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Queen of Time - AMORPHIS

Similar to Norway's ENSLAVED, Finnish metal legend AMORPHIS has ridden a long, sometimes strange journey on its search for progression from the ashes of its charred death metal foundations. AMORPHIS has been so daring it's come close to becoming more prog than death metal (delving in pure rock on 2003's "Far from the Sun"), yet ...

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AMORPHIS And SOILWORK Announce European Co-Headlining Tour

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will join forces with Swedish metallers SOILWORK for a European co-headline tor in early 2019. Support on the trek will come from Ukrainian modern metal outfit JINJER plus German melodic death/doom metallers NAILED TO OBSCURITY. AMORPHIS guitarist Esa Holopainen commented: "We can't wait to hit the European roads and take ...

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AMORPHIS Guitarist Cites 'Trust' As The Main Reason For Working With Producer JENS BOGREN

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with vocalist Tomi Joutsen and guitarist Esa Holopainen of Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS about their new "Queen Of Time" studio album. You can watch the entire chat in two parts below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why AMORPHIS maintains such an active album/tour schedule: Esa: ...

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To Drink From The Night Itself - AT THE GATES

One of the most exciting aspects of influential death metal acts like AT THE GATES and CARCASS awaking from hiatus-induced slumber, has been seeing each band return with newly recorded material that made it seem like the last twenty years of pretenders to the throne never happened. Given the myriad of clones and second-, third-, ...

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AMORPHIS: 'Amongst Stars' Video Released

"Amongst Stars", the new video from Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Queen Of Time", which is being released today (Friday, May 18) via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" includes the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements ...

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FLAT EARTH Feat. Former HIM And AMORPHIS Members: 'Blame' Video Released

FLAT EARTH, the new band featuring former HIM members Mikko "Linde" Lindström (guitar) and Mika "Gas Lipstick" Karppinen (drums) alongside ex-AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelävuori and POLANSKI singer Anttoni "Anthony" Pikkarainen, has released the official video for its first single, "Blame". The song is taken from FLAT EARTH's debut album, which was recorded at Finnvox in ...

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AMORPHIS: Fourth Trailer For 'Queen Of Time' Album

The fourth trailer for "Queen Of Time", the upcoming studio album from Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, can be seen below. Due on May 18 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs. In addition, this will be the ...

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AMORPHIS: Third Trailer For 'Queen Of Time' Album

The third trailer for "Queen Of Time", the upcoming studio album from Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, can be seen below. Due on May 18 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs. In addition, this will be the ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY's MIKAEL STANNE On Using Clean Vocals On 1999's 'Projector': 'We Wanted To Prove To Ourselves We Can Be Different'

Slobodan Trifunović of Serbian Metal conducted an interview with frontman Mikael Stanne of veteran Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY prior to the band's April 18 concert at SKCNS Fabrika in Novi Sad, Serbia. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the touring cycle for ...

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AMORPHIS Vocalist TOMI JOUTSEN: 'Metal Should Always Be An Underground Kind Of Thing'

France's Duke TV recently conducted an interview with vocalist Tomi Joutsen and guitarist Esa Holopainen of Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS about their forthcoming "Queen Of Time" studio album. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On working with acclaimed Swedish producer Jens Bogren: Esa: "We ...

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ICARUS WITCH Announces New Singer, Releases 'Goodbye Cruel World' Video

Pittsburgh-based traditional heavy metal outfit ICARUS WITCH has announced the addition of vocalist Andrew D'Cagna (BRIMSTONE COVEN, IRONFLAME) to the group's ranks. The band has also released a music video for "Goodbye Cruel World", the title track of its forthcoming studio album, due later this year via Cleopatra Records. "After working closely with Andrew in ...

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TOMI KOIVUSAARI On AMORPHIS's Busy Schedule: 'We Are Not Rich That We Can Have Two Years Off In The Bahamas'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with guitarist Tomi Koivusaari of Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS about their forthcoming album, "Queen Of Time". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for "Queen Of Time", which found AMORPHIS working on ...

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AMORPHIS Releases 'Wrong Direction' Video

"Wrong Direction", the new video from Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Queen Of Time", which will be released on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral ...

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AMORPHIS: Second Trailer For 'Queen Of Time' Album

The second trailer for "Queen Of Time", the upcoming studio album from Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, can be seen below. Due on May 18 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs. In addition, this will be the ...

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AMORPHIS: First Trailer For 'Queen Of Time' Album

The first trailer for "Queen Of Time", the upcoming studio album from Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, can be seen below. Due on May 18 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs. In addition, this will be the ...

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Listen To New AMORPHIS Song 'The Bee' From 'Queen Of Time' Album

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will release their new studio album, "Queen Of Time", on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs. In addition, this will be the first time that people will be able to ...

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AMORPHIS To Release 'Queen Of Time' Album In May

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will release their new studio album, "Queen Of Time", on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs. In addition, this will be the first time that people will be able to ...

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AMORPHIS And DARK TRANQUILLITY To Tour North America With MOONSPELL, OMNIUM GATHERUM

Melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will return to North America with a co-headlining trek with DARK TRANQUILLITY this September/October. Joining them are Portugal's premier gothic-metallic-force MOONSPELL, and Finnish melo-death contingent OMNIUM GATHERUM. AMORPHIS will be touring in support of their soon to be announced new album, produced and mixed once again by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON ...

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Former HIM And AMORPHIS Members Join Forces In FLAT EARTH

Former HIM members Mikko "Linde" Lindström (guitar) and Mika "Gas Lipstick" Karppinen (drums) have joined forces with ex-AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelävuori and POLANSKI singer Anttoni "Anthony" Pikkarainen in a new band called FLAT EARTH. Based in Helsinki, Finland, FLAT EARTH is "anything but your run-of-the-mill 'supergroup," according to a press release. "The fearsome foursome is ...

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AMORPHIS Working On New Album

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS have entered the studio to begin recording their new album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast. According to a press release, "the pre-production process is already done and most of the recordings have been finished. But this time, the band didn't rush at all and took their time ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's ALEXI LAIHO On No Longer Drinking While On Tour: 'I Can't Deal With The Hangovers Anymore'

CHILDREN OF BODOM vocalist/guitarist Alexi Laiho recently spoke with "The Wanderers" podcast. The full conversation can be heard below (interview starts at the 3:25 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the band's recently completed "20 Years Down & Dirty" tour, which saw the group perform older material from its catalog: Alexi: ...

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Ex-THE GATHERING Vocalist ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN Credits DEVIN TOWNSEND And ARJEN LUCASSEN For Inspiration To Form VUUR

Rocker.sk spoke with VUUR singer Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex-THE GATHERING) prior to the group's November 10 performance alongside EPICA and MYRATH in Zlin, Czech Republic. The full chat can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On VUUR's origins: Anneke: "I did THE GENTLE STORM with Arjen Lucassen [AYREON]. We made ...

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THE 69 EYES: 'Christmas In New York City' Video Released

Finnish rockers THE 69 EYES have released a music video for their song "Christmas In New York City". The clip was filmed and directed by Ville Juurikkala, known from his previous work with THE 69 EYES, HIM, NIGHTWISH and AMORPHIS. "This is about the last thing we haven't done yet — so it's our time ...

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THE 69 EYES To Release 'Christmas In New York City'

Even the Helsinki Vampires celebrate Christmas! To inject some black magic and gothic vibes into the most beautiful season of the year, Finnish rockers THE 69 EYES will launch their special music video for "Christmas In New York City" on November 24. The clip was filmed and directed by Ville Juurikkala, known from his previous ...

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