“Amorphis: The Official Story Of Finland’s Greatest Metal Band” To Be Made Available In English For First Time

Decibel Books will be releasing an English edition of “Amorphis: The Official Story Of Finland’s Greatest Metal Band” early next year. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Here’s a description of the book:

“Decibel Books proudly presents ‘Amorphis: The Official Story of Finland’s Greatest Metal Band,’ a fully authorized biography of the Finnish metal institution.

Finally granted a proper English translation, ‘Amorphis: The Official Story of Finland’s Greatest Metal Band,’ expertly charts the group from their preteen/pre-Amorphis era to their rise as Finland’s most essential death metal band, through their bold integration of doom, folk and progressive rock on metallic milestones like Tales from the Thousand Lakes, Elegy and Circle.

Author Markus Laakso paints an engaging portrait of the rapid ascent, creative and commercial failures, and triumphant rebirth of Amorphis through in-depth interviews with every current and former member of the band, as well as their countless collaborators from throughout the group’s incorporable career. From their earliest days as part of the late ’80s/early ’90s underground tape-trading scene, through their current position as internationally lauded extreme metal icons, the members of Finland’s Amorphis comprise an essential chapter in the last three decades of heavy metal history.

Packed with tons of rare and never-before-seen photos, as well as a 16-page color section, the 376-page hardcover is exclusively available for pre-order in North America via decibelmagazine.com. Copies are expected to ship in early 2023.”

Dark Tranquillity & Nailed To Obscurity Added To Amorphis & Eluveitie’s European/UK Tour

Dark Tranquillity and Nailed To Obscurity have been added to Amorphis and Eluveitie’s upcoming European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

11/10 Zurich, SWI – Komplex 457
11/11 Filderstadt, GER – FILharmonie
11/13 Trezzo sull’Adda, ITA – Live Club
11/15 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
11/16 Madrid, SPA – Sala La Riviera
11/17 Barcelona, SPA – Sala Razzmatazz
11/18 Lyon, FRA – Le Radiant-Bellevue
11/19 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
11/20 Lille, FRA – L’Aéronef
11/22 Dublin, IRE – The Academy
11/23 Glasgow, UK – Queen Margaret Union
11/24 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
11/25 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
11/26 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
11/27 Tilburg, NET – 013
11/29 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
11/30 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
12/01 Stockholm, SWE – Fållan
12/03 Helsinki, FIN – Black Box (Helsingin Jäähalli)
12/05 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
12/06 Berlin, GER – Huxleys Neue Welt
12/07 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
12/09 Munich, GER – Zenith
12/10 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
12/11 Zlín, CZE – Datart Hala
12/12 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
12/14 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
12/15 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
12/16 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
12/17 Hamburg, GER – Zeltphilharmonie

Deluxe Vinyl Reissue Of Amorphis’ “Tales From The Thousand Lakes” Comes With An Eagle Statue

Relapse Records have released a deluxe vinyl reissue of Amorphis‘ “Tales From The Thousand Lakes.” The set, which can be purchased HERE, also includes an eagle statue. More details were shared on social media:

“Super limited to 230 deluxe package includes the 6″ tall, custom designed molded resin, hand numbered Amorphis Eagle Statue + the Tales From The Thousand Lakes LP (Reissue) on Royal Blue and Swamp Green Quad Effect with Cyan Blue and White Splatter.”

Amorphis Premiere “On The Dark Waters” Music Video

Amorphis have premiered a new video for their new song “On The Dark Waters.” This track is from the band’s new album “Halo,” which will be released on February 11. It is also available as a limited edition 7 inch along with a live version of “We Accursed.” Lyricist Pekka Kainulainen said the following about the new song:

“I got the idea to reverse the direction of the Tuonela stream – Tuonela is the realm of the dead in Finnish mythology. So I started writing from the moment of death… And death was not the end, but the beginning.”

Amorphis Announce North American Tour With Sylvaine & Hoaxed

Amorphis have announced a North American tour in support of their new album “Halo” (out February 11). Sylvaine and Hoaxed will open.

