The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Under The Red Cloud", the new album from Finnish masters of melancholic metal AMORPHIS, can be seen below. The CD will be released on September 4 via Nuclear Blast.
States AMORPHIS guitarist Esa Holopainen: "The album is titled 'Under The Red Cloud' and the artwork is done by Valnoir Mortasonge. Valnoir is well known from his works for LAIBACH, PARADISE LOST, WATAIN, BEHEMOTH and many more. It was a great pleasure to work with him as he [captured] the lyrical topics really well. Colors and details describe the music perfectly."
He continues: "'Under The Red Cloud' is produced by Jens Bogren, who did amazing job with the album. There's a lot's of elements in the songs but every note and element is in perfect harmony so that the result is fucking heavy and melodic. All I can say is that 'Under The Red Cloud' will be in my personal Top 3 AMORPHIS albums that we've ever done."
"Under The Red Cloud" track listing:
01. Under The Red Cloud
02. The Four Wise Ones
03. Bad Blood
04. The Skull
05. Death Of A King
07. Dark Path
08. Enemy At The Gates
09. Tree Of Ages
10. White Night
Bonus tracks (digipak & 2LP):
11. Come The Spring
12. Winter’s Sleep
Pre-order a copy of "Under The Red Cloud" at this location.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of its classic album "Tales From The Thousand Lakes", AMORPHIS will make several European festival appearanes this summer.
The "Under The Red Cloud" touring cycle will kick off in September.