Tag Archive: Amorphis

Apr 12

Return to the land of Red Cloud: A conversation with Jan Rechberger of Amorphis

After almost 10 years of absence in the US and 12 years since their last AZ visit, Amorphis finally toured the US and played a gig near me, which meant I got to see them for the first time ever, since I missed them last time they played the west coast with Nightwish in L.A …

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Oct 05

AMORPHIS to tour North America with SWALLOW THE SUN

The masters of melancholic progressive metal, AMORPHIS, will return to North America next March/April for a long overdue headlining tour. Support will come from fellow Fin’s and melodic doom/death merchants SWALLOW THE SUN. The band will also appear on select dates with thrash legends OVERKILL and Egyptian themed technical death metal champions NILE. Use Facebook to …

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Dec 11

Miguel’s Top 20 albums of 2015 

As every year, we dive into a full year of music to select those albums that in one way or another impacted us the most. This year I personally enjoyed each one of this released at their time they came out, and the majority of them are still in heavy rotation within my iPhone. So …

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Sep 16

Amorphis – Under The Red Cloud (2015)

Amorphis has been the clear representation of Finnish metal, long before Nightwish and Sonata Arctica appeared on the picture, Amorphis is a band that breaks musical structures with every album they release. From the classics Tales From The Thousand Lakes and Elegy, to the most modern Skyforger and now Under The Red Cloud.  Use Facebook to Comment on this …

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Sep 01

Esa Holopainen of Amorphis discussed Under The Red Cloud

After 25 years and a dozen of studio albums later, Amorphis is releasing what could be considered one of the heaviest album in their career and one of the top albums of 2015. With Under The Red Cloud, Amorphis not only shows the true power behind Tomi Joutsen‘s vocal cords, but the bands moves to …

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Mar 17

Barren Earth – On Lonely Towers (2015)

Barren Earth - On Lonely Towers

Barren Earth entered with a bit of fanfare, considering the lineage of its members, who came together from such heavyweights as Amorphis, Kreator, Moonsorrow, and Swallow the Sun.  However, as is the case with many debut albums, Curse of the Red River was something that gave insights to what the band was capable of creating, …

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Mar 06

70,000 tons of Metal Recap: Day 4

Well all good things must come to an end… even the world’s biggest heavy metal cruise. Sunday January 25th, 2015, the last full day aboard the Liberty of the Seas, did not disappoint either closing the event with a full day of shows, clinics, and events. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Feb 17

70,000 tons of Metal Recap: Day 2 / Therion Interview

Well with events running until sunrise and late night drunken photo shoot shenanigans with one of my fellow press members… Day 2 of this journey began with the dreaded but also completely expected hangover.  With a full day and night ahead of me, I knew that I needed to pull out all of my remedies …

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Apr 24

Tomi Joutsen of Amorphis chats with The Age of Metal

Amorphis is one of those bands that continues to grow as people and musicians throughout their 20+ years as a band. With their newest album Circle released this end of April under Nuclear Blast Amorphis is sure to show the world once again why they are premier Finnish metal. Use Facebook to Comment on this …

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Apr 22

Amorphis – Circle (2013)

For more than 20 years Amorphis has endured countless lineup changes and a constant evolution. With their newest album Circle they have continued on with their evolution however this time with a new producer and a new original concept. Amorphis has again began to experiment with Circle giving us a more interesting album and an …

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Dec 17

Elsthon’s Top 10 Albums of 2011

1.) Insomnium – One For Sorrow: Insomnium, a Finnish band that for years have been climbing the ranks of Melodic death metal has created their most distinctive and concise album. Clearly with One For Sorrow they have become one of the forerunners for the genre. One For Sorrow is an album that truly shows Insomnium’s …

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