Korpiklaani issue video for “Henkselipoika”; reveal 2019 European tour with Turisas and Trollfest

Korpiklaani recently debuted a music video for the song “Henkselipoika”, the third single off their impending full-length Kulkija. Vocalist Jonne Järvelä commented:

‘Henkselipoika’ pretty much wrote itself. The first thing to come to my head was the verse riff, on top of which the melody wrote itself. The song was a very easy piece to write and it was finished in one day. As far as I can remember this was the first finished song for the new album Kulkija.

I wrote this one to a finished text that I got from Tuomas Keskimäki back when I was making the latest JONNE album Kallohonka. That album had the song ‘Hulivili’, and this text is about the same young rascal who is still very much into partying and having fun but is at the same time already longing for a woman by his side.”

Keskimäki adds:

“It is quite interesting that these songs got connected this way, even though they are on different albums and are even by different bands”

Jonne continues:

“The video was shot in Kuhmoinen around the Huhtala torp, which is also portrayed on the cover of the album Kulkija. It is is a bit exceptional with a slight home-made feeling to it. Many of the actors are actually family members of other contributors. These include Cane’s father with his wife, my daughter Tinja and her friend Sanni, the director’s both sons Konsta and Otto and so on.

The video also shows Finnish nature and the idyllic countryside at its best. This might also seem rather exotic for Korpiklaani fans from outside of the Nordic countries.”

The album arrives on September 7th through Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders can be picked up at this link.

The group have also confirmed European tour with Turisas and TrollfesT. Korpiklaani’s Jonne Järvelä said of the trek:

Kulkija has many stories about Wayfarers or Wanderers and it somehow fits so nicely with the good feeling theme on the album, to go on tour with people who we consider friends. The Warriors in Turisas and the Balkan Kaos of Trollfest will be so good, many good memories and stories will be told.”

Turisas said:

“It’s been long since we’ve last toured Europe properly and couldn’t be more excited to get back on the stage and vent off some of the cabin fever built up by years of research and songwriting for a new album. – And what would be better than going out on a double-headline tour with our dear friends and countrymen Korpiklaani! It’s a really strong and diverse package you definitely shouldn’t miss. See you at the shows!”

Trollfest add:

“It’s been way too long since we shared the stage with Turisas, and we still cry like baby girls when we think of the previous tours we did with our lovers in Korpiklaani! Meeting old friends – check! Making new friends – check! New music – check! New costumes – check! More madness – check! More beer, booze & alcohol?! We’ll see… Any way you look at it; this tour combines heavy music, madness, balkan, folk, trolls, warriors, shamans and orcs in the best way possible!! Prepare yourself, because maximum metal showers (of love) is coming your way!!!”

The Wayfarer & Warriors Tour kicks off in late February 2019.

2/21 – Esch-sur-Alzette, LU | Kulturfabrik
2/23 – Tilburg, NL | 013
2/24 – Antwerp, BE | Trix Muziekcentrum
2/25 – London, UK | Islington Assembly Hall
2/26 – Lille, FR | Le Splendid
2/27 – Paris, FR | La Cigale
2/28 – Mérignac, FR | Krakatoa
3/01 – Bilbao, ES | Santana 27
3/02 – Porto, PT | Hard Club
3/03 – Lisbon, PT | Lisboa ao Vivo
3/05 – Málaga, ES | Paris 15
3/06 – Murcia, ES | Garaje Beat Club
3/07 – Zaragoza, ES | Centro Cívico Delicias
3/08 – Marseille, FR | Espace Julien
3/09 – Pratteln, CH | Z7
3/10 – Bourg-en-Bresse, FR | La Tannerie
3/11 – Trezzo sull’Adda (MI), IT | Live Club
3/12 – Zagreb, HR | Tvornica Kulture
3/13 – Budapest, HU | Barba Negra Music Club
3/14 – Bratislava, SK | Majestic Music Club
3/15 – Krakow, PL | Klub Kwadrat
3/16 – Warsaw, PL | Progresja
3/17 – Gdansk, PL | B90
3/19 – Berlin, DE | Huxleys Neue Welt
3/20 – Wroclaw, PL | Centrum Koncertowe A2
3/21 – Jena, DE | F-Haus
3/22 – Munich, DE | TonHalle
3/23 – Mannheim, DE | MS Connexion Complex
3/24 – Cologne, DE | Essigfabrik