Amoral, the Finnish ambassadors of classic rock of the 21st century, have released another new song from their upcoming 5th album “Beneath”. Where the first single “Same Difference” leaned towards hard rock, the new song, (Won’t Go) Home, with it’s riff-oriented structure and growling vocals, represents the heavier side of the new album.
“‘(Won’t Go) Home’ is a heavy and technical track through and through”, singer Ari Koivunen says. “Masi’s (Hukari, guitar) Indian-flavored solo is also one of my favourites. Vocal-wise this song was the hardest to pull off, as my voice was pretty blown after two weeks of singing in the studio. I ended up recording the vocals by myself during the small hours, and I’m very happy with the results.”
“(Won’t Go) Home” can be listened to at Imperiumi.net for the next week, between the 3rd and 10th of August. “Beneath” will be released in late October.
Amoral is a five-piece again! Since the announcement of Niko leaving we’ve received tons of applications from singers all over the world. As we mentioned earlier, we wanted to find a guy who was not only able to handle the growling of the old songs, but who also had a strong melodic voice. Well, little did we know that we’d end up with one of the most talented vocalists around! Ari’s merits as a singer are well known (at least here in Finland), but it might surprise a lot of people that the dude can also growl with the best of them! And the fact remains that he truly was the strongest candidate from all those who applied for the job.
Being the sneaky bastards that we are, we have been writing and practising hard for a long while now while keeping low profile, and we’re happy to announce that the material for the 4th Amoral album is just about ready! The recording will start next month and will go on through January. The album should be out before the summer. Of course, we’ll keep you guys posted on updates.
Now, before some of you oldschool Amoral maniacs condemn us to hell: No, we’re not going power metal on your asses. The trademark riffs are still there. The little quirkiness. The “fuck everybody” attitude. And most importantly, the songs are just as strong as you’ve come to expect from us. Stronger, actually. You could clearly see on Reptile Ride already that we were eager to push our music to a more melodic direction, and the next natural step was to go all the way with the vocals. This is a new beginning for us, and we truly believe our best work is still ahead of us.
P.S. Those of you who are not familiar with Ari’s work yet, check out his Myspace site.