Amorphis To Release “Brother And Sister” Vinyl Single

Amorphis will be releasing a new vinyl single titled “Brother And Sister” on December 18. The effort, which can be pre-ordered HERE, will be limited to 666 copies and it will come with the title track and another song titled “As Mountains Crumble.“ Both of those tracks were previously available on the digipak edition of the band’s latest album “Queen Of Time.“ New limited edition vinyl pressings of that record will also be released on October 23. Keyboardist Santeri Kallio commented:

“Two great songs from ‘Queen Of Time‘ sessions in vinyl which is great. Atmospherical ‘Brother and Sister‘ and majestic prog-driven ‘As Mountains Crumble‘ were also good candidates for the ‘Queen of Time‘ album final track list, but in the final run ended up as an album bonus tracks to give a special edge for different releases. With this release it is great to see these songs get more attention they deserve.”

Nightwish, Amorphis, Etc. Fire Booking Agent John Finberg Following Sexual Harassment, Bullying, Etc. Allegations

John Finberg, the owner of First Row Talent who worked as a booking agent for Nightwish, Epica, Amorphis, Delain, Amaranthe, Suffocation, Sonata Arctica, Overkill, etc., has been accused of sexual harassment, bullying, racism, sexism, and more. The allegations were shared in a new expose from Metalsucks, which details a number of disturbing incidents involving Finberg. You can read that piece HERE. You can also find statements from various artists, who have taken to social media to distance themselves from Finberg, below:

Nightwish Announce Rescheduled Dates For European/UK Tour With Amorphis And Turmion Kätilöt

Nightwish have announced the rescheduled dates for their European/UK tour with Amorphis and Turmion Kätilöt. The trek is now set to take place in May 2021. Tuomas Holopainen commented:

“During these most peculiar and challenging times, we’ve been forced to reschedule our shows, and that’s now also the case with the European leg of the ‘Human :II: Nature’ world tour. This is a most unfortunate, but necessary move in order ensure everyone’s safety and make the best out of this bizarreness that all of you and us are going through. It’s not for forever though, and The Caravan will soon be on the move again. Until then, take care of each other and see you all in the spring of 2021!”

Tour Dates:

05/01 Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena
05/02 London, UK – SSE Arena Wembley
05/03 Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
05/04 Antwerp, Belgium – Lotto Arena
05/05 Dusseldorf, Germany – ISS Dome
05/07 Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle
05/08 Stuttgart, Germany – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
05/09 Amsterdam, Holland – Ziggo Dome
05/10 Amsterdam, Holland – Ziggo Dome
05/12 Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
05/14 Milan, Italy – Lorenzini District
05/17 Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
05/19 Leipzig, Germany – Arena
05/20 Prague, Czech Republic – 02 Arena
05/21 Bamberg, Germany – Brose Arena
05/23 Luxembourg – Rockhal
05/25 Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
05/26 Berlin, Germany – Max-Schmeling-Halle
05/27 Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena
05/29 Gliwice, Poland – Arena
05/31 Budapest, Hungary – Budapest Sportaréna

Music From DragonForce, Helloween, Sebastian Bach, Etc. To Be Featured On “Heavy Metal” Pinball Machine

As previously reported, Stern Pinball, Inc. will be releasing a limited edition pinball machine based on Heavy Metal magazine later this year. The soundtrack for that game has since been revealed and it can be found below along with a new teaser video:

Soundtrack:

01. “Veteran Of The Psychic Wars” – Blue Öyster Cult
02. “Takin A Ride (Heavy Metal)” – Soundswitch
03. “World Of Fantasy” – Helloween
04. “Cosmic Power Of The Infinite Shred Machine” – DragonForce
05. “Heavy Metal” – Justice
06. “Midnight Flyer” – The Night Flight Orchestra
07. “I Must Be Dreamin'” – Cheap Trick
08. “Heavy Metal” – Sebastian Bach (feat. Brendon Small)
09. “At The Edge Of Time” – Blind Guardian
10. “Space Police” – Edguy
11. “Sky Is Mine” – Amorphis
12. “Lightyears From Home” – Primal Fear

The machine can be pre-ordered HERE and a description of it can be found below:

“The Heavy Metal pinball machine commemorates the 300th issue of Heavy Metal, which has been running since 1977 and inspired the 1981 animated movie of the same name. An exclusive variant cover edition of issue 300 will be included with every machine.

The original art created for the Heavy Metal pinball machine art pays tribute to characters and worlds from the magazine’s storied history. New additions from its upcoming publications join this shared universe for the first time. Gameplay revolves around the warrior heroine, Taarna and the undead tailgunner, Nelson. Both, will speak for the first time ever, supporting the in-game narrative.

EXCLUSIVE HEAVY METAL SOUNDTRACK! Featuring Sebastian Bach, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Brendon Small, and more.

Original hand drawn Heavy Metal artwork
Exclusive custom painted heavy Metal Action Figures
DMD display
Commercial Quality
Coin Operated
First ever Chameleon paint armor kit
Technical Specifications :
LED LIGHTING
2 STEEL RAMPS AND RAILS
PASSIVE TWO BALL LOCK
3 POP BUMPERS
OPTO SPINNER
3 DROP TARGETS
Dimensions :
Boxed -H: 56” D: 31” W: 31” Weight 280 LBS.
Unboxed – H: 75.5” D: 55” W: 27” Weight 250 LBS.”

