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Sweden’s hottest metal export is just finishing their European arena tour with SABATON and are ready to present a very special Valentine’s Day gift: AMARANTHE spice up the day with a brand-new song featuring Angela Gossow, the former singer of ARCH ENEMY!
"Do Or Die" shows AMARANTHE’s heavier side and comes with a dystopian horror video filmed in Spain, featuring Fardou Keuning's stunning creatures.
Angela Gossow about the breathtaking collaboration sincerely spicing up your Valentine's Day: "It was thrilling to join AMARANTHE for a more extreme track and shooting a cutting edge video for it! This is no cozy studio performance, but real ice cold winds, sewages, cadavers and pouring rain - the reality we live in, the devastating legacy we leave to our future generations. Time to wake up, turn - and bang - some heads! Watch out for these guys and killer lady, they are going to crush you this year with a new album and some heavy touring!!!"
Guitarist Olof Mörck states, "While AMARANTHE'smusic is often uplifting, energetic and positive, sooner or later everyone needs to deal with the obvious fact that the world is literally crumbling around us - and it is crumbling fast, thanks to the short sighted abuse of our common Mother Earth! We talked to legendary Angela Gossow of ARCH ENEMY fame to do an entire package of a video and a song, outside of any normal album cycle, and let our different perspectives on metal collide in a massive explosion; and it resulted in Do or Die! Together with Overbeck Media who shot the video, we delivered something really quite special, and Angela brings in a fresh strength to the trademark AMARANTHE sound that is sure to resound all across the metal world! Death and Fire!!!"
Purchase or stream the digital single here Listen to 'Do Or Die' and other new tracks in the NB New Releases Playlists here
With their foundations tracing back to 2008, the group has released 5 albums since then (2011's »Amaranthe,« 2013's »The Nexus,« 2014's »Massive Addictive,« 2016's »Maximalism,« and 2018's »Helix«), consistently delivering hauntingly catchy tunes led by their unique three-part vocals. Within their arsenal of hit singles - with 'Drop Dead Cynical' leading right at the front - a myriad tracks have been received very well via press and fans alike; having also gained countless plays on both radio stations around the globe and across streaming services (the group's songs have been streamed close to a billion times on Spotify). A string of support tours have blazed AMARANTHE's trail in front of huge crowds as well as at their own headline concerts (the group impressively once performed in front of 10,000 fans at Liseberg, Gothenburg). They have kept working incredibly hard over the years, the latest product of which culminated in the form of »Helix,« which achieved them some of their highest chart positions in the band's history (Switzerland #21, Germany #29 etc.).