Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Amaranthe to release new album

Fast-rising modern metal sextet AMARANTHE will release their sophomore album, The Nexus,internationally on March 25th and in the United States on March 26th via Spinefarm Records.

Produced by Jacob Hansen (whose credits include Volbeat,Dreamshade & Ginger Wildheart, and who worked on AMARANTHE’s 2011 self-titled debut), The Nexus sees the Swedish/Danish outfit further honing a musical style that blends cutting-edge melodic metal with soaring pop melodies, topped off by a unique three-vocal attack.

Saysguitarist and band co-founder Olof Morck, “The moment has come to let loose The Nexus on an unsuspecting world! This time we went all the way with our futuristic dream-nightmare - a no-compromise vision steeped in deep contrast between the mechanically ultra-heavy and shimmering serene melody. The Nexus is everythingwe dreamed about doing with our debut album; we laboured to make this offering as diverse as it is direct and catchy… and remember, no-onecan be told what The Nexus is – you have to hear it for yourself!”

A new single/video – title track, The Nexus – became available from all usual outlets/platforms on January 25th. The clip has been directed by Patric Ullaeus,who has worked with names such as In Flames, Arch Enemy and Dimmu Borgir; he was also responsible for AMARANTHE video for ‘The Hunger’, the lead single from the band’s highly successful debut, now at a whopping 3.5 millionYouTube views (and counting).

Olofalso states, “We wanted the new video to have a decidedly cinematic feel, in the vein of a Hollywood action movie, with a slightly darker angle than our previous promos. We wanted lots of extras & explosive action scenes, and we knew that Patric was just the man for the job!"

UK headline dates are currently being lined up for early spring, the band’s fifth visit to UK, and the details of all confirmed shows can be found at: www.amaranthe.se

AMARANTHE are: Andy– vocals, Jake E – vocals, Elize– vocals, Olof Mörck– guitars & keys, Morten Løwe Sørensen – drums, Johan Andreassen – bass.

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