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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 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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More Bands Confirmed For Summer Breeze Open Air

The Summer Breeze Open Air Festival 2009 will take place August 13 - 15 in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany. The latest bands to be confirmed for the festival are Evergreen Terrace, The Cumshots, and Excrementory Grindfuckers.

The other bands already confirmed for the festival include:

Amon Amarth, Amorphis, Backyard Babies, Battlelore, Before the Dawn, Beneath the Massacre, Brainstorm, Callejon, Cataract, Corvus Corux, Dagoba, Entombed, Epica, Equilibrium, Evocation, Firewind, Ghost Brigade, Grand Magus, Grave, Hate Eternal, The Haunted, Katatonia, Legion of the Damned, Misery Index, Narziss, One Way Mirror, Opeth, Powerwolf, Raunchy, Sacred Steel, Unhelig, Unsun, Vader, Volbeat, Vomitory, Vried, Waylander, Wintersun.

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Amorphis Posts "Skyforger" Teaser Trailer Online

Amorphis has posted a video teaser trailer online for their upcoming album "Skyforger," which can be viewed below. The new song "Silver Bride" can also be heard on the band's MySpace page. More...

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Amorphis Seeking Fan Artwork

Amorphis has issued the following announcement that they are seeking fan artwork for their website:

"In time for the release of Skyforger next month, both this MySpace profile and the Amorphis homepage will appear in a new look. As a new feature, the latter will include a collection of Amorphis-related artwork - paintings, tattoos, tribute video clips, poetry... - created by fans. Your contributions are welcome!

"Please e-mail your images etc. to the website contact address found at the bottom of the Contacts page, or post them in the Artwork thread of the Amorphis forum. Thank you!"

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Amorphis To Release New Single "Silver Bride"

Amorphis has issued the following update about releasing a new single:

"Silver Bride, the first single from the forthcoming album Skyforger, will hit Finnish record stores on April 22. The album itself will be released in Europe on May 29 (Finland: May 27) as a regular jewel case version and a deluxe digipak edition, the latter including the bonus track "Godlike Machine."

"Please note two new additions to the gig calendar: Pori (April 9) and Kalajoen Juhannus (June 19).

"And if you're interested in what the band has to say about the forthcoming album, check out the latest video in the Amorphis Mobile Blog!" More...

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German Dong Open Air Tickets Sell Out In First Day

The 2009 Dong Open Air festival will take place from July 17 - 18 in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany. The official website for the festival has been updated with the following announcement that all tickets have already been sold out:

"Many, many thanks for that great reception of yours! The Dong Open Air 2009 is sold out after exactly 4 hours of pre-sales. We never thought of such a fast thing! We all are happily looking forward to seeing you all in best party-mood in front of our beloved stage on the Dong hill on the 17th and 18th of July!"

The line-up for the show will be as follows: More...

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Thunderstone Posts New Song, "Star," Online

Thunderstone has posted a new song, "Star," on their MySpace player, from their new, yet named album. "Star" showcases the band at its heaviest so far and features guest vocals from Amorphis frontman Tomi Joutsen. The song will also be released on Playground Music’s "Dark Playground" compilation, available for free at the Finnish Metal Expo 13th and 14th February. More new on the release will be revealed in the future.

In the meantime, you can also check out their most recent studio video below. More...

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Amorphis Reveals New Album Details

Finnish metallers Amorphis has revealed the brand new artwork and track listing of their forthcoming album "Skyforger." The album is due on May 29 in Europe (tentatively this summer in North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.

"Skyforger" track listing:

1. Sampo
2. Silver Bride
3. From the Heaven of My Heart
4. Sky is Mine
5. Majestic Beast
6. My Sun
7. Highest Star
8. Skyforger
9. Course of Fate
10. From Earth I Rose More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Summer Breeze Open Air

The following bands have now been confirmed for Germany's Summer Breeze Open Air Festival 2009:

Amon Amarth, Amorphis, Backyard Babies, Battlelore, Before the Dawn, Beneath the Massacre, Brainstorm, Callejon, Cataract, Corvus Corux, Dagoba, Entombed, Epica, Equilibrium, Evocation, Firewind, Ghost Brigade, Grand Magus, Grave, Hate Eternal, The Haunted, Katatonia, Legion of the Damned, Misery Index, Narziss, One Way Mirror, Opeth, Powerwolf, Raunchy, Sacred Steel, Unhelig, Unsun, Vader, Volbeat, Vomitory, Vried, Waylander, Wintersun.

