KORPIKLAANI – RE-SIGN TO NUCLEAR BLAST & ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM!
Korpiklaani, a Finnsih folk metal band, announced that Nuclear Blast will be their label for their new album entitled “Noita”, which is set for a release in May 2015 and has already been recorder at Petrax Studio.
Jarkko Aaltonen, the bass player, commented: “Noita is a person with wider knowledge and understanding of the nature and who also was believed to possess paranormal or unnatural abilities. They were very respected members of the society. Only later Christianity changed the word to mean something negative since those people were considered rivals by the church. Even in Finland this turned into a Witchhunt (=noitavaino) every now and then. Anyway, most people using Google Translate or similar will find the word „Witch” and will probably get a bit wrong idea of the meaning, since most will probably connect it with the black sabbaths, devil marks and such, when a way more correct translation would probably be medicine man or Shaman.”
“Noita” will also be the first Korpiklaani album featuring new accordionist Sami Pertulla.
Korpiklaani are going on tour and you will be able to see them near Croatia on 28th March in Vienna and 15th July in Pécs.