70,000 Tons of Metal & California show
Amorphis will take part in the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise from January 23 to 27, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands.
Public ticket sales will start on Tuesday, May 31 at 10AM PST with prices starting at US$666 (plus US$289 taxes and fees) per person, including all on-board entertainment – 40 bands in all – as well as meals and room service.
Prior to the Cruise, Amorphis will join Nightwish for a special show at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA on January 21, 2012. Tickets are available here.
“The Beginning Of Times” out now!
From today on, The Beginning Of Times is in stores all over Europe, both on CD and on vinyl. The US release will be on June 7.
If you would like to listen to the new album on the very pair of loudspeakers that was used by Amorphis during the recordings, check out the new international fan contest by Amphion!
The second video trailer for “The Beginning Of Times” presents 1 1/2 minute samples of each song, including the bonus track “Heart’s song”:
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.