s title may be misleading but bassist Jarkko Aaltonen is on hand to give a correct summary of the storyline: “‘Noita’ in the traditional Finnish meaning is different than what people associate it with nowadays. ‘Noita’ is a person with wider knowledge and understanding of nature and who also was believed to possess paranormal or unnatural abilities.” Vocalist Jonne Järvelä adds: “We have finally managed to create the balance between folk and metal in the way I’ve always dreamt it to be. Thanks to Sami’s arrangements and Tuomas’s crazy
shredding of the violin.”
· Gatefold vinyl.