"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 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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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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