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Elize Ryd of Amaranthe

LIVE PHOTOS: Amaranthe, Failure Anthem, Citizen Zero, Cypher16, Smash into Pieces
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Review by Jeff Maki
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It had been more than two years since I had seen Amaranthe open for Within Temptation (read review), also in Baltimore, Maryland. Now, with the success of Massive Addictive and its most recent album, Maximalism, Amaranthe has graduated from opening act to headliner. This was the third to last show of its North American Maximalism Tour, which featured four bands in support. (more…)

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Photos by Greg Maki (more…)

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Amaranthe will kick off their North American headline tour in support of their latest album Maximalism (read review) on February 10 in Houston. The opening acts are Failure Anthem, Citizen Zero, Cypher 16, and Smash Into Pieces. The trek winds through the U.S. and Canada, wrapping on March 11 in Reading, Pennsylvania. To herald the fact that they will be crashing the U.S. shores once again, the band has released the new video for “Boomerang.” Watch it and check ou tour dates inside! (more…)

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Swedish band Amaranthe has announced a U.S. headlining tour for early 2017, with support from Failure Anthem, Citizen Zero, Cypher 16 and Smash into Pieces. The tour is the band’s first in support of its latest release, Maximalism, which came out in October via Spinefarm Records and featured the single “That Song.” Listen to it below.

“It is with great excitement that we can now confirm the next leg of our Maximalism world tour: North America!” said guitarist Olof Mörck. “A year has passed since our last visit, and we have been looking forward greatly to return!

“Joining us on this trek will be very special guests Failure Anthem, along with special guests Citizen Zero, Cypher 16 and Smash into Pieces, for a full evening’s worth of cutting edge metal from both sides of the Atlantic! Prepare yourself as the juggernaut known as the Maximalism world tour prepares to lay siege to your city in early 2017. All shall march to the sound of Maximalism!”

Tour dates are below. (more…)

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Amaranthe have dropped the video for their latest single “That Song” from their epic and gloriously over-the-top new album Maximalism.

The record is out October 21 on Spinefarm Records and finds the band further expanding its pop x metal hybrid style. The album is full of songs so catchy that they embed themselves in your brain for hours and “That Song” is easily one of the most memorable Amaranthe songs to date.

The clip mixes a gripping narrative and performance footage. It finds the members of the band playing a variety of roles, as musicians in blue collar gigs at the crossroads in their lives. It offers frenetic, high energy visuals. Watch it inside now! (more…)

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Amaranthe, the cutting edge outfit with the triple lead vocal attack, can now reveal the title, artwork, and release date for their latest studio album.

Titled Maximalism and due out via Spinefarm Records on October 21, the album is a hyper-modern, metallic beast. It’s the band’s fourth record since first joining forces back in 2008; produced once again by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica, Delain) and mastered by Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Apocalyptica, Dragonforce), it sees the Swedish/Danish sextet delivering 12 new tracks that fully live up to the “bigger, bolder” promise of the title.

Maximalism is the follow-up to 2014’s breakthrough Massive Addictive (review). View the album art and track listing inside! (more…)

amaranthe-breaking-pointReview by Jeff Maki
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Amaranthe is hot right now. Its 2014 album, Massive Addictive (review), ignited the band’s flame in North America, a flame that had been burning in its homeland of Sweden for some time due to its 2013 album, The Nexus. The band is immediately recognizable by its three-vocalist attack of Elize Ryd, Jake E. Lundberg and Henrik Englund, each one bringing a different style to the music—the beautiful and theatrical pop-diva, the clean metalcore singer and the death metal growler. I caught the band opening for Within Temptation in 2014 (read here), and Amaranthe is on a North American headlining tour as I write this (view dates here). Looking to keep the flame burning, the band has released a digital-only EP, featuring six acoustic tracks, along with the songs “Breaking Point” and “Splinter in My Soul,” which according to the band are “originals from the early days.” But is this EP worth your hard-earned digital dollars? (more…)

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Sweden’s Amaranthe recently released the digital-only compilation, titled Breaking Point – B-Sides 2011-2015 and are now on a headline tour in the U.S. To herald the B-sides release and the tour, the band has dropped the video for of “True,” the song taken from its 2014 album, Massive Addictive (review). View the new video and tour dates inside!

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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.

“As some of you know, AMARANTHE has recorded quite a few b-sides and bonus tracks throughout the years,” guitarist Olof said. “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!”

View the album art and tracklisting inside.

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Amaranthe will make their 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, when they served as main support for Within Temptation (Read the live review from the Rams Head Live date of that tour here). On this run, fans will enjoy the full Amaranthe experience, as it will be their show. View tour dates inside. (more…)

amaranthe-massive-addictiveReview by Jeff Maki
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When I first heard Amaranthe a short time ago, I immediately pegged them for a band that someone like Kerrang would be all over. Featuring three vocalists—the beautiful siren, Elize Ryd; the death metal guy, Henrik Englund; and a power metal guy who looks like he was plucked out of Linkin Park’s lineup, Jake E.—they would have been all the rage and graced every metal magazine cover at Tower Records years ago. They’re pretty, slick and polished. I don’t know about magazine covers, but I can tell you their music video for “The Nexus” has an astounding 6.3 million views to date on YouTube, and the band proudly boasts they have 50 million plays on Spotify. Yet here in the U. S., they are still unknown. Will that change with the release of its third album, Massive Addictive?

Following the debut 2011 self titled album and the 2013 breakthrough album, The Nexus, the new album title makes perfect sense, because even for fans that are drawn to the more extreme metal bands, Amaranthe’s Soilwork/Epica/Linkin Park combination of styles molds death metal, pop, techno and power metal into a sound that is indeed massively addictive. (more…)