Amaranthe at pub rock live November 2015


Amaranthe, will be coming to Arizona on Nov 25, 2015 out at Pub Rock Live… Joining them will be Butcher Babies and Lullwater.

Wed, November 25, 2015
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Pub Rock
Scottsdale, AZ

$15.00 – $18.00




Jake E – Vocals
Elize – Vocals
Henrik – Screams
Olof – Guitars and keys
Morten – Drums
Johan – Bass


AMARANTHE recently finished the first leg of their ‘THE NEXUS’ world tour, an extensive trek throughout the globe in support of their sophomore album. They played all over Europe including Russia, Japan, the USA and some of the world’s biggest and most prestigious festivals; Graspop, Sweden Rock festival, Tuska Open Air, Master of Rock etc. The tour kicked off in conjunction with some amazing results with the release of the album; no#1 on the US iTunes metal charts, no# 12 on the Billboard Heatseekers charts, no# 1 on the rock album charts and no 6 on the overall charts in Sweden, no# 1 on the alternative charts and no# 4 on the alternative charts in Finland and so on. While touring in support of ‘THE NEXUS’, AMARANTHE has received two gold albums for their first two singles in Sweden, ‘Hunger’ and ‘Amaranthine’.

AMARANTHE are now ready to announce the second extensive part of their world tour in support of ‘THE NEXUS’; ‘THE INVINCIBLE TOUR 2014’, and the first dates announced are the European part; AMARANTHE’s very first headliner tour in Europe. More dates from both the European part and other future destinations will be added in the near future. The tour features fellow Swedes, the amazing up-and-comers DEALS DEATH and SMASH INTO PIECES. Stay tuned, for there is much more to come from the AMARANTHE camp soon!



Butcher Babies:

Heidi Shepherd- VOX
Carla Harvey- VOX
Henry Flury- GUITAR
Jason Klein- BASS
Chrissy Warner- DRUMS


Taken at face value, GOLIATH is the monstrous debut from one of the most exciting bands to emerge from the Los Angeles metal scene since System Of A Down turned the city on end nearly twenty years ago. But scratch beneath the surface and the haunting story behind GOLIATH blurs in and out of horrific focus, examining the ruins of an American culture obsessed with apocalyptic carnage. GOLIATH was born in the bleak wasteland where the more savage your act, the more celebrated you become – and in a world where the miserable feel obliged to retaliate, the BUTCHER BABIES shatter the dementia with molten fury and unbridled sonic bliss.

Hailing from the City Of Angels, the BUTCHER BABIES offer redemption from the overplayed underground, exorcising demons with a visceral sound matched only in scope by their explosive stage show. Frontwomen Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd, guitarist Henry Flury [Amen], bassist Jason Klein [Azdachao] and drummer Chris Warner [Scars of Tomorrow] juxtapose brutal, aggressive riffs with beautiful melodies that wail with anguish and hope for redemption.

The band signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records in December 2012, and a month later hit the road with Marilyn Manson on what proved to be one of the new year’s most talked about tours. The run was a return to form for Manson and a call to arms for the BUTCHER BABIES, who honed their razor-sharp riffs and soul-searing vocals in front of live audiences as a source of manic pre-production. Only days after wrapping the tour in the City Of Sin, the band was in an L.A. studio with producer Josh Wilbur [Gojira, Lamb Of God, Hatebreed] recording the debut album that has the metal community buzzing.

The eleven-track opus chronicles the story of the forsaken as they transform into GOLIATH – monsters that society has built, and monsters that turn to society for retribution. Suddenly opening track “I Smell A Massacre” is more than just shock rock, casting a cautionary tale to anyone in screaming distance. And once it sinks in that GOLIATH is more than just a figment of our imagination, the rest of the album becomes all the more real.

“Magnolia Blvd” is about the demons that coexist around us all, while “Grim Sleeper” is unsettling and haunting, an angelic intro quickly pulverized by a repressed memory so real we feel the victim’s cries. “In Denial” couples blood-curdling angst with more of the melodies that showcase the BUTCHER BABIES unique, two-frontwoman lineup at its most profound – singing and screaming trading hope and rage like caged souls fighting for freedom. “Give Me Reason” bounces hard and fast with hell-bent fury, “The Mirror Never Lies” assaults our reflection with an ominous and catchy chorus, and “The Deathsurround” showcases the band at perhaps its most intense with a song as heavy and brutal as the title suggests.

