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AMON AMARTH – To Return To North America This Fall With Sabaton And Skeletonwitch

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Critically acclaimed, Billboard-charting metal unit, AMON AMARTH, will be reconquering North America this Fall. This time around, the band will bring fellow Swedes, Sabaton, along for the ride. Additionally, Skeletonwitch will once again be opening the show, with the exception of New York City where fans will be treated to the first-ever North American performance from extreme metal supergroup, Vallenfyre as part of the Decibel Magazine 10th anniversary celebrations (which will include additional news and events to be announced soon).

In February of this year, AMON AMARTH devotees in Los Angeles witnessed the exclusive appearance of the band’s epic Viking ship stage setup. For this tour, New York enthusiasts will take in the Viking ship spectacle at the Best Buy Theatre on October 18th. Tickets will go on sale on May 30th. Keep an eye on amonamarth.com/tour for details.

Comments the band of the upcoming trek: “Yes, we are coming back to North America, and this time we’re doing Canada and the US together with our friends in Sabaton and Skeletonwitch! We can also announce that we’ll be bringing the Viking ship to the show in New York City! So get ready North America, this time we’ll take no prisoners!”

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AMON AMARTH’s latest full-length, Deceiver Of The Gods, was released in June of 2013. The album debuted at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, making it the band’s highest-charting album to date. Check out music as well as the epic video for “Father Of The Wolf” at THIS LOCATION.

AMON AMARTH
w/ Sabaton, Skeletonwitch

9/25/2014 Riverside Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, CA
9/26/2014 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
9/27/2014 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
9/29/2014 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
9/30/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
10/01/2014 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
10/03/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
10/04/2014 Flames Central – Calgary, AB
10/05/2014 Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, SK
10/06/2014 The Garrick – Winnipeg, MB
10/07/2014 Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON
10/10/2014 The Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
10/11/2014 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
10/12/2014 Imperial – Quebec City, QC
10/14/2014 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
10/15/2014 Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
10/17/2014 Upstate Concert Hall – Albany, NY
10/18/2014 Best Buy Theatre – New York , NY *
10/19/2014 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
10/21/2014 Track 29 -Chattanooga, TN
10/22/2014 Bijou Theater -Knoxville, TN
10/24/2014 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
10/25/2014 Freebird – Jacksonville, FL
10/26/2014 Iron City – Birmingham, AL
10/27/2014 The Civic – New Orleans, LA
10/29/2014 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
10/30/2014 Mojoes – Jolie, IL
10/31/2014 Royal Oak – Detroit, MI
11/01/2014 The Eagles Club – Milwaukee, WI
11/02/2014 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
11/04/2014 Bourbon Stree – Lincoln, NE
11/05/2014 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/07/2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX
11/08/2014 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
11/09/2014 Club XS – Tucson, AZ
* no Skeletonwitch

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Critical Praise For AMON AMARTH:

“The group’s thunderous assault remains more powerful than Thor’s hammer.” - LAWeekly.com

“AMON AMARTH are defining themselves anew…the finest album of this band’s career.” - The Guardian (UK)

“They have honed their craft to the point where the only surprise is how invigorating their music still feels the ninth time around here on Deceiver Of The Gods.” - Outburn

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info:

AMON AMARTH: Amon Amarth

SKELETONWITCH: Skeletonwitch

SABATON: http://www.sabaton.net

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LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

LONG LIVE SABATON.

LONG LIVE SKELETONWITCH.

Stone.

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SKELETONWITCH Confirms 2014 Tour With Amon Amarth And Enslaved

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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 New Track From Serpents Unleashed To Premiere Today Via SiriusXM

SKELETONWITCH – Although their busy Fall itinerary (which includes tours alongside Ghost B.C. and The Black Dahlia Murder) is their immediate focus, Blackened Metal heathens SKELETONWITCH are already looking ahead to 2014 with a massive month-long trek alongside Amon Amarth and Enslaved that will take the Ohio quintet to many markets they will not hit during their Autumn takeover. Tickets go on sale this Friday. Find a complete list of the group’s upcoming concerts below.

Comments guitarist Scott Hedrick of the New Year run, “We forged a friendship with Amon Amarth about five years ago when we first toured together and have had the chance to hang with Enslaved at European festivals. We’re fans of both bands, and all those guys rule. It takes a tour to another level when there’s that much camaraderie, and we can’t think of a better way to tour Serpents Unleashed this Winter. Good bands, good beards, and (hopefully) good beers. See you guys soon!”

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Last month, SKELETONWITCH unveiled “Burned From Bone,” the first taste of the their highly anticipated new album, Serpents Unleashed. You can still text SERPENTS to 24587 to obtain a free download of the track. Recorded with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Isis, Kvelertak) earlier this year, Serpents Unleashed – which will come available in CD, LP, cassette, digital download and limited edition 7-inch collector’s box formats — will be unleashed in North America on October 29th, in Australia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland on October 25th and in the UK and the rest of Europe onOctober 28th. Check out parts one and two in a series of Serpents Unleashed making-of webisodes HERE and HERE.

And if you’re jonesing for more, another new tune from Serpents Unleashed – hailed by Decibel as the band’s “best effort to date” — will premiere on Liquid Metal with Jose on SiriusXM channel 40 today between 3:00:PM - 9:00PM EST. Additionally, the world premiere of the group’s newest music video will take place tomorrow! Stay tuned for details.

