AMORPHIS – release ‘Wrong Direction’ video from »Queen Of Time (Live At Tavastia 2021)«; to embark on »Halo European Tour 2023« next month

Jan Rechberger (drums), Esa Holopainen (guitars), Olli-Pekka Laine (bass),
Tomi Joutsen (vocals), Santeri Kallio (keyboards), Tomi Koivusaari (guitars)

Photo Credit: Jaakko Manninen

Today, Finnish melancholic dark metal legends AMORPHIS unveil the second digital single taken from their upcoming live album »Queen Of Time (Live At Tavastia 2021)« which is set to be released on October 13, 2023 via Atomic Fire – just in time to celebrate the »Halo European Tour 2023« (their updated itinerary can be found below!).

Guitarist Esa Holopainen comments: “We shot a video for the song once back in the day when the »Queen Of Time« album was released originally. An interesting anecdote is that Tomi Joutsen and Pekka Kainulainen [also known as the band’s lyricist] both travelled to Norwegian Lapland to film the landscape shots. But in the end you could only see Pekka in the video. Poor Tomi had to travel and to spend a couple of days in Norway for nothing. The very nice video was directed by SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta, but you can now also witness the live version of the track and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.”

Watch the official ‘Wrong Direction’ live performance video over YouTube:
Stream/purchase the song here:

Pre-order the album in the physical format of your choice (see below!), pre-save it on your favourite DSP or pre-order it digitally to receive ‘Wrong Direction (live)’ and ‘Amongst Stars [feat. Anneke van Giersbergen] (live)’ instantly now, here:

Don’t forget to subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube to stay updated & to listen to ‘Wrong Direction (live)’ as well as other new tracks in the »AFR New Releases« playlist on Spotify

More on »Queen Of Time (Live At Tavastia 2021)«:
‘Amongst Stars [feat. Anneke van Giersbergen]’ OFFICIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO:

In 2021, one of the years of the corona pandemic, when the music world was forced into a standstill, AMORPHIS played two streaming concerts at the legendary Tavastia Club in Helsinki, Finland.

AMORPHIS keyboardist Santeri “Sande” Kallio recalls: “Firstly I thought it would feel like a long soundcheck, but quite contrary it felt pretty close to a real concert. Of course, the band had to take the energy boost only from each other’s playing and rely on the feelings what the songs bring in. Obviously, there was zero support nor energy help from an audience’s side. Everybody probably agrees that nothing beats performing in front of a live audience, but I think we survived extremely well. One of the good sides was that everybody had to just concentrate on the music and playing 100% thus it simply was a one-shot chance.

»Queen Of Time (Live At Tavastia 2021)«will be available in the following formats:

– CD-digipak + Blu-ray (EU)
– jewelcase CD + Blu-ray (US)
– 2LP in gatefold (green marbled)
– 2LP in gatefold (red marbled; exclusively available at Atomic Fire Records)
– digital


»Queen Of Time (Live At Tavastia 2021)« – 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 [feat. Anneke van Giersbergen]
10. Pyres On The Coast


»Halo« – European Tour 2023
+ Special Guests: SÓLSTAFIR

Grey Beard, Cobra Agency & Atomic Fire proudly present:
26.10.2023 CH Zurich – Komplex 457 (SÓLSTAFIR added)
27.10.2023 DE Cologne – Carlswerk Victoria
28.10.2023 DE Geiselwind – MusicHall
29.10.2023 NL Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg
31.10.2023 AT Wörgl – VZ Komma
01.11.2023 HR Zagreb – Boogaloo Club
02.11.2023 MK Skopje – YCC
03.11.2023 GR Thessaloniki – Principal Club Theater
04.11.2023 GR Athens – Fuzz Club
05.11.2023 BG Sofia – Pirotska 5
06.11.2023 RO Bucharest – Arelene Romane
07.11.2023 RO Cluj-Napoca – Form Space
09.11.2023 SK Košice – Collosseum
10.11.2023 SK Bratislava – Majestic Music Club
11.11.2023 AT Linz – Posthof
12.11.2023 CZ Zlín – Masters of Rock Café
14.11.2023 PL Gdansk – B90
15.11.2023 PL Kraków – Kamienna12
16.11.2023 DE Dresden – Stromwerk
17.11.2023 DE Wangels – Metal Hammer Paradise *SOLD OUT*
18.11.2023 DE Hanover – Capitol

»Halo« – Finland 2023
Grey Beard presents:
02.12.2023 FI Jyväskylä – John Smith Rock Frozen
06.12.2023 FI Seinäjoki – Rytmikorjaamo
07.12.2023 FI Tampere – Pakkahuone
08.12.2023 FI Kuopio – Sawohouse Underground
14.12.2023 FI Turku – Logomo
15.12.2023 FI Helsinki – Kulttuuritalo
16.12.2023 FI Lahti – Finlandia-klubi

20./21.04.2024 CL Santiago – The Metal Fest *NEW*
26. – 28.04.2024 BR São Paulo – Summer Breeze Brasil
04.05.2024 NO Kopervik – Karmøygeddon Metal Festival
17. – 19.05.2024 DE Gelsenkirchen – Rock Hard Festival *NEW*
28. – 30.06.2024 FI Helsinki – Tuska Festival *NEW*
03. – 06.07.2024 DE Ballenstedt – Rockharz Open Air *SOLD OUT*
11. – 13.07.2024 AT Leoben – Area 53 Festival *NEW*
06.09.2024 US Atlanta, GA – ProgPower USA *NEW*


Tomi Joutsen | vocals
Esa Holopainen | guitars
Tomi Koivusaari | guitars
Olli-Pekka Laine | bass
Santeri Kallio | keyboards
Jan Rechberger | drums

AMORPHIS online:

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