Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI will release their first ever live Blu-ray/DVD+2CD package titled “Live at Masters of Rock“, on August 25th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast. After releasing the first single “Pilli on pajusta tehty (live)“, the band has revealed the first trailer. Accordionist Sami Perttula and fiddler Tuomas Rounakari talk about their special folk show with two additional musicians in 2016 and more. Check out the trailer below.
After hearing the title of the package, it’s easy to conclude that it was recorded at the identically named festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic. But there’s even more to be excited about, this release doesn’t just include KORPIKLAANI‘s show from 2016, it even has a second full show from 2014 as bonus feature. The 2016 concert features guest appearances from Tero Hyväluoma (additional fiddler) as well as Toni Perttula(additional accordion player), Sami‘s identical twin brother. Mixing and mastering of “Live at Masters of Rock” were handled by front man Jonne Järvelä himself.
Jonne commented: “This our first ever DVD release, which we are quite proud of. It has no backing tracks, no choirs, no samples, all the mistakes are included. It is just us, KORPIKLAANI, pure live rock ‘n’ roll.”
He also added: “I spent a lot of time during the mastering process with Svante Forsbäck who recently handled the RAMMSTEIN mastering and we worked hard to achieve the right ambience and crowd sound. So when you turn it up loud, it feels like you are right there in the middle.”
Sami adds, “For us, our bigger shows means more folk musicians, which are much cheaper than pyro, for example my brother agreed to this show for a few beers and he doesn’t even drink much!”