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Artist

Amorphis

CountryFinland
Formed1990, Helsinki, Uusimaa
GenresDeath Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Death Metal, Doom Metal, Melodic Heavy Metal
LabelsNuclear Blast

Line-up (members)

  • Tomi Joutsen : Vocals (2005-)
  • Esa Holopainen : Lead Guitar (1990-)
  • Tomi Koivusaari : Rhythm Guitar (1990-), Vocals (1990-1997, 2010)
  • Niclas Etelävuori : Bass, Backing Vocals (2000-)
  • Jan Rechberger : Drums (1990-1995, 2003-), Keyboards (1992-1993)
  • Santeri Kallio : Keyboards (1999-)

Former members

  • Olli-Pekka Laine : Bass (1990-2000)
  • Kasper Mårtenson : Keyboards (1993-1994)
  • Pekka Kasari : Drums (1995-2003)
  • Kim Rantala : Keyboards (1995-1998)
  • Pasi Koskinen : Vocals (1995-2004)
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Discography

ImageAlbum titleTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
preview collectionwish list Demo - 00
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The Karelian Isthmus preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
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Tales from the Thousand Lakes preview collectionwish list Studio 85 11
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Elegy preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
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Tuonela preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
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Am Universum preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
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Far from the Sun preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
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preview collectionwish list Compilation - 00
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Eclipse preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
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Silent Waters preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
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Skyforger preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
preview collectionwish list Split - 00
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preview collectionwish list Video - 00
Magic & Mayhem - Tales from the Early Years preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
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The Beginning of Times preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
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Circle preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
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Under the Red Cloud preview collectionwish list Studio - 00

Top Tracks

Track titleAlbum titleRatingVotes
1Into Hiding preview Tales from the Thousand Lakes (1994) 951
2Black Winter Day preview Tales from the Thousand Lakes (1994) 901
3Magic and Mayhem preview Tales from the Thousand Lakes (1994) 901
4Thousand Lakes preview Tales from the Thousand Lakes (1994) 851
5The Castaway preview Tales from the Thousand Lakes (1994) 851
6Drowned Maid preview Tales from the Thousand Lakes (1994) 851
7First Doom preview Tales from the Thousand Lakes (1994) 801
8In the Beginning preview Tales from the Thousand Lakes (1994) 801
9Forgotten Sunrise preview Tales from the Thousand Lakes (1994) 801
10To Fathers Cabin preview Tales from the Thousand Lakes (1994) 751
Additional notes
Amorphis is derived from the Greek 'amorphous' which means without determinate form, shapeless.

With Violent Solution's break-up, Jan Rechberger and Esa Holopainen formed Amorphis in 1990 with Jan on drums, Esa on lead guitars, Tomi Koivusaari as vocalist, and Olli-Pekka Laine as bassist. Soon after signing with Relapse Records (which would remain their label until 2001), Amorphis released its first two albums "The Karelian Isthmus" and "Tales from the Thousand Lakes." Beginning with the latter album, Amorphis' signature sound began to change from the death metal style that characterized its earlier history, towards a cleaner, more melodic and progressive sound.

As the band moved away from its death metal roots, it underwent a series of line-up changes in 1995 and 1996. Kim Rantala briefly became the keyboardist, to be later replaced by Santeri Kallio in 1999. Jan was replaced as drummer by Pekka Kasari of Stone fame. The band also picked up Pasi Koskinen as vocalist. Pasi and Tomi Koivusaari would split clean and harsh vocal duties before Tomi eventually stopped singing altogether.

After the release of "Am Universum" in 2001, and with the release of "Far from the Sun" in 2003, the band underwent yet another series of line-up changes. Jan rejoined the band as Pekka left due to family obligations. Pasi left in 2004, to be replaced by Tomi Joutsen, after a year long period of auditions for the role. With the release of "Eclipse," Amorphis would also sign with its current label, Nuclear Blast Records.

In support of the launch of "Silent Waters" in 2006, Amorphis undertook its first ever headlining tour in North America. As the band continued to expand its international presence at festivals and gigs, the band recorded and released "Skyforger" in 2009 and "The Beginning of Times" in 2011.

In 2002 the band was asked for a contribution to the soundtrack for the movie Menolippu Mombasaan. The commissioned piece was a cover version of a 1976 Finnish pop hit, "Kuusamo", which was given the full Amorphis treatment and remains the band's only song in their native language to this day: Kuusamo (Danny cover) (05:57)
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