Amorphis reveal album details
2013-01-25 by Magnus Altkula STAFF | 27 Comments

Finnish metallers Amorphis will release their 11th studio album, titled Circle, on April 19th in Europe and on April 30th in North America via Nuclear Blast. The album will be mixed and produced by Peter TÃĪgtgren of Pain and Hypocrisy fame.

Regarding the album's concept: "The protagonist has been dealt a bad hand at birth. He's always felt himself an outsider with strong potential to become marginalized. Through an accident, after a crisis, he finds a connection with his inner powers. A guide is sent to him, from some other time and place. He gets a chance to take hold of his own life and change his destiny. From the past of Carelian Finland he finds his own spiritual tribe and the power to turn the course of his doomed life. This is a story of survival."

Vocalist Tomi Joutsen continues on the album's title: "Circle represents integrity. Back in the days, when there was something special to talk about, wise men used to sit in circle. Not everyone was invited to join them. But in this story, the protagonist was invited among the wise men's circle."

Tracklist:

01. Shades Of Gray

02. Mission

03. The Wanderer

04. Narrow Path

05. Hopeless Days

06. Nightbird's Song

07. Into The Abyss

08. Enchanted By The Moon

09. A New Day

10. Dead Man's Dream [bonus track]

Cover art: http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/148320_10152424565215276_78467073_n.jpg

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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
January 24th 2013

16004 Comments


Cool, can't wait to hear this.

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skoopy48
January 24th 2013

1308 Comments


hmm different direction with cover art. Excited for this. Kinda hoping though that the band tries something new because their current style got kind of stale with their last one

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
January 24th 2013

8221 Comments


Agreed skoopy48, I hope they try something new in or outside their current sound, because, indeed, it's getting a bit stale.

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Yazz_Flute
January 24th 2013

18735 Comments


Silent Waters was three albums ago jesus.

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Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
January 24th 2013

8221 Comments


And The Beginning of Times was quite stale regardless when or what Silent Waters was.

CaptainDooRight
January 24th 2013

26444 Comments


swee


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Yazz_Flute
January 24th 2013

18735 Comments


I wasn't responding to your comment, just making an observation.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
January 24th 2013

8221 Comments


Oh, okay, I just thought you found my complaining to be at fault haha.

bloc
January 24th 2013

34499 Comments


Band has always been boring

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Gard3n
January 24th 2013

271 Comments


Great news.
I still think Elegy is their best.

GiaNXGX
January 24th 2013

4867 Comments


fun band, I liked times beginning, bought the album especially for its artwork.

GringoSuave89
January 25th 2013

943 Comments


Read this as Animorphs and nostalgia'd HARD.

Elegy was their best, imo.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 25th 2013

5612 Comments


Band has always been boring

Not always, the records up to Tuonela are great at least, whereas they have some great post-Tuonela albums as well.


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Keyblade
January 25th 2013

13271 Comments


hope it isn't as meh as their last 2

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manosg
January 25th 2013

4693 Comments


Great band. Tales from the Thousand Lakes is one of my all time favorite metal albums.

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ThisIsARaid
January 25th 2013

54 Comments


"hope it isn't as meh as their last 2"

I agree even though I actually liked them.

Keyblade
January 25th 2013

13271 Comments


i liked them too but they're very underwhelming.

Tales from the Thousand Lakes is one of my all time favorite metal albums. [2]

Gard3n
January 25th 2013

271 Comments


Never liked TFTTL. Don't understand why people say it's their best. Just average melodeath.

Hawks
January 25th 2013

33363 Comments


I hope this is better than the last album.

Keyblade
January 25th 2013

13271 Comments


Never liked TFTTL. Don't understand why people say it's their best. Just average melodeath.

it's far from average melodeath. it's got a strong doom influence with an atmosphere that is rarely found in "average melodeath". besides, it's barely melodeath in the strict sense.

Hawks
January 25th 2013

33363 Comments


Never liked TFTTL. Don't understand why people say it's their best. Just average melodeath.

Yeah you're an idiot.

Gard3n
January 25th 2013

271 Comments


Says the guy who has 5'd all the CoF discography. Ok cool...

Hawks
January 25th 2013

33363 Comments


Lol you obviously haven't been around here very long. So like I was saying, you're an idiot.

Gard3n
January 25th 2013

271 Comments


Ok, you have 30271 posts so you must be right.

Hawks
January 25th 2013

33363 Comments


Good rebuttal.

FrozenVain
January 26th 2013

2263 Comments


@Gard3n
I'm going to be like everyone else and say that you are wrong. TFTTL is my favorite Amorphis album besides from Silent Waters, but that doesn't count becuase SW is too good.

SMK
February 7th 2013

6 Comments


Fuck yes.



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