AMORPHIS – heads for studio, new album out in September!

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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:

 

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