Origin: Finland  
Genres: Doomdeath
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Amorphis

One of the more well-known Finnish metal bands in existance, Amorphis' career has spanned death metal (Karelian Isthmus), doomdeath (Tales Of The Thousand Lakes, one of the band's best efforts and a classic of the genre) to the more relaxed, somber post-doomdeath gothic sound as heard on the later material like Tuonela and beyond. In their later years they've continued to tinker with their sound, but they really haven't produced a dud album yet, rather they've been a consistent bands in terms of quality and do not look to be slowing down.

Current Members

Tomi Joutsen

vocals

Tomi Koivusaari

guitars

Esa Holopainen

guitars (ex-Chaosbreed)

Olli-Pekka Laine

bass (Barren Earth, ex-Chaosbreed, Mannhai)

Santeri Kallio

keyboards

Jan Rechberger

drums

Former Members/Guests

Pasi Koskinen

vocals (Ajattara, Mannhai, ex-Shape Of Despair)

Niclas Etelävuori

bass (guest for Moonspell)

Kasper Mårtenson

keyboards (ex-Barren Earth)

Kim Rantala

keyboards

Pekka Kasari

drums (ex-Stone)



Discography



The Karelian Isthmus  
1992 Relapse
  1. Karelia
  2. The Gathering
  3. Grails Mysteries
  4. Warriors Trial
  5. Black Embrace
  6. Exile Of The Sons Of Uisliu
  7. The Lost Name of God
  8. The Pilgrimage
  9. Misery Path
  10. Sign From The North Side
  11. Vulgar Necrolatry (bonus track)
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Olli-Pekka Laine
  • Jan Rechberger
1992 Readers' Album #35




Privilege Of Evil  EP
1993 Relapse
  1. Pilgrimage From Darkness
  2. Black Embrace
  3. Privilege Of Evil
  4. Misery Path
  5. Vulgar Necrolatry
  6. Excursing From Existence
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Olli-Pekka Laine
  • Jan Rechberger
1993 Readers' Album #54




Tales From The Thousand Lakes  
1994 Relapse
  1. Thousand Lakes
  2. Into Hiding
  3. The Castaway
  4. First Doom
  5. Black Winter Day
  6. Drowned Maid
  7. In The Beginning
  8. Forgotten Sunrise
  9. To Fathers Cabin
  10. Magic and Mayhem
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Olli-Pekka Laine
  • Kasper Mårtenson
  • Jan Rechberger
1994 Readers' Album #2




Black Winter Day  EP
1995 Relapse
  1. Black Winter Day
  2. Folk Of The North
  3. Moon And Sun
  4. Moon And Sun Part II: North's Son
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Olli-Pekka Laine
  • Kasper Mårtenson
  • Jan Rechberger



Elegy  
1996 Relapse
  1. Better Unborn
  2. Against Widows
  3. The Orphin
  4. On Rich and Poor
  5. My Kantele
  6. Cares
  7. Song Of The Troubled One
  8. Weeper On The Shore
  9. Elegy
  10. Relief
  11. My Kantele (acoustic reprise)
  • Pasi Koskinen
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Olli-Pekka Laine
  • Kim Rantala
  • Pekka Kasari
1996 Readers' Album #4




My Kantele  EP
1997 Relapse
  1. My Kantele (acousic reprise)
  2. The Brother Slayer
  3. The Lost Son (The Brother Slayer Part II)
  4. Levitation
  5. And I Hear You Call
  • Pasi Koskinen
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Olli-Pekka Laine
  • Pekka Kasari



Tuonela  
1998 Relapse
  1. The Way
  2. Morning Star
  3. Nightfall
  4. Tuonela
  5. Greed
  6. Divinity
  7. Shining
  8. Withered
  9. Rusty Moon
  10. Summers End
  • Pasi Koskinen
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Olli-Pekka Laine
  • Pekka Kasari



Am Universum  
2001 Relapse
  1. Alone
  2. Goddness (Of The Sad Man)
  3. The Night Is Over
  4. Shatters Within
  5. Chrimson Wave
  6. Drifting Memories
  7. Forever More
  8. Veil Of Sin
  9. Captured State
  10. Grief Stricken Heart
  • Pasi Koskinen
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Niclas Etelävuori
  • Santeri Kallio
  • Pekka Kasari



Far From The Sun  
2003 Virgin
  1. Day of your beliefs
  2. Planetary misfortune
  3. Evil inside
  4. Mourning soil
  5. Far from the sun
  6. Ethereal solitude
  7. Killing goodness
  8. God of deception
  9. Higher ground
  10. Smithereens
  • Pasi Koskinen
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Niclas Etelävuori
  • Santeri Kallio
  • Jan Rechberger
2003 Readers' Album #41




