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Korpiklaani (Forest Clan in Finnish ) is a fowk metal baund frae Finland. They war stairtit in 1993 unner the name Shaman, but chynged tae Korpiklaani in 2002. The baund is tae the maist pairt a deeferent baund the nou, an maist fowk disna think o Shaman as bein the same thing, naither dae they coont Shaman's albums wi Korpiklaani's.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Shaman wis essentially the project o Jonne Järvelä, but efter twa albums, he decidit tae muive awa frae the soond o Shaman an gae for something wi mair braid acceptance. Sae he chynged the baund mair nor a tait - he stappit scrievin in the Sami leid an stairtit tae scrieve maist in Inglis but in Finnish an aw. The muisical style chynged an aw, tae the mair conventional fowk metal soond. The baund haed monie line-up chynges in their early days, but haes aye been foondit aboot Järvelä, an it is aye him that scrieves maist o the sangs. Syne their first album, Spirit of the Forest (2003) they hae progressed muisically, but haes aye hauden their ain distinct soond an wi album nummer fower, Tervaskanto (2007), they hae muived on wi whit some haes cried their maist profeessional release tae date, the production beein a wheen clearer nor in their aulder albums. The baund's fift fou length release wes set furth in March 2008, it is cried Korven Kuningas (King o the Widds) an in the wurds o bassist Jarkko Aaltonen is "a tribute tae tradeitional Finnish lummerjac cultur.

Muisical chairacteristics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Unalike mony fowk metal baunds, Korpiklaani haes aye made fowk muisic the maist integral pairt o their sangs. The fiddlin o Jaakko "Hittavainen" Lemmetty aften taks a lead role in the sangs (e.g. in Pellonpekko on Spirit of the Forest), as duis the accordion playin o Juho "JuhoKusti" Kauppinen (e.g. his solo on the Tales Along This Road sang Väkirauta). Ither fowk instruments sic as jaw harp, kantele an flute is usid bi them forby. Their muisic rynges frae pure fowk insturmentals an ballads tae the sae cried Trowe Metal o the sang Wooden Pints. The soond o Korpiklaani deefers frae that o Shaman bi takkin in a hivier wecht frae metal an a hivier wecht frae Finnish fowk an aw. Mair oot ower, as merkit abuin, Korpiklaani scrieves their leerics in Inglis an Finnish raither nor Sami.

Discography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Albums[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Spirit of the Forest (2003)
  • Voice of Wilderness (2005)
  • Tales Along This Road (2006)
  • Tervaskanto (Auld tarry tree-stump) (2007)
  • Korven Kuningas (King o the Widds) (2008)
  • Karkelo (2009)
  • Ukon Wacka (2011)
  • Manala (July 2012)
  • Noita (2015)
  • Kulkija (2018)
  • Jylhä (2021)

Videos[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Wooden Pints (2003)
  • Hunting Song (2005)
  • Kädet Siipinä (Haunds as Wings) (2005)
  • Beer Beer (2005)
  • Happy Little Boozer (2006)
  • Tervaskanto (Auld tarry tree-stump) (2007)
  • Metsämies (Widdsman) (2008)
  • Keep on Galloping (2008)
  • Vodka (2009)
  • Tequila (2010)
  • Rauta (2012)
  • Pilli on pajusta tehty (2015)
  • Ämmänhauta (2015)
  • Harmaja (2018)
  • Leväluhta (2020)
  • Ennen (2021)

Line-up[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fou time members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Jonne Järvelä - Vocals an Guitar
  • Kalle "Cane" Savijärvi - Guitar
  • Jarkko Aaltonen - Bass
  • Jaakko "Hittavainen" Lemmetty - Fiddle
  • Juho "JuhoKusti" Kauppinen - Accordion
  • Matti "Matson" Johansson - Drums

Umwhile Members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Ali Määttä - Percussion
  • Toni Honkanen - Guitar
  • Arto Tissari - Bass

Fremmit Airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]