There is nothing that I like more than an exciting Metal concert experience and when I saw the news about the co-headlining run of Korpiklaani and Eluveitie I couldn’t wait to help share the news along. These are two of my favorite Folk Metal bands overall and I am so glad that they are constantly coming to our side of the pond thanks to their label Nuclear Blast Records. Read on through the extensive press release below and I will return at the close.
The Press Release:
Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI are proud to announce their North American Wanderers Towards Rebirth (Kulkija ad Ategnatos) co-headlining tour with label mates Swiss masters of death-infused folk-metal, ELUVEITIE. The 24-date trek will kick off at The Orpheum in Tampa, FL on September 19th and will make stops in Dallas, Seattle and Montreal before concluding in New York on October 14th. Joining the bands on tour is GONE IN APRIL.
Though I’m not exactly in place at my Heavy Metal HQ in NYC at the moment, I’ve been monitoring the events to come and all the happenings that you need to know straight away. That leads me to this fresh tour news from Finnish Folk Metal masters Korpiklaani. Check it out below.
The Press Release:
Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI are set to release their new studio album Kulkija (“Wanderer”), on September 7th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. To bridge the gap until its unveiling, the band has launched another album trailer, in which they talk about the album’s recording and production. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcugCiRzQl4 Continue reading Korpiklaani Announces North American Tour w Arkona→
The Details: Sound the trumpets of righteous battle and prepare yourself for was because the 2014 edition of Paganfest America is here and that news finds my Metal blood reaching the boiling point. For those new to the touring package, this particular event has been hitting our shores for a few years now and brings us an exciting roster of bands for sure. This year’s event finds Korpiklaani, Turisas, Chthonic and Varg as the international touring acts that will be joined by the USA forged Winterhymn as the lead off band. I have seen all of these bands in the past and know that songs will be sung long afterward and many ales will be hoisted during the event that will hit Irving Plaza when it makes a stop here. To say that my journalistic sword is sharpened in anticipation for glorious combat is an understatement and that makes me happy to announce that thanks to the fine folks at Livenation, several of the PiercingMetal Legions will be joining me in the fray on this epic night. Read on. Continue reading Win A Ticket To Paganfest @ Irving Plaza On 4/28/2014→
You might be wondering why I am posting this a few weeks after the tour was first announced and the answer is quite simple. I decided to wait until the full itinerary of dates was unveiled so the fans can begin plotting and planning their attendance for this years “Paganfest America Tour”. The exciting event will find both Korpiklaani and Turisas on the co-headlining status while Chthonic and Varg get things started properly. More after the poster.
PiercingMetal has attended every single “Paganfest America Tour” when it happened to land in our fair Metal Metropolis and I am happy to add that we have supported all of the bands on this package during their other visits as well. That being said I can attest with some level of certainty that the fans who attend any of these events across the tour run will greatly enjoy themselves. For those new to the bands performing for some reason let me quickly line out that Korpiklaani are the lords of the Finnish Folk Metal scene and their blend of traditional instruments and melodies amped up to twelve makes for a whirlwind of a good time. The mighty Turisas will find you seeking armaments to ride into vengeful battle with their songs of might and adventure. These Finnish Metal warriors sport battle paint and mean business with every note. The Darker Metal sounds of Taiwan’s Chthonic will bring a Far East vibe to the night that will enthrall and of course Varg while similar in appearance to Turisas with the warrior paint have a different musical presentation and leave us with an event that will please all Metal senses. The U.S. run will also feature a band from our own soil called Winterhymn who are new to my ears but you can be sure I will be looking into them as well. Continue reading Paganfest America for 2014: Lineup/Dates/Venues Arrive→