Thursday, March 12, 2015

Amorphis heads for the studio

Metalnews Power of Metal.dk
Finnish metal act AMORPHIS has started the year off by demoing new songs for their upcoming 12th studio album due out in September. The band has started pre-production this month in Helsinki with producer Jens Bogren. The album recordings will begin in april at Bogren's Fascination Street Studio in Stockholm.

The lyrics are written by AMORPHIS's spiritual mentor Pekka Kainulainen. ”Like Kalevala, they are descriptions of natural phenomena, seasons and the human mind. Reoccuring situations where hope and uncertainty alternate. Attempting to gain advice from higher powers. The poems do not form a complete story per se, but they are drawn together by a certain theme. We live under a red cloud and once again, time weighs us,” describes Pekka Kainulainen.

The new album will be released in September, when AMORPHIS will embark on a world tour, starting from their native Finland. AMORPHIS will be touring Europe with NIGHTWISH at the end of the year.

This past december, AMORPHIS completed a successful Central European ”Retro” tour where the band played their legendary »Tales From The Thousand Lakes« album in its entirety to celebrate the 20th anniversary of said record. As a special treat for the fans, AMORPHIS also played songs from their debut album, which they haven't played in more than two decades. In Germany the media praised the tour of its authencity and its ”time travel to 20 years ago” aspect.

Commented the band: ”The tour set pays homage to the »Tales From The Thousand Lakes« album and did not include a single song released after 1995. It was great to see how boldly Tales... functions as a whole.” 

 
AMOPRHIS will be on tour alongside Finnish labelmates NIGHTWISH at the following dates:

16.11. DK Copenhagen - Falconer
18.11. D Hamburg - O2 World
19.11. NL Amsterdam - Heineken Music Hall
21.11. D Oberhausen - Arena
23.11. FR Lyon - Hall Tony Garnier
25.11. FR Paris - POPB
26.11. FR Toulouse - Le Zénith
28.11. CH Basel - St. Jakobshalle
29.11. I Bologna - Unipol Arena
01.12. D Munich - Zenith
03.12. D Stuttgart - Schleyerhalle
04.12. D Frankfurt - Jahrhunderthalle
05.12. D Nürnberg - Arena
07.12. CZ Prague - Tip Sport Arena Prague
08.12. AT Wien - Stadthalle
10.12. RO Bucharest - Polivalenta Hall
14.12. D Leipzig - Arena
15.12. D Berlin - Max-Schmeling-Halle
16.12. LUX Luxembourg - Rockhal
17.12. BE Antwerp - Lotto Arena
19.12. UK London - Wembley SSE Arena SOLD OUT
Addtionally, AMORPHIS will play the following festival shows this year:

12. - 14.06. RO Bucharest - Metalhead Meeting
11. - 12.04. D Lichtenfels - Ragnarök Festival
24.05. USA Baltimore - Maryland Death Fest
06.06. FIN Tampere - Radio City South Park
12. – 14.06. RO Bucharest - Metalhead Meeting
19. - 21.06. B Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
27.06. FIN Helsinki - Tuska Open Air
03.07. FIN Turku - Ruisrock
17-19.07. FIN Joensuu - Ilosaarirock
30.07 - 01.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
07.08. P Vagos - Vagos Open Air
13. - 15.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
14. - 16.08. CZ Hodonin - Made Of Metal Festival

You can order the most current AMORPHIS album »Circle«, releaed on April 19, 2013 at the following link: http://smarturl.it/amocirnb


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