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Amorphis album is 'uptempo' & 'tense'

They offer more hints on follow-up to Circle

Amorphis have described upcoming album Under The Red Cloud as "uptempo" and "tense."

The follow-up to 2013's Circle is due for release on September 4 via Nuclear Blast. And frontman Tomi Joutsen says it offers a musical development from their last title.

He tells Metal Wani: “Some of the people who’ve heard this album said it’s more heavy. Vocal wise it’s a little bit heavier than Circle.

“We only have 10 songs so it makes the album really solid – every song is tense.”

Guitarist Esa Holopainen previously credited producer Jens Bogren for getting the most out of the band in the studio. He says: “It’s definitely much more uptempo than some of the previous albums. That’s one of the things Jens wanted us to do."

He admits: "It felt a bit silly at first – but later it felt really natural. I’m really happy that he did it because there’s some catchy things there.”

Amorphis released a lyric promo for the track Death Of A King earlier this month and the album is available to pre-order. They head out on tour to promote the album next month and will support Nightwish in November and December.

Amorphis tour dates

Aug 01: Wacken Open Air, Germany
Aug 07: Vagos Open Air, Portugal
Aug 13: Dinkelsbuhl Summer Breeze, Germany
Aug 15: Hodonin Made Of Metal Festival, Czech Republic
Aug 29: Moscow Metal Meeting, Russia
Sep 19: Helsinki Radio Rock Risteily, Finland
Sep 26: Oulu JaloTuska, Finland
Oct 09: Lahti Finlandia-klubi, Finland
Oct 16: Turku Logomo, Finland
Oct 17: Kouvola House Of Rock, Finland
Oct 22: Tampere Pakkahuone, Finland
Oct 23: Seinajoki Rytmikorjaamo, Finland
Oct 24: Joensuu Kerubi, Finland
Oct 30: Jyvaskyla Lutakko, Finland
Oct 31: Leppavirta Vesileppis Areena, Finland
Nov 15: Stockholm Stora Arenan, Sweden
Nov 16: Frederiksberg Falconer, Denmark
Nov 17: Rostock Mau, Germany
Nov 18: Hamburg O2 World, Germany
Nov 19: Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall, Netherlands
Nov 20: Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall, Netherlands
Nov 21: Oberhausen Konig-Pilsener Arena, Germany
Nov 22: Caen Le Cargo, France
Nov 23: Lyon Halle Tony Garnier, France
Nov 25: Paris Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy, France
Nov 26: Toulouse Le Zenith, France
Nov 28: Basel St Jakobshalle, Switzerland
Nov 30: Lausanne Les Docks, Switzerland
Dec 01: Munich Zenith, Germany
Dec 02: Worgl Komma, Austria
Dec 03: Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany
Dec 04: Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle, Germany
Dec 05: Nuremberg Arena, Germany
Dec 06: Memmingen Kaminwerk, Germany
Dec 07: Prague Tip Sport Arena, Czech Republic
Dec 08: Vienna Stadthalle, Austria
Dec 10: Bucharest Romexpo, Romania
Dec 12: Budapest Arena, Hungary
Dec 13: Bratislava Majestic Music Club, Slovakia
Dec 14: Leipzig Arena, Germany
Dec 15: Berlin Max Schmeling-Halle, Germany
Dec 16: London Wembley SSE Arena
Dec 20: Cologne Essigfarbrik, Germany

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