Halo, the new chef d’oeuvre from Finland’s melancholic progressive metallers, AMORPHIS, will be released via Atomic Fire on February 11th. In advance of the record’s official unveiling, today the band reveals a new single accompanied by a music video filmed in the Finnish snow and directed by Pekka Hara. “On The Dark Waters” is further proof of the band’s undeniable talent in fusing heavy riffs with an epic and melodic chorus and is not only part of the new album, but also available as an exclusive 7” available today! Comments lyricist Pekka Kainulainen of the track’s theme, “I got the idea to reverse the direction of the Tuonela stream – Tuonela is the realm of the dead in Finnish mythology. So, I started writing from the moment of death… And death was not the end, but the beginning.
Halo — which features artwork by Valnoir (Alcest, Paradise Lost) — was recorded, produced, and mixed by Jens Bogren while mastering duties were handled by Tony Lindgren.
View the band’s previously released video for “The Moon,” directed by Patric Ullaeus (rEvolver Film), at THIS LOCATION, episode #1 of the album documentary (drums and percussion) at THIS LOCATION, episode # 2 (keyboard, piano and organ recordings) at THIS LOCATION, and episode #3 (guitar and bass) at THIS LOCATION.
Additionally, AMORPHIS has launched a special collaboration with Pook Watches for a unique collector’s item: The Pook “On The Dark Waters” watch! The watches have a three-year warranty and their components have been selected so that the watch is functional for an extended time and serviceable by a clocksmith. All units are assembled at Pook’s watch workshop in Joensuu, Finland, and will be crafted as a limited edition with each package featuring a greeting signed by the band. Delivery of the watches will begin in the Spring of 2022. Preorders for the watches can be placed starting today at the Pook Watches website HERE.