Korpiklaani have issued further details including the artwork and track listing of their upcoming eighth studio album 'Manala'. The cover artwork was created by Finnish artist Jan Yrlund (http://www.darkgrove.net).
Korpiklaani vocalist Jonne Järvelä stated: "On the album cover, our band mascot Vaari represents Väinämöinen, who is one of the main characters in the Finnish national epic Kalevala. As most of the lyrics on 'Manala' are based on the Kalevala, Jan Yrlund decided to draw his inspiration for the cover artwork from the beautiful but yet brutal depiction of the underworld in Finnish mythology."
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The limited European Digipak edition of 'Manala' comes with a bonus CD, including the whole album with lyrics in English. 'Manala' will be released via Nuclear Blast on the August 3 (Europe) and August 14 (North America).
North American Bonus Track:
13. Soil of the Corpse
Bonus CD (Limited European Digipak Only):
02. At The Huts Of The Underworld
03. The Steel
04. Soil Of The Corpse
05. Predator's Saliva
06. Dark Side
07. Ieva's Polka
11. Off To The Hunt
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