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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.
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"
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.
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...
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...
Vocalist Elize Ryd from Amaranthe is currently touring with Kamelot. A video of her performance with the band in Tilburg on March 26th can be viewed below. Amaranthe also issued the following statement about the tour:
"The Kamelot Europe 2010 tour kicked off four days ago, and along with them are our very own Elize, on female guest vocals, along with Jake E who is singing backing vocals! There is already alot of Amaranthe on this tour in other words, and the rest of us will join in on the fun as the tour hits Scandinavia. Below you will find a video of Elize performing the Haunting in Tilburg (Elize enters on 2:20), as well as some pictures (from the show in Amsterdam)! We will also have a tour blog online as soon as Amaranthe joins the tour, along with behind the scenes vids and pics, so stay tuned!"
Amaranthe has issued the following update about streaming a new song online via their MySpace page:
"Hey folks! Today we have the honour of posting a brand new song for you guys, the first new material we have published in quite a while! A very direct song, containing all of Amaranthe's unique traits, we hope 'Automatic' will live up to your expectations!
"We are also proud to announce our very first summer festival, Getaway Rock festival in the north of Sweden, where we will appear beside giants like Motörhead, Megadeth, Europe etc. Don't miss out! More festival announcements to follow shortly. Cheers!"
Amaranthe also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Amaranthe singer, Elize Ryd, has been added as the guest female singer on Kamelot's upcoming European tour. Amaranthe will be supporting Kamelot on the Swedish and Finnish dates.
Here are the tour dates:
Mar. 25 Charleroi, BE - Le Coliseums
Mar. 26 Tilburg, NL - O13
Mar. 27 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Mar. 28 London, UK - Koko
Mar. 31 Paris, FR - Elysée Montmartr
Apr. 01 Pratteln, CH - Z7 Konzertfabrik
Apr. 02 Montpellier, FR - Rockstore
Apr. 03 Barcelona, ES - Salamandra 1
Apr. 04 Madrid, ES - La Riviera
Apr. 07 Dortmund, DE - FZW
Apr. 08 Köln, DE - Live Music Hall
Apr. 09 Hamburg, DE - Markthalle
Apr. 10 Gothenburg, SE - Trädgårn
Apr. 11 Stockholm, SE Tyrol
Apr. 13 Helsinki, FI - Nosturi
Apr. 14 Tampere, FI - Pakkahuone
Apr. 16 Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene
Apr. 17 Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene
Amaranthe will be embarking on a Scandinavian tour this spring. Dates are as follows:
Apr. 10 Gothenburg, SE - Trädgårn
Apr. 11 Stockholm, SE - Tyrol
Apr. 13 Helsinki, FI - Nosturi w/ Kamelot
Apr. 14 Tampere, FI - Pakkahuone w/ Kamelot
Apr. 17 Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene w/ Kamelot
Amaranthe has issued the following statement about adding on two extra shows to their tour with Kamelot:
"Hey folks! Great news today! We have added two more shows to our tour with Kamelot in spring 2010 - we will be playing in our home town Gothenburg along with Stockholm! Apr 10, 2010 Gothenburg - SWEDEN - Trädgårn, Apr 11, 2010 Stockholm - SWEDEN - Tyrol
"We will also be releasing our new single 'Leave Everything Behind' *internationally* tomorrow! The release is an exclusive digital download through all your favourite online stores such as iTunes, Amazon etc. Stay tuned for more info! Cheers!"
Amaranthe's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
4/10 2010 Gothenburg - SWEDEN Trädgårn
4/11 2010 Stockholm - SWEDEN - Tyrol
4/13 2010 Nosturi /w Kamelot Helsinki
4/14 2010 Pakkahuone /w Kamelot Tampere
4/17 2010 Sentrum Scene Oslo /w Kamelot Oslo
Kamelot have announced their show in Oslo with Amaranthe has been moved to Saturday April 17th, instead of its previously scheduled date of Friday, April 16th. Kamelot's upcoming dates are as follows:
4/13 2010 Helsinki - FI - Nosturi
4/14 2010 Tampere - FI - Pakkahuone
4/17 2010 Oslo - NO - Sentrum Scene
Amaranthe (formerly Avalanche) have been added to the billing of Kamelot's 2010 Finnish tour as special guests. Amaranthe's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:
4/13 2010 Helsinki - FI - Nosturispecial
4/14 2010 Tampere - FI - Pakkahuone
4/16 2010 Oslo - NO - Sentrum Scene
Amaranthe (formerly Avalanche) has announced they will be conducting an interview on Sunday October 25th with Bandit Radio Gothenburg. The rerecorded version of their song "Leave Everything Behind" will also be played. A broadcast of the interview and song can be found at this location.
Amaranthe (formerly Avalanche) are currently streaming a new song online titled "Hunger," which is from their upcoming as-yet-untitled album. The track can be heard at the band's MySpace page. Amaranthe will also be releasing a new digital single on October 12th. More...