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KORPIKLAANI Violinist On Being An 'Ambassador' For Finland: 'Many People Have Learned Finnish Because Of Us'

Prior to KORPIKLAANI's November 18 performance in Los Angeles, violinist Tuomas Rounakari spoke with Music Interview Corner. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's just-completed North American tour with ARKONA: Tuomas: "It's been a good tour. We are doing kind of a challenging thing ...

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KORPIKLAANI: 'Kuin Korpi Nukkuva' Lyric Video

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI have released a lyric video for "Kuin Korpi Nukkuva", a song from their latest studio album, "Kulkija" (Wanderer), out now via Nuclear Blast. Vocalist Jonne Järvelä commented: "For some reason, while recording the first demo of this song, I kept hearing it as a traditional tango. I haven't been able to ...

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KORPIKLAANI Releases 'Aallon Alla' Single And Video

Only two weeks are left until Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI release their new studio album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), through Nuclear Blast. To celebrate, the band has unleashed the fourth single from the record, titled "Aallon Alla". It's accompanied by a lyric video, including studio material as well as live footage from their latest show at Summer ...

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HELSOTT: 'Slaves And Gods' Lyric Video

California-based pagan metal group HELSOTT will release its second full-length album, "Slaves And Gods", on October 12. The follow-up to the band's M-Theory Audio debut, the acclaimed 2017 EP "The Healer", sees the act continue to mix folk metal, death metal, symphonic metal, classical and rock to stirring effect, but this time around, they've recruited ...

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KORPIKLAANI Releases Music Video For 'Henkselipoika'

"Henkselipoika", the new video from Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), which will be released on September 7 via Nuclear Blast. The "Henkselipoika" clip was directed by Markku Kirves, who previously worked with KORPIKLAANI on the "Rauta", "Vodka" and "Tequila" videos. Founding ...

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KORPIKLAANI: First Video From The Studio

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI are currently in the studio, working on the follow-up to 2015's "Noita" album. The effort is expected to arrive in early 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The first video report from the studio can be seen below. In February 2018, KORPIKLAANI will kick off an extensive European headline run with support from ...

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EPICA: 'North American Principle Tour' Dates With FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, ARKONA, THE AGONIST Announced

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will return this fall for "The North American Principle Tour". They will be joined on the trek by Italian symphonic death metal kings FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, Russian pagan warriors ARKONA and their good friends in THE AGONIST. The first three dates will feature Germany's XANDRIA instead of ARKONA. Tour kicks off on ...

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ARKONA: 'Yav' Artwork And Track Listing Revealed

ARKONA returns after three long years and is finally ready to release its new album, "Yav". The Russian warriors revolving around the impressive frontwoman Masha "Scream" Arkhipova have perfected their unique style. Like never before, the band interweaves brutal metal riffs, pounding drums and folk melodies, the latter played mostly on authentic and medieval instruments. ...

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THERION To Take Rock Opera On The Road

Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION will take their upcoming rock opera on the road in Europe December. Support on the trek will come from ARKONA, THE DEVIL and SOUND STORM. Comments THERION mastermind Christofer Johnsson: "When announcing that we will be working on a rock opera for some years, we were met with many deep sighs ...

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WOLFCHANT: 'Embraced By Fire' Digipak Preview

German epic pagan metallers WOLFCHANT will release their new album, "Embraced By Fire", on March 1 via NoiseArt Records. According to the band, the follow-up to 2011's "Call Of The Black Winds" is "the most elaborate and detailed album in our band history so far! We've made sure to create catchy and interesting song structures ...

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WOLFCHANT: Title Track Of New Album Available For Streaming

German epic pagan metallers WOLFCHANT will release their new album, "Embraced By Fire", on March 1 via NoiseArt Records. According to the band, the follow-up to 2011's "Call Of The Black Winds" is "the most elaborate and detailed album in our band history so far! We've made sure to create catchy and interesting song structures ...

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WOLFCHANT: 'Embraced By Fire' Album Preview

German epic pagan metallers WOLFCHANT will release their new album, "Embraced By Fire", on March 1 via NoiseArt Records. According to the band, the follow-up to 2011's "Call Of The Black Winds" is "the most elaborate and detailed album in our band history so far! We've made sure to create catchy and interesting song structures ...

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WOLFCHANT: New Album Cover Artwork Unveiled

German epic pagan metallers WOLFCHANT will release their new album, "Embraced By Fire", on March 1 via NoiseArt Records. According to the band, the follow-up to 2011's "Call Of The Black Winds" is "the most elaborate and detailed album in our band history so far! We've made sure to create catchy and interesting song structures ...

