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NEW ALBUM

Hope

OUT NOW

1. Hope Is (04:44)
2. Stay Human (05:52)
3. Insomnia (06:06)
4. Trail (07:07)
5. Welcome (05:16)
6. Queen (05:15)
7. Perfect Run (05:50)
8. Don’t Surrender (06:59)
9. Simple Pleasures (07:34)
10. Dolina (03:09)

Michał Wojtas’s musical project, Amarok, has been a dynamic presence in Poland’s music scene since 1999. Originally influenced by Mike Oldfield and Pink Floyd, Amarok’s sound has evolved over 25 years, developing a unique style with ambient and folk elements. Their 2024 album, “Hope,” awaited for three years, features ten sophisticated compositions, a testament to the band’s artistic evolution.

“Hope” starts with its title track, featuring Marta’s hypnotic vocals, intense bass, and a wall of sound from distorted guitars, ending with Michał’s compelling guitar solo. “Stay Human” begins with Radiohead-like tones, escalating into an intense sound, ideal for live performances. “Insomnia” captures anxiety and depression, reminiscent of early Pink Floyd, but with Amarok’s modern twist.

“Trail” stands out as the most dynamic track, blending a memorable vocal line with Muse-like sounds. Zielinski and Popławski contribute their pieces, “Welcome” and “Queen,” bringing cold-wave and trip-hop influences, showcasing the band’s versatility and willingness to experiment.

“Perfect Run” veers towards electronic sounds with heavy guitars and raw drums, while “Don’t Surrender,” a subtle ballad with progressive elements, speaks of resilience. The album concludes with “Simple Pleasures” and “Dolina”, offering a peaceful guitar solo and a Polish-lyric track that elegantly wraps up the album.

With “Hope,” Amarok demonstrates their ability to blend genres and experiment while maintaining musical excellence. This album not only highlights the band’s expansive creativity but also cements their place in the art rock music scene, promising further innovation in the future.

BIOGRAPHY

Marta Wojtas | Michal Wojtas | Kornel Popławski | Konrad Zieliński

Amarok is a Polish band of Michał Wojtas, Marta Wojtas, Konrad Zieliński and Kornel Popławski. The Amarok recordings were attended by such artists as Colin Bass (Camel), Mariusz Duda (Riverside, Lunatic Soul) and others. Amarok have played live on the same stage with Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Gazpacho, Bjørn Riis, Riverside and other bands.

Amarok is an art-rock music project founded in 1999 by guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Michał Wojtas and guitarist Bartosz Jackowski. Between 2001 and 2004 Amarok released three international albums. Since 2003, the formation transformed into Michał’s solo project.

2017, after a 12-year break, Amarok’s fourth album, ‘Hunt’, was released. Special guests were again Colin Bass and Mariusz Duda. Marta Wojtas, who wrote the lyrics, also joined the line-up permanently. In 2019 Michal collaborated with British choreographer James Wilton which resulted in Amarok’s fifth album – ‘The Storm’ for the show of the same name. As of 2021, Amarok has expanded its line-up with two more musicians – Konrad Zielinski (dr) and multi-instrumentalist Kornel Poplawski. Amarok’s sixth album, “Hero”, was released in autumn 2021.

Previous live band members:
Konrad Pajek – voc, guitars, kb, b (2017-2019)
Paweł Kowalski – drums (2017-2019)
Maciej Caputa – kb (2018)
Michał Ściwiarski – kb (2017)
Michał Kirmuć (guest) – kb (2018-2019)

NEWS

Amarok live @ Loreley 2024!

10.01.2024
AMAROK will be performing during the Final Night Of The Prog Festival 2024 on the Loreley on Sunday, 21 July 2024!

Amarok as a headliner at Baszta Prog Fest!

13.05.2023
17.06.2023 Ostrzeszow, Do zobaczenia!

