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Saturday, September 23, 2023

Amorphis reveal “Amongst Stars” feat. Anneke van Giersbergen

With stellar performances at the most important summer festivals under their belt, including Germany’s legendary Wacken Open Air and Belgium’s Alcatraz Festival, Finnish melancholic progressive metallers Amorphis are delighted to announce their third live album, “Queen Of Time (Live At Tavastia 2021)”, which is set to be released on October 13th, 2023 via Atomic Fire.

In 2021, one of the years of the corona pandemic, when the music world was forced into a standstill, Amorphis played two streaming concerts at the legendary Tavastia Club in Helsinki, Finland.

Keyboard player Santeri “Sande” Kallio recalls:

“Firstly I thought it would feel like a long soundcheck, but quite contrary it felt pretty close to a real concert. Of course, the band had to take the energy boost only from each other’s playing and rely on the feelings what the songs bring in. Obviously, there was zero support nor energy help from an audience’s side. Everybody probably agrees that nothing beats performing in front of a live audience, but I think we survived extremely well. One of the good sides was that everybody had to just concentrate on the music and playing 100% thus it simply was a one-shot chance.”

Luckily, humanity got back to normality, enjoying both festivals and indoor shows again, so “Queen Of Time (Live At Tavastia 2021)” will arrive just in time to celebrate the group’s upcoming “Halo European Tour 2023”.

Today, Amorphis also unveil the first digital single taken from the upcoming live album – the energetic yet beautifully melancholic “Amongst Stars”, which showcases the impressive vocal ranges of both guest singer Anneke van Giersbergen and Amorphis lead vocalist Tomi Joutsen.

The band recently added two Romanian dates to the aforementioned autumn run tour w/ Sólstafir and Lost Society, and in addition, they have announced new Finnish December 2023 tour dates as well as the first three of select 2024 festival appearances. Their current routing can be found below!

“Queen Of Time (Live At Tavastia 2021)” will be available in the following formats:

– CD-digipak + Blu-ray (EU)
– jewelcase CD + Blu-ray (US)
– 2LP in gatefold (green marbled)
– 2LP in gatefold (red marbled; exclusively available at Atomic Fire Records)
– digital

1. The Bee
2. Message In The Amber
3. Daughter Of Hate
4. The Golden Elk
5. Wrong Direction
6. Heart Of The Giant
7. We Accursed
8. Grain Of Sand
9. Amongst Stars [feat. Anneke van Giersbergen]
10. Pyres On The Coast

Amorphis live:

12.09. JP Osaka – Umeda Club Quattro
13.09. JP Tokyo – Shibuya Club Quattro
14.09. JP Tokyo – Shibuya Club Quattro

“Halo” – European Tour 2023
+ Special Guests: Sólstafir
+ Support: Lost Society
Grey Beard, Cobra Agency & Atomic Fire proudly present:
26.10.2023 CH Zurich – Komplex 457*
27.10.2023 DE Cologne – Carlswerk Victoria
28.10.2023 DE Geiselwind – MusicHall
29.10.2023 NL Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg
31.10.2023 AT Wörgl – VZ Komma
01.11.2023 HR Zagreb – Boogaloo Club
02.11.2023 MK Skopje – YCC
03.11.2023 GR Thessaloniki – Principal Club Theater
04.11.2023 GR Athens – Fuzz Club
05.11.2023 BG Sofia – Pirotska 5
06.11.2023 RO Bucharest – Arelene Romane *NEW*
07.11.2023 RO Cluj-Napoca – Form Space *NEW*
09.11.2023 SK Košice – Collosseum
10.11.2023 SK Bratislava – Majestic Music Club
11.11.2023 AT Linz – Posthof
12.11.2023 CZ Zlín – Masters of Rock Café
14.11.2023 PL Gdansk – B90
15.11.2023 PL Kraków – Kamienna12
16.11.2023 DE Dresden – Stromwerk
17.11.2023 DE Wangels – Metal Hammer Paradise *SOLD OUT*
18.11.2023 DE Hanover – Capitol
*no Sólstafir

“Halo” – Finland 2023
Grey Beard presents:
02.12.2023 FI Jyväskylä – John Smith Rock Frozen *NEW*
06.12.2023 FI Seinäjoki – Rytmikorjaamo *NEW*
07.12.2023 FI Tampere – Pakkahuone *NEW*
08.12.2023 FI Kuopio – Sawohouse Underground *NEW*
14.12.2023 FI Turku – Logomo *NEW*
15.12.2023 FI Helsinki – Kulttuuritalo *NEW*
16.12.2023 FI Lahti – Finlandia-klubi *NEW*

26. – 28.04.2024 BR São Paulo – Summer Breeze Brasil *NEW*
04.05.2024 NO Kopervik – Karmøygeddon Metal Festival *NEW*
03. – 06.07.2024 DE Ballenstedt – Rockharz Open Air *SOLD OUT* *NEW*

Photo Credit: Jaakko Manninen