"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2008
From: Sweden
Last Known Status: Active


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!


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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Amaranthe Enters Studio For New Album

Swedish melodic metal forerunners Amaranthe has officially entered the studio to work on the follow up to 2014's breakthrough album "Massive Addictive," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart upon release and which enjoyed healthy U.S. rock radio airplay in support of the singles "Drop Dead Cynical" and "Digital World."

The new album is due out on Spinefarm in October. Watch the teaser below.

Amaranthe will spend the summer laying waste to stages at all of the relevant European rock festivals before embarking on a near-constant global touring schedule after the album's release.

"As some of you no doubt have heard by now, we have entered Top Floor studios with Jakob Herrman in Gothenburg to record our fourth album," said guitarist Olof Morck. "It is extremely exciting to be back in the creative zone after spending two years traveling the whole world in support of 'Massive Addictive.' We will spend one month here recording drums, bass and guitars before once again moving onto Jacob Hansen's studio in Denmark for vocal recordings and mixing."

He continued, "We are beyond thrilled about the new material, which is certainly Amaranthe's most diverse so far; our trademark bleeding edge modern metal is ever present, but fused with an even wider range of genres than before, featuring everything from stadium rock, the latest in pop music innovation and danceable super-hits. Expect these tunes to enter your mind permanently, never to leave, later this year!" More...

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Amaranthe Posts "True" Video

Amaranthe just released the digital-only compilation "Breaking Point B-Sides 2011-2015" and the band is also on tour in the U.S.

To herald the B-sides release and the ongoing trek, the band has dropped a video for the acoustic version of "True," the original of which lives on 2014's "Massive Addictive" (reviewed here). Check out the clip below and see Amaranthe live on these dates: More...

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Amaranthe Announces B-Sides Compilation

Amaranthe will be releasing a digital-only compilation of B-sides on October 30, 2015. "Breaking Point - B-Sides 2011-2015" will feature eight tracks, and the band also comments:

"As some of you know, Amaranthe has recorded quite a few b-sides and bonus tracks throughout the years. We've always tried to keep the quality high, as something extra for our fans, but until now a lot of these tracks have been hard-to-find rarities, and quite spread out. We are now very excited to release a collection of some of the best b-sides and bonuses: Breaking Point: B-sides 2011-2015. It focuses on some of the best acoustic renditions of fan favorites as well as a couple of originals from the early days! Enjoy this rare and different side of Amaranthe."

1. Hunger (Acoustic)
2. Afterlife (Acoustic)
3. Amaranthine (Acoustic)
4. Burn With Me (Acoustic)
5. Trinity (Acoustic)
6. True (Acoustic)
7. Breaking Point
8. Splinter In My Soul

Additionally, Amaranthe will soon release a new video for the song "True," which lives on 2014's "Massive Addictive" and which is acoustically rendered on the B-sides release.

"With the high-octane energy of singles/videos 'Digital World' and 'Drop Dead Cynical,' we wanted a slightly more mellow third single," guitarist Olof explained. "The choice fell upon 'True,' which provides a great contrast with its hopeful yet melancholy lyrics and style. To match this with the perfect video, we once again turned to mastermind Patric Ullaeus, and the result is an inspiring and engaging take on how your dreams and visions don't always turn out the way you planned. But instead, there might be something greater than you hoped for down the line, as long as your heart stays true." More...

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Amaranthe Announces North American Tour

Amaranthe will make a triumphant return to North America this fall for a new headline tour. This marks the second time the band has toured through the U.S. and Canada in 2015, having previously performed alongside Santa Cruz.

The tour starts October 29 in Atlanta and runs through November 29 in San Jose. Butcher Babies will provide direct support, while Lullwater will open the show.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow Friday, September 4. Catch the band on the "Massive Collision" tour supporting the "Massive Addictive" album (reviewed here) on these upcoming dates: More...

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Amaranthe Releases "Digital World" Video

Amaranthe - featuring ex-Dream Evil/Dreamland vocalist Jake E Berg, Dragonland guitarist Olof Mörck (ex-Nightrage) and frontwoman Elise Ryd - released a new music video for "Digital World" as the band commences its North American trek with Santa Cruz. For dates and venues, head on over to this location.

The song appears on the latest album "Massive Addictive," which is available via Spinefarm Records. Check it out here:

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Amaranthe Announces North American Tour

Amaranthe will make a triumphant return to North America this Spring for a headline tour. This marks the first time the band has cruised through the U.S. and Canada since last Fall supporting Within Temptation. On this run, fans will enjoy the full Amaranthe experience, as it will be all the band's show this time around.

