Finnish act, Amorphis, also known as the masters of melancholic dark metal, have just released the official lyric for “Hopeless Days.” Now you can enjoy this track with a couple of fine pints of Huvila X-Porter. “Hopeless Days” is the first single taken off the band’s next release, Circle, and the exclusive CD-single is now available at Nuclear Blast.
This is the band’s 11th full-length studio album, which has been in the works since August of last year, and just over a month ago it was announced that Circle is slated for April 19th in Europe and April 30th in North America.
Pekka Kainulainen once again wrote the lyrics for Circle, and the summary of the concept/story of the album can be read right below:
“The protagonist has been dealt a bad hand at birth. He’s always felt himself an outsider with strong potential to become marginalized. Through an accident, after a crisis, he finds a connection with his inner powers. A guide is sent to him, from some other time and place. He gets a chance to take hold of his own life and change his destiny. From the past of Carelian, Finland, he finds his own spiritual tribe and the power to turn the course of his doomed life. This is a story of survival.”
Frontman, Tomi Joutsen, said the following about the album’s title:
“Circle represents integrity. Back in the days, when there was something special to talk about, wise men used to sit in circle. Not everyone was invited to join them. But in this story, the protagonist was invited among the wise men’s circle.”
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