Ever since they released their debut album 'Spirit Of The Forest' in 2003, Finns
have continuously made their way to the top of the 'Humppa' metal scene - even though they lovingly named their unique sound 'Pelimanni metal'! Their last album 'Karkelo' was released in 2009 and set high standards in terms of fun-loving Finnish metal straight from the woods and boasted a vast selection of unusual and exotic instrumentation.
On 'Ukon Wacka', their seventh album, Korpiklaani
took things even further: seven-string guitars, mandoline, mandolaand jouhikko are just a few of the instruments that were used on 'Ukon Wacka'. The album title refers to 'a pagan sacrificial feast from ancient times, on which a special made beer richly flowed. As can be expected from the title, this album has an ancient and very folky feel and is totally in Finnish', frontman Jonne
explains. One title doesn`t seem very Finnish though: the drinking anthem 'Tequila' which is dedicated to all South American fans of the band.
'Ukon Wacka' also features a guest appearance by famous Finnish singer Tuomari Nurmio
! All in all a joyous affair in the traditional and beloved Korpiklaani
vein, 'Ukon Wacka' boasts ten party tracks that make you wanna raise that drinking horn up high!