"Vokalistin komea ääni, mainio yhteen soitto sekä tarkkaan mietityt yksityiskohdat toimivat asenteikkaan yhteen eduksi." -Mika Roth, Desibeli.net Full review (in Finnish) (14.11.2009)
"...vahva näyttö yhtyeen soitto- ja sovitustaidosta. Maija Nyström on tyyliin kuuluvat elkeet taitava vahvaääninen solisti." Soundi, issue 03/2009 Full review (in Finnish) (25.3.2009)
ARMY goes Turku! 27.05.2016 TVO, Turku
Korpikuusen Kyynel, Nodding Sky and Diäb Soulé will bring firestones, death and destruction to TVO, Turku at May 27! Here's the event info: ARMY goes Turku! A convenient map will roll out before your very eyeballs if you'll just click here.
We're back in business.. and Maija is 100 % healthy!
29.1.2016 - Maija recovering
It's my pleasure to say that Maija in well is making a full recovery, and today she resumed her singing duties! In the past week, she recorded some kick-ass keyboards for an upcoming songs.. we hope to get something out soon! We are also gonna shape ape now for upcoming gigs. Hope to see you at one very soon!
6.12.2016 - Maija injured, Salo gig cancelled
Unfortunately there are some very bad news: Maija has been injured in a traffic accident. Without going to details, on behalf of the band we can only wish and pray for Maija's full recovery. Our thoughts are with you, Maija.
In the meanwhile, we have no choice but to cancel our upcoming Salo gig, scheduled for December 12, 2016.
We have added a few gigs to the tour calendar - it's cool to go to Tampere and Salo for the first time on November 6th and December 12th! Accompanying us will be awesome bands - Gladenfold (Turku) and Neferion (Tampere) at Prockis, and Neferion will host us at O'Haras. Some new songs will be already featured at Portti, Turku, where we play alongside with the Hayleys and Sprague Dawley on October 16th - be there, let's fill the place with metal energy!!! See more details in the tour section.
Korpikuusen Kyynel at Pommi Winterfest, Forssa 22.11.2014
Our first visit in Forssa will be at the Pommi Winterfest, Bluepool, Forssa on 22.11.2014. Again, new songs will be featured - and the new material is gonna kick ass so be there!! We're thrilled to join forces with Neferion (Tre) and Going Viral (For), more details in the tour section!
Gig at Rokbar, Turku: Friday 5.9.2014
Korpikuusen Kyynel will be playing at Rokbar, Turku, on 5.9.2014 w/ Gladenfold and Iskulintu. The event is organized by TYRMY. New songs to be featured at this gig.. so don't miss it!! See you there!!
18.1.2014 - Gig at Portti
Korpikuusen Kyynel will be playing at Portti, Turku, on 22.2.2014. Follow our tour page for more gigs to be announced soon, and also special guest and ticket info about the Portti gig!
Here's a track from one of our previous gigs that you haven't seen yet:
26.11.2013 - Greetings from Korpikuusen Kyynel
After a more than a year of silence in here, below is a small greeting from us, hanging out this summer! We're jamming out on a few songs that we haven't released yet. Korpikuusen Kyynel has been busy all this time, with writing and pre-producing of new material. We will keep you updated and fill in on what has happened, and what is going on.
Stay tuned for upcoming gigs and new music, new photos and new videos. New updates will hit the site very soon. In the meanwhile, enjoy this small, relaxed acoustic clip we shot in June.
28.3.2012 - Aprillirock 2012!
Korpikuusen Kyynel is playing Aprillirock at Klubi, Turku tomorrow (March 29th)! Come check us out!!
15.2.2012 - Rest in peace, Tonmi Lillman (1973-2012)
Our deep condolencies to the family and friends of Tonmi Lillman, who has passed away.
Korpikuusen Kyynel had the honor to meet Tonmi when he co-recorded and co-engineered Existing Exception EP with Jarno Hänninen at D-Studio, Klaukkala. Tonmi was a very relaxed and nice person to hang with, and working with him, if only for a brief time, was unforgettable for us. Rest in peace.
