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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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Amorphis Releases 360 Degree Performance Footage

The Finnish masters of melancholic progressive metal from Amorphis recently played special "An Evening With Friend" shows in Helsinki.

The band performed new album :Under The Red Cloud" (reviewed here) in its entirety, among other tracks. These shows were filmed with a 360 degree camera - check out the footage below.

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Public Sales Begin For 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2017

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - have now opened up the 2017 installment to public sales. Check out how to plan your metal vacation using the link below.

In addition, the lineup is taking shape as an additional 20 acts were added to the bill, bringing the total announced at 36 of 60 bands, as follows:

Arch Enemy, Demolition Hammer, Devildriver, Draconinan, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Marduk, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Orden Ogan, Revocation, Saltatio Mortis, Serenity, Stamina, Stuck Mojo, Testament, Uli Jon Roth, Unleashed, Vreid and Xandria.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail on February 2nd-6th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and for the first time will port in Haiti at Labadee.

The festival will once again be hosted by The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Arch Enemy, Demolition Hammer, Devildriver, Draconinan, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Marduk, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Orden Ogan, Revocation, Saltatio Mortis, Serenity, Stamina, Stuck Mojo, Testament, Uli Jon Roth, Unleashed, Vreid and Xandria join the previously named 16 acts, with 24 still to be announced: More...

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Amorphis Announces "Eclipse" Tour

Finnish group Amorphis just announced a special "Eclipse" tour for this winter, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release. For this special occasion, the band will perform "Eclipse" in its entirety, as Amorphis did with "Tales From The Thousand Lakes" back in 2014.

"A bit over ten years ago, we released one of the most remarkable Amorphis albums, 'Eclipse.' An album that started a whole new era in Amorphis' history and has put its mark to all of us," states guitarist Esa Holopainen.

He goes on to state: "The first album with Tomi Joutsen on vocals and an album of timeless music. The circumstances making this record were totally different than with its predecessor, 'Far From The Sun.' We had a highly talented new frontman and his energy truly motivated all of us. For a long time it was fun and inspiring to write and rehearse new music. I think 'Eclipse' captured pretty much the elements of what Amorphis is nowadays, got generally known about for and it was a great platform for its followers ('Silent Waters' and 'Skyforger').

"It's time to celebrate this album with our friends and fans. We are going to play 'Eclipse' in its entirety. No need to say that these limited shows are going to be really special. We'll add more songs from the 'Silent Waters' and 'Skyforger' era. Some tracks that are not that often played. Shine on brothers and sisters and get your tickets as long as they last!" More...

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UMC Begins Announcement Barrage For 70K 2017

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - have unleashed the first barrage of bands that will appear on the 2017 edition of the annual cruise.

The first 16 of 60 bands announced are: Amaranthe, Amorphis, Annihilator, Anthrax, Cruachan, Death Angel, Equilibrium, Grave Digger, Haggard, Kalmah, Kamelot, Nile, Orphaned Land, Powerglove, Suffocation and Therion.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail on February 2nd-6th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and for the first time will port in Haiti at Labadee.

The festival will once again be hosted by The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com. More...

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Wacken 2015 CD/DVD Set Announced

Just in time for 2016's Wacken Open Air that will see another 75,000 metalheads having the time of their lives, UDR Music is pleased to announce the release of "Live At Wacken 2015 - 26 Years Louder Than Hell.

This double CD/DVD (or BluRay) set is hitting North American stores on August 26th. Transport yourself back to 2015's stellar lineup with over 120 bands on eight stages. The full track listing is as follows:

