New Orleansoktober 29th , 2014
Back in New Orleans! It’s Amaranthe’s first time here, but I’ve been here before playing a show with Kamelot supporting Nightwish, I never forget that evening when we drank Handgranate and Alissa White-Gluz taught me how to Growl.
We took a walk around the city before soundscheck. It’s so incredible, I love this city! We played in the small room at House of Blues, probably the smallest stage we’ve ever played at. But wtf, who cares, we had a fabulous time anyways! After the show we met some of the adorable visitors, it’s always nice to get the chance to speak and take some Photos after the show. Apparently at least 5 people saw us supporting Within Temptation in New York, that venue was a bit bigger, so it must have been different to see us headline in a living room in New Orleans, biggest contrast ever. We are happy you came to support us!
I want to say special Thanks to Phillip, and Dana and her husband for taking us out on another unforgettable night through Bourbon street. This street seems to never close, but around four it did. We went back to the bus and eventually to bed after seeing the most beautiful sunrise ever while driving towards Florida.
Houstonoktober 29th , 2014
House of Blues in Huston was fantastic! We played in the smaller room, and I loved it, because it felt so personal and intimate. You guys, who came to see us, thank you! And thanks for singing along crazy load. After the show we went to a club near by and had some Bud Lights, my favorite American beer. Another late night up. By this point I have totally turned the day around. We had, like every day lately, a party in the bus, I stayed awake till 7 in the morning. We play late, we eat late, we gather extreme amounts of adrenaline and energy from playing the show and meet our fans, and that makes it just impossible to go to sleep within at least 6-7 hours after the show ends. Besides all the greatness it feels like we need to go home soon. We’ve been on the road to long and all of us misses our loved ones at home too much.
Dallasoktober 29th , 2014
Gas Monkey! Wao, such a cool place!
We had such a great time! It was really nice to play out door, weather was great, a little bit too warm maybe, but as the night arrived it got better. Thanks to the people who showed up at the show, we had a blast. After the show we hung out with the support band, a local band called Unveiled. Amazing people, they took us to a place near by the Venue where they played live country music, we danced both line dance and ride the bull. I hit my arm pretty bad when I fell of, I still have a blue mark and a scar still, but it was defiantly worth it.
Also thanks to Gas Monkey for giving us new looks.
Mexico Cityoktober 29th , 2014
The schedule while headline is a whole different story. It’s been crazy, lots of traveling and constant work, so I’m sorry I haven’t made any posts here till now. Today we’ve had our first day off since the show in Mexico. It was a fantastic show, I was surprised by the support and the screaming from the audience. I never here’d anyone call out my name that loud! It was a very happy moment for me, and the band, to receive that kind of support we got from the Mexican audience. We arrived very late the day before the show, and l couldn’t sleep until 5 in the morning because I saw a suspect spider on the wall. I’m not afraid of spiders normally, because we do not have a single dangerous spider in Sweden, but in Mexico you sure have. I googled on ”Mexican spiders” to see if I could find out what art this spider was, I shouldn’t have done that.
Sexism goes both ways. Feminism helps both.oktober 24th , 2014
Trip to Dallasoktober 22nd , 2014
The journey from Japan to Dallas went good. The flight was only half full, so I laid down at three seats and slept almost for 6 hours. I also saw four very good movies, Neighbours, Jump Street 22, Malifisent, and Blended. Before stepping on the plain me and Olof had one last real Japanese sushi dinner.
When we arrived around 12 in the evening we took a shuttle to the hotel, and that’s where we’ve spent the last two days. Tomorrow we are going to Mexico!
Clothes – Loud Parkoktober 22nd , 2014
For the show at aloud Park I wore the skirt I got from shopping with Metal injection at Nu New York.
I bought the top on a website called Bubbleroom, it’s my favorite webshop!
The belt I bought last time I went to Japan at a small boutique, which I unfortunately can’t remember the name of.
Neckless and bracelet from Jord, a very nice boutique in Stenungsund, Sweden.
Loud Parkoktober 21st , 2014
We had a fantastic show at Load Park. The audience was amazing! Our set started at 2.50, we played one hour. As always when you play festivals, if not headline, you don’t get any sound sheck, so my hearing was not so good during the first couple of songs. But it got better through the set as I gave instructions to the sound engineer.
When we were about to play Electroheart, Morten put on Amaranthine instead, and I got very shocked. I said ”oy” out load in the microphone, haha! It was not part of the plan, very confusing. I got the honor to meet some friends again! After the signing session we headed back to the hotel. At 11 we left to The Radio where we later performed two acoustic songs.
Japanoktober 19th , 2014
My impression of Japan is very good,
it’s something very special about it. The way it makes me feel is something I haven’t experienced anywhere else in the world. I feel safe, it’s organized, family’s stick together, the food is healthy, every person is sweet, It’s clean, toilets are amazing, the music scene is great, record stores still exists. It’s magical. I think we will be back in April next year, when the cherry trees bloom, omg, it can’t get any better.
Our schedule was pretty freaking ruff, I’ll tell you a little about it.
First of all the yet leg is the worse, 13 hours time difference. We flew out on the 15:th of October, my birthday, at 9.50 from New York. Landed in Japan at 16.00 (4) the next day. Nobby, the King if Universal, picked us up and Mariko, the queen of memory and translation. We checked in at Hilton Hotel, and around 8 we had a meeting and dinner in the hotel restaurant.
The following day I woke up at 5 in the morning, hungry like hell. So I stayed awake and watched Japanese Television for two hours before heading down to the breakfast buffe, which btw was the best I’ve had so far in my life.
So press day, means that you go to different radiostations, and to Universals head office and meet different media and answer their questions. It was very fun! Later we went to Disk Union for a signing session, where we got the chance to meet some of the owners of our album, shake hands and hug. I love to see the persons who actually listens to our music. We are connected in a strong way since, at least I, share my inner through the music.
Since it was recently my birthday I received many gifts! Here are some of them. It made me very happy, thank you very much!!
P.s: I tried the bath salt already, it was fantastic! And regarding iPhone 6, I haven’t been able to buy it yet.