DISCOGRAPHY

Hope

2024

1. Hope Is (04:44)
2. Stay Human (05:52)
3. Insomnia (06:06)
4. Trail (07:07)
5. Welcome (05:16)
6. Queen (05:15)
7. Perfect Run (05:50)
8. Don’t Surrender (06:59)
9. Simple Pleasures (07:34)
10. Dolina (03:09)

Michał Wojtas – Lore

2023

1. Lore 05:31
2. Eiocha 05:10
3. Ritual 07:20
4. The Roots & The Rain 02:26
5. Myth Of Creation 05:59
6. Song Of Cernunnos 04:31
7. The Echoes 12:25
8. The Oak Tree 07:55
9. Tales Of The Woods 05:24

Michał Wojtas – Towards The Light (mini album)

2022

1. Darkness Suspended 05:15
2. Towards The Light 02:42

Hero

2021

1. It’s Not The End (5:23)
2. Surreal (5:01)
3. Hail! Hail! Al (6:28)
4. The Orb (4:58)
5. The Dark Parade (5:24)
6. Hero (7:11)
7. What You Sow (7:23)

Michał Wojtas – iRobot

2021

1. Learning Mode 7:07
2. Consciousness Installed 5:10

The Storm

2019

1. Warm Coexistence (7:28)
2. Dark Mode (5:10)
3. Natural Affinity (11:04)
4. All the Struggles (7:30)
5. Uplifting (10:42)
6. Subconsciousness (3:18)
7. Facing the Truth (The Grand Finale) (18:36)
8. The Song of All Those Distant (5:04)
9. The Storm (4:35)

Hunt

2017

1. Anonymous (6:41)
2. Idyll (5:41)
3. Distorted Soul (5:32)
4. Two Sides (5:09)
5. Winding Stairs (4:34)
6. In Closeness (5:52)
7. Unreal (4:40)
8. Nuke (5:48)
9. Hunt (17:52)

Catster – EP

2015

1. Milestones 4:18
2. Extraterrestrial 8:21
3. Weird Story 8:21
4. Stray Asteroids 5:24

Uniqplan – Wilderness

2013

1. Halfway 3:25
2. Not Synthetic 3:57
3. This Makes Sense 3:39
4. Freeland 3:58
5. Love Radiation 2:31
6. Fairy Tale 4:48
7. Wilderness 3:01
8. Stranger 3:05
9. WYSIWYG 4:37
10. Even If 4:39
11. One Day 4:58
12. Wanderlust 4:46

Metanoia

2004

1. Metanoia (6:32)
2. Canticle (5:22)
3. Rules (3:12)
4. Look around (4:06)
5. Tirzah (4:54)
6. In struggle (5:05)
7. Come what may (3:17)
8. The moment (4:18)
9. Wind from the east (4:40)
10. The day after… (3:55)
11. Landscapes (7:24)

GIGS

  • UPCOMING

    Date City Venue Country Info
    Tour: HOPE
    21/07/24 17:00 Loreley Night of the Prog Festival DE Buy Tickets
  • PAST

