CHARON/ex-POISONBLACK frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto will handle the vocal duties for AMORPHIS on the group's upcoming U.S. tour with TYPE O NEGATIVE. At the moment, there are no plans for Leppäluoto to join AMORPHIS on a full-time basis.

"When we first started thinking about this singer situation [following Pasi Koskinen's departure], nobody came to our minds," guitarist Esa Holopainen told Finland's Sonera Plaza. "But then we found out that J-P could be very good substitute for Pasi. I sent him all the AMORPHIS CDs and he is practicing our songs very hard at the moment... But let's see later who will handle the 'death metal vocals' in some of our songs."

As previously reported, AMORPHIS's tour with TYPE O NEGATIVE is scheduled to kick off in early October. Confirmed dates so far include the following:

Oct. 07 – Toad's Place – New Haven, CT
Oct. 11 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
Oct. 12 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
Oct. 15 - Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 30 - Eagles Club/The Rave/Eagles Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI

AMORPHIS' most recent CD, "Far From The Sun", will receive its long-overdue North/South American release on September 7 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be packaged as a special version with three bonus songs, including an acoustic version of the title track, "Far From The Sun".

(Thanks: Timo Isoaho / Sonera Plaza)


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