Amaranthe release their 3rd single from the upcoming album "HELIX"!
MELODIC METAL TRAILBLAZERS AMARANTHE RELEASE "COUNTDOWN" SINGLE + VIDEO
NEW STUDIO ALBUM HELIX OUT OCTOBER 19th VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS
THE VIDEO TEAMS THE BAND UP WITH LONGTIME VISUAL COLLABORATOR - DIRECTOR PATRIC ULLAEUS.
"As the days and weeks are getting closer to the release of 'HELIX', what better way to illustrate our excitement and veritable impatience than by releasing our second single titled 'Ccountdown'? Drawing upon a darker theme and subject matter than your typical AMARANTHE song, the sonic landscape itself forms a perfect counterpoint to this more serious side of the band. The contrasts have perhaps never been stronger, the ambitions never higher, and confidence never more solid - AMARANTHE in 2018 in its purest, most distilled form is 'Countdown'." Commented Amaranthe guitarist and composer Olof Mörck.
Four albums into their career, Amaranthe have racked up north of 118 million YouTube views and half-a-billion song streams, have landed at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart three times, and possess a panoply of gold and platinum discs for albums and singles alike.
With their electrifying fifth album HELIX due out October 19 through Spinefarm Records and armed with new singer Nils Molin, Amaranthe take another leap forward in their sonic evolution.
HELIX proves the band has refined its melodic sensibilities ever further while retaining a cutting-edge metal assault. The band is as massively aggressive as ever and the second video and single “Countdown” once again showcases the band’s unique musical sound and vision.”
Watch the "COUNTDOWN" video here:
Stream & download "COUNTDOWN" here.
In support of the new album, Amaranthe will embark on a European Tour with Powerwolf in October / November.
All tour dates here: http://amaranthe.se/tour/
Elize Ryd: Vocals
Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson: Screams
Nils Molin: Vocals
Olof Mörck: Guitar, Keys
Johan Andreassen: Bass
Morten Løve Sørensen: Drums
"365", the new video from Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE, can be seen below. The clip was once again directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES and KAMELOT, among others.
"365" is the first single from AMARANTHE's fifth album, which will be released later in the year. The disc was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA, DELAIN). The follow-up to 2016's "Maximalism" marks the band's first release with DYNAZTY's Nils Molin, who officially joined AMARANTHE in July 2017 as the replacement for Jake E.
Commented guitarist Olof Mörck: "With a newborn album, it is easy for an artist to fall into hyperbole and rants of how it is the best thing you have ever done — but for the first time, I can confidently say that this album very certainly the best and strongest of our entire career."
Added vocalist Elize Ryd: "I have loved every second to write, create and making this album. I can't wait to reveal the name of our fifth baby, let it loose into the world to live its own life and spread the message all by itself. It feels to me already like the most strong and confident child of ours. The support has been important, and I'm so grateful to everyone involved."
Four albums into their career, Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have racked up north of 118 million YouTube views and half a billion song streams, have landed at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart three times, and possess a panoply of gold and platinum discs for albums and singles alike.
With its electrifying fifth album "Helix" due out October 19 through Spinefarm Records and armed with new singer Nils Molin, AMARANTHE takes another leap forward in its sonic evolution.
"Helix" proves the band has refined its melodic sensibilities ever further while retaining a cutting-edge metal assault. The band is as massively aggressive as ever and the first single "365" is the perfect example of such — its seductively velvety mix of contemporary pop and modern metal will take up residence in your brain for days.
"And so the time is finally NOW! We have been itching to release this monster of a track — '365' represents the AMARANTHE sound in every conceivable way," commented guitarist Olof Mörck. "The foundation is the heaviest and most down-tuned soundscape we have produced to date, from the bone-crunching guitars and drums, all the way to the juggernaut keyboards kicking off the song. The '365' video was shot with Patric Ulleaus to perfectly counterpoint the take-no-prisoners approach of the song, undeniably demonstrating the unity and chemistry of the AMARANTHE lineup."
He added: "The 'Helix' album itself is a statement, a declaration and an assertion that we are here to stay, and that the songwriting and musicianship has been honed and maximized to the highest level yet on an AMARANTHE record. The process of composing this album with Elize [Ryd] was as inspiring as it was smooth, and from a composer's and arranger's perspective, a dream collaboration. The time is nigh, the die is cast, and all the stars are right: the 'Helix' will steamroll across the globe, and in its wake, the touring machine that is AMARANTHE will conquer all!"
Vocalist and composer Elize Ryd offered her take, saying: "'Helix' describes the concept of how the past forms us and how life makes us become. No excuses, no regrets. We express the challenges and the uplifting moments in time, and all that in between with the sounds that we love. We want to dedicate this album to all the fighters and friends out there."
"Helix" track listing:
01. The Score
08. Breakthrough Stardust
09. My Haven
In support of the new album, AMARANTHE will embark on a European tour with POWERWOLF in October and November.
We are happy to announce we are going to do special VIP Meet & Greets on our European dates this autumn! All tickets for these events will be sold by Liveto. All ticket links can be found from our show calendar on our webpage - http://www.amaranthe.se - Get a ticket now, the band is DYING to meet you! Share the news! :)
MAXIMISE THE MAXIMALISM VIP / MEET & GREET PACKAGE:
The package includes:
- Meet & Greet
- Early venue access (15 mins earlier)
- VIP Lanyard + Tour Laminate
- Pics with all VIP-ticket holders & the whole band
- Limited edition Meet & Greet poster
- Limited edition Meet & Greet autograph card
- 1 fine drink with the band
You will have to have a ticket to the concert as well. You will need both tickets upon entry, just this ticket will not suffice. The location and time of the Meet & Greet will be announced later.
SHOWS WITH THIS PACKAGE:
25.10.17 IT, Parma, Campus Industry
26.10.17 HU, Budapest, Barba Negra
27.10.17 POL, Warsaw, Progresja
28.10.17 CZ, Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe
29.10.17 AT, Vienna, Simm City
30.10.17 DE, Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
31.10.17 SLO, Ljubljana, Kino Kiska
02.11.17 FRA, Paris, Cabaret Savuage
03.11.17 UK, London, Islington Assembly Hall
04.11.17 NED, Eindhoven, Effenaar
05.11.17 BEL, Antwerpen, Trix
06.11.17 DE, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
08.11.17 DE, Berlin, Kesselhaus
09.11.17 DE, Munich, Backstage
10.11.17 DE, Leipzig, Hellraiser
11.11.17 DE, Metal Hammer Paradise Festival,
12.11.17 DE, Bochum, Zeche
01.12.17 RU, St. Petersburg, Aurora Concert Hall
02.12.17 RU, Moscow, Volta
05.12.17 NO, Bergen, Garage
06.12.17 NO, Stavanger, Folken
07.12.17 NO, Hamar, Gregers
08.12.17 NO, Oslo, Rockefeller