Chapters  COMPILATION
2003 Relapse
  1. Alone
  2. Drifting Memories
  3. Too Much To See
  4. The Way
  5. Northern Lights
  6. Summer's End
  7. The Brother Slayer
  8. Better Unborn
  9. My Kantele
  10. Weeper On The Shore
  11. Moon And Sun
  12. Black Winter Day
  13. The Castaway
  14. Drowned Maid
  15. Warrior's Trail
  16. The Exile Of The Sons Of Uisliu
  17. The Lost Name Of God



Eclipse  
2006 Nuclear Blast
  1. Two Moons
  2. House of Sleep
  3. Leaves Scar
  4. Born from Fire
  5. Under a Soil and Black Stone
  6. Perkele (The God of Fire)
  7. The Smoke
  8. Same Flesh
  9. Brother Moon
  10. Empty Opening
  • Tomi Joutsen
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Niclas Etelävuori
  • Santeri Kallio
  • Jan Rechberger
2006 Readers' Album #19




Silent Waters  
2007 Nuclear Blast
  1. Weaving the Incantation
  2. A Servant
  3. Silent Waters
  4. Towards and Against
  5. I of Crimson Blood
  6. Her Alone
  7. Enigma
  8. Shaman
  9. The White Swan
  10. Black River
  • Tomi Joutsen
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Niclas Etelävuori
  • Santeri Kallio
  • Jan Rechberger
2007 Readers' Album #16




Skyforger  
2009 Nuclear Blast
  1. Sampo
  2. Silver Bride
  3. From The Heaven Of My Heart
  4. Sky Is Mine
  5. Majestic Beast
  6. My Sun
  7. Highest Star
  8. Skyforger
  9. Course Of Fate
  10. From Earth I Rose
  • Tomi Joutsen
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Niclas Etelävuori
  • Santeri Kallio
  • Jan Rechberger
2009 Readers' Album #11




Forging The Land Of Thousand Lakes  VIDEO
2010 Nuclear Blast



Magic & Mayhem - Tales From The Early Years  COMPILATION
2010
  1. Magic And Mayhem
  2. Vulgar Necrolatry
  3. Into Hiding
  4. Black Winter Day
  5. On Rich And Poor
  6. Exile Of The Sons Of Uisliu
  7. The Castaway
  8. Song Of The Troubled One
  9. Sign From The North Side
  10. Drowned Maid
  11. Against Widows
  12. My Kantele
  13. Light My Fire (bonus track)



The Beginning Of Times  
2011 Nuclear Blast
  • Tomi Joutsen
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Niclas Etelävuori
  • Santeri Kallio
  • Jan Rechberger
2011 Readers' Album #12




Circle  
2013 Nuclear Blast
  1. Shades Of Gray
  2. Mission
  3. The Wanderer
  4. Narrow Path
  5. Hopeless Days
  6. Nightbird's Song
  7. Into The Abyss
  8. Enchanted By The Moon
  9. A New Day
  10. Dead Man's Dream (bonus track)
  • Tomi Joutsen
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Niclas Etelävuori
  • Santeri Kallio
  • Jan Rechberger
2013 Readers' Album #15




Best Of  COMPILATION
2013 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Wanderer
  2. Hopeless Days
  3. Into the Abyss
  4. You I Need
  5. Beginning of Time
  6. Silver Bride
  7. From the Heaven of My Heart
  8. Silent Waters
  9. House of Sleep
  10. The Smoke
  11. Two Moons
  12. Born from Fire
  13. Skyforger
  14. My Sun
  15. From Earth I Rose



Under The Red Cloud  
2015 Nuclear Blast
  1. Under The Red Cloud
  2. The Four Wise Ones
  3. Bad Blood
  4. The Skull
  5. Death Of A King
  6. Sacrifice
  7. Dark Path
  8. Enemy At The Gates
  9. Tree Of Ages
  10. White Night
  • Tomi Joutsen
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Niclas Etelävuori
  • Santeri Kallio
  • Jan Rechberger
2015 Readers' Album #6




Queen Of Time  
2018 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Bee
  2. Message in the Amber
  3. Daughter of Hate
  4. The Golden Oak
  5. Wrong Direction
  6. Heart of the Giant
  7. We Accursed
  8. Grain of Sand
  9. Amongst Stars
  10. Pyres on the Coast
  • Tomi Joutsen
  • Tomi Koivusaari
  • Esa Holopainen
  • Olli-Pekka Laine
  • Santeri Kallio
  • Jan Rechberger




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