Decibel Books is proud to announce the publication of “Amorphis: The Official Story of Finland’s Greatest Metal Band”, a fully authorized biography of the Finnish metal institution. Packed with tons of rare and never-before-seen photos, as well as a 16-page color section, the 360-page hardcover is exclusively available for pre-order in North America via decibelmagazine.com here. For European territory you can pre-order it via Svart Records here.
Finally granted a proper English translation, “Amorphis: The Official Story of Finland’s Greatest Metal Band”, expertly charts the group from their preteen/pre-Amorphis era to their rise as Finland’s most essential death metal band, through their bold integration of doom, folk and progressive rock on metallic milestones like “Tales from the Thousand Lakes”, “Elegy” and “Circle”.
Author Markus Laakso paints an engaging portrait of the rapid ascent, creative and commercial failures, and triumphant rebirth of Amorphis through in-depth interviews with every current and former member of the band, as well as their countless collaborators from throughout the group’s incorporable career. From their earliest days as part of the late ’80s/early ’90s underground tape-trading scene, through their current position as internationally lauded extreme metal icons, the members of Finland’s Amorphis comprise an essential chapter in the last three decades of heavy metal history.