Amorphis Cancel North American Tour With Entombed A.D. & Nervosa

Amorphis have cancelled their North American tour with Entombed A.D. and Nervosa due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band are hoping to rebook the trek at some point in the future.

Amorphis commented:

“Dear fans in USA and Canada.

Amorphis is sad to announce that due to the Covid-19 also our ”Tales From The Thousand Lakes” anniversary-tour is cancelled.

We were optimistic to the very end but it looks like there’s not going to be any tours for quite a while now.

However, the anniversary-tour will happen. A rescheduling of the tour dates is planned but obviously not set yet as nobody knows how long this pandemia is going to take.

The most important thing now is to take care or each others and families. See you soon friends, we all are going to get through these hard times!

For ticket refunds please contact your ticket provider.

#amorphis #entombedad #nervosa”

Amorphis & Turmion Kätilöt Added To Nightwish’s European/UK Tour

Amorphis and Turmion Kätilöt have been added to Nightwish’s European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below. Nightwish will be touring in support of their new double album “Human. :II: Nature.” (out April 10).

Tour Dates:

11/16 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
11/20 Leipzig, GER – Arena
11/21 Dusseldorf, GER – ISS Dome
11/23 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
11/24 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
11/25 Paris, FRA – Accorhotels Arena
11/26 Antwerp, BEL – Lotto Arena
11/28 Stuttgart, GER – Hanns-March-Schleyer Halle
11/29 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
12/03 Milan, ITA – Lorenzini District
12/04 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
12/07 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Sportarena
12/09 Bamberg, GER – Brose Arena
12/10 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
12/12 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
12/14 Berlin, GER – Max-Schmeling-Halle
12/16 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
12/18 London, UK – SSE Arena Wembley

Amorphis To Perform “Tales From The Thousand Lakes” In Full On North American Tour With Entombed A.D. & Nervosa

Amorphis will be performing “Tales From The Thousand Lakes” in full on a fall North American tour with Entombed A.D. and Nervosa. Amorphis’ Esa Holopainen commented:

“We are really stoked to celebrate Amorphis 30th anniversary in North America this fall. And hell yes, it will be really special tour. Amorphis will perform ‘Tales From The Thousand Lakes‘ album in its entirety. Do not miss this run as we have a killer line-up with Entombed A.D. and Nervosa supporting.”

Tour Dates:

09/11 Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland
09/12 Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland
09/13 Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland
09/14 Montreal, QUE – The Fairmount
09/15 Quebec, QUE – Le D’Auteuil
09/16 Toronto, QUE – MOD Club
09/18 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
09/19 Reading, PA – Reverb
09/20 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
09/22 Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theater
09/23 Des Moines, IA – Vaudville Mews
09/24 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater
09/25 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/26 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
09/27 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
09/29 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
09/30 Calgary, AB – Dickens
10/02 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
10/03 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/04 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
10/05 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
10/06 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro Operahouse
10/07 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
10/08 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
10/09 Tempe, AZ – Club Red
10/11 Denver, CO – Hermans Hideaway
10/13 Austin, TX – Come & Take It Live!
10/14 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
10/15 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
10/16 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/18 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
10/19 West Palm Beach, FL – Kelsey Theater
10/20 Orlando, FL – The Abbey
10/21 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/22 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
10/23 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10/24 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
10/25 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater

Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Korn, Disturbed, Etc. Set For 2020 Graspop Metal Meeting

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Graspop Metal Meeting festival. The event will take place in Dessel, Belgium on June 18-21 and it will feature: Airbourne, Alcest, Alestorm, Alter Bridge, Amorphis, Anathema, Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, Babymetal, Battle Beast, Beyond The Black, Body Count, Boston Manor, Bury Tomorrow, Chelsea Grin, Creeper, Deep Purple, Deez Nuts, Deftones, Dimmu Borgir, Disillusion, Disturbed, Dog Eat Dog, Dool, Down, Dream State, Dying Fetus, Enter Shikari, Exciter, Fields Of The Nephilim, Foreigner, Fu Manchu, Gaahls Wyrd, Good Riddance, Heathen, Heaven Shall Burn, High On Fire, In Extremo, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Kadavar, Killing Joke, Killswitch Engage, Korn, Lagwagon, M.O.D., Mayhem, Me And That Man, Mercyful Fate, Mispyrming, Motionless In White, My Dying Bride, Naglfar, Obituary, Of Mice & Men, Opeth, Our Survival Depends On Us, P.O.D., Paradise Lost, Powerflo, Powerwolf, Sacred Reich, Sepultura, Shvpes, Silverstein, Slapshot, Soen, Steel Panther, The Great Old Ones, The Offspring, The Vintage Caravan, Thunder, Tribulation, Vltimas, Wayward Sons, and Wednesday 13.

Hevisaurus Recruit Megadeth, Nightwish, Children Of Bodom, Battle Beast, Etc. Members For New Song “100”

Finnish dinosaur heavy metal band, Hevisaurus have premiered a new video for their new song “100.” This track serves as the group’s 100th song and it features tons of guests including: Marco Hietala (Nightwish), Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast), Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius), Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica), Daniel Freyberg (Children Of Bodom), Markus Vanhala (Omnium Gatherum, Insomnium), Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth), Anton Kabanen (Beast In Black), etc. “100” is from the band’s new album “Bändikouluun!,” which is expected to be released on October 25.