Amaranthe will be supporting the October 2014 release "Massive Addictive" (reviewed here). Joining Amaranthe on this trek will be I Prevail and Santa Cruz.

5/13 New York, NY -Gramercy Theatre
5/14 Baltimore, MD-Rams Head Live
5/15 Worcester, MA -The Palladium
5/16 Philadelphia, PA-The Trocadero Theatre
5/17 Toronto, ON-Opera House
5/20 Joliet, IL-Mojoes
5/23 Calgary, AB-Republik
5/24 Edmonton, AB-Starlite Room
5/26 Vancouver, BC-Rickshaw Theatre
5/27 Seattle, WA -Studio Seven
5/29 Denver, CO -Bluebird Theater
6/2 San Francisco, CA-The Regency Ballroom
6/3 Los Angeles, CA-Club Nokia More...

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Amaranthe Streaming New Song

Amaranthe is gearing up to release "Massive Addictive" on October 21st via Spinefarm Records, and today a new track from the album is available for streaming.

Check out "Trinity" in the player provided below. You can also watch the previously released music video for "Drop Dead Cynical" at this location. The album's track listing is:

1. Dynamite
2. Drop Dead Cynical
3. Trinity
4. Massive Addictive
5. Digital World
6. True
7. Unreal
8. Over and Done
9. Danger Zone
10. Skyline
11. An Ordinary Abnormality
12. Exhale More...

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Amaranthe Releases New Video

A mere week after premiering the brand new song "Drop Dead Cynical," the first sonic taste of the new album "Massive Addictive" due out October 21 via Spinefarm Records, Amaranthe has now released the accompanying video for the song.

Check it out below to see more than a dozen MMA fighters, cheerleaders, and lots and lots of pyro. The band once again teamed with director Patric Ullaeus for this visual spectacle.

"We can now finally unleash the 'Drop Dead Cynical' video, directed by master director Patric Ullaeus," Amaranthe guitarist Olof Mörck said. "It is energetic, bombastic and explosive, just like you have come to expect from Amaranthe's videos, and the powerful delivery of the song is accentuated by the martial combat throughout the video. As always, you are in for a visual treat; more than 15 MMA fighters, cheerleaders and enough flames to light the heavens on fire! Get ready to be entertained!"

Catch the band live on these dates:

09/25/14 The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
09/26/14 Club Nokia - Los Angeles, CA
09/28/14 Gothic Theater - Denver, CO
09/30/14 First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
10/01/14 Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL
10/02/14 Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI
10/03/14 The Sound Academy - Toronto, ON - CANADA
10/05/14 Metropolis - Montreal, QC - CANADA
10/07/14 Ram's Head Live - Baltimore, MD
10/09/14 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
10/10/14 Terminal 5 - New York, NY
10/11/14 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
10/25/14 Gas Monkey - Dallas, TX *
10/26/14 House of Blues - Houston, TX *
10/27/14 Parish at House of Blues - New Orleans, LA *
10/29/14 Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL *
10/30/14 State Theater - St. Petersburg, FL *
10/31/14 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA *

* denotes a headline date; not a Within Temptation show More...

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Amaranthe Releases Song From New Album

Amaranthe has debuted the song "Drop Dead Cynical" online from new album "Massive Addictive," due out October 21st on Spinefarm Records. The track premiered online via Loudwire today (also available below).

Commented guitarist Olof Mörck, "The first piece of music to be released from Massive Addictive is a very representative track. 'Drop Dead Cynical' is as massive as it is addictive. This ultra groovy song is a markedly different first single compared to classical Amaranthe single choices, and it takes our trademark sound in fresh and exciting new directions! Top that off with an anthemic chorus, and the result is what I consider one of the absolutely strongest Amaranthe songs ever!" More...

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Amaranthe Updates Tour Schedule

After announcing details on new album "Massive Addictive" (due out October 21st via Spinefarm), Amaranthe has added a new leg to the band's continuing tour schedule. Full dates are available below:

Aug 09 Rockpod Kamenon Snina, Slovakia
Aug 14 Rockstad Falun Falun, Sweden
Aug 17 Made of Metal Hodonin, Czech Republic
Aug 21 Vaksala Torg Uppsala, Sweden
Aug 22 Folkets Park Borgen, Sweden
Aug 23 Mariebergsparken Karlstad, Sweden
Sep 05 John Dee Oslo, Norway
Sep 06 Brynerocken Bryne, Norway
Sep 25 The Regency Ballroom w/ Within Temptation San Francisco, CA
Sep 26 Club Nokia w/ Within Temptation Los Angeles, CA
Sep 28 Gothic Theater w/ Within Temptation Denver, CO
Sep 30 First Avenue w/ Within Temptation Minneapolis, MN
Oct 01 Vic Theater Chicago, IL
Oct 02 Royal Oak Music Theatre w/ Within Temptation Royal Oak, MI
Oct 03 The Sound Academy w/ Within Temptation Toronto, Canada
Oct 05 Metropolis w/ Within Temptation Montreal, Canada
Oct 07 Ram's Head Live w/ Within Temptation Baltimore, MD
Oct 09 Electric Factory w/ Within Temptation Philadelphia, PA
Oct 10 Terminal 5 w/ Within Temptation New York, NY
Oct 11 The Palladium w/ Within Temptation Worcester, MA
Oct 18 LOUDPARK Saitama Shi, Japan
Oct 23 Circo Volador Mexico City, Mexico
Oct 25 Houston, TX
Oct 26 Dallas, TX
Oct 27 New Orleans, LA
Oct 29 Fort Lauderdale
Oct 30 St. Petersburg
Oct 31 Atlanta
Nov 01 TBA
Nov 02 TBA
Nov 22 Winter Masters of Rock Zlin, Czech Republic
Nov 29 Bingo Club Kiev, Ukraine
Dec 12 Zal Ozhidanlaya Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Dec 13 Club Volta Moscow, Russia More...

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Amaranthe Announces New Album "Massive Addictive"

Sweden's Amaranthe, known for fusing melodic metal with elements of EDM, will release their third album "Massice Addictive" via Spinefarm Records on October 21. The album was tracked at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica) at the helm. It marks the first release for the band's third vocalist Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson, who joined in 2013.

"'Massive Addictive' is true to its title. The band's signature, larger-than-life sound, comprised of kinetic riffing, pulsating beats and celestial, melodic choruses, remains in tact, but the album finds Amaranthe continuing to explore a range of dynamics and with a willingness to push themselves even further."

Guitarist Olaf Mörck (Dragonland) commented: "We have lived and breathed this album every hour and every day the last year, and to know that this music is about to reach everyone's ears is beyond exciting. Following the first leg of The Nexus World Tour, we sat down and agreed that we wanted the next album to be really fresh, new and even to raise a few eyebrows, all while retaining our signature sound."

He continued, "'Massive Addictive' is in every way that huge leap forward we wanted to achieve and the album definitely contain our strongest song writing to date. The press often asks us to 'describe the album with three words'; this time, the answer is simple - it's MASSIVE, it's ADDICTIVE, and most importantly, it's AMARANTHE!"

The track listing for the release is:

1. Dynamite
2. Drop Dead Cynical
3. Trinity
4. Massive Addictive
5. Digital World
6. True
7. Unreal
8. Over and Done
9. Danger Zone
10. Skyline
11. An Ordinary Abnormality
12. Exhale More...

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Underwall Festival Cancelled

Several bands, including Amaranthe and Enslaved, have posted online about having to pull out of the Croatian Underwall Festival, and now the remaining days of the metal fest have officially been cancelled altogether. U.K. band Absolva posted this announcement online about the situation:

"We regret to say that the remaining 2 days of Underwall Festival have been cancelled by the promoter.

"Many of the bands had already pulled out due to various logistical difficulties, including Amaranthe, Rage, Enslaved. We've been here since yesterday so we guess it's time to soak up the sun, relax with a few beers until Monday when we fly home.

"We apologize to everyone expecting to see us at the festival but there simply isn't an event left to play! Thanks to all. We now look forward to headlining Day One of SOS FESTIVAL back home in ENGLAND.. I AM I headline day 2. The event is packed full of quality metal.... Savage Messsiah, Tysondog, Triaxis, Monument, Incassum, & many more. TICKETS ONLY £15 for the weekend!"

To read the other band cancellation announcements, head over to the Underwall Fest Facebook page.

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Amaranthe Comments On North American Tour

Sweden's Amaranthe will be returning to North America in support of an upcoming, as-yet-untitled album.

The band will be providing direct support for Within Temptation, and the tour begins 9/25 in San Francsico, CA and runs through 10/11 in Worcester, MA. Guitarist Olof Morck commented on the North American tour:

"We could not be more pleased to announce that we will be supporting Within Temptation on their North American tour this fall! I have loved Within Temptation's music for almost ten years, so it will be an honor to support them. But most of all, we can't wait to see our amazing American fans again, and make a bunch of new ones!"

