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Amorphis Discuss The Concepts Around Their Music

Amorphis

Finnish prog metallers Amorphis discuss the concepts behind much of their music in this new video clip.

Amorphis are well known for basing much of their lyrical content around Finland's best known epic poem, the Kalevala, a 19th century work based on Karelian and Finnish folklore and mythology.

"Queen Of Time turned out as a massive surprise to all of us," guitarist Esa Holopainen told Prog. "During the rehearsing and pre-production for the album we didn't have any idea that our producer Jens Bogren had this bigger picture inside of his head about the landscape of the album. It's a very natural continuation to Under The Red Cloud… but with steroids! The songs are more aggressive but there are more dynamics, harmonies and orchestral arrangements present. The result is Amorphis as something you've never heard before.”

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.