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Amorphis Reveals New Album, "Circle" Artwork And Tracklisting

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"
"The Wanderer"
"Narrow Path"
"Hopeless Days"
"Nightbird's Song"
"Into The Abyss"
"Enchanted By The Moon"
"A New Day"

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1. Borntomosh writes:

I just don't know how I feel about Amorphis anymore. Such a different band now. I guess I'll still give it a listen.

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2. Cynic writes:

Even though they are a bit more watered down now, their music is still really well written and enjoyable. I wish Pasi Koskinen was still in the band though.

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3. R10 writes:

Always like the cover art Amorphis puts out. This ones no exception. Looking forward to the new tunes, even though the last album wasn't all that great.

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