July 31, 2015

Fourth making-of episode of »Under The Red Cloud«!

In anticipation of their upcoming record »Under The Red Cloud« (out worldwide September 4th via Nuclear Blast), Melancholic metal masters AMORPHIS release the fourth making-of episode today. The clip gives an insight into the studio with Esa Holopainen and into Tomi Koivusaari’s guitar as well as Niclas Etelävuori’s bass recordings.
Watch the episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52YLXUA9Oa0

July 23, 2015

Third making-of episode of »Under The Red Cloud«!

AMORPHIS release another appetizer, the third making-of episode, in support of their upcoming record »Under The Red Cloud« (out worldwide September 4th via Nuclear Blast) today. This trailer examines the vocal recordings for the new album of the Finns. Watch the episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qavdUXi4nno

AMORPHIS vocalist Tomi Joutsen comments:

“This time, I was prepared really well for the recordings. When we started in Stockholm, I already had the final ideas for the songs. So it was really easy and nice to work there.“

If you missed trailer 1 and 2, watch them here:
Making-of episode #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r943QLN9Xxs
Making-of episode #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOvX_o9vyCg

Pre-order your copy of AMORPHIS‘ new release here: http://nblast.de/AmorphisRedCloudNB

Last Friday, the Suomi metallers have already released the first complete track of »Under The Red Cloud«, ‘Death Of A King’ (feat. Chrigel Glanzmann (ELUVEITIE, flute) and Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, percussion)).
Watch the fitting clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ql4Xe6MxQ4

Order the digital single directly here:

iTunes: http://nblast.de/AmorphisRedCloudIT
NB MP3: http://nblast.de/AmorphisDownloads
Amazon MP3: http://nblast.de/AmorphisDeathKingAZMP3
Google Play: http://nblast.de/AmorphisDeathKingGP

July 17, 2015

‘Death Of A King’ lyric video + digital single!

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In anticipation of their new record »Under The Red Cloud« (out September 4th via Nuclear Blast), Finnish Melancholic Metal masters AMORPHIS release the lyric video of the first single, ‘Death Of A King’ (feat. Chrigel Glanzmann (ELUVEITIE, flute) and Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, percussion)), today.

Watch the clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ql4Xe6MxQ4

Guitarist and founding member Esa Holopainen comments:

“It was a great honor to have such talented musicians appearing on ‘Death Of A King’. Each one of them puts his personality and character in the very right spot“.

Order ‘Death Of A King’ digitally here:

iTunes: http://nblast.de/AmorphisRedCloudIT
NB MP3: http://nblast.de/AmorphisDownloads
Amazon MP3: http://nblast.de/AmorphisDeathKingAZMP3
Google Play: http://nblast.de/AmorphisDeathKingGP

Pre-order your copy of AMORPHIS‘ new album »Under The Red Cloud« here:
http://nblast.de/AmorphisRedCloudNB

Or digitally:

iTunes: http://nblast.de/AmorphisRedCloudIT
Amazon MP3: http://nblast.de/AmorphisRedCloudAMZMP3
Google Play: http://nblast.de/AmorphisRedCloudGP

More on »Under The Red Cloud«:
Making-of episode #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r943QLN9Xxs
Making-of episode #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOvX_o9vyCg

July 10, 2015

Amorphis reveal second making-of episode of »Under The Red Cloud«!

Amorphis reveals the second making-of trailer today. It gives an insight in their studio work, especially the drum recordings.
Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOvX_o9vyCg

If you missed the first episode, you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r943QLN9Xxs

Pre-order your copy of »Under The Red Cloud« here: http://nblast.de/AmorphisRedCloudNB

July 01, 2015

AMORPHIS – reveal first making-of episode of »Under The Red Cloud«!

AMORPHIS have announced their new record »Under The Red Cloud«, which will be released worldwide on September 4th via Nuclear Blast. In support of their upcoming output, the band reveals the first making-of trailer today. It gives an insight in the pre-production, AMORPHIS has made in Helsinki with producer Jens Bogren.

Drummer Jan Rechberger comments: “We have been working there with Jens Bogren for one week. This time was a great experience and Jens made us playing more aggressive and working really hard“.
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r943QLN9Xxs

Pre-order your copy of »Under The Red Cloud« here: http://nblast.de/AmorphisRedCloudNB

June 22, 2015

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June 15, 2015

METALLIYHTYE AMORPHIS JULKAISEE UUDEN ALBUMIN JA KIRJAN

Amorphis julkaisee uuden albumin 4. syyskuuta. Under The Red Cloud on yhtyeen kahdestoista pitkäsoitto. Levyn äänittäjänä, miksaajana ja tuottajana toimi ruotsalainen Jens Bogren.

