Artist: Amaranthe Title: “That Song” (Single) Label: Spinefarm Records Release Date: 9/21/2016 Genre: Melodic Hard Rock Rating: 2.5/5
As someone who’s been listening to Amaranthe for a few years now (since the self-titled debut of 2011 as a matter of fact) I feel that I might be a little critical at times about what I like and what I don’t when it comes to the band. With that being said I should not dance around the notion that this new track “That Song” doesn’t fully appeal to me as its far too commercial for my liking and while I fully understand that bands change their sound to meet the audiences interest, I think the larger fan base for a band like Amaranthe leans to the heavier more Power Metal side that they have shown some skill at. Sure Elize sounds great as does Jake but I have heard much better from them. The chorus sounds like it might work out best in the live sense so I am leaving my opinion at the halfway mark because over the years I have found myself loving the live version far more than the original studio effort. Case in point comes from the legendary KISS and Cheap Trick whose “Rock And Roll All Nite” and “I Want You To Want Me” are superior versions when done live. Let’s see how this one pans out. According to the band the song entails “Describing the strife and hardships that follow with trying to pursue your dreams, ‘That Song’ embodies the turning point in your life when your direction becomes clear” – okay I’ll be open to that. Continue reading “That Song” (Single) by Amaranthe→
Are you folks up on the band Amaranthe yet? If not you should be because they have been delivering some really awesome Metal sounds and we’ve been lucky enough to have them visiting the states on three separate occasions already while a fourth visit to NYC is only a couple of days away if you live in the Big Metal Apple like I do. The band is continuing their “Massive Addictive” tour with a headlining run and there is also a new CD of B-sides and rarities to enjoy. The other day the band released their latest video entitled “True” and I’ve embedded it for you below. The video is directed by Patric Ullaeuas.
Back in May I lined out the touring plans for Amaranthe who were also heading our way with Kobra and The Lotus in tow. You can check out that full item by clicking on THIS LINK. The reason for this post is to make sure that you are all aware of the additional dates that I just received in a press release yesterday. Since this came more than a month after the first one I decided to do a new post with the referral. You can have the poster again though and a band photo since we love our readers.
The Tour Dates:
7/17 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
7/18 – West Chester, PA @ The Note
7/19 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
7/20 – Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
7/22 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
7/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
7/25 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
7/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
7/29 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
7/30 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Continue reading Additional Dates For Amaranthe’s “North American Nexus Tour” Are Here→
Having been a listener to the talented Amaranthe since their debut album, it’s great to find them coming over to our shores for a headlining run and bringing another band that has been piquing my interest with Kobra and The Lotus. Check out the full press release and dates down below. I’ll come back at the close.
The Press Release:
After years in waiting, and a short prelude in the form of their 2012 PROGPOWER USA appearance, Swedish/Danish modern metal sextet AMARANTHE are now very excited to announce their very first U.S. headline tour, starting on July 17th in New York City at the Gramercy Theatre! The tour hits several major U.S. cities and more dates are scheduled to be added soon. Support will come from Kobra And The Lotus. Stay tuned to the official AMARANTHE site www.amaranthe.se and the official band Facebook page for updates.
In a statement, the band says, “AMARANTHE are now extremely proud and very excited to announce our very first USA headline tour! After a fantastically successful The Nexus World Tour in Europe and one in Asia, consisting of almost 50 shows, it is now time to bring this monster to the U.S.! The fans across the Atlantic have been very supportive since AMARANTHE’s early demo days, and it has long been a dream for us to properly perform there. The trek will go from east to west, and more than the initially released dates will announced shortly! Support will come from KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, a great up and coming Canadian heavy metal act, and more bands will open for this core package. See all of you American fans in July!” Continue reading Metal Sextet Amaranthe Announces 2013 North American Headline Tour→