26.12.2011 - Existing Exception lyrics are up
Check out the Discography section for the complete lyrics of the new EP! Also, happy holidays from all of us - and a big thank you for the year 2011 to everyone who checked us out. Take it easy, and we'll see you again in early 2012 with our brand new line-up and brand new tunes (2012 Live dates)!
2.12.2011 - The new drummer of Korpikuusen Kyynel is... [drumroll]
We have already played one show with the new line-up, and it's really clicking! You can see the new line-up in 18.2.2012 at S-Osis, Turku along with Corona Skies and Asa-Noir. We are now focusing on new material, and making plans about the near future of Korpikuusen Kyynel. After a long period of searching for our new drummer, things are now looking excellent!!
More info about the new line-up, in the form of individual bios and new promo photos coming soon!
21.10.2011 - Show @ Ravintola Escape, Riihimäki 12.11.2011
Korpikuusen Kyynel will play at Ravintola Escape, Riihimäki for the first time with Asa-Noir and Trakooma. It's been almost 6 months since we played an open for everyone show, so this one is definately gonna kick ass!!! See you there!!
8.9.2011 - Unplugged show of 7.9.2011
Korpikuusen Kyynel played it's first ever "unplugged" show yesterday! The atmosphere was unique and sensitive, and the experience was very memorable for the band. The gig was special, and played as a quartet without a drummer. We had a lot of fun yesterday, so it's quite possible we will occasionally perform special acoustic shows in the future as well, only with a full band.
Stay tuned for updates!
3.8.2011 - Existing Exception review at Imperiumi.net
It is with regret that we announce drummer Leeni Mäkilä's departure from Korpikuusen Kyynel. This decision was carefully thought over by Leeni during the last year or so. The rest of the band were surprised to see this happen, but at the moment Leeni's musical interests are simply elsewhere and we wish her good luck in her next project.
For the time being, Korpikuusen Kyynel will not be playing any gigs until a new permanent drummer has been driven in. Working on new music will keep us busy in the meantime! Stay tuned for updates.
2.5.2011 - Existing Exception song by song review at Metallimusiikki.net
A brand new review of Existing Exception EP by Jouni Katto is available at Metallimusiikki.net! Each song is reviewed separately (in Finnish), check it out!!
28.2.2011 - Existing Exception selected as the Demo of the Month in Soundi!
The new EP of Korpikuusen Kyynel was selected as the Demo of the Month in the latest issue (02/2011) of Soundi Magazine, the biggest music magazine in Finland! Singer Maija Nyström and guitarist Jorma Roine were interviewed by Marko Säynekoski for the demo review article.
We are deeply grateful for this acknowledgement of our music, which in our book is probably the greatest recognition for an unsigned band to get in our country, and which has been our dream from the beginning! Thank you very much Soundi!!!
28.2.2011 - Existing Exception review at Desibeli.net!
A review of Existing Exception by Mika Roth has been published at Desibeli.net! Thank you very much!
25.2.2011 - Vote for us at Nummirock Demosetä
We need your vote for a shot at playing the Nummirock Heavy Metal Festival this summer! Go right here to check out our new music and to drop us a vote (no registration required, you can connect with Facebook).
30.1.2011 - Coming 12.2.: CULTURE FROM HELL! w/ Ghost Voyage, Liquid Society
In the dawn of the culture-capital-of-Europe-year 2011, aside from all the official stuff that's going on... Turku is packed with real underground metal culture straight from hell!!! On February 12th, S-Osis will offer you three full-charged metal bands, business as usual for the thriving metal scene of Turku! Come and chug a few beers with us:
Here is a translation to English (I apologize for any mistakes or misinterpretations there may be in here, I recommend checking out the original Italian article if you're fluent with the language):
"Really good work by a group that's, you know, probably better off
not picking names for bands (Korpikuusen Kyynel, which is too
difficult name for those who do not know Finnish, and too similar to
that of the much more famous Korpiklaani), but certainly knows how to
write music, at least judging by the 4 tracks included in this
self-produced EP. Sure, the songs are too few for a comprehensive
assessment, but if something well begun is half-way done, then I think
Korpi... um, these guys right here will really shine one day. The
Finnish heavy metal features are all there: a female singer, a glossy
production with a taste of pomposity right at the edge of being epic,
almost symphonical. Yet everything works much better than a typical
production from the Land of a Thousand Lakes: Because the interpreter
is really good, avoiding the excessive mellifluousness that is usually
a guarantee for this very genre of femal-fronted work, and because,
although there are only 4 tracks, the variety of expression is
remarkable, while remaining within the limits of the style explained
above (not too strictly, admittedly). Let's see what will follow this very good introduction..."
