Montag, 20. Jänner 2020
Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn
Einlass: 19 Uhr // Beginn: 20 Uhr
Amaranthe • 20. Jänner 2020 • Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn
Elize Ryd - Vocals | Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson – Screams | Nils Molin – Vocals | Olof Mörck - Guitar, Keys | Johan Andreassen – Bass | Morten Løwe Sørensen - Drums
MASSIVE. MODERN. METAL! These are the voyages of the visionary band AMARANTHE. Their ultimate mission: to explore the opaque realms between extreme metal and electronic tunes, to pioneer the invention of new approaches of joining two traditionally contradicting musical worlds, to boldly go where no metal band has gone before.
Evolution requires visionaries. One of the biggest bangs of the modern metal universe happened in the fall of 2008.
It was the Finland-based label Spinefarm Records that took the proverbial cake. In April 2011 the band released their eponymous debut album to worldwide acclaim, charting high in Sweden and Finland. Right off the bat tapping the vein of the digital music revolution, AMARANTHE was the 84th most played album on Spotify in the whole world, all genres included. After 92 live shows in support of the eponymous debut, AMARANTHE returned to their creative home, Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark where the magic of the debut album was originally bottled.
With THE NEXUS album, released in March 2013, and its life cycle everything went up another notch: the album featured more of melodic / edgier metal, and even more brazenly techno-influenced hard rock. The release was followed by a longer tour, more and higher chart entries including a #12 position on the US Billboard Heatseekers chart. The band’s career was now officially on an ever-upward trajectory.
Wasting no time, the band returned to Ribe to concoct another potion of power. Consequently, in October 2014 Spinefarm released the 3rd AMARANTHE outing, MASSIVE ADDICTIVE. Another step of progress both musically and commercially, the album charted in six countries, most notably claiming the band’s 1st pole position on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. The album also yielded AMARANTHE’s first major single hit with “Drop Dead Cynical”, which stayed several weeks at the top of USA's premier rock station, Sirius XM Octane, and had massive airplay all around the world.