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Details on New Amorphis Album

By Newsferatu, Writer
Monday, December 5, 2005 @ 9:15 AM


"Eclipse" is Band's 7th Album

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According to a posting on their website, the new Amorphis album, Eclipse, is scheduled for release on February 17, 2006 on Nuclear Blast Records.

Here's the rest of the post from www.amorphis.net:

Introducing new vocalist Tomi Joutsen (SINISTHRA), the seventh full-length release in the band's 15-year career marks a fresh start for Amorphis. Thematically, however, the band has come full circle, returning once more to the subject of the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic that provided the inspiration for the classic Tales from the Thousand Lakes.

Eclipse tells the tale of Kullervo, the ill-fated Kalevala hero whose tragic childhood and ensuing struggle for a place in society result in despair, evil deeds and ultimate self-destruction. The lyrics are adapted from Kullervo's Story (1982, transl. Anselm Hollo), a play by Paavo Haavikko (b. 1931), one of Finland's most esteemed contemporary poets. Matching the dramatic twists and turns of the Kullervo saga, Amorphis' music evokes an encompassing range of emotions unmatched by any of their previous albums. From the surprising tenderness of the piano-dominated House of Sleep, which was chosen as the first single, to the unbridled fury of Perkele (The God of Fire), the band intrepidly set out to explore a more diverse territory than ever on their eternal quest for the perfect melody. And be there no doubt about it: the growls are back with a vengeance!

The cover artwork for Eclipse was created by Travis Smith, who is renowned for his collaborations with OPETH, ANATHEMA, KATATONIA, ICED EARTH and numerous others.

Eclipse will feature the following song titles: ‘Two Moons’, ‘House Of Sleep’, ‘Leaves Scar’, ‘Born From Fire’, ‘Under A Soil And Black Stone’, ‘Perkele (The God Of Fire)’, ‘The Smoke’, ‘Same Flesh’, ‘Brother Moon’, ‘Empty Opening’ and the bonus track 'Stonewoman' available on the digipack edition.

The album was mixed at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki by Mikko Karmila (Am Universum). The album was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios, Helsinki by engineer Nino Laurenne and produced by the band and Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH).


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