Translation: Jorma Roine
10.1.2011 - Existing Exception released, available at Record Shop X!
The CD is recorded by Jarno Hänninen and Tonmi Lillman at D-Studio, mixed and mastered by Samu Oittinen at Fantom Studio, includes four rich metal tracks with a total playing time of over 21 minutes, and is by all measures the pinnacle showcase of Korpikuusen Kyynel music! All of this comes in a jewel case packed with stellar artwork by Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design, complete with full lyrics and band photography by Teemu Jokela.
This release is simply a must-get for any fan of melodic metal, and truely a bargain too! Don't miss it!!
31.12.2010 - Artificial Intelligence released to MySpace today!
Korpikuusen Kyynel wishes you all a splendid New Year 2011!!!
8.12.2010 - Opening track of Existing Exception will be released today!
The first track from the new Korpikuusen Kyynel EP - titled Prisoner of the Mind - will be uploaded to Korpikuusen Kyynel MySpace today!
Korpikuusenkyynel.com and our MySpace site are currently going through big updates to get accustomed to the theme of Existing Exception artwork, which is now complete. The tracks are now mastered, so we're getting ready for pressing! The tentative release date of the EP is January 10, 2011. Pre-order for 5 € by sending us an e-mail, and get a signed copy!
It was a bit of a special night for another reason too - our singer Maija Nyström was forced to cancel the due to health reasons. We still played the gig - with Leeni Mäkilä taking over lead vocal duties as well as playing drums! The show must go on, right?! Well we ended up having a blast, and in addition to the new songs perhaps we offered a very different show even for people who have seen us many times before.
13.11.2010 - Studio diary - Day 1 - Drums from hell
The first recording day (18.8.2010) of the Existing Exception sessions at D-Studio is now up!
YouTube description: Day 1 of recording the new Korpikuusen Kyynel EP - Existing Exception. We're at D-Studio, and Leeni lays down the drums for three tracks (starting 8 am), while the rest of the band is getting to chill for most of the day. After sauna, the whole band made a guest appearance to the session of Fear Of Domination, in process of recording their second full-length album.. we're in great spirits!
6.11.2010 - Existing Exception cover art and tracklisting
1. Prisoner of the Mind
2. You Can Fly
3. Artificial Intelligence
4. Korpikuusen Kyynel
As promised, here is the cover of Existing Exception by Jan Yrlund, and the song titles by us! This is also the first sneak-peek to the new Korpikuusen Kyynel logo.. we want to blow you away with this EP in every possible way!!
We're still hoping for a December release date, despite a complete computer breakdown at the studio and the still ongoing mail strike. But 'nuff said, the EP is coming out when it's done, meanwhile feast your eyes on the cover!
The current estimation for the release date of the new Korpikuusen Kyynel offering - Existing Exception - is December 2010.. cross your fingers! Note that the poster of the upcoming November 24 gig (with Kivimetsän Druidi and Dotma) incorrectly states the gig as the EP release gig. This will unfortunately not be the case, and we apologize.
Meanwhile, the cover art has been finished. The art has been made by Jan "Örkki" Yrlund of Darkgrove Design, and it's indeed impressive! Go check out some of Örkki's art and you'll get a good feel of what's coming! We hope to be able to reveal the cover here soon.
Finally, starting today, pre-orders of the new CD are accepted. The price of the new album is 5 € (including postage inside EU), and pre-orderers will receive the CD fully autographed by the band. To pre-order, send mail to noperskeles (at) korpikuusenkyynel.com! The CD will be mailed to those who pre-order the very day we get our hands on it.
