KORPIKLAANI - pre-order for new album 'Rankarumpu' starts today!

KORPIKLAANI have released a brand new single called 'Saunaan', the first song to whet your appetite for their upcoming new album, Rankarumpu. The pre-order for the album starts today!

Finnish folk metal superstars KORPIKLAANI have released a brand new single called 'Saunaan', the first song to whet your appetite for their upcoming new studio album, Rankarumpu, which is due to be released on April 5th, 2024. The pre-order for the album starts today!

Rankarumpu, like the two previous records, was executed with recording / mixing engineer and producer Janne Saksa. It seems that the collaboration between the band and Saksa has reached a whole new level with Rankarumpu.

KORPIKLAANI's twelfth studio album is once again full of tasty folk metal and its different flavors, but it also offers new spices. One of the most wonderful features of Rankarumpu is related to the folk instruments. Although KORPIKLAANI has done one or maybe even a couple of unforgettable things in the realm of folk metal, this time new permanent member Olli Vänskä's violin and Sami Perttula's accordion may surprise even die-hard fans.

One of the best showcases of this new chapter in KORPIKLAANI's career is the fast paced, violin-driven and playful folk metal tune 'Saunaan'. With its irresistable lead melody and a chorus for the ages, 'Saunaan' is one of the strongest KORPIKLAANI songs to date, and it should fill any fan of the genre with pure delight.

Olli Vänskä commented:
"I actually composed 'Saunaan' already months before I even knew I would be playing for Korpiklaani. I was working on an upbeat folk metal song and less surprisingly KK – Kings of Folk Metal – was definitely one of the influences.
Then, one thought led to another and suddenly I found myself actually playing for Korpiklaani and we were talking about material for an upcoming album. One night during a festival van ride I played a couple of demo tracks for the guys and Jonne was immediately giving me thumbs up. We worked with the arrangement a little bit and the end result is a pretty pretty good song!"

LISTEN TO 'SAUNAAN': https://korpiklaani.bfan.link/saunaan

PRE-ORDER/PRE-SAVE THE NEW ALBUM RANKARUMPU: https://korpiklaani.bfan.link/rankarumpu


Rankarumpu Tracklist
2.Tapa sen kun kerkeet
8.No perkele
12.Harhainen höyhen

KORPIKLAANI have massive touring plans for 2024, starting with an extensive UK tour with Alestorm and Heidevolk in February and March, two album release shows in Mexico on April 5th and 6th, followed by a North Amercan tour with Visions Of Atlantis & Illumishade (feat. members of Eluveitie) in April and May, a good number of big European Summer festivals and a European tour towards the end of the year. Scroll down for all confirmed dates.


w/ Alestorm & Heidevolk
21.02. UK London - O2 Forum Kentish Town
22.02. UK Norwich - LCR UEA
23.02. UK Nottingham - Rock City
24.02. UK Bournemouth - O2 Academy
25.02. UK Bristol - O2 Academy
27.02. UK Belfast - Limelight
28.02. IE Dublin - Academy
29.02. UK Cardiff - SU
01.03. UK Birmingham - O2 Academy
02.03. UK Oxford - O2 Academy
03.03. UK Glasgow - O2 Academy
05.03. UK Manchester - O2 Victoria Warehouse
06.03. UK Liverpool - O2 Academy
07.03. UK Leeds - O2 Academy
08.03. UK Newcastle - NX
09.03. UK London - O2 Forum Kentish Town

05.04. MX Mexico City - Foro28 * Album Release Show
06.04. MX Monterrey - Cafe Iguana

w/ Visions Of Atlantis & Illumishade
08.04. US Reading - Reverb
09.04. US New York City - Gramercy Theatre
10.04. US Boston - Brighton Music Hall
11.04. CA Montreal - La Tulipe
12.04. CA Ottawa - Brass Monkey
13.04. CA Toronto - Phoenix Concert Theatre
14.04. US Pontiac - The Crofoot
15.04. US Milwaukee - Turner Hall
17.04. US Minneapolis - Skyway Theatre
18.04. CA Winnipeg - Park Theatre
19.04. CA Regina - The Exchange
20.04. CA Edmonton - Starlite Room
21.04. CA Calgary - Dickens
23.04. CA Vancouver - Rickshaw Theatre
24.04. US Seattle - El Corazon
25.04. US Portland - BossaNova Ballroom
26.04. US San Francisco - DNA Lounge
27.04. US Los Angeles - 1720
28.04. US San Diego - Brick By Brick
29.04. US Phoenix - The Nile
01.05. US Denver - Gothic Theatre
02.05. US Lincoln - The Bourbon Theater
03.05. US Joliet - The Forge
04.05. US Pittsburgh - Mr Smalls Theatre
05.05. US Baltimore - Baltimore Soundstage

29.03. BE Mons - Trolls & Legends Festival
27.-30.06. FR Clisson - Hellfest
05.07. FI Tampere - Tuhdimmat Tahdit
12.07. FR Laundresse - La Guerre Du Son
28.07.-03.08. SI Velenje - MetalDays
09.-11.08. FR Cercoux - Festival 666
09.-11.08. UK Walton on Trent - Bloodstock Open Air
09.-11.08. BE Kortrijk - Alcatraz Festival
14.-17.08. DE Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
15.-17.08. CZ Zámek Moravský Krumlov - Rock Castle
24.08. PT Pindelo dos Milagres - Milagre Metaleiro Open Air

w/ In Extremo & Rauhbein
15.11. DE Saarbrücken - Garage
16.11. CH Pratteln - Z7
22.11. DE Rostock - Moya
29.11. DE Berlin - Columbiahalle
30.11. DE Bremen - Pier 2
06.12. DE Nürnberg - KIA Metropol Arena
07.12. AT Wien - Gasometer
12.12. DE Bielefeld - Lokschuppen
13.12. DE Hannover - Swiss Life Hall
14.12. DE Dresden - Alter Schlachthof
20.12. DE Leipzig - Haus Auensee
21.12. DE Stuttgart - Porsche Arena
27.12. DE München - Zenith
28.12. DE Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
29.12. DE Erfurt - Messehalle
30.12. DE Köln - Palladium

... more dates to be announced soon