AMARANTHE - Fan-Filmed Video From Maximalism Release Party Acoustic Set Posted
October 10, 2016, 3 years ago
Swedish pop metal outfit Amaranthe are gearing up for the release of their new album Maximalism. The record is due out via Spinefarm Records on October 21st. On October 7th the band held a release party at the Hard Rock Café in Stockholm featuring vocalist Elize Ryd and guitarist Olof Mörck performing an acoustic set. Check out the fan-filmed video below.
Maximalism is a hyper-modern, metallic beast. It's the band's fourth record since first joining forces back in 2008; produced once again by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica, Delain) and mastered by Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Apocalyptica, Dragonforce), it sees the Swedish/Danish sextet delivering 12 new tracks that fully live up to the "bigger, bolder" promise of the title. Maximalism is the follow-up to 2014's breakthrough Massive Addictive.
Refusing to be pinned down by genre or convention, Amaranthe have consistently pursued the less-travelled path, blending different sounds and styles to create a signature hybrid approach. Maximalism sees their collective wide-angle vision laid out with greater skill and conviction than ever before.
From the locomotive power of "Faster" and "Fury" through to the more measured drama of "Limitless" and "Endlessly”, (a solo tour-de-force for singer Elize Ryd), this is Amaranthe ramping up both the energy and the emotion, and generally pushing everything To The Max…
"Maximalism is our manifesto to the world," said lead guitarist Olof Morck. "We are genuinely thrilled with the new material, definitely our most diverse collection to date; our trademark 'bleeding edge' modern metal remains intact, of course, but fused with an even broader range of genres than before. There's everything here including stadium rock, innovative pop and danceable super-hits. Expect these tunes to enter your mind on a permanent basis!"
“On The Rocks”
“Break Down And Cry”
In support of Maximalism, Amaranthe embark on a headline European tour in October/November with Sonic Syndicate and Smash Into Pieces guesting on all shows. US and UK tour dates will be revealed shortly.
25 - Hamburg, Germany - Klubsen
26 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doornrosje
28 - Vosselar, Belgium - Biebob
29 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
30 - Geiselwind, Germany - Music Hall
1 - Frankfurt, Germany - Nachtleben (acoustic)
3 - Paris, France - Le Petit Bain
5 - Lyon, France - Le Ninkasi Kao
6 - Marseille, France - Le Moulin Club
8 - Bilbao, Spain - Santana 27
9 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz
10 - Madrid, Spain - Arena
12 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
13 - Graz, Austria - Explosiv
14 - Prague, Czech Republic - Meet Factory
15 - Budapest, Hungary - Barba Negra
16 - München, Germany - Backstage
17 - Milano, Italy - Milan Live Club
19 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Majestic Music Club
20 - Vienna, Austria - Simm City