Past Dates

20.11.2016 SIMM City Wien [AT]
19.11.2016 Majestic Music Club Bratislava [SK]
17.11.2016 Live Club Milano [IT]
16.11.2016 Backstage Halle München [DE]
15.11.2016 Barba Negra Track Budapest [HU]
14.11.2016 Meet Factory Praha [CZ]
13.11.2016 Explosiv Graz [AT]
12.11.2016 Z7 Pratteln [CH]
10.11.2016 Madrid Arena Madrid [ES]
09.11.2016 Razzmatazz 2 Barcelona [ES]
08.11.2016 Santana 27 Bilbao [ES]
06.11.2016 Le Moulin Club Marseille [FR]
05.11.2016 Le Ninkasi Gerland Kao Lyon [FR]
03.11.2016 Le Petit Bain Paris [FR]
01.11.2016 Nachtleben Frankfurt am Main [DE]
30.10.2016 Music Hall Geiselwind [DE]
29.10.2016 Matrix Bochum [DE]
28.10.2016 Biebob Vosselaar [BE]
26.10.2016 Doornrosje Nijmengen [NL]
25.10.2016 Klubsen Hamburg [DE]
17.06.2016 Graspop Dessel [BE]
09.04.2015 Proxima Warsaw [PL]
08.04.2015 Fabryka Crakow [PL]
07.04.2015 Majestic Music Club Bratislava [SK]
05.04.2015 Club 202 Budapest [HU]
04.04.2015 Szene Vienna [AT]
03.04.2015 Explosiv Graz [AT]
02.04.2015 Live Club Milano [IT]
01.04.2015 Backstage Halle Münich [DE]
31.03.2015 Z 7 Pratteln [CH]
29.03.2015 Razzmatazz 2 Barcelona [ES]
28.03.2015 Copernico Madrid [ES]
27.03.2015 Rock Star Bilbao [ES]
25.03.2015 Le Marche Gare Lyon [FR]
24.03.2015 La Machine Paris [FR]
22.03.2015 The Marble Factory Bristol [UK]
21.03.2015 Rescue Rooms Nottingham [UK]
20.03.2015 Academy 3 Manchester [UK]
19.03.2015 ABC 2 Glasgow [UK]
18.03.2015 Warehouse 23 Wakefield [UK]
17.03.2015 O2 Academy Islington London [UK]
15.03.2015 Biebob Vosselar [BE]
14.03.2015 Zeche Bochum [DE]
13.03.2015 Grünspan Hamburg []
11.03.2015 Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg [DE]
10.03.2015 Doomroosje Nijmegen [NL]
12.04.2014 Le Forum Paris [FR]
11.04.2014 Rescue Rooms Nottingham [UK]
09.04.2014 Slade Rooms Wolverhamption [UK]
06.04.2014 RoFa Ludwigsburg [DE]
05.04.2014 02 Academy Islington London [UK]
04.04.2014 Lido Berlin [DE]
02.04.2014 Nova Chmelnice Prague [CZ]
01.04.2014 Club 202 Budapest [HU]
30.03.2014 Szene Vienna [AT]
29.03.2014 Backstage Munich [DE]
28.03.2014 Kaminwerk Memmingen [DE]
27.03.2014 Garage Bellinzona [CH]
26.03.2014 Live Club Milano [IT]
25.03.2014 Z7 Pratteln [CH]
23.03.2014 Salamandra Barcelona [ES]
22.03.2014 Arena Madrid [ES]
21.03.2014 Rock Star Bilbao [ES]
19.03.2014 Underground Cologne [DE]
18.03.2014 Zeche Bochum [DE]
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Modern metal sextet Amaranthe, who hail from Gothenburg, Sweden, which has been a hotbed of revered metallic exports that go on to find astounding global success, are back with their biggest and most thrilling artistic statement to date in the form of MASSIVE ADDICTIVE. The title is specifically stylized in all capitals letters and while that's considered "yelling" and rude when it's used in email etiquette, Amaranthe are proud of their latest opus and are letting it speak at the loudest volume.

MASSIVE ADDICTIVE is the band's third album for Spinefarm, following 2011's now-gold, self-titled release and 2013's Nexus, the latter of which landed at No. 1 on the U.S. iTunes Metal Chart, along with a homeland debut at No. 6. The video for the song Hunger from the self-titled release has racked up well over six-million online views and was named one of the 15 best videos of 2011 by Japanese TV show Rock City, ahead of clips by Linkin Park and Ozzy Osbourne, as Japan has widely opened its arms to Amaranthe, who have played the country's famed Loud Park event and will do so again in 2014. Amaranthe are able to stand out from the crowded Swedish metal pack due to the fact that they boast not one, not two, but three vocalists, with female singer Elize Ryd having been honored with the Rock 'n' Role Model Award at the 2014 Bandit Awards in Stockholm. While Amaranthe have made quite the splash on the back of previous work, the band is not satisfied with coasting on what it has done. Rather, Amaranthe look forward to the future, leading the charge with MASSIVE ADDICTIVE. MASSIVE ADDICTIVE was tracked at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with sound sorcerer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica etc.) at the helm. The cornerstone and the bedrock of the album is the divine duality of pulsating beats and melodic pop choruses, both of which are Amaranthe hallmarks.

Furthermore, the 12-song album is a flawlessly executed clinic of masterfully and carefully crafted European metal, boasting Olof Mörck's surgically precise riffs and soaring solos alongside Morten Løwe Sørensen's rhythmic thrust and Johan Andreassen's booming low-frequency assault. The aforementioned Ryd's vocals are as emotive and empowering as ever, filling the room, while Jake E's melodic vocal are an outpouring of power. New screamer Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson puts his stamp on the material, as well.
The sound is both massive and addictive, from the unforgettable, driving sounds of Drop Dead Cynical to the anthemic title track to the stadium-sized soar of "Digital World" to the emotionally haunting power semi-ballad True. MASSVIVE ADDICTIVE is an exercise in dynamics and is one that refuses to play by any sort of genre-specific, prescribed rules. The only rules in effect here are the ones set forth by Amaranthe.

We have lived and breathed this album every hour and every day the last year, and to know that this music is about to reach everyone's ears is beyond exciting,"

guitarist Mörck enthused about MASSIVE ADDICTIVE.

"Following the first leg of The Nexus World Tour, we sat down and agreed that we wanted the next album to be really fresh, new and even to raise a few eyebrows, all while retaining our signature sound."

he continued,

"MASSIVE ADDICTIVE is in every way that huge leap forward we wanted to achieve and the album definitely contain our strongest song writing to date. The press often asks us to 'describe the album with three words'; this time, the answer is simple - it's MASSIVE, it's ADDICTIVE, and most importantly, it's AMARANTHE!"

Also, the band has taken to updating their sound so now you'll hear contemporary influences never used before in Amaranthe's songs before, ranging from breakdowns to dubstep to voice studders to delays. MASSIVE. ADDICTIVE. AMARANTHE. That's really everything you could want and more from an Amaranthe record.


  • Elize Ryd - Vocals
  • Jake E. - Vocals
  • Henrik Wilhelmsson Englund - Screams
  • Olof Mörck - Guitar, Keys
  • Johan Andreassen - Bass
  • Morten Løwe Sørensen - Drums


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