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Amaranthe

Formed: 2008
From: Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Amaranthe is a Swedish/Danish power/melodic death metal band that originates from Sweden and Denmark. Formed by Jake E. and Olof Morck, the project began taking shape when singers Elize Ryd and Andy Solvestrom signed on, as did drummer Morten Lowe. In April 2011 their debut album "Amaranthe" was released to worldwide acclaim, charting high in Sweden and Finland, and was the 84th most played album on Spotify in the whole world, all genres!

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Latest Amaranthe News

Below is our complete Amaranthe news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Twelve More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2021

The organisers of Belium's premier metal festival Graspop Metal Meeting has announced a further twelve bands for next year's edition of the festival, which will take place in Dessel from June 17th - 20th. Added to the already stacked bill are Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Monster Magnet, A Day To Remember, Bullet For My Valentine, Amaranthe, Creeper, Ihsahn, The Pretty Reckless, Perturbator, Spiritbox and Bütcher.

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Amaranthe Posts "Fearless" Music Video Online

The day has finally come for Amaranthe to share their declaration to the world: The Swedish metal heroes' most epic album to date, "Manifest", is out today!

Amaranthe commented:
"So, we come to it at last! We are so very proud and happy to finally unveil 'Manifest' to the world, an album written with so much pure joy and enthusiasm, and yet very nearly did not see the light of day. When faced with the decision to record the album despite a world wide pandemic, the answer was the same as when we canceled tours that were supposed to promote the album: we have to release this album in 2020! As our long-time listeners are well aware of, Amaranthe believes in positive, energetic and uplifting music, and we feel that such sentiments are more needed than ever before! Easily our most confident and convincing album to date, this is music born out of pure passion and eagerness to create. This is our manifesto, and all our aesthetic aspirations made apparent - this is 'Manifest.'

"Fear - perhaps the most primal of instincts and most ancient of proclivities, and yet despite all our recent technological marvels our tendency towards fear only grows. Perhaps the great paradox of our time: we have never been materially safer, yet never more exposed to the ills and misfortunes of our truly global civilisation. This very primal urge is pure currency for both political and financial gain, and the more we give in to fear, the more it enslaves us. However, inside each and every one of us there is also courage, conviction and determination. It is in the face of adversity that we grow the strongest - so heed your inner warrior, pay homage to bravery - and transform into the 'Fearless!'" More...

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Amaranthe Takes Fans Behind The Scenes Of Video

Amaranthe will release their new album, "Manifest," on October 2 via Nuclear Blast. The band have released a new video, offering a look behind the scenes of the recently released "Archangel" music video. You can check it out below.

"Manifest" is available in the following formats:

- CD
- Media Book With Four Bonus Tracks
- Media Book Bundle With Patch (Limited to 250 units)
- Vinyl
- Gold Vinyl (Limited to 300 units)
- Blue/Black Marbled Vinyl (Limited to 300 units)
- Cyan Vinyl (Limited to 1000 units)
- Band Exclusive Vinyl (Limited to 150 units per color)
- Red w/ Gold Splatter - Olof
- Clear w/ Red Splatter - Elize
- Green w/ Black Splatter - GG6
- White w/ Blue Splatter - Nils
- Pink w/ Green Splatter - Johan
- Orange w/ Black Splatter - Morten More...

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Amaranthe Releases "Archangel" Music Video

All dreams are shattered, all hopes are lost - but out of the fuming ashes of apocalypse, there's a new star rising high into the blackened sky: Today, Amaranthe release "Archangel", the third single from their upcoming album "Manifest", to be out October 2nd, via Nuclear Blast.

A merciless but on point modern metal extravaganza coming with brutal riffs, a tempting chorus and hellish vibes - long story short: An infernal pleasure that makes you want to trade your soul for the fallen angel.

