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Formed: 1990
From: Helsinki, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Amorphis News

Below is our complete Amorphis news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Savatage Reunion Show Set For Wacken 2015

Promoters for the Wacken Open Air Festival announced that Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be performing live on stage at Wacken 2015, followed immediately by a Savatage reunion gig that will mark the band's first live performance in over a decade. Furthermore, these appearances are the only live appearances for both bands in Europe during 2015.

Guitarist Chris Caffery proudly proclaimed in his Facebook post: "I am extremely happy to make this post! Today our friends at the Wacken festival announced that Savatage will be finally playing again! Wacken 2015! Both Savatage and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will make an appearance! Savatage will close the festival that night following #TSO's first ever European festival appearance! I have been waiting for then to announce this for a a few weeks! It was hard to keep it a secret! Yes Legion...our patience has finally paid off...Savatage will play again next summer!"

In addition, Running Wild will return to the stage after playing the farewell performance in 2009 before recently returning with two studio releases ("Shadowmaker" and "Resilent").

Other band named in the first wave of acts are: In Flames, In Extremo, U.D.O. (Special Orchestra show), Sabaton, Amorphis (Special "Tales from the Thousand Lakes" show), Death Angel, Powerwolf, Ensiferum, Kataklysm, Cannibal Corpse, Sepultura and Thyrfing.

The pre-sale starts in the night from Sunday, August 3rd to Monday, August 4th at Midnight (German time) (6:00pm EST) – exclusively at Metaltix.com. As always, the first offer is the 10,000 limited X-Mas Tickets. The X-Mas tickets will be available for 150€ + 10€ pre-sale fee and will be delivered together with one of the limited W:O:A X-Mas T-Shirts! Every customer can order up to 2 X-Mas tickets. More...

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Hamferd To Support Amorphis

Continuing the "Circle" world tour, the Finnish metal veterans in Amorphis have just revealed the supporting act for an upcoming European leg. Faroese doom metal band Hamferd has been confirmed as the sole support in March 2014.

Commented Hamferd guitarist Theodor Kapnas: “We're really looking forward to hitting the road again! The clear highlight of our last European tour was opening for Amorphis in Hamburg, which was an incredible experience for us. So we're delighted that we've been given the opportunity to open for Amorphis for an entire tour. Hope to see lots of people at the shows.”

14.03. D Glauchau - Alte Spinnerei
15.03. CZ Prague - Storm Club
16.03. HU Budapest - Club 202
18.03. BG Sofia - Mixtape 5 Club
19.03. SRB Belgrade - Dom Omladine
20.03. HR Zagreb - Tvornica
21.03. SK Bratislava - Majestic Music Club
22.03. AT Graz - Explosiv
23.03. DE Nürnberg - Hirsch
25.03. CH Solothurn - Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
26.03. DE Karlsruhe - Substage
27.03. DE Hannover - Musikzentrum
28.03. DE Düsseldorf - Zakk
29.03. DE Lindau - Club Vaudeville
30.03. DE Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal

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Amorphis Announces More "Circle" Tour Dates

Having just concluded the first part of the "Circle" world tour earlier this month, Finnish metal institution Amorphis has now announced a full set of European dates for 2014.

Stated guitarist Esa Holopainen: “Just wanted to drop a line and thank everyone who came to see us on our 'Circle' European Tour. The shows were amazing just because of you and the great synergy that we had. So first leg of 'Circle' European Tour is over and I'm also really happy to announce the second part which is planned for March. To delight our fans who seen us this fall and will catch us again, we might do some little changes to our setlist. Shine on people! Happy new year, see you at 2014.”

14.03. D Glauchau - Alte Spinnerei
15.03. CZ Prague - Storm Club
16.03. HU Budapest - Club 202
18.03. BG Sofia - Mixtape 5 Club
19.03. SRB Belgrade - Dom Omladine
20.03. HR Zagreb - Tvornica
21.03. SK Bratislava - Majestic Music Club
22.03. AT Graz - Explosiv
23.03. DE Nürnberg - Hirsch
25.03. CH Solothurn - Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
26.03. DE Karlsruhe - Substage
27.03. DE Hannover - Musikzentrum
28.03. DE Düsseldorf - Zakk
29.03. DE Lindau - Club Vaudeville
30.03. DE Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal More...