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SKELETONWITCH

SKELETONWITCH
10/04/2013 Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI w/ Ghost B.C.
10/05/2013 Frank’s Power Plant – Milwaukee, WI SKELETONWITCH only
10/06/2013 Smith’s Downtown – Mishawaka, IN SKELETONWITCH only
10/07/2013 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH w/ Ghost B.C.
10/14/2013 Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TN w/ Ghost B.C.
w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Noisem
10/24/2013 Peabody’s Concert Club – Cleveland, OH
10/25/2013 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
10/26/2013 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
10/27/2013 The Met – Pawtucket, RI
10/28/2013 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
10/29/2013 Le Cercle – Quebec City, QC
10/30/2013 La Tulipe – Montreal, QC
10/31/2013 Ritual – Ottawa, ON
11/01/2013 Rum Runners – London, ON
11/02/2013 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
11/04/2013 Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON
11/06/2013 West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB
11/07/2013 Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, SK
11/08/2013 Avenue Theatre – Edmonton, AB
11/09/2013 The Den – Calgary, AB
11/11/2013 The Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
11/12/2013 The Center – Spokane, WA
11/13/2013 WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
11/14/2013 Whiskey Dick’s Saloon – South Lake Tahoe, CA
11/15/2013 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
11/16/2013 Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
11/17/2013 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
11/18/2013 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
11/19/2013 Club Patron – Odessa, TX
w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Wolvhammer
11/20/2013 Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
11/21/2013 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
11/22/2013 Firebird – St. Louis, MO
11/23/2013 Blue Moose – Iowa City, IA
11/24/2013 The Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL
11/25/2013 Mojoes of Joliet – Joliet, IL
11/26/2013 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
11/27/2013 The Machine Shop – Flint, MI

SKELETONWITCH w/ Amon Amarth, Enslaved

1/17/2014 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
1/18/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
1/20/2014 Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX
1/21/2014 House of Blues - Dallas, TX
1/22/2014 House of Blues – Houston, TX
1/24/2014 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
1/25/2014 The Ritz – Tampa, FL
1/26/2014 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1/29/2014 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
1/30/2014 NorVA – Norfolk, VA
1/31/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD
2/01/2014 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/03/2014 TLA – Philadelphia, PA
2/04/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
2/07/2014 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
2/08/2014 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
2/09/2014 Grenada Theatre – Lawrence, KS
2/11/2014 Summit Theatre – Denver, CO
2/12/2014 Murray Theater – Salt Lake City, UT
2/14/2014 The Regency – San Francisco, CA
2/15/2014 Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

w/ Amon Amarth
2/16/2014 House of Blues – San Diego, CA

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On SKELETONWITCH:

Facebook: Skeletonwitch

http://www.skeletonwitch.com

http://www.twitter.com/skeletonwitch

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PROSTHETIC RECORDS:

http://www.prostheticrecords.com

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LONG LIVE SKELETONWITCH.

LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

LONG LIVE ENSLAVED. 

Stone.

AMON AMARTH “Deceiver Of The Gods” – Melodic Death Metal Kings Are Victors Once Again!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, melodic death metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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4.5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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AMON AMARTH – The ninth studio album, Deceiver Of The Gods, from Sweden’s Melodic Death Metal Kings, AMON AMARTH, was released on June 25th of this year, via Metal Blade Records. Metal victory has once again been achieved for AMON AMARTH! Solid songs, musicianship, vocals and lyrics are only just the beginning, with Deceiver Of The Gods. AMON AMARTH have quite possibly released one of their finest Metal works of their storied career.

AMON AMARTH have a catalog of stellar albums that are (rather) difficult to leap-frog, when I think of making comparisons within their discography. AMON AMARTH are undisputed Metal legends, therefore Deceiver Of The Gods (just) has to be grand. Right? It is! This new AMON AMARTH album, Deceiver Of The Gods, rages along with Melodic Death Metal majesty and is a sonic blast of what this band is so legendary for!

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Photo Credit: John McMurtrie

My favorite song on this album is Hel. Glory be to the Metal Gods, this song is impeccable! Hel has now become (quite honestly) my favorite AMON AMARTH song of all-time! Vocalist Johan Hegg and (former Candlemass) guest vocalist Messiah Marcolin compliment each other in eye-popping fashion; it’s Johan’s muscular growl meets Messiah’s falsetto.

The title track (and album opener) plus the closer Warriors Of The North are fist-pumping, headbanging and raise the horns to the sky epics! A well thought-out way of bookending the prime-rib delicacy of Metal that is Deceiver Of The Gods. Northern Mythology is once again embraced within the themes of this new AMON AMARTH album; with the Norse God, Loke, being the current example; however, this album is not devoted entirely on this legendary figure.

AMON AMARTH continuously raises their own bar of excellence and I couldn’t be more sincere and psyched about that. I highly recommend Deceiver Of The Gods to ALL my fellow Metal brethren and consider it as a bona-fide Top Ten contender for Metal Odyssey’s year-end Best Of 2013 list.

