A brand-new AMORPHIS track, entitled "Leaves Scar", is featured on a promo CD showcasing recent and upcoming Nuclear Blast releases that accompanies the December issue (#32) of Sweden Rock magazine. The magazine is distributed in the Northern countries only. View a scan of the promo CD cover at this location. For mail-order information, contact [email protected]"Leaves Scar" comes off the forthcoming AMORPHIS album, "Eclipse", due on February 17, 2006. The first single, "House of Sleep", will be released January 4, 2006. The cover artwork for "Eclipse" was created by Travis Smith, who is renowned for his collaborations with OPETH, ANATHEMA, KATATONIA, ICED EARTH and numerous others. The follow-up to last year's "Far from the Sun" was recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki with engineer Nino Laurenne (THUNDERSTONE). The production duties were handled by the band and Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH) for vocals. The mixing was taken care of by Mikko Karmila (who previously worked with the group on their "Am Universum" CD) at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki. The first pressing of "Eclipse" will be a limited digipack edition featuring the bonus track "Stonewoman". As previously reported, AMORPHIS will celebrate the release of "Eclipse" with a live appearance at the second annual Finnish Metal Expo, which will take place on February 17-18, 2006 at Kaapelitehdas in Helsinki, Finland. Other bands scheduled to perform at the Expo include U.D.O., AJATTARA, SWALLOW THE SUN, VERJNUARMU, ANJ, NAILDOWN and many more. The detailed schedule of the two-day event will be published in the near future. Tickets (20 €/day) are now on sale at Tiketti and Lippupalvelu.
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