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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 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!!”

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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)

Check out "Hopeless Days" here: More...

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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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Amorphis Announces New Album Title

Finnish act Amorphis has been working on a new album and follow-up to "The Beginning of Times" (reviewed here). The band has now revealed the album will be titled "Circle" and is set for an April 19th, 2013 release. Further details will be announced as they become available, and you can check out a studio video report below. More...

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Slayer To Headline Bloodstock 2013

American thrash metal legends Slayer has been confirmed as the third and final headliner for next year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival in Derbyshire, England. The event will take place at Catton Park from August 8 - 11th and will also be headlined by King Diamond and Lamb of God. A statement from Slayer guitarist Kerry King reads: "Can't wait to hit the stage at Bloodstock! Metal Festival in England? Fuck yes!! It's going to be hell on earth and I'm looking forward to having a party with all my British friends."

The organisers of the festival added: "We are thrilled to announce that seminal thrash metal legends, SLAYER are confirmed as the third and final headliner for Bloodstock 2013. The Californian four-piece will close the Ronnie James Dio stage on Sunday night at Catton Park, bringing their face-melting, monster riffs to the metal hordes."

The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...

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Lamb Of God To Headline Bloodstock 2013

American heavy metal outfit, Lamb Of God has been confirmed as the second headliner for next year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, closing the main stage on the second day of the festival. The organisers have also confirmed two more bands for next year in Swedish black metal veterans, Dark Funeral and Finnish heavy metal group, Amorphis, who had this to say about their performance:

"Greetings from Hell-sinki's 5K studio where Amorphis is finishing recording our forthcoming 11th album. Our agent gave us the great news that we are booked for Bloodstock Festival 2013! Bloodstock has become one of the best European metal events, so it's an honour to be part of the festival again. We promise to put on an epic show, so keep the horns up and see you at Bloodstock next summer!"

The festival will take place from August 8th- 11th in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire and will feature the following bands, with many more to be confirmed: More...

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Amorphis Announces New Live Shows

Amorphis, which is currently working on a new album and follow-up to "The Beginning of Times" (reviewed here), posted the following message about new Finnish shows:

"A few shows have been added to the Finnish tour. The full list is below. Meanwhile, recordings for the new album are well under way. Check the Amorphis youtube channel for clips from the studio..."

05.12. Club Teatria, Oulu (FI)
06.12. Lutakko, Jyväskylä (FI)
07.12. Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki (FI)
08.12. Hullu Pullo, Vaasa (FI)
12.12. Tavastia, Helsinki (FI)
13.12. Bar Kino, Pori (FI)
14.12. Klubi, Turku (FI)
28.12. Vaakuna, Mikkeli (FI)
29.12. Pakkahuone, Tampere (FI)
31.12. Salon Keikkamesta, Salo (FI) More...

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Amorphis Posts New Studio Video

Finland's Amorphis has posted a third studio update video online showcasing the band's time working on a new album and follow-up to "The Beginning of Times" (reviewed here). You can check out the clip below, and the band also commented:

"The recording process is going well. We're done with most of the instruments and now Peter Tägtgren and Tomi Joutsen are working their asses off with vocals.

"To share a few things, we have recorded with a real church organ, our cameraman has witnessed paranormal activity and spent time with Shaman at a Finnish forest.

"The document we are filming from recording sessions is going to turn out quite a horror movie. You'll see that the album is going to turn out a real spiritual metal journey." More...

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