Finnish folk metal masters Korpiklaani have unleashed their new video single titled “Niemi” (“The Cape”) which appears on the horde’s 11th studio full-length album, ‘Jylhä,’ which finally drops on February 5th through Nuclear Blast Records (pre-order).
“Niemi is a fast paced and catchy neckbreaker which is reminiscent of the band’s heavier past, and it will be accompanied by a good old fashioned performance video that showcases KORPIKLAANI at what they do best,” notes the announcement message.
Frontman Jonne comments, “Niemi was one of the first songs for this album. I had a feeling after ‘ Kulkija ‘, that a next album could be the fastest and hardest ever in Korpiklaani’s history. I looked at my Flying V, picked it up and here we are!”
Regarding The meaning of ‘Niemi”, “Lake Bodom 1960,“ Bloody Pentecost ”. Four youngsters, Irmeli Björklund, Anja Mäki, Seppo Boisman, and Nils Gustafsson were the target of a murderer on their camping trip. The sole survivor was Nils Gustafsson, who was badly injured. The summery triple murder on the lake side shocked the whole of Finland. In the story, the narrator is on a meadow near the lake spending a summer morning, when the surroundings come alive and the narrator hears the call “Come to the end of the cape, terrible things have happened “. Everyone who heard the call quickly heads towards the murder cape. The story is carried by stagnant time and the momentary nature portraits. The murders of Lake Bodom remain unsolved.”
Video director Markku Kirves added, “In this video I just wanted to capture the band’s insane energy on stage. So here’s Korpiklaani with cold & fire, smoke & leather!”
‘Jylhä’ track listing:
6. Sanaton Maa
11. Anolan aukeat
Artist photo by Peero Lakanen
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