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Formed: 1992
From: Stockholm, Sweden
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Below is our complete Amon Amarth news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Gwar Announces More Australian Shows

As they continued to prepare the Scumship for war, the unstoppable force known as Gwar has announced two Australian headline shows in addition to appearances at this year's Soundwave Festival.

The first show is set for Wednesday February 26th in Sydney at The Factory Theater and the second show is set for the following night Thursday February 27th in Melbourne at 170 Russell.

Supporting the Scumdogs on these two dates of devastation are Amon Amarth, Satyricon, and The Black Dahlia Murder.

"The sickest, heaviest, most beastly bands of this years Soundwave will be joining forces to create the most hideous noise ever," said notorious asshole Oderus Urungus, lead singer of Gwar and despoiler of the planet Remulak. "It's an amazing line-up and I fully expect to see mounds of flaming corpses where once stood smiling fans."

Catch Gwar live:

2/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane
2/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney
2/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne
3/1/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide
3/3/14: Soundwave Festival Perth

Australian Headline Dates With Amon Amarth, Satyricon and The Black Dahlia Murder:
2/26: Sydney, Australia @ The Factory Theater
2/27: Melbourne, Australia @ 170 Russell

Japanese Invasion:
3/6: Osaka, Japan @ Big Cat
3/7: Tokyo, Japan @ Akasaka Blitz

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Amon Amarth Releases 10 Minute Music Video

Amon Amarth premiered a ten minute video for the track "Father Of The Wolf" at the first date of the U.S. tour that kicked off last night in Las Vegas (Friday January 17th).

Fans who did not attend the show are now able to view this epic music video in the player below. Remaining tour dates are also available after the jump.

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Amon Amarth To Premiere New Music Video

Amon Amarth is pleased to announce the band will be premiering a video for the track "Father Of The Wolf" at the first date of the U.S. tour taking place in Las Vegas on Friday January 17th.

For fans attending this show, make sure to follow Amon Amarth's and Metal Blade Records' Twitter and Facebook pages for info on what time the video will be played at the kickoff date of the tour.

Fans not attending this show will be able to view this epic music video, which is more like a mini movie, on Saturday January 18th.

Don't forget to catch the Swedish heavy metal titans Amon Amarth live this January/February 2014 as the band headlines the U.S. in support of latest album "Deceiver of The Gods." Very special guest on the dates will be Enslaved with additional support from Skeletonwitch. More...

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Three More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2014

The organizers of the Bloodstock Festival are thrilled to announce the addition of three more bands to the main stage bill in 2014: Amon Amarth, Hatebreed, and Prong.

Amon Amarth comments: “We are proud and excited to be playing at Bloodstock Open Air in 2014, the birth place of the ‘Epic Viking Rowing’, which has spread among fans across the world! See all of you B-O-A maniacs in August! Cheers from your friends Amon Amarth!”

Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta comments on being confirmed for the fest: “When I found out, I opened my window and yelled FUCK YEAH, MOTHERFUCKER! My neighbor looked up at me startled, and asked what the outburst was all about. I told him we’re playing Bloodstock 2014! So spread the word people, it's gonna be a great summer and it will be Hatebreed's only UK show, so don't you dare miss it!"

For more info on the coming 2014 edition of the U.K. Bloodstock festival, head over to this location.

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Amon Amarth Posts Lyric Video

Swedish heavy metal icons Amon Amarth have released a brand new lyric video for "As Loke Falls" from latest album, "Deceiver of the Gods." Check it out below.

Additionally, fans can see Amon Amarth live throughout Europe this Fall with Carcass and Hell. The current list of dates can be seen after the jump.

The album's track listing is:

1. Deceiver of the Gods
2. As Loke Falls
3. Father of the Wolf
4. Shape Shifter
5. Under Siege
6. Blood Eagle
7. We Shall Destroy
8. Hel
9. Coming of the Tide
10. Warriors of the North

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Carcass Adds More Live Shows

Disinterred British extreme metal legends Carcass have just confirmed more dates for their upcoming European tour together with label mates Hell and the Swedish death metal institution Amon Amarth.

