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AMORPHIS Release "Amongst Stars" Video

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 11:15 AM


Queen of Time Album Out Now

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Queen Of Time, the latest offering of melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, is out now via Nuclear Blast! In addition, the band has unveiled the music video of the third single "Amongst Stars" featuring Anneke van Giersbergen. Watch it now on KNAC.COM HERE.

Esa Holopainen comments: ""Amongst Stars" turned out as one of the most solid songs on the album. The song itself was not the easiest one to work with. We tried a lot of different variations during the pre-production and finally Jens‘ co-producer friend Per Aldeheim came up with these great vocal lines and idea for an duetto. We have been privileged to work with Anneke before so it was pretty clear to ask her to help us out with the song. As everyone knows her voice is more than stunning and she is surrounded by incredibly positive aura. As a result we have a really beautiful and catchy duetto where both singers do unbelievable work. We are extremely happy that Anneke was available during the time of our recordings and it was great to get her to the video as well. Lucky us.”

And Anneke van Giersbergen adds: "When AMORPHIS asked me to participate in a song for their new album, I immediately said yes without having to listen to it first because I knew it would be good. But when they sent it to me to start working on it and I was totally blown away! It‘s such a powerful and melodic song, I am proud to be part of it. The video for this song is equally epic. The guys of AMORPHIS look and sound fantastic and I am truly happy to ride with them on this journey towards their new album.”

Order Queen Of Time in various formats or digitally, here: http://nuclearblast.com/amorphis-queenoftime

Queen Of Time - track listing:

  • "The Bee"
  • "Message In The Amber"
  • "Daughter Of Hate"
  • "The Golden Elk"
  • "Wrong Direction"
  • "Heart Of The Giant"
  • "We Accursed"
  • "Grain Of Sand"
  • "Amongst Stars"
  • "Pyres On The Coast"
Bonus Tracks (DIGI, 2LP and MAILORDER EDITION only)
  • "As Mountains Crumble"
  • Brother And Sister"
The cover artwork, which was created by French artist Jean "Valnoir" Simoulin from Metastazis, captures the feeling of the lyrics and the music. With Pekka Kainulainen's (lyricist) words, the lyrical theme is universal: "Cultures rise, flourish, and are destroyed. The story of man is the story of searching, finding, and forgetting. A single spark can set the world afire, a single idea can give birth to a new culture. The greatest can stagnate into insignificance, the smallest can hold the power for change. The lyrics on this album are distant echoes of ancient forest peoples, from a time when meaning was proportioned by the cosmic forces that govern birth and death. If the connection was lost, they sought for a strand of knowledge, found a new direction, and a new age began."

AMORPHIS w/ DARK TRANQUILLITY, MOONSPELL, OMNIUM GATHERUM

  • 07.09. USA - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
  • 08.09. CDN - Montréal, QC - Théâtre Corona
  • 09.09. CDN - Québec City, QC - Impérial de Québec
  • 10.09. CDN - Toronto, ON - The Opera House
  • 11.09. USA - Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere's Entertainment Center
  • 12.09. USA - Detroit, MI - Harpos Concert Theatre
  • 13.09. USA - Joliet, IL - The Forge
  • 14.09. USA - Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze
  • 15.09. CDN - Winnipeg, MB - The Park Theatre
  • 17.09. CDN - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
  • 18.09. CDN - Calgary, AB - Dickens
  • 19.09. CDN - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
  • 20.09. USA - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
  • 22.09. USA - Berkeley, CA - UC Theatre
  • 23.09. USA - Anaheim, CA - City National Grove
  • 24.09. USA - West Hollywood, CA - Whiskey a Go Go
  • 25.09. USA - San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick
  • 26.09. USA - Phoenix, AZ - The Pressroom
  • 27.09. USA - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
  • 28.09. USA - Salt Lake City, UT - Liquid Joe's
  • 29.09. USA - Denver, CO - Herman‘s Hideaway
  • 01.10. USA - Dallas, TX - Trees
  • 02.10. USA - San Antonio, TX - The Rock Box
  • 03.10. USA - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
  • 05.10. USA - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
  • 06.10. USA - Lake Park, FL - Kelsey Theater
  • 07.10. USA - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
  • 09.10. USA - Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub & Billiards
  • 10.10. USA - Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall
  • 11.10. USA - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
  • 12.10. USA - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
  • 14.10. USA - Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall


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