KORPIKLAANI Release Video For Brand New Single SAUNAAN

(Rockum)- Finnish folk metal superstars KORPIKLAANI have released a brand new single called 'Saunaan', the first song to whet your appetite for their upcoming new studio album, Rankarumpu, which is due to be released on April 5th, 2024. The pre-order for the album starts today!

Rankarumpu, like the two previous records, was executed with recording / mixing engineer and producer Janne Saksa. It seems that the collaboration between the band and Saksa has reached a whole new level with Rankarumpu.

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.

One of the best showcases of this new chapter in KORPIKLAANI's career is the fast paced, violin-driven and playful folk metal tune 'Saunaan'. With its irresistable lead melody and a chorus for the ages, 'Saunaan' is one of the strongest KORPIKLAANI songs to date, and it should fill any fan of the genre with pure delight.

Olli Vänskä commented:
"I actually composed 'Saunaan' already months before I even knew I would be playing for Korpiklaani. I was working on an upbeat folk metal song and less surprisingly KK – Kings of Folk Metal – was definitely one of the influences.

Then, one thought led to another and suddenly I found myself actually playing for Korpiklaani and we were talking about material for an upcoming album. One night during a festival van ride I played a couple of demo tracks for the guys and Jonne was immediately giving me thumbs up. We worked with the arrangement a little bit and the end result is a pretty pretty good song!"

KORPIKLAANI have massive touring plans for 2024, starting with an extensive UK tour with Alestorm and Heidevolk in February and March, two album release shows in Mexico on April 5th and 6th, followed by a North Amercan tour with Visions Of Atlantis & Illumishade (feat. members of Eluveitie) in April and May, a good number of big European Summer festivals and a European tour towards the end of the year. Scroll down for all confirmed dates.


w/ Alestorm & Heidevolk

21.02. UK London - O2 Forum Kentish Town
22.02. UK Norwich - LCR UEA
23.02. UK Nottingham - Rock City
24.02. UK Bournemouth - O2 Academy
25.02. UK Bristol - O2 Academy
27.02. UK Belfast - Limelight
28.02. IE Dublin - Academy
29.02. UK Cardiff - SU
01.03. UK Birmingham - O2 Academy
02.03. UK Oxford - O2 Academy
03.03. UK Glasgow - O2 Academy
05.03. UK Manchester - O2 Victoria Warehouse
06.03. UK Liverpool - O2 Academy
07.03. UK Leeds - O2 Academy
08.03. UK Newcastle - NX
09.03. UK London - O2 Forum Kentish Town


05.04. MX Mexico City - Foro28 * Album Release Show
06.04. MX Monterrey - Cafe Iguana

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