Worcesteroktober 12th , 2014
Last show with Within Temptation. I woke up at 2.30, then I had two interviews starting at 3. It was lots of fun. I might have looked a little tired, since I was for some strange reason.. haha! Well, then I got the honor to eat dinner with Matt and his friend. I had such a great time together with them! Showtime in the Ghost house at 8 went great. Loved the crowd, and the old venue. I have been very glad to see, during this tour with Within Temptation, for one many girls in the audience. I love to see that! After the show I was hungry and I met a guy outside the bus who followed me to UNO. Then I had to hurry back to take a group photo with WT on stage.
Afterwords I packed all my stuff and moved out from the bus. Spent the night at Hilton Hotel. Now I’m in a car on out way to New York. Kisses and Hugs everyone! And Thanks to Within Temptation, and their fans for an amazing tour!! <3
New Yorkoktober 11th , 2014
Wao, finally. New York City my future home, I wish.. haha! First of all we walked to Central Park and had breakfast, then I went to the Apple Store to buy the new iPhone 6+, but it was sold out. The evening was fantastic, great venue. Huge!! I loved the audience, a little quiet in the beginning but then they popped and became extremely load. I don’t know if it was our
music, or the beer. Haha! My cousins was there with her boyfriend. She lives and works as a model in New York. After the show they took me to an amazing food place. And then we continued to Space, where we got invited to one of the VIP tables. I was blown away by that club. One of the coolest I ever been to. Olof and Henrik came along as well. We had a crazy night together. I went to bed at 8 I clock in the morning…. Sometimes it’s ok to be a little crazy.
Philadelphiaoktober 11th , 2014
Philadelphia, recognized the venue very well and remember last time I played there was with Kamelot supporting Nightwish. I slept in very late, since I wasn’t able to sleep during the night, so I basically didn’t do anything before the show. First time I performed in Philly was in China Town, so I’ve seen that.
The show went great, another night with really good respond from
the audience. Thank you so very much! I lt was nice spending time with some of you after the show. I loved the painting..
Day off in Baltimoreoktober 9th , 2014
Today we had a day off again, and I finally got time to go shopping. I have by far had the best ‘day off’ on this tour today. Started out at Hard Rock Cafe and drank a big cold glass of water, haha. Had a coffee at Panera. After that I found a mall with lots of cool stores. I bought ”smell good things” at Bath & Body, and some stuff at Victoria’s Secret. I also found something I’ve needed for a very long time, something very mature and functional… a watch! I also got myself a 20 minute neck, and back, massage. Then I had dinner at Cheesecake Factory, and talked one hour in phone with three different interviewers from Australia. Amaranthe is planning to go there next year, it would be awesome. One place we have not been to so far.
Now it is time to hit the bed. Sleep well everyone! Kisses and hugs!
Baltimoreoktober 9th , 2014
I got the opportunity to really get to know this city during the last three days! Baltimore is a place worth visiting, I’ve had a fantastic time here.
The show last night was fantastic! The audience were adorable. The venue/club was probably the most odd and cool club I’ve ever seen! It had many different floors and non of the walls were straight, except the one behind the stage. For the first time on this tour I experienced that the sound came out really weird in my head. The sound probably jumped, hit the walls and came back in a different way. I always keep one ear open so that I can hear the audience. By using my muscle memory I continued to deliver as good as I could – with one ear hearing one key, and the other another. Haha!
It was Amaranthe’s first time in Baltimore, and I believe it won’t be the last.
I also want to thank the sweet people I met before and after the show. I’m looking forward to see you again! Remember – You are invincible!
Stage Clothesoktober 7th , 2014
I’ve met some people along the way who’s been interested in
knowing where my stage clothes comes from. And this is very interesting.. I got the dress as a gift from Mortens girlfriend, Laura, she bought it in Turin at a gothic store called Infernoshop. The address to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/daniela.infernoshop My jackets, I brought two different ones, they comes from store in Sweden called Bik Bok and MQ. My neckless and bracelet, cape and shorts comes from JORD, there facebook page is this: https://www.facebook.com/jordklader You can call or email them to order from the store, they ship worldwide. My dance skins/fishnets comes from Capezio. Shoes comes from a Swedish shoe store called Scorett.
Montrealoktober 6th , 2014
All right, here we go! Montreal, two words, great succes!!
During our day off we went to a Sports Bar for Dinner, and then I hooked up with Justine and brought all the guys (almost) to see Lacuna Coil play live at Corona Theatre. The next day I slept very long, went back to that same sports bar and ate a salad. I got the honor to meet some fans and sign autographs. I got three red very beautiful roses, and a early birthday bag filled with garden picked, red, fresh apples. Thank you! They taste amazing! ) During the show I was in extace, I was high on how load the audience were, our sound guy told us you guys screamed in 109 db! Thank you, love you!!
I got the honor to meet another close friend, Alissa. I had so much fun in Canada, wished we cold have stayed a little bit longer.
Torontooktober 4th , 2014
Just stepped of the stage here in Toronto! Thanks for a fantastic response! Here we saw the real big mosh pit happen, during Drop Dead Cynical. Totally Fantastic!! We arrived pretty earlier this morning. I woke up around 12, I wanted to swim in the pool because the sun was shining and it was really warm, but as soon as I was ready it started to rain. So I spent the whole day in the bus. Oh, we had an interview as well. Tomorrow we have a day
off in Montreal. Love to you all! <3 :)
Detroitoktober 3rd , 2014
Detroit – Probably the loudest audience so far, omg! Haha Loved the show. I visited Detroit with Kamelot couple of years ago for the first time. It felt awesome to be back, I know many bands doesn’t go there. Like when we did the Nightwish tour we didn’t go to Detroit. Anyways, first I woke up around 2.30… I had breakfast, McDonald’s was the only place near what we could see. :/ And then I had an interview with the sweetheart Lance from Raw Radio. Then I went for a walk and I fount out the hood was really cosy. Lots of shops, a massage place and all that. Didn’t have time to go though cause we had to load the stage and do soundcheck. We had dinner at the venue and then it was time for the show. Everything went great, besides that Johan’s base broke so he disappeared half way through the show. Shit happens as we speak, still managed to pull of an incredible show thanks to the positive audience. )
After the show I met a guy I been longing to meet for a very long time. His name is Josh and he have made beautiful, special tattoos on his arm. After some time we had like 6 guests on the bus. It was crowded. At 12 Johan’s birthday started so we sang for him and everybody started to drink even more than before. I drank cocoanut water, haha. Anyways. We all had to stay awake since we were crossing the boarder to Canada. Bus left the venue at two, our guests left the bus of course, and we arrived to the boarder at 3. Everything went smooth, I was tired like hell. But then I went from being tired to not tired at all. So we ended the night in a crazy way. Me, Olof, Johan and Henrik jumped into his bunk and started to tell Ghost stories. I got so scared and almost not able to sleep. But well, then I realized that being in a tour bus is probable the less Ghost friendly place to be at.
