JONNE was formed by Jonne Järvelä of Korpiklaani as a solo project which soon morphed and developed into a full band.
Wanting to do something that was musically different and away from his main band, JONNE is pure shamanistic folk music.
"An idea about the solo album struck me almost two years ago, when the early sketches of the songs begun to take shape. I immediately realized that the material wasn't going to match Korpiklaani's style. Those pieces had firmly grown on me and I wanted to release them under my own name.”
From starting out as a solo idea, it fast grew into a real band, accompanied by 9 other musicians from the Finnish folk & metal music scene, featuring members of Amorphis, Shape Of Despair, Wabanag and Oceanwake.
JONNE's s/t album is set to be released on July 24, 2015 via Massacre Records!