That Song

I might be a bit late to the game since this video was released last week already. However I thought that there’s no harm in putting in the limelight again.

“That Song” is the lead single from the up-coming album MAXIMALISM by one of my favorite bands, Amaranthe.

Amaranthe on stage in Tokyo in 2015. Photo: Stefan Nilsson

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Album review: Amaranthe “Maximalism” – energetic modern metal with fantastic pop hooks

Nice review of Amaranthe’s latest album. I quite like their lead single “That Song” and really look forward to hearing the full album.

Hopefully a jaunt to Finland to promote the album is on the cards soon…

Roppongi Rocks

amaranthe-promo2By Stefan Nilsson, Roppongi Rocks

Amaranthe is back with a catchy metal album with plenty of pop hooks and boatloads of energy.

I have a weakness for Amaranthe. Ever since I saw them doing a showcase gig in a Tokyo basement in 2011, their modern take on catchy melodic metal with plenty of pop hooks blended with growling and smart guitar licks, has got my attention. I am not alone. Japanese fans were quick to discover the Swedish band and they have been here in Japan on tour six times in five years.

“Maximalism” is their fourth album and it is a natural progression of their earlier work. Once again we get a big dose of catchy, heavy, melodic music and with a few twists – just like I want my Amaranthe. “We want to continue to develop in the same direction as we have headed over the past…

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Save That Goodness

I’ve discovered a few new artists over the past couple of weeks, but I always seem to fall back to the old school in the end.

This is a new video from Tesla. One of my favorite bands and absolutely one of the best gigs I have ever been to back at the Shout It Out Loud festival.


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