In these difficult times we’re all in need of uplifting, in need of escape from the four walls we’ve been locked up in – to be transported into a new dimension. With today’s triumphant return of AMARANTHE our calls are answered! The Swedish modern metal force are proud to announce their new album “Manifest”. With this new album, AMARANTHE set their mark with a vibrant, epic masterpiece to be released on October 2nd, via Nuclear Blast.
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“‘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!”
Together with this groundbreaking news, the band will share some impressive visuals accompanying the first single ‘Viral’ – celebrating the beginning of a new era with a breathtaking music video that will premiere tonight at 20.00 CEST, on the Nuclear Blast Youtube channel.
Set yourself a reminder, tune in and join the chat with AMARANTHE during and after the premiere:
“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!'”
With their new track, AMARANTHE are also on the current cover of the “Heavy Metal Queens” and “New Metal Tracks” Spotify playlist. Check them out:
The tracklist of “Manifest” reads as follows:
2. Make It Better
3. Scream My Name
6. Strong (feat. Noora Louhimo)
7. The Game
11. Wake Up And Die
12. Do Or Die
13. 82nd All The Way
14. Do Or Die (feat. Angela Gossow)
15. Adrenalina (Acoustic)
16. Crystalline (Orchestral)
“Manifest” will be available as CD, media book with four bonus tracks, media book bundle with patch (limited to 250 units, mailorder exclusive), Gold Vinyl (limited to 300 units, mailorder + wholesale exclusive), Blue/Black Marbled Vinyl (limited to 300 units, EMP exclusive), Cyan Vinyl (NB USA exclusive) as well as six individual band member Vinyls (limited to 150 units each, worldwide bandshop exclusive).
Each vinyl color was personally selected by the single band members and is a bold statement for which value is the most important to them: Creativity, independence, prudence, cleverness, single-mindeddess and composure. All together, these values are the foundation to overcome obstacles and face difficult and uncertain situations. To symbolize that, every vinyl comes with a “hero card” corresponding with the band member and their personally picked value. When all six cards are united, they form the album cover for “Manifest”. The colours include:
Red w/ Gold Splatter (Olof)
Clear w/ Red Splatter (Elize)
Green w/ Black Splatter (GG6)
White w/ Blue Splatter (Nils)
Pink w/ Green Splatter (Johan)
Orange w/ Black Splatter (Morten)
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 have 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-vocalists, Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson and 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 colours and chaos, but delivered with utmost artistry and skill.
Elize Ryd | vocals
Olof Mörck | guitars, keyboards
Henrik “GG6” Englund Wilhelmsson | vocals
Johan Andreassen | bass
Morten Løwe Sørensen | drums
Nils Molin | vocals