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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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Amaranthe has checked in with the following announcement about headlining tour dates this coming March, 2013:
"Finnish headlining tour announced! Check the dates below! (This tour is without Stratovarius) We are STOKED to see you guys there! Cheers!"
8.3.2013 HELSINKI, Virgin Oil Co.
9.3.2013 SEINÄJOKI, Rytmikorjaamo [+ Steen1 Orkestra]
10.3.2013 OULU, 45-Special
12.3.2013 KUOPIO, Henry’s Pub
13.3.2013 TAMPERE, Klubi [+ One Morning Left]
14.3.2013 TURKU, Klubi [+ One Morning Left]
15.3.2013 JYVÄSKYLÄ, Lutakko
16.3.2013 JOENSUU, Kerubi
Amaranthe is also currently working on a new album to see release next year through Spinefarm Records. Watch the band's latest studio video report right here.
Amaranthe posted the sixth in a series of in studio videos showcasing the band's recordings of the second album. The release is scheduled for a 2013 release through Spinefarm Records. In this installment, Jake and Olof show you how to be a master in the kitchen.
Check out part six here:
Amaranthe posted the fifth in a series of in studio videos showcasing the band's recordings of the second album. The release is scheduled for a 2013 release through Spinefarm Records. In this installment, Elize Ryd sings and the band is in the photo studio.
Check out part five here:
Amaranthe posted the fourth in a series of in studio videos showcasing the band's recordings of the, yet untitled, sophomore LP. The album is scheduled for a 2013 release through Spinefarm Records. In this installment, Anders Hammer from Dragonland shows you how to empty a bottle. Previous videos can be viewed here, here and at this location.
Check out part four here:
Amaranthe posted the third in a series of in studio videos showcasing the band's recordings of the, yet untitled, sophomore LP. The album is scheduled for a 2013 release through Spinefarm Records. In this installment, Olof Mörck (Dragonland/Nightrage) lays down guitar tracks and talks about "his favorite string." The previous video can be viewed over here and at this location.
Check out part three here:
Amaranthe posted the second in a series of in studio videos on the band's recordings of the, yet untitled, sophomore LP. The album is scheduled for a 2013 release through Spinefarm Records. In this installment, Johan Andreassen (Ex-Engel) lays down the bass tracks. The first video can be viewed over at this location.
Check out part two here:
Amaranthe, featuring Dragonland, Dreamland, Nightrage and Mercenary members and fronted by Elize Ryd (Kamelot), posted the first in a series of in studio videos on the band's recordings of the yet untitled second LP and follow up to the highly successful self-titled full length. The album is scheduled for a 2013 release through Spinefarm Records.
In the first installment, Morten Løwe Sørensen (Dragonland/Mercenary) lays down the drum tracks. Check out the video here:
While the rest of the world went to work or whatever it is they normally would do on a Friday, the contingent of the lovers of loud and fast music down on Peachtree St in Atlanta were being awesome. The day that many metal fans were waiting for since Day Two of the 2011 festival had finally come around -- Day One of the 2012 festival had arrived, bringing with it headliners Epica and support bands Sinbreed, Kingcrow, Amaranthe, Serenity, Primordial, and Redemption. The night before, Nightwish and Kamelot had thrilled in the same venue.
With several levels of ticket options available to attendees, gold badge attendees were given early access to the festival's merchandise room. Like the gaping maw of a hungry beast, the doors to the merchandise room were opened at noon and soon swallowed absurd amounts of money with little effort from the wallets of attendees. For attendees who found the dilemma of "I just need ONE more CD," without having the money for it, there was an ATM around the hall so that "one more" could then turn into "ten more" without a worry. More...
Amaranthe, featuring Dragonland, Dreamland, Nightrage, Mercenary members and fronted by Elize Ryd (Kamelot (live)), are set to record the band's sophomore full length release. The band will enter the studio on September 24th to record the as of yet unnamed LP and follow up to the 2011 self-titled release for Spinefarm Records. The band will work again with producer Jacob Hansen in his Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark. The album is set for a tentative early 2013 release.
Guitarist Olof Mörck had the following comments:
"So it is finally revelation time! In between our constant and never-ending touring we have tirelessly been working on our next album, which is really starting to come together. We have lived and breathed the same 12 songs from the first album every day for a year now, and to introduce a number of completely fresh tracks will really lift Amaranthe to the next level! The theme and atmosphere of the album is futuristic and ultra modern, something underlined by the first teaser poster. The music itself will be instantly recognisable as Amaranthe, but there is definitely a new and unique twist to the songs. People often ask us if there is a big pressure to follow up such a successful album, and always say 'no, not one bit'. Not when you sit down and listen to new tracks such as 'Invincible', 'Burn with Me' and 'Stardust'. We simply cannot wait to hit the road all over the world with these new babies!"
Amaranthe will make its U.S. live debut at ProgPower USA in Atlanta next month.
