Ruotsin kärkinimiin lukeutuva Amaranthe on vetäytynyt studioon Tanskassa työstämään uutta musiikkia levyään varten – vain tuntia ennen Tanskan rajojen sulkeutumista. Tällä hetkellä karanteenissa oleskeleva yhtye kommentoi:
”By now, some of you know that we will start the recording of our new album today, Monday 16th. It is an odd feeling to continue operations while large parts of the world is at a lockdown, and the music industry is suffering greater than most other businesses – but we find it extremely important to soldier on, as we refuse to be beaten by this disease. It also means that we are effectively isolating ourselves, as everyone should as much as possible.
We were set to travel to the studio on Sunday 15th, but as the Danish government decided to lock their border with only hours notice, we had to make a very sudden and daring escape from Sweden into Denmark, ending up at an utterly deserted Copenhagen train station about one hour before the lockdown. We were quite literally the only ones making our way INTO the country, while everyone else was trying to get OUT. As you can no doubt imagine, people think us mad.
Many of you are now in voluntary or involuntary isolation, and we will try our best to entertain you with regular updates from the studio! The album, already in this early phase, is something we feel incredibly strongly about, and we think you will no doubt know what we mean when you get to hear it later this year.
Stay safe, wash your hands, keep your distance from the elderly and the sick – spread the love, not the virus!”
Amaranthe on luvannut päivittää tilannettaan studiossa päivittäin sosiaalisen median kanavissaan. Yhtye esiintyy tulevana kesänä monilla suomalaisilla festivaaleilla, kuten Tampereen Rockfestissä sekä Oulun Qstockissa.