"some music was meant to stay underground..."

Amorphis Comments On Upcoming Album "The Beginning Of Times"

The upcoming album from Finland's Amorphis will be titled "The Beginning Of Times" and will see the light of day at the end of May. The album will also be preceded by the single "You I Need" in April. Cover artwork for the album can be viewed below, and the band also commented:

"The new album is the most challenging Amorphis album so far in terms of both music and lyrics. Its central character is the iconic hero of Finnish mythology, Väinämöinen, whose tale has been masterfully retold by lyricist Pekka Kainulainen. The Beginning Of Times was produced by the band; vocals were recorded under the guidance of Marco Hietala in his home studio in Kuopio. Like its predecessors, the album was mixed by Mikko Karmila. Its cover artwork shows Travis Smith’s magnificent interpretation of the mythological birth of the world from a goldeneye’s egg. In June, Amorphis will embark on the extensive The Beginning Of Times tour, which is scheduled to continue through 2012."

Photobucket

The track listing is as follows:

1. Battle For Light
2. Mermaid
3. My Enemy
4. You I Need
5. Song of the Sage
6. Three Words
7. Reformation
8. Soothsayer
9. On a Stranded Shore
10. Escape
11. Crack in a Stone
12. Beginning of Time
(digipack bonus) 13. Heart’s Song

What's Next?

Please share this article if you found it interesting.

You can get related band news and info in the sidebar and on the respective band pages.


5 Comments on "Amorphis Comments On Upcoming Album"

Post your comments and discuss the article below! (no login required)

Anonymous Reader
1. R Tenney writes:

Great cover art and I eagerly await this new release! Great band!

# Feb 28, 2011 @ 12:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Cynic's avatar

Senior Reviewer

2. Cynic writes:

^^I second that, wish they would have described the music in the band comment though!

# Feb 28, 2011 @ 3:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
3. R Tenney writes:

Cynic do these guys fly under the radar where u are as well? Saw them upstairs at Worcester Palladium a few years back to a capacity crowd of 450 ! A lot of crap draws 1000s : icp:! I picked their CD DVD Forging the Land of Thousand Lakes late last year for 17 bucks US and its probably one of the best investments I've made. 2 cds 2 dvds ! These guys don't disappoint! NP Towards and Against : Amorphis.

# Feb 28, 2011 @ 4:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Cynic's avatar

Senior Reviewer

4. Cynic writes:

Everything that's not Metallica or Slayer is subterranean. I need that DVD! It's next on my purchase list - I actually have to thank the mighty xFiruath for introducing me to Amorphis since on previous listens I had foolishly passed them up.

# Feb 28, 2011 @ 5:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
5. R Tenney writes:

Cynic do pick up that DVD:CD. It will be well worth your money and listening pleasure! Subterranean in NZ? In US people are so trend conscious. Stuffs in this week is out next month! I can't keep up with it all! Heads spinning from it all! Anyways thoughts and prayers dude to your fellow country men@women who were affected in ChristChurch. Mother earth it seems is p***ed at us. Quakes;volcanos and such. Cheers dude!

# Feb 28, 2011 @ 5:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

To minimize comment spam/abuse, you cannot post comments on articles over a month old. Please check the sidebar to the right or the related band pages for recent related news articles.