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TURISAS Begins Recording New Album

Finnish "battle metal" warriors TURISAS have entered the studio to begin recording their fourth album for an early 2013 release. The first in a series of video updates from the studio can be seen below. TURISAS earlier in the year toured North America as part of "PaganFest: America Part III", the band's first-ever U.S. headlining ...

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EX DEO: 'I, Caligvla' Video Released

"I, Caligvla", the new video from EX DEO, the Ancient Roman-themed arsenal fronted by KATAKLYSM singer Maurizio Iacono, can be seen below. The clip, which was filmed last month in Philadelphia, features an appearance by Iacono's girlfriend, Colombian model Suzzy, and is described by the band as "a resurrection in time, blood and courage." The ...

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EX DEO: More 'Caligvla' Release Dates Announced

EX DEO, the Ancient Roman-themed arsenal fronted by KATAKLYSM singer Maurizio Iacono, will release its sophomore album, "Caligvla", via Austria's Napalm Records on the following dates: Aug. 29 - Spain, Finland, Sweden, Greece Aug. 31 - Germany/Austria/Switzerland, Benelux Sep. 03 - Rest of Europe Sep. 11 - USA/Canada "Caligvla" was mixed by KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-François ...

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EX DEO Preparing To Film 'I, Caligvla' Video

EX DEO, the Ancient Roman-themed arsenal fronted by KATAKLYSM singer Maurizio Iacono, will release its sophomore album, "Caligvla", on August 31 via Austria's Napalm Records. The CD was mixed by KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-François Dagenais, who has previously worked with MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX and DESPISED ICON, among others. The artwork and layout for the album ...

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EX DEO: More 'Caligvla' Album Details Revealed

EX DEO, the Ancient Roman-themed arsenal fronted by KATAKLYSM singer Maurizio Iacono, will release its sophomore album, "Caligvla", on August 31 via Austria's Napalm Records. The CD was mixed by KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-François Dagenais, who has previously worked with MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX and DESPISED ICON, among others. The artwork and layout for the album ...

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EX DEO To Film 'I, Caligvla' Video

EX DEO, the Ancient Roman-themed arsenal fronted by KATAKLYSM singer Maurizio Iacono, will film a video for the song "I, Caligvla" on June 23 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with American director Tommy Jones, who has previously worked with DEATH ANGEL, SOILWORK and KATAKLYSM. EX DEO states, "After much debate, we decided to go with a realistic ...

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EX DEO: First 'Caligvla' Trailer Released

EX DEO, the Ancient Roman-themed arsenal fronted by KATAKLYSM singer Maurizio Iacono, will release its sophomore album, "Caligvla", on August 31 via Austria's Napalm Records. The CD was mixed by KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-François Dagenais, who has previously worked with MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX and DESPISED ICON, among others. The artwork and layout for the album ...

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TURISAS: New Video Interview With OLLI VÄNSKÄ

"Superskum" (web site) conducted an interview with violinist Olli Vänskä of Finnish "battle metal" warriors TURISAS prior to the band's April 13 concert at the Marquis Theater in Denver, Colorado. You can now watch the chat below. TURISAS has just finished touring North America as part of "PaganFest: America Part III", the band's ...

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HUNTRESS: Quality Multi-Camera Footage Of Denver Concert

Quality multi-camera video footage of HUNTRESS's April 13 performance at Marquis Theater in Denver, Colorado as part of the "Paganfest America Part III" tour with TURISAS, ALESTORM and ARKONA can be seen below. HUNTRESS's debut album, "Spell Eater", is being released in Europe on April 27 via Napalm Records. "Spell Eater" track listing: 01. Spell ...

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VALFREYA Signs With MAPLE METAL RECORDS

Canadian viking/folk metal band VALFREYA has inked a worldwide deal with Toronto's Maple Metal Records. The six-piece group's debut album, "Path To Eternity", will be released in late May. Formed in February 2009, the Montreal-based VALFREYA is fronted by Crook, whose singing style ranges from symphonic clean vocals to guttural growls. Although Crook is VALFREYA's ...

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EX DEO: 'Caligvla' Artwork Unveiled

EX DEO, the Ancient Roman-themed arsenal fronted by KATAKLYSM singer Maurizio Iacono, has completed work on its sophomore album, "Caligvla", for an August 31 release via Austria's Napalm Records. The CD was mixed by KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-François Dagenais, who has previously worked with MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX and DESPISED ICON, among others. The artwork and ...

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