NEW ALBUM

Hero

OUT OCTOBER 15th, 2021

Amarok is back with a new album! Michał and Marta Wojtas are joined by their old friends – Kornel Popławski and Konrad Zieliński. The result of this collaboration is the album “Hero” – a spiritual sequel to the 2017 “Hunt”.

Much like the aforementioned „Hunt”, the upcoming album presents a fusion of musical styles known and loved by fans and critics alike. Here the sounds of progressive rock folk and ambient mix together, complemented by a wonderful and subtle guitar virtuosity. The soundscape feels exotic, thanks to the use of uncommon instruments such as violin, theremin, wind gong, djembe, harmonium, flute, and rainsticks.

The pieces have a strong lyrical layer, with their vocals referencing the ongoing digitalization of our life and the unsure position of a human in the future world. There are also beautiful instrumental fragments reminiscent of film scores similar in style to the depictions from the War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. Hero is a story of a protagonist, fighting for survival, going up against reality and themselves. It’s about everyone courageously facing the unknown. The lyrics based on this idea, also touch on the current pandemic and the state of the world.

The upcoming album „Hero” is a collection of innovative, fresh, and spatial compositions with just as good lyrical parts, that inquires into our current questions about the future. We recommend spending a while to relax, reflect and enter the world of this unique music. The climate of each and every piece mesmerizes the first time you hear it and brings you back again and again.

BIOGRAPHY

Michal Wojtas | Marta 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

MEET MICHAL LIVE

21.10.2021
If you are curious about what’s been going on with us lately, Michał Wojtas will be a guest at Soundedit Festival during the panel of the audiomuzofans.pl group https://fb.me/e/1HLbjliB0 We kindly…

Amarok in concert!

20.10.2021
Dears! We would like to invite you to listen to our live concert! It will be a premiere, intimate performance with the album “Hero”! On the 7th of November, on Sunday, we will broadcast to you str…

“One of the most interesting Polish premieres of this year. I recommend.”

18.10.2021
Another great review, this time from Poland “…Is their absolute best album for me”“One of the most interesting Polish premieres of this year. I recommend.”Thank you ArtRock.PL | Mariusz Danielak…

The premiere of “Hero”!

15.10.2021
It’s today! The premiere of “Hero”! You can order the CDs here https://bit.ly/3avrk40 Since midnight you can also listen to the THIRD single from the album! This time, it’s the titular “Hero” http…

“Hero” on streaming services!

15.10.2021
In addition to our YouTube channel, you can also listen to the latest single “Hero” on streaming services!  Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and more are waiting for you! https://amarok.fanlink…

First great review of Hero

14.10.2021
First great review of Hero from The PROG Mind (US) “This will certainly be one of my favourite albums this year” Thank you https://theprogmind.com/2021/10/14/amarok-hero/

DISCOGRAPHY

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. Subconsciousness (3:18)
7. Hero (7:11)
8. 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)

Colin Bass – In The Meantime

2003

1. Dissident Song 5:22
2. So Hard To Say Goodbye 8:56
3. As We Say Goodbye 4:13
4. Slow Train Blues 4:44
5. Talk To Me 5:43
6. In The Meantime 4:36
7. Bridge Of Sighs 1:07
8. When Will You Ever Learn? 9:01
9. One Small Moment 3:10

Neo Way

2002

1. Dajenu (4:27)
2. Up’ Hill (4:18)
3. Two Faces (1:24)
4. …No More A-roving (4:58)
5. On The Road (3:28)
6. Running Time (3:29)
7. Hope (5:17)
8. Neo Way I (2:39)
9. Neo Way II (6:52)
10. Neo Way III (4:07)
11. Neo Way IV (5:30)
12. Neo Way V (1:04)
13. Neo Way VI (1:27)
14. Neo Way VII (6:54)

Amarok

2001

1. I’m A Rock (2:17)
2. Fieldmour I (9:10)
3. Fieldmour II (6:37)
4. Avalon (3:16)
5. Fieldmour III (8:36)
6. Lavera (3:32)
7. Aqu (2:54)
8. Meriba (6:51)
9. Seya (6:30)
10. Massa (8:04)
11. Astron (2:30)
12. Khana (3:35)

GIGS

  • UPCOMING

    Date City Venue Country Info
    Tour: HERO TOUR
    07/11/21 19:00 Warsaw Studio im. Agnieszki Osieckiej PL
    19/02/22 19:00 Reichenbach im Vogtland Bergkeller Reichenbach DE
  • PAST

    Date City Venue Country Info
    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

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