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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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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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Amorphis Streaming New Track "Hopeless Days"

Amorphis posted a lyric video for the new track "Hopeless Days" from the band's upcoming release "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 album is the follow up to 2011's "The Beginning of Times."

The single is available as a physical release at this location or digitally over here. The track list for "Circle" is as follows:

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

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Amorphis Announces Record Release Show

Amorphis will be celebrating the release of new album "Circle" with a special record release show at The Circus in Helsinki on the 25th of April. At this show, Amorphis will be performing "Circle" in its entirety. Ticket sales are available right here.

Prior to this show, Amorphis will also play two gigs abroad:

02.03. House of Metal, Umeå (SE)
19.04. Reading 3, Tel Aviv (IL)

"Circle" will the follow-up to "The Beginning of Times" (reviewed here). Check out the cover artwork below. More...

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Ten More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2013

The organisers of Britain's, Bloodstock Open Air festival have announced a further ten bands for this year's edition of the event, including Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus and Death Angel, as well as 3 Inches Of Blood, Scar Symmetry, Dying Fetus, Xerath, Bloodbound, Vanderbuyst, Scarab and The Prophecy. The event will take place at Catton Park from August 8 - 11th and will be headlined by Slayer, King Diamond and Lamb of God.

King Diamond (Headliner)
Lamb Of God (Headliner)
Slayer (Headliner)
3 Inches Of Blood
Amorphis
Accept
Anthrax
Avantasia
Bloodbound
Dark Funeral
Death Angel
Devildriver
Dying Fetus
Ex Deo
Exodus
Firewind
Fozzy
Hell
Kataklysm
Municipal Waste
Negligence
The Prophecy
Scar Symmetry
Scarab
Vanderbuyst
Whitechapel
Xerath

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Amorphis Reveals New Album Artwork

Finnish metal veterans Amorphis have revealed the front cover artwork for their forthcoming new album, "Circle." You can check it out below. Vocalist Tomi Joutsen explained the cover thusly: "The mystic, androgynous person on the cover represents a spiritual guide. This character was sent from another time and place to help the album’s protagonist find a new path for his life."

This guide was previously mentioned by Amorphis lyricist Pekka Kainulainen in his summary of the album concept: "The protagonist has been dealt a bad hand at birth. He’s always felt himself an outsider with strong potential to become marginalized. Through an accident, after a crisis, he finds a connection with his inner powers. A guide is sent to him, from another time and place. He gets a chance to take hold of his own life and change his destiny. From the past of Carelian Finland he finds his own spiritual tribe and the power to turn the course of his doomed life. This is a story of survival."

The band also revealed the tracklisting for "Circle," which as follows:

"Shades Of Gray"
"Mission"
"The Wanderer"
"Narrow Path"
"Hopeless Days"
"Nightbird's Song"
"Into The Abyss"
"Enchanted By The Moon"
"A New Day" More...

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Amorphis Comments On New Album's Concept

Finnish masters of melacholic dark metal, Amorphis, announced yesterday that the title of the band's upcoming album will be "Circle." The new album is set for release April 19th, 2013 through Nuclear Blast.

A short summary about the album's concept that spreads throughout the lyrics by Pekka Kainulainen, who wrote the lyrics for the most recent Amorphis albums, can be read below:

"The protagonist has been dealt a bad hand at birth. He’s always felt himself an outsider with strong potential to become marginalized. Through an accident, after a crisis, he finds a connection with his inner powers. A guide is sent to him, from some other time and place. He gets a chance to take hold of his own life and change his destiny. From the past of Carelian Finland he finds his own spiritual tribe and the power to turn the course of his doomed life. This is a story of survival."

Singer Tomi Joutsen adds about the album's title: "Circle represents integrity. Back in the days, when there was something special to talk about, wise men used to sit in circle. Not everyone was invited to join them. But in this story, the protagonist was invited among the wise men's circle."

The "Circle" album follows previous release "The Beginning of Times" (reviewed here), and further details will be revealed in the coming months.

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