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The Swedish Danish Modern metallers Amaranthe have quickly enticed many metal fans around the world since their debut self titel album in 2011. The band’s quick success of their debut lead them to a massive world tour this year and now after touring the rest of the world and Europe in support of their sophomore release “The Nexus”; the outfit has opened their opening North American leg and taken their mix of modern metalcore-style breakdowns, harsh screams and heavy guitar riffs with soaring clean vocals and synths reminiscent of modern metal to opening night at Gramercy Theater in NYC. The crowd was loud and so was Amaranthe. Check out the photos from this live gig with support from Kobra and the Lotus and Flames of Fury.
Official Press Release:
After years in waiting, and a short prelude in the form of their 2012 PROGPOWER USA appearance, Swedish/Danish modern metal sextet AMARANTHE are now very excited to announce their very first U.S. headline tour, starting on July 17th in New York City at the Gramercy Theatre! The tour hits several major U.S. cities and more dates are scheduled to be added soon. Support will come from Kobra And The Lotus. Stay tuned to the official AMARANTHE site www.amaranthe.se and the official band Facebook page for updates.
In a statement, the band says, “AMARANTHE are now extremely proud and very excited to announce our very first USA headline tour! After a fantastically successful The Nexus World Tour in Europe and one in Asia, consisting of almost 50 shows, it is now time to bring this monster to the U.S.! The fans across the Atlantic have been very supportive since AMARANTHE’s early demo days, and it has long been a dream for us to properly perform there. The trek will go from east to west, and more than the initially released dates will announced shortly! Support will come from KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, a great up and coming Canadian heavy metal act, and more bands will open for this core package. See all of you American fans in July!”
Kobra and the Lotus
Flames of Fury
Confirmed AMARANTHE U.S. Headline dates:
July 18 The Note – West Chester (PA)
July 19 The Middle East – Cambridge (MA)
July 22 Bottom Lounge – Chicago (IL)
July 23 Station 4 – St Paul (MN)
July 25 Marquis Theater – Denver (CO)
AMARANTHE released their new album, The Nexus, on March 26th. The album landed on the iTunes Metal chart at #1 on the first day of release. Additionally, first week numbers showed the album poised at an outstanding #12 on the Soundscan Heatseeker chart, #36 on the Current Hard Music Albums Core Stores chart, and #61 on the Hard Music Albums chart.
AMARANTHE’s new music video for ‘The Nexus’ has racked up OVER 1.9 MILLION views since its release earlier this year! The video is available for viewing now on VEVO at this link. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus, who has worked with names such as In Flames, Arch Enemy and Dimmu Borgir; he was also responsible for AMARANTHE video for ‘The Hunger’, the lead single from the band’s highly successful debut, now at a whopping 4 million YouTube views (and counting).
AMARANTHE is: Andy – vocals, Jake E – vocals, Elize – vocals, Olof Mörck – guitars & keys, Morten Løwe Sørensen – drums, Johan Andreassen – bass.
For more information on AMARANTHE and details on all confirmed shows, please visit these websites:
Interview with Elise Ryd (Amaranthe)
Amaranthe – The Nexus Review
Amaranthe – Amaranthe Review
Youtube User credit: thedarkylive