After transporting us into a new dimension and lifting us up into a higher level of modern metal, AMARANTHE are ready to drag us deep down to hell: Forged in the burning fire of passion and heavy riffs, together with one of Finland’s most powerful voices, Noora Louhimo (BATTLE BEAST), AMARANTHE is going “Strong” today and release the second single of their upcoming album “Manifest”, out on October 2nd.
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“Devil and saint, martyr and sinner, betrayal and loyalty – ‘Strong’ essentially underlines the dualistic nature of what it means to be human. In an increasingly polarised world, we found it incredibly exciting to reach across the metal world, and find collaboration and unity with the phenomenal Noora Louhimo. Even if the world around you is on fire, and if you find yourself at a disadvantage, remember that there is always one part of you that will remain – ‘Strong’.”
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To celebrate that anthem, AMARANTHE announce a special Instagram live stream with Elize and Noora – all under the flag of “This Or That”. Water Or Wine? Chocolate Or Chips? Tune in on Elize’s or Noora’s official Instagram profile this Sunday, Aug 16th, 20.00 CEST and find out about these metal queens revealing their secrets.
“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