Today, Swedish power metal band AMARANTHE released the second single for “Strong” off of their forthcoming new album. The album, Manifest is due out on October 2nd on Nuclear Blast Records. Check out the new single, which features Noora Louhimo of Battle Beast in a duet with Elize Ryd down below.
From The Press Release
After transporting us into a new dimension and lifting us up into a higher level of modern metal, AMARANTHE is ready to drag us deep down to hell: Forged in the burning fire of passion and heavy riffs, together with one of Finland’s most powerful voices, Noora Louhimo (BATTLE BEAST), AMARANTHE is going “Strong” today and release the second single off their upcoming album Manifest, out on October 2nd. Check out the video here:
“Devil and saint, martyr and sinner, betrayal and loyalty – ‘Strong‘ essentially underlines the dualistic nature of what it means to be human. In an increasingly polarised world, we found it incredibly exciting to reach across the metal world, and find collaboration and unity with the phenomenal Noora Louhimo. Even if the world around you is on fire, and if you find yourself at a disadvantage, remember that there is always one part of you that will remain – ‘Strong‘.”
Pre-order Manifest here: http://www.nuclearblast.com/amaranthe-manifest
Pre-save it for your DSPs here: http://nblast.de/AmarantheManifestPre
To celebrate that anthem, AMARANTHE announces a special Instagram live stream with Elize and Noora – all under the flag of “This Or That”. Water Or Wine? Chocolate Or Chips? Tune in on Elize’s or Noora’s official Instagram profile this Sunday, Aug 16th, 11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern and find out about these metal queens revealing their secrets.
Listen to “Strong” and other new tracks in the NB New Releases Playlists:
http://nblast.de/SpotifyNewReleases / http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNewReleases
The tracklist of Manifest reads as follows:
2. Make It Better
3. Scream My Name
6. Strong (feat. Noora Louhimo)
7. The Game
11. Wake Up And Die
12. Do Or Die
13. 82nd All The Way
14. Do Or Die (feat. Angela Gossow)
15. Adrenalina (Acoustic)
16. Crystalline (Orchestral)
Manifest is available in the following formats:
- Media Book With Four Bonus Tracks
- Media Book Bundle With Patch (Limited to 250 units)
- Gold Vinyl (Limited to 300 units)
- Blue/Black Marbled Vinyl (Limited to 300 units)
- Cyan Vinyl (Limited to 1000 units)
- Band Exclusive Vinyl (Limited to 150 units per color)
- Red w/ Gold Splatter | Olof
- Clear w/ Red Splatter | Elize
- Green w/ Black Splatter | GG6
- White w/ Blue Splatter | Nils
- Pink w/ Green Splatter | Johan
- Orange w/ Black Splatter | Morten
Each band exclusive vinyl color was personally selected by the single band members and is a bold statement for which value is the most important to them: Creativity, independence, prudence, cleverness, single-mindedness, and composure. Altogether, these values are the foundation to overcome obstacles and face difficult and uncertain situations. To symbolize that, every vinyl comes with a 5×7 “hero card” corresponding with the band member and their personally picked value. When all six cards are united, they form the album cover for “Manifest”.
AMARANTHE have spent the last decade establishing themselves as a formidable, positive and fervently melodic force for metallic good. From their explosive self-titled debut in 2011 to the more sophisticated, streamlined likes of 2014’s Massive Addictive and its immaculate follow-up Maximalism (2016), AMARANTHE has masterfully blurred the lines between melodic metal, crushing brutality, cinematic sweep, and futuristic sparkle. Led by the endlessly ingenious songwriting of guitarist OlofMörck and powerhouse vocalist Elize Ryd, their rise to prominence has been a joy to behold.
Widely acclaimed as a dazzling live act, the Swedes reached a new peak of creativity on 2018’s hugely successful Helix: an album that pushed the band’s vision to new heights, breadths and depths, while showcasing the brilliance of Elize and her co-vocalists, Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson and recent recruit Nils Molin.
Not just a glorious return but a wholesale upgrade for their exuberant sound, Manifest is simply the most daring, dynamic, and unforgettable album that AMARANTHE have released to date. The perfect antidote to the nagging anxieties plaguing us all in these troubled times, it’s a technicolor celebration of metal’s ageless power, blazing with all of life’s colors and chaos, but delivered with utmost artistry and skill.
Elize Ryd | vocals
Olof Mörck | guitars, keyboards
Henrik “GG6” Englund Wilhelmsson | vocals
Johan Andreassen | bass
Morten Løwe Sørensen | drums
Nils Molin | vocals