5.10.2010 - Female Metal Night lineup complete
The Female Metal Night at Klubi, Turku on November 24th, 2010 will feature Kivimetsän Druidi, Dotma and Korpikuusen Kyynel. Make sure you won't miss it, tickets are only 5 €!
The next gig of Korpikuusen Kyynel is scheduled to take place at Klubi, Turku on November 24th, 2010 with none other than the world-wide known Kivimetsän Druidi!! Click here to see the tour section in its complete glory.
Check back often for updates on Existing Exception tracklisting, artwork, the release date, new gigs and who the hell knows what else!
8.9.2010 - New EP recorded, name revealed
The recording of the new Korpikuusen Kyynel EP has been completed. After 8 full recording days, the name of the 4-track offering has been agreed upon - the EP shall hereby be dubbed Existing Exception. Stay tuned for tracklisting, artwork and finally, the release date!
5.9.2010 - Studio diary - Day 0 - To the studio!!
A video of the 0th day (The travel day of 17.8.2010) into the sessions at D-Studio has been uploaded for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
YouTube description: Korpikuusen Kyynel travels from Turku to D-Studio, Klaukkala to record their new EP. Check out the band just hanging around in a relaxed atmosphere! Nobody is doing anything that makes any sense at this point. Except for Leeni, who is preparing to record drums the next day starting at 8:00 am..
23.8.2010 - Drums, guitars and bass recorded, vocals and keyboards postponed
The period of August 18th to 22nd was very fruitful at D-Studio, and we got all the drum tracks, bass tracks and guitar tracks (including acoustic guitars and guitar solos) down. Everything sounds really cool so far! Unfortunately Maija was unable to record any of her vocals, keyboards or tin whistle parts at this time due to a high fever, a sore throat and remnants of an ear infection. Because of the situation, we had to cut the recording sessions a little short after five days in the studio. The recording of the new EP will continue in September 6th, so just hold on to something for a couple of more weeks...
17.8.2010 - Korpikuusen Kyynel hits the studio
Korpikuusen Kyynel will travel to D-Studio, Klaukkala to record the new, yet untitled EP! The EP will contain four songs, and the release date will be somewhere near the end of September. Artwork and lyrics will be released on this site before the actual CD comes out, so stay tuned! We'll also shoot some video of the recording sessions, which will go on from August 18th to 23rd, 2010. It's about time we record something new, it's been almost two years since our first demo came out! Hell yeah!!
1.4.2010 - Maija Nyström and Leeni Mäkilä interviewed by Peppar.fi
Anders Eklund of Peppar web magazine conducted an interview with Maija Nyström and Leeni Mäkilä today, and just a few hours later the interview became available at the Peppar.fi site (in Swedish)! The founders of Korpikuusen Kyynel talk about their history together, their future dreams, the story behind the band name and more in this casual interview. Check it out right away!
Also a reminder - do not miss the Female Fronted Metal Tour 2010 at S-Osis on Friday, 2nd of April!! Check out the tour section for details..
31.3.2010 - Peppar publishes an article about the April 2nd, 2010 Turku leg of the Female Fronted Metal Tour 2010: "Female rockers wreak havoc in Turku"
A very flattering article by Anders Eklund about the joint concert of Korpikuusen Kyynel, A Million Miles Away (GER), Manzana and For Selena And Sin at S-Osis, Turku in April 2nd, 2010 as part of the Female Fronted Metal Tour 2010 can be found at Peppar.fi (In Swedish)! We were overwhelmed to witness the praise towards Korpikuusen Kyynel in the article: "...The last (band) in the quartet, and the most interesting one, is Korpikuusen Kyynel from Turku. Unfortunately, the band is still unknown and has yet to release a full-length album. However, there is potential, particularly in Maija Nyström, who is by far the most talented singer of the tour line-up. Her tone and voice tremendously resemble those of Lotta Höglin from the Swedish band Beseech (at present retired). In a better world, Korpikuusen Kyynel should immediatelly get a record contract."
