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Skyforger
0/0/2009

Eclipse
3/21/2006

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6/17/2003
 
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Amorphis 'Skyforger' Now Streaming Online
May 24, 2009
'Skyforger', the new album from Finnish metallers Amorphis, is now available for streaming in it’s entirety on the band’s Myspace page. 'Skyforger' is scheduled for release on May 29 (Europe) and June 16 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records (May 27 in Finland. The follow-up to the 'Eclipse' and 'Silent Waters' LPs, both of which were certified gold in the band's native Finland, was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki.

The track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. Sampo
02. Silver Bride
03. From The Heaven Of My Heart
04. Sky Is Mine
05. Majestic Beast
06. My Sun
07. Highest Star
08. Skyforger
09. Course Of Fate
10. From Earth I Rose
11. Godlike Machine (US bonus track)

"Silver Bride", the new video from Amorphis, can be viewed below as well as on the band's Officialy Myspace page under the “video” section.

Commented guitarist Esa Holopainen: "Director Owe Lingvall did a great job with 'Silver Bride'. We are very happy how the video came out and it really serves the song."

The "Silver Bride" single recently topped the national chart in the band's home country of Finland.
 
 
 
 
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Amorphis: New Album Title, Cover Art, Track List Revealed
February 11, 2009
Finnish dark metallers Amorphis have set 'Skyforger' as the title of their new album, tentatively due out this Summer in North America and May 29 in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to the 'Eclipse' and 'Silent Waters' LPs, both of which were certified gold in the band's native Finland, was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki.

'Skyforger' track listing is as follows:
01. Sampo
02. Silver Bride
03. From The Heaven Of My Heart
04. Sky Is Mine
05. Majestic Beast
06. My Sun
07. Highest Star
08. Skyforger
09. Course Of Fate
10. From Earth I Rose

Check out the cover artwork below

Amorphis' last CD, 'Silent Waters', entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 44. Released in North America on September 18, 2007, the CD is the second Amorphis album to feature singer Tomi Joutsen (Sinisthra). It was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Mixing duties were handled by Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, Stratovarius) at Finnvox studios.
 
 
 
 
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Amorphis Land 'Album Of The Year' In "Unrestrained" Magazine
December 3, 2007
Amorphis recently landed the #1 spot for Unrestrained! magazines Top Albums of 2007 list with their 'Silent Waters' release. Editor Tate Bengtson commented, "We are thrilled to have Amorphis Silent Waters land the top spot in the Unrestrained! Top Albums of 2007 List. While Amorphis previous album, Eclipse, demonstrated the impact of new vocalist Tomi Joutsen upon the band, Silent Waters showcases the full extent of Amorphis rejuvenated chemistry and creative vision."

"Silent Waters enjoyed a remarkable showing among Unrestrained! staff. This is especially noteworthy in light of the diversity of our staffs musical tastes and the sheer quantity of high calibre albums released in 2007. It was a banner year for metal and the competition was fierce, but Silent Waters really struck a chord! Unrestrained! #36, which includes our Top Albums of 2007 List, will hit stores by December 15."

Amorphis' new album, 'Silent Waters', entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 44. Released in North America on September 18, the CD is the second Amorphis album to feature singer Tomi Joutsen (Sinisthra). It was recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, Finland. Mixing duties were handled by Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, Stratovarius) at Finnvox studios.

The video clip for the first single Silent Waters can be viewed below.
 
 
 
 
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Amorphis Entire New Album Available For Streaming
September 10, 2007
Amorphis' new album, 'Silent Waters', is now available for streaming in its entirety at MP3.com. Due in North America September 18th, 'Silent Waters' is the second Amorphis album to feature singer Tomi Joutsen (Sinisthra). The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, Finland. Mixing duties were handled by Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, Stratovarius) at Finnvox studios.

'Silent Waters' track listing:

01. Weaving The Incantation
02. A Servant
03. Silent Waters
04. Towards And Against
05. I Of Crimson Blood
06. Her Alone
07. Enigma
08. Shaman
09. The White Swan
10. Black River
11. Sign (U.S. bonus track)
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1990
HOME TOWN: Finland
MEMBERS:
Tomi Joutsen (vocals)
Esa Holopainen (guitar)
Tomi Koivusaari (guitars)
Niclas Etelvuori (bass)
Jan Rechberger (drums)
Santeri Kallio (keyboards)

Founded in 1990 in Helsinki, Amorphis have worked their way up to the top of the European metal scene over the last 10 years. However the term metaldoesnt necessarily define the band anymore. Sure, originally the disciples around mastermind Esa Holopainen were definitely Death Metal, but gradually developed into a serious rock act. The big break-through came in 1994 with their last really extreme album Tales Of The Thousand Lakes. The whole metal community went nuts, a big success indeed. After intensive touring (including Nuclear Blast festivals), Amorphis decided to discover new musical grounds With Pasi Koskinen, new singer for the band, who additionally worked with clean vocals, this was step one. Guitarist and former singer Tomi Koivusari, now got the chance to focus more on his Guitar playing, which happened to be a noticeable and positive change especially live. This is the constellation that in 1996 recorded the historic album Elegy. Not only did it become a progressive/ folk metal masterpiece, it also became the first top 100 chart album ever for Nuclear Blast. The beauty about Elegy wasnt only its magic but also the fact that none of their death metal fans turned their backs on the band. Everybody loved the album and the band gained a lot of new fans. Encouraged by the success they decided to perfect the direction they were now headed in and therefore it took 3 years until the follow up album Tuonela was released. Another change this time around was that Tomi, totally stopped singing and the few sinister parts were completed by Pasi. With an absolute uniqueness, Tuonela combines modern rock music with a Finish character and with some 70ties psychedelic influences. This became the most successful Amorphis album to date and entered the German top 50 album charts. Both following headline tours, one with labelmates The Kovenant in the USA, were huge successes and the band deserved a brake to write material for the next album. Another reason for the break was the separation from bass player Olli-Pekka Laine, who left the band because of personal reasons. The other members were shocked. Amorphis was never a group based on opportunism, but true friends who made music together. Anyway, they had to continue and with ex-Kyria bassist Niclas Etelvou they found a the perfect match. In early spring of 2000 Amprohis entered the Finnvox Studio in Helsinki and together with producer Simon Efemy they started to put together the new album. The result was Am Universum, a record which cannot be topped with its beauty, intensity, relaxation and class. Obviously Amorphis wouldnt be Amorphis if they didnt renew themselves. For one, you can for the first time hear more electronical sounds, and to hear a saxophone solo on a rock album is rather unusual as well... After some time finding the right sound, Amorphis came back with the beautiful "Far From The Sun" album in 2003. On one hand the band returned back to their metal roots, on the other, the album was really relaxed and even revealed some Pink Floyd-Influences. Many fans hailed the album as the best since the legendary "Elegy". Some personal changes altered the face of the band. Long-time singer Pasi Koskinen left and Tomi Joutsen (Sinisthra) joined. With a new singer and new energy, the band started working on the new album "Eclipse". And the new material is definitely a surprise! One step back, two steps forward and one step sideways thats the fascinating new and fresh style of Amorphis. "Tales From The Thousand Lakes" meets "Elegy" meets "Far From The Sun". Ten Songs full of melancholy and beautiful music which will please the fans, old and new. And yes, its true: The Grunts are back! Do yourself and favour a give "Eclipse" the time it deserves!