AMORAL: 'Year Of The Suckerpunch' Single Lands On Finnish Chart

"Year Of The Suckerpunch", the new single from Finnish metallers AMORAL, entered the national chart in the band's home country at position No. 19.

"Year Of The Suckerpunch" was released in Finland on February 11. In addition to the title cut, which was written and composed by guitarist Ben Varon, the single includes a cover of the MISFITS song "Dig Up Her Bones".

The first AMORAL track to be released featuring new vocalist Ari Koivunen, "Year Of The Suckerpunch" is available for streaming on the AMORAL MySpace page.

AMORAL's as-yet-untitled new album was recorded at Sound Supreme Studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland and is currently being mixed for a May release.

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AMORAL made its official live debut with new vocalist Ari Koivunen on February 6, 2009 at the Frostbite festival in Lahti, Finland.

Watch fan-filmed video footage from the concert below.

Ari Koivunen, 24, 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".

A photo of the new AMORAL lineup can be viewed below.

Vocalist Niko Kalliojärvi left AMORAL in order to focus on other projects. He made his final appearance with the band at the Thrashia Läpi Yön festival at Tammela, Finland on August 23, 2008.

AMORAL in 2007 entered the album chart in Finland at position No. 5 with the band's latest effort, "Reptile Ride".

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