Finnish melodic death metal Amorphis have unveiled the album artwork and tracklisting for their upcoming album “The Beginning Of Times.” The album, set to be released in May 2011 on Nuclear Blast, will be preceded by the single “You I Need” in April. You can check out the album artwork <–there and the tracklisting here.
The band commented on the record, “The new album is the most challenging Amorphis album so far in terms of both music and lyrics. Its central character is the iconic hero of Finnish mythology, Väinämöinen, whose tale has been masterfully retold by lyricist Pekka Kainulainen. The Beginning Of Times was produced by the band; vocals were recorded under the guidance of Marco Hietala in his home studio in Kuopio. Like its predecessors, the album was mixed by Mikko Karmila. Its cover artwork shows Travis Smith’s magnificent interpretation of the mythological birth of the world from a goldeneye’s egg. In June, Amorphis will embark on the extensive The Beginning Of Times tour, which is scheduled to continue through 2012.”
“The Beginning Of Times” is the follow up record to “Skyforger,” which was released on Nuclear Blast records in May 2009.