Finnish folk metal heroes KORPIKLAANI, who are currently preparing for two Russian shows with Trollfest set to happen today and tomorrow, today release their new digital single Jägermeister and also wish to extend a very warm welcome to their new drummer Samuli Mikkonen!

KORPIKLAANI stated:
“Every journey has a beginning and an end. After 17 years and many good memories, Matson leaves Korpiklaani.
Our new drummer is Samuli MikkonenSamuli is formerly known from Profane Omen and Jonne. He already drummed on our Kulkija album, as he played some of the tracks on the record. Samuli has also been a fill-in live drummer for Battle BeastSamuli is an energetic drummer with a bombastic playing style. Just wait and see!”

Samuli commented:
“I could not be more honoured and excited to become a part of Korpiklaani. My journey with this music started when I joined the Jonne band back in 2013. I had a musical connection with Jonne right away and we began to make songs together. When Korpiklaani was making Kulkija in Petrax Studios in autumn 2017, I was asked to fill in for some songs. At the end of the day I had recorded drums for NeitoAallon allaHarmaja, Kotikonnut and Tuttu on tie. I was enjoying the music and we had a great time with the band in the studio. I´m very proud of that album. I have been following the band for two decades now and I´m very thrilled to have a chance to play all those great songs live. See you on the road!”

Jägermeister is available to purchase digitally here: https://nblast.de/Korpiklaani-Jaeger
You can view the video for Jägermeister here, shot at their recent New York show: https://youtu.be/5fH0hHZkCJ8

KORPIKLAANI also announced last week that they’ll be touring the UK in March 2020 for a string of eight headline shows. The final performance is set to take place at Hammerfest UK. Support on the tour will come from Nuclear Blast label mates Burning Witches. Tickets are on sale now via the below links!

w/ TROLLFEST
13/12/19  RU  Saint Petersburg – Aurora Concert Hall
14/12/19  RU  Moscow – Club Red

LAND OF A THOUSAND DRINKS UK TOUR 2020
w/ Burning Witches

13/03/20  UK  Manchester – Rebellion
14/03/20  UK  Liverpool – O2 Academy 2
15/03/20  UK  Sheffield – Corporation
17/03/20  UK  Bristol – Thekla
18/03/20  UK  Southampton – The 1865
19/03/20  UK  Birmingham – Asylum
20/03/20  UK  Glasgow – The Classic Grand
21/03/20  UK  Great Yarmouth – Hammerfest UK *Korpiklaani only

KORPIKLAANI have some more global tour dates currently scheduled for 2020:

Japan Tour 2020
w/ Skyclad, Skiltron
29/02/20  JP   Osaka – Used amHall
01/03/20  JP   Tokyo – Shibuya Stream Hall

06/03/20  FI    Lahti – Möysän Musaklubi
07/03/20  FI    Lievestuore – Laukaanhovi

w/ Arzén
26/03/20  SK    Bratislava – Ateliér Babylon
27/03/20  SK    Trenčín – Piano club
28/03/20  SK    Ružomberok – Kultúrny dom Andreja Hlinku
29/03/20  SK    Košice – Colloseum Club

03/04/20  FI    Inari – Papana
04/04/20  FI    Kempele – ZRock
12/06/20  ES   Zamora – Z! Live Rock Fest
18/06/20  FI    Nummijärvi – Nummirock
28/08/20  DE  Crispendorf – Wolfszeit
06/09/20  DE  Selb – Festival Mediaval