Within the last two years, Amorphis have embarked on a handful of tours in support of their latest effort Under the Red Cloud, arguably one of the best albums of 2015. Shortly after their extensive North American trek, longtime bassist Niclas Etelävuori quit the band due to “(mis)management.” While we haven’t heard about an official replacement, original bassist Olli-Pekka Laine has been filling in and according to guitarist Esa Holopainen, there’s a chance he will stay with them for a while.
These Finnish progressive metal masters announced re-signing a record deal with Nuclear Blast and they plan to release the next album sometime next year.
“It’s really nice to be working with the professional and familiar staff of Nuclear Blast Records and Ward Records. Amorphis has done a lot of touring for the past two years around the globe and now it’s time to head back to the studio. This means that the new album will be released next year! It has also been a really nice experience for all of us to play with Olli-Pekka again and for that reason we’re glad to have him participating in the making of the new record.”