DVD1 / Blu-ray1:
01. JUDAS PRIEST - Painkiller
02. IN FLAMES - Paralyzed
03. IN FLAMES - Everything's Gone
04. AMORPHIS - My Kantele
05. AMORPHIS - Magic And Mayhem
06. RUNNING WILD - Under Jolly Roger
07. RUNNING WILD - Riding The Storm
08. BEYOND THE BLACK - Rage Before The Storm
09. BEYOND THE BLACK - Songs Of Love And Death
10. ARCHITECTS OF CHAOZ - Horsemen
11. ARMORED SAINT - Left Hook From Right Field
12. ANNIHILATOR - Creepin' Again
13. ANNIHILATOR - Alison Hell
14. DEATH ANGEL - Voracious Soul
15. DEATH ANGEL - Buried Alive
16. EXUMER - Possessed By Fire
17. BURGERKILL - Under The Scars
18. SABATON - To Hell And Back
19. SABATON - Night Witches
20. DANKO JONES - The Twisting Knife
21. DANKO JONES - Full Of Regret
22. ULI JON ROTH - Dark Lady
23. ULI JON ROTH - Virgin Killer
24. THE POODLES - Night Of Passion
25. EUROPE - War Of Kings
26. EUROPE - The Second Day More...

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Amorphis Posts New Music Video

Amorphis just premiered an official video for "The Four Wise Ones," which can be seen below and comes off latest album "Under The Red Cloud" (reviewed here).

Esa Holopainen commented on the video and upcoming tour dates: "Splendid! The 'Under The Red Cloud' tour hits Europe. Good guess, Finnish savages Amorphis are playing glorious shows across beautiful Europe between March 4th - April 17th.

"Looking forward for these dates as we got such good feedback from the shows that we did supporting Nightwish. Check out our latest video from 'The Four Wise Ones' on Prog's website. It's filmed in Amsterdam during the tour with Nightwish and Arch Enemy at the end of 2015." More...

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The Best Heavy Metal Cover Art From 2015

Inspired by Oscuro's “...And Justice For Art” series, I decided to take a look back at some of the metal cover art from 2015 that has stuck with me into the new year.

With hundreds (thousands?) of metal releases every year, there's a ton of artwork that gets splashed across my screen on any given day. While some of it is godawful, for the most part heavy metal gets album artwork right and really creates moods and tones you don't get with the cover designs of other genres.

From Vincent Locke's infamous Cannibal Corpse watercolors to the many, many different cover pieces by Travis Smith, there's some truly iconic artwork in metal and a ton of ground covered in terms of styles and themes.

This past year we got some really great cover art in just about every sub-genre. Unfortunately sometimes killer album art does not mean there will be equally killer music inside, though. The one imbalance that stands out most for me this year was the Marco Hassman cover for Contrarian's “Polemic.”

That cover is jaw-dropping, but it's also intensely interesting in the details. I mean, that's a giant space marlin, and it's apparently engaged in battle with regular old non-organic, metal ships. Everything about that makes me want to hear the album in question. Unfortunately the music didn't grab me (the vocals in particular killed my enjoyment, and the instrumentation was pretty standard tech death), but the artwork unquestionably did its job here.

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Textures Joining Amorphis On Tour

The Dutch polyrhythmic metallers from Textures are very pleased to announce that they will be supporting Amorphis on most of that band's upcoming U.K/ tour in March. Front man Daniël de Jongh said of the announcement:

“It's a great honour to tour the U.K. as main support for one of the biggest quality metal bands in Europe; Amorphis. The Finnish metallers are touring in support of their latest album ‘Under The Red Cloud’ (2015).

"We will be hitting the road to present material from our new record ‘Phenotype’ (out tomorrow!). See you on the road!”

March 18th – Bristol, The Fleece
March 19th – Manchester, Sound Control
March 20th – Dublin, Button Factory
March 22nd – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
March 24th – Glasgow, Cathouse
March 25th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

Textures will also play the London Underworld this month as part of a larger European Tour entitled the Oceans Collide Tour 2016.

25th February 2016 – London, The Underworld More...

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Amorphis Announces New Tour Dates

After the release of new record "Under The Red Cloud' (reviewed here), Finnish melancholic metal masters Amorphis will embark on a headlining European tour.

Guitarist Esa Holopainen commented: "The 'Under The Red Cloud' world tour started right after the record release and it’s been a great tour with Nightwish and Arch Enemy ever since. That said, I’m really stoked to hit the road for another leg of European dates starting in March. It will be the widest headlining tour in Europe for us to date and we'll have great special guests along the way. It’s gonna be epic. So, see you on the road!" More...

