Band Photo: Amoral (?)
From: Helsinki, Finland
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete Amoral 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.
The following messages have been posted on the official Dark Funeral website:
"We are sorry to inform that DARK FUNERAL, NAGLFAR, AMORAL & ASMODEUS gigs in Lódz and Katowice have been cancelled. Massive Music would like to apologize for all inconveniences caused to Dragon Productions and the bands. The cancellation is beyond our control, we are entirely helpless in the face of the present political situation in Poland. "
Mariusz Kmiolek/Massive Music POLAND
"We understand this has really nothing to do with Dark Funeral alone as a band, but by a musical scene the Polish Catholics obviously wish to forbid. To us this is just another proof of the hypocrisy that lies behind organised religions. They happily promote tolerance, yet, as soon as they see something they dislike, they are fast as a shark to call for censorship. The thing is, reactions like this will most certainly give the opposite result, it always does! We would however like to apologize for all inconveniences this has and will cause our Polish fans, but this is unfortunately beyond our control"
Austrian black metallers ASMODEUS have been added to a dozen dates on the upcoming DARK FUNERAL European headlining tour. The details are as follows:
DARK FUNERAL + NAGLFAR + AMORAL + ASMODEUS:
Mar. 21 - Innsbruck, AUT - Hafen
Mar. 22 - Budapest, HUN - Ship A38
Mar. 23 - Warsaw, POL - Proxima
Mar. 24 - Katowice, POL - Mega Club
Mar. 25 - Leipzig/Engelsdorf, GER - Hellraiser
Mar. 26 - Berlin, GER - K17
DARK FUNERAL + NAGLFAR + ENDSTILLE + AMORAL + ASMODEUS:
Mar. 27 - Hamburg, GER- Fabrik
DARK FUNERAL + NAGLFAR + AMORAL + ASMODEUS:
Mar. 28 - Copenhagen, DEN - Loppen
Mar. 29 - Karlskrona, SWE - Kino
Mar. 30 - Helsingborg, SWE - Tivoli
Mar. 31 - Västerås, SWE - www.prismamusik.se
Apr. 01 - Östersund, SWE – Huset
In other news, ASMODEUS recently parted ways with guitarist Arngrim. "He said that he has not enough time for ASMODEUS since the band becomes more and more a full-timejob for everyone," the group write on their web site. "He wants to concentrate more on his own band and put his time into this in future." A replacement for Arngrim has yet to be announced.
ASMODEUS are scheduled to release their sophomore album, "Imperium Damnatum", on March 17 via Twilight-Vertrieb. "The production is true the most brutal and dark one we have ever had," the band write. "The sound fits prefectly to the songs and unleashes the inner darkness of these eternal chorals. The cover artwork is also done so far. It was again created by Juanjo Castellano from Spain, who also did the cover for [2003's] 'Phalanx Inferna'."
Amoral have been confirmed as support on Dark Funeral's upcoming European tour with Naglfar. Tour dates are as follows:
Feb. 21 Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia
Feb. 22 Jyvaskyla, Finland - Lutakko
Feb. 24 Stockholm, Sweden - Klubben *
Feb. 25 Malmo, Sweden - KB *
Feb. 26 Gothenburg, Sweden - Karen *
Feb. 27 Oslo, Norway - John Dee *
Feb. 28 Arhus, Denmark - TBA *
Mar. 01 Hanover, Germany - Music Center *
Mar. 02 Essen, Germany - Turok *
Mar. 03 Deventer, Netherlands - Burgerweeshuis *
Mar. 04 Georgsmarienhutte, Germany - Gate 3 *
Mar. 05 Tilburg, Netherlands - 013 *
Mar. 06 Munich, Germany - Metropolis *
Mar. 07 Vienna, Austria - Planet Music *
Mar. 08 Salzburg, Austria - Rockhouse *
Mar. 09 Treviso, Italy - New Age *
Mar. 10 Florence, Italy - Zero Circus *
Mar. 11 Milan, Italy - Rainbow *
Mar. 12 Marseille, France - TBA *
Mar. 13 Toulouse, France - TBA *
Mar. 14 Barcelona, Italy - Mephisto *
Mar. 15 Madrid, Spain - Arena *
Mar. 16 Bordeaux, France - TBA *
Mar. 17 Paris, France - La Locomotive *
Mar. 18 Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7 *
Mar. 19 Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob *
Mar. 20 Nuremberg, Germany - Deer *
Mar. 21 Innsbruck, Austria - Hafen
Mar. 22 Budapest, Hungary - Ship A38
Mar. 23 Warsaw, Poland - Proxima
Mar. 24 Katowice, Poland - Mega Club
Mar. 25 Leipzig/Engelsdorf, Germany - Hellraiser
Mar. 26 Berlin, Germany - K17
Mar. 27 Hamburg, DE - Fabrik *
Mar. 28 Copenhagen, DK - Loppe
Mar. 30 Helsingborg, SE - Tivoli
Mar. 31 Västerås, SE - www.prismamusik.se
Apr. 01 Östersund, SE - Huset
Spinefarm Record has released "Spinefarm Metal DVD 2." The contents:
1. Children of Bodom - Trashed, Lost & Strungout
2. To/Die/For - Little Deaths
3. Finntroll - Trollhammaren
4. Norther - Mirror of Madness
5. Tarot - Pyre of Gods
6. Entwine - Bitter Sweet
7. Children of Bodom - Sixpounder
8. Turmoin Katilot - Verta Ja Lihaa
9. Nightwish - Bless the Child
10. Ajattara - Haureus
11. Norther - Death Unlimited
12. Ram-Zet - Queen
13. Lowe Motor Corporation - Soul of a Pagan
14. Rotten Sound - Burden
15. Reverend Bizarre - Doom Over the World
16. Amoral - Other Flesh
17. Sonata Arctica - The Cage (Tavistia live)
18. To Separate the Flesh from the Bones - The Final Extinction (Tavastia live)
19. Rotten Sound - Targets (Tuska live)
20. To Separate the Flesh from the Bones - Drowned in Semen (Tavastia live)
21. Sonata Arctica - Kingdom for a Heart (Tavastia live)
22. Ensiferum - Battle Song (Party San live)
23. Children of Bodom - Bodom Beach Terror (Tuska live)
For more information, visit the Spinefarm Records website at www.spinefarm.fi.
