Finnish forerunners of melancholic dark metal, AMORPHIS, have entered the studio to record their as yet untitled 11th album. The follow-up to 2011’s highly successful The Beginning Of Times, will be produced and mixed by no less than HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren.
Check out the first and second of several video reports that will emerge during the sessions, below:
Amorphis guitarist and founding member Esa Holopainen previously commented:
“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 ’90’s death metal scene who is still around just like us, so we share kind of an “old school” mental level.”
Amorphis’ 11th studio album is planned for a March/April 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records.
Prior to that, fans can catch Amorphis live at the following shows:
5 – Sweden Rock Cruise – Stockholm, Sweden
12 – Metal Invasion – Straubing, Germany
5 – Teatria – Oulu, Finland
6 – Lutakko – Jyväskylä, Finland
7 – Rytmikorjaamo – Seinajoki, Finland
12 – Tavastia – Helsinki, Finland
13 – Bar Kino – Pori, Finland
14 – Klubi – Turku, Finland
29 – Pakkahuone – Tampere, Finland