Under the Red Cloud

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Under the Red Cloud
Amorphis Under The Red Cloud.jpg
Studio album by
Released4 September 2015
StudioFascination Street Studios
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerJens Bogren[3]
Amorphis chronology
Under the Red Cloud
Queen of Time

Under the Red Cloud is the twelfth studio album by Finnish heavy metal band Amorphis, released worldwide on 4 September 2015 through Nuclear Blast. The album was produced by Jens Bogren, who was described as "just the right person" by keyboardist Santeri Kallio.[4][5][6] This would be the band's last album with longtime bassist Niklas Etelävuori who left in 2017.

Track listing[edit]

1."Under the Red Cloud"Pekka KainulainenSanteri Kallio5:33
2."The Four Wise Ones"KainulainenEsa Holopainen4:40
3."Bad Blood"KainulainenKallio5:23
4."The Skull"KainulainenTomi Koivusaari5:04
5."Death of a King"KainulainenKallio5:14
7."Dark Path"KainulainenHolopainen5:08
8."Enemy at the Gates"KainulainenHolopainen5:07
9."Tree of Ages"KainulainenKallio4:36
10."White Night"KainulainenHolopainen5:15
Total length:49:56
Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks
11."Come the Spring"KainulainenKoivusaari3:27
12."The Wind"KainulainenKallio5:48
Digipak Bonus Tracks
11."Come the Spring"KainulainenKoivusaari3:27
12."Winter's Sleep"KainulainenKallio6:37
"Live at Loud Park 13", Bonus CD
1."Shades of Gray"KainulainenHolopainen7:28
2."Narrow Path"KainulainenKallio4:46
3."Sky Is Mine"KainulainenKallio4:22
4."Silver Bride"KainulainenHolopainen4:18
5."Into Hiding"traditionalHolopainen, Olli-Pekka Laine4:09
6."My Kantele"traditionalHolopainen6:39
7."Nightbird's Song"KainulainenKoivusaari5:09
8."Hopeless Days"KainulainenHolopainen5:24
9."House of Sleep"Paavo HaavikkoHolopainen5:29
CD2: Live-CD: "An Evening with Friends at Huvila" Bonus CD
2."Far from the Sun"Pasi KoskinenAmorphis5:00
3."Silent Waters"KainulainenKallio5:53
4."My Kantele"traditionalHolopainen5:09
5."Silver Bride"KainulainenHolopainen4:56
8."The Wanderer"KainulainenKallio4:54
9."Her Alone"KainulainenHolopainen7:46


Professional ratings
Review scores
Blabbermouth8/10 stars[7]
Angry Metal Guy4/5 stars[8]
Cryptic Rock5/5 stars[10]

Upon release, the album received critical acclaim. Cryptic Rock reviewed the album, finding that it had more of a focus on melody than the previous album, and it had a wider variety of instruments, which was more in line with the band's pre-2012 work. "The Four Wise Ones" was described as an "instant classic" song, "pure melodic death metal at its finest."[11] Cryptic Rock also saw songs that were heavy metal, folk metal and rock ballads.[11]

Under the Red Cloud debuted at #144 on the Billboard 200 charts, selling 1,600 units in the USA in its first week.


Chart (2015) Peak
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[12] 20
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[13] 53
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[14] 40
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[15] 50
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[16] 2
French Albums (SNEP)[17] 85
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[18] 25
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[19] 10
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 11



  • Lasse Väyrynen – Jan Rechberger's percussion
  • David Castillo – Martin Lopez's percussion
  • Jyri Riikonen – grand piano, Hammond and Rhodes
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Viktor Stenqvist


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  2. ^ Lawson, Dom (May 16, 2018). "Amorphis – Queen Of Time album review". Metal Hammer. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "AMORPHIS Complete Pre-Production For New Album". Bravewords.com. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  4. ^ Booth, Alison (4 September 2015). "Interview With Santeri Kallio, AMORPHIS: "We're extremely excited to hear some feedback from the fans"". Metal Shock Finland. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  5. ^ "AMORPHIS Keyboardist Santeri Kallio On Working With Producer JENS BOGREN - "He Was Always Shouting 'Give Me More Energy'"; Audio". Bravewords.com. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  6. ^ "AMORPHIS Under The Red Cloud". Nuclear Blast. Retrieved 3 Sep 2015.
  7. ^ "Amorphis, Under the Red Cloud". Blabbermouth.
  8. ^ "Amorphis, Under the Red Cloud". Angry Metal Guy.
  9. ^ "Amorphis, Under the Red Cloud". PopMatters.
  10. ^ "Amorphis, Under the Red Cloud". CrypticRock.
  11. ^ a b "Amorphis - Under the Red Cloud (Album Review)". Cryptic Rock. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Amorphis – Under the Red Cloud" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Amorphis – Under the Red Cloud" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Amorphis – Under the Red Cloud" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Amorphis – Under the Red Cloud" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  16. ^ "Amorphis: Under the Red Cloud" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  17. ^ "Lescharts.com – Amorphis – Under the Red Cloud". Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  18. ^ "Album Top 40 slágerlista – 2015. 37. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  19. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Amorphis – Under the Red Cloud". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  21. ^ "AMORPHIS: To Release New Album "Under The Red Cloud" In September". Metal Shock Finland. Retrieved 4 September 2015.

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