Posts Tagged ‘Amaranthe’

WT-hydra-tourReview by Jeff Maki
Led by the second most famous Sharon in metal, the Netherlands’ Within Temptation—as addressed from the stage by Sharon den Adel herself—has now been “on the road” for 20 years. The band emerged from Holland in 1997 with its debut album Enter and was the country’s best-kept secret for years. Steadily building popularity and acclaim across the Netherlands and Europe in the early part of its career, it wasn’t until 2007 that the band was finally able to to bring its brand of symphonic metal to North America. To my knowledge, this is only its third tour here, after the Hottest Chicks in Metal Tour in 2007 and the 2012 Unforgiving Tour (read live recap). Within Temptation is a huge band internationally, and its latest album, Hydra (Feb. 4, 2014) (review) even debuted at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 chart here in the States. But it is still a rare and near exclusive opportunity to see them live in the U.S. They certainly have a healthy fan base here, especially in Baltimore, Md., as fans filled Rams Head Live up to the balcony and lined up at the merch booth all the way across the entire bar area. (more…)

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 have followed up by debuting the accompanying and thoroughly majestic video for the song. It’s epic and visually arresting. Seriously, this is one video you do not want to miss because it is over the top in all the right ways. There’s more than a dozen MMA fighters, cheerleaders and lots and lots of pyro. That all adds up to one helluva an Amaranthe experience. Watch the video inside. (more…)

Amaranthe have debuted the song “Drop Dead Cynical” from their new album Massive Addictive, out October 21 on Spinefarm Records. The track the first worldwide taste of the Gothenburg band’s upcoming opus. The song is a perfect indicator of what fans can expect on Massive Addictive — a full-on blast of melody and metallic power. Listen inside: (more…)

Dutch symphonic rockers Within Temptation proudly announce the upcoming 12 dates on the North American leg of their Hydra World Tour, which launched in Finland in February.  Opening all shows will be Swedish/Danish power/ melodic death metallers Amaranthe. Check inside for tour dates: (more…)