NIGHTRAGE frontman Antony Hämäläinen will fill in for AMARANTHE's Andy Solveström at the ProgPower USA XIII festival, set to take place September 12-15 at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia.
Commented AMARANTHE: "It is with great regret that we have to inform you that Andy will not be part of our debut show in the U.S. Andy has recently become a father, and needs the time to dedicate himself to his family — but don't worry, he will be back in the shows that follow! To fill his shoes, we are happy to say that Antony Hämäläinen will temporarily fill Andy's huge screamer shoes! Antony has for years shared the stage with [AMARANTHE guitarist] Olof [Mörck], and is also a longtime friend of the band, which ensures as seamless of a replacement as possible."
AMARANTHE will enter the studio on September 24 to begin recording its sophomore album for an early 2013 release. The follow-up to last year's "Amaranthe" will once again be recorded at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen.
The band's debut CD was released in Europe in April 2011 via Spinefarm Records.
AMARANTHE vocalist Elize Ryd has been filling the female singer spot on KAMELOT's European, South and North American tours.
* 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