Released on: 2017-02-24
In 2015, AMORPHIS kicked off the celebrations for the band's 20th anniversary of »Tales From The Thousand Lakes«, which delights the masses even today. Regardless of their relentless touring schedule, they secretly returned to the studio to write and record their new, twelfth record with famous producer Jens Bogren (SOILWORK, KREATOR etc.) at his Fascination Street Studio in Örebro. The result of this two-month recording session was once again a heavy, melodic statement, called »Under The Red Cloud«.
On September 4th, 2015, the new album was published via Nuclear Blast and proved that AMORPHIS always keep their promises. The record won countless soundchecks and reached great chart results all around the world, including their first ever entry in United Kingdom and Australia, as well as their highest ever entries in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and France. This was just another reason why they were perfectly suitable to tour with the Swedish melodic death metal troop ARCH ENEMY and Finnish symphonic metal gods NIGHTWISH since November 2015 on their »Endless Forms Most Beautiful« European tour.
In August 2016, at »An Evening With Friends« @ Juhlaviikot - Huvila in Helsinki, the band presented something new again: they have performed a very special setlist with guest musicians and friends! These shows have been filmed with a 360 degree camera as well and you can watch them on the AMORPHIS YouTube channel.
“We were honored to take part in the Helsinki Festival in Huvila, so therefore we wanted to do something special for that particular night,” states guitarist Tomi Koivusaari. “The gig itself happened in a large tent in the very center of Helsinki on a late summer evening. The Huvila-tent has quite long history, so there was already some excitement in the air beforehand. We wanted to invite some guests to be featured on that show - musicians we already had worked with during these years and musicians we have a huge respect for, so Sakari Kukko, Pekko Käppi and Anneke van Giersbergen joined us on that evening with friends. Originally, Aleah Starbridge was supposed to join as well, as she sang on the »Under The Red Cloud« album, but sadly she passed away before that. It was surely a night to remember!”
These shows are now part of the new tour edition! This package includes the entire album »Under The Red Cloud« with two bonus songs as well as the live tracks in Helsinki and it’s scheduled to be released on February 24th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.
|Track list||Total runtime|
|1||- Under The Red Cloud||5:33|
|2||- The Four Wise Ones||4:40|
|3||- Bad Blood||5:23|
|4||- The Skull||5:04|
|5||- Death Of A King||5:14|
|7||- Dark Path||5:08|
|8||- Enemy At The Gates||5:07|
|9||- Tree Of Ages||4:36|
|10||- White Night||5:15|
|11||- Come the Spring (Bonus Track)||3:27|
|12||- Winter's Sleep (Bonus Track)||6:36|
|Track list||Total runtime|
|2||- Far From The Sun||5:00|
|3||- Silent Waters||5:53|
|4||- My Kantele||5:09|
|5||- Silver Bride||4:56|
|8||- The Wanderer||4:54|
|9||- Her Alone||7:46|