AMARANTHE Injects Potent Protoplasmic Properties Into HELIX – The New Record Out October 19


AMARANTHE dropped, Maximalism in 2016 and gave fans a revamped version of the band with electrifying offerings like Maximize and Boomerang. But for newer fans in the US, the proof was in seeing this band perform as they  showcased the immense talent they possess, right in front of our faces. If you saw any show from this tour, you know what I’m talking about. “AMARANTHE is like an ABBA-like band on musical crack!” is what I said in reviewing Maximalism in advance of its release.

Now, with the release of Countdown the first single off HELIX shows that the band is on the verge of a global takeover as singer Elize Ryd ignites our tiny screens with an injection of protoplasmic markings from their musical DNA  and imprinting it into our own.

With their fifth album HELIX due out October 19 through Spinefarm Records and armed with new singer Nils Molin, the almighty AMARANTHE are taking another leap forward in their sonic evolution.

The band has dropped the video for the new single “Countdown.” Watch the video, directed by longtime collaborator Patric Ullaeus, below.

As the days and weeks are getting closer to the release of HELIX, what better way to illustrate our excitement and veritable impatience than by releasing our second single titled ‘Countdown’?,” asked AMARANTHE guitarist and composer Olof Mörck. “Drawing upon a darker theme and subject matter than your typical AMARANTHE song, the sonic landscape itself forms a perfect counterpoint to this more serious side of the band. The contrasts have perhaps never been stronger, the ambitions never higher, and confidence never more solid — AMARANTHE in 2018 in its purest, most distilled form is ‘Countdown.’

Four albums into their career, AMARANTHE have racked up north of 118 million YouTube views and half-a-billion song streams, have landed at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart three times, and possess a panoply of gold and platinum discs for albums and singles alike.

HELIX proves the band has refined its melodic sensibilities ever further while retaining a cutting-edge metal assault. The video and single for “Countdown” once again showcase the band’s unique musical sound and vision.

Fans can stream and download “Countdown here.

Elize Ryd — Vocals
Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson — Screams
Nils Molin — Vocals
Olof Mörck — Guitar, Keys
Johan Andreassen — Bass
Morten Løve Sørensen — Drums

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