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Amorphis Releases New Music Video

Amorphis released new studio album "Under The Red Cloud" (reviewed here) worldwide via Nuclear Blast back in the beginning of September. The record reached great chart results all around the world (Finland #2, Germany #10), entering the world charts on position #39.

In support of this record, Amorphis just released another music video - this time for the track "Death Of A King." Check it out below. If you missed it, the previously posted clip for the "Sacrifice" track is still online at this location. More...

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Amorphis To Host Fan Q&A Session

The Finnish masters of melancholic progressive metal from Amorphis will partake in a live Q&A with fans next Thursday, September 3, 2015.

Fans can visit the band's Youtube channel here that day at 9 am PDT / Noon EDT / 6 pm CEST to participate in the chat, or submit their questions via the wall of the band's Facebook page by Wednesday, September 2.

New Amorphis album "Under The Red Cloud" (reviewed here) was produced by the renowned Jens Bogren and features artwork by the extraordinary Valnoir Mortasonge. The album also includes special guest appearances from Chrigel Glanzmann (Eluvetie), Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth) and Aleah Stanbridge (Trees Of Eternity). More...

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Amorphis Makes A "Sacrifice"

Finnish melodic death/doom act Amorphis released a new music video for the track "Sacrifice." Check it out in the player below. The song appears on the new album "Under the Red Cloud," set for release on September 4th via Nuclear Blast.

The track list for "Under the Red Cloud" is:

1. Under The Red Cloud
2. The Four Wise Ones
3. Bad Blood
4. The Skull
5. Death of a King (song streaming here)
6. Sacrifice
7. Dark Path
8. Enemy At The Gates
9. Tree Of Ages
10. White Night
11. Come The Spring (Bonus Track - Limited Edition Digipak/2LP)
12. Winter’s Sleep (Bonus Track - Limited Edition Digipak/2LP)

Check out the clip here: More...

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Sixth Trailer For New LP Available From Amorphis

Finnish melodic death/doom act Amorphis has released the sixth installment in the ongoing official trailer series, showcasing the making of "Under the Red Cloud," the band's new opus. The album is set to drop via Nuclear Blast on September 4th.

In this installment, keyboardist Santeri Kallio shows you his work on the new album. The track list for "Under the Red Cloud" is:

1. Under The Red Cloud
2. The Four Wise Ones
3. Bad Blood
4. The Skull
5. Death of a King (song streaming here)
6. Sacrifice
7. Dark Path
8. Enemy At The Gates
9. Tree Of Ages
10. White Night
11. Come The Spring (Bonus Track - Limited Edition Digipak/2LP)
12. Winter’s Sleep (Bonus Track - Limited Edition Digipak/2LP)

Check out the clip here: More...

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Amorphis Releases Fifth Trailer For New Album

Finnish melodic death/doom act Amorphis has released the fifth installment in the making of "Under the Red Cloud" trailer series. The album is set to drop on September 4th via Nuclear Blast.

In this installment, the band takes you to Stockholm, Sweden - where they brought the recordings for classic releases like "Tales From the Thousand Lakes" and "Elegy."

The track list for "Under the Red Cloud" is:

1. Under The Red Cloud
2. The Four Wise Ones
3. Bad Blood
4. The Skull
5. Death of a King
6. Sacrifice
7. Dark Path
8. Enemy At The Gates
9. Tree Of Ages
10. White Night
11. Come The Spring (Bonus Track - Limited Edition Digipak/2LP)
12. Winter’s Sleep (Bonus Track - Limited Edition Digipak/2LP)

Check out the clip here: More...

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Amorphis Posts New Studio Video

In anticipation of their upcoming record "Under The Red Cloud" (due out worldwide September 4th via Nuclear Blast), the melancholic metal masters from Amorphis release the album's fourth making-of episode today.

This clip gives an insight into the studio with Esa Holopainen and into Tomi Koivusaari’s guitar setup as well as Niclas Etelävuori’s bass recordings. Watch the episode here:

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Wacken Open Air Live Streams Available

Metal will descend upon Schleswig-Holstein, Germany for the annual mecca of all festivals. 80,000 are expected at the long sold out event, which features - among many - the return of Savatage and Running Wild to the live stage.

