To round off the 20th Anniversary year, Amorphis will play seven shows in major Finnish cities in December. In line with the upcoming Magic & Mayhem - Tales From The Early Years album, the setlist will consist of material from the band's early years - the recent radio hits are not on the agenda this time...
The shows in Seinäjoki, Oulu and Tampere will be opened by Ensiferum.
Announced dates are as follows:
Dec. 09 - Tavastia, Helsinki
Dec. 10 - Sibeliustalo, Lahti
Dec. 11 - Lutakko, Jyväskylä
Dec. 16 - Klubi, Turku
Dec. 17 - Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki
Dec. 18 - Club Teatria, Oulu
Dec. 31 - Pakkahuone, Tampere
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Amorphis, the band has re-recorded a selection of classic tracks for a special retrospective. Magic & Mayhem - Tales From The Early Years will be in stores September 17 (Finland: September 15) and features songs originally released between 1991 and 1996.
Magic & Mayhem - Tales From The Early Years cover art] tracklist:
01. Magic And Mayhem
02. Vulgar Necrolatry
03. Into Hiding
04. Black Winter Day
05. On Rich And Poor
06. Exile Of The Sons Of Uisliu
07. The Castaway
08. Song Of The Troubled One
09. Sign From The North Side
10. Drowned Maid
11. Against Widows
12. My Kantele
13. Light My Fire
Amorphis have revealed the cover artwork and tracklisting of their forthcoming DVD package called Forging The Land Of Thousand Lakes, which will be released on June 25 (Europe) and June 23 (Finland) - and not on June 4th, as announced earlier.
The tracklisting for the limited 2DVD + 2CD version is as follows:
DVD 1: Live at The Oulu Club:
01. Silver Bride
03. Towards And Against
04. The Castaway
05. Smithereens / The Smoke
06. Majestic Beast
08. Silent Waters
10. Elegy Medley (Against Widows / Cares / On Rich And Poor)
11. From The Heaven Of My Heart
12. Sky Is Mine
13. Magic And Mayhem / Black Winter Day
14. Sign From The Northside
15. House Of Sleep
16. My Kantele
Finnish metallers Amorphis have issued the following update on their official website:
"The "Forging Europe Tour" will continue in November 2010 with 21 gigs in twelve countries. The tour will be presented by Metal Hammer and Terrorizer; both support acts are to be announced later. Tickets for the German shows can be ordered from Metaltix."
Announced tour dates are as follows:
Nov. 05 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset
Nov. 06 - Aalborg, Denmark - Metal Festival
Nov. 07 - Markthalle - Hamburg, Germany
Nov. 09 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Cathouse
Nov. 10 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Academy 3
Nov. 11 - London, United Kingdom - O2 Academy Islington
Nov. 12 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli De Helling
"From the Heaven of My Heart", the new video from Finnish metallers Amorphis, can be viewed at this location. The clip was directed by Owe Lingwall of Sweden's Village Road Film and was filmed at various locations throughout Finland.
"From the Heaven of My Heart" comes off the band's latest album, Skyforger, which was released in May 2009 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The long wait is coming to an end: Amorphis will release their first-ever live DVD in the spring of 2010, in time for the band's 20th anniversary. The full-length gig will be filmed this coming Friday, November 20, at Club Teatria in Oulu/Finland. In addition to this live show, the DVD will include plenty of bonus material.
Having recently returned from a five-week European tour which included sold-out venues in London, Paris, Sofia and various German towns, Amorphis are currently on the road in Finland. The first two nights in Jyväskylä and Joensuu were sold out, and tickets for the remaining gigs are selling fast. Esa Holopainen comments: "After our successful European tour, it feels good to return to the Finnish stages. And it's great to notice that our 'home folks' have not forgotten us. See you at the shows!"
In autumn, Amorphis will embark on an extensive one-month European tour comprising Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy and even including the band's first-ever appearance in the UK. Tickets for the Forging Europe Tour 2009 will go on sale on Monday, April 27. Support acts will be announced later.
Forging Europe Tour 2009:
07.10 Kato, Berlin (D)
08.10 Club Romein, Leeuwarden (NL)
09.10 De Nieuwe Pul, Uden (NL)
10.10 Underworld, London (GB)
11.10 Biebob, Vosselaar (B)
13.10 L'ubu, Rennes (F)
14.10 La Locomotive, Paris (F)
15.10 Musik Zentrum, Hannover (D)
16.10 Alte Spinnerei, Glauchau (D)
The first single from the forthcoming album "Skyforger" will be titled "Silver Bride" and is set for release on April 22 (Finland only). As announced earlier, the street date for the new Amorphis album is May 27 in Finland and May 29 in the remaining European countries. In addition to the basic version, "Skyforger" will be available as a special digipak edition featuring the bonus track "Godlike Machine".
UPDATE (thanks to 13767)
Amorphis have made "Silver Bride" available for streaming online at this location.
Finnish metallers Amorphis have revealed some new details about their new fothcoming album, entilted "Skyforger". The album will be released on May 29 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork of the album can be viewed at this location.
Tracklisting of the "Skyforger":
02. Silver Bride
03. From The Heaven Of My Heart
04. Sky Is Mine
05. Majestic Beast
06. My Sun
07. Highest Star
09. Course Of Fate
10. From Eearth I Rose
"As announced earlier, Amorphis will embark on a North American tour in September. Esa Holopainen elaborates: "This is our first tour in this region with our latest album, "Silent Waters". Tickets are selling well so you can only be happy. We picked Samael, Leaves' Eyes and Virgin Black as support acts because we know the guys and this kind of musical combination offers something for everyone." The tour kicks off on ProgPower USA IX in Atlanta on September 26. All tour dates can be found here.
In November Amorphis will enter Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki to record a follow-up to their highly acclaimed "Eclipse" and "Silent Waters" albums. The band has received gold records for both albums in their native Finland. Esa reveals: "We have been working really hard on new material and the new record should be out sometime next spring. The new material will again be very epic."
Finnish metallers Amorphis have been confirmed as the second headliner of ProgPower USA IX. America's premiere metal festival returns to Center Stage in Atlanta on Sept 26 & 27.
"Amorphis may not fit the stereotypical profile, but they truly are a progressive giant in this scene. From their death metal roots to the current moody atmosphere, they have done it all. Any band that can survive for sixteen years by doing it their own way deserves to be a headliner" said promoter Glenn Harveston.
Amorphis's last performance in the U.S. was in 2003.
Amorphis' new album "Silent Waters" is now available for streaming in its entirety at MP3.com, here.
Silent Waters - out November 18 in North America - tracklisting:
01. Weaving The Incantation
02. A Servant
03. Silent Waters
04. Towards And Against
05. I Of Crimson Blood
06. Her Alone
09. The White Swan
10. Black River
11. Sign (U.S. bonus track)