Hope to be back in Detroit soon to meet you all again. Kisses and hugs!
Chicagooktober 3rd , 2014
Chicago – simply amazing! One of the bands favorite show so far. I appreciate all kinds of crowd, but it always makes it a little bit easier to improvise and just kind of get crazy on stage, and have fun, when the audience is. I know it’s up to the band to create that emotion, especially as the supporting act. I’m very grateful for that spirit you created for us. I had a fantastic time! The day started a little chaotic. Person related issues made my morning a nightmare. I hate waking up crying, it kind of makes the rest of the day tough. But I had to keep it together and focus on the positive things. I went to eat breakfast at Einstein Bagels around 1 o clock. Christian and Mike came with me. After that we had one interview and then a guy filmed a very famous ”Cribs” of our tour bus. That was veeery fun! Then, a girlfriend of mine Grace Méridan, that I’ve actually met through Sabrina Cruz on Facebook, came by to hang out with me. We went to Starbucks for a coffee. After that I had soundcheck. Then, as usual, I did my makeup and got dressed in my bus, I like to do it there so I don’t have to drag my stuff around all the time. Well, then we played the show, and I already wrote what I think about that. I was very exited and happy, so I joined Grace and her girl friend in the balcony to see Within Temptations show. Amazing, the crowed loved them, and they loved the crowd. I went to use the shower before their show ended, afterwords we had a huge party in the bus. I ate cookies and drank water, it was lots of fun. Oh, and I got the chance to meet some from the audience and sign autografs. Plenty of them hadn’t here’d of us before, I was happy to hear that Within Temptations fans also seemed to like us. I went to bed around 4.30… Long day. Biggest Hug to you! Hope to see you soon!
Minneapolisoktober 1st , 2014
Hey guys and thank you for an amazing evening!
Let’s go back to the trip to Minneapolis… I think each member slept around 2-3 h, because apparently the roads where bumpy as hell. It feet like being in a roller coaster, actually pretty fun. I still could sleep ok. I went with my friend Mike to eat breakfast, at Starbucks, and then we bought Swedish-American converters for the stage. I got stuck at a really nice clothing store where I spent like one hour trying out different stage outfits. Couldn’t find any that felt great though. After that I went for soundcheck, then I changed clothes and put on my stage make and then Showtime at 7, one hour earlier than usually. The crowed was greeaaat!! I could again see plenty of familiar faces, among the new ones.
After the show I met Nathan, an old friend who took me, Simone and Kamelot to probably one of the nicest restaurants in town about 5 years ago. Me and Simone ate a lot more than the boys, and I remember Nathan got very shocked. :p Haha! I also for once had the chance to chat a bit with The guys and girl from Within Temptation. It was great to finally getting the chance to hang out with some new flesh. We ate dinner at the place beside the venue called Depot, I had an strawberry salad which was great.
I got told later that night that the movie ”Purple rain” was filmed at that same venue we played in. Really cool! And apparently another band plate next door from where we were, Sharon went over there and bought an album, check if out if your interested in hearing what they sounds like.
Oh, and btw we got a friend from Gothenburg visiting us today, his name is Christian and he will be traveling with us for the rest of the tour.
Kisses and hugs!
Day off in Omaha!oktober 1st , 2014
The bus driver stopped by Walmart to buy cleaning products and some other stuff for the bus, I bought smell good things to put in my bunk so it’ll smell fresh where I sleep. We arrived around six a clock in the evening at America Inn, suites hotel. Me, Olof Martin Müller and Mike Greenfield went to PC Chang’s for dinner. It’s actually one of my favorite restaurants here in America. After that I went to Whole Foods and bought more of that homemade hummus I love.
Then I had a shower, and then I went to bed.
Denverseptember 29th , 2014
Oh good lord, I’m back in Denver, the city where all happens. I have played here with Kamelot twice, Nightwish once and soon twice with Amaranthe. It always feels very special for me to come back to Denver since I have a special history here.
We arrive about 1 hour before the show! First of all there was some misunderstanding with the time zone if I understand correct, so we left Gallup at 7, we should have left earlier.. and on top of that we got stuck in a line on the highway. Haha! I’m surprises we made it in time as that everything worked on stage, the microphones, in ears, guitar, everything! It must have been the double rainbow we saw on the way that brought us the luck. Or just Colorado being awesome! Honastly, amazing crowd! Thank you! Very cool venue! We loved it, we loved you! Hope to be back soon! Btw Amaranthe is coming to Dallas soon…
View from the highway.
