|Featuring them and promoting their new album. These guys should thank me.|
Genre: Folk Metal
If you like drinking, Korpiklaani may be just the band for you. They are a happy, high-energy folk metal band. No ifs ands or buts about it. In fact, they started out as a purely folk band and made their way into the metal world. Korpiklaani's first incarnation was as the band Shaman in 1997. It was formed by frontman Jonne Järvelä and stemmed from another folk project he had going on. Jonne Järvelä is actually the only founding member left in Korpiklaani. It makes sense though, considering the whole thing is pretty much his ideas and efforts. Korpiklaani was formed from the ashes of Shaman in 2003, keeping all of the folk instruments but adding some much needed metal. The folk can be seen even in their name, Korpiklaani means "forest clan" in Finnish.
Korpiklaani's songs are mostly about drinking and having fun. Songs by them include Wooden Pints, Beer Beer, Happy Little Boozer, Let's Drink, Vodka, Bring Us Pints of Beer and Tequila. They also have an accordion and violin as part of their lineup, with much more folk instruments thrown in when appropriate. Needless to say, these guys enjoy what they do.