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Deceiver Of The Gods – Track Listing:

Deceiver Of The Gods

As Loke Falls

Father Of The Wolf

Shape Shifter

Under Siege

Blood Eagle

We Shall Destroy

Hel

Coming Of The Tide

Warriors Of The North

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Vocals – Johan Hegg

Bass – Ted Lundström

Guitar - Johan Söderberg

Guitar – Olavi Mikkonen

Drums – Fredrik Andersson

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* For More Info On AMON AMARTH:

http://www.amonamarth.com

Facebook: Amon Amarth

http://www.twitter.com/amonamarthband

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METAL BLADE RECORDS:

http://www.metalblade.com

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LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

Stone.

AMON AMARTH – Graces The Cover Of Decibel Magazine

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour Currently Underway

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In conjunction with their slot on this year’s edition of the Rockster Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Swedish melodic death metal legion, AMON AMARTH, graces the cover of the August 2013 issue of Decibel Magazine!

Conducted by J. Bennett in Stockholm, Sweden, the intimate feature follows the band through their early days and escalating success, tour life, and the creation of their most compelling record to date: Deceiver of the GodsA must-read for any AMON AMARTH disciple.

The issue is on sale NOW. Purchase your copy at: http://store.decibelmagazine.com/collections/back-issues/products/august-2013-106

The recently unleashed Deceiver of the Gods was released in North America via Metal Blade Records on June 25, recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Killswitch Engage, Megadeth, Opeth) and broke the band’s previous sales records around the world! The band is now in their second week on the Billboard Top 200 in the U.S. (week one: #19 and week 2: #59) and third week on the Top 100 Charts in Germany (week one: #3, week two: #13, and week three:  #23) 

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Literally invading U.S. shores, AMON AMARTH’s main stage slot on the http://www.rockstarmayhemfest.com, currently underway, the band’s mammoth stage production, including a Viking Longboat and the amassing armies in the war between Odin and Loki, has lit up the internet with excitement for the band’s set.

Said Metalassault.com, “the stunning stage production was what really made this AMON AMARTH show stand out from their own past shows, and indeed from all other bands that played this festival.” Agreed Mxdwn.com “Perhaps the day’s best set came next at the main stage. Swedish Viking rockers AMON AMARTH delivered the best tenets of Scandinavian death metal. Fronting a massive mural of their new album Deceiver of the Gods… the band also proudly displayed a full-scale Viking battle barge as the centerpiece of their set design. Their drummer Fredrik Andersson was perched atop semi-hidden by the ship’s bow. The group’s equally large lead singer Johan Hegg bounded from one side of the stage to the other bellowing in his demonic howl. The title track from their new album and ‘Death in Fire’ were both great, but it was ‘Twlight of the Thunder God’ that packed the most punch and fury.”

AMON AMARTH is currently putting the finishing touches on the official video for colossal track Father Of The Wolf. The video will be unveiled in the coming weeks. Until then, check out the trailer now playing at the band’s microsite: http://deceiver.amonamarth.com.

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(Photo credit: Steve Brown)

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 Critical Praise:

“Deceiver of the Gods goes from rampaging to brooding to anthemic over a well-conceived trajectory…. This is an album that begs to be consumed in its entirety at every listen, just to get the full experience.” – Decibel

“No one delivers big, punch-in-the-face motifs better than AMON AMARTH, and the Swedish melodic-death-metal titans have excelled themselves on their ninth studio album… Not only does Johan Hegg deliver his fiercest growls ever, but he also duets mesmerizingly with operatic ex-Candlemass frontman Messiah Marcolin on ‘Hel.’” – Revolver

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on AMON AMARTH:

Facebook: Amon Amarth

http://www.amonamarth.com

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LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

Stone.

AMON AMARTH Score Their Strongest Chart Impacts Around The World, With New Album “Deceiver of the Gods”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 4, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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The release of Deceiver of the Gods, the latest studio album from Swedish Melodic Death Metal titans, AMON AMARTH, has broken the band’s previous sales records around the world.  The album landed at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #19 on the Top Current Albums Chart. The band’s last album, Surtur Rising, entered the Top 200 Chart at #34 making Deceiver of the Gods the band’s highest charting record to date.

In GermanyDeceiver of the Gods entered the Top 100 Chart at #3, the official Media Market/Saturn Chart at #3 and the German Media Control Weekend Trend Chart at #2.

Deceiver of the Gods came in at #9 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Hard Music Charts and #21 on the Digital Music Chart. Additionally, the record came in at #2 on the iTunes Metal Chart, #2 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #7 on the iTunes Top 200.

In the UK, the record entered the official Album Charts at #67, the Rock/Metal Chart at #4 and the Independent Chart at #14 marking the highest UK chart placements for the band yet.

Elsewhere, Deceiver of the Gods came in at #9 on the Top 100 Album Chart in Switzerland, #7 on the Austrian Top 100, #9 in Sweden, #27 in Denmark, #51 in France, #34 in Czech Republic and #51 in Hungary.

Comments the band of their latest triumph: “The fan reaction to Deceiver of the Gods around the globe is both amazing and overwhelming. Our fans are strong and true and we are humbled by the support. We look forward to visiting everyone on the road.”

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Deceiver of the Gods, released in North America via Metal Blade Records on June 25th, was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Killswitch Engage, Megadeth, Opeth) and is reaping critical accolades internationally.

