Level up with Amaranthe! Today, the highly lauded Swedish metal heroes deliver their anthem ‘PvP’, gamer speech for ‘Player versus Player’. Being enthusiastic gamers themselves, the band are proud to announce that this uplifting and vivid new track is not only the dancefloor tune for the next club season to come, but also the official anthem for the e-sports championship taking place.
So, get into the game and listen to ‘PvP‘ here:
“We are proud to have some of the world’s foremost e-sport competitors in Sweden, and to write a song for the Swedish World Cup team has been a ton of fun! Writing uplifting, energetic songs is a trademark AMARANTHE feature, and PvP is certainly no exception! Designed from the ground up to be a shot of adrenaline and endorphins in these progressively darker times, we hope that you will enjoy this one-off, and of course, we wish the Swedish World Cup team all the success they rightfully deserve!”
In October of last year, Amaranthe released their killer new studio album Manifest via Nuclear Blast – their most daring, dynamic and unforgettable record to date, showing a versatile band at the top of their game. The Swedish sextet will be playing two UK co-headline shows in January 2022, with German symphonic metallers Beyond The Black.
Amaranthe have spent the last decade establishing themselves as a formidable, positive and fervently melodic force for metallic good. From their explosive self-titled debut in 2011 to the more sophisticated, streamlined likes of 2014’s Massive Addictive and its immaculate follow-up Maximalism (2016), Amaranthe have masterfully blurred the lines between melodic metal, crushing brutality, cinematic sweep and futuristic sparkle.
Led by the endlessly ingenious songwriting of guitarist Olof Mörck and powerhouse vocalist Elize Ryd, their rise to prominence has been a joy to behold.
Widely acclaimed as a dazzling live act, the Swedes reached a new peak of creativity on 2018’s hugely successful Helix: an album that pushed the band’s vision to new heights, breadths and depths, while showcasing the brilliance of Elize and her co-vocalists, Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson and recent recruit Nils Molin.
Not just a glorious return but a wholesale upgrade for their exuberant sound, Manifest is simply the most daring album that Amaranthe have released to date. The perfect antidote to the nagging anxieties plaguing us all in these troubled times, it’s a technicolour celebration of metal’s ageless power, blazing with all of life’s colours and chaos, but delivered with utmost artistry and skill.
Elize Ryd | vocals
Olof Mörck | guitars, keyboards
Henrik ‘GG6’ Englund Wilhelmsson | vocals
Johan Andreassen | bass
Morten Løwe Sørensen | drums
Nils Molin | vocals
Order the band’s latest album Manifest here: