Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers KORPIKLAANI issue further details on their upcoming 8th studio album “Manala” that will be released via Nuclear Blast on the 3rd of August.
The cover artwork was created by Finnish artist Jan Yrlund (www.darkgrove.net).
KORPIKLAANI vocalist Jonne Jarvela states:
“On the album cover, our band mascot Vaari represents Väinämöinen, who is one of the main characters in the Finnish national epic Kalevala. As most of the lyrics on “Manala” are based on the Kalevala, Jan Yrlund decided to draw his inspiration for the cover artwork from the beautiful but yet brutal depiction of the underworld in Finnish mythology”.
The limited Digipak edition of “Manala” will come to you with a bonus CD, including the whole album with English lyrics. The track list looks as follows:
LTD. DIGIPAK CD:
02. Tuonelan Tuvilla
05. Petoeläimen Kuola
07. Ievan Polkka
08. Husky Sledge
12. Sumussa Hämärän Aamun
02. At The Huts Of The Underworld
03. The Steel
04. Soil Of The Corpse
05. Predator's Saliva
06. Dark Side
07. Ieva's Polka
11. Off To The Hunt
Get your head torches out – on the 3rd of August 2012 we’ll set forth for the underworld!