Amorphis release first part of documentary on making of new album Halo

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Finnish prog metallers Amorphis have released the first episode of a new documentary giving insights into the band's studio work on their upcoming album Halo. Watch drummer Jan Rechberger as he discusses his part of the album recording process, for which he cooperated with Oskari Auramo among others. You can watch the first part below.

"Of course, the production process was a bit different this time because of the Covid situation; everything had to be done remotely, so Jens [Bogren; producer] wasn't there to kick our arses," explains Rechberger. "But overall, the result will stand the test of time a bit better than our previous records in my opinion as it's even more progressive and even more unpredictable: it's a bit longer songs and I think even heavier, rhythmically more interesting and a sort of rougher."

At the same time the band have announced that they will release a a limited 7" blue/white vinyl version of their next single On The Dark Waters, which is due out on the newly-formed Atomic Fire label on January 28. On The Dark Waters is taken from Halo, which is released on February 11.

Amorphis have previously released a video for The Moon.

Pre-order Halo.


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Jerry Ewing

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.