Day off in Gallupseptember 28th , 2014
We spent our day off in Gallup. Sweet town! Never been here before, it’s called Indian town because lots of Indians live there. There is an Indian reservation close to where we are located at Holiday in Suites. We all went to a Casino named RedRockCasino something… I don’t remember… The guys did some gambling, I didn’t, aren’t a huge gambling fan. Anyways we also had dinner, and to be honest maybe it was the worse dinner I ever had. I’m NOT picky at all, I usually like all kinds of food, but this was, haha, well I realized I shouldn’t have ordered fish when the nearest lake is very, very far away. So I got a peace of cheesecake for dessert, that was good, the staff was very sweet! We hit back to the bus on Holiday In Suites parking lot, and I go inside to ask what kind of cookies they were serving earlier that day. And they were apparently cranberry-strawberry-white chocolate chip cookies. I couldn’t think of anything else than these incredible cookies. Unfortunately you couldn’t just buy them in any store, you had to order a whole box. Buu, well all right… Then the staff, a guy named James goes: I can make some for you now, and I was like yeeeeaah! Still hungry and I got like 10 big ones, I ate 6 of them. Then we went to Denny’s, but of course I was to full to be able to eat food there after all these Cookies. The next morning I woke up with stomach ace, haha, not so strange… Don’t know if it was the Fish or too many cookies. On the way to Denver, we realizes that we are running late. Very late…
Los Angelesseptember 27th , 2014
Here we go again, the second city of the tour is Los Angeles, the city of dreams as I call it. I wake up with the worst headache ever! My body and mind is probably just stressed and tensed after the long preparation for this tour followed by 12 h in an airplain, being yet ledge, sleeping in a new bed, carrying heavy bags, long bus rides in a very cold bus. So I decided I badly needed a massage to get rid of my head ache. I went to the place closest to the venue, it was named Dee Jai Thai Spa. I got myself an one hour long Thai Massage, best thing ever! My good, reminded me of when I used to do dancing 16 h a week and how important it is to be aware of all your muscles, even in the feet and in your hands. Also to stretch makes me feel so much better, and that’s exactly what Thai Massage means – stretching for the lazy. I walked out like a new person. I appreciate professional staff, they knew what they were doing. So if your in L.A I recommend you to try that place. 45 dollars for one hour + tip of course. After the treatment I went to Starbucks and had a warm Chinese green tea. There I met a fan named Anthony who I met last time we were in L.A. An hour later I hooked up with a close friend names Shay, she’s from Las Vegas and her boyfriend Mike, is currently working with us on this tour. It’s always very nice for me to get some female company, so I was very happy to meet her and her friend. I got an early birthday gift as well… Here is what I got:
Before the soundcheck i had a nice dinner at the venue and then it was soon time to start the show! Nokia Club is an amazing venue, it felt great stepping out on that stage. I could see many faces in the audience I recognize. That always makes me calm and happy! The show went good. It wasn’t 600 people singing along like in San Francisco, but the atmosphere was very good, and we could defiantly feel the support from our fans, even though most of them weren’t able to be in the front row! But I could still see, and hear you!! What made me sad though was that I didn’t get the change to meet my youngest fan after the show. He was there on his fathers shoulders the whole show, throwing up a Teddy Bear for Henric on stage. But it turned out he also had a gift and a birthday card he never got the chance to give to me, since we had to leave through the underground parking where no one was able to enter. How heartbreaking is that.. Well, I hope I can make it up next time. If we ever headline that same venue I will make sure there’ll be a meet and greet. At least I got the chance to meet one other friend in the VIP section on the forth floor, David Baker, who
makes Fantastic, Unique jewelers. I got the neckless I’m wearing in the picture below. Thank you L.A for an fantastic evening, I hope I’ll see you soon again!
SAN Franciscoseptember 26th , 2014
So we pull up with the bus outside the venue. I walk in to this very beautiful venue, I say hello to all the people working with this tour. I meet Sharon and the rest of the guys from Within Temptation. I eat breakfast then I’ll go shopping at my favorite food store in the US called Whole Foods. ) After spending about one hour at Whole Foods I meet up with Danny Shipman for an interview. Right after the interview with Danny and Reality Check Tv it’s time for sound check. Then putting up some makeup, and getting dressed for the show! I realizes I haven’t had time for dinner, but I’m hoping for a good show anyways. I can see its starting to be a line outside the venue that goes on till like the next block. Incredible! The venue is sold out! And here comes the crowd bomb. As soon as we step out on stage I can feel this massive support! It’s incredible!! Since this is the first time Amaranthe plays in San Francisco I might believe that plenty of Amaranthe fans were there to see us live for the first time, even though we didn’t headline this evening. I can just say that I loved the crowd. They were totally amazing, I couldn’t stop smile. I would guess I could almost hear 600 people singing along to our songs, it turned out to be better than I expected. Thank you San Fran Friends, I hope I’ll see you soon again! ❤️
Tour diaryseptember 25th , 2014
Hello friends and family! I promised you to give you and update about what’s going on here on the tour. So I’m starting writing my tour diary here in San Francisco where we start the tour together with Within Temptation. We arrived in San Francisco Tuesday evening. Went to IHOP to eat and then straight to bed at 9. I woke up around 4 in the morning on Wednesday, couldn’t go back to sleep so I stayed awake, went to IHOP again and then it was time to roll. The tour bus apparently had some problems with one of the lamps, so we had to turn it in and get that fixed. We had to leave the bus for a couple of hours
so we got driven to a mal. A veeery nice mal, I did lots of shopping I’ve been longing to do. The boys went to Hooters, I went there to pic them up and we moved on into the Big City! Took a bike cab, went on a sightseeing boat around the bay so that we could see The Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz a little closer. (I visited Alcatraz last time I visited San Francisco with Kamelot). And then we had a nice dinner after walking around checking out every corner at Fisherman’s Warf. After dinner I followed the guys to a bar so they could drink one more beer before hitting back to the bus and get some good sleep before the premier show at Regency Ballroom! Yeay!
Fitting session – Behind the scenesseptember 18th , 2014
In the beginning of the mount I had a fitting session with one of Sweden’s most famous Stylists Theresia Parsby. Place: Panorama Hotel, Gothenburg Time: 12.00-02.00 (nighttime) Location: The shower Purpose: Promo pictures for Amaranthe’s upcoming album Massive Addictive This is what she brought, and I think she made an awesome job. It was an honor
for me to wear these clothes on Amaranthe’s so far biggest photo-shoot.
Birthday gift – already!??!? :)september 8th , 2014
Good Morning, I recently woke
up, pretty tired after the weekend in Norway for some reason.. Ok, on the 15:th of October I will have my Birthday. In 2 weeks I’m leaving on tour.. So, I will be on an air-plane and fly back in time, like 12 h (from USA to Japan) so, I won’t be able to celebrate my birthday, and it will only be half time. Haha!! But, today when I woke up I received a package from a friend in Milano. My favorite Victorias Secret smell! Jihaa! (We do not have VS in Sweden!!) Well, I guess I’m celebrating my birthday today then! Hihi!
