Swedish metal heroes AMARANTHE continue to showcase their versatility and eclectic musical taste. After having released a beautiful orchestral version of their power ballad “Crystalline” and a flamenco-tinged acoustic rendition of their banger “Adrenaline” they are now following up with a “cinematic” version of their hit single “Strong” on which – again – the heavy guitars make way for atmospheric synth layers and orchestral arrangements, giving the song a more laid-back and at the same time very enchanting theatrical feel. You can check out this new interpretation below.
BUY / LISTEN TO AMARANTHE – “STRONG (CINEMATIC VERSION)”:
“One of the true high points of the MANIFEST sessions was creating the bonus tracks – after being incredibly happy with the final mix of the main album, we still had an influx of creative energy left in us. The cinematic version of ‘Strong’ was born from just such a momentum, as we wanted to display a totally different side of the song, as well are our own musical output. We truly hope that you will enjoy this different and very epic side of AMARANTHE!”
Watch the official video for “Archangel” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fExpycwIrU
Watch the official video for “Fearless” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzPUBTR4L_4
AMARANTHE have spent the last decade establishing themselves as a formidable, positive, and fervently melodic force for metallic good. From their explosive self-titled debut in 2011 to the more sophisticated, streamlined likes of 2014’s Massive Addictive and its immaculate follow-up Maximalism (2016), AMARANTHE has masterfully blurred the lines between melodic metal, crushing brutality, cinematic sweep, and futuristic sparkle. Led by the endlessly ingenious songwriting of guitarist Olof Mörck and powerhouse vocalist Elize Ryd, their rise to prominence has been a joy to behold.
Widely acclaimed as a dazzling live act, the Swedes reached a new peak of creativity on 2018’s hugely successful Helix: an album that pushed the band’s vision to new heights, breadths, and depths, while showcasing the brilliance of Elize and her co-vocalist, recent recruit Nils Molin.
Not just a glorious return but a wholesale upgrade for their exuberant sound, Manifest is simply the most daring, dynamic and unforgettable album that AMARANTHE have released to date. The perfect antidote to the nagging anxieties plaguing us all in these troubled times, it’s a Technicolor celebration of metal’s ageless power, blazing with all of life’s colors and chaos, but delivered with utmost artistry and skill.
In October and November of 2022, AMARANTHE will be on tour together with BEYOND THE BLACK. Since the tour had to be postponed, both bands can’t wait to hit the road again and spend unforgettable nights with their fans all around Europe! Furthermore, both BUTCHER BABIES and AD INFINITUM will join the tour as special guests.
See the list of dates below:
AMARANTHE & BEYOND THE BLACK
EUROPEAN CO-HEADLINE TOUR 2022
06.10.2022 | AT – Vienna, Arena
07.10.2022 | DE – Leipzig, Haus Auensee
08.10.2022 | DE – Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena
09.10.2022 | BE – Antwerp, Trix
11.10.2022 | UK – Manchester, O2 Ritz
12.10.2022 | UK – London, Forum Kentish Town
14.10.2022 | FR – Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
15.10.2022 | ES – Barcelona, Salamandra
16.10.2022 | ES – Madrid, Mon Live
18.10.2022 | FR – Bordeaux, Rock School Barbey
19.10.2022 | FR – Paris, Elysée Montmartre
21.10.2022 | DE – Berlin, Columbiahalle
22.10.2022 | DE – Offenbach, Stadthalle
23.10.2022 | CH – Zürich, X-Tra
25.10.2022 | IT – Milan, Live Club
26.10.2022 | CH – Lausanne, Metropole
28.10.2022 | DE – Geiselwind, Event Hall
29.10.2022 | CZ – Zlin, MOR Cafe
30.10.2022 | HU – Budapest, Barba Negra
31.10.2022 | DE – Munich, Zenith
02.11.2022 | PL – Warsaw, Progresja
04.11.2022 | DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
05.11.2022 | DE – Hamburg, Zeltphilharmonie
06.11.2022 | NL – Utrecht, Tivoli Ronda
08.11.2022 | DK – Copenhagen, Amager Bio
09.11.2022 | NO – Oslo, Sentrum Scene
11.11.2022 | SE – Gothenburg, Pustervik
12.11.2022 | SE – Stockholm, Klubben Fryshuset
The tickets remain valid for the new dates above. For refunds, please contact your ticket seller.
Elize Ryd | vocals
Olof Mörck | guitars, keyboards
Johan Andreassen | bass
Morten Løwe Sørensen | drums
Nils Molin | vocals