Skip to main content

Amoral reunite with frontman Kalliojarvi

Amoral have reunited with original vocalist Niko Kalliojarvi for the band’s seventh album

He left in 2008 following the release of third record Reptile Ride, and was replaced by Ari Koivunen. The pair will now share vocal duties.

Kalliojarvi says: “The cameos at during the last few years have been fun. When I was asked to come back to the group I was both surprised and excited for musical reasons, but also since I’ve always been comfortable in said company.”

Amoral are now working on the follow-up to 2014’s Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows, expected next year. Guitarist Ben Varon reports: “Niko’s company felt natural both on stage and backstage. Hearing his voice on those songs after a long time felt good.

“Once I realised what a great guitarist he is these days, the vision started to get clearer – this would be just the thing to take our musical journey to the next level. Two singers, three guitar players, one of which is now a part-time keyboardist. Things just got interesting.”

Scott looks after and updates Louder’s online buyer’s guides and also scouts out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. He's spent more than 28 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014, where he wrote extensively about rock, metal, prog and more, before moving to the eCommerce team full-time in 2020. Scott has previous written for publications including IGN, Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky.