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AMARANTHE’s ELIZE RYD: ‘There’s Nothing Strange About Being A Woman In Metal

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Sebastiano Mereu of From Hero To Zero recently conducted an interview with singer Elize Ryd of Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE. You can watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). Continue reading AMARANTHE’s ELIZE RYD: ‘There’s Nothing Strange About Being A Woman In Metal

AMARANTHE Wanted To Incorporate New Influences On ‘Maximalism’ Album

Metal Temple‘s Daniel Fox recently conducted an interview with singer Elize Ryd of Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). Continue reading AMARANTHE Wanted To Incorporate New Influences On ‘Maximalism’ Album

AMARANTHE: New Single ‘Drop Dead Cynical’ Available For Streaming

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Gothenburg, Sweden’s AMARANTHE, known for fusing melodic metal with elements of EDM, will release its third album, “Massive Addictive”, on October 21 via Spinefarm Records. The CD’s first single, “Drop Dead Cynical”, can now be streamed below.

“Massive Addictive” is true to its title. The band’s signature, larger-than-life sound, comprised of kinetic riffing, pulsating beats and celestial, melodic choruses, remains in tact, but the album finds AMARANTHE continuing to explore a range of dynamics and with a willingness to push themselves even further.

“Massive Addictive” was tracked at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA) at the helm.

The 12-song album is a flawlessly executed clinic of masterfully and carefully crafted European metal, boasting Olof Mörck‘s surgically precise riffs and soaring solos alongside Morten Løwe Sørensen‘s rhythmic thrust and Johan Andreassen‘s booming low-frequency assault. Elize Ryd‘s vocals are as emotive and empowering as ever, filling the room, while Jake E‘s melodic vocals are an outpouring of power. New screamer Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson puts his stamp on the material, as well.

The sound is both massive and addictive, from the unforgettable, driving sounds of “Drop Dead Cynical” to the anthemic title track to the stadium-sized soar of “Digital World” to the emotionally haunting power semi-ballad “True”. “Massvive Addictive” is an exercise in dynamics and is one that refuses to play by any sort of genre-specific, prescribed rules.

“We have lived and breathed this album every hour and every day the last year, and to know that this music is about to reach everyone’s ears is beyond exciting,” guitarist Mörck enthused about “Massive Addictive”. “Following the first leg of the ‘Nexus’ world tour, we sat down and agreed that we wanted the next album to be really fresh, new and even to raise a few eyebrows, all while retaining our signature sound.”

He continued, “‘Massive Addictive’ is in every way that huge leap forward we wanted to achieve and the album definitely contain our strongest song writing to date. The press often asks us to ‘describe the album with three words’; this time, the answer is simple — it’s MASSIVE, it’s ADDICTIVE, and most importantly, it’s AMARANTHE!”

“Massive Addictive” track listing:

01. Dynamite
02. Drop Dead Cynical
03. Trinity
04. Massive Addictive
05. Digital World
06. True
07. Unreal
08. Over and Done
09. Danger Zone
10. Skyline
11. An Ordinary Abnormality
12. Exhale

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AMARANTHE On REALITY CHECK TV: Interview, Performance Footage

Danny Shipman of Reality Check TV conducted an interview with Elize Ryd of Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE on July 30 at The Roxy in West Hollywood, California.The 37-minute report, which includes performance footage, can be seen below.

AMARANTHE’s sophomore album, “The Nexus”, sold around 1,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 12 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

AMARANTHE’s first U.S. headline tour kicked off on July 17 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City. Support on the trek came from KOBRA AND THE LOTUS. “The Nexus” was released on March 26 (one day earlier internationally) via Spinefarm. The cover artwork was created by Gustavo Sazes.

The album was once again recorded at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen. AMARANTHE’s self-titled debut album was released in Europe in April 2011 via Spinefarm Records.

Ryd has been filling the female singer spot on KAMELOT’s European, South and North American tours.

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Amaranthe Elize Ryd Interview

Elizr RydAmaranthe is a Swedish/Danish band that fuses melodic metal with pop melodies. Formed by Jake E (Dreamland, Dream Evil) and Olof Mörck (Dragonland, Nightrage), the project began taking shape, when singers Elize Ryd (toured with Kamelot) and Andreas Solvestrom (Cipher System, Within Y), signed on, as did drummer Morten Løwe Sørensen (The Cleansing, Koldborn, Mercenary). Bassist Johan Andreassen (Engel) joined after the photoshoot for the Leave Everything Behind demo but before the recording of the first album Amaranthe.

In May 2009, the band was forced to change their name from Avalanche due to legal issues. They later released their first demo, Leave Everything Behind.

The band’s debut album, Amaranthe’, charted in Sweden and Finland. The album features a combination of modern metalcore-style breakdowns, harsh screams and heavy guitar riffs with soaring clean vocals and synths reminiscent of power metal. The musical style of Amaranthe has been described as “a healthy dose of pop fused with a heavily metalcore-inspired melodic death metal sound”

The band announced on January 27, 2013, that their new album The Nexus will be released in March 2013, starting with Japan on March 13

Elize Ryd of Amaranthe Interview Originally Aired 3/2/13 on the Women of Metal Show by Jayson Shell on Mixcloud