Notes Decibel Magazine in a 9/10 rating of the record: “Deceiver of the Gods goes from rampaging to brooding to anthemic over a well-conceived trajectory…. This is an album that begs to be consumed in its entirety at every listen, just to get the full experience.” Revolver Magazine shares the sentiment, “No one delivers big, punch-in-the-face motifs better than AMON AMARTH, and the Swedish melodic-death-metal titans have excelled themselves on their ninth studio album… Not only does Johan Hegg deliver his fiercest growls ever, but he also duets mesmerizingly with operatic ex-Candlemass frontman Messiah Marcolin on ‘Hel.’” Metal Hammer crowns Deceiver of the Gods, “easily one of the strongest and most diverse records the Swedes have ever made,” and “gloriously extravagant” commending the band’s “explosive blend of brutish riffing and unapologetic Maiden worship…”

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Literally invading U.S. shores, AMON AMARTH’s main stage slot on the http://www.rockstarmayhemfest.com stuck awe into the hearts of media and fans alike when it opened last Saturday in San Bernardino, California. The band’s mammoth stage production, including a Viking Longboat and the amassing armies in the war between Odin and Loki, has lit up the internet with excitement for the band’s set.  Said Metalassault.com, “the stunning stage production was what really made this AMON AMARTH show stand out from their own past shows, and indeed from all other bands that played this festival.”

In related news, AMON AMARTH is currently putting the finishing touches on the official video for colossal track “Father Of The Wolf.” The video will be unveiled in the coming weeks. Until then, check out the trailer now playing at the band’s microsite: http://deceiver.amonamarth.com.

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AMON AMARTH:

Vocals – Johan Hegg

Bass – Ted Lundström

Guitar – Johan Söderberg

Guitar – Olavi Mikkonen

Drums – Fredrik Andersson

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For more info on AMON AMARTH:

Facebook: Amon Amarth

http://www.amonamarth.com

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LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

AMON AMARTH – “Deceiver Of The Gods” Album Artwork Revealed! Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Feast you Metal lovin’ eyes on the ultra fantastic cover art for Deceiver Of The Gods; the 9th studio album from Sweden’s Melodic Death Metal warriors – AMON AMARTH. Whoa! A June 2013 release is expected via Metal Blade Records. Metal be thy name!

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AMON AMARTH:

Vocals – Johan Hegg

Bass – Ted Lundström

Guitar – Johan Söderberg

Guitar – Olavi Mikkonen

Drums – Fredrik Andersson

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For more info on AMON AMARTH, click on the links below!

facebook: Amon Amarth

http://www.amonamarth.com/

http://www.twitter.com/amonamarthband

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LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

Stone.

GRAND MAGUS – Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST, March Tour Dates With AMON AMARTH

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Nuclear Blast proudly announces the signing of Swedish Heavy Metal combo GRAND MAGUS.

JB of GRAND MAGUS comments:
“Grand Magus have finally found their hailing port – we’ve wrapped up a deal with the mighty Heavy Metal label Nuclear Blast. By this, a new chapter will be opened, both in our band and in metal history. With THE HUNT we will consequently keep on marching down the metallic path we’ve started to pursue over the course of the past years. Be prepared to be lined up in our sights from the end of May on, when THE HUNT will strike! FUCK THE WORLD!“

Andy Siry (label manager of Nuclear Blast) adds:
“We’re delighted to welcome GRAND MAGUS to the Nuclear Blast family. These guys class among the best today’s Heavy Metal scene has to offer, though GRAND MAGUS are MUCH more than just that. Both live and on their albums, GRAND MAGUS are terrific, plus they indicate a continuous development. This is why we’re happy to turn over a new leaf in the history of band and label.”

The title of the upcoming album will be The Hunt and will be released in spring 2012.

Beginning March 13th, GRAND MAGUS will be touring as special guests with AMON AMARTH. Scotland, Ireland, UK and Wales are all stops on this prolific tour!

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(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

For more info on GRAND MAGUS, click on the link below:

http://www.grandmagus.com/

http://www.myspace.com/grandmagusrocks

For more info on AMON AMARTH, click on the link below:

http://www.amonamarth.com/

LONG LIVE GRAND MAGUS.

LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

Stone.

AMON AMARTH – “Destroyer Of The Universe”: Video Premiere On Blank TV

Posted in concerts, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

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AMON AMARTH – Starting today, fans can check out the new AMON AMARTH music video for the song Destroyer of the Universe off the band’s latest release, Surtur Rising. The live video, which is premiering exclusively on BlankTV , was shot on the band’s May 6th stop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Theatre Of Living Arts by director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye (The Black Dahlia Murder, The Devin Townsend Project, Suicide Silence, Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, etc).

Comments guitarist Olavi Mikkonen: “This time around we wanted to catch the energy and atmosphere of a live show, so we simply went for a live video. We look forward to get back to North America in August to continue and fulfill the ‘Evening with’ tour, meanwhile enjoy the video.”

Check out the video by clicking here: YouTube – Blank TV’s Channel and be sure to leave a comment.

In a recap of the band’s last tour in the US, Concertconfessions.com opined: “What is most beautiful about AMON AMARTH‘s triumph of America is that it’s as pure as the music itself… Friends sharing with friends the magic of the music, that is a true token of success and judging on the reaction from Southern California on Easter Sunday 2011 – AMON AMARTH will have success for a very long time.” The Washington Times applauded the band for leaving, “the sold-out crowd awestruck by [their] mastery of melodic death metal,” About.com boasted, “I was highly impressed by AMON AMARTH’s stage presentation, which easily rivals that of bands that normally fill arenas,” while Skullsnbones.com put it simply: “One band came and conquered Atlanta and their name is AMON AMARTH!”