Make-up time!augusti 29th , 2014
Preparing as much as I possible can for the loooong tour we’re soon about to start. I realized that I was out of my favorite makeup and that I had to order more. I tried this specific brand for the first time during the recording of The Nexus music video, and I got amazed. I ordered a package online as soon as I got back home and I’ve used it every day since. Today I received my second Deluxe package from Sheer Cover Studios. I use makeup mostly on stage, and since I’m on stage almost everyday on tour It’s important for me to use something that’s good, and not harms the skin. Most women probably understands why I use makeup, but to you men I can explain it like this. I don’t have a beard to hide behind, haha! Kidding, the truth is that men also uses makeup in music videos, Television, photo shoots and sometimes also on stage, to cover up redness, pimples and other things you don’t feel comfortable showing in public. The best makeup is makeup that creates a natural look.
I have tried many different brands and usually they sweat of easy, mascara falls down and leaves a black shade under the eyes, and most foundations just doesn’t covers enough. Also most makeup makes your skin look dry, or fat, and the chemicals most manufacturers put in their products covers the pours completely. It means that the pours can’t breath and dirt that’s supposed to come out there gets stuck Inside the skin. In the long run that makes your skin age faster. I can really recommend Sheer Cover to everyone, I use it also in my everyday life. I’m very impressed by the quality and I’m very happy I found something that I can recommend to my friends. You can read more about it online, I’m pretty sure they ship worldwide. Good luck!
Sunday shopping!augusti 3rd , 2014
Today I had a day off in Gothenburg. I went on a very successful shopping round in the big city. I can confess that I usually don’t have time to go shopping, and where I live the stores are closed at Sundays. If your interested I will tell you what I bought. I
found a cosy sweater at Femmedesign, and shoes at Bianco (probably I will use them on stage this weekend). Love them! Also I found a pair of flip flops at a health store here in Sweden called Life, they massages your feet while you walk, incredible! I’m gonna wear them on every tour from now on. Actually I bought two, one pair in red and one in black. I also bought body lotion and hand cream from Utekram, it’s a great brand who only uses natural ingredients. Not tested on animals, vegan, 100% biological products. I have used their products for a while now and I really recommend it. The soap, shampoo, balm and shower gel is fantastic as well. Also another favorite product is Sheer Cover, I found it at Hälsokraft. I use it normally to cover small scars, it works great on stage as well. If you like I’m glad to give you some other recommendations on clothes, accessories and beauty products that I like. Tomorrow I will travel back home to make some vocal recordings (Amaranthe bonus tracks). Then we’re off towards Finlandi!
High season has begun!augusti 3rd , 2014
We’re back! After some time in the studio, and some days vacation we just started our Non Stop World Wide Tour, begun with supporting Sabaton in Stenungsund, Sweden, then Varberg (see photo). Great weather, and great audience, I feel so happy!
We will continue with shows every weekend the rest of the summer, then we will travel to USA together with Within Temptation and then we play a headline show in Mexico, then Loud Park in Japan on my 30:th birthday!! Then back to the U.S, and so it continues…. You can follow my journey here on the blog, and on Instagram or Facebook.
I hope you all had a wonderful summer so far! See you! ❤️:)
Thank you mama!juni 23rd , 2014
This Midsummer I got the honor to spend 3 awesome days with my mom. Because of my job we don’t get the chance to meet very often. So when it happens it makes me very happy!
I feel complete with her around me.
Thanks to my mom I am alive.
My mom made me love music.
My mom told me to always follow my dreams.
My mom taught me to be strong.
Thanks mom for everything you’ve done for me. I love you!
Kamelot to Sweden!maj 19th , 2014
Kamelot hits the mainstage at Sweden Rock Festival, Friday June 6th, 2014
Photo by Jeremy Saffer.
Photo shoot with Am.Creationsmaj 9th , 2014
New Photos taken by Am.Creations. Check them out here on my webpage or
Spa sunday maybaymaj 4th , 2014
I love Spa’s, I need one now, it makes me relaxed when I feel stressed, like I do now. I have a extra job at the moment, at the same time as I work on the last Amaranthe songs, I also work with Memorial for a Wish, my own future project and in general thinking about everything I want to do before i Die. Chaos in my head… I need to relax, maybe I will visit the Spa later but first I will eat a big Brunch!
Me and my friend Linda Dahlberg in Stockholm. <3
”Memorial for a Wish”maj 3rd , 2014
I hope you all doing good and that you had a great weekend, and still have! Yesterday I recorded a song for a new project I will participate in. It’s the second part of a Rock/Metal Musical called ”Memorial for a Wish” written by Andreas Nergård. I sing duet with the Swedish singer Andi Kravljaca. The first album was released in April last year and featured Göran Edman, Åge Sten Nilsen, Ralf Scheepers, Andi Kravljaca ++
Tonight I will stay indoor, drink some green tee from Japan and watch Tv. I wish you all a smooth Saturday!
Glöm inte igelkottarna ikväll!april 30th , 2014
Nu skriver jag på svenska för att Valborg ju är en svensk högtid. Igelkottarna älskar att ligga och gosa i majbrasor. Tyvärr vet dom inte om att vi snart kommer att sätta eld på deras nya mysiga hem. Via länken kan ni läsa hur man räddar dessa små utrotningshotade liv.
Glad Valborg. Puss å hej!
Blabbermouthapril 18th , 2014
Bla bla bla… http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/amaranthe-singer-elize-ryd-slams-internet-haters-its-a-shame-how-low-some-people-can-go/
Obviously some people commenting on Blabbermouth doesn’t get the point. See this and face the truth. Discover empathy and Sexism. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexism
I really recommend you to read about it if you haven’t heard about it before.
A brand new day!april 18th , 2014
To all the people and all the GIRLS out their who need support. I brought up this subject to support you. To make you know your not alone.
