Amaranthe were formed in 2008 in Sweeden, they have created Four albums and racked up 118 million YouTube views and half-a-billion song streams. Amaranthe have been number one on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart three times, and have gold and platinum albums and singles.
Their fifth album Helix is due out October 19 through Spinefarm Records / Caroline Australia and armed with new singer Nils Molin.
Twinmusix got to interview Olof Mörck from Amaranthe to find out about their upcoming album and more.
TM- What can fans expect from your new album?
OM- It is our resume of our entire career so far, on our last album we were trying to explore different genres of music and we went in a really heavy and in an electronic direction and for this album we wanted to bring back some of the heavier elements and technical aspects. I was really trying to encapsulate everything that defines us as a composers performers and a band in general.
TM- How do you feel your music has changed since your first started?
OM- If you listen to our first album all the way up to this one I think our musical journey has been a pretty clear one. We had an idea to begin with we had all the fundamental parts, and we tried to discover what this could really lead us to. This album today is a very natural development Point from where we started 10 years ago.
TM- What Instruments do you use on stage compared to in the studio?
OM- Helix guitar pedals, Angel Fireball
TM- If you could have any band play one of your songs which band, which song and in your style or theirs?
OM- Digital World done by Rammstein
TM- If you could have any band title as a biography title what would it be and why?
The very first song on the very first album leave everything behind and that's pretty much what we did.
TM- What's your favourite memory of being on tour?
OM- The first time I ever travelled abroad was when I was with my old band Dragon Land. I was in Japan in 2003 and then 7 or 8 years later we went there with Amaranthe and played a headline show with around 500 people and that was immensely exciting.
TM- What's your favourite memory of watching someone else play?
OM- I saw Metallica back in 92 in Gothenburg, I had no idea what to expect because the only thing I had seen before with a small acts it was in top shape touring off the black album it blew me away completely.
TM- That is Awesome! I was two years old at the time. I wish my parents would take me to a Metallica show at that age! Haha
TM- Anything else you want to announce to your fans?
OM- We really hope to come to Australia we haven't been there yet, Dragonland are on there a way for Japan.