Amaranthe Premiere “Archangel” Video

Amaranthe have premiered a new video for their new song “Archangel.” This track is from the band’s new album “Manifest,” which will be released on October 2.

Amaranthe commented:

“Fire and brimstone! Savor the sweet scent of sulfur as Amaranthe delves deep into Miltonian lore with ‘Archangel’!

An ancient tale of the fall of the angel Lucifer Morningstar was interpreted as a Greek tragedy in John Milton’s seminal ‘Paradise Lost’, and it is from this perspective we tell a brief yet momentous story of greed, betrayal, and overblown pride — an all too familiar and contemporary theme.

Amaranthe’s first collaboration with Poland’s visual grandmasters Grupa13 took us from abandoned and ghastly factory halls in Wrocław to the derelict ruins of Świny Castle among the Polish mountains. Light up your incense, fill your goblet, and delight in a darker shade of Amaranthe!”

Amaranthe Premiere Music Video For New Song “Strong” Featuring Battle Beast’s Noora Louhimo

Amaranthe have premiered a new video for their new song “Strong.” This track features Battle Beast’s Noora Louhimo and it will appear on the band’s new album “Manifest,” which is set to be released on October 2. Amaranthe said the following about the song:

“Devil and saint, martyr and sinner, betrayal and loyalty — ‘Strong’ essentially underlines the dualistic nature of what it means to be human. In an increasingly polarized world, we found it incredibly exciting to reach across the metal world, and find collaboration and unity with the phenomenal Noora Louhimo. Even if the world around you is on fire, and if you find yourself at a disadvantage, remember that there is always one part of you that will remain — ‘Strong’.”

Amaranthe Premiere “Viral” Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Manifest”

Amaranthe have premiered a new video for their new song “Viral.” This track is from the band’s new album “Manifest,” which will be released on October 2.

The group said the following about the song:

“Finally we can unleash ‘Viral’ upon an unsuspecting world! It is one of the grooviest and downright heaviest songs in Amaranthe’s history — it is the very epitome of what we have always stood for: massive choruses, a thundering rhythm section and a constant will to push our sound forward into the future. ‘Viral’ was prophetically titled before the onset of the current worldwide situation, and so we felt compelled to tie it in lyrically with this. Welcome to a new era of Amaranthe history — welcome to ‘Viral’!”

They also added the following about the album:

“‘Manifest’ is the latest step in the evolution of Amaranthe, and across the board it is the boldest statement: We are here to stay, we are utterly passionate about what we do and we will take no prisoners in our strive for musical excellence! An all-out metal rollercoaster, ‘Manifest’ does not hold back in any regard — from the first second to the last, it is brimful with some of the heaviest Amaranthe riffs to date, soaring and emotional vocals and unrelenting metallic fury. We hope you will enjoy this album as much as we enjoyed making it!”

“Manifest” Track Listing:

01. “Fearless”
02. “Make It Better”
03. “Scream My Name”
04. “Viral”
05. “Adrenaline”
06. “Strong” (feat. Noora Louhimo)
07. “The Game”
08. “Crystalline”
09. “Archangel”
10. “BOOM!”
11. “Wake Up And Die”
12. “Do Or Die”

Bonus Tracks:

13. “82nd All The Way” (Sabaton cover)
14. “Do Or Die” (feat. Angela Gossow)
15. “Adrenalina” (Acoustic)
16. “Crystalline” (Orchestral)

Amaranthe & Beyond The Black Announce Rescheduled Dates For Co-Headlining European Tour

Amaranthe and Beyond The Black have postponed their co-headlining European tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in spring 2021.

Tour Dates:

04/09 Munich, Germany – Zenith
04/10 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
04/11 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
04/16 Paris, France – Elysee Montmartre
04/17 Bordeaux, France – Rock School Barbey
04/18 Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz II
04/19 Madrid, Spain – Sala BUT
04/21 Lyon, France – Ninkasi Kao
04/22 Ludwigsburg, Germany – MHP Arena
04/23 Offenbach, Germany – Stadthalle
04/24 Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle
04/26 Milan, Italy – Live Club
04/27 Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex 457
04/28 Lausanne, Switzerland – Metropole
04/30 Leipzig, Germany – Haus Auensee
05/01 Zlin, Czech Republic – MOR Cafe
05/02 Vienna, Austria – Arena
05/04 Warsaw, Poland – Progresja
05/05 Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
05/07 Geiselwind, Germany – Event Hall
05/08 Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle I
05/09 Utrecht. Holland – Tivoli Ronda
05/11 Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio
05/12 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
05/13 Göteborg, Sweden – Pustervik
05/14 Stockholm, Sweden – Klubben Fryshuset

Amaranthe commented:

“We are massively looking forward to crushing Europe with a new album in our pockets – but 2020 doesn’t seem to be the year to rock the big places due to the pandemic. As tough as it is to be patient, we will play by the rules and move this monster of a tour into 2021. Stay healthy and see you soon!”