Amaranthe commented: "Fire and brimstone! Savour the sweet scent of sulphur as Amaranthe delves deep into Miltonian lore with 'Archangel'! An ancient tale of the fall of the angel Lucifer Morningstar was interpreted as a Greek tragedy in John Milton's seminal 'Paradise Lost', and it is from this perspective we tell a brief yet momentous story of greed, betrayal and overblown pride - an all too familiar and contemporary theme. Amaranthe's first collaboration with Poland's visual grandmasters Grupa13 took us from abandoned and ghastly factory halls in Wroclaw to the derelict ruins of Swiny Castle among the Polish mountains. Light up your incense, fill your goblet and delight in a darker shade of Amaranthe!" More...

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Amaranthe Posts New Music Video Online

After transporting us into a new dimension and lifting us up into a higher level of modern metal, Amaranthe are ready to drag us down to hell: Forged in the burning fire of passion and heavy riffs, together with one of Finland's most powerful voices, Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast), Amaranthe is going 'Strong' today with the release of their second single from their upcoming album "Manifest," out on October 2nd. Check out the official video for "Strong" below.

"Manifest" will be available as CD, media book with four bonus tracks, media book bundle with patch (limited to 250 units, mailorder exclusive), Gold Vinyl (limited to 300 units, mailorder + wholesale exclusive), Blue/Black Marbled Vinyl (limited to 300 units, EMP exclusive), Cyan Vinyl (NB USA exclusive) as well as six individual band member Vinyls (limited to 150 units each, bandshop exclusive). More...

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Amaranthe Begins Recording New Album

Sweden's finest modern metal heroes Amaranthe have entered the studio in Denmark to start working on the recording of their new album - just one hour before the Danish borders were closed!

The band, now in quarantine, states: "By now, some of you know that we will start the recording of our new album today, Monday 16th March. It is an odd feeling to continue operations while large parts of the world are on lockdown, and the music industry is suffering greater than most other businesses - but we find it extremely important to soldier on, as we refuse to be beaten by this disease. It also means that we are effectively isolating ourselves, as everyone should as much as possible. We were set to travel to the studio on Sunday 15th, but as the Danish government decided to close their border with only a few hours notice, we had to make a very sudden and daring escape from Sweden into Denmark, ending up at an utterly deserted Copenhagen train station about one hour before the lockdown. We were quite literally the only ones making our way INTO the country, while everyone else was trying to get OUT.

"As you can no doubt imagine, people think that we are mad. Many of you are now in voluntary or involuntary isolation, and we will try our best to entertain you with regular updates from the studio! The album, already in this early phase, is something we feel incredibly strongly about, and we think you will no doubt know what we mean when you get to hear it later this year. Stay safe, wash your hands, keep your distance from the elderly and the sick - spread the love, not the virus!"

Amaranthe will update their fans daily about what's happening in the studio, so check their social channels to stay up to date!

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Amaranthe Posts Drum Cam Video Online

Last month, Nuclear Blast announced the signing of modern metal outfit Amaranthe. To break up the recording sessions for their upcoming, yet-untitled 2020 studio album, the Swedish/Danish group kick off their 8-date »Helix Nordic Tour 2019« next week. In anticipation of the tour and to give fans a taster of what they can expect at the shows, Amaranthe have launched a drum cam video, in which Morten Løwe Sørensen can be seen performing the track 'Call Out My Name' during their show at the Ice Hall in Helsinki on February 16, 2019. Watch the video by Antti Kangasaho below. More...

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Powerwolf Makes Bristol Howl

While tour packages can often cater to fans of a specific sound, it can be said that the best lineups are ones which offer something for everyone. Last week, German power metal quintet Powerwolf rolled into the south west of England to perform at the SWX club, bringing countrymen Kissin' Dynamite and Scandinavian band Amaranthe with them. The tour promised a lot but did it deliver? Read on MacDuff...

Kicking off proceedings tonight was German glam metal outfit Kissin' Dynamite. The band are all in their twenties but have already released six albums and been around for over a decade and it's little surprise that they've been going so long while they're so young, because they put on one hell of a show. They make it known that their mission is to "bring back stadium rock" while at the SWX club may not be Madison Square Garden, the quintet create a huge atmosphere, which begun immediately with the awesome opener, "I've Got The Fire." Kissin' Dynamite has a really powerful sound which seems like it'll work in any setting, pounding skulls with such songs as "Sex Is War" and "I Will Be King," the latter of which was accompanied by frontman Hannes Braun going full Freddie Mercury and taking to the stage in crown and cape. A fantastic reminder of just how fun heavy metal can be, Kissin' Dynamite will only get bigger. More...

