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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.
Norwegian heavy rockers SAHG, who feature in their ranks members of GORGOROTH, MANNGARD and AUDREY HORNE, have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): More...
The German/ Norwegian sextet MIDNATTSOL have been official confirmed to play at the 2007 edition of the Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany. Festival details are still being sorted out, but AMORPHIS, MOONSPELL, PRIMORDIAL, KRYPTERIA, CREMATORY and HAGGARD are also due to perform.
ICED EARTH is the latest act confirmed for Wacken Open Air 2007, scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.
Acts on the bill now include: More...
LORDI and MENDEED are the latest acts confirmed for the Wacken Open Air 2007 (www.wacken.com) is scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.
Acts on the bill now include: 1349, AMORPHIS, BELPHEGOR, BENEDICTUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BLACK MAJESTY, BLIND GUARDIAN, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHTHONIC, COMMUNIC, DESTRUCTION, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, DIMMU BORGIR, DISILLUSION, ENSLAVED, FALCONER, GRAVE DIGGER, HAGGARD, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, IMMORTAL, IN FLAMES, J.B.O., KAMPFAR, LACUNA COIL, LETZTE INSTANZ, LORDI, MENDEED, MOONSORROW, MOONSPELL, MUNICIPAL WASTE, NAPALM DEATH, NEAERA, NORTHER, RAGE & LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTER, SACRED REICH, SAMAEL, SAXON, SCHANDMAUL, SODOM, SONIC SYNDICATE, STORMWARRIOR (featuring GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen), STRATOVARIUS, SWALLOW THE SUN, THE VISION BLEAK, THERION, TYR, UNHEILIG, VADER and VOLBEAT.
More details as they become available.
The December 30, 2006 AMORPHIS gig at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland will be shown several times on Welho Dina cable TV (available in Southern Finland) as well as via webstream from the Dina homepage. You will find two streaming links for Windows Media Player in the top right corner of that page (click the "Katso Dinaa" TV icon, 400/800 kbps). Currently confirmed webcast dates are:
Monday, January 22, 10 p.m.
Tuesday, January 23, 10 p.m.
Thursday, January 25, 10 p.m.
Saturday, January 27, 10 p.m.
All times are Finnish local time (GMT/UTC + 2h). More...
Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): More...
CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, RAGE, TYR, JBO and AMORPHIS have been confirmed for next year's installment of the cult Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): More...
British Doom masters CATHEDRAL are scheduled to appear at Finland`s Helldone Festival. The festival will take place at the Tavastia Club in Helsinki from December 29th to 31st. Alongside CATHEDRAL, labelmates AMORPHIS plus acts such as HIM, KATATONIA and ANATHEMA will rock the house.
Finland's AMORPHIS has lined up the following dates:
Sep. 16 - Nosturi - Helsinki, FIN
Sep. 21 - Hullu Pullo - Vaasa, FIN
Sep. 22 - Rytmikorjaamo - Seinäjoki, FIN
AMORPHIS' latest album, "Eclipse", was issued in a limited vinyl edition in a deluxe gatefold sleeve by Black Lodge Records under worldwide license from Nuclear Blast Records.
The follow-up to 2003's "Far from the Sun", "Eclipse" was recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki with engineer Nino Laurenne (THUNDERSTONE). The production duties were handled by the band and Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH) for vocals. The mixing was taken care of by Mikko Karmila (who previously worked with the group on their "Am Universum" CD) at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki.
A new posting has gone up on the band’s official website…"Following their appearance at Scooprock Festival in Mikkeli on Friday, September 15th, Amorphis will play a one-off club gig at Nosturi in Helsinki on Saturday, September 16th. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, July 21st.”
Meanwhile, Eclipse has recently been issued on deluxe gatefold vinyl via Black Lodge Records (under license from Nuclear Blast) and you can pick one up here www.cmdistro.com.
MANNHAI, the Finnish group whose current lineup includes singer Pasi Koskinen (ex-AMORPHIS, AJATTARA), have uploaded their video for the song "Spaceball" at this location. The clip was directed and edited by Jari Koskinen, while the colors and graphic editing were handled by Jukka Mikander.
"Spaceball" comes off MANNHAI's latest CD, "Hellroad Caravan", which was released in continental Europe on Monday (June 26) via Dockyard 1. The CD, which was issued in Finland on February 15, was recorded at Jive Studios in Helsinki and was described by the band as "heavier and more guitar-driven" than the group's previous album, 2004's "The Exploder".
The "Spaceball" single entered Finland's national single chart at position No. 1 back in January.
The 11th edition of the Brutal Assault festival is scheduled for August 10th - 12th in Svojsice U Prelouce (100 km east of Prague), Czech Republic.