Woke up to a brand new day today with new thoughts and new emotions. I still believe that the subject we talked about yesterday is important. When I was a kid and a teenager I never used internet. I didn’t even own a cellphone until I was like 16, haha, no I don’t remember exactly. But my god, I can’t imagine what it would be like, and what would have happened to me if I grew up these days, in this cyber/net environment. I just wish and hope that everyone out there who gets treated bad and bully by trolls, or maybe even people they know, that please don’t let them get you. You are not alone, ok! I’ve actually stopped reading comments on YouTube a loooong time ago because I don’t find it intelligent or stimulating to read crap. It’s sad though cause I also miss out on lots of positive comments. Yesterday someone created what was of course a fake account, liked my FB page only to be able to ruin my day. I want to thank EVERYONE who wrote me back, both here and on my Facebook, thanks for your support. I feel so relieved to know that we stand in this together. Amazing feeling to know that we’re all on the same page. At first I felt it be embarrassing to let you know what that person wrote me, it’s very common that you feel shame, that you don’t want to talk about it, keep it inside. I don’t like that feeling, and I know it’s wrong. So, towards Blåkulla, away with the shame, back again with happiness and strength! I’m so glad I got you! And whenever you need me I will be here for you. ❤️ Happy Easter!
Internet hate!april 17th , 2014
I just wrote in my previous post that I love people. BUT I got a reminder today… Sometimes when I wake up in the morning some idiotic, sexistic ”hater” have written really bad and disrespectful things on my official Facebook page. Mostly men… I do not in the world understand why?? There must be so many other things and people to hate out there. You have rapists, murderers, those who bully other people (like I experience once in a while), people who abuses children and animals… Cancer!! Do I need to continue?
It’s an ever lasting question to me why some people loves to write fucked up comments to someone they actually don’t even know. One thing they usually have in common is that they are sick or jealous. Actually I know Amaranthe’s and my fans out there are amazing people. I been touring over 4 years and got the honor to meet the most fantastic people, you know who you are and you know I love you. We, like most people on earth, share the same thoughts and have the same sight on life, I’m very glad because of that. If you feel that you are not one of those people, please just leave us alone and learn to shut the fuck up! Is it so hard, really?
Please if you notice that someone around you writes bad stuff to another on the internet, remind them to think twice before posting it. And to those who are internet-haters, it is a crime in Sweden. Ok, I don’t get many stupid comments on my fb, they pop up maybe once every year. But this kind of comments doesn’t only effect me. This guy do obviously have a really bad sight on women. All I can say to you ”Fito” is …… I think what you wrote and how you react towards me and the band is sad, weak and extremely pathetic. Most of the things people write (like you did) are words you probably would not be cool enough to tell to my face. I hope you are happy now that I gave you some extra attention.
It’s a shame how low some people can go…
The most important for me right now is to do my best to STOP this kind of stupidity. It makes a lot of people very hurt, and depressed, nobody deserves to read shit like this. I have to post this so that at least I show that it happens to me, and that I don’t think it’s OK!!! So just stop Internet bullying people and STOP insulting woman. To many have already got seriously damaged and even committed suicide (mostly young women/girls) because of this phenomena ”Internet hate”. I’m 100% against both Cyber bullying and Women’s Oppression. We need to say NO as soon as we notice there are people out there continuing feeding it.
Home sweet homeapril 16th , 2014
I posted this picture on my insta and Facebook yesterday. Right now I’m in a classical small Swedish village, it’s very well known for it’s Dalahästar, hard bread and Midsummer (maypoles like on the picture). I love this village, it looks the same as it did 1000 years ago. Our apartment is based in one of the oldest buildings, in the ”city”. I can see the beautiful sea from the window. We have an open fireplace inside that I love, especially in the winter, and right underneath us is a clothing store where I work a little extra when the boss needs my help. As you might have noticed I love people, and clothes, so to be in the store is very fun for a change. I worked as a waitress a couple of years. One summer I worked selling ice cream and I gained 10 kilos because I ”tasted” the ice cream every day.. haha. During high school I worked as a cleaner and Operator-Assisted Calls, so I would confess I’m pretty good at service minded jobs. Do you need me for a job I can clean your house, sell your clothes, serve you dinner and answer your phone! ;D Hehe, I’m a workaholic I know. I just came back from a busy tour and all I can think of is ‘give me a job’!! Tomorrow I’m going to the gym for the third day in row, feels nice. Now I will try to get some sleep. Good Night, sweet dreams.
US Tour with Within Temptation!april 15th , 2014
In the fall Amaranthe goes on a
guest tour with Within Temptation.
Last show outside Parisapril 12th , 2014
Le Forum – Really nice venue, celebrating 20 years this year! Thanks everyone for all the joy! It felt great to be back in France and to meet old friends.
Nottinghamapril 11th , 2014
We had a day off in Nottingham before show day, so first I went to the gym with the Smash guys, then we had dinner and then we visited the cinema looking at Noah. I really liked the movie, especially the message. It was sad and emotional
Wolverhamptonapril 9th , 2014
Got a guest in the bus today! Always nice with some new blood around. I woke up at 6 in the evening. Had to stay awake all night because of the boarder and the fairy. I stayed awake watching the sunrise over England, it was very beautiful. Later in the evening we went out and looked at a band playing. The day after I went out shopping, fantastic city, I bought some clothes and then I had the biggest dinner so far, all by my self. The show went great, always so great to see so many people on before undiscovered soil.
Day off in Calaisapril 8th , 2014
We stopped by in Calais on our way from Germany back to England. Our plan was to stay at the beach, but when we arrived it was rain and thunder. It stopped rain in the afternoon so I went out and took some pictures after having dinner with the boys, and the bus drivers girlfriend. I can imagine how nice it must be in Calais a sunny summer day on this beach. Still very beautiful after a rainy day in April.
Ludwigsburg!april 7th , 2014
Last show in Germany! I must say that Germany has delivered on a very high level generally on this tour. Enthusiasm 5/5, noisiness 5/5, happiness 5/5, sing along 5/5, I would give you 5 out of five in every aspect. I will miss you! Also we had what I know 2 sweethearts from Belgium coming seeing us on a couple of shows. Thank you for being so sweet!! And thank you for the ‘Amaranthe’ beer!!
London!april 6th , 2014
Right after the show in Berlin we went to a hotel at Berlin airport, 3 h sleep, lobby call at 04.45… Flight to London, got picked up by the tour bus at the airport at 10.30-ish. Arrival at O2 Academy around 12, power nap, meet and Greet at 14.45, then 15 Interviews. Wao, busy busy… I’m happy I got lots of energy from all the nice people we met! I didn’t have time to go out and buy any food so instead I ate a protein bar, drank lots of red bull and a huge Starbucks coffee. So far the most busy day on this tour. The show went great after all, London is the shit! Audience was amazing! Thank you all!!
