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Formed: 1992
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

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Amon Amarth Premiere New Single & Music Video

Swedish Viking melodic death metal band Amon Amarth premiere a brand new music video for “Find A Way Or Make One” taken from their twelfth studio album “The Great Heathen Army”, out in stores now.

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Amon Amarth Premiere New Music Video

Viking metal veterans Amon Amarth have premiered the title track to their impending twelfth studio full-length named “The Great Heathen Army“, due out on August 05th via Metal Blade Records. A new official music video for the track was produced in Riga, Latvia with director Pavel Trebukhin and is streaming via YouTube for you now below.

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Amon Amarth To Release New Album In August

Undisputed kings of Viking heavy metal, Amon Amarth, have announced their twelfth studio album, "The Great Heathen Army." The 9-track aural assault will be released on August 5 via Metal Blade Records. Pre-orders available now with the first 1000 orders at the band's European Victorious Merch store receiving a free signed poster.

Today's announcement is highlighted by the release of brand new track and accompanying music video, "Get In The Ring", which was written for AEW pro-wrestling star Erick Redbeard, who also stars in the music video. Stream the track here and watch the video below.

Speaking on the announcement of their new album, Amon Amarth vocalist Johan Hegg shares: "Overall, The Great Heathen Army is one of the heavier albums we've made. There are some dark and heavy songs that are really powerful and in-your-face, but we obviously have some trademark melodic Amon Amarth songs on there as well, and a few surprises too. It's a really well-balanced album. It sounds great. Andy Sneap is awesome. It was great to be able to work with him again."

Gutiarist Olavi Mikkonen adds: "We've been away making new music and we're back with new darker, more death-metal sounding album. If Berserker was our 'heavy metal' album, then The Great Heathen Army is our 'death metal' album. But with that said, it's still very much contemporary Amon Amarth, but perhaps style-wise we have gone back to our roots a little bit." More...

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The Halo Effect (Ex-In Flames) Premiere New Video

Swedish melodic death metal band The Halo Effect announce an August 12th release for their debut album “Days Of The Lost“. Five current and former members of In Flames are in the supergroup, who have just premiered a new music video for the album’s title track streaming via YouTube now for you below.

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Amon Amarth Premiere New Official Music Video

Viking metal band Amon Amarth return with a brand new track named “Put Your Back Into The Oar“. That standalone single was recorded in January 2021 at Fascination Street Studios in Orebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren (DragonForce, Sepultura) and arrives through the Amon Amarth’s own recently launched label Victorious Music.

The clip was shot last October in England with director Ryan MackFall and can be streamed via YouTube below.

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Amon Amarth Teases New Single

Sweden’s celebrated Viking overlords and undisputed modern masters of epic heavy metal, Amon Amarth, will release their new single and video, "Put Your Back Into The Oar", this Thursday, February 17. Watch a teaser for the video below.

Amon Amarth and Machine Head are teaming up for the colossal co-headline Vikings And Lionhearts arena tour set to rampage across Europe in September & October. Joining the metallic pairing to open the show are The Halo Effect.

The tour dates are as follows:

September 8 - Nottingham, England - Motorpoint Arena
September 9 - Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena
September 10 - London, England - The SSE Arena, Wembley
September 12 - Manchester, England - Ao Arena
September 13 - Dublin, Ireland - 3Arena
September 16 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
September 17 - Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle
September 18 - Krakow, Poland - Tauron Arena
September 20 - Tallinn, Slovenia - Saku Arena
September 21 - Helsinki, Finland - Ice Hall
September 23 - Oslo, Norway - Spektrum
September 24 - Stockholm, Sweden - Hovet
September 26 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Forum Black Box
September 27 - Hamburg, Germany - Barclays Arena
September 28 - Frankfurt, Germany - Festhalle
September 30 - Oberhausen, Germany - König Pilsener Arena
October 1 - Berlin, Germany - Velodrome
October 2 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Afas Live
October 4 - Milan, Italy - Lorenzini District
October 6 - Barcelona, Spain - Sant Jordi
October 7 - Madrid, Spain - Vistalegre
October 8 - La Coruna, Spain - Coliseum
October 9 - Lisbon, Portugal - Campo Pequeno
October 12 - Paris, France - Zenith
October 14 - Munich, Germany - Olympiahalle
October 15 - Leipzig, Germany - Arena
October 16 - Prague, Czech Republic - Tipsport Arena
October 18 - Budapest, Hungary - Barba Negra
October 20 - Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg - Rockhal
October 21 - Brussels, Belgium - Forest National
October 22 - Stuttgart, Germany - Schleyerhalle More...

