AMORPHIS announce live Blu-ray/album ‘Queen Of Time (Live At Tavastia 2021)
Supporting their forthcoming »Halo European Tour 2023« (w/ SÓLSTAFIR & LOST SOCIETY), Finnish metal legends AMORPHIS will present their fans with a new live recording titled »Queen Of Time (Live At Tavastia 2021),« which is due out on October 13, 2023 via Atomic Fire.
When the world stood still, Finnish metal titans AMORPHIS refused to do the same. They packed their gear, relocated to an empty Tavastia and setup their huge production for a stunning one off performance of their critically acclaimed 2018 record »Queen Of Time.« Filmed from various angles and drenched in an otherworldly light, the Finnish metal grail keepers brush aside any notions of a sterile surrounding by blasting through their landmark album as if they were in front of a crowd of thousands. Cut for a Blu-ray, CD and vinyl release, the »Queen Of Time« concert film is testimony to their unfaltering commitment. And to the baffling fact that somehow, they make their marvellous albums sound even better live. Despite being empty, bandleader Esa Holopainen enjoyed playing this gig. “It wasn’t weird actually,” he says. “We’ve shot music videos like ‘Against Widows’ in an empty Tavastia before.” He adds with a grin: “Also, we played almost empty crowded gigs in the past.” Those days are long gone. In the past 30 years, AMORPHIS have become one of the biggest, best and most influential metal bands to ever emerge from Finland, delivering one career high after another. When »Queen Of Time« was released back in 2018, critics praised the monumental grandeur, proggy elegance and lofty folk vibe, lauding everything between mighty opener ‘The Bee’ and dramatic closer ‘Pyres On The Coast’ with a special emphasis on the sublime ‘Amongst Stars’ (yep, the one with this mesmerising cameo by the one and only Anneke van Giersbergen). Needless to say, all of them shine like diamonds on this unique live release. “We are very happy about the results,” keyboard wizard Santeri Kallio comments. “Even though it was a different experience, it was still great fun. We really hope fans will appreciate this new method of us performing our music.” They will. Oh, they will.
Pre-order the album physically, pre-save it or pre-order it digitally to receive ‘The Moon’ instantly now, AT THIS LOCATION.
»Halo« will be available in the following formats:
– CD-DIGIPAK– 2LP IN GATEFOLD:
- gold (wholesale excl.)
- red (US excl.)
- blue marbled (band shop excl.)
- yellow/blue marbled (Atomic Fire excl.)
- orange marbled (Napalm Records & UK excl.)
- red/blue marbled (Levykauppa excl.)
- white/blue marbled (EMP + US excl.)
– BOX SET (incl. 2LP, excl. »Live In Europe 2018-2019« bonus CD, flag, slipmat and button):
- white vinyl
- green/blue marbled vinyl (Atomic Fire excl.)
- silver vinyl (EMP excl.)
– TAPE (Levykauppa excl.)
»Halo« – Track Listing:01. Northwards02. On The Dark Waters03. The Moon04. Windmane05. A New Land06. When The Gods Came07. Seven Roads Come Together08. War09. Halo10. The Wolf11. My Name Is Night