AMORPHIS - On The Dark Waters

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AMORPHIS – “On The Dark Waters” from their album “Halo” (February 11th, 2022)
Purchase AMORPHIS "On The Dark Waters" 7" (January 28th), here: https://vvk.link/1zdmzeb

Stream, download and purchase here: https://music.atomicfire-records.com/halo
Available as CD Digipak, black or gold 2LP, and White Vinyl Deluxe Boxset.
Exclusive Green/Blue Marbeled Vinyl Deluxe Boxset: https://vvk.link/1yik5mb
Exclusive Yellow/Blue/Black Marbled 2LP: https://vvk.link/1yiql3n

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Video Director & DOP: Pekka Hara
Production Company: Veli Studio
Producer: Veera Almila, Juho Vesanen
1st AC: Pyry Pelkonen
Gaffer: Santeri Siirtonen
Gimbal operator: Sami Rehmonen
Set designer: Otto Lume
Set designer's assistant: Santeri Valtanen
Stylist: Saija Siekkinen
MUAH: Emma Räsänen
MUAH assistant: Ida Kilpinen
SFX: Saku Andström, Henna Niittymäki / Suomen Pyrotekniikka
Drone Camera Operator: Tomi Stenqvist / Koptercam
Drone Pilot: Teppo Salonen / Koptercam
Production assistant: Aleksi Virtanen
Editor: Pekka Hara
VFX: Juho Norokytö, Antoine Paikert / Veli Studio
Grade: Mika Onnela / Post Control
Post production producer: Jukka Kujala / Post Control
Thanks: Angel Films, Akseli Soini

Grey Beard Crew:
*Samuel Ruotsalainen - Head of Production
*Miiro Varjus - Producer / IEM + Backline
*Alma Kovanen - Producer

Backline Rental Finland

Management: Grey Beard Concerts & Management, Jouni Markkanen and Samuel Ruotsalainen

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"Halo", the new chef d'oeuvre from Finland's melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will be released via Atomic Fire on February 11th. In advance of the record's official unveiling, today the band finally reveals a new single accompanied by a music video filmed in the Finnish snow and directed by Pekka Hara. 'On The Dark Waters' is further proof of the band's undeniable talent in fusing heavy riffs with an epic and melodic chorus, and is not only part of the new album but also available as an exclusive 7'' vinyl.

Lyricist Pekka Kainulainen comments the theme of the track:
"I got the idea to reverse the direction of the Tuonela stream - Tuonela is the realm of the dead in Finnish mythology. So I started writing from the moment of death... And death was not the end, but the beginning."

AMORPHIS are:
Tomi Joutsen | vocals
Esa Holopainen | guitars
Tomi Koivusaari | guitars
Santeri Kallio | keyboards
Olli-Pekka Laine| bass
Jan Rechberger | drums

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On The Dark Waters

On the dark waters of Tuonela
Sailed a ship hewn out of bone
Clambering against the current
Swiftly sailing the black waters
No water gushed around its fore
No trail left behind its aft
No oars there were to be seen
No sail hoisted on its mast

Who did sail that boat of bone
Steer the silent ship of death?
As it flew and dove
And made its way upstream?
Waiting at the dark headwaters
Were a people sullen, silent
Baying for that ship to take
Their dead downstream

A ship of bone rose from the river
Called the dead aboard its deck
Through the fiery gates of life
It took its silent passengers
The black waters of that river
Turned to blood, bubbled and boiled
As the boat of bone was blazing
Dead, dry veins ran red with life

Who did sail that boat of bone
Steer the silent ship of death?
As it flew and dove
And made its way upstream?
Waiting at the dark headwaters
Were a people sullen, silent
Baying for that ship to take
Their dead downstream

Into a dark bend of the river
Were cast the nameless unborn
On top of a barren outcrop
Naked bodies of the elders
The dead were squinting their eyes
As they once more saw their shadow
They were born to a life of tears
In the light of a forgotten sun

Swiftly on the sable waters
Sailed back the boat of bone
To the dark waters of Tuonela
And the people woke astounded
To the dawn of their new life
(Tuonela’s dark water)
Saw the day once more a-breaking
(Tuonela’s dark water)
Knew the night would be descending

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Music: Esa Holopainen
Lyrics: Pekka Kainulainen
Lyrics translated by: Ikevil

Produced and mixed by Jens Bogren (Fascination Street Studios)
Mastered by Tony Lindgren

Artwork by Valnoir

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AMORPHIS online:
https://www.amorphis.net
https://www.facebook.com/amorphis
https://www.instagram.com/amorphisband
https://www.twitter.com/amorphis
https://www.youtube.com/amorphis
https://label.atomicfire-records.com/project/amorphis

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