Friday, 18 May 2018

AMORPHIS premiere video for 'Amongst Stars'


Queen Of Time, the latest offering of melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, is out TODAY via Nuclear Blast. To celebrate the occasion, the band are premiering the official music video for their third single 'Amongst Stars', featuring Anneke van Giersbergen. 

Watch over on YouTube: 

Esa Holopainen comments:
"'Amongst Stars' turned out as one of the most solid songs on the album. The song itself was not the easiest one to work with. We tried a lot of different variations during the pre-production and finally Jens‘ co-producer friend Per Aldeheim came up with these great vocal lines and idea for a duet. We have been privileged to work with Anneke before so it was pretty clear to ask her to help us out with the song. As everyone knows her voice is more than stunning and she is surrounded by incredibly positive aura. As a result we have a really beautiful and catchy duet where both singers do unbelievable work. We are extremely happy that Anneke was available during the time of our recordings and it was great to get her to the video as well. Lucky us.”

Anneke van Giersbergen adds: "When AMORPHIS asked me to participate in a song for their new album, I immediately said yes without having to listen to it first because I knew it would be good. But when they sent it to me to start working on it and I was totally blown away! It's such a powerful and melodic song, I am proud to be part of it. The video for this song is equally epic. The guys of AMORPHIS look and sound fantastic and I am truly happy to ride with them on this journey towards their new album.”

The album is available for order in various formats, here: http://nblast.de/AmorphisQueenOfTime

Queen Of Time track list:
01. The Bee
02. Message In The Amber
03. Daughter Of Hate
04. The Golden Elk
05. Wrong Direction
06. Heart Of The Giant
07. We Accursed
08. Grain Of Sand
09. Amongst Stars
10. Pyres On The Coast
Bonus Tracks (DIGI, 2LP, and MAIL ORDER EDITION only)
11. As Mountains Crumble
12. Brother And Sister

Listen to opening track 'The Bee', here:

The album was produced by the renowned Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR). The cover artwork, which was created by French artist Jean 'Valnoir' Simoulin from Metastazis, perfectly captures the feeling of the lyrics and the music.