    Date City Venue Country Info
    Tour: HOPE
    12/05/24 20:00 Lublin Radio Lublin PL
    11/05/24 20:00 KRAKOW ZASCIANEK PL
    10/05/24 20:00 Piekary Śląskie Ośrodek Kultury Andaluzja PL
    28/04/24 20:00 Gdynia Podworko.art PL
    27/04/24 20:00 Koszalin CK105 PL
    26/04/24 20:00 Szczecin SCK Nowa Dekadencja PL
    25/04/24 20:00 Poznan 2Progi PL
    14/04/24 20:00 Bialystok Zmiana Klimatu PL
    13/04/24 20:00 Warszawa Terminal Kultury PL
    Tour: HERO TOUR
    25/11/23 20:00 Reichenbach im Vogtland Bergkeller Reichenbach DE
    24/11/23 20:30 Hoogeveen Het Podium NL
    23/11/23 19:30 Venlo Poppodium Grenswerk NL
    21/11/23 19:00 Hamburg Logo DE
    20/11/23 21:00 Übach-Palenberg Rockfabrik DE
    19/11/23 19:00 Weil der Stadt Aula beim Schulzentrum Jahnstraße DE
    18/11/23 20:00 Pagney-derrière Barine Chez Paulette Salle de concert FR
    21/10/23 20:00 Montsinery-Tonnegrande Montsinery-Tonnegrande GY
    14/10/23 19:00 Gliwice Centrum Kultury Victoria PL
    13/10/23 19:00 Grudziądz Festiwal ProgRockowy AKCENT PL
    08/10/23 19:00 Gdynia Klub Ucho PL
    07/10/23 19:00 Szczecin SCK Nowa Dekadencja PL
    06/10/23 19:00 Bydgoszcz El Jazz PL
    05/10/23 19:00 Łódź Klubopiwiarnia PL
    04/10/23 19:00 Wrocław Klub Muzyczny Liverpool PL
    17/06/23 20:00 Ostrzeszow Dziedziniec Baszty Kazimierzowskiej PL
    11/06/23 19:00 Poznan Polskie Radio Poznań PL
    09/06/23 20:00 Klodawa k.Gorzowa Gminny Ośrodek Kultury PL
    26/04/23 19:00 Rzeszów Polskie Radio Rzeszów PL
    22/04/23 21:00 Sosnowiec Przystanek Otwartej Kultury PL
    25/02/23 20:00 Warszawa Terminal Kultury PL
    24/02/23 20:00 Bialystok Zmiana Klimatu PL
    23/02/23 20:00 Lodz Wooltura PL
    19/02/23 20:00 Brzesc Kujawski BCKiH Wahadlo PL
    17/02/23 20:00 Bydgoszcz Wiatrakowa PL Cancelled
    16/02/23 20:00 Poznan 2Progi PL
    12/02/23 20:00 Krakow Zascianek PL
    11/02/23 20:00 Piekary Slaskie OK Andaluzja PL
    21/01/23 20:00 Zoetermeer The Boerderij Zoetermeer NL
    20/01/23 20:00 Helmond Cacaofabriek NL
    19/01/23 20:00 Verviers Spirit of 66 BE
    18/01/23 20:00 Dortmund Musiktheater Piano DE
    17/01/23 20:00 Aschaffenburg Colos Saal DE
    17/09/22 21:00 Wrocław Firlej PL
    22/08/22 21:00 Saint-Palais-Sur-Mer Crescendo Festival 2022 FR
    20/08/22 20:00 Reichenbach im Vogtland Bergkeller Reichenbach DE
    19/08/22 20:00 Berlin Prog Art – Biesdorfer Parkbühne DE
    07/08/22 21:00 Leśny Tabor Grasz Bór Festival 2022 PL
    06/08/22 20:00 Lublin Klubokawiarnia Kultowa PL Cancelled
    16/06/22 19:00 Józefów Józefów PL
    11/06/22 21:00 Bydgoszcz Prog on Days 2022 PL
    05/06/22 19:00 Jaczow Jaczow PL
    14/05/22 21:00 Poznań Is Live Fest PL Cancelled
    30/04/22 21:00 Reichenbach im Vogtland Bergkeller Reichenbach DE
    19/02/22 19:00 Reichenbach im Vogtland Bergkeller Reichenbach DE
    07/11/21 19:00 Warsaw Studio im. Agnieszki Osieckiej PL
    03/09/21 18:30 Konin Oskard (Aleje 1 Maja 7a) PL
    13/08/21 18:30 Gdańsk Hevelianum PL
    31/10/20 20:00 Reichenbach im Vogtland Bergkeller Reichenbach DE
    09/11/19 13:00 Warszawa Stadion Narodowy PL
    27/07/19 17:00 Warszawa Torwar PL
    14/07/19 19:00 Olsztyn Amfiteatr im. Czesława Niemena PL
    06/07/19 19:00 Toruń Amfiteatr przy Muzeum Etnograficznym PL
    02/12/18 19:00 Poznań Blue Note PL
    01/12/18 19:00 Legionowo Sala Widowiskowa w Ratuszu PL
    30/11/18 20:30 Piekary Śląskie Ośrodek Kultury Andaluzja PL
    02/11/18 20:30 Dornbirn Spielboden Dornbirn AT
    27/10/18 19:00 Łódź Łódzki Dom Kultury PL
    25/08/18 19:00 Inowrocław Teatr Letni PL
    21/06/18 19:00 Konin Oskard (Aleje 1 Maja 7a) PL
    21/04/18 19:00 Poznań Placu Wolności PL
    10/02/18 19:00 Warszawa Progresja PL
    10/12/17 20:00 Warszawa Hard Rock Cafe Warsaw PL
    13/10/17 19:00 Rzeszów Polskie Radio Rzeszów PL
    25/03/17 19:00 Legionowo Prog Rock Fest PL