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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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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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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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Amaranthe Video Interview Available

A new video interview with Amaranthe, conducted by Metal XS, has now been posted online and can be viewed below.

Amaranthe released latest album "The Nexus" back in March through Spinefarm Records. A music video for the title track is also available at this location.

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Amaranthe Streaming New Track

Amaranthe is streaming the new track "Mechanical Illusion" over at its Official Website (also streaming below). The song appears on the forthcoming sophomore full length release "The Nexus." The album is set for release on March 25, 2013 via Spinefarm Records.

The track listing for "The Nexus" is as follows:

1. Afterlife
2. Invincible
3. The Nexus (see music video)
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)

Check out "Mechanical Illusion" here: More...

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Amaranthe Posts New Music Video

Amaranthe posted a new music video for the title track of the forthcoming release "The Nexus." The album is set for release on March 25, 2013 via Spinefarm Records.

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) More...

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Seven Kingdoms To Support Stratovarius In Europe

U.S. power metal act Seven Kingdoms announced that the band will provide support for the upcoming European tour for Finnish metal band Stratovarius and Amaranthe. The tour begins in Munich on March 20, 2013 and will include a performance at the PPM Festival in Belgium.

The announcement reads as folllows:

"EUROPE HERE WE COME!!! We are VERY ecstatic to announce we have been selected to support STRATOVARIUS and AMARANTHE on their Nordic Nexus of Nemesis Tour in March. The tour also confirms us for PPM festival in Belgium with Helloween, Manticora, Gamma Ray, Avantasia and more!!! Poster coming soon!"

Confirmed dates of the tour are as follows:

20.03.2013: Backstagehalle, Munich, Germany
21.03.2013: Stadtgarten, Erfurt, Germany
22.03.2013: Masters Of Rock Cafe, Zlin, Czech Republic
23.03.2013: Club 202, Budapest, Hungary
24.03.2013: Majestic Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
26.03.2013: Szene, Vienna, Austria
27.03.2013: Hirsch, Nürnberg, Germany
28.03.2013: Matrix, Bochum, Germany
29.03.2013: Grünspan, Hamburg, Germany
30.03.2013: De Pul, Uden, Netherlands
31.03.2013: La Cigale, Paris, France
02.04.2013: La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
03.04.2013: Le Kao, Lyon, France
05.04.2013: Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona, Spain
06.04.2013: Arena, Madrid, Spain
07.04.2013: Rock Star, Bilbao, Spain
09.04.2013: Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
10.04.2013: Alcatrazz, Milan, Italia
11.04.2013: Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg, Germany
13.04.2013: PPM Fest (Festival), Mons, Belgium
14.04.2013: Rosenhof, Osnabrück, Germany
16.04.2013: Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Danmark
17.04.2013: KB, Malmö, Sweden
18.04.2013: Klubben, Stockholm, Sweden

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Amaranthe Posts Seventh In Studio Video

Amaranthe posted the seventh in a series of in studio videos showcasing the band's recordings of the sophomore effort. The release is scheduled for spring 2013 release through Spinefarm Records. In this installment, Jake E. records vocals and is forced to re-do Olof's solos.

Check out part seven here:

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Amaranthe Announces Headlining Tour

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.

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Amaranthe Posts Sixth Episode Of In Studio Footage

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:

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Amaranthe Posts Fifth In Studio Diary Footage

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:

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Amaranthe Posts Fourth In Studio Video

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:

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Amaranthe Posts Third In Studio Clip, Guitars

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:

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Amaranthe Posts Second In Studio Clip, Bass Tracks

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:

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Amaranthe Posts First In Studio Video On New LP

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:

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ProgPower USA XIII: Day One

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...

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Amaranthe To Release New Album In 2013

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.

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American Heavy Metal Tradition: ProgPower USA

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...

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Amaranthe Posts New Music Video

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:

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Kamelot Again Recruiting Elize Ryd

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...

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