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Nuclear Blast To Release New "Monsters Of Metal"

Nuclear Blast Records will be releasing "Monster of Metal Volume 9," a new DVD/Blu-Ray compilation, on January 10th, 2014.

"Monsters of Metal" will bring you a total of 45 music videos from all corners of the metal genre with a total duration of 211 minutes.

Check out a trailer below, and the complete track listing is as follows:

01. Accept – Teutonic Terror
02. Amorphis – Hopeless Days
03. Avantasia - Sleepwalking
04. Black Star Riders – Hey Judas
05. Doro – Raise Your Fist In The Air
06. Epica – Storm The Sorrow
07. Gotthard- Starlight
08. Korpiklaani - Rauta
09. Nightwish – Storytime (live)
10. Powerwolf – Amen & Attack
11. Rage - 21
12. Sabaton – Ghost Division (live)
13. Sonata Artcica – I Have A Right
14. Threshold – Staring At The Sun
15. Anti-mortem– Stagnant Water
16. Asking Alexandria – Closure
17. Children Of Bodom - Transference
18. Eluveitie - Havoc
19. Hatebreed – Honor Never Dies
20. Heaven Shall Burn– Hunters Will Be Hunted
21. Hypocrisy – End Of Disclosure
22. In Flames – Where The Dead Ships Dwell
23. Kataklysm - Elevate
24. Meshuggah – Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
25. Moonspell - Lickantrope
26. Nile – Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame
27. Soilwork – Spectrum Of Eternity
28. Suffocation – As Grace Descends
29. Suicide Silence – You Only Live Once
30. Thy Art Is Murder – Reign Of Darkness
31. Death Angel - Truce
32. Destruction - Carnivore
33. Devildriver – The Appetite
34. Kreator – Phantom Antichrist
35. Legion Of The Damned – Mountain Wolves Under A Crescent Moon
36. Lost Society – Kill (those Who Oppose Me)
37. Overkill – Electric Rattlesnake
38. Tankard – A Girl Called Cerveza
39. Testament – Native Blood
40. Free Fall– World Domination
41. Graveyard – Endless Night
42. Kadavar – Come Back Life
43. Orchid - Capricorn
44. Scorpion Child – Polygon Of Eyes
45. The Vintage Caravan – Expand Your Mind More...

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Amorphis Gearing Up For Tour

Having just received a “Best Album” award by Metal Hammer, Amorphis can mark the year as a true success and is now gearing up to return to the road this fall in support of new album "Circle" (reviewed here).

Joining Amorphis on tour is metal offspring Starkill (formerly Massakren), which just put out its debut "Fires of Life" this May (reviewed here). Dates for the tour are as follows: More...

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Bloodstock Open Air Live Stream All Weekend

As previously reported the 2013 installment of the Bloodstock Open Air Festival in Derbyshire, United Kingdom is streaming now and all weekend long.

To view all the action, head over to the live stream now.

Headliners Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax are scheduled to be part of the action. The festival will also feature appearances from: King Diamond, Accept, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Firewind, Dark Funeral, Ex Deo, Death Angel, Avantasia, Sabaton, Gojira, Katakylsm, Hell, 3 Inches Of Blood, Beholder, Stormbringer, Devildriver, Exodus, Amorphis, Fozzy, Whitechapel and Gama Bomb to name a few. For a schedule of bands, head over to this location. More...

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Bloodstock Open Air Live Stream Available

The 2013 installment of the Bloodstock Open Air, scheduled to begin on Thursday August 8th and continue through Sunday, August 11th, will be broadcast live from Derbyshire, U.K. via the live stream at Daily Motion, or by simply bookmarking this page and coming back to watch the entire feed in the player right here:


Live Stream - Bloodstock Festival 2013 by BloodstockFestival

The schedule for bands to be streamed live has not yet been finalized, however, headliners Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax are scheduled to be part of the action. The festival will also feature appearances from: King Diamond, Accept, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Firewind, Dark Funeral, Ex Deo, Death Angel, Avantasia, Sabaton, Gojira, Katakylsm, Hell, 3 Inches Of Blood, Beholder, Stormbringer, Devildriver, Exodus, Amorphis, Fozzy, Whitechapel and Gama Bomb to name a few. For more information, head over to this location. More...

