AMORPHIS Reveals “Amongst Stars (Feat. Anneke Van Giersbergen)”

 Live Recording; Queen Of Time (Live At Tavastia 2021) To See October 13th Release On Atomic Fire Records + Preorders And Tour Dates Posted
Photo by Jaakko Manninen
With stellar performances at the most important Summer festivals under their belt, including Germany’s legendary Wacken Open Air and Belgium’s Alcatraz Festival, Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS are delighted to announce their third live album, Queen Of Time (Live At Tavastia 2021), which is set to be released on October 13th via Atomic Fire, and can be preordered now!
In 2021, one of the years of the corona pandemic, when the music world was forced into a standstill, AMORPHIS played two streaming concerts at the legendary Tavastia Club in Helsinki, Finland.
Keyboard player Santeri “Sande” Kallio recalls, “Firstly I thought it would feel like a long soundcheck, but quite contrary it felt pretty close to a real concert. Of course, the band had to take the energy boost only from each other’s playing and rely on the feelings what the songs bring in. Obviously, there was zero support nor energy help from the audience’s side. Everybody probably agrees that nothing beats performing in front of a live audience, but I think we survived extremely well. One of the good sides was that everybody had to just concentrate on the music and playing 100% thus it simply was a one-shot chance.”
Luckily, humanity got back to normal, enjoying both festivals and indoor shows again, so Queen Of Time (Live At Tavastia 2021) will arrive just in time to celebrate the group’s upcoming Halo European Tour 2023.
Today, AMORPHIS also unveils the first digital single taken from the upcoming live album – the energetic yet beautifully melancholic “Amongst Stars,” which showcases the impressive vocal ranges of both guest singer Anneke van Giersbergen and AMORPHIS lead vocalist Tomi Joutsen.
AMORPHIS - Amongst Stars feat. Anneke Van Giersbergen (Official Performance Video)
Watch AMORPHIS’ “Amongst Stars (feat. Anneke van Giersbergen)” official performance video HERE. Stream/purchase the track HERE.
Queen Of Time (Live At Tavastia 2021) will be released in the following formats:
– digipak CD + Blu-ray (EU)
– jewel case CD + Blu-ray (US)
– 2xLP in gatefold (green marbled)
– 2xLP in gatefold (red marbled; exclusively available at Atomic Fire Records)
– digital
Preorder/presave the record HERE.
Queen Of Time (Live At Tavastia 2021) Track Listing:
1. The Bee
2. Message In The Amber
3. Daughter Of Hate
4. The Golden Elk
5. Wrong Direction
6. Heart Of The Giant
7. We Accursed
8. Grain Of Sand
9. Amongst Stars (feat. Anneke van Giersbergen)
10. Pyres On The Coast
Subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube HERE. Listen “Amongst Stars (feat. Anneke van Giersbergen)” as well as other new tracks in the AFR New Releases playlist on Spotify HERE.
AMORPHIS will play three shows in Japan in September followed by the Halo European Tour 2023 with special guests Sólstafir and support from Lost Society. The band has also announced new Finnish December 2023 tour dates as well as the first three of select 2024 festival appearances. Their current routing can be found below, and tickets are available HERE.
9/12/2023 Umeda Club Quattro – Osaka, JP
9/13/2023 Shibuya Club Quattro – Tokyo, JP
9/14/2023 Shibuya Club Quattro – Tokyo, JP
Halo European Tour 2023 w/ Sólstafir, Lost Society:
10/26/2023 Komplex 457 – Zurich, CH *no Sólstafir
10/27/2023 Carlswerk Victoria – Cologne, DE
10/28/2023 MusicHall – Geiselwind, DE
10/29/2023 TivoliVredenburg –Utrecht, NL
10/31/2023 VZ Komma – Wörgl, AT
11/01/2023 Boogaloo Club – Zagreb, HR
11/02/2023 YCC –Skopje, MK
11/03/2023 Principal Club Theater –Thessaloniki, GR
11/04/2023 Fuzz Club – Athens, GR
11/05/2023 Pirotska 5 – Sofia, BG
11/06/2023 Arelene Romane – Bucharest, RO
11/07/2023 Form Space – Cluj-Napoca, RO
11/09/2023 Collosseum – Košice, SK
11/10/2023 Majestic Music Club – Bratislava, SK
11/11/2023 Posthof – Linz, AT
12.11.2023 Masters Of Rock Café – Zlín, CZ
14.11.2023 B90 – Gdansk, PL
15.11.2023 Kamienna12 – Kraków, PL
16.11.2023 Stromwerk – Dresden, DE
17.11.2023 Metal Hammer Paradise – Wangels, DE *Sold Out*
18.11.2023 Capitol – Hanover, DE
Halo – Finland 2023:
12/02/2023 John Smith Rock Frozen – Jyväskylä, FI
12/06/2023 Rytmikorjaamo – Seinäjoki, FI
12/07/2023 Pakkahuone – Tampere, FI
12/08/2023 Sawohouse Underground – Kuopio, FI
12/14/2023 Logomo – Turku, FI
12/15/2023 Kulttuuritalo – Helsinki, FI
12/16/2023 Finlandia-klubi – Lahti, FI
4/26-28/2024 Summer Breeze Brasil – São Paulo, BR
5/04/2024 Karmøygeddon Metal Festival – Kopervik, NO
7/03-06/2024 Rockharz Open Air – Ballenstedt, DE *Sold Out*
Tomi Joutsen – vocals
Esa Holopainen – guitars
Tomi Koivusaari – guitars
Olli-Pekka Laine – bass
Santeri Kallio – keyboards
Jan Rechberger – drums
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Artwork by Jean “Valnoir” Simoulin