AMARANTHE parts ways with singer HENRIK ENGLUND WILHELMSON
Swedish modern metallers AMARANTHE have parted ways with longtime singer Henrik “GG6” Englund Wilhelmson.
Henrik announced his exit from AMARANTHE in a social media post yesterday (Wednesday, June 8). He wrote: “I’m sorry to say that I got some sad news for ya’ll! I will no longer be a part of AMARANTHE.
“I want to thank all my fans for your support over the years and I promise I’ll be back with killer ‘GG6‘ stuff in the future when the mood and creativity finds it way back to me!
“Cheers n love and good luck to AMARANTHE in the future.”
The remaining members of AMARANTHE stated: “We fully respect and understand Henrik’s decision, and we wish him all the best on his future adventures. Henrik is truly one of the world’s foremost growlers, as anyone who have seen him rip through our songs live knows, and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next! Keep your eyes peeled to his socials to stay up to date with forthcoming GG6 madness!”
AMARANTHE added: “This summer’s shows will be performed by two special guests, stay tuned!”
Last December, AMARANTHE dropped a music video for its latest single “PvP” (gamer speech for “Player Versus Player”). The track, which was released in November, was the official anthem for the Swedish team at the international e-sports world championship. The clip was directed by Poland’s Grupa13, which previously worked with AMARANTHE on the “Archangel” and “BOOM!1” videos.
Widely acclaimed as a dazzling live act, the Swedes reached a new peak of creativity on 2018’s hugely successful “Helix”: an album that pushed the band’s vision to new heights, breadths and depths, while showcasing the brilliance of Elize and her co-vocalists, Wilhelmsson and recent recruit Nils Molin.