Amaranthe: Exclusive "Drop Dead Cynical" Video Lesson with Olof Mörck

Today, presents an exclusive lesson video by guitarist Olof Mörck of Gothenburg, Sweden's Amaranthe.

The song, "Drop Dead Cynical," is from the band's new album, Massive Addictive, which was released last month.

Massive Addictive was tracked at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark, with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica etc.) at the helm. The cornerstone and the bedrock of the album is the divine duality of pulsating beats and melodic pop choruses, both of which are Amaranthe hallmarks.

The band's full lineup is Elize Ryd (vocals), Jake E. (vocals), Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson (screams), Olof Mörck (guitar, keys), Johan Andreassen (bass) and Morten Løwe Sørensen (drums).

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.