Two sound samples from Amoral's upcoming second album, "Decrowning," (Spikefarm release date November 21st), are now online. You can download them at the following links:
After the very successful Death Metal Special with expert for extreme tunes Philipp Schulte and Metalcore Shooting Stars Maroon, Century Media and NBC Giga TV joined forces again to strike back with the mightiest of all Humppa bands around – Finntroll. Turn on your TV on May 2nd 2005 at 18:00 CET for this one hour live feature. Expect an interesting interview, a competition and the legendary “Trollhammaren” video clip!
Attentive fans will have noticed that May 2nd is exactly the day where the touring package Finntroll, labelmates Naglfar and Amoral will crush the stages of the Matrix in Bochum, Germany. Apropos tour: This tour can easily be called a triumphal procession for both Finntroll and Naglfar. Tour dates: More...
Tuska Open Air Metal Festival has added more international and Finnish acts to the 2005 roster. The line-up is almost complete with only 1 more artist to be added for Saturday afternoon as well as the winner from the band contest at Rotonde-Festival, France, which is to be held later this spring. This year's Tuska-Festival is more international than ever, with nearly half of the artists coming from abroad. The evening clubs will most likely see some international action as well.
New additions in Finnish professionalism will be represented by Apocalyptica, whose cello metal is witnessed way too rarely on their native soil. Apocalytica just recently supported Rammstein on their European tour and appeared stateside on a few selected dates.
German precision and universal greatness is brought to you by the mighty Gamma Ray. The band last appeared on the bill at Tuska 2000 and have since built their fanbase by selling out club shows on a regular basis.
Other additions include up-and-coming death metallers Amoral, Finnish-singing Stam1na and Viikate, as well as Callisto who are about to embark on a European tour in a few weeks.
The search continues for one more, either domestic or foreign artist.
Ticket sales for Tuska 2005 start on Friday April 1st. Three-day ticketcosts 67 euro, one-day ticket 32 euro. Go to www.lippupalvelu.fi to purchase tickets.
Current Tuska 2005 line-up reads as follows: More...
Sweden’s blackest of the black, Naglfar, have signed a new worldwide record contract with Century Media Records. Their new album, tentatively titled “Pariah”, is currently being recorded at Ballerina Studios in the band’s hometown of Umea. A wise decision as both preceding albums, “Diabolical” and “Sheol”, had been recorded in this studio and gave the band’s razor sharp sound its keen edge.
“Pariah” will be released in Spring 2005 and the new material promises to solidify Naglfar's reputation as one of the best – if not the best – bands in their musical genre. The expectations are of course high as the band’s last masterpiece “Sheol” received excellent feedback without exception all over the globe, i.e. achieving the highest praise from the press - Album Of The Month in Legacy (D) and Heavy, Oder Was!? (D), or 10 out of 10 points Rock Hard (D), to name just a few -- and climbing to top ten positions in the reader’s year-end polls of various magazines.
Naglfar, who had rewritten the rules of black metal with their debut “Vittra” in 1995 (this album ranks amongst the 300 best metal albums of all time in Rock Hard magazine) and have released the most brutal album of 1998 with their second output “Diabolical” (featuring immortal classics like “The Brimstone Gate” or the infamous “Horncrowned Majesty”), have always had a high standing in the black and death metal scene, which fully manifested itself with their last album “Sheol”, gaining the band many more fans than ever before.
According to this history, it is no surprise that “Pariah” is one of the most-awaited albums in the metal scene this year. But from a band that has always delivered the highest quality, one can expect that “Pariah” will again be a damn classic of pure melodic Swedish black metal that will break the competition’s neck.
Although the final tracklist is still to be announced, “Pariah” will contain the following tracks: More...
Finnish Death metallers MORS PRINCIPIUM EST have announced on their official website that they will be playing at YO-Talo in Tampere, Finland on March 9th with fellow Finns AMORAL and TOTAL DEVASTATION.
Listenable Records recently announced that the bands's upcoming album, "Unborn", is to be released early next year. The tracklisting includes: More...
Omnium Gatherum, Children of Bodom, Thunderstone, Amoral and others have been confirmed as participants at a Dimebag tribute concert in Helsinki, Finland, on January 15th 2005.
Finland’s OMNIUM GATHERUM will join forces with fellow Fins AMORAL, ELENIUM, KIUAS and MANITOUR for a short tour of Finland in November.
According to Amoral’s website, confirmed dates for the Dead Achilles Tour include:
AMORAL, the Finnish melodic death metal band featuring MOONSORROW bassist Ville Sorvali, have posted an MP3 sample of a track called "Solvent" at this location. "Solvent" comes off the group's forthcoming debut album, "Wound Creations", due on May 17 through Rage of Achilles Records.
"Wound Creations" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios and was mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox studios in Helsinki.
Upcoming AMORAL shows: More...