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

February 09, 2015

Amorphis to Support Nightwish Wembley SSE Arena on the 19th December 2015!

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Nightwish have announced a headline show at Wembley SSE Arena on the 19th December 2015, which will be their only UK date this year.
The band will be making history by being the first ever Finnish band to headline this famous venue.

‘Who would have thought about headlining at Wembley Arena one day when we were starting our UK touring history from the downstairs of the legendary Astoria Club in London over ten years ago. This truly is a dream come true for us !’ (Tuomas Holopainen / NIGHTWISH)

The date will feature the band’s full production giving UK fans a spectacular stage show, as well as their the first chance to hear tracks from the upcoming new album ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ live.

Support comes from Swedish extreme metal band Arch Enemy and fellow Finnish melancholic metallers Amorphis.

Tickets go on sale this Friday 13th Feb at 10am and will be available
here: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/nightwish-tickets

October 31, 2014

TUSKA-FESTIVAL 2015 – FIRST BANDS ANNOUNCED, TICKETS ON SALE NOW

– LAMB OF GOD takes over Tuska for the first time, AMORPHIS and STRATOVARIUS to play their breakthrough albums
– TUSKA launches Black Dining restaurant, black menu kitchen to serve festival goers
– limited amount of early bird priced three-day tickets on sale now
– TUSKA 2015 takes place at Suvilahti, Helsinki from Fri 26.6. to Sun 28.6.2015

The biggest metal festival in Nordic countries opens its doors next summer for the 18th time in its history. Suvilahti event field will once again be packed of metalheads and, of course, top-notch bands. Early bird priced three-day-tickets on sale now!

LAMB OF GOD hits Tuska stage for the first time in the summer 2015. The band takes the festival audience by storm with their hostile and thrashy guitar works, low-pitched and crawling vocals and grinding live energy. Needles to say, moshpit will be grouded. AMORPHIS travels back in time and plays the death metal milestone ”Tales From The Thousand Lakes” in its entirety to mark the album’s 20th anniversary. Composer-guitarist Esa Holopainen describes the concept as follows: ”Lakes will be played from beginning to end and show visuals are matched to the era in question. Guitars will be drop tuned to C and legs are steadily set to x.”

Another legendary album played live at Tuska 2015 is ”Visions” by STRATOVARIUS. This power metal five-piece is about to amplify their breakthrough 10-tracker to the max with such anthems as ”Kiss Of Judas” and ”Black Diamond” among others. The album, originally released back in 1997, is still considered to be one of the cornerstone works wthin the genre. In addition, Tuska crowd will witness ”all killer, no filler” live attitude by Swedish BOMBUS and rhythms of mysterious stoner performed by Austin based THE SWORD.

At the festival area, the thing to talk about will be Black Dining restaurant launched by Tuska. Black kitchen’s black menu consisting of blackened main dishes serve vegetarian and carnivore diets alike. The darker the food, the gloomier the mood.

LIMITED AMOUNT OF EARLY BIRD PRICED THREE-DAY TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Limited amount of three-day Tuska-tickets are on sale now. Early Bird price is set to 115 euros (including ticket agency’s service fee) and tickets are available until 24.12. if not sold out prior to the date. Tickets can be bought through ticket agency Tiketti’s channels. Other ticket categories and prices will be announced later.

Three-day tickets can be purchased with Tuska 2015 pre t-shirt. Shirts, produced by Pure Waste textiles, are ecologically sustainable and premium quality made out of 100% recycled fabrics. Price for a t-shirt, when bought with a fest ticket, is 18 €. T-shirts can be also bought via Record Shop X webstore for 25 €.

Tuska 2015 confirmed bands: LAMB OF GOD, AMORPHIS, STRATOVARIUS, THE SWORD and BOMBUS. More to come…

All rights to program and schedule changes reserved.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
www.tuska-festival.fi
www.finnishmetalevents.fi

Tuska Festival is organised by
Finnish Metal Events Oy
Publisher: Marko Nikander
marko(AT)fme.fi, +35850 468 7943

October 27, 2014

Metal Hammer Paradise running order!

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September 10, 2014

AMORPHIS – »Tales From The Thousand Lakes« 20th Anniversary tour announced!

AMORPHIS has just announced to be hitting the road in late December in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of their legendary 1994 release »Tales From The Thousand Lakes«.

Guitarist Esa Holopainen gives a retrospect on the band’s early days and explains how the tour came about: “This month (July 12) marked the 20th anniversary of the release of the by far most significant album of our career: »Tales From The Thousand Lakes«.
The years have flown by, and it feels great to notice that the tooth of time has not diminished the value of the album, nor the popularity of its songs when performed live. ‘Black Winter Day’, ‘The Castaway’, ‘Into Hiding’ and ‘In The Beginning’ are still part of almost every AMORPHIS gig. Although we have played these songs hundreds of times, it is still as exciting as ever to see the joy in people’s faces and the sheer emotion evoked by, for example, the piano intro of Black Winter Day. When Tomi Joutsen joined the band, we reviewed the setlist in a new (old) light. It was perfectly clear that we would include more tracks from »Tales From The Thousand Lakes«– without forgetting our debut »The Karelian Isthmus«, of course. At that point we understood how much »Tales From The Thousand Lakes« meant to people. Most of us have feelings about the 1990s that are brought back to mind by the songs from »Tales From The Thousand Lakes«, so we are certainly talking about nostalgia here. To honor the two-decade history of the album, we will embark on the Tales From The Thousand Lakes 20th Anniversary Tour. The shows of this tour will feature the »Tales From The Thousand Lakes« album in its entirety as well as some rarely performed AMORPHIS songs. Don your wigs and start the pit!”

Joining in the band on tour will be Swedish label mates AVATARIUM.

Commented guitarist Esa Holopainen: “We are really happy to have AVATARIUM as a special quest for Tales From The Thousand Lakes 20th Anniversary tour. A year ago on tour in Germany we hooked up with Nuclear Blast guys and they brought us several of their new releases. Being a huge fan of CANDLEMASS I was obviously really interested in AVATARIUM
release. I guess this was one of the albums everybody enjoyed listening to and why not, the band and their music is great!”

Don’t miss the chance to see AMORPHIS and AVATARIUM live at the following dates:

26.12. D Berlin – Huxley’s Neue Welt
27.12. D Leipzig – Täubchenthal
28.12. D München – Backstage
29.12. NL Tilburg – O13
30.12. CH Pratteln – Z7
31.12. D Essen – Weststadthalle

Presented by Metal Hammer, EMP, Musix, Blast!, Legacy, Metalnews

You can order the most current AMORPHIS album »Circle«, releaed on April 19, 2013 at the following link: http://smarturl.it/amocirnb

The eponymous AVATARIUM debut, released on November 01, 2013 is available to order here: http://smarturl.it/AVATARIUM-Album

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