March 19, 2024

Finnish folk metal superstars KORPIKLAANI are happy to unveil their newest single and music video Oraakkelit. It’s the third single from their upcoming new studio album, Rankarumpu, which is due to be released on April 5th, 2024. 

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 commented: “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 surprised 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 commented: “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!”

Rankarumpu

  1. Kotomaa
  2. Tapa sen kun kerkeet
  3. Aita
  4. Saunaan
  5. Mettään
  6. Kalmisto
  7. Rankarumpu
  8. No perkele
  9. Viikatelintu
  10. Nouse
  11. Oraakkelit
  12. Harhainen höyhen

KORPIKLAANI have massive touring plans for 2024. Following on from their recent extensive UK tour with Alestorm and Heidevolk, they’ll set sail for a a North American tour with Visions Of Atlantis and Illumishade (feat. members of Eluveitie) in April and May, and after that several big European Summer festivals await, as well as a European tour towards the end of the year. Scroll down for all confirmed dates.

KORPIKLAANI LIVE IN 2024
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
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
28.07.-03.08.  SI     Velenje  –  MetalDays
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

… more dates to be announced soon


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