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Wacken Open Air 2013 Live Stream Details Revealed

The 2013 installment of the Wacken Open Air Festival kicks off today, but you don't have to be there to catch some of the action over the course of the weekend. Select bands from the festival will be shown via live stream at this location. There is no guarantee that the broadcast will be available in every country.

According to the schedule, highlights of the Wacken Metal Battle with Annihilator will be shown today at 18:30 (CET), 12:30pm (EST), 9:30am (PST). In addition, for Friday and Saturday, bands broadcast will be:

Friday, 2 August 2013 - Start: 18.30 CET (12:30pm EST)

Agnostic Front @ Black Stage
Ugly Kid Joe @ Party Stage
Corvus Corax @ Party Stage
Pretty Maids @ True Metal Stage
Amorphis @ Party Stage

Saturday, 3 August 2013 - Start: 16.45 CET (10:45am EST)

Black Messiah @ Headbangers Stage
Legion Of The Damned @ Headbangers Stage
Ihsahn @ Black Stage
Candlemass @ Party Stage
Sonata Arctica @ Party Stage
DevilDriver @ Party Stage
Lingua Mortis feat. Rage @ Black Stage

In addition, on August 3, 2013 beginning at 8pm CET (2:00pm EST), Wacken will be broadcast live at this location. At this point, the following artists will be streamed live:

Trivium
Alice Cooper
Deep Purple
Doro More...

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Bloodstock Adds More Bands To Festival Lineup

The organizers of the Bloodstock festival have checked in with the following announcement about confirming more bands for this year's edition:

"Here at Bloodstock HQ we are excited to announce a whole batch of new additions for all three stages. There’s only seven weeks left to the most metal weekend of the year!! Have you got your tickets yet?!

"Opening Friday’s main stage, and fresh off the back of the release of ‘IV’, their first album in ten years, are British post metallers, Earthzone 9. The band are stoked to find their way to Catton Park’s hallowed ground, commenting 'Earthtone 9 have never played Bloodstock, so we could not be more excited! It's one of our only gigs this year, so we are truly going to make the most of it. There may well be some drinking!' You can pick up a free download of their single, ‘Horizon’s End’ at this location.

"On Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage, Sacred Mother Tongue get added. Having received huge plaudits for their second album, ‘Out of the Darkness’, and live shows, the Northampton based band are building quite the name for themselves. Check out the video for ‘A Light Will Shine’, here. More...

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Amorphis Posts "The Wanderer" Music Video

Amorphis posted a new music video for the song "The Wanderer." The track appears on the latest Nuclear Blast offering "Circle," a review of which can be found over at this location. The previously released video for "Hopeless Days" can be seen over here.

Check out "The Wanderer" here:

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Amorphis Replacing Bullet For My Valentine

Finnish melancholic metal masters Amorphis have been confirmed as support for legendary pioneers Iron Maiden during the open air show at the Olympia Stadium in Helsinki, Finland on July 20th, 2013.

Amorphis is stepping in to replace Bullet For My Valentine, which had to cancel. Other bands on the bill are label mates Sabaton and Ghost B.C.

Commented Amorphis founding member and guitarist Esa Holopainen: "Supporting Iron Miaden is going to be one of my personal highlights in Amorphis' career. It's a pretty hard task as generally Iron Maiden fans (including me) are extremely loyal and going for the show just to see Maiden. Anyhow we'll do our best. As our musical roots lie in old Maiden stuff and we are neither wimps nor posers, I don't think that we can go wrong."

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Amorphis Finishes New Music Video

Finnish melancholic dark metal masters Amorphis recently completed work on an official music video for the song "The Wanderer," taken from the band's most recent album "Circle" (reviewed here).

The video will premiere online next Tuesday, June 11th – keep your eyes and ears open! Stills from the shoot can be seen below, and Amorphis also comments:

"We've had super fun shooting this new video with Patric Ullaeus who did an amazing job as always! See for yourselves - for us, it's one of our favourite music videos from all the ones we've done so far! Enjoy & keep rocking!"

The band's previously posted music video for "Hopeless Days" can also be seen over at this location. More...