12.2.2010 - Korpikuusen Kyynel plays for future prospect athletes in Turku
A number of future prospects are celebrated and awarded at Vimma, Turku in February 12th. Korpikuusen Kyynel would like to congratulate and encourage all youth athletes present to continue on their chosen path, and what better way to do that than give one hell of a show, right?! Read more about the ceremony and check out photos of the show at the Turku city website (in Finnish).
16.1.2010 - Korpikuusen Kyynel live interview @ Radio Zoom FM, Fri 21.1.2010
Korpikuusen Kyynel will appear live as Jaakko Laurila's guest at Zoom FM on Friday, January 21st starting at about 21:30 (9:30 P.M.). The band will be interviewed, and for one thing we'll discuss the Finland qualifiers for the Eurovision song contest that will be ongoing at the time of the program. It should be a lot of fun, tune in @ 93,4 MHz if you happen to be at the Turku area!! You can call to the studio as well to ask questions you might have, the number is (02) 2693 905.
14.1.2010 - Korpikuusen Kyynel interview and music on at Radio Sadan Treenikämppä 16.1.2009!
Korpikuusen Kyynel will return as this week's guest on Radio Sata's Treenikämppä program! The program airs twice - first on Saturday, 16.1.2010 starting at 12:30 PM and again on Sunday, 17.1.2010 starting at 10:30 AM (local time). Radio Sata broadcast frequency is 105,5 MHz in Turku area.
You can also listen to the broadcast via your web browser by clicking here (given local times are GMT +2).
12.1.2010 - 20th gig of Korpikuusen Kyynel confirmed!
Gig number #20 has just been confirmed for Korpikuusen Kyynel! The show will be played in S-Osis, Turku on January 23rd, 2010 (Saturday). The band line-up for the show is amazing, as Raven Claw from Kuopio and Like Tomorrow from Eura will join us on stage! Raven Claw brings aggressive thrash metal to fellow head-bangers and beer-drinkers, and Like Tomorrow delivers female fronted cleverly constructed metal in orchestral precision! This is definitely a show not to miss, check out the bands' music here:
Korpikuusen Kyynel hasn't been out there for a while to play live, but now there will be two concerts in Turku during the next month (click here for complete schedule). All head-bangers are very welcome to see us at Klubi, November 17th (Tuesday) with Bad King, Corona Skies and Drowlich and of course at Rokkibaari, December 5th (Saturday) with Nodding Sky. Can't wait to see you there!
We deeply regret to announce that due to a memorial service to be held on Saturday 31st of October in Jyväskylä, we are left with no choice but to cancel our gig in Rokkibaari, Turku. We wish to express our deepest consolidations to the family members in mourning, and apologize for inconveniences upon cancelling our show.
Alasin will replace us and perform together with Raven Claw in Rokkibaari on October 31st.
Korpikuusen Kyynel will play in Rokkibaari on December 5th, check out all of our dates here!
12.10.2009 - Sense The Dreadful Presence reviewed at Noise.fi
A new review of Sense The Dreadful Presence by Anssi Tenhunen has been published at Noise.fi. The demo received a very positive review once again, something that definately drives us on! Read the review (in Finnish) here!
2.9.2009 - Season Of Gray airs on Voice TV September 5th (Sat) at 16:30 o'clock!
We just received confirmation that Season Of Gray was voted this week's number 1 in Voice TV's Garage Countdown music video contest! As a result, the video will broadcast on Voice TV Saturday 5th of September at 16:30 o'clock. Enjoy our video comfortably on your favorite couch, we'll be sure to do just the same!
A direct quote taken from the front page of the Garage Countdown website: "Korpikuusen Kyynel voittoon! Ensimmäisen viikon voittajaksi jyräsi Korpikuusen Kyynel videollaan Season Of Gray. Uusi tuttavuus teki selvää jälkeä listalla ja jätti Mosesgunin ja Lion Zaroon kauas taakseen. Onnea voittajille!"
27.8.2009 - Vote for Season Of Gray at Voice TV Garage Countdown!
