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Studio album by Korpiklaani
Released 26 June 2009
Recorded Petrax Studio in Hollola and Grooveland Recording Studio in Lahti, 2009
Genre Folk metal
Length 51:23
Language English, Finnish
Label Nuclear Blast[1]
Producer Aksu Hanttu
Korpiklaani chronology
Korven kuningas
(2008)Korven kuningas2008
Ukon Wacka
(2011)Ukon Wacka2011
Singles from Karkelo
  1. "Vodka"
    Released: 27 May 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [2]
Metal Underground 4.5/5 stars [3]

Karkelo is the sixth studio album by the Finnish folk metal band Korpiklaani. The title is the Finnish interpretation of the word "party", or otherwise meaning loosely "having fun" or to "frolic".[4]

Pre-release and production[edit]

The band started recording material on 15 February. The album was released on 26 June 2009. The songs had the drums recorded in Petrax studio located in Hollola with the rest of the instruments recorded in Grooveland Recording Studio based in Lahti.[4] In support of this album's release, Korpiklaani will undergo their first North American tour in April and May 2009.[5]

Three versions of a single for the song "Vodka" were released in anticipation of this album in May 2009. The CD version of the single was released in Finland on 27 May 2009, and the digital single, along with the 7" picture vinyl, were released on 29 May 2009. The B-side of the single is "Juodaan Viinaa".[6]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Juha Jyrkäs, except where noted; all music composed by Jonne Järvelä, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Vodka" (lyrics by Järvelä) 2:59
2. "Erämaan ärjyt" ("Men of the Wild") 2:56
3. "Isku pitkästä ilosta" ("Rising High, Falling Down") 4:10
4. "Mettänpeiton valtiaalle" ("Hidden by the Spirit of the Forest") 6:41
5. "Juodaan viinaa" ("Let's Drink Booze" (Hector cover, music and lyrics by Heikki Harma)) 3:15
6. "Uniaika" ("Dreamtime"; music by Jarkko Aaltonen) 4:22
7. "Kultanainen" ("Gold Woman") 6:16
8. "Bring Us Pints of Beer" (lyrics by Järvelä) 2:48
9. "Huppiaan aarre" ("The Treasure of Huppias"; music by Aaltonen) 5:12
10. "Könnin kuokkamies" ("Könni Ploughman", digipack bonus track (music by Juho Kauppinen)) 3:04
11. "Vesaisen sota" ("Vesainen's War", music by Jonne Järvelä) 3:39
12. "Sulasilmä" ("Sweet Eyes") 5:37
13. "Kohmelo" ("Hangover", lyrics by Järvelä) 3:28
Total length: 54:27



Guest musicians[edit]


  • Svante Forsbäck - mastering
  • Jan "Örkki" Yrlund - artwork
  • Aksu Hanttu - producer, recording, mixing
  • Harri Hinkka - photography


  1. ^ "Korpiklaani'den Yeni Albüm: Karkelo @". Bira.gen.tr. Archived from the original on 2011-09-10. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  2. ^ Prato, Greg. "Allmusic review". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  3. ^ . Metal Underground http://www.metalunderground.com/reviews/details.cfm?releaseid=2024. Retrieved 25 November 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ a b "KORPIKLAANI:To the studio again - Metal from Finland". Metalfromfinland.com. 2009-01-31. Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  5. ^ [1] Archived February 28, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ a b "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - KORPIKLAANI: New Album Track Listing Revealed". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Archived from the original on 2009-07-05. Retrieved 2011-06-16.