Korpiklaani Unveil New Single ‘Metsalle’ From Upcoming Disc
Finnish party folksters Korpiklaani will be unleashing their eighth studio album 'Kunnia' this summer, and have released a new song from that CD.
In addition to the video you can watch below, ’Metsälle’ is also available as a free download. The track was also presented at the annual Eurovision song contest.
Korpiklaani vocalist/guitarist Jonne Järvelä explains the song's lyrical concept. “’Metsälle’ can be seen as kind of a prayer to the ancient gods to ask for luck for the tough hunt deep in the woods in cold winter time,” he says. “Not only is the old man in the song praying for success, but even more importantly, for a safe way through the dangerous frostiness.”
Korpiklaani has been a very prolific band, releasing a new CD almost every year since their debut release in 2002. The band's last CD was 2011's 'Ukon Wacka.' Known for their rousing live shows, Korpiklaani is making guest appearances on several Paganfest 2012 shows, and will embark on a headlining run in Europe beginning April 6.
The band's new violinist Tuomas Rounakari made his live debut during Paganfest, and 'Kunnia' marks his first studio release with Korpiklaani.