AMORPHIS Guitarist Interviewed On Mexico's 'Familia Perro' (Audio)
July 26, 2013
Mexico's metal web site Familia Perro recently conducted an interview with Esa Holopainen, guitarist and founding member of Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS. You can now listen to the podcast using the audio player below.
AMORPHIS' eleventh album, "Circle", was released on April 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011's "The Beginning Of Times" were 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 recordings took place at Petrax Studio (NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, KORPIKLAANI) in Hollola and 5K Studios in Helsinki. The cover artwork was created by Tom Bates (BLEED FROM WITHIN, DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL) and can be seen below.
Commented AMORPHIS vocalist Tomi Joutsen: "The mystic, androgynous person on the cover represents a spiritual guide. This character was sent from another time and place to help the album's protagonist find a new path for his life."
"Circle" track listing:
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)
The album's limited digibook version comes with a bonus DVD containing the following:
* The Making Of "Circle" * Nightbird's Song (video clip)
Apart from the CD+DVD digibook version, "Circle" was made available on CD (without the bonus track),black 2LP in gatefold, brown 2LP in gatefold and as a bulging limited box, including three bonus tracks and a wristband — exclusively via the Nuclear Blast mail order.
"The Wanderer" video can be seen below. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others.
Commented the band: "We've had super fun shooting this new video with Patric Ullaeus who did an amazing job, as always! For us, it's one of our favorite music videos from all the ones we've done so far!"