Finnish melancholic progressive metallers Amorphis have unveiled new video for “Amongst Stars”, the song featuring the one and only Anneke van Giersbergen. The track is the third single from their newest record “Queen Of Time”, which came out today, May 18th via Nuclear Blast.
Anneke says: “When Amorphis asked me to participate in a song for their new album, I immediately said yes without having to listen to it first because I knew it would be good. But when they sent it to me to start working on it and I was totally blown away! It‘s such a powerful and melodic song, I am proud to be part of it. The video for this song is equally epic. The guys of Amorphis look and sound fantastic and I am truly happy to ride with them on this journey towards their new album.”
However, “Amongst Stars” is not the first Anneke / Amorphis collaboration. Dutch singer has joined the band on stage before and their duet “Her Alone” ended up on Tour Edition of “Under The Red Cloud” album released in 2017.
Amorphis lead guitarist Esa Holopainen comments: “We have been privileged to work with Anneke before so it was pretty clear to ask her to help us out with the song. As everyone knows her voice is more than stunning and she is surrounded by incredibly positive aura. As a result, we have a really beautiful and catchy duetto where both singers do unbelievable work. We are extremely happy that Anneke was available during the time of our recordings and it was great to get her to the video as well. Lucky us.”
You can hear the live version of “Her Alone” below.