“Tuottaja Jens Bogren teki uskomattoman hienoa työtä. Kappaleissa on paljon elementtejä, mutta kaikki sointuu täydellisessä harmoniassa – ja lopputuloksena on todella raskas ja melodinen albumi. Voin rehellisesti sanoa, että Under The Red Cloud nousee henkilökohtaisesti Amorphis-albumeiden top3:seen”, kommentoi kitaristi Esa Holopainen.

Tekstit ovat bändin henkisen mentorin Pekka Kainulaisen käsialaa. “Ne ovat Kalevalan tapaan kuvauksia luonnonilmiöistä, vuodenaikojen kierrosta ja ihmismielestä. Uudelleen ja uudelleen toistuvat tilanteet, joissa toivo ja epätietoisuus vuorottelevat. Ihminen yrittää saada neuvoja itseään korkeammilta voimilta, tietäjiltä ja jumalilta. Runot eivät muodosta varsinaista tarinaa, mutta niitä yhdistää tietty, meidänkin ajassamme vallitseva teema. Elämme punaisen pilven alla, ja aika taas kerran puntaroi meitä”, Pekka Kainulainen kuvailee.

Yhtyeen Suomen keikat on julkaistu myös tänään; kiertue starttaa syyskuun 19. päivä Radio Rock-risteilyltä. Amorphiksen voi nähdä myös Oulussa, Lahdessa, Helsingissä, Tampereella, Turussa, Kouvolassa, Seinäjoella, Joensuussa, Jyväskylässä sekä Leppävirralla.

Amorphiksesta julkaistaan myös Markus Laakson kirjoittama kattava bändihistoriikki; Amorphis-niminen kirja ilmestyy 20. elokuuta. Kauan odotettu bändihistoriikki kertoo kattavasti Amorphiksen vaiheikkaan tarinan. Ääneen pääsevät bändin nykyisten ja entisten jäsenten lisäksi taustavaikuttajat, kuten tuottajat, managerit ja eri alojen asiantuntijat. Teos on myös uniikki selviytymistarina ja kertomus ystävyydestä.

Vuonna 1990 perustettu Amorphis on yksi Suomen kansainvälisesti menestyneimmistä yhtyeistä ja merkittävimmistä vientipioneereista. Se myi satojatuhansia levyjä ja teki mittavia ulkomaankiertueita jo kauan ennen kuin suomalainen metallimusiikki nousi maailmankartalle. Kotimaassaan bändi on pokannut viisi kultalevyä, vastaanottanut vuoden metallialbumin Emman ja soittanut loppuunmyydyille saleille.

Syksyn keikat Suomessa:

19.09.2015 Radio Rock Cruise / Helsinki-Tallinn
26.09.2015 JaloTuska / Jäähalli / Oulu
09.10.2015 Finlandia Klubi / Lahti
10.10.2015 The Circus / Helsinki
16.10.2015 Logomo / Turku
17.10.2015 Kouvola / House of Rock Kouvola
22.10.2015 Pakkahuone / Tampere
23.10.2015 Rytmikorjaamo / Seinäjoki
24.10.2015 Kerubi / Joensuu
30.10.2015 Lutakko / Jyväskylä
31.10.2015 Vesileppis-Areena / Leppävirta

Kaikki keikat TÄÄLLÄ

Under The Red Cloud
01. Under The Red Cloud
02. The Four Wise Ones
03. Bad Blood
04. The Skull
05. Death Of A King
06. Sacrifice
07. Dark Path
08. Enemy At The Gates
09. Tree Of Ages
10. White Night
Bonus tracks (digipak & 2LP):
11. Come The Spring
12. Winter’s Sleep

June 15, 2015

AMORPHIS – to release new album “Under The Red Cloud” on September, 4th!

Finnish masters of Melancholic Metal, AMORPHIS, are pleased to announce the release of their new upcoming album »Under The Red Cloud«. The worldwide release is scheduled for September, 04th via Nuclear Blast.

