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.
DVD release party
The release party for Forging The Land Of Thousand Lakes will be held at Cinema Andorra in Helsinki (Eerikinkatu 11) on Tuesday, July 6 at 7 pm. Tickets are available from Levykauppa X (Arkadiankatu 14, Helsinki). Included in the ticket price (35 €) is a Special Edition DVD package signed by the whole band.
Here is the trailer for the upcoming DVD release:
Support acts for European tour
On the previously announced Forging Europe Tour 2010 in November, Amorphis will be supported by Ghost Brigade (FI) and Orphaned Land (IL). Please note that Ghost Brigade will not play at the first two shows in Denmark but join the tour on November 7 in Hamburg. All dates are listed on the Tour Page.
Pre-order the DVD from the Webshop!
Forging The Land Of Thousand Lakes is now available for pre-order from the Amorphis Webshop. Besides the regular and the Deluxe DVD, the Webshop also offers a special package containing the limited Deluxe Edition and an exclusive T-shirt (classic or girlie).
Lapland show cancelled
The Levi gig on April 24 has been cancelled due to logistic problems. Apologies!
DVD cover artwork
Here is the cover artwork for the upcoming DVD, Forging The Land Of Thousand Lakes. The tracklist including bonus materials can be found in the Discography section. The street date for the DVD is July 7 in Finland and July 9 in other countries.
European tour in November
The Forging Europe Tour will continue in November 2010 with 21 gigs in twelve countries. The tour will be presented by Metal Hammer and Terrorizer; both support acts are to be announced later. Tickets for the German shows can be ordered from Metaltix. Please see the Tour Page for details!
Finnish Metal Awards
Amorphis scored a double at the sixth annual Finnish Metal Awards, presented on February 20 at the Finnish Metal Expo in Helsinki. Tomi Joutsen was voted Vocalist of the Year, whereas the artwork for Skyforger, created by Travis Smith, received the award for Best Album Cover Of The Year. In addition, Skyforger was ranked second among the Albums of the Year and Esa Holopainen finished fourth in the Best Instrumentalist category. Thanks to all who voted for Amorphis!