Swedish modern metal force AMARANTHE recently released its new album “Manifest”, via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the disc’s fifth single, “BOOM!1”, can be seen below.
AMARANTHE comments: “In a time when everyone seems to have an opinion about absolutely everything our very own motormouth, GG6, reserves his right to help himself to a small arsenal of explosives topped off with a ton or two of dynamite, and watch your opinion go ‘BOOM!1′! Discussions on elections, pandemics and riots has led to increased polarization in today’s society, but our Growl God simply prefers it all at 1000°F. A full-on onslaught of detuned metal with some of the fastest growls to grace today’s scene, ‘BOOM!1’ acts as a sequel to 2018’s ‘GG6’, and it raises the bar on every level — with a video presented in a Tarantino-esque style, sure to be just as entertaining as the song itself! So serve yourself a cold glass of Napalm, and watch your world go ‘BOOM!1’!”
“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”.
- Make It Better
- Scream My Name
- Strong (feat. Noora Louhimo)
- The Game
- Wake Up And Die
- Do Or Die
- 82nd All The Way
- Do Or Die (feat. Angela Gossow)
- Adrenalina (Acoustic)
- Crystalline (Orchestral)
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 Olof Mörck 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, Keyboard
- Henrik “GG6” Englund Wilhelmsson / Vocals
- Johan Andreassen / Bass
- Morten Løwe Sørensen / Drums
- Nils Molin / Vocals