“The album is titled »Under The Red Cloud« and the artwork is done by Valnoir Mortasonge,“ guitarist Esa Holopainen states. “Valnoir is well known from his works for LAIBACH, PARADISE LOST, WATAIN, BEHEMOTH and many more. It was a great pleasure to work with him as he catched the lyrical topics really well. Colors and details describe the music perfectly.“

The tracklist of »Under The Red Cloud« is as follows:

01. Under The Red Cloud
02. The Four Wise Ones
03. Bad Blood
04. The Skull
05. Death Of A King
06. Sacrifice
07. Dark Path
08. Enemy At The Gates
09. Tree Of Ages
10. White Night

Bonus tracks (digipak & 2LP):
11. Come The Spring
12. Winter’s Sleep

Pre-order your copy of AMORPHIS‘ new masterpiece here: http://nblast.de/AmorphisRedCloudNB

Esa comments:

“»Under The Red Cloud« is produced by Jens Bogren who did amazing job with the album. There’s a lot’s of elements in the songs but every note and element is in perfect harmony so that the result is fucking heavy and melodic. All I can say is that »Under The Red Cloud« will be in my personal Top 3 AMORPHIS albums that we’ve ever done.“

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their classic »Tales From The Thousand Lakes«, AMORPHIS will play at some European festivals this summer. In September, they will start touring in support of their upcoming release »Under The Red Cloud«.

Check tourdates from HERE!

March 04, 2015

AMORPHIS HEADS FOR STUDIO – NEW ALBUM OUT IN SEPTEMBER

Amorphis has started the year off by demoing new songs for their upcoming 12th studio album due out in September. The band will start pre-production this March in Helsinki with Producer Jens Bogren. The album recordings will begin in April at Bogren’s Fascination Street Studio in Stockholm.

The lyrics are written by Amorphis’s spiritual mentor Pekka Kainulainen. ”Like Kalevala, they are descriptions of natural phenomena, seasons and the human mind. Reoccuring situations where hope and uncertainty alternate. Attempting to gain advice from higher powers. The poems do not form a complete story per se, but they are drawn together by a certain theme. We live under a red cloud and once again, time weighs us” describes Pekka Kainulainen.

The new album will be released in September when Amorphis will embark on a world tour, starting from their native Finland. Amorphis will be touring Europe with Nightwish at the end of the year.

This past December, Amorphis completed a successful Central European ”Retro” tour where the band played their legendary ”Tales From The Thousand Lakes” album in its entirety to celebrate the 20th anniversary of said record. As a special treat for the fans, Amorphis also played songs from their debut album, which they haven’t played in more than two decades. In Germany the media praised the tour of its authencity and its ”time travel to 20 years ago” aspect.

”The tour set pays homage to the TFTTL album and did not include a single song released after 1995. It was great to see how boldly Tales… functions as a whole.”

Amorphis Summer Festivals in Finland:

06.06.2015 Tampere – Radio City South Park
27.06.2015 Helsinki – Tuska Open Air
03.07.2015 Turku – Ruisrock
17-19.07.2015 Joensuu – Ilosaarirock

Go to http://amorphis.net/?page_id=5 to see all Summer festival dates.

Amorphis w/ NIGHTWISH

16.11.15 Denmark, Copenhagen – Falconer
18.11.15 Germany, Hamburg – O2 World
19.11.15 Holland, Amsterdam – Heineken Music Hall
21.11.15 Germany, Oberhausen – KöPi
23.11.15 France, Lyon – Hall Tony Garnier
25.11.15 France, Paris – POPB
26.11.15 France, Toulouse – Le Zénith
28.11.15 Switzerland, Basel – St. Jakobshalle
29.11.15 Italy, Bologna – Unipol Arena
01.12.15 Germany, Munich – Zenith
03.12.15 Germany, Stuttgart – Schleyer
04.12.15 Germany, Frankfurt – Jahrhundert halle Festhalle
05.12.15 Germany, Nürnberg – Arena
07.12.15 Czech Republic, Prague – Tip Sport Arena Prague
10.12.15 Romania, Bucharest – Romexpo
14.12.15 Germany, Leipzig – Arena
15.12.15 Germany, Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
16.12.15 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
17.12.15 Belgium, Antwerp – Lotto Arena
19.12.15 United Kingdom, London – Wembley The SSE Arena

February 19, 2015

Amorphis featured on FreqsTV original documentary series, “Ghosts of the Road”

Munich, Germany, February 19th 2015 — This week on “Ghosts of the Road”: Finnish heavy metal legends, Amorphis.

“Ghosts of the Road” is an intimate day-in-the-life-of portrait series, featuring some of today’s top rock and metal acts as they navigate a rigorous life on the road. Filmed entirely on one day during a band’s tour, these episodes capture the everyday goings-on of a modern rock tour from arrival until the band hits the stage. This fly-on-the-wall perspective aims to offer more to the fans than the traditional mic-in-the-face interview. “Ghosts of the Road” presents a personal portrait of todays top acts as they work hard to bring the rock to the masses. New episodes every Thursday. The series is presented by Guitar Magazine, Germany (http://www.guitar.de).

FreqsTV is an all new rock and metal documentary channel on YouTube.

http://www.freqstv.com
“Ghosts of the Road” Episode 6: Amorphis link: http://youtu.be/0J8nb7IQaDw