Skyforger continues at the top
June 4, 2009
Skyforger entered the official Finnish charts at number one upon its release and remained in the top spot during its second chart week. Other first-week placements were #55 in Germany, #48 in Switzerland and #33 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart (USA), which lists the best-selling albums by emerging artists who have not yet made the national Top 100. In addition, the album has been voted Album of the Month by leading metal magazines in several countries.
Thanks to everyone who has bought the album!
Amorphis in South America
June 3, 2009
From September 8 to 16, Amorphis will visit South America for the first time in their career, sharing the bill with fellow Finns Children Of Bodom. The tour includes Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Mexico. Check the Tour Page for details!
Skyforger - Error on digipak version
May 29, 2009
As many of you may have noticed, the Skyforger digipak release includes two very little sound level errors. We heard about this yesterday and you can imagine how we feel. As we don’t have the actual copies ourselves, we as a band couldn’t react any earlier, which makes this more painful. The album for which we gave 100% percent of ourselves, a lot of time and work, shouldn’t end up like this.
The sound level errors occur for a few seconds on two tracks: “My Sun” (piano fill) and “Skyforger” (middle part).
Why did this happen? Due to a mastering error. We can’t blame anyone for this as it seems that it has really been a technical problem and at this point it makes no difference anyway.
The good news is that Nuclear Blast are working hard to get replacement CDs for people who want to exchange their copy. Another good fact is that all other formats (jewel-case, US- & JAPAN editions, all digital versions, vinyl) work perfectly.
One thing on which we also work now in this moment is something that can’t replace the actual CDs but is at least a little relief: Nuclear Blast is offering free downloads for “My Sun” and “Skyforger” via download: http://nuclearblast.de:8080/amorphis-cv/
Beside all this mess I really hope and believe you can enjoy the album! You can also regard this digi-pack as a rare collector’s item. :)
Esa Holopainen & Amorphis fellows
May 27, 2009
Skyforger is on sale in Finnish record stores and at the Amorphis webshop from today on. The street date for the remaining European countries is this Friday, May 29; the US release is scheduled for June 16. A gatefold vinyl LP will be released in June as well.
The lyrics of the new album are based on the story of Ilmarinen, one of the central characters of the Kalevala. The full cycle of poems, written by Pekka Kainulainen and translated by Erkki Virta, can be read here (English version). Some new material has also been added to the Multimedia page.
May 19, 2009
From May 20 - 27, Skyforger will be available in its entirety for streaming at the Amorphis MySpace, where you can also watch the latest video trailer for the album.
Together with the layout of this website, we have renewed the band section and added a new page dedicated to fan-made artwork. Contributions are welcome!
Silver Bride video
May 11, 2009
The new video clip for Silver Bride is now available here and on the renewed Amorphis MySpace.
“Director Owe Lingvall did a great job with Silver Bride“, says Esa. “We are very happy with how the video came out and it really serves the song.”
Silver Bride straight to the top
April 30, 2009
Silver Bride has entered the official Finnish single charts at #1!
Esa comments: “The success of Silver Bride feels great. I salute everyone who has bought this ‘collector’s item’. Let’s keep forging gold!“
European tour in autumn
April 20, 2009
After a string of summer festival dates, Amorphis will embark on an extensive European tour in October. Tickets for the Forging Europe Tour 2009 will go on sale on Monday, April 27. Support acts will be announced later.
Check the Tour Page for the complete list of dates!
April 17, 2009
Watch the new teaser video for Skyforger presented by Nuclear Blast! The clip is the work of renowned French photographer Denis Goria, who also did the latest promo photographs for Amorphis.
Nuclear Blast is also offering a brand new set of merchandise including Skyforger shirts and buttons.
“Silver Bride” on MySpace
April 9, 2009
“Silver Bride” is now available for online listening on the Amorphis MySpace page. The song is also part of Nuclear Blast’s April Track Attack, a five-song mp3 sampler now on sale for 0,99 € at the Nuclear Blast Music Shop.