Amaranthe will release its fifth album, “Helix,” on Oct. 19 through Spinefarm Records. It will be the Swedish band’s first release with male clean vocalist Nils Molin, replacing Jake E., who made his departure permanent in 2017. The video for the album’s first single, “365,” can be seen below.
“And so the time is finally NOW! We have been itching to release this monster of a track. ‘365’ represents the Amaranthe sound in every conceivable way,” said guitarist Olof Mörck. “The foundation is the heaviest and most down-tuned soundscape we have produced to date, from the bone-crunching guitars and drums, all the way to the juggernaut keyboards kicking off the song. The ‘365’ video was shot with Patric Ulleaus to perfectly counterpoint the take-no-prisoners approach of the song, undeniably demonstrating the unity and chemistry of the Amaranthe lineup.”
“The ‘Helix’ album itself is a statement, a declaration and an assertion that we are here to stay, and that the songwriting and musicianship has been honed and maximized to the highest level yet on an Amaranthe record,”Mörck continued. “The process of composing this album with Elize (Ryd) was as inspiring as it was smooth, and from a composer’s and arranger’s perspective, a dream collaboration. The time is nigh, the die is cast, and all the stars are right: the Helix will steamroll across the globe, and in its wake, the touring machine that is Amaranthe will conquer all!”
Vocalist Elize Ryd said, “‘Helix’ describes the concept of how the past forms us and how life makes us become. No excuses, no regrets. We express the challenges and the uplifting moments in time, and all that in between with the sounds that we love. We want to dedicate this album to all the fighters and friends out there.”
“Helix” track listing:
In support of the new album, Amaranthe will embark on a European tour with Powerwolf in October and November. All tour dates can be seen here.
Elize Ryd — vocals
Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson — screams
Nils Molin — vocals
Olof Mörck — guitar, keys
Johan Andreassen — bass
Morten Løve Sørensen — drums