There are some metal bands that decided to become folk metal, but thanks to bands like Korpiklaani, folk bands can go metal too! After collaborating with Finnish band Finntroll, lead singer Jonne Järvelä decided to enter the realm of awesomeness. Who doesn’t love beer, violins, silly hats, accordions, guitars made out of bones, and not using deodorant? Finnish people rule! Releasing their sixth studio album, Karkelo, this summer, they’ve been touring all over the world. Make sure to bring your drinking horns when they play The Gramercy Theatre in NYC on Jan. 14. korpiklaani.com.
Korpiklaani: Rock Into Mordor
—by Cristina Jimenez, January 12, 2010