Helsinki-based Amoral is now a six-piece, with original vocalist Niko Kalliojärvi returning to the lineup. Kalliojärvi's return has been cooking up since last year, and he will be largely present on the band's 7th studio album, on which they are working at the moment, with an early 2016 release planned.

”Damnation! The Amoral gigs I've done cameos at during the last few years have been fun experiences, so when I was asked to come back to the group, I was both surprised and excited. For musical reasons, but also since I've always been comfortable in said company”, Kalliojärvi says.

Niko continues: ”The new lineup let's us realize musical ideas in a whole new way. The more I've been thinking about it, the more it makes sense. Amoral has been broadening it's sound pallette throughout it's history – now, more than ever, we have a whole pack of aces up our sleeves!”

Songwriter and guitarist Ben Varon also sees the new possibilities that Kalliojärvi's return bring to the band.

”Niko's company felt natural both onstage and backstage, and hearing his voice -which I've always said is one of my all-time favorite growls - on those songs after a long while felt good”, Ben says.

”And once I realized what a great guitarist Niko is these days, the vision started to get clearer: this would be just the thing to take our musical journey to the next level! Two singers, three guitar players, one of which is now a part-time keyboardist... Things just got interesting!” 

Amoral's new lineup will make it's live debut at the Tuska Metal Festival afterparty in the end of June.


Amoral has released a live video for the song "Prolong A Stay" as an appetizer for the "Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows" tour that starts this saturday from Kuopio, Finland. The video was filmed at Nosturi, Helsinki earlier this year at the band's 10-year anniversary show by ETE Media Production. Watch the video here.

The "Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows" tour begins as a headlinging stint in Finland, before the band joins Dark Tranquillity for a three-week European tour in November.  

30-08 Finland - Henry's Pub / Kuopio

12-09 Finland - Osmos Cosmos Bar / Imatra

13-09 Finland - House Of Rock / Kouvola

26-09 Finland - Old Cock / Lappeenranta

04-10 Finland - On The Rocks / Helsinki

10-10 Finland - Calle Night Club / Kokkola

11-10 Finland - Jalostamo / Hyvinkää

18-10 Finland - Klubi / Tampere


Amoral is heading out for a European tour this November as the main support act for Dark Tranquillity. The band - whose recently released album "Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows" has been praised both by the media as well as the fans - will play a 50-minute set each night. Also on the bill are bands Acyl and The Lehmann Project.

"We are thrilled to get to share the stage with the Gothenburg legends", says guitarist Ben Varon. "There's a bunch of familar cities and venues on the tour initerary where we've had a great time before, so this shaping up to be a great run!"


The new Amoral video for the song "Blueprints" has been released. The clip - that premiered on Classic Rock Magazine's website - was filmed at the Helsinki City Hall by Valtteri Hirvonen.

"We could not believe our luck when we got the green light to film the Blueprints video at the Helsinki City Hall, as we knew that their ballroom was usually off limits. This beautiful location was the perfect place to shoot a video for an intimate, acoustic song like this. Also, my 12-string guitar sounded huge in that room, so I was well entertained between takes”, Ben Varon says.



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