AMORPHIS Release “Circle” Snippets + Track-by-Track Commentary

April 10th, 2013
by EvilG

Finnish masters of melancholic dark metal, AMORPHIS, have released a video that includes snippets of all songs from the band’s upcoming album Circle, along with track-by-track commentary by guitarist and founding member Esa Holopainen.


Circle can now also be pre-ordered with or without an exclusive shirt design while supplies last from the following location  http://goo.gl/AZZUd

Circle is set to be released on April 19, 2013 (Europe) and April 30 (North America) via Nuclear Blast records. The follow-up to 2011’s highly successful masterpiece The Beginning Of Times (Finnish charts: #1, German charts: #16) was produced and mixed by no less than HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren (CHILDREN OF BODOM, CELTIC FROST, IMMORTAL, DIMMU BORGIR). Tracking was done at Petrax Studio in Hollola (NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, KORPIKLAANI) and 5K Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Cover artwork was created by Tom Bates (BLEED FROM WITHIN, DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL www.facebook.com/artoftombates).  

Circle CD+DVD digipak track list:
1. Shades Of Gray

2. Mission

3. The Wanderer

4. Narrow Path

5. Hopeless Days

6. Nightbird’s Song

7. Into The Abyss

8. Enchanted By The Moon

9. A New Day

10. Dead Man’s Dream (Bonus Track)
Bonus DVD:
- The Making Of Circle

- Nightbird’s Song (video clip)

Circle jewel case CD track list:
1. Shades Of Gray

2. Mission

3. The Wanderer

4. Narrow Path

5. Hopeless Days

6. Nightbird’s Song

7. Into The Abyss

8. Enchanted By The Moon

9. A New Day

Check out the lyric videos for “Hopeless Days” (http://youtu.be/gdKt1aw4BK8), “Enchanted By The Moon” (http://youtu.be/Q3Tdeg_IHGU) and “Shades Of Gray” (http://youtu.be/Zt9_xAiYQJ8). “Hopeless Days” is also available now as single and can be exclusively purchased digitally here: http://bit.ly/amorphishd

Pekka Kainulainen, who wrote the lyrics for the album and devised the storyline for the record recently elaborated on Circle’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.”


Circle
studio reports:
Part 1 http://youtu.be/fLdUj7wm2PM
Part 2 http://youtu.be/VTHcE6Z4lPM
Part 3 http://youtu.be/hLbHuMS_IkQ
Part 4: http://youtu.be/66DHBCnYpjY

For more info visit: www.amorphis.net | www.facebook.com/amorphis | www.nuclearblast.de/amorphis

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