Finnish folk metal greats Korpiklaani have announced their new album ‘Jylhä’ (rough English translation: ‘Majestic’) which is set to come out on February 5, 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records (pre-orders start soon).
To celebrate the glorious news, the band have unleashed the impending LP’s first single, “Leväluhta,” in music video form — stream it below.
Singer Jonne states:
‘Jylhä’ is not just a battering heavy metal record, it’s also our most volatile full-length album to date. For example, some of the new songs feature energetic punk rock influences and there are even some audible laid-back reggae-rhythms, like our first single, “Leväluhta.”
Here’s more info from a press release:
KORPIKLAANI is unique. Their blend of Finnish folk music and heavy metal is like no other. Like traditional folk music that tells tales of joy, heartbreak, and stories of old, Korpiklaani brings new life to these tales adding the high energy of rock ‘n roll and heavy metal. What you hear on the record is what you hear live; authentic, honest, and a lot of fun. KORPIKLAANI is a natural representation of our journey in this life, bringing music and emotions that can have you dancing all night, to quiet moments of melancholy.
Jylhä continues this journey with a collection of tales of folklore, nature, celebration, and three stories of murder, including the infamous Lake Bodom murders.
Leväluhta (or Levänluhta) is a spring in Isokyrö. The remains of approximately a hundred Iron Age bodies have been found buried there, and it remains unclear why the deceased were laid to rest in the spring. In the story, the narrator himself is one of the buried, floating in the lap of clear water beyond time and knowledge. The video tells us a fictional story about what may have happened in the mystical Leväluhta…
‘Jylhä’ track listing:
6. Sanaton maa
11. Anolan aukeat
Director / Cinematographer / Editor / Script: Markku Kirves
Gaffer Grip & making of photography: Italo Moncada
Production house: Pajula Productions
Man: Yrjänä Ermala
Woman: Mirja Oksanen
Film was shot at Kammi-Kylä (Nummijärvi) 2020