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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 Announces Live DVD Release

Amorphis will release their first-ever live DVD in the spring of 2010, in time for the band's 20th anniversary. The full-length gig will be filmed this coming Friday, November 20, at Club Teatria in Oulu/Finland. In addition to this live show, the DVD will include plenty of bonus material.

Having recently returned from a five-week European tour which included venues in London, Paris, Sofia, and various German towns, Amorphis are currently on the road in Finland. Esa Holopainen comments: "After our successful European tour, it feels good to return to the Finnish stages. And it's great to notice that our 'home folks' have not forgotten us. See you at the shows!"

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Fan-Filmed Amorphis Footage Available

Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of Finnish metallers Amorphis performing in Munich on November 6th. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Amorphis Nominated for Teosto Prize

Amorphis have been nominated for the the biggest music award in Finland, the Finnish Composers' Copyright Society's annual Teosto Prize. This award is not bound to any musical genre or style, and accordingly the nominees - six in all - represent the variety of Finnish music from popular music to folk, jazz as well as contemporary classical. The nominees and winners will be chosen on the grounds of the boldness, originality and innovativeness of the works.

To quote from the preliminary panel's reasonings for the choice of candidates:
"Compositions by Esa Holopainen, Santeri Kallio, Tomi Koivusaari and Tomi Joutsen and arrangements by Amorphis on the album Skyforger. The compositions and arrangements combine boldly the elements of folk, progressive rock and heavy metal. The emotional scale of the melodically voluble songs reaches from lyricism to flamboyance."

The winner of the prestige award will be announced on 1 December.

In other news, on Monday, November 9, guitarist Esa Holopainen and singer Tomi Joutsen will be guests on Finnish MTV3's Huomenta Suomi show. The feature will start at ca. 8:50 am.

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Amorphis Performance Footage Posted Online

New footage has been posted online by Soundshock.co.uk of Amorphis performing at London's Camden Underworld in October. The video clips can be viewed below. More...

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Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Amorphis Available

Fan-filmed video footage has been posted online of Amorphis performing at the Underworld in Camden, London on October 10th, 2009. The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Barren Earth Launches Minisite For New EP

The new Barren Earth minisite is now online, including band and release information and audio samples from their debut EP, "Our Twilight," which is due out November 9th (11th Finland, 17th US).

With former members of Amorphis, plus current members of Swallow the Sun, Moonsorrow, and Kreator, Finland’s Barren Earth presents this 4-track EP of progressive and folk textured death metal.

The CD is now available to pre-order here.

It can also be announced that the band will play their very first gig, in support of the release, at Dantes Highlight in Helsinki on Thursday 19th November 2009.

Look out for the full-length debut album, coming early 2010, containing the extended version of "Our Twilight."

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Amorphis Live Video Clip Posted Online

Fan filmed footage has been posted online of Finnish metallers Amorphis performing at the One Rock club in Moscow. The video clip of the performance can be viewed below. More...

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Amoral Announces European Tour Dates

Amoral will be touring Europe with Amorphis and Before The Dawn in October. The tour lasts for one month and the bands will play in 14 countries. During September Amoral is still touring in Finland.

Here are the latest upcoming Amoral toud dates:

Sep. 04 - Karhulinna, Helsinki
Sep. 11 - Bar Totem, Lappeenranta
Sep. 17 - On The Rocks, Helsinki
Sep. 18 - Henry's Pub, Kuopio
Sep. 19 - Teatria, Oulu
Sep. 20 - Klubi, Tampere
Sep. 23 - Klubi, Turku

Amoral with Amorphis and Before The Dawn: More...

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Amoral Announces European Tour With Amorphis

Amoral has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates supporting Amorphis and Before the Dawn:

"We're thrilled to announce that we'll be touring Europe with Amorphis and Before the Dawn between October 7th and November 7th! 28 dates of Finnish metal excellence! You'll find the dates on our Myspace main page.

"We'll try to get a new date for the Helsinki gig in Virgin Oil (originally cheduled for October 16th) for November."

Amoral's complete listing of upcoming tour dates (including September dates without Amorphis and Before the Dawn) are as follows: More...

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Amorphis Posts Summer Festival Photos

Amorphis has issued the following update about posting new festival pictures online:

"The summer of 2009 is drawing to a close, and the photo album has been updated with festival pics from all over Finland. Thanks to all of you who came to see Amorphis live this summer, see you again on the forthcoming tours!

"The Song of the Week is back after the summer break, nowadays as Track 8 on the player. The next few weeks will be dedicated to songs from Skyforger, starting with the bonus track 'Godlike Machine'; from mid-October on the older albums will again be featured in turn."

