Amaranthe is a raising Swedish/Danish young band that so far had released two studio albums, and have never headlined a North American tour before. So all the odds were set to let the band pass by without too much notice, but for the reactions of the people in other cities that the tour stopped by, combined with how well their latest album The Nexus was received by the fans, this tour was a real success for them.
Their latest album The Nexus is not only the consolidation of the band’s signature sound, but it carries an aura of energy that it just incredible to resist. Lately Amaranthe has toured non stop, and playing festivals around Europe since last March when they toured with Stratovarius and the American metal outfit Seven Kingdoms.
Now, Mondays are not fun unless it lands on a holiday, but last Monday July 29th was an exception to that rule as it was the day Amaranthe played at Martini Ranch here in Scottsdale, AZ for the first time. And what a hell of a crowd we got that night, Martini Ranch was packed by the time Amaranthe took the stage as Kobra And The Lotus did a great job opening the night. The majority of their set list was composed by balanced material from their self titled album Amaranthe (Hunger, Leave Everything Behind, 1.000.000 light years, Automatic, Director’s Cut, Amaranthine) and The Nexus (Afterlife, The Nexus, Burn With Me, Mechanical Illusion, Electroheart) The vibe of the crowd was amazing, and the party continued after the show as the band graciously signed autographs and took photos with many of their fans that stayed after the show.
The Age Of Metal had the chance to sit with Elize Ryd (vocals) Jake E. (Vocals) and Olof Morck (Guitar) of Amaranthe, and talked about the tour, their music, The Nexus, action packed video clips and more.
Check out the pictures we got at their show here