January 8, 2019 — What a glorious year in metal we just experienced. After the sheer amount of quality albums that were released in 2018, there is no question that the genre is as healthy and full of life as ever.
January 15, 2016 — When looking back at 2015, the only thing that seems to matter is the passing of Lemmy Kilmister. Of course losing Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor in November was sad but Lemmy was on another level - one of the pillars of the entire rock ’n roll universe.
January 2, 2014 — Once again, another fruitful year in extreme music draws to a close. We saw some long awaited comebacks by legends, three quarters of the original SABBATH line up, VOIVOD and CARCASS.
March 2, 2013 — New music from AMORPHIS is finally here. Check out their first single, “Hopeless Days” off of their upcoming record, Circle. Sing along; it’s one of those lyric videos:
March 16, 2012 — Finland’s BARREN EARTH, featuring members of SWALLOW THE SUN, MOONSORROW, KREATOR, and ex-AMORPHIS, have posted the latest video, “The Rain Begins,” online. http://youtu.be/lmEpoaSXmvM The song comes off the band’s latest album, The Devil’s Resolve, which was released this past week via Peaceville Records.
April 18, 2011 — AMORPHIS guitarist Esa Holopainen gives an overview of the band’s upcoming album, The Beginning of Times in the preview below. Judging by the clips, it seems like it’s going to be another stellar album.
January 31, 2011 — Finland’s AMORPHIS are currently hard at work recording their as-of-yet-untitled follow up to 2009`s Skyforger release. Expect a May 27th release in Europe. Guitarist Esa Holopainen offered the following update:
October 25, 2010 — Re-recording old songs as a full length album isn’t a new idea as ARCH ENEMY, HYPOCRISY, and various others have done it in the past, but whether it’s because members have changed, old, but classic songs needed some tweaking and updating, or just because it’s a cool idea for another album, it’s an interesting thing - newer fans get to hear older songs that they might not have known about or heard before, and older fans get to hear some classics updated with better production and recorded with the current lineup.
October 4, 2010 — Finnish progressive metallers AMORPHIS recently entered the studio to record the follow-up to 2009’s Skyforger. The release of the bands as of yet untitled tenth album is planned for an early to midyear 2011 release.
May 21, 2010 — BARREN EARTH, the Finnish supergroup featuring members of KREATOR, MOONSORROW, SWALLOW THE SUN, and AMORPHIS, have posted their new video for “The Leer” online. Check it out below:
April 10, 2010 — Finnish progressive metallers, AMORPHIS, have revealed the cover artwork and tracklisting of their forthcoming DVD package entitled Forging the Land of Thousand Lakes. The DVD will be released on June 25 (Europe) and June 23 (Finland) and not on June 4th, as announced earlier.
January 16, 2010 — New Finnish prog/death metal band, BARREN EARTH, featuring former members of AMORPHIS, and current members of SWALLOW THE SUN, MOONSORROW, and KREATOR, will be releasing their debut album, Curse of the Red River, on April 6th in the U.
December 28, 2009 — It’s that time where we take a look back on the year as 2009 comes to a close. So we, the APESHIT goons, asked ourselves, what albums moved us, kicked our asses, and reminded us of why we love metal (and music)?
December 27, 2009 — So as a studious and true underground metal warrior you probably loved AMORPHIS’ masterpiece, Silent Waters. The big question surrounding Skyforger is if it was as good as its predecessor.
August 27, 2009 — Peaceville Records is proud to announce the signing of Finnish prog death metallers, BARREN EARTH. With a line-up consisting of former members of prog/folk metal legends AMORPHIS, as well as current members of SWALLOW THE SUN, MOONSORROW and KREATOR, the band has been busy recording their debut album at the renowned Seawolf Studios in Helsinki, with the tracks currently being mixed by Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY) who has described it as, “One of the best albums I have ever had the privilege to mix.
April 16, 2009 — Check out AMORPHIS’ MySpace page to listen to the song “Silver Bride” off their forthcoming new album, Skyforger. The track will be released as a single in Finland on April 22nd.
February 12, 2009 — AMORPHIS have set Skyforger as the title of their ninth full-length album, tentatively due out this Summer in North America (and May 29th in Europe) through Nuclear Blast Records.
March 25, 2008 — SAMAEL is proud to announce their first US tour in nearly five years in support of their latest Solar Soul release! The band will be making the trek with headliners/labelmates AMORPHIS as well as LEAVES EYES and VIRGIN BLACK.
January 2, 2008 — It’s been a grossly successful 2007 for APESHIT, and though we find it hard pressed to make that same general claim for metal in 2007, a handful of albums did manage to leave a strong impression on us.
December 3, 2007 — Finnish’s AMORPHIS have produced their finest album since 1996’s excellent Elegy with their latest album, Silent Waters. Similar to last year’s delightful Eclipse, Silent Waters is a solid collection of heavy rock/metal tunes awash with effective and lasting melodies.
September 10, 2007 — AMORPHIS’ new album, Silent Waters, is now available for streaming in its entirety at MP3.com. Due in North America September 18th, Silent Waters is the second AMORPHIS album to feature singer Tomi Joutsen (SINISTHRA).