Amorphis Re-Sign With Nuclear Blast

Amorphis have officially re-signed with Nuclear Blast. You can check out a video announcement below:

Guitarist Esa Holopainen said the following:

“I’m really happy to announce that Amorphis got re-signed to Nuclear Blast! It’s nice to be working with such professional and familiar people. Amorphis has done a lot of touring for the past two years around the globe and now it’s time to head back to the studio. This means that the new album will be released next year! It has also been a really nice experience for all of us to play with [bassist] Olli-Pekka [Laine] again and for that reason we’re glad to have him participating in the making of the new record.”

In other news, the band will also be streaming their September 23 at the Circus in Helsinki, Finland. It will be filmed in 360° with more info available at amorphis360.com.

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Niclas Etelävuori Exits Amorphis

Amorphis bassist Niclas Etelävuori has announced his departure from the band. He will be leaving due to “mismanagement.” For now, original Amorphis bass player Olli-Pekka Laine will be rejoining the group for their upcoming shows.

The band said the following:

“Dear all,

We just arrived back home from almost an 8 week North American tour that was a great success in many ways.

A humble thank you to all who came to the shows and meet & greets to tell us that we were truly missed last 8 years. Next tour will take place much sooner, that’s for sure.

There are a lot of things happening right now in Amorphis camp but the saddest part is that our dear brother Niclas Etelävuori has decided to part ways with Amorphis. His decision has nothing to do with the band, no bad blood, no hard feelings between us so it is better that you read his statement and thoughts below. It’s really hard to describe the feelings everyone is going through right now, especially when we have worked as a family with him for so many years. People should understand that Amorphis has always been a democratic band and it’s pretty obvious that not all choices can please everyone. Some people don’t get along with each other, that’s life. The focus and all decisions have still aimed for the greater good and only what is best for AMORPHIS. We will continue with our current management as we feel that there is no distrust between us whatsoever.

Even in these circumstances the show must go on, so we are happy to announce that our old friend and original Amorphis bass player Olli-Pekka (Oppu) Laine is going to play the forthcoming shows and festivals with us. It’s been a long time since we played together but it sure is going to be nostalgic and great fun. Rest of the year continues busy as we are now heading to Russia after couple of weeks and from there to Radio Rock (FIN) cruise before the festival season starts. Under The Red Cloud tour will end in September and after that we start to work on a new album. We’ll keep you informed about that later on.

Most of all, we want to wish Niclas nothing but the best in the future and he will always remain as a close brother to us.

Shine on!

TomiJ, Esa, TomiK, Santeri, Jan”

Etelävuori added:

“Hello everyone,

I’ve been avoiding hanging on Facebook since it was invented but now I feel it’s probably the only way to get my message out as intended so I have to start now.

I’m very very sad to inform you that after 17 years I’ve decided to leave my duties as bass player of Amorphis. This is probably the hardest decision I ever made in my life. I still love the music and the guys and the crew are still my brothers and I wish them all all the best in the future. There’s absolutely no bad blood between us.

The reason for my departure is 100% due to the (mis)management of the band. It probably sounds crazy to most of you, but that’s how it is (music business can sometimes be very complicated). I got the guy his job back in the day and now I only heard lies and bullshit for the last many years, I just had enough so I gotta go I can’t work or live like that. It is pretty obvious to me that the manager only works for his own best interest not for the bands best interest, and that’s not how it should be.
Strange enough for me ”most” of the band still wants to continue on this path so I better find another one.
We all gotta do what we believe in and I don’t believe in our manager anymore. I have left the door open if the band would decide to change things.
Staying true to yourself is most important in life and that’s what I’m trying to do, you only live once and life is too short for bullshit. I could probably write a book about it but I’ll save that for later now I’m too tired and I have to look for a new job.

I’d like to thank all the fans, companies, people I’ve met and worked with all over the world over the years it’s been a blast. I hope we meet again some sunny day.

Regards,
Niclas

p.s. Bands never let your booking agent be your manager!!! (just a little advice, that we didn’t take)”

Amorphis Post Trailer For Tour Edition Of “Under The Red Cloud”

Amorphis will be releasing a new tour edition of their album “Under The Red Cloud“ on February 24. It will come with two bonus tracks and a live show which took place in Helsinki, Finland. Check out the trailer for that below:

Tomi Koivusaari said the following:

“We were honored to take part in the Helsinki Festival in Huvila, so therefore we wanted to do something special for that particular night. The gig itself happened in a large tent in the very center of Helsinki on a late summer evening. The Huvila-tent has quite long history, so there was already some excitement in the air beforehand. We wanted to invite some guests to be featured on that show – musicians we already had worked with during these years and musicians we have a huge respect for, so Sakari Kukko, Pekko Käppi and Anneke van Giersbergen joined us on that evening with friends. Originally, Aleah Starbridge was supposed to join as well, as she sang on the Under The Red Cloud album, but sadly she passed away before that. It was surely a night to remember!”

Track Listing:

CD 1:

01. “Under The Red Cloud”
02. “The Four Wise Ones”
03. “Bad Blood”
04. “The Skull”
05. “Death Of A King”
06. “Sacrifice”
07. “Dark Path”
08. “Enemy At The Gates”
09. “Tree Of Ages”
10. “White Night”
11. “Come The Spring” (bonus track)
12. “Winter’s Sleep” (bonus track)

CD 2: (An Evening With Friends At Huvila):

01. “Enigma”
02. “Far From The Sun”
03. “Silent Waters”
04. “My Kantele”
05. “Silver Bride”
06. “Sampo”
07. “Alone”
08. “The Wanderer”
09. “Her Alone”

Amorphis Announce 2017 Tour With Swallow The Sun

Amorphis have announced a 2017 tour with Swallow The Sun. Before they kick off the trek, both bands will also join Overkill and Nile for a few shows.

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Tour Dates:

03/06 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore (with Overkill & Nile)
03/07 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa (with Overkill & Nile)
03/08 Washington, DC – Howard Theatre (with Overkill & Nile)
03/09 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall (with Overkill & Nile)
03/10 Providence, RI – Firehouse 13 (with Overkill & Nile)
03/12 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
03/14 New York CIty, NY – Stage 48
03/15 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
03/16 Quebec City, QC- Le Cercle
03/17 Montreal, QC- FouFounes
03/18 Toronto, ON – MOD Club
03/19 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
03/21 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
03/22 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
03/23 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub and Billiards
03/24 Westland, MI – Token Lounge
03/25 Cudahy, WI – The Metal Grill
03/26 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
03/28 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
03/29 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
03/30 Regina, SK – The Exchange
03/31 Edmonton, AL – Starlite Room
04/01 Calgary, AL – Dickens
04/02 Kelowna, BC – Level
04/03 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
04/04 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
04/07 West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey a Go Go
04/08 Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
04/09 Tempe, AZ – Club Red
04/11 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
04/12 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
04/14 Dallas, TX – Trees
04/15 San Antonio, TX – Fitzgeralds
04/16 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
04/17 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
04/18 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
04/19 Orlando, FL – The Haven
04/20 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
04/21 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
04/23 Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar and Music Hall