AMORPHIS Releases “Black Winter Day” Video Off Upcoming Tales From The Thousand Lakes (Live At Tavastia) Album And Concert Film

Photo by Jaakko Manninen

The 30th anniversary of AMORPHIS‘ landmark album, Tales From The Thousand Lakes, will be celebrated with a live recording that sets new standards in terms of brilliance and intensity. Set for official unveiling on July 12th via Reigning Phoenix Music (RPM) on CD+Blu-ray and vinyl, the performance was shot at the iconic Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland.

Performing a legendary album in its entirety, front to back in the chronological order, is an extraordinary moment. It captures a time long gone, a point in our lives we will never forget. For who can say they weren’t forever changed after listening to the breathtaking and spiritual beauty that is Tales From The Thousand Lakes? With their second album, AMORPHIS erected a monument to Finnish mythology, nature and music, as touching, inspiring and nurturing today as it was back in 1994.

Tales From The Thousand Lakes (Live At Tavastia) manifests AMORPHIS‘ unparalleled dynamism and artistic uniqueness. Rarely has the raw power and emotional depth of a live performance been captured so authentically as on this sonic memento and extraordinary concert film.

In advance of the release, today the band reveals “Black Winter Day” from the forthcoming Blu-ray.

“Back in 1994, ‘Black Winter Day’ was a somewhat different song among the other Tales… material,” reminisces AMORPHIS bassist Olli-Pekka Laine. “Being probably the first death metal song with a waltz time signature and a Moog synthesizer, it truly stood out at the time. Three decades later, ‘Black Winter Day’ still resonates with metal audiences around the globe and plays a crucial role in the saga of AMORPHIS!”

Watch AMORPHIS’ “Black Winter Day” video HERE. Stream/purchase the track HERE.

Watch AMORPHIS’ previously released clip for “Drowned Maid” HERE.

Tales From The Thousand Lakes (Live At Tavastia) will be available in the following formats:

– Blu-ray+CD-digipak
– 2xLP in gatefold (Blue Blackdust | Crystal Clear Blackdust)
– digital

Preorder Tales From The Thousand Lakes (Live At Tavastia) in the physical format of your choice, presave it on your favorite DSP, or preorder it digitally to receive “Black Winter Day (Live At Tavastia)” and  “Drowned Maid (Live At Tavastia)” instantly now at:

Stay up to date on AMORPHIS’ upcoming live dates at

Tomi Joutsen – vocals
Esa Holopainen – guitars
Tomi Koivusaari – guitars
Olli-Pekka Laine – bass
Santeri Kallio – keyboards
Jan Rechberger – drums