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Amorphis Announces First Australian Tour

Finnish metal veterans Amorphis have announced that they will be embarking on a headling tour of Australia this October, for the first time in the band's twenty three year history.

The tour is in support of the group's latest studio album, "Circle," which was released last month through Nuclear Blast Records and topped the charts in their native Finland.

The scheduled tour dates are as follows:

October 11 - Sydney, Australia - The Factory Theatre
October 12 - Brisbane, Australia - The HiFi
October 14 - Melbourne, Australia - Billboard The Venue
October 16 - Perth, Australia - Capitol

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Amorphis Posts "Hopeless Days" Music Video

Amorphis posted a preview new music video for the track "Hopeless Days." The track appears on the band's new LP "Circle," which is out today in Europe, April 22nd (UK), and April 30th (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records (a review of the album can be found over at this location).

Check out "Hopeless Days" here:

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Gama Bomb Added To Bloodstock Lineup

There’s yet more thrash for Bloodstock with Northern Irish upstarts Gama Bomb landing an opening slot on the Ronnie James Dio mainstage. The band is looking forward to churning up the Catton Park turf, commenting:

“Bloodstock: it’s just like Woodstock, but for heavy metal types, and replacing the love and peace with chips and Carling! And Slayer! Our UK fans have been asking for this for years, and now the dream is real. So pack your tent, back up your arse with bananas and send the word – The G-Bomb are comin’ to Bloodstock!"

The band’s fourth album, "The Terror Tapes," will be released next Monday 22nd April on AFM Records. Check out the new video for "Terrorscope" right here.

British heavy metal standard bearers Beholder also step in to an early mainstage slot on Saturday. Frontman Simon Hall says “For Beholder to actually be asked to do this, without me dropping to my knees and pleading like a bitch is a true acknowledgment of where the band is right now. To be on the best Bloodstock line-up ever is something we’re not going to approach lightly, and on Saturday 10th August, let’s show the rest of the world how true British Metal fans rule all!!”

The currently announced lineup is: More...

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Amorphis Posts "Circle" Preview With Commentary

Amorphis posted a preview clip for the upcoming new LP "Circle," which is due out April 19th (EU), April 22nd (UK), and April 30th (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. The clip features track-by-track commentary by guitarist and founding member Esa Holopaine.

The track listing for "Circle" is:

1. Shades of Gray (streaming here)
2. Mission
3. The Wanderer
4. Narrow Path
5. Hopeless Days (streaming here)
6. Nightbird’s Song
7. Into the Abyss
8. Enchanted by the Moon (streaming here)
9. A New Day
10. Dead Man’s Dream (Bonus Track)

Check out the preview clip here: More...

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Amorphis Posts "Enchanted By The Moon" Lyric Video

Amorphis posted another new lyric video for the track "Enchanted By The Moon." The song appears on the band's forthcoming new LP "Circle," which is due out April 19th (EU), April 22nd (UK), and April 30th (North America).

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Amorphis Posts Lyric Video

Amorphis has posted a new lyric video for the track "Shades Of Gray," taken from the upcoming album "Circle," which is due out April 19th (EU), April 22nd (UK), and April 30th (US). Check out the clip below. You can also find the previously posted song "Hopeless Days" at this location.

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Amoprhis Announces European Tour

Masters of melancholic dark metal, Amorphis, have announced the European leg of their upcoming "Circle" world tour, in support of the upcoming album of the same name. Dates are available below.

"Circle" was produced and mixed by legendary producer/musician Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain) and is set to be unleashed April 19th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

The first single off the album, "Hopeless Days," is also available now as a CD single and can exclusively be purchased at the Nuclear Blast Mailorder here. More...

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Amorphis Posts Video Studio Report #4

Amorphis posted the four in studio report for the band's upcoming new LP "Circle." The album is set for release on April 19, 2013 (EU), April 22, 2013 (UK) and April 30, 2013 (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for "Circle" is as follows:

1. Shades of Gray
2. Mission
3. The Wanderer
4. Narrow Path
5. Hopeless Days (streaming here)
6. Nightbird’s Song
7. Into the Abyss
8. Enchanted by the Moon
9. A New Day
10. Dead Man’s Dream (Bonus Track)

Check out the video report here: More...

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