Season Of Gray video is taking part in Voice TV's national music video contest, Garage Countdown! The contest runs from August 26th till December 19th 2009. Each Saturday, Voice TV will broadcast the video that has received the most votes in the preceding week. Vote for Season Of Gray by sending an SMS message "GC KOKY1" to the number 173 172 (0,95 € per message).
Check out Season Of Gray and more on voting instructions right here! You can register a username for the Garage Countdown site that will permit our voters to access our special Backstage Features, including exclusive video material!
14.8.2009 - Season Of Gray promotional video out now!
Words can't even describe how long and eagerly we've been waiting for this to happen, but finally, Season Of Gray promotional video is out! The video was shot in late 2008 and we have been desperately waiting for it to get finished ever since. Go check it out now right here and tell your friends, too! You can leave a comment about the video in our guestbook if you like!
12.7.2009 - Joni Meriläinen is off the band
Unfortunatelly, we have to inform you that we let our brand new bass player Joni Meriläinen go, as he wasn't committed to the band. So this means we're now looking for a new bass player again. If you think you might enjoy playing bass and hanging with us, don't be afraid to contact us right away. The band is of course taking full advantage of this extended period without any live shows, working hard on new material that's gonna kick all of yer butts like hell!!!
1.6.2009 - New training facilities
Korpikuusen Kyynel is officially based in Turku, Finland as of today! We will be practicing in the center of Turku in a private space from now on, as opposed to the dear old training space we've used up until this point, located in Rymättylä. Although we do miss the old training space where the magic of Korpikuusen Kyynel has been happening from the start, this means we'll be able to spend loads of more time on the actual training and composing, instead of travelling. This change will definately also encourage us to train a lot more often from now on.
11.3.2009 - Korpikuusen Kyynel on Radio Sadan Treenikämppä 14.3.2009!
Korpikuusen Kyynel will be the current week's guest on Radio Sata's program Treenikämppä! Radio host Anu Hannukainen will interview the band and play some tracks from Sense the Dreadful Presence. The program airs twice - first on Saturday, 14.3.2009 starting at 12:30 PM and again on Sunday, 15.3.2009 starting at 10:30 AM (local time). Radio Sata broadcast frequency is 105,5 MHz in Turku area.
You can also listen to the broadcast via your web browser by clicking here (given local times are GMT +2).
9.3.2009 - Korpikuusen Kyynel live interview on Zoom FM radio 21.3.2009!
Korpikuusen Kyynel will be interviewed by Zoom FM radio host Annika Vaajala in Turku on Saturday, 21.3.2009. The interview will be aired live starting at 6:00 PM local time. If you live in the Turku area, just tune in at 93,4 MHz to get your latest updates and deepest secrets of Korpikuusen Kyynel brought to you by the band in person!
3.3.2009 - Sense the Dreadful Presence review published at Imperiumi.net
The third official review of Sense the Dreadful Presence was published at Imperiumi.net. The demo received 4+/5 stars, which further contributes to its critical success! We are very happy about the reception of the three-track demo and certainly feel extremely motivated to keep making more music.
The search is over - we are very proud to announce that Joni Meriläinen will take over the bass player duties in Korpikuusen Kyynel! The decision was easy for us to make, as Joni fits right in our crew and most importantly, the guy is a wicked bass player that truly inspires the rest of the band. We're really excited to bring the new line up to the stage very soon!
10.2.2009 - Rokkibaari gig confirmed
A gig at Rokkibaari, Turku has been set for February 21st, Saturday. See the tour section for additional info. We'll see you there!
30.1.2009 - www.korpikuusenkyynel.com renewal has started
Our web page is currently experiencing a complete change. A new structure, added features and enhanced graphical layout will be implemented during the course of the next few weeks. The tentative new engine was completed, and the site will gradually gain its new looks. Today the news page was renovated and guestbook feature added! Check back often to witness the complete morphing of www.korpikuusenkyynel.com into a grander and cooler entity.
3.1.2009 - Bass player spot still open
One month ago, we announced the departure of our bass player. About half a dozen bassists have contacted us after that, expressing their interest toward the band. Some of the candidates have been very promising, but we have not filled the bass player spot yet. If you are interested, go ahead and contact us!