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! ❤️
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! 😀
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.
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!
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! 😉
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!
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! ❤️:)
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!
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Avenged Sevenfold, Amaranthe + Dead By April –
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
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! 😉
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
In the fall Amaranthe goes on a guest tour with Within Temptation!!