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Amorphis reveal new album Queen Of Time

Amorphis will release their new studio album Queen Of Time in May, reveal cover art, and announce tour dates

Amorphis have announced that their new studio album will arrive later this year.

The follow-up to 2015’s Under The Red Cloud is titled Queen Of Time and will arrive on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. The record also sees the return of original bassist Olli-Pekka 'Oppu' Laine.

Guitarist Esa Holopainen says of the Jens Bogren-produced album: “I guess Queen Of Time turned out as a massive surprise to all of us. During the rehearsing and pre-production we didn’t have any idea that Jens had this huge picture inside of his head about the landscape of the album.

“It’s a very natural continuation to Under The Red Cloud but with steroids. The songs are more aggressive but there’s more dynamics, harmonies and orchestral arrangements present.

“The result is Amorphis as something you’ve never heard before!”

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Laine, who left the band in 1990, has been brought back into the fold following the 2017 departure of Niclas Etelävuori.

He says: “Even though the last year with Amorphis has been exciting, nostalgic and fun, it’s also been truly comfortable to be with the guys again.

“As a clichéd expression, it's been like returning home from a lengthy odyssey. After 18 years, it feels like we are picking up where we left off from the good old days!”

Amorphis have also revealed a run of European festival appearances and a North American tour with Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell and Omnium Gatherum.

Find a full list of live dates below, along with the Queen Of Time cover art. A full tracklist and pre-order details will be revealed in due course.

Tour Dates

Date Venue Location
Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:00PM Karmøygeddon Metal Festival Karmøy, Norway
Friday, June 8, 2018 at 7:00PM Rockfest Hyvinkaa, Finland
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 7:00PM South Park Festival Tampere, Finland
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 7:00PM Shibuya Club Quattro Tokyo, Japan
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM Umeda Club Quattro Osaka, Japan
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7:00PM Rockfels St. Goarshausen, Germany
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 7:00PM Hellfest Clisson, France
Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 7:00PM Rock Harz Open Air Ballenstedt, Germany
Friday, July 6, 2018 at 7:00PM Rantajamit Lohja, Finland
Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 7:00PM Masters of Rock Vizovice, Czech Republic
Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 7:00PM Bang Your Head Festival Balingen, Germany
Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 7:00PM Ilosaarirock Joensuu, Finland
Friday, July 20, 2018 at 7:00PM John Smith Rock Festival Laukaa, Finland
Friday, July 27, 2018 at 7:00PM RockCock Kuopio, Finland
Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 7:00PM Qstock Oulu, Finland
Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 7:00PM Wacken Open Air Wacken, Germany
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 7:00PM Leyendas Del Rock Villena, Spain
Friday, August 10, 2018 at 7:00PM Alcatraz Metal Festival Kortrijk, Belgium
Friday, September 7, 2018 at 7:00PM Gramercy Theatre New York, United States
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 7:00PM Cafe Campus Montreal Metro Area, Canada
Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 7:00PM Imperial de Quebec Quebec, Canada
Monday, September 10, 2018 at 7:00PM The Opera House Toronto, Canada
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 7:00PM Piere's Entertainment Center Fort Wayne, United States
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7:00PM Harpos Concert Theatre Detroit, United States
Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7:00PM The Forge Joliet, United States
Friday, September 14, 2018 at 7:00PM The Cabooze Minneapolis, United States
Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 7:00PM The Park Theatre Winnipeg, United States
Monday, September 17, 2018 at 7:00PM The Starlite Room Edmonton, Canada
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 7:00PM Dickens Calgary, Canada
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7:00PM Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, Canada
Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7:00PM El Corazon Seattle, United States
Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:00PM UC Theatre Berkeley, United States
Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 7:00PM City National Grove Anaheim, United States
Monday, September 24, 2018 at 7:00PM Whiskey A Go Go West Hollywood, United States
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 7:00PM Brick By Brick San Diego, United States
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7:00PM Marquee Theatre Tempe, United States
Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7:00PM House of Blues Las Vegas, United States
Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7:00PM Liquid joe's Salt Lake City, United States
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 7:00PM Herman's Hideaway Denver, United States
Monday, October 1, 2018 at 7:00PM Trees Dallas, United States
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 7:00PM The Rock Box San Antonio, United States
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 7:00PM Scout Bar Houston, United States
Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:00PM The Orpheum Tampa, United States
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7:00PM Kelsey Theater West Palm Beach, United States
Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 7:00PM Masquerade Atlanta, United States
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 7:00PM Diamond Pub & Biliards Louisville, United States
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 7:00PM Motorco Music Hall Durham, United States
Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7:00PM Soundstage Baltimore, United States
Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:00PM Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia, United States
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 7:00PM The Palladium Worcester, United States
Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 7:00PM Upstate Concert Hall Clifton Park, United States

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