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Bloodstock 2018: Day Three

All good things must come to an end, as they say. And so it was that after two days full of metal, the Bloodstock Open Air festival drew to a close with one last blast of high octane music. It's strange to say about a metal festival, but given the amount of children and seasoned rockers in the audience over the course of the weekend, it can honestly be said that Bloodstock is fun for all ages, not just in terms of the festival and its fairground attractions, but for some of the bands who performed over the weekend too.

As had unfortunately been becoming a tradition, I missed out on the opening band on the Ronnie James Dio stage and instead got to the main area to see progressive metal outfit, Evergrey. Having witnessed some of their set at 70000 Tons Of Metal this year, it was interesting to see the band in a different light, quite literally as the atmospheric lighting of the ship's ampitheatre had been replaced with the cold, grey skies of the East Midlands morning. Attending the festival with a group of prog metal fans, I can safely say that the Swedes delight their fan base and target audience. Their long, intricate pieces are a must see for fans of the style but for those who aren't so keen or consider themselves more of a casual fan, this brand of music might do a lot to excite and certainly doesn't help wake you from the night before. More...

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Cyhra To Join Kreator On Their North American Tour

Cyhra (ex-In Flames/Amaranthe/Shining, etc.) will be supporting Sabaton and Kreator on their forthcoming North American tour. Cyhra will participate from February 12th through to March 11th.

02/08 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
02/09 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
02/10 San Francisco, CA – The UC Theater
02/12 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
02/13 Seattle, WA – Showbox
02/14 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theater
02/16 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
02/17 Calgary, AB – The Palace
02/19 Boise, ID – Revolution
02/21 Denver, CO – The Gothic Theater
02/22 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
02/23 Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall
02/24 Madison, WI – Orpheum
02/26 Grand Rapids, MI – Venue
02/27 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
03/01 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix
03/02 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
03/03 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
03/04 Huntington, NY – The Paramount Theater
03/06 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
03/07 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
03/08 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
03/10 Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
03/11 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2018

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced a string of new names for next year's edition of the event, which will be held over four days from June 21st to June 24th. In addition to the previously announced acts, Guns N Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden, the festival will also host such big names as British heavy metal icons Judas Priest, thrash metal legends Megadeth, Kreator and Exodus, nu metal giants Limp Bizkit and the Ice-T fronted, Body Count, amongst many others.

The lineup so far is as follows:

Guns N Roses
Iron Maiden
Ozzy Osbourne
Judas Priest
Avenged Sevenfold
Bullet For My Valentine
A Perfect Circle
Limp Bizkit
Parkway Drive
Megadeth
Kreator
Body Count
Exodus
Anti Flag
P.O.D.
Killswitch Engage
Watain
Asking Alexandria
At The Gates
Less Than Jake
The Darkness
Iced Earth
Underoath
Amaranthe
Thy Art Is Murder
Powerwolf
Emmure
Marduk
Tesseract
Powerflo
Vader
Miss May I
Stray From The Path
Tyr
Knocked Loose
Arkona
Carnivore A.D.
Pist*On
Modern Life Is War
Asphyx
Planet Of Zeus
Akercocke
Blessthefall
Silverstein
Zeal & Ardor
Bolzer
Monuments
Stone Broken

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CyHra (Ex-In Flames, Etc.) Debuts New Music Video

CyHra, the new band featuring former Amaranthe singer Jake E., ex-In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad and Luca Turilli's Rhapsody drummer Alex Landenburg, debuts a new music video for "Karma", taken from the upcoming debut album "Letters To Myself", which is on course for an October 20th release on Spinefarm. Patric Ullaeus (Arch Enemy, Children Of Bodom) directed the clip.

Check out now "Karma" below.