Carcass will be performing in support of new album "Surgical Steel" (reviewed here). Details for the trek are as follows:

07.11. D Oberhausen – Turbinen Halle
08.11. NL Tilburg – O13
09.11. D Osnabrück – Hyde Park
10.11. B Brussels – AB Hall
12.11. UK Birmingham - Academy
13.11. UK Manchester - Academy
14.11. UK Glasgow - Barrowlands
15.11. UK Bristol - Academy
17.11. UK London - Forum
18.11. F Paris – Olympia
19.11. D Ludwigsburg – Arena
20.11. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
22.11. CH Zürich – Komplex
23.11. D München – Kesselhaus
24.11. I Trezzo Sull'Adda (Milano) – Live Club
27.11. D Berlin – Columbiahalle
28.11. D Leipzig – Haus Auensee
29.11. D Hamburg – Docks
01.12. N Oslo - Rockerfeller
03.12. S Gothenburg - Tradgarden
04.12. DK Copenhagen - Vega
06.12. S Malmö - Kulturbolaget
07.12. S Stockholm - Arenan
09.12. FIN Helsinki - Cable Factory

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Amon Amarth Announces Tour With Enslaved

Swedish heavy metal titans Amon Amarth have announced a headline tour of the U.S. for January and February 2014 in support of newly released album "Deceiver of The Gods."

Very special guest on the dates will be Enslaved with additional support from Skeletonwitch.

Amon Amarth's Johan Hegg comments, "After our successful part of the Rockstar Mayhem Festival this summer, it is with great confidence we'll be heading back to North America as the headliner in January. We are proud and happy to announce that our friends in Enslaved and Skeletonwitch will be supporting us on this raid and pillage tour across the continent! Come and join us for all the fun of a real metal show! WE. SHALL.DESTROY!"

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A Viking Raid In Nashville

The night of August 8th was to mark the first appearance of Amon Amarth and Children of Bodom in Nashville, TN at Marathon Music Works. In what was to be a night packed with unfortunate surprises, the venue ended up being changed (and subsequently downsized) to a smaller venue known as the Exit/In, which sold out completely. Adding to that, it was announced shortly before the first set of the night that Children of Bodom would not play their set, due to the hospitalization of Bodom front man Alexi Laiho.

Some of the attendees decided to take a refund and leave after the announcement had been made, clearly Bodom loyalists. Most of the audience stayed for the duration of the show, as it was also announced that Battlecross, Huntress, and Amon Amarth would be playing longer sets to make up for the absence of the co-headliners. Those who stayed were at least treated to a blistering few sets, easily making up for the price of admission. Amon Amarth prepared an especially powerful set that turned the packed venue's air into a murky soup of hot sweat. More...

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Mayhem Festival Announces Celebrity Chef Signings

Jägermeister has been a proud sponsor of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival since its inception and this year is no different.

This year the festival stage is being headlined by Machine Head, a legendary JagerWorld experience, The Metal of Honor Award, the brand’s first-ever Guitar Shred-Meister competition, Celebrity Chef signings, and daily artist signings for those of legal drinking age.

Chef Chris Santos will join the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival for the remainder of the summer, where he will be taking part in signings at the Jägermeister booth, co-hosting the Shred-Meister competition, cooking Jägermeister-infused recipes at the official after-parties and for artists, and whipping up private meals for the headlining artists.

“I'm beyond excited to be joining the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on behalf of Jagermeister and to spread the word about the Jägermeister 'Charred' BBQ Contest happening this summer,” states Santos. “I'll be doing signings daily and roaming the festival all day so if you see me grab me and say hello and we'll chat about Jäger or hit the pit!”

The chef's appearances are all a part of the “Charred, Earn your Place at the Pit” BBQ Competition, a search for the best grill recipes incorporating Jägermeister. The challenge, which kicked off in June, is divided into three categories: Cow, Bird, and Hog, from which Santos selects one winner per category. More...

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Amon Amarth To Tour With Caracass

Swedish melodic death metal outfit Amon Amarth has announced that the group will be embarking on a headline tour of Europe this November and December in support of newly released studio album "Deceiver of The Gods."

