Amorphis have announced that they are officially working on a new record and that thepre-production process is already over and the majority of the recording has been done.

The band commented that they have really taken their time on this record so that they could focus on adding in lots of little extras such as strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs! In addition, this is the first time that listeners will be able to hear lyricist Pekka Kainulainen on the album as he contributes a speech in Finnish!

The band have confirmed that Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KATATONIA, and many others) is once again in the producer’s seat for the upcoming record.

More details to be announced soon, so stay tuned!

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