Tour Dates:

04/13 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre (no Sylvaine)
04/14 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (no Sylvaine)
04/15 Montreal, QC – Club Soda (no Sylvaine)
04/16 Toronto, ON – The Opera House (no Sylvaine)
04/18 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
04/19 Joliet, IL – The Forge
04/20 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
04/22 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
04/23 Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell
04/25 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
04/26 Vancouver, BC – The Imperial
04/27 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
04/29 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
04/30 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
05/01 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theater
05/03 Austin, TX – Come and take it Live
05/04 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
05/06 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage (The Loft)
05/07 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
05/08 Orlando, FL – The Abbey
05/10 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
05/11 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
05/12 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

Amorphis To Release “On The Dark Waters” 7″ In January

Amorphis will be releasing a new “On The Dark Waters” 7″ single on January 28. The effort, which can be pre-ordered HERE, will also include a live version of “We Accursed” on the b-side. This news comes as the band are preparing to release their new album “Halo” on February 11.

Amorphis Premiere “The Moon” Music Video

Amorphis have premiered a new video for their new song “The Moon.” This track is from the band’s new album “Halo,” which will be released on February 11. Lyricist Pekka Kainulainen commented:

“I have done several drawings and paintings on this subject over the years. Now I complementary wrote some heavy metal lyrics… This is a song of love.”

Guitarist Esa Holopainen added:

“It’s a very atmospheric and catchy song that represents what Amorphis sound like in 2021 well.”

Amorphis To Release New Album “Halo” In February

Amorphis will be releasing a new album, titled “Halo,” on February 11. You can find the cover art and track listing for that effort below:

“Halo” Track Listing:

01. “Northwards”
02. “On The Dark Waters”
03. “The Moon”
04. “Windmane”
05. “A New Land”
06. “When The Gods Came”
07. “Seven Roads Come Together”
08. “War”
09. “Halo”
10. “The Wolf”
11. “My Name Is Night”

Guitarist Esa Holopainen said the following:

“It really is a great feeling that we can still produce very decent music as a band. Perhaps a certain kind of self-criticism and long experience culminate in these latest albums. It is thoroughly recognizable Amorphis from beginning to end but the general atmosphere is a little bit heavier and more progressive and also organic compared to its predecessor.”

Vocalist Tomi Joutsen added:

“To me, ‘Halo‘ sounds a little more stripped down compared to ‘Queen Of Time‘ and ‘Under The Red Cloud‘. However, don’t get me wrong: when a certain song needs to sound big, then it sounds very big.”

Lyricist and “Kalevala” expert Pekka Kainulainen also commented:

“‘Halo‘ is a loose themed record filled with adventurous tales about the mythical North tens of thousands of years ago. The lyrics tell of an ancient time when man wandered to these abandoned boreal frontiers after the ice age. While describing the revival of a seminal culture in a world of new opportunities, I also try to reach the sempiternal forces of the human mind.”

Amorphis Premiere Lyric Video For “Daughter Of Hate” From “Live At Helsinki Ice Hall”

Amorphis have premiered a lyric video for a live version of “Daughter Of Hate.” This version of the track is from the band’s new live album “Live At Helsinki Ice Hall.“ That effort was recorded during the group’s December 7, 2019 show at the Helsinki Ice Hall in Helsinki, Finland and it will be released on May 21. It will also be included in the band’s previously announced vinyl box set, “Vinyl Collection 2006 – 2020,” which will be available on the same day.

“Live At Helsinki Ice Hall” Track Listing:

01. “The Bee”
02. “Heart Of The Giant”
03. “Bad Blood”
04. “The Four Wise Ones”
05. “Into Hiding”
06. “Sampo”
07. “Wrong Direction”
08. “Daughter Of Hate”
09. “Against Widows”
10. “My Kantele”
11. “The Golden Elk”
12. “Pyres On The Coast”
13. “Silver Bride”
14. “Black Winter Day”
15. “House Of Sleep”