The band has confirmed an autumn 2014 release date for a new studio album via Spinefarm Records. Catch Amaranthe live:

9/25: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
9/26: Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
9/28: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
9/30: Minneapolis, MN @ First Theater
10/1: Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater
10/2: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
10/3: Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
10/5: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10/7: Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live
10/9: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/10: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/11: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

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Amaranthe To Release New Album

Amaranthe - the modern metal sextet from Gothenburg, Sweden - has confirmed an autumn 2014 release date for a new studio album via Spinefarm Records.

As yet untitled, this latest outing will be the follow-up to 2011's self-titled release and 2013's "The Nexus." Guitarist Olof Morck comments:

"2014 will indeed see the release of the next Amaranthe record. We don't want to reveal any details yet, apart from this album representing a big step forward for Amaranthe musically - where 'Amaranthe' and 'The Nexus' were closely connected, this new album is bolder and more different... but, of course, with the trademark Amaranthe sound throughout! See you all on tour this spring with our last 'Invincible' shows - and expect blown minds in 2014!"

Amaranthe will be on tour in Europe from March 14th - April 12th in Europe. Full details can be found at this location.

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Amaranthe Posts 2013 Tour Recap

As a gift to fans, Amaranthe has released a 2013 tour recap video, covering seventy four shows on 4 continents throughout the year. Check out the footage below, or you can watch the band's previously posted music video for "Invincible" at this location.

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Amaranthe Releases New Music Video

The third single from Amaranthe's sophomore album "The Nexus" is out now, accompanied by a video directed by Patric Ullaeus.

The video was shot on location in Hollywood, Las Vegas, the Nevada desert, and the Grand Canyon, amongst other locations. Comments guitarist Olof Mörck:

“Invincible is probably my favourite Amaranthe song so far, and it’s very exciting to see it finally becoming a single and a video! We had an absolute blast shooting it, and this time we flew in Patric Ullaeus and his crew to some kick-ass locations around the USA. People have come to expect elaborate videos from Amaranthe, but this one certainly takes the cake!" More...

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Amaranthe Announces New Tour Dates

Amaranthe has checked in with the following announcement about new European tour dates:

"The time is finally here to announce our very first headline tour in Europe! We are very excited to bring a special, full length set to our fans throughout the continent! This tour finally includes our first dates in the UK in support of 'The Nexus.'

"Joining us on this tour are two amazing up-and-coming Swedish bands; Deals Death and Smash Into Pieces. For full list of dates check the poster or our website. More dates to follow, ticket links coming soon!" More...

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Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2013: Days 2 and 3

The weekend festivities of the second and third day of Tuska started a bit later for me, but still managed to start with a bang that resounded for the whole weekend! With a lineup a bit less intense then the first day, there was a lot of room to really observe performances and finally get that summer festival feeling. Both days featured very different genres, but as always with Tuska, there is truly something for everyone, even if that something is as simple as ice cold cider and a cool breeze on a hot day. More...

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Amaranthe Releases "Burn With Me" Video

Amaranthe released new album "The Nexus" earlier this year, and now the band has released a music video for a track off the album. Check out "Burn With Me" in the player below. The track listing for "The Nexus" is as follows:

1. Afterlife
2. Invincible
3. The Nexus
4. Theory of Everything
5. Stardust
6. Burn With Me
7. Mecanical Illusion
8. Razorblade
9. Future On Hold
10. Electroheart
11. Transhuman
12. Infinity
13. Hunger (Remix) (iTunes Bonus Track)

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Amaranthe Announces U.S. Headlining Tour

After years in waiting, and a short prelude in the form of the band's 2012 Prog Power USA appearance, Swedish/Danish modern metal sextet Amaranthe is now very excited to announce a first U.S. headline tour - starting on July 17th in New York City at the Gramercy Theatre.

The tour hits several major U.S. cities and more dates are scheduled to be added soon. Support will come from Kobra And The Lotus. In a statement, the band says:

“Amaranthe is now extremely proud and very excited to announce our very first USA headline tour! After a fantastically successful The Nexus World Tour in Europe and one in Asia, consisting of almost 50 shows, it is now time to bring this monster to the U.S.! The fans across the Atlantic have been very supportive since Amaranthe's early demo days, and it has long been a dream for us to properly perform there. The trek will go from east to west, and more than the initially released dates will announced shortly! Support will come from KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, a great up and coming Canadian heavy metal act, and more bands will open for this core package. See all of you American fans in July!”

July 17 The Gramercy Theatre - New York (NY)
July 18 The Note - West Chester (PA)
July 19 The Middle East - Cambridge (MA)
July 22 Bottom Lounge - Chicago (IL)
July 23 Station 4 - St Paul (MN)
July 25 Marquis Theater - Denver (CO) More...

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