Organizers have issued the following update:
This year’s event promises more impressive expansion and confirms that the organizers don’t intend to stagnate. On the contrary, from year to year, the festival’s program is more and more various and promises more and more foreign metal crowd-pullers for the fans of promiscuous extreme genres. Thanks to the participation of many first-rate metal bands, this event aspires to become a major metal festival in central Europe.
It’s difficult to say which band can be branded as the headliner because this year’s lineup offers up several giants of the metal genre.
Great attraction, especially for fans of atmospheric or symphonic black metal are Norwegians black metal gurus DIMMU BORGIR. In their case we can look for a frosty and dark concert experience.
The next exclusive guest comes from the USA. FEAR FACTORY, who were well known as a representatives of dehumanized cyber metal, but nowadays they come with a new actual face of the year 2006. More...
Norwegian legends MAYHEM have been confirmed for the Gates of Metal festival, set to take place August 4-5 at at Folkets Park in Hultsfred, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET
Around 16 bands will perform over the course of the two days, with a total of 5,000 tickets available, priced at 666 SEK.
VENOM, CELTIC FROST and OPETH are among the confirmed bands for the ninth annual Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, set to take place June 20 – July 2 at Kaisaniemi Park in Helsinki, Finland. A total of 32 bands will perform on three stages over the course of three days. In addition, a couple of dozen bands will be appearing at the infamous evening clubs during the three-day festival run. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: More...
Ministry and Helloween have been confirmed as the headliners of the Gates of Metal festival, set to take place August 4-5 at at Folkets Park in Hultsfred, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
Around 16 bands will perform over the course of the two days, with 5,000 tickets scheduled to be released on February 16, priced at 666 SEK!
For more information (in Swedish), visit www.gatesofmetal.se.
AMORPHIS' video for their new single, "House of Sleep", has been posted online at NuclearBlast.de (Real Media). The single, which recently entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 1, comes off the group's new album, "Eclipse", due on February 17 via Nuclear Blast Records. A pre-release listening session for "Eclipse" will be held at NightLife Rock Club in Helsinki (Helsinginkatu 25) on Friday, February 3 at 9:00 p.m. The cover artwork for "Eclipse" was created by Travis Smith, who is renowned for his collaborations with OPETH, ANATHEMA, KATATONIA, ICED EARTH and numerous others. The follow-up to last year's "Far from the Sun" was recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki with engineer Nino Laurenne (THUNDERSTONE). The production duties were handled by the band and Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH) for vocals. The mixing was taken care of by Mikko Karmila (who previously worked with the group on their "Am Universum" CD) at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki. The first pressing of "Eclipse" will be a limited digipack edition featuring the bonus track "Stonewoman".
AMORPHIS will celebrate the release of "Eclipse" with a live appearance at the second annual Finnish Metal Expo, which will take place on February 17-18, 2006 at Kaapelitehdas in Helsinki, Finland. A Finnish tour will follow in March.
Amorphis will release their new album, "Eclipse," on February 17. The album was produced by the band and Marco Hietala. Following the "Eclipse" release gig at the Finnish Metal Expo in Helsinki on February 18, Amorphis will embark on a Finnish tour in March. The dates are as follows:
Mar. 09 Oulu - 45 Special
Mar. 10 Kuopio - Työnkulma
Mar. 17 Tampere - Pakkahuone
Mar. 18 Helsinki - Tavastia
Mar. 23 Turku - Klubi
Mar. 24 Jyväskylä - Lutakko
Mar. 25 Lahti - Sibeliustalo
Jeff Walker of Carcass will be releasing an album of country cover songs ranging from Johnny Cash to Hank Williams. For the album, entitled "Welcome to Carcass Cuntry", Walker has enlisted the help of friends from bands such as Napalm Death, Amorphis, Faith No More, The Hellacopters, and his own band, Carcass.
"Welcome to Carcass Cuntry" will be released late Februrary or late March 2006 through Transmitter Records.
Audio samples from the upcoming AMORPHIS album, "Eclipse", have been posted online at the Nuclear Blast Musicshop.
Eclipse" is scheduled for release on February 10. The follow-up to last year's "Far from the Sun" was recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki with engineer Nino Laurenne (THUNDERSTONE). The production duties were handled by the band and Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH) for vocals. The mixing was taken care of by Mikko Karmila (who previously worked with the group on their "Am Universum" CD) at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki.
"Eclipse" track listing: More...
The new album by AMORPHIS, "Eclipse", is set to be relased on February 2nd through Nuclear Blast. Guitarist Esa Holopainen comments on the forthcoming release:
"We just had listening session at Nuclear Blast office and feedback seems to be really positive. I guess we have to organize another session for Finnish reporters but I'm not sure if we have enough money to cover their drinks. Finnish reporters are extremely thirsty. But still, the more they drink, better they like the album! Way to go!"
Here is the tracklist: More...