Amaranthe to release digital-only B-sides compilation

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Swedish metal band Amaranthe are to release a b-sides compilation.

Breaking Point – B-sides 2011-2015 will be released on the 30th of October via Spinefarm and is set to feature 8 tracks.

“As some of you know, Amaranthe has recorded quite a few b-sides and bonus tracks throughout the years,” guitarist Olof said. “We’ve always tried to keep the quality high, as something extra for our fans, but until now a lot of these tracks have been hard-to-find rarities, and quite spread out. We are now very excited to release a collection of some of the best b-sides and bonuses: Breaking Point: B-Sides 2011-2015. It focuses on some of the best acoustic renditions of fan favorites as well as a couple of originals from the early days! Enjoy this rare and different side of Amaranthe!”

The track list for Breaking Point – B-sides 2011-2015 is:

Amaranthe b-side comp cover01. “Hunger” (Acoustic)
02. “Afterlife” (Acoustic)
03. “Amaranthine” (Acoustic)
04. “Burn With Me” (Acoustic)
05. “Trinity” (Acoustic )
06. “True” (Acoustic)
07. “Breaking Point”
08. “Splinter In My Soul”

Additionally, Amaranthe will release a new video for the song “True,” which features on 2014 album Massive Addictive and is acoustically rendered on the B-sides release.

“With the high-octane energy of singles/videos ‘Digital World’ and ‘Drop Dead Cynical,’ we wanted a slightly more mellow third single,” Olof explained. “The choice fell upon ‘True,’ which provides a great contrast with its hopeful yet melancholy lyrics and style. To match this with the perfect video, we once again turned to mastermind Patric Ullaeus, and the result is an inspiring and engaging take on how your dreams and visions don’t always turn out the way you planned. But instead, there might be something greater than you hoped for down the line, as long as your heart stays true.”

You can watch Amaranthe’s video for their Massive Addictive track “Digital World” below:

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WATCH as Amaranthe get to grips with the Digital World in new video

Amaranthe - May 2015

Swedish metal/EDM crossover artists Amaranthe have released a video for their track “Digital World.”

It follows the release of first single “Drop Dead Cynical“, both of which feature on the band’s latest album Massive Addictive, released last October via Spinefarm Records.

Says Amaranthe vocalist Jake E: “‘Digital World’ follows the overwhelmingly successful ‘Drop Dead Cynical,’ which charted high on radio and single charts all over the world, to our massive excitement! It has even been a staple song for the Detroit Red Wings NHL games! Now we’re back with what is probably our best and most well-produced video to date, and most importantly, a song that is already a fan (and band) favourite.”

Check out the video for “Digital World” below:

Amaranthe are currently on tour in the US with labelmates Santa Cruz.

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Amaranthe announce 5 date UK tour for 2015

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Swedish metal band Amaranthe have announced a 5 date UK tour for March 2015.

The band are out on the road supporting the release of their third studio album, Massive Addictive.

The new album and live shows will be the band’s first with new co-vocalist Henrik ‘Scarpoint’ Englund.

Amaranthe will play:

Mar 17th: London O2 Academy
Mar 19th: Glasgow ABC2
Mar 20th: Manchester Club Academy
Mar 21th: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Mar 22th: Bristol Marble Factory

You can watch the band’s official video for new track “Drop Dead Cynical” below:

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New music releases, 20th October 2014

Here are the new and notable music releases for this week, 20th October 2014:

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5: The Gray Chapter, Slipknot

A Forest Of Fey , Gandalf’s Fist
Start Together (Box Set), Sleater-Kinney
Melody Road, Neil Diamond
Aquostic, Status Quo
Phantom Radio, Mark Lanegan
Irish Tour ’74 (Box Set), Rory Gallagher
Kings & Queens of the Underground, Billy Idol
Soused, Scott Walker and Sunn O)))
Primus & The Chocolate Factory, Primus (with the Fungi Ensemble)
Ypres, Tindersticks
Massive Addictive, Amaranthe
Painkiller, Little Big Town
Hold It In, Melvins
The Best Day, Thurston Moore
Starless (Box Set), King Crimson
Lugal Ki En, Ring of Saturn
Earth Suck, Oozing Wound
Heavy Lies The Crown, Army Of The Pharaohs
Cabinet Of Curiosities, The Pop Group
IX, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
Sounds of a Playground Fading (w. extra tracks), In Flames

You can buy all of the above – and many more! – from the Skin Back Alley Music Store, powered by Amazon.

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Watch! Amaranthe release video for Drop Dead Cynical

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Following their streaming of the track a couple of weeks ago, Amaranthe have released a video for their song “Drop Dead Cynical.”

Taken from their new album, Massive Addictive, you can watch the video below. The album is the band’s third and will be released via Spinefarm Records on the 21st of October.

Guitarist Olof Morck said of the video: “We can now finally unleash the Drop Dead Cynical video. It is energetic, bombastic and explosive – just like you have come to expect from Amaranthe’s videos.”

“You are in for a visual treat – more than 15 MMA fighters, cheerleaders and enough flames to light the heavens on fire. Get ready to be entertained.”

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