Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS have entered the studio to begin recording their as-yet-untitled 11th album for a March/April 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011’s “The Beginning Of Times” are being handled by HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren, who has previously worked with such bands as CHILDREN OF BODOM, CELTIC FROST, IMMORTAL and DIMMU BORGIR.
The first in a series of webisodes featuring footage from the studio can be seen below.
Commented AMORPHIS guitarist and founding member Esa Holopainen: “We had to face the fact that if we want to develop our music and sound, we need a producer who has a vision and whom we can accept as an authority, for I know that we’re not the most flexible guys when it comes to letting outsiders into our camp for telling us how to do things.
“We spent one evening at our management office, talking about the right producer and the recording sessions in general. As usual, the best decisions are not far to seek.
“We’ve been talking to Peter about him producing AMORPHIS for ages — I think the first time we spoke about this was when we met first at the Nuclear Blast festival tour in 1994 and it was in Helsinki around a year ago when we last speculated about the idea.
“We’ve been following Peter‘s career — he’s developed as a musician and especially as a producer over the years. Plus he’s one of the true survivors from the ’90s death metal scene who is still around just like us, so we share kind of an ‘old-school’ mental level.”