AMORPHIS release first album trailer!

Melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS are about to unleash their latest offering entitled Queen Of Time on May 18th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band releases their first album trailer, in which they talk about working with producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR and many more) and the return of their new/old bass player Olli-Pekka ‘Oppu’ Laine.

The album is available for pre-order in various formats, here: http://nuclearblast.com/amorphis-queenoftime

Pre-order digitally to receive ‘The Bee’ instantly or stream the track, here: http://nblast.de/AmorphisTheBee

Pre-save the album on Spotify, here:
https://tools.topsify.com/follow/6834/pre-save-queen-of-time-by-amorphis

Listen to ‘The Bee’ in the NB Novelties Playlisthttps://open.spotify.com/user/nuclearblastrecords/playlist/6aw9wiedFzzhJiI96DhNhw

Queen Of Time  Track Listing:
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 MAILORDER EDITION only)
11. As Mountains Crumble
12. 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 live:
12.05.              N         Kopervik – Karmoygeddon Metal Festival
08.06.              FIN      Hyvinkää – Rockfest
09.06.              FIN      Tampere – South Park Festival
13.06.              J           Tokyo – Shibuya Club Quattro
14.06.              J           Osaka – Umeda Club Quattro
23.06.              D         St. Goarshausen – RockFels
24.06.              F          Clisson – Hellfest
05. – 07.07.      D         Ballenstedt – Rockharz Open Air
06.07.              FIN      Lohja – Rantajamit
12. – 14.07.      D         Balingen – Bang Your Head!!!
12. – 15.07.      CZ        Vizovice – Masters of Rock
14.07.              FIN      Joensuu – Ilosaarirock
20.07.              FIN      Laukaa – John Smith Rock Festival
27.07.              FIN      Kuopio – RockCock
28.07.              FIN      Oulu – Qstock
03.08.              D         Wacken – Wacken Open Air
08. – 11.08.      E          Villena – Leyendas del Rock
10.08.              B          Kortrijk – Alcatraz Metal Festival

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
13.10.              USA     Worcester, MA – The Palladium
14.10.              USA     Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall

Visit AMORPHIS online:
www.amorphis.net
www.facebook.com/amorphis
www.nuclearblast.de/amorphis

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