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Amorphis Announces Venue Change For Austrian Date

Amorphis has issued the following update about changing venues at an upcoming Austrian tour date:

"The gig on October 18 has been relocated from Zagreb to Graz (Austria) for logistic reasons. The new venue is Seifenfabrik.

"Just prior to leaving for Central and Southern Europe, Amorphis will play a previously unannounced show at Nosturi in Helsinki on October 2. "

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Children of Bodom Adds Second Mexico City Date

Another Mexico date has been added to the Children of Bodom and Amorphis's South American tour this fall. The bands will be playing at Circo Volador in Mexico City on September 14th, in addition to the previously announced show the day after.

The rest of the South American dates are as follows:

Sept. 08 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Teatro Flores
Sept. 10 Santiago de Chile, Chile - Teatro Teleton
Sept. 12 Sao Paulo, Brazil - Via Funchal
Sept. 15 Mexico City, Mexico - Circo Volador
Sept. 16 Monterrey, Mexico - Monterrey Metal Fest at Arena Santa Lucía

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Sonata Arctica Confirmed For Monterrey Metal Fest

Sonata Arctica are the latest band to be confirmed for the Monterrey Metal Fest, which will take place on September 16th in Mexico. The other bands confirmed for the festival are Atheist, Brainstorm, Children of Bodom, Doro, Samael, Whiplash, Amorphis, Maligno, Uli Jon Roth, and Stravaganzza

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Video Interview With Amorphis Posted Online

Terrorizer has posted a new video interview online with Tomi Joutsen of Amorphis. The video, which can be viewed below, was recorded at the Tuska Festival in Finland. More...

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Amorphis Enters Billboard Heatseekers Chart

Amorphis' latest album, "Skyforger," has landed at #33 on the Billboard's Heatseekers chart after selling 1,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release.

Heatseekers lists the best-selling albums by emerging artists who have not yet appeared in the nationwide Billboard Top 100 with any release.

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Amorphis Tops The Finnish Charts

Finnish metal outfit Amorphis has scored a number one album with their new studio record, "Skyforger" in their native country, beating such big name artists such as Marilyn Manson, Green Day and Eminem to the top spot. The album has not yet received a North American release but will hit the shelves shortly on June 16th.

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Children of Bodom & Amorphis to Tour South America

Children of Bodom and Amorphis will be touring South America and Mexico this September. Tour dates are:

Sept. 08 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Teatro Flores
Sept. 10 Santiago de Chile, Chile - Teatro Teleton
Sept. 12 Sao Paulo, Brazil - Via Funchal
Sept. 15 Mexico City, Mexico - Circo Volador
Sept. 16 Monterrey, Mexico - Monterrey Metal Fest at Arena Santa Lucía

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Amorphis Discusses Error on New Album

Amorphis guitarist Esa Holopainen has posted the following message regarding the error in the digipak version of the band's latest album, "Skyforger":

"Dear Fans,

"As many of you may have noticed, the 'Skyforger' digipak release includes two very little sound level errors. We heard about this yesterday and you can imagine how we feel. As we don’t have the actual copies ourselves, we as a band couldn’t react any earlier, which makes this more painful. The album for which we gave 100% percent of ourselves, a lot of time and work, shouldn’t end up like this.

"The sound level errors occur for a few seconds on two tracks: 'My Sun' (piano fill) and 'Skyforger' (middle part).

"Why did this happen? Due to a mastering error. We can’t blame anyone for this as it seems that it has really been a technical problem and at this point it makes no difference anyway.

"The good news is that Nuclear Blast are working hard to get replacement CDs for people who want to exchange their copy. Another good fact is that all other formats (jewel-case, US- & JAPAN editions, all digital versions, vinyl) work perfectly.

"One thing on which we also work now in this moment is something that can’t replace the actual CDs but is at least a little relief: Nuclear Blast is offering free downloads for 'My Sun' and 'Skyforger' via download: http://nuclearblast.de:8080/amorphis-cv/.

"Beside all this mess I really hope and believe you can enjoy the album! You can also regard this digi-pack as a rare collector’s item. :)"

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Amorphis to Post New Album on Myspace

Amorphis will be streaming their forthcoming album, "Skyforger," in its entirety on the band's MySpace for a whole week starting Wednesday, May 20.

"Skyforger" is due May 27th in Finland, May 29th in the rest of Europe, and sometime later this summer in North America. Here is the latest album trailer:

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Amorphis Posts New Music Video Online

Amorphis has posted a new music video online for the song "Silver Bride," which is from their upcoming album "Skyforger." The video can be viewed below. "Skyforger" is due to be released on May 27th in Finland, May 29th in the rest of Europe, and sometime later this summer in North America. More...

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