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The Halo Effect (Ex-In Flames) Premiere New Single

The Halo Effect - featuring five ex-members of In Flames - premiere their second official track. That single is titled “Feel What I Believe” and you can give it a spin via YouTube and Spotify below.

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The Halo Effect (Ex-In Flames) Premiere Single

The Halo Effect - the new project featuring five ex-In Flames members - premiere their first single and music video named “Shadowminds“, streaming for you below:

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Amon Amarth Shares New Music Video

In 2016, Amon Amarth released their 10th studio album, "Jomsviking," to critical acclaim; now, the band has earned gold certification in Germany for the record!

Amon Amarth comments: "Berserkers! Behold, this is our Week of Gold! First, we are very proud to say that our 'Jomsviking' album has been officially Certified Gold in Germany. A mighty special thanks from us to our dedicated German fans for making this happen, for without you on our side we are nothing. This award is a glorious victory for all of us! Skål!"

The gold celebration continues with the launch of a new video for "Fafner's Gold" - a track that appeared on 2019's "Berserker." Shot in Oberhausen, Germany at König Pilsner Arena on last year's Berserker European headline tour, the clip shows Amon Amarth in their full arena metal glory. Produced by FOG Productions GmbH & Eat The Beat Music, directed by Jörg Maas, edited by Daniel Barnes, with final editing by Denise Korycki of Wild Wind Productions, watch "Fafner's Gold" below. More...

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Amon Amarth Premiere Music Video For “Shield Wall”

Amon Amarth premiere a brand new official music video for their track “Shield Wall“. It’s the latest clip to arrive from the group’s latest record “Berserker”:

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Amon Amarth Announce European/UK Fall Tour

Amon Amarth announce a European/UK fall tour. Arch Enemy and Hypocrisy will be joining them as supports on the UK leg. Below’s where said trek will hit:

11/14 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
11/15 Munich, GER – Zenith
11/16 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
11/17 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena
11/19 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
11/25 Paris, FRA – Zenith
11/26 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
11/28 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy (feat. Arch Enemy & Hypocrisy)
11/29 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo (feat. Arch Enemy & Hypocrisy)
11/30 London, UK – O2 Brixton Academy (feat. Arch Enemy & Hypocrisy)
12/02 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
12/03 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
12/04 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
12/06 Gothenburg, SWE – Partille Arena
12/07 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet
12/09 Helsinki, FIN – Black Box
12/11 Malmo, SWE – Arena
12/12 Aarhus, DEN – SCC
12/13 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
12/14 Oberhausen, GER – Koning Pilsener Arena
12/15 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live

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Amon Amarth Premiere New Music Video

Amon Amarth wrap up their trilogy of music videos with the below premiere of the video for “Mjölner, Hammer Of Thor“. The trilogy has seen MMA fighter Josh Barnett starring as ‘The Berseker‘, WWE wrestlers Erick Rowan appearing as ‘Thor‘ and ‘Viktor‘ as ‘Demon Henchman’.

The series of clips began with their music video for “Raven’s Flight” and “Crack The Sky“. All three tracks are taken from their latest outing, “Berserker“, which is out in stores now.

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Nova Rock: Timetable And Festival App Revealed

Austrias' biggest rock and metal summer festival Nova Rock is about to celebrate its 15th anniversary this year. This year's edition will once again take place in the Pannonia Fields nearby the small village of Nickelsdorf, from June 13th through June 16th 2019.

The recently revealed timetable can be seen HERE

Also available now is the official Nova Rock festival app for iOS and Android.

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Slipknot, Slayer, Etc. Confirmed For Nova Rock

Austrias' biggest rock and metal summer festival Nova Rock is about to celebrate its 15th anniversary this year. 2019's edition will once again take place in the Pannonia Fields nearby the small village of Nickelsdorf, from June 13th through June 16th 2019, including the following so far confirmed metal related bands:

Slipknot, Slayer (final show in Austria), Amon Amarth, In Flames, Behemoth, Testament, Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Children Of Bodom, Rob Zombie, Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy, Sabaton, Godsmack, I Prevail, Amaranth, The Amity Affliction, Ministry, Within Temptation, Powerwolf, While She Sleeps, Bad Wolves, Dropkick Murphys, Trivium, Beartooth, Tesseract, Fever 333, Puddle Of Mudd, Papa Roach, All Faces Down, Infected Rain, Inglorious.

