Here’s the new video for “You I Need”, filmed at the historic Olympic Village in Berlin!
Director: Oliver Sommer
AVA Studios GmbH Berlin
Pre-listening session in Helsinki
The official pre-listening party for The Beginning Of Times will be at Green Room (Bar Bäkkäri) in Helsinki on Tuesday, May 24, starting at 9 pm. From midnight on, the album will be on sale at the club. The band will be present at the event. Welcome!
From November 2011 to January 2012, Amorphis will go on an extensive tour comprising 40 shows in 20 European countries. Prior to this, the band will play three shows in Russia in October.
Please refer to the Tour Page for the complete list of dates and venues!
New song uploaded
The music player on the Amorphis Facebook profile now contains a second song from the new album:
The previously uploaded single “You I Need” is already available from European iTunes stores.
The US release is scheduled for May 10.
News from the webshop
The Beginning Of Times can now be pre-ordered from the Amorphis Webshop. Besides digipak, jewel case CD and double LP, the Webshop also offers a special package containing the digipak and an exclusive T-shirt (classic or girlie).
Both the digipak CD and the vinyl edition include the bonus track “Heart’s Song”. All items will be shipped upon the Finnish release date (May 25).
Amphion Loudspeakers and Amorphis offer an exclusive contest for Finnish fans.
Click here for more info!
In the new trailer for The Beginning Of Times, Esa Holopainen talks about production and concept of the upcoming album and the band’s plans for the rest of the year. The video also includes excerpts from several new songs.
New single and major TV appearance
The digital single “You I Need” will be released in Finland on April 20 and in other countries on April 22.
The song will be premiered on the Amorphis Facebook page and various radio stations on Monday, April 11.
On Easter Sunday, April 24, Amorphis will participate in the charity gala Idols tekee hyvää and perform the new song for a large TV audience (MTV3, 19:15). The proceeds of the event, which brings the popular American format Idol gives back to Finland for the first time, will be directed to education projects for children and teenagers in poverty-stricken countries such as Haiti and Cambodia.
Special festival gig in Sotkamo
Amorphis will headline the new mini-festival Sotkamon syke in Sotkamo (FI) on August 6.
Tickets are limited and now on sale!
Happy Kalevala Day!
In honour of Kalevala Day, we are proud to announce the title and artwork of the upcoming Amorphis album. The Beginning Of Times will be released at the end of May, preceded by the single You I Need in April. The tracklist is as follows:
1. Battle For Light
3. My Enemy
4. You I Need
5. Song of the Sage
6. Three Words
9. On a Stranded Shore
11. Crack in a Stone
12. Beginning of Time
(digipack bonus) 13. Heart’s Song
The new album is the most challenging Amorphis album so far in terms of both music and lyrics. Its central character is the iconic hero of Finnish mythology, Väinämöinen, whose tale has been masterfully retold by lyricist Pekka Kainulainen. The Beginning Of Times was produced by the band; vocals were recorded under the guidance of Marco Hietala in his home studio in Kuopio. Like its predecessors, the album was mixed by Mikko Karmila. Its cover artwork shows Travis Smith’s magnificent interpretation of the mythological birth of the world from a goldeneye’s egg.
In June, Amorphis will embark on the extensive The Beginning Of Times tour, which is scheduled to continue through 2012.