Beyond The Black added:

“We couldn’t wait to be finally back on tour since the beginning of the year and are shocked by the current situation not only affecting Beyond The Black but also the whole music industry. Though, we took a courageous decision to (hopefully) create better preconditions. For our fans and especially for the ones who cannot leave the house without concerns and limitations at the moment.”

Amaranthe Cancel North American Tour With Battle Beast & Seven Spires

Amaranthe have cancelled their North American tour with Battle Beast and Seven Spires due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band issued the following statement:

“While the cancellation of our U.S. tour probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone, with the COVID-19 situation being far from over with — it is still really devastating for us. We were massively looking forward to visit U.S. soil again after a three-year absence, and judging from the ticket sales, so were you guys — thank you for the support! Obviously, we will be back as soon as we possibly can, so keep your eyes peeled to our sites, and we will be rocking together again before you know it!!”

Kamelot To Release “I Am The Empire – Live From The 013” DVD/Blu-Ray In August

Kamelot will be releasing a new live album/DVD/Blu-ray titled “I Am The Empire – Live From The 013” on August 14. The effort was recorded during the band’s September 14, 2018 show at the 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands. With this news, the group have also released a new live video for “Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)” featuring Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz and Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd.

Tommy Karevik said the following about the new video:

“We can now proudly announce that the first video to be released from the show will be ‘Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)’. The song marks the beginning of a new era as it was one of the main songs on ‘Silverthorn’, the first Kamelot album with me as the singer. Enjoy!”

Thomas Youngblood also added the following about the live release:

“We are pleased beyond words to present our new live album/DVD/Blu-ray ‘I Am The Empire – Live From The 013’. After multiple sold-out events in The Netherlands, it was only fitting to film this event at Tilburg’s famed 013 venue. The icing on the cake was having all the special guests attend this historic night. It was truly divine.”

“I Am The Empire – Live From The 013” Track Listing:

01. “Transcendence (Intro)”
02. “Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)” (feat. Once Human’s Lauren Hart)
03. “Rule The World”
04. “Insomnia”
05. “The Great Pandemonium”
06. “When The Lights Are Down”
07. “My Confession” (feat. Eklipse)
08. “Veil Of Elysium”
09. “Under Grey Skies” (feat. Delain’s Charlotte Wessels)
10. “Ravenlight” (feat. Avantasia’s Sascha Paeth)
11. “End Of Innocence”
12. “March Of Mephisto” (feat. Arch Enemy’s Alissa White Gluz)
13. “Amnesiac”
14. “Manus Dei”
15. “Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)” (feat. Arch Enemy’s Alissa White Gluz & Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd)
16. “Drum And Keys Solo”
17. “Here’s to the Fall”
18. “Forever”
19. “Burns To Embrace” (with Children’s Choir, including Thomas Youngblood’s son)
20. “Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy)” (feat Arch Enemy’s Alissa White Gluz)
21. “Ministrium (Shadow Key)”

Amaranthe To Release New Album In August

Amaranthe have officially finished their new album. The effort will be released on August 28.

The band commented:

“Our sixth album is now completely DONE! Last Sunday, a few select press members and music industry professionals got the opportunity to hear our new effort, and the response was overwhelming, fanning our flames of excitement even further!

We can now officially unveil that the album will be out on August 28th, and the entire Amaranthe band and team is smouldering with anticipation to unleash this monster upon an unsuspecting world. Stay tuned for the most monumental and accomplished Amaranthe record to date!”

Beyond The Black Premiere New Song “Wounded Healer” Feat. Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd

Beyond The Black have premiered a new song titled “Wounded Healer.” This track features Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd and it will appear on the band’s new album “Hørizøns” (out June 19).

Grim Reaper, Firewind, Cyhra, Etc. Members Join Forces For Cover Of “We Are The World”

Marius Danielsen (Darkest Sins) has assembled a group of 50 musicians for a cover of “We Are The World,” a track that was originally recorded by Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, and more in 1984 for African famine relief. Another group of artists also recorded the track in 2010 for earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Danielsen’s version features: Anniken Rasmussen (Darkest Sins, Legend Of Valley Doom), Jake E (Cyhra, ex-Amaranthe), David Åkesson (Qantice), David Smith (Gypsy’s Kiss), Ty Christian (Lords Of The Trident), Peter Danielsen (Darkest Sins, Eunomia, Legend Of Valley Doom), Simon Byron (Sunset, Bluestouch), Ole Pedersen (Undertakers), Ferran Quiles (Theragon), Rick Altzi (Masterplan), Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper), Marco Pastorino (Temperance), Herbie Langhans (Firewind, Avantasia) and tons more.

Watch Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd & Olof Mörck’s Recent Instagram Live Performance

On April 3, Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd and Olof Mörck played an acoustic set on Instagram Live as part of the #TogetherAtHome series. The series, which is fueled by Global Citizen, was launched in support of the World Health Organization as everyone continues to face the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.