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Eluveitie Announces Tour With Amaranthe

Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie is now putting finishing touches on an upcoming second acoustic record entitled "Evocation II." After a release show at Summer Breeze, Germany, the band led by Chrigel Glanzmann will embark on a European club tour to present these new songs to the fans live on stage.

Swedish modern melodic metallers Amaranthe will be accompanying Elevutie on this European adventure. The Charm The Fury will serve as opener. Chrigel comments on these upcoming shows:

"As you might know, we're in Tommy Vetterli's iconic Newsound studios at the moment, recording our upcoming album 'Evocation II!' But the 'tour bug' already got us once more and we can't wait to finally hit the road again. And so we're excited to announce our European tour this fall - all the more as we'll be in fantastic company, for we'll bring along our swedish friends from Amaranthe, as well as the shooting stars of The Charm The Fury, who will open the shows!

"And even though we'll present brand new songs off our upcoming acoustic album, we'll of course lay waste your cities with a full neckbreaker set! So expect nothing less than one hell of a fucking metal massacer! m/" More...

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Sunburst Out Of ProgPower USA XVIII

ProgPower USA promoter Glenn Harveston announced that Greek power/progressive act Sunburst was dropped from the XVIII roster, due to a VISA issues, in which a particular USCIS agent made an unusual and specific "all-encompassing" request for evidence that was impossible to satisfy in the time left. Harveston also announced that Brazil's Daydream XI will replace Sunburst.

Harveston posted the following announcement: "It is with extreme frustration and disappointment I must announce that Sunburst (Greece) will not be performing at ProgPower USA XVIII. Despite having provided the same type and kind of evidence that has obtained approvals for not only ProgPower USA bands over the last decade, but for well over one hundred other bands submitted by Marc/Play America, one agent at the USCIS (United States Customs & Immigration Services) has deemed our evidence insufficient. Given the all-encompassing breadth of that specific agent's demands (more than ever have been seen by either Marc or myself) in an RFE (Request for Evidence) in our careers, there is literally no hope of satisfying those demands. Sunburst, Marc, & I have all agreed it would be pointless to continue to fight this hopeless battle.

"Rest assured I have every intention of having Sunburst back as soon as possible. They are an amazing band and deserve to be on the ProgPower USA stage. The band is understandably disappointed, but also understand the circumstances cannot be helped.

"I want to calm the fears of those concerned about other bands performing this year. I have already obtained visa approvals for all bands I am specifically responsible for performing on Friday and Saturday. Sunburst was the last band we were waiting on for visa approval. All bands that have been submitted for Wednesday and Thursday so far have also been approved. More...

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70K TOM Auctioning Guitar For Haiti Charity

Round seven of the world's biggest heavy metal cruise featured 61 acts and set sail back in February, leaving from Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL and sailing to Labadee, Haiti and back.

Prior to sailing there was a lot of online discussion amongst sailors about what they could do to provide aid to those in need in Haiti, which inspired the crew at 70,0000 Tons Of Metal to make a unique contribution, auctioning off a Michael Schenker 2004 model Dean Guitar.

The guitar was signed by the world class artists who participated in the jam: Elize Ryd, Esa Holopainen, Jeff Waters, Fabio Alessandrini, Rich Hinks, Aaron Homma, Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Scott Ian, Ben Ash, Mark Osegueda, Will Carroll, Lisa Cuthbert, Jon Gallagher, Van Williams, Axel Ritt, Bobby Blitz, Per Nilsson, Fabio D'Amore, Rich Ward, Alex Skolnick, Steve DiGiorgio, Gene Hoglan, Thomas Vikström, Linnéa Vikström, Russ Bergquist, Steven Wussow, and Philip Restemeier.

All proceeds from the auction, running through March 12th at 3:00 PM EST, will be donated to the people of Haiti via Direct Relief. Place your own bid right here. More...

