Amaranthe Release Bliniks Remix Of “Maximize”

Amaranthe have released a Bliniks remix of “Maximize.” You can get that in various digital outlets now.

Olof Mörck commented:

“Electronic soundscapes have always been a vital part of Amaranthe’s sound, and yet we have tried very little in the realm of collaborations and remixes. ‘Maximize’ was just a perfect track for such an experiment and from the very first time we heard Bliniks’ rendition of the song, we were blown away! For a remix, it really retains the heaviness of the track, but from a brand new and fresh perspective! With an array of cutting edge sounds and electronic vistas, Bliniks has produced a remix that could both appeal to both a headbanger and an EDM-fan alike -and that is saying a lot!”

Bliniks added:

“For me, heavy metal has been a huge savior in inspiration for the last few years, and nowadays I have a massive urge to combine the elements of melodic metal with the heavier side of electronic music. Amaranthe’s ‘Maximize’ was an amazing experience to remix, because the original was so melodic and uplifting that I already got an amazing idea for a remix after hearing for the first time. Dubstep is one of my most common genres that I produce and the reason why I decided to go right into the remix with dubstep is because some of the modern dubstep is pretty much inspired by heavy metal, but for some reason that has been somewhat forgotten. This remix also includes some bigroom house and trap elements at the end of the remix, so it’s the most varied remix that I have produced to this day.”

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Amaranthe Premiere “Maximize” Music Video

Amaranthe have premiered a new video for their track “Maximize.” This song is from the band’s latest album “Maximalism” which is available now. It is worth noting that clip was shot before vocalist Nils Molin joined the group.

Olof Mörck commented:

“‘Understated’ is not what you usually associate Amaranthe with — but seeing the raw emotion and personalities combined with ‘Maximize’, I was convinced that we captured part of the essence of the Amaranthe live machine. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Amaranthe at its rawest and most distilled form! See you all on the road this fall, as the ‘Maximalism’ world invades a city near you!”

Amaranthe Officially Welcome Nils Molin (Dynazty) To The Band

Amaranthe have officially recruited Dynazty’s Nils Molin as their replacement for ex-vocalist Jake E. Olof Mörck commented:

“Great news! The AMARANTHE line-up is once again complete – and what an addition Nils Molin is! He was at the very top of the list for the male vocals position, and has already proved his worth on a number of shows with AMARANTHE across Europe. Nils is a born rockstar in every aspect yet with a natural sense of humility, and is certain to leave no fan disappointed! He has gathered a vast amount of experience together with DYNAZTY, and as such has honed his performance skills to perfection; since stepping in he is already a natural part of the line-up. Catch Nils on our upcoming European tour, or any of the planned shows for 2017 – and expect great things to come out of this soon!”

Eluveitie, Amaranthe, & The Charm The Fury Announce 2017 European/UK Tour

Eluveitie, Amaranthe, and The Charm The Fury have announced a 2017 European/UK tour together. Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

10/25 Parma, Italy – Campus Industry
10/26 Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
10/27 Warsaw, Poland – Progresja
10/28 Zlin, Czech Republic – Masters of Rock Cafe
10/29 Vienna, Austria – Simm City
10/30 Stuttgart, Germany – LKA Longhorn
10/31 Ljubljana, Slovenia – Kino Siska
11/02 – Paris, France – Cabaret Sauvage
11/03 – London, UK – Assembly Rooms
11/04 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Effenaar
11/05 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
11/06 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
11/08 – Berlin, Germany – Kesselhaus
11/09 – München, Germany – Backstage
11/10 – Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser
11/12 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche

Amaranthe Premiere “Boomerang” Music Video

Amaranthe have premiered a new video for their track “Boomerang.” This song is from the band’s latest album “Maximalism” which is available now.

Olof Mörck commented:

“It is finally time to release our brand new video for ‘Boomerang’, an Amaranthe take on the classic heist movie. Directed by the legendary Patric Ulleaus, it is everything you have come to expect of an Amaranthe video and much more! It is perhaps the most ambitious video from the band so far, since it is packed to the brim with action, glitter, and glamour. You can try to bring us down, but we’ll come around, like a ‘Boomerang’!”

Jake E. On His Departure From Amaranthe: “I Can’t Stand On Stage Not Believing In What I’m Doing”

Jake E. has officially confirmed his departure from Amaranthe. This news comes after he previously said that he was just going to be taking a break from the band.

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He told Bravewords the following:

“”Me and Olof (Mörck / guitars) started the band seven or eight years ago, and everything took off in a way we couldn’t have imagined. Amaranthe became a huge success and we toured the world, and we had a lot of fun doing that. The first two albums (self-titled debut and The Nexus) were exactly what I wanted the band to sound like; a mix between those Soilwork-like guitars and melodic Bon Jovi-type vocals combined with a female voice. Different elements combined, but the main thing in the music was the metal base. On the Massive Addictive album it started to change into something else that I didn’t really control, and you can hear the songs that I was more involved in working on are very metal. When we started working on the Maximalism album I found that it wasn’t the Amaranthe I had helped create at the start. It wasn’t my vision at all and I realized that I had to be true to myself. That was back in March 2016. I love to tour, I love the fans, but I felt that if I wasn’t true to myself.”

“My idea from the beginning is that we were supposed to be six people in a band striving for the same goal. Nobody had ever seen three singers in a metal band in that formation before, and that was my whole selling point for Amaranthe. We should be marketed as a band with three singers and it worked on the first two albums, but I felt that my place both on the albums and live was reduced; I felt like I was superfluous.”

“I know my potential as a singer and a songwriter, but over the last couple years I felt I wasn’t reaching that potential. You can hardly hear me on the new Amaranthe album. I have a small part here and a small part there, so I started to feel more like a backing singer. I’m 35 years old, and I decided I have to continue with music that makes me happy. Meeting the fans makes me happy and touring is the best thing I’ve ever done, but I can’t stand on stage not believing in what I’m doing. That’s the main reason I left Amaranthe.”

He also told Roppongi Rocks the following:

“I’ve had some fantastic seven years with Amaranthe. We have achieved success far beyond what I expected when we formed the band.”

“I am very proud of what we have achieved with Amaranthe: creatively and commercially, in the studio and on stage in front of our great fans. Now I am stepping off the Amaranthe tour bus and will go on to do new things. I am involved with plenty of great things, both in the music space and in other creative areas.”