This week’s AMPED Artist Of The Week is Swedish/Danish power/melodic death metal band, Amaranthe. The official clip to the band’s latest single, ‘Drop Dead Cynical’ can be viewed below.
2014 has been a huge year for Amaranthe. As well as recruiting new screamer, Henrik Englund Wilhelmssone and embarking on successful tours with the likes of Within Temptation, the group has recorded and released their third album, ‘Massive Addictive.’ The album has already proven to be the band’s most successful to date, after selling nearly 3,400 units and reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseeker’s Chart. Its single, ‘Drop Dead Cynical’ was also added to SiriusXM’s Octane channel. Additionally, ‘Massive Addictive’ saw Amaranthe hit the national charts in Germany, Belgium and Switzerland, all for the first time.
All Axess recently caught up with Amaranthe vocalist Jake E to discuss the band’s new album and sound as well as to find out their biggest influences and when they plan to return to the states. You can check out that interview here.
Amaranthe official bio:
Amaranthe is a Swedish/Danish power/melodic death metal band that originates from Sweden and Denmark. Formed by Jake E. and Olof Morck, the project began taking shape when singers Elize Ryd and Andy Solvestrom signed on, as did drummer Morten Lowe. In April 2011 their debut album “Amaranthe” was released to worldwide acclaim, charting high in Sweden and Finland, and was the 84th most played album on Spotify in the whole world, all genres!
In Spring of 2011 they did a full on European tour with Kamelot and Evergrey, and now they set their sights on the world!
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