Don’t forget to catch AMON AMARTH live when the band returns to North America for the second leg of the “An Evening with AMON AMARTH” tour.

Scheduled to kick off in Vancouver on August 4, the trek will pillage its way through 21 cities, including several Canadian venues, and come to a close in Boise, Idaho on September 3. The first set will again feature the band performing the Surtur Rising album in its entirety while the second will offer up mixed bag of tunes from their extensive catalog of Norse-inspired awesomeness.

An Evening with AMON AMARTH
8/04/2011 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
8/06/2011 MacEwen Hall – Calgary, AB
8/07/2011 Edmonton Events Centre – Edmonton, AB
8/08/2011 Odeon – Saskatoon, SK
8/09/2011 The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
8/12/2011 The Phoenix Theatre – Toronto, ON
8/13/2011 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
8/14/2011 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC
8/16/2011 Mr. Small’s – Millvale, PA
8/17/2011 St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
8/19/2011 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
8/20/2011 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
8/21/2011 Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
8/23/2011 Expo Five – Louisville, KY
8/24/2011 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
8/26/2011 House of Blues – Houston, TX
8/27/2011 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
8/29/2011 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
8/31/2011 House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
9/01/2011 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
9/02/2011 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
9/03/2011 The Knitting Factory – Boise, ID

The eighth studio offering from one of Sweden’s finest Death Metal exports, Surtur Rising was released in North America on March 29, 2011 via Metal Blade Records and continues to reap praise from fans and critics alike. AMON AMARTH nailed a cover spot of the April 2011 issue of Decibel Magazine and earned a 9/10 rating from Outburn who commended the band for delivering “a collection that is brimming with beefy riffs, insidious melodies, and a truly epic sense of scale.”

Fearnet.com agreed saying AMON AMARTH is now “at the head of the class,” Metal Review gave it a 9.2/10 score calling it “one of the band’s very best releases,” while Metal Army America offered up a grade “A” review noting, “from the Stockholm-bred riff style to frontman Johan Hegg’s Cimmerian-esque performance as growler du jour, AMON AMARTH’s Surtur Rising proves to be an essential and defining listen for band and fans alike.”

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on AMON AMARTH, click on the links below:

AMON AMARTH – Official Website

http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth

http://twitter.com/amonamarthband

http://www.myspace.com/amonamarth

LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

Stone.

AMON AMARTH – To Return To North America This August 2011!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo Credit: Steve Brown)

AMON AMARTH – Following up a hugely successful U.S. headlining tour that found the band touring without support and instead performing two separate sets each night, Melodic Death Metal legends AMON AMARTH will return to North America for the second leg of the “An Evening With AMON AMARTH” tour.

Scheduled to kick off in Vancouver on August 4, the trek will ravage its way through 22 cities, including several Canadian venues, and come to a close in Boise on September 3. The first set will again feature the band performing the recently-released, critically-acclaimed Surtur Rising album in its entirety while the second will offer up mixed bag of tunes from their extensive catalog of Norse-inspired awesomeness.

Commented the band in a collective statement: “Yes, it is true! We are coming back to tour North America. The Spring tour turned out to be so successful, and we had such a great time playing the double sets each night, that we decided to bring ‘An evening With AMON AMARTH’ to the rest of the continent, including Canada! We will perform the new album in its entirety, and after that we’re doing a revised second set with all the classics as well as some ‘wild-cards.’”

An Evening With AMON AMARTH

8/04/2011 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC

8/06/2011 – Macewan Hall – Calgary, AB

8/07/2011 – Edmonton Events Centre – Edmonton, AB

8/08/2011 – Odeon – Saskatoon, SK

8/09/2011 – The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB

8/12/2011 – The Phoenix Theatre – Toronto, ON

8/13/2011 –  Metropolis – Montreal, QC

8/14/2011 – Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC

8/16/2011 – Mr. Small’s – Millvale, PA

8/17/2011 – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI

8/19/2011 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD

8/20/2011 – Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ

8/21/2011 – Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY

8/23/2011 – Expo Five – Louisville, KY

8/24/2011 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

8/26/2011 – House Of Blues – Houston, TX

8/27/2011 – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX

8/29/2011 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM

8/31/2011 – House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA

9/01/2011 – House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV

9/02/2011 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

9/03/2011 – The Knitting Factory – Boise, ID

The eighth studio offering from one of Sweden’s finest Death Metal exports, Surtur Rising was released in North America on March 29, 2011 via Metal Blade Records and continues to reap praise from fans and critics alike.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on AMON AMARTH, click on the links below:

http://www.surturrising.com 

http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth

http://www.myspace.com/amonamarth

 http://www.amonamarth.com

http://twitter.com/amonamarthband

LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

Stone.

AMON AMARTH – U.S. Tour To Commence Today! April 14th, 2011

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo Credit: Steve Brown)

Melodic Death Metal titans, AMON AMARTH, today kick off their long-anticipated near two-week run of live dates in support of their latest studio offering: Surtur Rising. Dubbed “An Evening With AMON AMARTH,” this special tour will find the band performing two sets each night with no openers. The first set will feature the band performing Surtur Rising in its entirety while the second will boast a collection of songs from previous releases.  The Viking-inspired mayhem will begin tonight in Chicago at The Bottom Lounge.

