Amaranthe has partnered with former Arch Enemy vocalist Angela Gossow to send a warning to the world about its current state.
The group debuted the video for the song ‘Do or Die‘ Friday. The video features Gossow and the members of Amaranthe in a post-apocalyptic world that is filled with pollution and garbage, collecting what can only be assumed to be the skeletons of the world’s former inhabitants killed by the impact of climate change.
The song’s musical arrangement features Amaranthe’s familiar melodic, orchestral metal sound alongside Gossow’s equally familiar gutteral vocal delivery. The song’s lyrical content is meant as a statement about what humans are doing to the planet.
Amaranthe guitarist Olo Morck discussed that lyrical theme in a recent interview.
“While Amaranthe’s music 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!,” he said. “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!!!”
Gossow offered her own remarks about taking part in the video shoot.
“It was thrilling to join Amaranthe for a more extreme track and shooting a cutting edge video for it!,” she said. “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!!!”
Amaranthe is wrapping the latest leg of its tour with Sabaton. The bands’ current tour winds down Sunday.
The band will take part in a series of festivals this summer across Europe. Its festival schedule opens June 4 at the Sweden Rock Festival and runs through Aug. 31 at the Rock in the City Festival.
An extensive North American headlining tour is also on tap for Amaranthe this summer, with support from Battle Beast and Seven Spires. The band’s North American tour is scheduled to launch Aug. 20 in Baltimore, MD and to run through Oct. 2 in Cincinnati, OH. It features performances in cities, such as Portland, OR; Tempe, AZ and Philadelphia, PA.
Amaranthe’s upcoming live dates are all noted below. Tickets for the band’s North American dates are available here.
AMARANTHE EUROPEAN FESTIVAL SHOWS
04.06. S Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival *NEW*
05. – 07.06. D Nürburg – Rock am Ring *NEW*
05. – 07.06. D Nuremberg – Rock im Park *NEW*
05. – 07.06. FIN Tampere – Rockfest *NEW*
13.06. SK Prešov – Dobry Festival
24./25.07. FIN Oulu – Qstock *NEW*
30.07. – 01.08. FIN Kuopio – Kuopiorock *NEW*
31.08. FIN Lappeenranta – Rock In The City *NEW*
05. – 08.08. S Falun – Sabaton Open Air *NEW*
North American Tour 2020
with BATTLE BEAST and SEVEN SPIRE:
08/20/2020 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
08/21/2020 The Palladium (MA) – Worcester, MA
08/22/2020 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
08/23/2020 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
08/25/2020 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
08/26/2020 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC
08/27/2020 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
08/28/2020 MOD Club – Toronto, ON
08/29/2020 The Eclectic Room – Angola, IN
08/30/2020 Token Lounge – Westland, MI
09/01/2020 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
09/02/2020 Apollo Theater – Belvidere, IL
09/03/2020 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
09/04/2020 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
09/05/2020 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
09/06/2020 The Exchange – Regina, SK
09/08/2020 The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
09/09/2020 Dickens – Calgary, AB
09/11/2020 The Venue – Vancouver, BC
09/12/2020 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
09/13/2020 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
09/14/2020 Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
09/15/2020 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
09/16/2020 Whisky a Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
09/18/2020 Club Red – Tempe, AZ
09/19/2020 Backstage Bar and Billiards – Las Vegas, NV
09/20/2020 Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT
09/21/2020 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
09/23/2020 Trees – Dallas, TX
09/24/2020 Come and Take it Live – Austin, TX
09/25/2020. Scout Bar – Houston, TX
09/26/2020 House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
09/27/2020 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
09/29/2020 Rt 20 – Racine, WI
09/30/2020 The Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA
10/01/2020 The Underground – Charlotte, NC
10/02/2020 Riverfront Live – Cincinnati, OH
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