Bulgaria's Tangra Mega Rock recently conducted an interview with guitarist Ben Varon of Finnish metallers AMORAL. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below.
AMORAL kicked off its European tour with AMORPHIS and BEFORE THE DAWN on October 2 at Nosturi in Helsinki.
You can keep track of AMORAL's "whereabouts, doings and mischief on the road" by following their tour blog at this location.
AMORAL's "Year Of The Suckerpunch" video can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's latest album, "Show Your Colors", which entered the official chart in the band's home country of Finland at position No. 19.
"Show Your Colors" was released in the U.S. on June 9 through Spinefarm Records via Fontana distribution. Available in Finland since May 6, the CD was recorded at Sound Supreme Studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland.
An e-card for "Show Your Colors" can be accessed at this location.
"Year Of The Suckerpunch", the first AMORAL track to be released featuring new singer Ari Koivunen, entered the national chart in the band's home country at position No. 19. In addition to the title cut, which was written and composed by Varon, the single includes a cover of the MISFITS song "Dig Up Her Bones".
AMORAL made its official live debut with Koivunen on February 6, 2009 at the Frostbite festival in Lahti, Finland.
Koivunen is best known as the winner of the 2007 Finnish national TV talent competition "Idols". He has released two solo albums thus far — 2007's "Fuel For The Fire" and 2008's "Becoming".
Ben Varon interviewed by Tangra Mega Rock (click on player below to launch audio):
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