KORPIKLAANI Announce New Drummer; "Jägermeister" Digital Single Available Now

December 13, 2019, 6 months ago

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KORPIKLAANI Announce New Drummer; "Jägermeister" Digital Single Available Now

Finnish folk metal superstars, Korpiklaani, who are currently preparing for two Russian shows with Trollfest 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 Mikkonen. Samuli 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 Beast. Samuli 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 'Neito,' 'Aallon alla,' 'Harmaja,' '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. You can view the video for the track below, shot at their recent New York show:

Korpiklaani's tour schedule is as follows:

13 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Aurora Concert Hall
14 - Moscow, Russia - Red

29 - Osaka, Japan - Umeda amHALL (with Skyclad and Skiltron)

1 - Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya Stream Hall (with Skyclad and Skiltron)
6 - Lahti, Finland - Möysän Musaklubi
7 - Lievestuore, Finland - Laukaanhovi

March (with Burning Witches)
13 - Manchester - Rebellion
14 - Liverpool - O2 Academy 2
15 - Sheffield - Corporation
17 - Bristol - Thekla
18 - Southampton - The 1865
19 - Birmingham - Asylum
20 - Glasgow - The Classic Grand
21 - Pwllheli - Hammerfest *

March (with Arzén)
26 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Ateliér Babylon
27 - Trenčín, Slovakia - Piano club
28 - Ružomberok, Slovakia - Kultúrny dom Andreja Hlinku
29 - Košice, Slovakia - Colloseum Club

3 - Inari, Finland - Papana
4 - Kempele, Finland - ZRock

12 - Zamora, Spain - Z! Live Rock Fest
18 - Nummijärvi, Finland - Nummirock

28 - Crispendorf, Germany - Wolfszeit Festival

6 - Selb, Germany - Festival Mediaval

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