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Amorphis Reveal Title & Release Date For New Album


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Amorphis have chosen “Queen Of Time” as the title for their new album, which will be released on May 18th via Nuclear Blast. Recording sessions once again took place with producer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth). Lead vocalist Esa Holopainen commented:

“I guess ‘Queen Of Time‘ turned out as a massive surprise to all of us. During the rehearsing and pre-production we didn’t have any idea that Jens had this huge picture inside of his head about the landscape of the album. It’s a very natural continuation to ‘Under The Red Cloud‘ but with steroids.

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The songs are more aggressive but there’s more dynamics, harmonies and orchestral arrangements present. The result is Amorphis as something you’ve never heard before! Essentially, working with Jens worked really well. As a person he is very similar to us – we share the same kind of weird humor and we all like to work hard.”

The album also notably finds the return of bassist Olli-Pekka ‘Oppu’ Laine to the fold. He had the following to say of that:

“Even though the last year with Amorphis has been exciting, nostalgic and fun, it’s also been truly comfortable to be with the guys again. As a clichéd expression, it’s been like returning home from a lengthy odyssey. After eighteen years, it feels like we are picking up where we left off from the good ol’ days! I’m really looking forward for the upcoming tour.

The new album itself is a really strong package, the only hard thing will be picking which songs to play live! It’s safe to say we are set to pull off some killer shows over the next few years. After that, I’m predicting a long and fruitful career for the band in its current form…”

The cover art for the release can be seen below:

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