Special guests on the Magic & Mayhem Tour
The Magic & Mayhem Tour starts today at Helsinki’s legendary Tavastia Club. Each show will feature special performances by former members of Amorphis, including Pekka Kasari, Pasi Koskinen, Olli-Pekka Laine, Kasper Mårtenson, Kim Rantala and Ville Tuomi. Please CLICK HERE for the detailed list of special guests at each gig!
Esa Holopainen comments: “It goes without saying that the Magic & Mayhem Tour will bring many nostalgic moments, as former Amorphis members from throughout the years will be our guests on stage. The tour concludes a fantastic year, during which we have celebrated the 20-year career of Amorphis in more than one way. After New Year’s, we will continue the production of our next album, which we expect to see the light of day in May 2011. Pekka Kainulainen has again written beautiful lyrics, and the new album will be centered around the leading figure of Finnish mythology. Musically, it will again be intense with powerful emotion.”
On the road again!
The Forging Europe Tour 2010 starts this Friday, November 5. The shows in Utrecht (NL) on November 12 and Bochum (DE) on November 28 are already sold out, tickets for the remaining gigs are still available from Metaltix (DE only) and local ticket outlets.
After returning from abroad, Amorphis will visit seven Finnish cities on the Magic & Mayhem Tour in December. For Helsinki, a second date at Tavastia has been added in response to great demand: Wednesday, December 8. The gigs will feature guest performances by former Amorphis members and unique versions of the songs from the band’s early days.
MTV Europe Music Awards 2010
Amorphis has been nominated for Best Finnish Act in the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010. To cast your vote, please click the Vote button on the MTV EMA website. The EMA gala will be staged in Madrid on November 7.
Amorphis at sea
Amorphis will perform on the Radio Rock Cruise on M/S Baltic Princess between Helsinki and Tallinn on February 12-13, 2011. Other bands aboard include Mokoma and Apulanta. Tickets are now available from the link above.
Club tour in December
To round off the 20th Anniversary year, Amorphis will play seven shows in major Finnish cities in December. In line with the upcoming Magic & Mayhem album, the setlist will consist of material from the band’s early years – the recent radio hits are not on the agenda this time…
Click here for the official press release (in Finnish).
Tales From The Early Years
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Amorphis, the band has re-recorded a selection of classic tracks for a special retrospective. Magic & Mayhem – Tales From The Early Years will be in stores September 17 and features songs originally released between 1991 and 1996. The track listing can be found in the Discography section. Both CD (Digipak) and LP (gatefold 180g blue vinyl) are now available for pre-order from the Amorphis Webshop.
Thank you Wacken!
Wacken Open Air 2010 was a blast – thanks to each and every one of you who took part in this group photo!
Photo by Audrey Dujardin
Copenhagen venue changed
The Copenhagen show on November 5 has been moved from Pumpehuset to Amager Bio. Also playing at this show will be Danish Metallica tribute band Metallic Jam. Tickets for Pumpehuset will not be valid for Amager Bio, but complete refunds will be paid through Billetlugen. Tickets for the Amager Bio show can now be purchased through Billetnet at a cheaper price!
Number 1 in Finland
After originally entering the Finnish DVD charts at #8, Forging The Land Of Thousand Lakes climbed to the top a week later and continues at number 1 in its third chart week. Other current chart positions are #33 in England and #46 in Germany.
Thanks to everyone who has bought the DVD!
Gold for Skyforger
On the occasion of the DVD release party in Helsinki on July 6, Amorphis were awarded gold records for Skyforger, which so far has sold more than 15,000 copies in Finland.
Earlier this year, the band also received gold certification for the 2003 album Far From The Sun.