AMORPHIS Guitarist Interviewed By METAL ASSAULT (Audio)

On May 19, Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Metal Assault conducted an interview with guitarist Esa Holopainen of Finnish melancholic dark rock/metal masters AMORPHIS. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

"My Enemy", a new song from AMORPHIS, is available for free download for a limited time at NuclearBlast.de. The track comes off the band's new album, "The Beginning Of Times", due on May 27 via Nuclear Blast Records.

"The Beginning Of Times" is described as "the most challenging AMORPHIS album so far in terms of both music and lyrics." Its central character is the iconic hero of Finnish mythology, Vinminen, whose tale has been masterfully retold by lyricist Pekka Kainulainen.

"The Beginning Of Times" was produced by the band; vocals were recorded under the guidance of Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH, TAROT) in his home studio in Kuopio. Like its predecessors, the album was mixed by Mikko Karmila. Its cover artwork shows Travis Smith's magnificent interpretation of the mythological birth of the world from a goldeneye's egg.

"The Beginning Of Times" track listing:

01. Battle For Light
02. Mermaid
03. My Enemy
04. You I Need
05. Song Of The Sage
06. Three Words
07. Reformation
08. Soothsayer
09. On A Stranded Shore
10. Escape
11. Crack In A Stone
12. Beginning Of Time
13. Heart's Song (digipack bonus track)

AMORPHIS filmed a video for "You I Need" on April 29 in Berlin, Germany.

In June, AMORPHIS will embark on the extensive "The Beginning Of Times" tour, which is scheduled to continue through 2012.

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