Very special guest on all dates will be the legendary Carcass with additional support from Hell. Tickets for all shows can be purchased here. Comments Amon Amarth's Johan Hegg:

"Get ready Europe 'cause we are going on our first head-line tour in about two years, supporting our new album 'Deceiver of the Gods'! We're extremely proud to announce Death Metal legends Carcass as main support, and Britain's most splendid madmen in Hell as opening act! It's time to burn, pillage and plunder across Europe with the most crushing tour package ever!"

Carcass's Jeff Walker comments, "Carcass is extremely flattered & honoured having been press ganged by invitation into thralldom supporting everyone's favourite Nordic Musical Corsairs Amon Amarth. Lock up your daughters, your mothers, your grandmothers and in the case of Carcass your dead grandmothers - this tour is coming to rape & pillage your hearing. .....and leave you in the morning having made you breakfast in bed." More...

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Bleed From Within Joining Defenders Of The Faith

After recently supporting Megadeth in the U.K. and being awarded "Best New Band" at the Golden Gods, Bleed From Within is thrilled to announce the band has been confirmed for the U.K. leg of the Metal Hammer Defenders Of The Faith tour featuring Amon Amarth, Carcass, and Hell. Dates are as follows:

11-12-13 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Academy
11-13-13 (UK) Manchester - O2 Academy
11-14-13 (UK) Glasgow - Barrowland
11-15-13 (UK) Bristol - O2 Academy
11-17-13 (UK) London - Forum

Bleed From Within has also prepared a clip giving you an intimate insight into life on the road with Megadeth. Check it out below. Bleed From Within is touring in support of current album "Uprising" and can also be seen this summer on the following festivals and tour dates:

7-6-13 (D) Muenster - Vainstream Rockfest
7-20-13 (B) Dour - Dour Festival
7-21-13 (D) Cologne - MTC
7-22-13 (D) Munich - Hansa 39
7-23-13 (SLO) Tolmin - Metaldays
7-27-13 (UK) Redhill, Surrey - Robin Cooks Farm, Redfest
7-28-13 (UK) Bournemouth, Burnout Festival
8-9-13 (UK) Kingston - Kingston Peel
8-10-13 (UK) Oxford - O2 Academy 2
8-11-13 (UK) Bridgend - Throwfest
8-24-13 (AT) Kapfenberg - Overdrive Encore Festival
9-14-13 (UK) Hampshire - Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Butserfest More...

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Amon Amarth Posts Video Teaser

Amon Amarth will soon be releasing the "Father of the Wolf" music video, and now the band has released a teaser for the coming clip. Check out the trailer below.

"Father of the Wolf" comes off the band's latest album "Deceiver Of The Gods," released earlier this week. The album's track listing is:

1. Deceiver of the Gods
2. As Loke Falls
3. Father of the Wolf
4. Shape Shifter
5. Under Siege
6. Blood Eagle
7. We Shall Destroy
8. Hel
9. Coming of the Tide
10. Warriors of the North More...

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Amon Amarth Streaming Full New Album

With Amon Amarth's "Deceiver of the Gods" less than a week away, the entire album has now been made available online for pre-listening. Hear for yourself, for a limited time, courtesy of Ultimate-Guitar at this location or in the player below.

"Deceiver Of The Gods" was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, U.K. and produced, mixed, and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage).

The album will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th and Japan on June 26th. Special preorder packages are still available at this location.

Amon Amarth is also preparing to return to North America next week opening the main stage of this year’s edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest set to commence June 29th in San Bernardino. See confirmed dates below. More...

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Amon Amarth Streaming "Father Of The Wolf"

Amon Amarth is streaming the new track "Father of the Wolf." The song appears on the upcoming Loki-centric LP "Deceiver of the Gods," which will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records on June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th, and Japan on June 26th.

The track listing for "Deceiver of the Gods" is:

1. Deceiver of the Gods
2. As Loke Falls
3. Father of the Wolf
4. Shape Shifter
5. Under Siege
6. Blood Eagle
7. We Shall Destroy
8. Hel
9. Coming of the Tide
10. Warriors of the North

Check out "Father of the Wolf" here: More...

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Mayhem Festival Partners With "Metal Of Honor"

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is proud to announce the partnership of iHome and Metal of Honor, an awareness and fundraising effort focused on the needs and challenges of active duty military, veterans, and their families.

