AMARANTHE, the cutting-edge Swedish pop-metal outfit with the triple-lead-vocal attack, will release its new album, “Maximalism”, on October 21 via Spinefarm Records.
The follow-up to 2014’s “Massive Addictive” is described in a press release as “a hyper-modern, metallic beast of a record” containing “12 new tracks that fully live up to the ‘bigger, bolder’ promise of the title.”
“Maximalism” was produced once again by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA, DELAIN) and mastered by Svante Forsback (RAMMSTEIN, APOCALYPTICA, DRAGONFORCE).
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, and “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.
Says AMARANTHE lead guitarist Olof Mörck: “‘Maximalism’ is our manifesto to the world!
“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!”
“Maximalism” track listing:
03. That Song
05. On The Rocks
09. Break Down And Cry
In support of “Maximalism”, AMARANTHE will embark on a headline European tour in October/November, with SONIC SYNDICATE and SMASH INTO PIECES guesting on all shows.
Tour dates include:
10 September Helsinki, Finland
21 September Osaka, Japan
23 September Nagoya, Japan
26&27 September Tokyo, Japan
30 September St. Perersburg, Russia
01 October Moscow, Russia
02 October Ekaterina, Russia
25 October Hamburg, Germany
26 October Nijmegn, Netherlands
28 October Vosselar, Belgium
29 October Bochum, Germany
30 October Geiselwind, Germany
01 November Frankfurt, Germany
03 November Paris, France
04 November TBA in France
05 November Lyon, France
06 November Marseille, France
08 November Bilbao, Spain
09 November Barcelona, Spain
10 November Madrid, Spain
12 November Pratteln, Switzerland
13 November Gras, Austria
14 November Prague, Czech Republic
15 November Budapest, Hungary
16 November München, Germany
17 November Milan, Italy
19 November Bratislava, Slovakia
20 November Vienna, Austria
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