Esa Holopainen, Tomi Joutsen and Tomi Koivusaari of Finnish masters of melancholic progressive metal AMORPHIS took part in a live question-and-answer session with fans earlier today (Thursday, September 3) via the band’s YouTube channel. You can now watch the discussion below.
AMORPHIS’s new album, “Under The Red Cloud”, will be released on September 4 via Nuclear Blast.
“Under The Red Cloud” track listing:
01. Under The Red Cloud
02. The Four Wise Ones
03. Bad Blood
04. The Skull
05. Death Of A King
07. Dark Path
08. Enemy At The Gates
09. Tree Of Ages
10. White Night
Bonus tracks (digipak & 2LP):
11. Come The Spring
12. Winter’s Sleep
The “Sacrifice” video can be seen below.
States AMORPHIS guitarist Esa Holopainen: “‘Sacrifice’ is the second release from ‘Under The Red Cloud’ and it presents a bit more familiar AMORPHIS with catchy choruses and melodic touch.
“The video for ‘Sacrifice’ was shot in Helsinki and Hämeenlinna and follows the lyrical themes of the song.
“Like ‘Death Of A King’, ‘Sacrifice’ was pretty much [producer] Jens’s [Bogren] decision as a single track. The band finds it too difficult to pick up any single tracks. Haha!”
Esa Holopainen previously stated about “Under The Red Cloud”: “The artwork is done by Valnoir Mortasonge. Valnoir is well known from his works for LAIBACH, PARADISE LOST, WATAIN, BEHEMOTH and many more. It was a great pleasure to work with him as he [captured] the lyrical topics really well. Colors and details describe the music perfectly.”
He continued: “‘Under The Red Cloud’ is produced by Jens Bogren, who did amazing job with the album. There’s a lot’s of elements in the songs but every note and element is in perfect harmony so that the result is fucking heavy and melodic. All I can say is that ‘Under The Red Cloud’ will be in my personal Top 3 AMORPHIS albums that we’ve ever done.”
Pre-order a copy of “Under The Red Cloud” at this location.