Berlin!april 5th , 2014
Wake up call 10.00, I was actually feeling very sick. Some of the boys are sick right now and I am afraid this could be the end of the so far ”Healthy tour”. But after 4 h sleep, lots of fruit, great food and a bottle of Champange I felt a lot better! I’m happy I managed to do the show. The audience was fantastic! Thank you all!!
Prague!april 3rd , 2014
Sightseeing day again! Love Spring, love Prague! The day was Queen, we ate fried cheese, actually one of my favorite dishes, and made some shopping, not big enough since when I went back to the store to buy some really nice things I saw, the store was closed. Audience were amazing! Hope to be back here very soon to see you all again!
Budapest!april 1st , 2014
Day off in Viennamars 31st , 2014
Mm, had dinner at Medusa with two friends from Vienna! So good food, and after that we visited two very classy bars ala Elize. On the picture I am drinking a very good old school banana-milkshake! Yammay!
Vienna!mars 30th , 2014
Vienna before and after show! Slept till 2, ate lunch, did some workout in the sun, ate dinner, took a power nap and then show time! Haha! Great audience, thank you all!
Munich!mars 29th , 2014
Sightseeing with some of the guys. We took the train to the city and spent the day walking in the sun, I ate a Tomato soup and drank some coffee. Also we visited Hofbrauhaus! Beautiful city, wao!
Memmingen!mars 29th , 2014
Great day, after all. When we arrived at the venue some of us walked to the city. Another beautiful and cute city!! I bought oil for my hair and a couple of deodorants without silicon and aluminum, amazing! Haven’t seen that in Sweden yet. Back at Kaminverk we ate dinner, and then finally we played the show. It was fantastic! Every time I see the audience I understand why I’m on tour. It’s an wonderful feeling to see all the beautiful people sing along and smile. You all made my day. Thank you for coming to the show and for supporting us, we love you!! And btw, next time I hope I won’t miss the fact that the club close early… When I came back down after showering and changing to say hello, everybody had left the building.
I’m looking forward to come back for a revenge!
Poop-liar!mars 28th , 2014
Ok, life on tour is NOT perfect! Today we had our first fight!! Someone pooped in the toilet where your not allowed to poop! If you do that, or/and throw paper in the toilet, it takes about 6 h to clean the small pipe the water floats through. This big brown poop caused problems for the whole bus this morning. Mostly me since I can not just throw out my penis and pee in a bottle or by the highway. I need a toilet. Well, I walk down to the bus driver and ask him to find a place where I can pee. He freaks out and starts screaming at me cause he thought I had an ”attitude”… He was of course upset like hell himself. Most of all it makes me so extremely sad to know that one person on this bus is a big fat liar. Somebody pooped in the toilet, and everybody denies it!?!?!?!? GAAAH, It means that someone is LYING!! I hate when people are lying, it’s the worst thing I know! Today is so far the worst day on this tour. One of the reasons I started this blog is because I need to feel some kind of freedom to express myself in any situation. I’m the only girl here and right now I feel like there is no one here I can trust. I hope you who read this doesn’t get disappointed by the fact knowing that life on tour is NOT perfect.
Bellinzona!mars 27th , 2014
Wao, I’ve never seen such a beautiful little village! We went for a walk up the hills. Spring in the air, smell of flowers and the sun shining over snow covered mountain tops. Like a dream! The venue was nice, great food, great staff. The smallest audience so far, but defiantly a day and night to remember.
Yoga-danemars 26th , 2014
Is my favorite type of work out! Also Body-balace, try it if you haven’t, it gives you long sleek muscles and makes you flexible.
Milano!mars 26th , 2014
Work out with the guys!
As usual we arrived and I woke up at 1. After breakfast me and some of the guys did some work out, it’s important and it makes your performance ability on stage a lot better;) See you tonight at Liveclub outside Milano!
Pratteln!mars 25th , 2014
Z7 Pratteln, Switzerland today! We are feeling great! We had a travel day yesterday and some time to rest. This place is ledgendary, I played here for the first time in 2010 with Kamelot. They have really old photos on the wall here, for example this 10 year old pictures of Lacuna coil, and a 9 year old picture of Simone Simons, so cool!
Barcelona!mars 23rd , 2014
7:th show on the tour! 14 to go…
We are playing the 7:th show today, 3:rd show in Spain. It’s been going great so far! Thank you all for supporting and spreading your love and energy to us! Took a picture of the adorable welcoming team, you guys rocked! See u soon!
Madrid!mars 22nd , 2014
So we just arrived at Sala Arena in Madrid. Today we have lots of interviews and a photo shoot before the show.
We played in the same venue almost exactly one year ago. Both me and Johan are exited to be back so soon! ;D
Bilbao!mars 21st , 2014
Amaranthe arrived in Bilbao late yesterday. Everybody went out on a dinner, extremely good food and Spanish wine. After the dinner we visited three different rock bars! We are all loaded with lots of positive energy and ready to rock Club Rockstar tonight.
Teddy :)mars 20th , 2014
Köln!mars 20th , 2014
Thank you Bochum and Cologne for two amazing evenings in Germany! ) Amazing weather yesterday, I was sitting in the bus enjoying the sun. I also met Honken, my life savior;) Now we are on our way to Spain in the bus. It looks like 20 degrees outside so I hope we at least can get 20 minutes break in the sun. We’ve driven 12 h now, 20 more to go…
Bochum!mars 18th , 2014
We have entered Bochum! Breakfast was really good! I took a shower, feels awesome after 9 h on the train and then 17 hours on the tour bus. Now I’m going to answer an interview and then I guess it’s time for sound check!
Bye Sweden!mars 17th , 2014
So, time to leave Sweden. After a wonderful weekend in Ängelholm it’s now time for me to travel to Hamburg and meet up with Amaranthe, Red Car and Deals Death. Buy buy!
Ekebo!mars 15th , 2014
Wonderful evening at Ekebo yesterday! Thank you all for coming and thank you for being who you are!
