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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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Amaranthe Announces European Shows

Amaranthe has issued the following update about upcoming European tour dates alongside Kamelot and Evergrey:

"We are very pleased to announce our first full European tour, which will coincide with the release of our debut album! It will be a great honour to share the stage with our friends in Kamelot again, and Evergrey for the first time! See you all there! For a full list of dates, go to this location! Cheers!"

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More Bands Confirmed For Metal Female Voices

Leaves' Eyes has checked in with the following update about playing at the 2011 edition of Belgium's Metal Female Voices festival:

"Leaves' Eyes will return to MFVF in 2011! We are happy to announce that Leaves' Eyes is confirmed to play on saturday 22nd at MFVF in Wieze/Belgium. The set list will include also material from the upcoming record."

The currently confirmed acts include: Amaranthe, Leaves' Eyes, Therion, Draconian, Hanging Doll, Visions of Atlantis, Midnattsol, Echoterra, Benedictum, Nemhain, Deadlock, Trail of Tears, and Stream of Passion.

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Amaranthe To Play Metal Female Voices Fest

Amaranthe has checked in with the following announcement about performing at the upcoming 2011 edition of the Metal Female Voices festival in Belgium:

"Hey all! We've just been confirmed to play at the Metal Female Voices fest in Belgium, which will takes place in Wieze, between October 21-23 2011! The fest takes place indoors at the Oktoberhallen, and the show is going to be huge with 4000+ capacity, cool lighting and lasers etc, so do not miss!"

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Amaranthe Announces Hometown Headline Show

Amaranthe has issued the following update about performing a headlining hometown show in Gothenburg, which will include new material:

"Hey friends! Amaranthe are set to play an exclusive headline show in our hometown of Gothenburg, at the classic Musikens Hus venue, on January 8! Our good friends in Arise will also play, along with a few more acts.

"Amaranthe will be performing unheard songs from the upcoming album - capacity is limited, so get your tickets in time! Link to ticket sale site coming soon! See you there!"

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Amaranthe To Support Symphony X

Swedish/Danish act Amaranthe is set to support Symphony X on March 26th in Tunis, Tunisia, at the 8eme Festival Méditerranéen de la Guitare. Guitarist Olof Morck commented on the show:

"Naturally it is a great honour for us to make our first show for our friends in Africa, and even before our debut album is out at that! Tunisia seems to have a great metal following, and Amaranthe will be proud to appear with Symphony X to conquer the ancient grounds of mighty Carthage! See you all there, crazy Tunisians!"

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Amaranthe Posts More Studio Footage Online

Amaranthe has posted another video clip online from the band's time recording its debut album at Hansen Studios in Denmark. The footage can be viewed below:

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Amaranthe Posts Sixth Video Blog Online

Amaranthe has posted a fifth video clip online from the band's time recording its debut album at Hansen Studios in Denmark. The footage can be viewed below:

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Kamelot/Amaranthe Video Interview Available

A video interview has been posted online with Kamelot and Amaranthe's Elize Ryd when Kamelot performed in Romania. The video clip can be viewed below, and Amaranthe also commented on the clip:

"Hey friends! An interview with Elize and Oliver Palotai (Kamelot) conducted in Romania on the last Kamelot tour from Kamelot has recently been posted online, talking about Elize's guest appearance with Kamelot, Oliver talking Amaranthe, etc. Check it out!"

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Amaranthe Posts New Studio Blog

Amaranthe has checked in with the following update from the recording studio through CrankItUp.se:

"Hey everyone! After getting spammed by a bunch of you English speaking folks with confusing Google translations etc, we decided to write the next entrance in the studio diary in English instead!

"Life is pretty good here at Jacob Hansen's ranch, and the life we're living is not that far away from being farmers, except we milk clichéd chord progressions instead of cows ;) Or a little bit like serving a prison sentence - but spending all day recording metal (and drinking a few beers to!)

"Last week we finished up all the rhyhtm guitar tracks, and it is sounding pretty massive! I went for a nice 5150/ENGL fireball combo, and I am actually tracking 2 guitars only for every song instead of 4 or even 8. The sound is still HUGE, but much more personal than the average wall of guitars everyone's completely used to today. We're heading in the same direction with the drums, where we're only using triggers for the bass drum - all to get a more natural yet powerful feel to the final result! More...

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Amaranthe Posts Fifth Studio Video

Amaranthe has posted a fifth video clip online from the band's time recording a debut album at Hansen Studios in Denmark. The footage can be viewed below.

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Amaranthe Posts More Studio Videos

Amaranthe has posted several new video clips online from the band's time recording it's debut album at Hansen Studios in Denmark. Part 2 in the series can be found below, while parts 3 and 4 are available after the jump.

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Amaranthe Posts Studio Blog on Youtube

Amaranthe has posted a studio blog of the band recording the debut album at Hansen Studios in Denmark. You can watch the video below.

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Amaranthe Prepares To Enter The Studio

Amaranthe has issued the following announcement about entering Hansen Studios to record a new album:

"Hey people! First of all, thanks to all the people coming out to our show in Gothenburg last weekend and made the night truly special for us, especially those of you who traveled very long distances to see us, you know who you are!

"We're set to enter Hansen Studios in Denmark, Ribe in just one week on October 6th, and from that day onwards we will post video diaries, pictures, studio blogs and all kinds of stuff, so keep checking back to this site! More coming soon!"

