Amorphis Release first single from ‘Queen Of Time’ & launch album pre-orders!

Melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS are due to unleash their latest offering entitled ‘Queen Of Time’ on May 18th via Nuclear Blast. Today the band is teasing fans with a taster of what to expect from their 13th studio album. Listen to opening track ‘The Bee’:

Of this first offering, guitarist Esa Holopainen comments: “This song is a very powerful opener and gives a nice picture of what the whole album is all about. You can already hear some new elements like choirs and orchestral arrangements in it.”

With vocalist Tomi Joutsen adding: “Of course, the lyrical inspiration is a bee, also in a metaphoric way. The tiniest thing can sometimes be the most important thing. A bee can bring life or if we destroy all the bees, life will stop here. It’s a very beautiful animal, that’s why you can find it on the album cover too. The track itself is a kind of progressive and I’m sure that it will surprise some fans in a positive way. We love it!”

Pre-order ‘Queen Of Time’ now at the following locations –

Digipack CD + Black, Silver & Gold Vinyl (all inc signed insert):

Digipack CD, Vinyl (inc signed insert):

Digital Album:

Queen Of Time tracklist:

01. The Bee
02. Message In The Amber
03. Daughter Of Hate
04. The Golden Elk
05. Wrong Direction
06. Heart Of The Giant
07. We Accursed
08. Grain Of Sand
09. Amongst Stars
10. Pyres On The Coast
Bonus Tracks (DIGI, 2LP, and MAIL ORDER EDITION only)
11. As Mountains Crumble
12. Brother And Sister

The album was once again produced by the renowned Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR). The cover artwork, which was created by French artist Jean ‘Valnoir’ Simoulin fromMetastazis, perfectly captures the feeling of the lyrics and the music.

Esa comments: “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. 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 humour and we all like to work hard.”

With lyricist’s Pekka Kainulainen’s 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.”


Finnish masters of melancholic progressive metal, AMORPHIS, recently played special shows (‘An Evening With Friends’) in Helsinki. The band performed ‘Under The Red Cloud‘ in its entirety among others. These shows were filmed with a 360 degree camera.

Watch them now on AMORPHISYouTube channel.

More on ‘Under The Red Cloud‘:
‘Under The Red Cloud’ OFFICIAL TRACK:

AMORPHIS live 2016:

10.09.  FIN       Nivala – Tuiskala
03.10.  RC       Beijing – Yu Gong Yi Shan
05.10.  RC       Mao Livehouse
07.10.  HK       Hongkong – Hidden Agenda
09.10.  J           Saitama Shi – Loud Park

»Eclipse« – 10th Anniversary Shows
05.11.  FIN       Helsinki – Nosturi
26.11.  FIN       Terminaali Areena – Oulu
29.11.  D         Herford – Club X
30.11.  D         Cologne – Essigfabrik
01.12.  NL        Tilburg – 013
02.12.  D         Regensburg – Airport Obertraubling
03.12.  D         Dresden – Reithalle
04.12.  CH       Zurich – Komplex 457
08.12.  FIN       Jyväskylä – Lutakko
09.12.  FIN       Joensuu – Kerubi
10.12.  FIN       Kouvola – House Of Rock
16.12.  FIN       Seinäjoki – Rytmikorjaamo
17.12.  FIN       Himos – Himos Areena
30.12.  FIN       Tampere – Pakkahuone
31.12.  FIN       Helsinki – Virgin Oil

AMORPHIS live 2017:

02. – 06.02.     USA     Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL – 70000 Tons Of Metal


06.03.  USA     Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
07.03.  USA     Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
08.03.  USA     Washington, DC – Howard Theatre
09.03.  USA     Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall

10.03.  USA     Providence, RI – Firehouse 13
12.03.  USA     Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
14.03.  USA     New York, NY – Stage 48
15.03.  CDN     Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
16.03.  CDN     Quebec, QC – Le Cercle
17.03.  CDN     Montreal, QC – Foufones Electriques
18.03.  USA     Toronto, ON – Mod Club
19.03.  USA     Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
21.03.  USA     Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
22.03.  USA     Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups
23.03.  USA     Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub And Billiards
24.03.  USA     Westland, MI – The Token Lounge
25.03.  USA     Cudahy, WI – The Metal Grill
26.03.  USA     Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club
28.03.  USA     Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
29.03.  CDN     Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
30.03.  CDN     Regina, SK – Exchange
31.03.  CDN     Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
01.04.  CDN     Calgary, AB – Dickens
02.04.  CDN     Kelowna, BC – Level
03.04.  CDN     North Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
04.04.  USA     Seattle, WA – El Corazon
07.04.  USA     Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
08.04.  USA     Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
09.04.  USA     Mesa, AZ – Club Red
11.04.  USA     Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
12.04.  USA     Merriam, KS – Aftershock
14.04.  USA     Dallas, TX – Trees
15.04.  USA     San Antonio, TX – Fitzgeralds
16.04.  USA     Houston, TX – Scout Bar
17.04.  USA     Jefferson, LA – Southport Hall
18.04.  USA     Ybor City, FL – The Orpheum
19.04.  USA     Winter Park, FL – The Haven
20.04.  USA     Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
21.04.  USA     Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
23.04.  USA     Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Hall

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