Pictures taken by Rock Photographer Satanja
Wham!mars 12th , 2014
Jaja, just me being in heaven for a while at ”Melodifestivalens” after party this weekend. To the left we have the International superstar fashion stylist Jonas Hallberg. And to the right Top fashion designer Lars Wallin.
Just check this out and you’ll understand why I love them!
Spring!mars 12th , 2014
I posted this picture on my Instagram the other day, but I just have to say again, wao what a feeling! To see the first flowers coming up really means that it is Spring time!! =) I love Spring and Summer! Today I’m packing my bags, tomorrow the long tour starts for me, five weeks away from home. I can tell it’s chaos, but to think about the little flower and see the sun shining through my window brings me a sense of calm and hope. It also made me aware of that it will be even warmer in some of the countries we around Europe we are going to, so I need to pack light clothing’s. I’m excited.
Good morning coffeemars 10th , 2014
I am sitting in the sofa and drinking my morning coffee, this is the kind of things I won’t be able to do for a month on the tour. Small things that makes life ”different” on the road. I’m loading my batteries by taking it as easy as possible before I’m off to Europe! See you soon.
bandit rock awards 2014mars 9th , 2014
The 8:th of mars 2014 Bandit Rock Awards brought me one of my finest and most special moments in life. Amaranthe was nominated in three categories, best album, best artist of the year and best live-act. That it self made us very grateful and happy. Also that we got the honor to open the Award by playing three songs was huge fun. Ghost and In flames beat us. I was sitting backstage and eating chips, then when the award was almost over, I went to say hello to a couple of friends, but I got told to stay in the backstage. I had no idea what was going on, but I thought aha, maybe this has something to do with the International woman’s day, and maybe they want all the women to go up on stage together… Coming closer to the stage I could hear that there was still prices left to be hand out, and I could hear them reading a motivation for the next winner, I couldn’t hear it all, but I did hear ”work with Takida, Renegade Five, Kamelot and Amarnathe. Bandit Rock & Role Model of the year goes to”… And then they called MY name! I got chocked, touched and extremely happy. I can’t describe how grateful I am to receive this kind of award! Its the best price I ever won. It has always been important for me to have a role model, and trying to be one myself. Especially as one of very few women in this genre I’ve seen it as even more important. All I ever wanted and still do is to make a small change in peoples lives. As well as in my own. This price goes therefore straight into my heart, to know that people have seen me and appreciates what I do just can’t make me any happier. Thank you Bandit for showing appreciation in this most amazing way. I’m still a bit red on my cheeks. I will shelter and try to defend this titel for as long as I live. <3
Vinnarna i BANDIT ROCK AWARDS 2014:
Årets Svenska Genombrott: Ghost
Årets Internationella Genombrott: Black Veil Brides
Årets Svenska Liveakt: In Flames(Official)
Årets Internationella Liveakt: Rammstein
Årets Svenska Album: Ghost
Årets Internationella Album: Five Finger Death Punch
Årets Svenska Artist/Grupp: Ghost
Årets Internationella Artist/Grupp: Five Finger Death Punch
Bandit Rock & Role Model: Elize Ryd Off. Page
Bandit Legend Award: Vinnie Paul
Årets Mest Spelade Låt På Bandit 2013: Halestorm ”I Miss The Misery”
Årets Bästa Publik: Alla På Bandit Rock Awards 2014
Homecoming dinner and movie nightmars 7th , 2014
Today I been working in the office again all day. I actually woke up at 1, since I didn’t go to bed until 6 in the morning yesterday. I was writing some music, and for some reason I always get more creative during the night. My love came back from a game in Gothenburg at 6, and then we went to Rättvik and had a very nice dinner at ”Görgen på
Höjden”. This restaurant is one of my favorites. They only serve food produced in Dalarna (local food). When we got back home we looked at a docomentary movie called ”Blackfish”. Amazing, but also very sad, but very important, see It if you haven’t. Its about how Sea world treats their orcas, it’s terrible. I do not like Circuses, I do not like Sea world or similar places like Sea world, it’s awful that human uses animals to earn money. Time to hit the bed. Bandit Rock Awards tomorrow and the train leaves at 9.15 towards Stockholm. Good Night!
Work, work, workmars 6th , 2014
It might seem like I have a couple of days of, but that is not true. Right now I’m in the studio recording vocals on ”Docker’s Guild”, one of the very exiting projects I got the honor to participate in this year. Read more about Docker’s Guild at http://www.dockersguild.com or visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/dockersguild
Six years as onemars 5th , 2014
6 years ago I met the love of my life. The story is not complicated or dramatic in any way. I saw this guy and I fell in love immediately. He’s been supporting me and my journey as a touring artist from day one. I am grateful. Soon I’m leaving for another month on the road.
Finland! =)mars 5th , 2014
And the European Tour has officially started! We, Amaranthe, visited Helsinki and Lahti this weekend. Both gigs felt amazing, and now I am not talking about my own stake but the audiences. It amazes me every time to see how the audience grow, and it makes me so happy since that must be a sign that what we do must be something good. I love the songs I been creating together with the boys in Gothenburg, and to see other people sing along to them is just by it self amazing. Thank you also RADIO ROCK for putting The Nexus back on your track list, Laura you Rock! I really looking forward to come back to our second home, Finland. Love you sweet people! Oh, also I have to add that I used my new in Ears for the first time, Ultimate Ears UE7. Sounded amazing. Easily worth 1200 Euros.
Towards Helsinki!februari 27th , 2014
Im leaving, first train to Stockholm, then the boat. So we will arrive tomorrow morning. Im looking forward to it! See you soon!
Josefins Birthday party!februari 27th , 2014
Yesterday I worked all day with lots of stuff that needed to be done in the office. In the evening I got invited to my friends Birthday party. My so called Sis, she turned 19. It was super nice, we ate homemade pizza and and a magical cake made by her grandma, so good! Also we talked about ghosts and other over natural things, like you use to when you turn 19 right. I took a picture of her with the new bag she got, and the Victoria’s Secret package is from me. She got Sheer Love body mist, I use it my self, it smells very fresh. Around 24 we left. Today Im going to Helsinki, Finland, having a show there tomorrow..