Once again, select acts will be streaming live from the internet and German TV (also through the net) via ARTE concert at this location and 3sat at this location.

As usual, the schedule is subject to change, but as of press time the following acts will be broadcast (all times CET so deduct 6 hours for EST and so on):

VIA ARTE Concert:

July 30th:

17h45 - In Extremo
19h20 - Grailknights
20h10 - Mambo Kurt
21h00 - New Model Army
22h10 - Uli Jon Roth

July 31st:

15h30 - At The Gates
16h45 - Queensryche
18h00 - Opeth
19h30 - Dream Theater
21h00 - tba
22h30 - In Flames
00h00 - Running Wild
01h45 - The BossHoss

August 1st:

14h30 - Amorphis
16h00 - Danko Jones
17h30 - Rock Meets Classic
18h55 - Dream Theater
20h15 - tba
21h15 - The BossHoss
22h00 - Sabaton
23h30 - In Flames
00h15 - Cradle of Filth
01h45 - Subway to Sally More...

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Amorphis Posts Vocal Recording Trailer

The melancholic metal masters from Amorphis today release another appetizer for new album "Under The Red Cloud."

The third making-of episode, available below, examines the vocal recordings. If you missed it, the previous second video can still be viewed here.

Amorphis vocalist Tomi Joutsen comments: “This time, I was prepared really well for the recordings. When we started in Stockholm, I already had the final ideas for the songs. So it was really easy and nice to work there.“

New album "Under The Red Cloud" is due out worldwide September 4th via Nuclear Blast and features the following track listing: More...

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Amorphis Presents "Death Of A King"

Finnish legends Amorphis released the first full track stream from the upcoming new opus "Under the Red Cloud," the long awaited follow up to 2013's "Circle" (reviewed here). Behold the "Death of a King" in the player below.

"Under the Red Cloud" hits the streets on September 4th via Nuclear Blast Records. The track list is as follows:

1. Under The Red Cloud
2. The Four Wise Ones
3. Bad Blood
4. The Skull
5. Death of a King
6. Sacrifice
7. Dark Path
8. Enemy At The Gates
9. Tree Of Ages
10. White Night
11. Come The Spring (Bonus Track - Limited Edition Digipak/2LP)
12. Winter’s Sleep (Bonus Track - Limited Edition Digipak/2LP)

Check out "Death of a King" here: More...

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Amorphis Posts Second Studio Video For New Album

Following the first entry that went online at the end of June, Amorphis has now released a second in-studio trailer for forthcoming album "Under The Red Cloud."

Check out this new clip below, focusing on the drum recordings. "Under The Red Cloud" will be released worldwide on September 4th via Nuclear Blast. The track listing is:

1. Under The Red Cloud
2. The Four Wise Ones
3. Bad Blood
4. The Skull
5. Death Of A King
6. Sacrifice
7. Dark Path
8. Enemy At The Gates
9. Tree Of Ages
10. White Night
11. Come The Spring (Bonus Track - Limited Edition Digipak/2LP)
12. Winter’s Sleep (Bonus Track - Limited Edition Digipak/2LP) More...

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Amorphis Posts In Studio Preview Clip For New LP

Amorphis posted the first in a series of in studio preview clips for the upcoming new album "Under The Red Cloud," which will be released worldwide on September 4th via Nuclear Blast. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

The clip gives an insight into the pre-production process with producer Jens Bogren.

Drummer Jan Rechberger comments: "We have been working there with Jens Bogren for one week. This time was a great experience and Jens made us playing more aggressive and working really hard."

The track list for the album is:

1. Under The Red Cloud
2. The Four Wise Ones
3. Bad Blood
4. The Skull
5. Death Of A King
6. Sacrifice
7. Dark Path
8. Enemy At The Gates
9. Tree Of Ages
10. White Night
11. Come The Spring (Bonus Track - Limited Edition Digipak/2LP)
12. Winter’s Sleep (Bonus Track - Limited Edition Digipak/2LP)

Check out the clip here: More...

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