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Amaranthe Announces One-Off Show With Jorn

Amaranthe has issued the following update about performing a one-off show with Jorn in Gothenburg:

"Amaranthe are proud to announce that they will do a special one-off show with JORN, fronted by heavy metal legend Jörn Lande, in their hometown of Gothenburg on September 25! This will be the last show before they enter the studio a few days later, so it will be quite a special night, and the last show for a while! Come out there and rock with us!"

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Elize Ryd To Tour With Kamelot Again

Kamelot has issued the following announcement about Elize Ryd of Amaranthe joining the band on the upcoming Kamelot North American tour dates:

"We are pleased to announce that Swedish vocalist Elize Ryd from Amaranthe will be joining the band on the North American Tour. She will also be part of the VIP meet and greet! Elize toured with Kamelot on their recent Summer Pandemonium Tour and also the band’s European tour earlier this Spring. Elize’s band Amaranthe recently signed a deal with Spinefarm/Universal."

A listing of the North American dates, along with Kamelot's other upcoming shows, can be found here.

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Amaranthe To Enter The Studio

Amaranthe is set to being recording a new album in October with Jacob Hansen of Hansen Studio in Ribe, Denmark. The as-of-yet untitled album is scheduled for a spring 2011 release. Commented guitarist Olof Mörck:

"Needless to say, we are very much looking forward to getting all the tracks on tape! There has been quite a stir and hype around Amaranthe lately, and it is funny to think that everything that people have heard so far are demos recorded in a bedroom - it is going to be fantastic to able to show people the true potential of our music, with a killer sound! This whole production is going to be HUGE and spending two months with Jacob Hansen recording the album will ensure that we will have a production second to none! Jacob Hansen is definitely one of the top names in today's metal recording scene, and when we found out that he was available on quite short notice we where very enthused! Keep your eyes peeled when this baby is unleashed in early spring 2011!"

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Amaranthe Signs To Spinefarm Records

Amaranthe has just inked a record deal with Spinefarm/Universal for the release of the band's new album, tentatively due out early next year. Guitarist Olof Mörck commented on the signing:

"After talking to several of the highest profile labels Spinefarm completely outdid them all, most importantly through the understanding they've shown towards what we are trying to acheive as a band, musically and visually. The deal we have struck will enable us to take the band to levels we have yet only dreamed of, and beyond! You can expect a HUGE release that is bound some send tremors throughout the metal world early 2011!"

Commented Hannu Lehtonen of Spinefarm: "We are very happy and proud to have a chance to work with this very talented and fresh sounding Swedish group! Amaranthe has definitely found their own, unique sound and they are ready to start working with their debut album to be released during early 2011 through Spinefarm Records"

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Amaranthe Posts Performance Footage

Amaranthe has posted footage online of the band's performance in Tampere, Finland on April 14th, 2010. The video clip, which was taken from Amaranthe's tour with Kamelot, can be viewed below.

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Amaranthe Posts New Tour Blog

Amaranthe has posted another tour blog online through Crank It Up about their tour dates with Kamelot:

"Hey folks! Olof here again with our second and final tour blog, from the Scandinavian leg of the Kamelot tour! Recently got back home, and what can I say, what a tour! To continue where we left off in the first blog; Tampere was great, very receptive audience, and there were also some dedicated Kamelot/Amaranthe fans who attended the Helsinki show who also showed up for this gig - you guys kick ass, you know who you are! To celebrate another great show, we headed downtown, to a cozy bar, where we ended up hanging out with a ladies' floor hockey team who had just won the Finnish championship, so the mood was great!

"After another really weird trip on the finlandsfärja (boat from/to Finland/Sweden), with lots of strange and crazy people, plus a long drive from Stockholm to Oslo, we found ourselves in the norwegian capital! We all had a pretty chill off day, walking around in Oslo and later checking out the Kamelot show, at the magnificent Sentrum Scene - while feeling pretty damn excited about playing there the day after. If you haven't seen a Kamelot show at that venue, then you have no idea. More...

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Amaranthe Posts Tour Blog

Amaranthe has posted the following new tour blog online through Crank It Up about their current tour dates with Kamelot:

"Hey all, Olof from Amaranthe checking in from Tampere Finland, in the middle of our Scandinavian tour with Kamelot. This is mainly a swedish site, but I will keep it in English for our international readers. This is Amaranthe's first ever tour, and it couldn't really have gone better so far! We started out in our hometown of Gothenburg, playing a packed Trädgårn, not bad for our second gig ever! Our clean singers, Jake and Elize have been out on the road for more than two weeks with Kamelot, and after seeing them perform on big stages together with Kamelot, it was nice to finally to join them on the trek!

"To kick things off properly we ended the first night by bringing the Kamelot dudes to our favourite local bar, Rockbaren. After a late night and an early morning plus some travleing we found ourselves in the very awesome venue Tyrol in Stockholm, constructed to imitate the interior of an alp cabin - but an alp cabin that can fit 1500 people :)

"Stockholm crowd was great as well, and it's quite fun to see the look on people's faces as we take on the stage and more and more singers walks on. At this point we are unknown to most people, and we are all really enjoying convincing people that Amaranthe is the best thing since sliced bread - you don't really get anything for free, but it makes it all the more exciting when you finally get that crowd roaring. Also here we had a pretty awesome after party at the classic rockbar Anchor bar, after being picked up in style with a long white limousine, cheers to the Holmqvist brothers from Djurgården hockey team for that! More...

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