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has supported Hope For The Warriors and the Pathway Home, both national not-for-profit organizations dedicated to the many challenges facing veterans, since their inception.

“Giving back and showing gratitude to those that have sacrificed for all of us and those who continue to sacrifice is the message we want to spread,” comment Mayhem producers John Reese and Kevin Lyman.

As a part of this effort, all ,ilitary personnel will be allowed early entry to the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival shows with military I.D. All military veterans are encouraged to go to the Metal of Honor tent, located in the festival area, to obtain a wristband and information on the various charities supporting their needs. More...

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Amon Amarth Posts New Album Preview

In celebration of its impending North American release just one week away, today Metal Insider offers up an exclusive track-by-track video premiere of Amon Amarth's "Deceiver of the Gods."

The art clip includes snippets of each of the record's ten tracks. Additionally, fans can enjoy the accompanying written commentary discussing the themes of each song as relayed by vocalist Johan Hegg. Check out the clip here or in the player below.

"Deceiver of the Gods" will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records on June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th, and Japan on June 26th.

Following a run of European festival dates already underway, Amon Amarth will be opening the main stage of this year's edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest set to commence June 29th in San Bernardino. See confirmed dates below. More...

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Carcass To Support Amon Amarth

British extreme metal legends Carcass have been confirmed to team up with Amon Amarth on an upcoming European run. Jeff Walker commented:

"We are extremely happy and flattered to have been invited by the mighty Amon Amarth on their forthcoming raids upon the fatherland and it's borders.

"Carcass has not played a club tour in Germany for TWENTY YEARS!!! Yes I repeat TWENTY YEARS! This is gonna be great with both bands playing songs from their new killer albums 'Deceiver of The Gods' and 'Surgical Steel.' Anglo-Nordic Death Metal über Deutschland!" More...

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Amon Amarth Posts Final Documentary Clip

The final segment of Amon Amarth's "Forging Mjölnir" mini documentary is online today. The three-part account comes in celebration of the band's forthcoming new studio offering, "Deceiver of the Gods," set for worldwide release later this month.

Directed by Luke Daley, the striking black and white film offers candid commentary with each member on a host of subjects. Watch the concluding clip where the Amon Amarth collective discusses the struggles of tour life, recording, and hopes for the future at this location. You can also catch the band live: More...

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Amon Amarth Posts New Documentary Clip

In anticipation of the release of ninth studio offering, "Deceiver of the Gods," Swedish death metal tyrants Amon Amarth today unleash the second in special three-part mini documentary. Titled "Forging Mjölnir," the crisp black and white film was directed by Luke Daley and offers up intimate interviews with the band.

Check out the first and second clips in the series at this location (Facebook login required). Guitarist Olavi Mikkonen also comments on the new album:

"We decided fairly early that we should go all-in on the songwriting for this album. If we had ideas or riffs that were perhaps a little too thrash oriented or traditional-metal sounding for AMON - or that were maybe too AMON or perhaps similar to what we had done in the past - we would still keep them as long as we really liked them. A few years back we would pass on those ideas and riffs, while now we feel it was right to just go with it. I think the result is that the songs are wider, they have stronger melodies, they are better composed with lots of dynamics in them, and there are no fillers or blanks on there. Everything is as good as it can possibly be, and reflects just how driven we were to make this a great record."

"Deceiver of the Gods" was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire UK and produced, mixed, and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage). As an added bonus, Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) makes an appearance as guest vocalist on eighth track, "Hel." The "Deceiver of the Gods" album will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th, and Japan on June 26th. Catch the band live: More...

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Amon Amarth Posts First Part Of New Documentary

Today Amon Amarth unveils the first of a special three-part mini documentary titled "Forging Mjölnir."

Filmed and directed by Luke Daley, the up close and personal clip - which includes stunning black and white nature footage and Norse artwork - celebrates the imminent release of the band's ninth studio offering, "Deceiver of the Gods." Watch the segment at this location (Facebook account for login required).

"Deceiver of the Gods" was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, and produced, mixed, and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage).

Following a run of European festival dates next month, Amon Amarth will be opening the main stage of this year's edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest set to commence June 29th in San Bernardino. See confirmed dates below. More...

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