Released on March 29 via Metal Blade Records, Surtur Rising has topped the charts both domestically and abroad and continues to reap praise from critics and fans around the globe for its sheer debilitating heaviness. Said Decibel of the offering: “…it’s a pleasure to learn one of metal’s most consistent bands remains as indefatigable as ever.” L.A. Music Blog called Surtur Rising, “the epitome of what death metal should be: ferocious and crushing. It’s possibly the band’s best work to date,” Blabbermouth compared the record to being, “…bludgeoned by your favorite warhammer. Definitely a contender for this year’s best,” while Metal Bite commended the record saying, “Surtur Rising is not just an album, it’s a fantastic tale that’s presented with honor and dignity. This is some of the band’s most dynamic work yet and I cannot emphasize enough how you need to pick up a copy when this is released!” Metal Curse called it,  “absolutely amazing from beginning to end,” while Crave Metal put it simply: “EPIC!”

Commented guitarist Olavi Mikkonen: “We can’t thank our fans enough for showing their appreciation of our music and making this album our most successful release to date. We are looking forward to performing the songs from Surtur Rising live and delivering a powerful, crushing set! See you on tour, cheers!”

An Evening With AMON AMARTH

4/14/2011 @ The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

4/15/2011 @ Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN

4/16/2011 @ Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS

4/17/2011 @ The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

4/19/2011 @ Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR

4/20/2011 @ Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA

4/22/2011 @ The Regency – San Francisco, CA

4/23/2011 @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA

4/24/2011 @ House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

4/25/2011 @ Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ

4/27/2011 @ White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX

4/29/2011 @ Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL

4/30/2011 @ Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL

5/01/2011 @ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

5/02/2011 @ Jaxx – Springfield, VA

5/03/2011 @ Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

5/05/2011 @ Best Buy Theater – New York, NY

5/06/2011 @ Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

5/07/2011 @ Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on AMON AMARTH, click on the links below:

AMON AMARTH – Official Website

http://www.myspace.com/amonamarth

http://www.facebook.com/AmonAmarthBand

http://twitter.com/amonamarthband

LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

Stone.

AMON AMARTH: “Surtur Rising” First-Week Album Sales Revealed

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, melodic death metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Surtur Rising, the latest studio album from Swedish Death Metal tyrants, AMON AMARTH sold approximately 15,000 copies in the United States landing the band the #34 on the Billboard Top 200, #6 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums, #1 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums and #10 on the Indy/Small Chain Core Store Chart.  The record entered Austria’s Top 40 Chart at #12 and Switzerland’s Top 100 at #20. In Germany, Surtur Rising sold over 14,000 units, entered the Top 100 Chart at #8 and is in the official Media Mark Charts at #14 in its second week.

In addition, Surtur Rising came in at #19 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #5 on the Independent Charts and #2 on Hard Charts. The record is #1 in Canada on iTunes’ Top Metal albums, and also charted on the following: #16 Top 200, #3 Top Rock and #1 Top Metal. In the U.S., the record ranked in at #2 on iTunes’ Rock Album chart and #20 in the Top 200 (overall album chart).

Released on March 29 via Metal Blade Records, Surtur Rising is AMON AMARTH’s eighth studio offering in a winding discography that’s helped shape the very face of epic, Viking-inspired death metal. Named in tribute to Surtur, leader of the fire giants of Muspelheim (“flame land”) and the oldest being in the nine worlds of Norse mythology, the record was recorded, mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren and bears the striking cover art by Tom Thiel.

The mammoth long-player has been reaping incredible praise from critics nationwide. In a 9/10 review, Blabbermouth compared Surtur Rising to being,  “…bludgeoned by your favorite warhammer. Definitely a contender for this year’s best.” Fearnet called it a, “feast of world-destroying metal on par with the band’s career-defining 2008 release Twilight Of The Thunder God,” while Decibel Magazine commended the band noting, “it’s a pleasure to learn one of metal’s most consistent bands remains as indefatigable as ever.” Pop Matters called the record “…another momentous album for AMON AMARTH, leaving no doubt that they are one of the best Metal bands in the world!,” and Live-Metal agreed: “…one of the strongest, most massively heavy Death Metal bands around…”

In conjunction with Surtur Rising‘s release, AMON AMARTH will make their way to the U.S.  for a near two-week stretch of live dates later this month. Dubbed “An Evening With AMON AMARTH,” this special trek will find the band performing two separate sets each night: one which will feature Surtur Rising in its entirety and another boasting a collection of songs from previous releases. Confirmed dates below:

An Evening With AMON AMARTH

4/14/2011 The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

4/15/2011 Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN

4/16/2011 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS

4/17/2011 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

4/19/2011 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR

4/20/2011 Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA

4/22/2011 The Regency – San Francisco, CA

4/23/2011 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA

4/24/2011 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

4/25/2011 Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ

4/27/2011 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX

4/29/2011 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL

4/30/2011 Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL

5/01/2011 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

5/02/2011 Jaxx – Springfield, VA

5/03/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

5/05/2011 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY

5/06/2011 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

5/07/2011 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on AMON AMARTH, click on the links below:

AMON AMARTH – Official Website

http://www.myspace.com/amonamarth

http://www.facebook.com/AmonAmarthBand

http://twitter.com/amonamarthband

LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

Stone.