Tickets for the four days lasting festival can be ordered online HERE.

New this year for a safe and comfy stay at the camp ground: The "Grrrls Camping Area" which is only accessible for girls. Free registrations for this area are now open HERE.

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Amon Amarth Premiere New Song & Music Video

Amon Amarth premiere a new official music video for the second single “Crack The Sky” from their upcoming new album “Berserker“, which is scheduled for a May 03rd release via Metal Blade. The clip - starring MMA fighter Josh Barnett as ‘The Berseker‘ and WWE‘s Erick Rowan as ‘Thor‘ - is streaming for you below and continues the story of their previous single, “Raven’s Flight“.


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Amon Amarth & Arch Enemy Tour Announced

Amon Amarth announce a North American leg of their ‘Berserker World Tour‘. Arch Enemy, At The Gates and Grand Magus will be joining them as support acts. The band will be touring on their new release “Berserker“, which will land in stores on May 03rd.

09/26 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
09/27 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
09/28 Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
09/30 Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Convention Centre
10/01 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle
10/03 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/04 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/06 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
10/07 Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre
10/09 Toronto, ON – Rebel
10/10 Montreal, QC – MTelus
10/12 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
10/13 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
10/15 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
10/16 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
10/18 New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
10/19 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
10/20 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
10/22 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
10/23 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
10/25 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
10/26 Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium

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Amon Amarth Reveals New Album Details

Swedish viking metal stars Amon Amarth has announced that they will be releasing their next album, entitled, "Berserker" on May 3rd through Metal Blade Records. In addition, the band has also posted a music video online for the record's first single, "Raven's Flight," which can be seen below, along with the album's artwork and tracklisting. This is the first release of new material since the critically acclaimed, "Jomsviking," which was released in March of 2016.

Tracklisting:

1. Fafner's Gold
2. Crack the Sky
3. Mjo¨lner, Hammer of Thor
4. Shield Wall
5. Valkyria
6. Raven's Flight
7. Ironside
8. The Berserker at Stamford Bridge
9. When Once Again We Can Set Our Sails
10. Skoll and Hati
11. Wings of Eagles
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Amon Amarth Puts Out Video Casting Call

Sweden's Amon Amarth are set to film a new music video on February 23rd and 24th in the Los Angeles area.

The band has taken to Twitter looking for 10 fans with "normal heavy metal concert attire" for the Saturday shoot, and 50 fans with the same wardrobe for Sunday's filming; although those 50 extras "must be willing to be covered in stage blood."

Those interested in being part of the video shoot must RSVP to amonamarthlavideo@gmail.com with your full name, age, phone number and which date you are available.

Amon Amarth recently finished recording a new album, their first since the acclaimed, "Jomsviking," with details expected to be revealed soon.

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Slayer Announces North American Tour Dates

With Leg Three: Europe of Slayer's Final World Tour having wrapped up this past Saturday, dates in Australia, Japan, the South Pacific, and the final European dates announced in the past weeks, today Slayer announces Leg Five: North America of its Final World Tour, where they will be joined by Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse.

Maintaining the band's ethos of "play as many places as possible to make it easier for everyone to see the band one last time," Leg Five will kick off May 2nd at the Ak-Chin Amphitheatre in Phoenix AZ and see the band performing 16 shows across the Southern states and then up the east coast, culminating at the Xfinity Center Amphitheatre in Mansfield, MA on May 25th. Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse will support Slayer on all Leg Five dates. Special Slayer VIP Packages will be available for all dates; those details are accessible here.

Also today, Episode 3 of the Slayer Looks Back On 37 Years video interview series is released. Tom Araya and Kerry King talk about getting their first record deal and the release of Show No Mercy; Tom, Kerry and Paul Bostaph remember Paul's first meeting with the band and his subsequent audition to be Slayer's drummer. Check out the clip below: More...

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24 More Bands Confirmed For Download 2019

The organisers of Britain's biggest rock festival, Download has announced a further twenty four bands for next year's edition of the event. Joining headliners Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool will be Slayer, in what will be their final show in the United Kingdom, fellow thrash metal legends Anthrax, Virginia favourites Lamb Of God, grunge legends Smashing Pumpkins and progressive metal titans Dream Theater among others. The festival will take place at Donington Park from June 14th - 16th

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