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Amaranthe announce UK tour | FESTIVALPHOTO

Amaranthe announce UK tour

Modern metal sextet, AMARANTHE, have announced an extensive run of headline European dates, including three UK shows – their first in support of current studio album, ‘The Nexus’, available now via Spinefarm Records.

“At last, the time has arrived to announce our first headline tour of Europe!” says guitarist Olof Morck. “We are very excited to bring a special, full-length set to our fans throughout the continent! This tour finally includes our first dates in the UK in support of 'The Nexus'.”

05.04.2014 - 02 Academy Islington - London
09.04.2014 - Slade Rooms - Wolverhampton
11.04.2014 - Rescue Rooms - Nottingham

Tickets available here:

Joining Amaranthe on all European dates will be fellow Swedes DEALS DEATH (also signed to Spinefarm)and SMASH INTO PIECES.

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that screamer Andy Solveström is no longer in the Amaranthe ranks, and has been replaced by Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson.

According to the band:-

“After careful consideration, Andy has chosen to step down as the ‘growl vocalist’ in Amaranthe. His reasons are personal and best expressed in his own words. However, the split is completely friendly – Andy has been a brother through the last two and a half years of craziness, since the release of our debut album, and he will always be a central part of the Amaranthe family – not to mention, a fantastic screamer! We wish him all the best with his future endeavours.

“But life goes on, and we are not planning to slow down, so… please welcome a new member to the family! Many of you have already seen and met Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson (SCARPOINT), who filled in for Andy on our latest European & American tours! Henrik has real stage presence, tons of charisma and a great voice, and he’s already showed that he’s up to the extremely high standards we always strive for with Amaranthe.”

Andy Solveström:-

"The time has come for me to move on. Myself and the guys have been through a lot over the past five years – travelled the world, played arena shows, done tons of gigs and picked up gold records, and all this in just two albums… amazing! I´m glad and humble to have had the chance to experience all of that, and now that I have chosen to move on, I want to thank the guys for the good times and the memories, and of course all the fans out there, too. You are, and always will be, in my heart. I hope to see you again soon."

Amaranthe’s self-titled debut album is now gold in Sweden.

New single, ‘Invincible’, plus acoustic B-side track, ‘Serendipity’, will be made available on November 25th alongside a supporting video through the Spinefarm label.

Writer: Anthony May
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