AMON AMARTH – “Surtur Rising” Deluxe, Limited Edition Box Set: Releases March 29th, 2011!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, melodic death metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

AMON AMARTH – On March 29th, 2011, the Deluxe and Limited Edition Box Set of AMON AMARTHSurtur Rising will be released via Metal Blade Records! This is a Metal potent box of Metal goodies, that will have Amon Amarth fans raising their swords to the sky in Metal victory! It’s gonna be a Metal treat to hear Amon Amarth cover the “2″ Heavy Metal Classics included in this box set: KISS - War Machine and ACCEPTBalls To The Wall. Whoa… now we’re talking about Heavy Metal reverence here and I’m nodding in Metal approval!

Surtur Rising Deluxe, Limited Edition Box Set Includes:

* Limited and collectable Surtur Figure

* Surtur Rising 10 track album

* 2 Bonust Tracks: KISS “War Machine” and ACCEPT “Balls To The Wall”

* 28 page full-color booklet

* Multi-panel digipak

* DVD includes over 4 hours of live concert footage!

* For more info on AMON AMARTH, click the links below:

AMON AMARTH – Official Website

http://www.myspace.com/amonamarth

http://www.facebook.com/AmonAmarthBand

http://twitter.com/amonamarthband

LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

The words “goodies” and “treat” were used in this post.

Stone.

AMON AMARTH – Full Album Stream of “Surtur Rising” Hosted By Bloody Disgusting!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, melodic death metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Today, popular Horror site Bloody Disgusting streams AMON AMARTH’s long-anticipated full-length, Surtur Rising, in its entirety! Scheduled for North American release via Metal Blade on March 29, 2011, the record, which was voted among Decibel Magazine’s most anticipated albums of 2011, marks the eighth studio offering from the melodic death metal tyrants. The stream will go live at 11:59pm EST on March 25, 2011 and ends at 11:59pm EST on March 28, 2011.

Noted Decibel of the record: “it’s a pleasure to learn one of metal’s most consistent bands remains as indefatigable as ever.” Stereokiller commended the production stating: “Johan Hegg’s vocals continue to be one of the bands strongest points, captivating the listener with clearly enunciated, yet gruff and powerful vocals,” while Metal Assault commended the band for “an album that has enormous aggression, entrancing melody and everything in between… the band’s most well-rounded and musically richest album to date.” Added L.A. Music Blog, “Surtur Rising is the epitome of what death metal should be: ferocious and crushing…possibly the band’s best work to date.”

To check out Surtur Rising, point your browser HERE at midnight.

Pre-order packages for Surtur Rising are still available at tha band’s official landing page: http://www.SurturRising.com.

Coinciding with the record release, AMON AMARTH will make their way to the U.S.  for a near two-week stretch of live dates. Simply dubbed “An Evening With AMON AMARTH,” this very special trek will find the band performing two separate sets each night, one which will feature Surtur Rising in its entirety while the other will boast a collection of songs from the band’s previous releases. The Viking-inspired festivities will commence on April 14 in Chicago, Illinois. Confirmed dates below:

An Evening With AMON AMARTH

4/14/2011 The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

4/15/2011 Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN

4/16/2011 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS

4/17/2011 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

4/19/2011 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR

4/20/2011 Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA

4/22/2011 The Regency – San Francisco, CA

4/23/2011 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA

4/24/2011 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

4/25/2011 Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ

4/27/2011 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX

4/29/2011 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL

4/30/2011 Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* Tickets are on sale now through all local ticket outlets.

* For more info on Amon Amarth, click the links below:

AMON AMARTH – Official Website

http://www.myspace.com/amonamarth

http://www.facebook.com/AmonAmarthBand

http://twitter.com/amonamarthband

LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

Stone.

AMON AMARTH – “AN EVENING WITH” U.S. TOUR DATES FOR APRIL & MAY 2011!

Posted in concerts, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, melodic death metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

AMON AMARTH – Now we’re getting serious with Metal, real Metal, invading our U.S. shores… and this is a Metal invasion I welcome with Metal glee. AMON AMARTH. Those two words alone are equivalent to top tier. (Actually, the Sindarin translation for AMON AMARTH means: Mount Doom). This Melodic Death Metal giant of a viking band, from Sweden, is back in 2011… stronger, louder and more Metal victorious than ever!

Surtur Rising marks AMON AMARTH‘s eighth studio release and undoubtedly one of 2011’s most anticipated albums by fans and critics alike. In celebration of its release, the band will embark on 2011 U.S. headlining tour next month. Simply dubbed “An Evening With AMON AMARTH,” this very special trek will find the band touring without support and instead performing two separate sets each night. One set will include the performance of Surtur Rising in its entirety.