The ProgPower USA festival is approaching its thirteenth year, but if you were to look at the number of international bands who have made the Atlanta-based festival the site of their US debut, you would find that number even more impressive – a solid eighty-two. That number includes bands such as Nightwish, Blind Guardian, Edguy, Gamma Ray, Pagan’s Mind, Circus Maximus, Stratovarius, Riverside, and more. The US is not known for heavy metal festivals – at least not of the level that Europe is known for, with Wacken, Hellfest, and all sorts of other open-airs. In the US, ProgPower is the longest-running and most well-known of the handful of festivals we do have. Moreover, as evidenced by the title, this is a pointedly progressive- and power- metal themed festival, with performances by an average of 14-16 bands over several days.
Last year, I had the privilege of attending the festival and contributed a series of write-ups about each of the days afterwards. The experience was much like a Comic-Con or anime convention, only geared around highly amplified sound aimed at rattling my brain and rocking my soul. It was like another world altogether, given that everyone I interacted with on that three-day stretch could talk for hours on end about the juxtaposition of synthesizer and guitar solos with no reservations. It felt like a family reunion. More...
Amaranthe posted a new music video for the track "1.000.000 Lightyears," the latest single from the band's 2011 self-titled debut release. The album is available through Spinefarm Records. The band will make its U.S. live debut at ProgPower in Atlanta this September.
Check out the video here:
Kamelot has posted the following announcement online about Amaranthe's Elize Ryd again joining the band for an upcoming North American tour:
"We are pleased to announce that Swedish female vocalist Elize Ryd (Amaranthe) will be part of the Kamelot North American Tour 2012. Elize has been touring with Kamelot since 2010 and will once again join the band for a very special tour throughout North America. Headliner dates to be announced soon, stay tuned!"
The following shows with Nightwish have been confirmed so far: More...
Danish symphonic metal band Amaranthe posted behind the scenes footage from the band's performance at the Loud Park Festival in Tokyo Japan 2011. The video was filmed by Johan Carlén.
Check out the video here:
Tis the season apparently for metal cruises, and I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Spinefeast at Sea cruise from Helsinki, to Tallin last Thursday and Friday! The cruise was organized by Spinefarm Records, and with perfect timing as the label was celebrating its 20th birthday this year.
Here in Finland, these cruises to Tallin, Estonia are known for being somewhat of a booze cruise, and almost every Finn has been on one of these journeys to either Stockholm, Tallin, or St. Petersburg. The tax free alcohol and overall party mood are always a safe bet for a good time and I for one can’t think of a better accompaniment to my inexpensive alcohol consumption then to have a solid 20 hours of metal oriented fun! Aboard the ship, called The Baltic Princess, were opportunities for drinking, dancing, metal karaoke and of course an exciting and diverse lineup of 8 bands. More...
Amaranthe has posted footage online from the band's time out on tour around Europe together with Vicious Rumors and Hammerfall. Just press play below to see what's happening behind the stage and on the bus.
Swedish symphonic/power metal band Amaranthe has announced a string of live headlining shows in Finland in January, 2012 in support of the band's debut self-titled release.
The confirmed dates are as follows:
KE 25.01.2012 TURKU, Klubi
TO 26.01.2012 TAMPERE, Klubi
PE 27.01.2012 HELSINKI, Dom
LA 28.01.2012 VAASA, Club Garage
ProgPower XIII posted the band announcement video for the event in Atlanta, Georgia. The event lineup is:
ProgPower USA XIII
September 12-15, 2012 at Center Stage Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia USA
Friday, Sept. 14, 2012:
Sinbreed (Germany) +
Kingcrow (Italy) +
Amaranthe (Sweden) +
Serenity (Austria) +
Epica (The Netherlands & Belgium)
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012:
Above Symmetry (Norway) +
Lanfear (Germany) +
Solution .45 (Sweden & Finland) +
Mystic Prophecy (Germany & Greece) +
Mayan - with special guests (The Netherlands & Belgium) +
Pretty Maids (Denmark)
Symphony X (USA)
(+ USA Debut)
Tickets are now on sale at this location.
Check out the announcement video here:
Danish/Swedish band Amaranthe posted a new music video for the song "Amaranthine" from the band's self-titled full length debut available now on Spinefarm Records.
ProgPower USA XIII is shaping up to be the event of the year in the United States in 2012. The current lineup for each day is as follows:
Symphony X (Headliner)
Xandria is the latest act to be confirmed for the upcoming Metal Female Voices festival, which is set to take place in Belgium from October 21st - 23rd.
Other confirmed bands for the festival include Therion, Doro, Battlelore, Stream of Passion, Deadlock, Amaranthe, Draconian, and more. Additional details on the festival can be found by heading over to this location.
Footage is also available of Xandria performing live with the band's new vocalist Manuela Kraller here.