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Amoth


AMOTH
The Hour Of The Wolf
ROCKSHOTS Records
Release: 28 January 2022

AMOTH  “The Hour of The Wolf” OUt January 28, 2022.

Amoth is a melodic progressive heavy metal band with progressive elements from Helsinki, Finland. Their upcoming album “The Hour Of The Wolf” is a huge leap forward compared to their previous recordings “Crossing Over” (2011), “Wounded Faith (EP) (2008).

“This is by far our best album yet! Superior performances from all of the musicians. Much better production and songwriting. It’s not a fast food album. Some of the songs are quite complex so it takes probably more than one listen to really get into!” comments Amoth guitarist and main songwriter Tomi Ihanamäki.

Amoth’s roots are strongly founded on 80’s heavy metal, but branch out in different directions with elements from progressive rock, thrash, and even jazz brought to the table.

The new album features Pekka Montin of Ensiferum once again as the lead vocalist and for the first time, there are also keyboards on an Amoth recording. Fans can expect insane vocals and virtuoso-like playing from all members of the band. The nine songs are very diverse, taking sudden twists and turns into unexplored territory. Amoth even offers up two Steve Vai / Joe Satriani-style instrumentals on this new full-length with tracks “Wind Serenade Part I” and “Wind Serenade Part II”.

FIRST SINGLE:

“The Man Who Watches The World Burn”, a track loosely based on the Joker character from the Batman movies. It is also the only down-tuned song on the whole album and has a bass solo.

“The world is burning before your very eyes, how do you react? It’s a new world and it’s in chaos and you must adjust to that idea.”

Listen to “The Man Who Watches The World Burn” via its music video on Rockshots Records’ YouTube channel – https://youtu.be/GXAlEnnzfSM

SPOTIFY: https://spoti.fi/3bcWpd2

SECOND SINGLE:

It Aint’s Over Yet” off their forthcoming album “The Hour Of The Wolf” due out on January 28, 2022.

“This is a full-scale thrash attack with no mercy! This is about school bullying or bullying in general. We are totally against bullying! Unfortunately, it’s a thing that’s going on all around the world. Remember if you’re a bully that it may be over for you but it ain’t over for the victim. Things might get ugly if the bullied person decides to retaliate…” adds the band.

“It Ain’t Over Yet” can be heard via its lyric video https://youtu.be/FQYTtROb8dk

THIRD SINGLE:

Traces In The Snow”

“The ballad of the album. We are very pleased with how this turned out! I think many people will like this even if they don’t otherwise listen to metal music. Very strong lyrical content. Can’t wait for people to hear this.” adds Amoth guitarist and main songwriter Tomi Ihanamäki.

“Traces In The Snow” can be heard via its lyric video https://youtu.be/AbIwn-cDPlk

Amoth’s new album “The Hour of The Wolf” is recommended for fans of Iron Maiden, King Diamond, Testament, Megadeth, Joe Satriani.

FOURTH SINGLE:

“The Hour Of The Wolf”

“This is a very very personal song lyrically. There was a time when I couldn’t even listen to the song without getting emotional. I think many people can appreciate the lyrics and reflect them to their own life. Musically there’s a lot going on. Lots of cool melodies and riffs and A LOT of solos. Many parts in this song, including the solos, were played and recorded at the hour of the wolf.

”The hour of the wolf is the hour between night and dawn. The hour when most people die, when sleep is deepest, when nightmares are most real. It is the hour when the sleepless are haunted by their deepest fears, when ghosts and demons are most powerful.” adds Amoth guitarist and main songwriter Tomi Ihanamäki.

“The Hour Of The Wolf” can be heard via its lyric video – https://youtu.be/O9mxOT1swtc

CD pre-order – https://bit.ly/TheHourOfTheWolf_CD

Digital pre-save – https://bfan.link/the-hour-of-the-wolf

guitars: Tomi Ihanamäki
vocals: Pekka Montin
guitars: Mikael Rauhala
bass: Anne Lanttola
drums: Oskari Viljanen

Track Listing:

1. Alice (4:46)
2. The Man Who Watches The World Burn (6:57)
3. Wounded Faith (4:31)
4. Wind Serenade Part I (2:02)
5. Wind Serenade Part II (5:20)
6. We Own The Night (5:34)
7. It Ain’t Over Yet (3:27)
8. Traces In The Snow (6:26)
9. The Hour of The Wolf (7:27)
Album Length: 46:34

Amoth – The Hour of The Wolf

Amoth – The Man Who Watches The World Burn

Amoth – Fault

 

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