Korpiklaani brings a little piece of Finland to Brisbane
Alex Carrette | On 18, Oct 2013
Finland is known for its unique folk culture as well as its vibrant heavy metal music scene.
When you take these two aspects of Finnish culture and blend them together, the result is Korpiklaani.
Playing a style of music referred to as folk metal, Korpiklaani started in 1993 as a traditional folk group called Shaman.
Shaman frontmanÂ Jonne JÃ¤rvelÃ¤ decided to add elements of metal to his folk music after assisting pioneering folk metal band Finntroll in the studio.
As a result, in 2003 Shaman became Korpiklaani (Finnish for Wilderness Clan).
Singing in both English and Finnish, Korpiklaani’s lyrics cover such topics as Finnish mythology, folklore, the environment, hunting and of course, alcohol and partying.
Despite being around for a decade, Korpiklaani has never played in Australia before.
This is will change with their Australia and New Zealand tour.
For their first show in Australia, Korpiklaani will be playing at The Zoo on October 22.
For those wishing to go, expect a metal show with a difference.
Alcohol, partying, high energy all blended with Finnish folklore are what Korpiklaani will be bringing to Brisbane.
What:Â Korpiklaani live in Brisbane (18+)
Where:Â The Zoo, 711 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
When: 7pm, Tuesday October 22.
How much:Â $59 + BF from Oztix. $70 at the door.