When we posted our review of the latest Metsatöll album this week, we joked on Facebook that it was an apt time to do so, what with the pagan festival of Easter taking place this week. But it got us thinking – rather than wheel out some lame, been-done-to-death LOL-zombie-Jesus Christianity-is-bad Sunday Slaylist, why not go full pagan? And what could be more pagan than Paganfest 2014?
Korpiklaani is a folk metal band from Finland who were formerly known as Shaman. The name Korpiklaani means "Backwoods Clan" in the Finnish language. In spoken language "korpi" means dark old forest. In biology it refers to boreal forest appearing on moist moraine soils, characterized by dense growth of spruce and a deep layer of moss as undergrowth.
While other folk metal bands began with metal before adding folk music, Korpiklaani started with folk music before turning metal. Read more on Last.fm
Korpiklaani on Thrash Hits
August 20th, 2010
It’s time for another Thrash Hits festival splash page – and this time for the UK’s heaviest festival, Bloodstock Open Air. We’ll be gathering all of our Bloodstock Open Air 2010 coverage from the weekend on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need.
August 16th, 2010
Korpiklaani like to sing about beer and vodka. Most of the people at Bloodstock like to drink beer and vodka. Do we really need to spell it out why these two are such a perfect fit?
March 20th, 2009
We’d be lying if we didn’t acknowledge that metal loves to follow trends – and we’re not just talking about the scene kids and their ridiculous hairstyles, this “nu-metal revival” that certain sectors of the metal media seem convinced is on the horizon, or the hipster pile-on that Mastodon unintentionally encourage. Even the tr00est of the tr00 catch a ride on a bandwagon from time to time.