Music / Amaranthe

Amaranthe are a Swedish/Danish Power Metal/Melodic Death Metal band that are noticeable for their poppy melodies.

They formed in 2009 under the name Avalanche, but were forced to change the name due to a copyright issue. Shortly after, they released a demo called Leave Everything Behind, with Olof doing the basswork as Bassist Johan Andreassen joined after the recording. Formed by Jake E and Olof Mörck), the project began taking shape when singers Elize Ryd and Andreas Solvestrom signed on, as did drummer Morten Løwe Sørensen.

The name of the band, often questioned, is originally an uncommon French last name.


  • Jake E - male clean vocals (2008-present)
  • Elize Ryd - female clean vocals (2008-present)
  • Olof Mörck - guitars, keyboards (2008-present), guitar (2008-2009)
  • Morten Løwe Sørensen - drums (2008-present)
  • Johan Andreassen - bass (2009-present)
  • Henrik Englund - harsh vocals (2013-present)

Past Members:

  • Andreas Solveström - harsh vocals (2008-2013), rhythm guitar in "Burn With Me" video


  • Amaranthe (2011)
  • The Nexus (2013)
  • Massive Addictive (2014)

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