Saturday, 25 October 2014

New Release: Amaranthe - Massive Addictive

Swedish melodic pop metal band Amaranthe released their third album, Massive Addictive, this month. Formed in 2008, Amaranthe released their self titled debut in 2011 and the hugely successful The Nexus in 2013.

Amaranthe is made up of Jake E and Elize on vocals, Olof on guitars and keys, Morten on drums and Johan on bass.  In October 2013, harsh vocalist Solveström left the band and was replaced by Henrik Englund.

Guitarist Mörck said of the album:
"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. 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. 
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!"
The new album is made up of 12 tracks:

  1. Dynamite
  2. Drop Dead Cynical
  3. Trinity
  4. Massive Addictive
  5. Digital World
  6. True
  7. Unreal
  8. Over and Done
  9. Danger Zone
  10. Skyline
  11. An Ordinary Abnormality
  12. Exhale

They recently released the first official track and video from the album which is the incredibly catchy Drop Dead Cynical:

You can grab a copy of the album from here.

The band also recently announced a few UK dates for next year:

March 17th O2 Academy Islington, London
March 19th ABC2, Glasgow
March 20th Academy 3/Club Academy, Manchester
March 21st Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
March 22nd The Marble Factory', Bristol

Sheffield, yet again missing from another bands UK tour dates - who isn't booking bands in my beautiful city thats what I want to know!!

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Originally posted by Emma Sheridan on Femetalism.