It’s getting hot out there. Swedish modern metal heroes AMARANTHE deliver the soundtrack for a fiery festival summer with the release of their new single Damnation Flame today! With its symphonic touch and uplifting chorus, the band once again showcases their outstanding songwriting skills while maintaining their image as Sweden’s most exciting metal export.
Mastermind Olof states about the new song: “Damnation Flame breaks new ground for us in many ways, and in all the best ways possible. This is the very first AMARANTHE song to feature symphonic elements, something we’ve wanted to do for a long time, and the darkened vampiric theme melds together perfectly with our take on modern melodic metal! AMARANTHE has always been about being boundless and constantly reinventing ourselves, and by now you know to expect the unexpected. This is 100% pure passion poured into music, as you will no doubt experience yourself from the very first second – enjoy Damnation Flame, with the promise of much more to come SOON!”
Damnation Flame doesn’t only mark the start of some hot live shows this summer but also introduces AMARANTHE‘s new vocalist Mikael Sehlin to their internationally growing fanbase.
Olof continues: “After a practically global search, and several amazing guest growlers to help us out on shows and tours we finally found just the right person for the job, in our very own Swedish capital of Stockholm! Mikael Sehlin has EVERYTHING it takes to join the AMARANTHE line up, and his versatility and musicality completes and underscores our vision for our new album and the general future for AMARANTHE perfectly. From the deepest guttural grunts to soaring screams Mikael is growling perfection incarnate, so please give a roaring welcome to the new star upon the AMARANTHE firmament!”
Mikael Sehlin himself adds: “Hello everyone, Mike here! I am very thrilled to tell you I will fill the slot as the new Amaranthe growler and I can’t wait to meet you guys out there! I hope you like the upcoming tracks to which I’ve had the honour recording growls to. Take care and see you soon!”
The newest member of the AMARANTHE family can be seen in the music video for Damnation Flame, the band’s newest cinematic masterpiece. Hold your breath and follow the creatures of the night to their vampiric cave to witness the initiation of their latest victim…uhm… member. Watch the video for Damnation Flame below.
AMARANTHE LIVE 2023.
01.07. ES Viveiro – Ressurection Fest
04.08. DE Wacken – Wacken Open Air
05.08. FI Lieto – Smuggler Rok
10.08. ES Villena – Leyendas Del Rock
17-19.08. CZ Moravský Krumloch – Rock Castle
20-24.09. DE Berlin – Full Metal Cruise
01.12. FI Jyväskyla – John Smith Rock Frozen
02.12. FI Joensuu, Unholy Winter Fest
Elize Ryd | vocals
Mikael Sehlin | growls
Olof Mörck | guitars, keyboards
Johan Andreassen | bass
Morten Løwe Sørensen | drums
Nils Molin | vocals