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Amorphis Announces Three Finnish Shows

Amorphis has announced three gigs in Finland in 2009:

Jan. 28 Helsinki - Dante's Highlight
Apr. 12 Turku - Klubi
Apr. 18 Levi - Hullu Poro Areena

The band has also confirmed a couple of festival appearances for the summer:

Jul. 18 Neukirchen-Vluyn, DE - Dong Open Air
Aug. 13-15 Dinkelsbühl, DE - Summer Breeze (exact date TBA)

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Ajattara Recording New Album

AJATTARA has started to record sixth album in D-Studio Finland.

AJATTARA's latest album "Kalmanto," which was released on week 37 of 2007, went directly to #18 in Finnish albumcharts.

AJATTARA is the Finnish band featuring former AMORPHIS frontman Pasi Koskinen (a.k.a. Ruoja). The band's current line up is as follows:

Ruoja (Pasi Koskinen) - Vocals and Guitar
Kalmos (Vesa Wahlroos) - Guitar and Backing Vocals
Tohtori Kuolio (Juha Harju) - Bass and Backing Vocals
Raajat (Janne Immonen) - Synth
Malakias IV (Tonmi Lillman) - Drums

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Amorphis Performs at El Corazon in Seattle, WA

On the night of October 10th, Finnish mythology came to life at El Corazon in Seattle, WA when Amorphis dropped in town. Along with these Finns came Switzerland’s Samael and Virgin Black from down under. Also on the bill were two local Seattle bands, Black Breath and Asema. Black Breath opened the show with some extended groove-metal hardcore and metalcore screaming, pumping energy into the crowd and prepping them for the rest of the other bands. More...

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Virgin Black Announces New US Tour Dates

Australia's death-doom ensemble, Virgin Black, will be hitting the road this weekend for a 20 date North American tour with Amorphis and Samael. Band leader Rowan London offers the following update:

"After a barrage of attention and gift giving from a fine conglomerate of people in Mexico, we're now in New York with our friends at The End Records readying ourselves for what will no doubt be an exhausting but enthralling tour. I assure those coming out to the shows that we'll leave it all on the stage, with every ounce of our being going into our twisted little piece of art." More...

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Leaves' Eyes Cancel Upcoming North American Tour

German gothic metallers, Leaves' Eyes, issue the following explanation for the canceling of their North American tour:

"We are terribly sorry to tell you that our record label (Napalm Records) has decided to cancel our upcoming North American tour. This is due to the fact that the release of our first DVD has been postponed. We really regret this. Moreover, we've tried everything possible to save the tour, however, we now have to face the fact that we cannot change the situation. We wish AMORPHIS, SAMAEL and VIRGIN BLACK all the best for the tour, and we hope to be back in the States and Canada in 2009."

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Virgin Black Adding Mexico Tour Dates

Australia's VIRGIN BLACK, who are are returning to the United States and Canada this fall to tour with with Finland's AMORPHIS and Switzerland's SAMAEL, are also returning to Mexico for some tour dates as well.

About returning to Mexico, singer/keyboardist Rowan London comments, "Following the amazing response from our previous visit and the almost desperate requests for a return, we proudly announce that Mexico will be included in Virgin Black's 2008 forays in the flesh; meaning, we will be appearing live in Mexico in September. This enhances greatly an already highly anticipated tour of the U.S. and Canada alongside Amorphis and Samael. Bless thy bleeding ears."

The band recently released the album 'Requiem - Fortissimo' (on THE END), the second instalment of a trilogy, an album that exhumes the death/doom vibe of early Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride.

The latest Virgin Black tour dates are as follows: More...

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Leaves' Eyes Announces New Concerts and US Tour

LEAVES' EYES has announced a new show in Holland. Furthermore, the band will headline this year's Wacken Open Air Party Stage with their special "Viking Ship" show, with the whole stage being transferred into a giant Viking ship. Finally, the band also embarks on a full US tour this fall.

Meanwhile, the band is busy to put final touches on the upcoming "En Saga I Belgia" double live DVD, which captures their headlining gig at Metal Female Voices V Festival.

Here are the latest Leaves' Eyes tour dates: More...

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