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Ghost Wins Swedish Grammis Award

After Megadeth took home the Best Metal Performance award at the 2017 U.S. Grammy ceremony, Ghost has won the Best Hard Rock / Metal category at the Swedish Grammis awards held Tuesday night in Stockholm. The nominated bands were as follows:

Amaranthe - "Maximalism"
Cult Of Luna & Julie Christmas - "Mariner"
Dark Tranquillity - "Atoma"
Ghost - "Popestar"
In Flames - "Battles"

In Flames commented via Facebook: "Congrats to Ghost for winning 'Hard Rock/Metal Album of the Year.' Thanks for the nomination and good times, Grammis! #IFBattles17."

Video of Papa Emeritus accepting the award can be seen below. Notably, he is the only member of the band to appear, fueling speculation the nameless ghouls are in for a reboot, either entirely changing out the lineup or perhaps simply changing the costumes and names for the next release.

Last year, Ghost also won the U.S. Grammy for Best Metal Performance. More...

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Amaranthe Releases "Boomerang" Video

Amaranthe will kick off a North American headline tour in support of latest album "Maximalism" (reviewed here) on February 10th in Houston with support from Failure Anthem, Citizen Zero, Cypher 16, and Smash Into Pieces.

To herald this return to U.S. shores once again, the band today releases a new video for "Boomerang." Check it out below.

"It is finally time to release our brand new video for 'Boomerang,' an Amaranthe take on the classic heist movie," said guitarist Olof Mörck. "Directed by the legendary Patric Ulleaus, it is everything you have come to expect of an Amaranthe video and much more! It is perhaps the most ambitious video from the band so far, since it is packed to the brim with action, glitter, and glamour. You can try to bring us down, but we'll come around, like a 'Boomerang!'"

In other Amaranthe news, singer Jake E. has confirmed his exit from the band. He comments on the matter: "After eight years and four albums, I have decided to leave Amaranthe. I am extremely proud of the band and what we've accomplished together. Amaranthe have the most AMAZING fans and they have given me so much during the years, which I am extremely grateful for. I want to thank them all for always supporting me during the highs and the lows. Thank you for these years and I hope to meet you again soon." More...

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Cypher16 Joining Amaranthe On Tour

The London natives from Cypher16 have risen up the ranks in their native U.K. throughout the last few years, amassing a devoted following which has afforded them the opportunity to perform at numerous festivals around the world.

Now, after the buzzing release of latest album "The Great Surveyor," Cypher16 sets sight on North America and will embark on a tour alongside headlining act Amaranthe.

Beginning February 10th at Scout Bar in Houston, TX, the tour will also feature support from Failure/Anthem, Citizen Zero and Smash Into Pieces while trekking through North America until March 11th.

Cypher16 frontman Jack Doolan states, "We're excited to be hitting the road with our good friends in Amaranthe once more, this time around the USA and Canada! We'll be bringing you guys a joint Swedish and British musical assault, and the party won't stop at the stage! See you there!" More...

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70000 Tons Of Metal: Line Up Complete

In exactly 9 days 3000 metal fans will be on board the 2017 edition of 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise.

4 Days, 60 Bands, 1 Cruise Ship and only 3000 Tickets – Round 7 of The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will sail February 2-6 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Labadee, Haiti on board the "Independence Of The Seas".

Haven’t booked your ticket yet? Click here to book now! Don’t wait, only a select number of Single Tickets and Private Cabins are left. You don’t want to miss this trip of a lifetime!

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Amaranthe Announces North American Tour

Amaranthe is bringing new album "Maximalism" (reviewed here) to North America, just announcing a U.S. headline tour for 2017 with support from Failure Anthem, Citizen Zero, Cypher 16, and Smash Into Pieces.

Of the upcoming U.S. trek, guitarist Olof Mörck said: "It is with great excitement that we can now confirm the next leg of our Maximalism World Tour: North America! A year has passed since our last visit and we have been looking forward greatly to return!"

He continued, "Joining us on this trek will be very special guests Failure Anthem, along with special guests Citizen Zero, Cypher 16 and Smash Into Pieces for a full evening's worth of cutting edge metal from both sides of the Atlantic! Prepare yourself as the juggernaut known as the Maximalism World Tour prepares to lay siege to YOUR city in early 2017. All shall march to the sound of Maximalism!" More...

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