Queen Of Time, the latest offering of melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, is out TODAY via Nuclear Blast! In addition, the band has unveiled the music video of the third single 'Amongst Stars' featuring Anneke van Giersbergen.
Watch it now, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg2VqUTNjsw

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 an duetto. 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 duetto 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.”

And 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.”

Order Queen Of Time in various formats or digitally, here: http://nuclearblast.com/amorphis-queenoftime

Check out the lyric video for the debut single, 'The Bee', here: https://youtu.be/xf_4uvymwRw

Or watch the video clip for the second single, 'Wrong Direction', featuring long-time lyricist Pekka Kainulainen, here: https://youtu.be/Bz9uAOM4DHo

In case you've missed the album trailers, make sure to watch them here:
Trailer #1: https://youtu.be/Q5190lgEEwU
Trailer #2: https://youtu.be/uZisWEJNo68
Trailer #3: https://youtu.be/YmwgLyhmL5w
Trailer #4: https://youtu.be/MNyIdiMu3rA

Queen Of Time - track listing:
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 MAILORDER EDITION only)
11. As Mountains Crumble
12. Brother And Sister

The cover artwork, which was created by French artist Jean "Valnoir" Simoulin from Metastazis, captures the feeling of the lyrics and the music. With Pekka Kainulainen's (lyricist) words, the lyrical theme is universal: "Cultures rise, flourish, and are destroyed. The story of man is the story of searching, finding, and forgetting. A single spark can set the world afire, a single idea can give birth to a new culture. The greatest can stagnate into insignificance, the smallest can hold the power for change. The lyrics on this album are distant echoes of ancient forest peoples, from a time when meaning was proportioned by the cosmic forces that govern birth and death. If the connection was lost, they sought for a strand of knowledge, found a new direction, and a new age began."

07.09.  USA     New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
08.09.  CDN     Montréal, QC - Théâtre Corona
09.09.  CDN     Québec City, QC - Impérial de Québec
10.09.  CDN     Toronto, ON - The Opera House
11.09.  USA     Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere's Entertainment Center
12.09.  USA     Detroit, MI - Harpos Concert Theatre
13.09.  USA     Joliet, IL - The Forge
14.09.  USA     Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze
15.09.  CDN     Winnipeg, MB - The Park Theatre
17.09.  CDN     Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
18.09.  CDN     Calgary, AB - Dickens
19.09.  CDN     Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
20.09.  USA     Seattle, WA - El Corazon
22.09.  USA     Berkeley, CA - UC Theatre
23.09.  USA     Anaheim, CA - City National Grove
24.09.  USA     West Hollywood, CA - Whiskey a Go Go
25.09.  USA     San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick
26.09.  USA     Phoenix, AZ - The Pressroom
27.09.  USA     Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
28.09.  USA     Salt Lake City, UT - Liquid Joe's
29.09.  USA     Denver, CO - Herman‘s Hideaway
01.10.  USA     Dallas, TX - Trees
02.10.  USA     San Antonio, TX - The Rock Box
03.10.  USA     Houston, TX - Scout Bar
05.10.  USA     Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
06.10.  USA     Lake Park, FL - Kelsey Theater
07.10.  USA     Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
09.10.  USA     Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub & Billiards
10.10.  USA     Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall
11.10.  USA     Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
12.10.  USA     Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
14.10.  USA     Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall 

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