Korpiklaani release new video single, “Oraakkelit”

Finnish folk metal greats Korpiklaani have revealed their newest single and music video, “Oraakkelit,” which you can check out below. The track serves as the third single from their upcoming new studio album, ‘Rankarumpu,’ which is due to drop on April 5th through Nuclear Blast Records (pre-order/pre-save).

Here’s more info from a press release:
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.

‘Oraakkelit’ shows a darker, more serious side of KORPIKLAANI and is a nice contrast to the happier, more upbeat previous singles, ‘Saunaan’ and ‘Aita’. The mood of the song has been perfectly captured by a mystical and visually stunning video directed by Vesa Ranta.”

Singer Jonne states:
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 adds:
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 have extensive touring plans for 2024. They kicked off with a massive UK tour alongside Alestorm and Heidevolk in February and March. Next up is a North American tour with Visions of Atlantis and Illumishade (featuring members of Eluveitie), scheduled for April and May. Following that, the band is set to perform at several major European summer festivals, with a European tour planned for the end of the year. Check below for the complete list of confirmed dates (get tickets here).

‘Rankarumpu’ North American tour 2024
w/ Visions of Atlantis + Illumishade
08.04. US Reading – Reverb
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

Confirmed Festivals 2024:
29.03. BE Mons – Trolls & Legends Festival
08.05 FR Festival Echos et Merveilles – Bruguières
16.06 DE Merseburger Schlossfestspiele – Merseburg
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
06.09 FR Mennecy Metal Fest – Mennecy
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

European Winter Tour 2024
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

Korpiklaani North American tour dates 2024

Artist photo by Jake Owens

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