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Korpiklaani & Moonsorrow – Islington academy, London – 20th April 2016

Tonight’s co-headline gig sees both bands getting good length sets.  First up are Pagan metal band, Moonsorrow.  They’ve got a dark, heavy, pagan sound that borders on black metal.  A glance at the setlist shows just 8 songs, so you might think that it was a short set, but nothing …

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Korpiklaani interview at Bloodstock 2015

It was so great to have the band back at Bloodstock this year, their main stage set went down superbly well I talked with Tuomas about the show, future touring and material plans, and a brief history lesson on Finnish folklore. A really interesting guy to talk to, if he …

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Korpiklaani – Noita

Due for release on 4th May ‘Noita’ is the ninth studio album from Finnish folk metal band Korpiklaani. With their previous album ‘Manala’ having been release in 2012, this has indeed been a long wait. So, the questions remains…has the wait been worth it? If you are a fan of …

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Jarkko Aaltonen, Korpiklaani  interview, April 2015

Planetmosh spoke to Korpiklaani bass player Jarkko Aaltonen…… To begin with how was Paganfest? It was nice.  We didn’t do the entire Paganfest, we only did the 6 weekend shows; the extended Paganfest and flew home for a few days in between.  But it was nice, quite relaxed, lots of …

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BLOODSTOCK add Enslaved, Pro-Pain, and Korpiklaani

Feeling the winter chill creeping in?  BLOODSTOCK to the rescue then, with three more bands announced to get you hot under the collar. Norwegian extremists ENSLAVED are added to BLOODSTOCK’s Main Stage next summer.  With a new album due in March 2015 via Nuclear Blast, expect to bang your head …

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Sabaton – Belfast, Limelight 1 06/12/2014

Sabaton - Limelight, Belfast - December 2014

It was in the first two decades of the ninth century that the chroniclers of ancient Ulster first recorded the arrival of the fiercesome Norsemen, as they inflicted on this north-eastern corner of Ireland the same fate they had wrought elsewhere on the island and also across Britain and those …

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SABATON gearing up for UK/Ireland Tour with KORPIKLAANI & TYR

Swedish heavy-metal veterans SABATON, are set to return to the UK and Ireland for a killer 10 date tour in November & December. After the huge release of their latest record ‘Heroes’, this will be the perfect time for the mighty warriors to hit our shores and show us what …

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Graspop Metal Meeting 2013 – Day 1 – Friday 28/06/13

Graspop Metal Meeting 2013 – Day 1 – Friday 28/06/13

Every year at the end of June, flocks of nomadic metal fans descend on the tranquil little town of Dessel in the north east of Belgium for the Graspop Metal Meeting.  Now in its 18th year, GMM offers the best of all genres of music over 3 sonically charged days. …

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Graspop lineup nearly complete!

Just a few gaps remain to be filled in the lineup for the 2013 edition of Belgium’s premier metal festival! Earlier this month HYPOCRISY, GRAVE DIGGER and KORPIKLAANI were confirmed. Today we are proud to add ROCKSTAR, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ESCAPE THE FATE, KING HISS, VANDERBUYST, ROTTING CHRIST and PRETTY MAIDS …

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Huldre interview

When Danish folk-metallers Huldre released their debut album, ‘Intet Menneskebarn’, at the tail end of 2012, they immediately drew comparisons with the likes of Eluvetie, Korpiklaani and Leaves’ Eyes, among others – especially for their emphasis on the ‘folk’ rather than the metal side of their sound, through the use …

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Hellfest 2013 second announcement!

Hellfest have released their second instalment of bands for the 2013 event. As promised, here is the second announcement of 34 more bands, in addition to the first 50 names … The new confirmed bands are : ZZ TOP HELLOWEEN – SAXON – KREATOR – IMMORTAL – AT THE GATES …

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Korpiklaani – ‘Manala’

Released on 3 August 2012, ‘Manala’ is the eighth studio album from Finnish pagan folk metallers Korpiklaani.  It also sees a change in line up with Tuonas Rounakari on fiddle replacing Jaakko Lemmetty’s violin.  The artwork for the album works well with the concept which is itself a very interesting …

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