Korpiklaani (Backwoods Clan in Finnish) is a folk metal band from Finland. Korpiklaani is the new name of the band previously called Shaman, that was formed by Jonne JÃ¤rvelÃ¤ who still remains the mastermind of Korpiklaani. In contrast to Shaman that recorded songs in the original Sami language, Korpiklaani record mostly in English, but also in Finnish. The musical style is a more conventional folk/thrash metal.
The music of Korpiklaani ranges from the violin-and-guitar paean to the Finnish god of fermentation Pellonpekko, to the "typical" trollish metal "Wooden Pints", to "Crows Bring The Spring".
There has been some amount of collaboration between Korpiklaani and Finntroll, as JÃ¤rvelÃ¤ provided the yoiking for the title track of their album Jaktens Tid.
Jonne JÃ¤rvelÃ¤ - (vocals / guitar)
Kalle "Cane" SavijÃ¤rvi - (guitar)
Jarkko Aaltonen - (bass)
Jaakko "Hittavainen" Lemmetty - (violin)
years active 2003-present
music genre Folk metal
current members Jonne Järvelä
Matti "Matson" Johansson