BUTCHER BABIES celebrate the July 9 release of GOLIATH as part of the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, where they are a mainstay on the Jagermeister stage and spend the summer alongside heavyweights including Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Machine Head, Mastodon and Amon Amarth.

With an unrelenting delivery and uncompromising intent to melt faces, GOLIATH is more than just a record – it is the growing enemy that angers, drives and inspires the BUTCHER BABIES. GOLIATH is our common enemy, and BUTCHER BABIES have arrived to deliver the soundtrack that will lead us into battle…

John Strickland – Rhythm Guitar & Lead Vocals
Brett Strickland- Lead Guitar
Joseph Wilson – Drums & Vocals
Ray Beatty – Bass & Vocals
There are a million bands in the universe of popular music who yearn for a
career that becomes the foundation for an emergence of a community.
They speak with the conviction of passion, honesty, drive, and perseverance.
Most exhibit behavior that defines hard work to their core. Yet, the vast majority
come and go leaving small localized followings in their wake. Some broaden
their reach establishing regional footholds. And then there are those that
through integrity, diligence and what is nothing more than a pure connection
with those they encounter, that reach the heights of developing a national
presence. With Lullwater, the band’s raw, thought provoking rock has placed
them on that cusp of garnering that elusive coast to coast notoriety.

In 2007, John Strickland (Lead Vocals / Rhythm Guitar), Brett Strickland
(Lead Guitar), Roy “Ray” Beatty (Bass) and Joe Wilson (Drums) met
through mutual friends in the fertile Athens, GA music scene. They emerged
with a shared conviction in their quest from sweaty jam sessions in a dark,
grungy, damp basement on Lullwater Street, and from there began to build
an audience one fan at a time. It took years of working through repertoire,
and fine tuning a vision. Culling audience reaction at hundreds of shows and
personal instinct, they threw their rich, diverse musical roots in a blender,
and from the mix came a combined musical discovery. The missing link was
capturing their live energy on to tape.

With clear vision, they committed their resources, and literally uprooted
their entire lives. The band relocated to the Northwestern U.S. in December,
2011. After getting their feet on the ground, they entered London Bridge
Studios. Brett Strickland shares, “They’re adamant about recording on tape,
which was perfect for us. We wanted the music to be as raw and natural
as possible. It was all us. You hear every nuance of the performances
because we were playing live together.” The historical rooms where Pearl Jam’s
Ten and Soundgarden’s Louder Than Love were created delivered a creative
revelation for the band. With Producer Jonathan Plum at the helm, everything
they sought to achieve became a realized vision. Singer John Strickland
reminisces, “My whole childhood was Nineties rock. For me growing up in
Georgia, the Seattle scene was like a mythological place where all of these
amazing musicians came out of. I told the guys we needed to go there to
record. We aimed to bring Athens to Seattle, and being there definitely
changed us. It brought us a lot closer together, and we found the sound
we’d always wanted.”

The hypnotic, heavy melodies of the godfathers of grunge who immortalized
the Pacific Northwestern scene left an indelible mark on music. The influence
continues to impact recordings today, and with Lullwater that influence is clear.
It is the convergence of this inspiration, with a healthy helping of bluesy
Southern swagger, that delivers an individual sound. The band strives to
create a movement of change and originality with the fans in an effort to
bring sense of community back to music lovers that are dispirited with the
state of what is deemed popular in Rock music today. With LULLWATER,
they might just provide that lightning rod that inspires wide congregations
of disparate tastes to unite for the simple love of inspired music.

Lullwater has released “Tug of War” and “Blind” from the self-titled offering
thus far, and the fan base spoke loudly with love for the first taste of what’s
to come. Their personable, approachable and outgoing personalities are
the backbone of this strong bond that is deep with the audience. With a
realized vision in hand, and the abundance of musicianship, creativity and
artistic expression, they just might yield that arrival in to the national
spotlight they’ve persevered for. Inevitably, as lead guitarist Brett Strickland
shares, “We want people to relate to the songs and connect to them. If they
get something emotional from the music, we succeeded.” John Strickland
adds, “I simply want all we encounter to feel something. I hope the album
rocks people’s faces off, and it makes them feel more alive in the process.
We are in this for the long haul, and with every passing month’s experiences
I know that we are connecting. That my friends is simply inspiring.”

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