AMON AMARTH:
Johan Hegg: Vocals
Olavi Mikkonen: Guitar
Johan Söderberg: Guitar
Ted Lundström: Bass
Fredrik Andersson: Drums

An Evening With AMON AMARTH:

4/14/2011 – The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
4/15/2011 – Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN
4/16/2011 – Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
4/17/2011 – The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
4/19/2011 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
4/20/2011 – Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA
4/22/2011 – The Regency – San Francisco, CA
4/23/2011 – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
4/24/2011 – House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
4/25/2011 – Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ
4/27/2011 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
4/29/2011 – Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
4/30/2011 – Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL
5/01/2011 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/02/2011 – Jaxx – Springfield, VA
5/03/2011 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
5/05/2011 – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
5/06/2011 – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/07/2011 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA

* For more info on AMON AMARTH, click the links below:

AMON AMARTH – Official Website

http://www.myspace.com/amonamarth

http://www.facebook.com/AmonAmarthBand

http://twitter.com/amonamarthband

(Source: Earsplit PR)

LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

Stone.

AMON AMARTH: “Surtur Rising” Album Cover Art and Track Listing Revealed! Band To Appear On 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise Later This Month!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Sweden’s AMON AMARTH are currently gearing up to unleash, Surtur Rising, the eighth studio offering in their critically revered pantheon of Viking-inspired Death Metal. Named in tribute to Surtur, leader of the fire giants of Muspelheim (“flame land”) and the oldest being in the nine worlds of Norse mythology, the record, which was listed among Decibel Magazine’s most anticipated albums of 2011, features 10 tracks of sword-wielding, fist-pumping, hyper climactic battle anthems. The followup to 2008′s monolithic Twilight Of The Thunder God full-length, was recorded, mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren and features strikingly brutal cover art by Tom Thiel.

Surtur Rising Track Listing:

01. War of the Gods”

02. Töck’s Taunt – Loke’s Treachery Part II

03. Destroyer of the Universe

04. Slaves of Fear

05. Live Without Regrets

06. The Last Stand of Frej

07. For Victory or Death

08. Wrath of the Norsemen

09. A Beast Am I

10. Doom Over Dead Man

As an unofficial kick off to its release, AMON AMARTH will make a live appearance on the long anticipated 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise, scheduled to take place from January 24th – 28th. The voyage will begin in  Miami, Florida, make its way to Cozumel, Mexico and play host to 40 bands including Voivod, Sodom, Iced Earth, Fear Factory and Obituary. For more info, visit: http://www.70000tons.com

Surtur Rising will be released in North America on March 29, 2011 via Metal Blade Records. Surtur Rising will be released in Europe on March 25, 2011.

http://www.myspace.com/amonamarth

http://www.amonamarth.com

http://www.facebook.com/AmonAmarthBand

http://twitter.com/amonamarthband

LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

Stone.

AMON AMARTH – Announce Title Of New Album Set For 2011 Spring Release!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

Kings of Swedish death metal AMON AMARTH have just announced the title of the their forthcoming album as Surtur Rising. Due out in the spring of 2011, Surtur Rising marks the group’s eighth full-length studio release and undoubtedly one of 2011’s most anticipated albums by fans and critics alike. Surtur Rising is the follow-up to the highly acclaimed 2008 release, Twilight Of The Thunder God, which landed the #7 spot in Revolver Magazine’s Top 20 Albums of 2008 and what MetalSucks called “[a] bottomless gauntlet of riffs that the band endlessly takes gargantuan swigs from, sounding both lush and emotive as well as skull crushingly heavy… every goddamn one is a chest-beating anthem.” Outburn declared how Twilight Of The Thunder God “will render you nothing short of ecstatic” and Time Out New York noted that “AMON AMARTH plays some of the most unabashedly epic metal you’re likely to find these days.” Be sure to stay tuned to MetalBlade.com for more details on Surtur Rising.

AMON AMARTH:

Johan Hegg – vocals

Olavi Mikkonen – guitar

Johan Söderberg – guitar

Ted Lundström – bass

Fredrik Andersson – drums

(Source: Earsplit press release, November 30, 2011)

* For more info on AMON AMARTH, just click on the link below:

AMON AMARTH – Official Website

* For more info on Metal Blade Records, click here: METAL BLADE RECORDS

LONG LIVE AMON AMARTH.

Stone.

Metal facts that might enrich your life!

Posted in Amon Amarth, Death Metal, Drums, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, Power Metal, Rock, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

4671028Here are five quick and easy to read Metal facts! Who knows when this vital Metal information will come in handy? Might you wind up in the Cash Cab? An inter-office Metal trivia contest? Surprise your spouse or companion with some really cool – hey, did you know that…

*  Krokus – this legendary Heavy Metal band hails from Solothurn, Switzerland.

  •  Helloween – these Power Metal icons are currently celebrating, in 2009, their 25th  Anniversary! It all started back in 1984, thank you Helloween!
  • Scum was the original name for the Swedish Death Metal (Viking) band we all know and embrace as Amon Amarth. The group formed under the name Scum in 1988 and was changed to Amon Amarth in 1992.
  • Black Stone Cherry – drummer John Fred Young’s father – Richard – is a founding member of the Grammy Award winning Kentucky Headhunters.
  • Legendary lead guitarist Brian Robertson is well known for his career with the great Thin Lizzy, Brian also was a member of Motorhead, playing lead guitar on their 1983 release Another Perfect Day.

Well, that is about it for some quick Metal facts. I promise to deliver more interesting and life inspiring Metal facts, on a more consistent basis. I do want to pass along this bit of Metal advice to all Metalheads worldwide – BE TRUE TO METAL AND METAL WILL BE TRUE TO YOU”

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