Amorphis Platter Mat with lasered epic illustration, "looped square" and Amorphis's logo. It's made out of Finnish reindeer leather, which improves the sounds and helps reduce noise by static and dust. Limited Edition is for Amorphis's true listeners, hifists, vinyl people, who appreciate not only the music of Amorphis, but the sound aswell.
The leather is about 2 mm thick and diameter is 295mm (11.6") which is a full-size mat for most turntables.
You can accessorice your turntable with also different colours with gTIE's Witched Platter Mat. Find it in our shop in the category Buy -> Extras -> Support your own vinyl player!
Amorphis's Tomi Joutsen called me two years ago and wanted me to do a leather vest to wear on stage. So I did. It didn't take long, when i was having lunch with the whole band. The process takes a while to get six guys leathered. But as a side-kick i designed a vinyl platter from leather for them. Just because they publish also vinyls and i myself have been raised between shelves of vinyls.
Initially, Amorphis was a death metal band but on later albums they evolved into playing other genres, including folk metal. They frequently use the Kalevala, the Epic Poem of Finland, as a source for their lyrics. And as a visualist i wanted to bring that world into the cover of the platter mat. The leather is also finnish reindeer leather. The illustration is old symbol, "looped square" known widely in Northern Europe. In Finland, the symbol was painted or carved on houses and barns, and domestic utensils such as tableware, to protect them and their owners from evil spirits and bad luck. And, for years it has been a part of Amorphis's story, continuing now in this witched platter mat.