AMARANTHE (formerly AVALANCHE) — the new project featuring Olof Mörck (NIGHTRAGE, DRAGONLAND), Jake E (ex-DREAM EVIL, DREAMLAND), Andy Solveström (WITHIN Y, EVILDOER, CIPHER SYSTEM), Morten Lowe Sorensen (THE ARCANE ORDER, SUBMISSION) and Johan Andreassen (ex-ENGEL) — will release its self-titled debut album in the U.K. on April 13 via Spinefarm Records. A single, "Hunger", will precede the full-length effort, with an accompanying video directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE, KAMELOT). The CD was recorded at Hansen Studio in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, MERCENARY, NIGHTRAGE).
Mörck previously stated about the "Hunger" video, "We are very exicted about working with Patric Ullaeus, as we've all been fans of his work for quite some time!
"Our concept for the video is quite cinematic and action oriented; we're going to try to capture all the energy in AMARANTHE's music in the visuals — expect explosions, fast vehicles and grand locales!"
Johan Carlén conducted an interview with AMARANTHE when the band played a hometown concert in Gothenburg, Sweden on January 6, 2011. You can now watch the chat below.
AMARANTHE vocalist Elize Ryd has been selected to fill the female singer spot on KAMELOT's upcoming European and South American tours.
Elize previously performed with KAMELOT on last year's "Summer Pandemonium Tour" and the band's European trek in April/May 2010.
Mörck previously stated about the band: "AMARANTHE has for long been an idea between me and Jake E to break out of the mold of our past projects and create something new and fresh entirely and to give room for ideas not appropriate for the other acts and projects we are part of. The result is an onslaught of soaring melodies, heavy riffing and guttural screams from the netherworld, a result of having three singers in the band; Jake E on clean vocals, cabaret virtuoso Elize on female vocals and Andy on screams. The result is a quite distinct sound, especially combined with the music itself that draws upon influences from a varied spectrum of genres, all to create a thrilling experience for the listener."
* Olof Mörck (NIGHTRAGE, DRAGONLAND) - Guitar, Keyboards
* Jake E (ex-DREAM EVIL, DREAMLAND) - Clean Vocals
* Andy Solveström (WITHIN Y, EVILDOER, CIPHER SYSTEM) - Screams
* Morten Lowe Sorensen (THE ARCANE ORDER, SUBMISSION) - Drums
* Johan Andreassen (ex-ENGEL) - Bass
* Elize Ryd - Female Vocals
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/amaranthemetal.