Born: October 15th 1984 in Värnamo, Sweden
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 168 cm
Voice: Belt/High Soprano
Record Label Spinefarm / Universal
2004-2007: Performing Arts School - School for professional Musical artists (song, dance and theatre) at DansForum. 2000-2003: Kongahälla School, Musical line.
Featured Video: Amaranthe "Amaranthine"
2012 - September to November: On tour with Kamelot through South America, North America and Europe.
2012 - August: Summer festivals with Kamelot (Wacken Open Air/ Germany, Masters of Rock/ Czech Republic, Kavarna Rock Festival/ Bulgaria) and Amaranthe (Wacken Open Air).
2011 - Oct-Dec: Tour through Europe with Amaranthe and Hammerfall.
2011 - March-April: On tour with Amaranthe and Kamelot through Europe.
2011 - August-September: North American Tour with Kamelot.
2011 - June: Amaranthe playing at Loud Park Festival in Japan, Tokyo.
2010 - April: South American Tour with Kamelot.
2010 - Feb-March: European Tour with Kamelot as backup singer and guest vocalist.
2012 - Recording guest vocals on KAMELOT's new album (Silverthorn)
2012 - Recording guest vocals on Dreamstate project, song "Evolution"
(click HERE to watch the
"Behind The Scenes" Official Video) 2011 - Recording guest vocals at Quade Studios NYC, for the upcoming Renegade Five album
2011 - Recording guest vocals on Dragonland album
2011 - Recording guest vocals on Takida album (The Burning Heart)
2010 - Recording AMARANTHE debut album (Amaranthe)
2009 - Recording Radio Commercial for Women US Open cup.
2006 - Recording guest vocals on Dragonland album (Astronomy)
2005 - Recording guest vocals on Dreamland album (Future's Calling)
2005 - Recording guest vocals on Falconer album (Grime vs. Grandeur)
2003 - Recording guest vocals on Falconer album (The Sceptre of Deception)
Other Work Experiences
2012 - July: Gothia Cup (Sweden), several performances including Loreen's "Euphoria" (see Video Section).
2011 - December: On Stage (Goes New York), backup vocals and dancing with, among others, Kate Ryan and Sanne Salomonsen.
2010 - Nov-Dec- On Stage (Goes Royal), backup singer behind Yohanna, Eric Saade and more. (www.onstage.com)
2009 - Nov-Dec: On Stage (Goes 80's). Backup singer and dancer behind, among other artists, Johnny Logan and Taylor Dayne. (www.onstage.com)
2009 - Sep: Model & Singer at NK of Sweden fashion show in Gothenburg.
2008 - 2009 - Aug-June: "Kitsch Luxurious Magic" Singer & Dancer at Cabaret Lorensberg.
2008 - May-October: Singer & Dancer at Volvo Truck Reveal DC, in conjunction with the launch of their new trucks.
2007 - 2008 - Aug-June: "Showtime" Artist and Waitress at Cabaret Lorensberg.
2007 - May: Sweet Charity at Lorensbergsteatern, Degree Performing Arts School, played the role of Charity.
Elize Ryd was born into a family
of musicians and started to sing and dance even as a
3 year old child, together with her brother Johan Carlzon
and sister Elina Ryd. From the very beginning it was
obvious that she had a unique voice and a natural
talent for singing and performing. She started with
dance lessons early and was only 4 when she performed
in public for the first time. At the age of 13 she won
a talent contest in Gothenburg as the youngest participant
in the competition, and also received a scholarship
award as "most promising singer". After
graduating from elementary school, she decided to become
a musical artist and entered the Kongahälla High
School Musical Line for 3 years, where she was awarded
for "most beautiful voice".
Elize auditioned with all her teachers,
singing in front of different audiences and often bringing
tears in their eyes from her amazing voice. Soon she
got in touch with the singer of the Swedish power metal
band FALCONER, who asked her to be a guest singer on
their next CD. It would be her first step into the
rock music industry. Elize had always been wanting
to do musicals and shows and from that moment on, her
career was launched and on its way up.
After working as a "Cabaret
Virtuoso" in the high-class Cabaret Lorensberg
in Gothenburg, she met Jake E., from the band DREAMLAND.
With Dreamland she recorded the song "Fade Away".
Then Olof Mörck asked her for a collaboration in
his band DRAGONLAND and she recorded vocals on their
album "Cassiopeja". It was the beginning of
a strong and fructuous friendship between Jake, Olof
and Elize. Some time later, Elize graduated from a three
year long education at Gothenburg's Performing Arts
School - School for Professional Musical Artists - and
her interest in joining Olof and Jake's turned into an actual decision. A few months later Avalanche, later renamed AMARANTHE,
AMARANTHE's first single "Leave
Everything Behind" was an immediately high charted
single in Sweden and Finland. Their debut album
"Amaranthe" was released in April 2011 under
Spinefarm/Universal Records and reached immediate recognition.
Swedish newspapers praised them as a band able to "conquer
the world". Indeed that catchy album, where Elize's
voice stands out for its warmth, energy and purity,
was soon acclaimed worldwide, even being the 84th
most played album on Spotify in the whole world, all
In Spring 2011, Amaranthe did a full
European Tour with the legendary metal masters KAMELOT,
followed by appearances at major festivals such
as LOUDPARK in Japan and Metal Female Voices Fest in
Belgium, and a whole new European Tour in Autumn 2011,
with the Swedish power metal band HAMMERFALL.
In 2010 Elize was chosen by KAMELOT
as one of their female touring vocalists; in 2011 she
joined them again for their Worldwide tour, doing special
guest appearances all over South America, North America
During the past two years Elize went
on working as a show performer, but she's now more and
more focused on Amaranthe and her singer career. Besides
her collaboration with most known metal acts above,
she took part in many albums by Swedish and international
artists, such as Takida, Renegade Five and Houston.
Dragonland have also just released their 5th album,
where Elize does guest vocals again. Elize receives
countless requests from well-known artists to feature
her great voice on their albums, and undoubtedly she
is one of the most promising female vocalists in
the current rock/metal scene.