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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

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.