AMORPHIS - Soundfehler auf der Digipack-Version von 'Skyforger'


Wer sich heute die Digipak-Version von Amorphis' neuer Scheibe "Skyforger" gekauft hat, wird sich ärgern: Auf zwei Songs haben sich Soundfehler eingeschlichen. So finden sich beim Track "My Sun" und "Skyforger" zwei extreme Lautstärke-Schwankungen, verursacht durch Fehler beim Mastering. Alle anderen Varianten des Albums (Jewel Case, Vinyl, etc.) sind anscheinend nicht betroffen.


Die Band hat in einer aktuellen Stellungname auf der Label-Page bereits ihr Bedauern zum Ausdruck gebracht und verweist auf Download-Versionen der beiden Songs, die Nuclear Blast zur Verfügung gestellt hat:

>> Lest hier das Statement der Band und zieht Euch die Songs! <<

Fans, die ihr Digipack umtauschen möchten, sollen Ersatz erhalten. Amorphis weisen jedoch mit einem Schmunzeln auf den Sammlerwert der fehlerhaften Version hin...


Hier nochmal das komplette Statement der Band, nachzulesen auch auf der Homepage der Band:

Dear Fans,

As many of you may have noticed the "Skyforger" digipak - release includes two very little soundlevel-errors. We heard about this yesterday and you can imagine how we feel. As we don't have the actual copies ourselves, we as a band couldn't react this earlier which makes this more painful. The album for which we gave 100% percent of ourselves, a lot of time and work, shouldn't end up like this.

The sound level-errors occur for little seconds on two tracks: "My Sun" (piano fill) and "Skyforger" (middle part).

Why did this happen? Due to a mastering error. We can't blame anyone for this as it seems that it has really been a technical problem and at this point it makes no difference anyways.

The good news is that Nuclear Blast are working hard to get replacement CDs for people who want to exchange their copy. Another good fact is that all other formats (jewel-case, US- & JAPAN editions, all digital versions, vinyl) work perfectly.

One thing on which we also work now in this moment is something that can't replace the actual CDs but is at least a little relief: Nuclear Blast is offering free downloads for "My Sun" and "Skyforger".

Beside all this mess I really hope and believe you can enjoy the album! You can also regard this digi-pack as a rare collector's item. :)

Warmest regards,

Esa Holopainen & Amorphis fellows

Contact us:
amorphis@nuclearblast.de