Not even the best poets can describe the beauty and exotic nature of Lapland. The mystery of the Lappish spirit cannot be unravelled by mere words. Yet, one can dive into a sense of Lapland through experiencing its astonishing nature and the magical music played by the Shamaani Duo.
While other folk metal bands began with metal before adding folk music, Korpiklaani started with folk music before turning metal. The roots of Korpiklaani can be traced back to a Sami folk music group under the name of "Shamaani Duo", an "inhouse restaurant band" created by Jonne Järvelä in 1993. An album of folk music (Hunka Lunka) was released under this name before Järvelä relocated and "Shamaani Duo" morphed into "Shaman".