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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: “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.

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