Band Photo: Amon Amarth (?)
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Today melodic death metal legion Amon Amarth reveals a trailer for the band's forthcoming mini documentary which can be viewed below. Fittingly titled "Forging Mjölnir," the short film will appear as a three-part series with each official segment slated to premiere via the band’s microsite here.
The "Forging Mjölnir" documentary comes in anticipation of Amon Amarth’s ninth studio offering, "Deceiver of the Gods." The album will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th, and Japan on June 26th.
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.
Check out the newly posted live video of “Guardians of Asgaard” from Amon Amarth's performance at 2012’s Summer Breeze Festival in Germany below. More footage from this show will also be premiering online soon.
As was previously announced, Amon AMarth will release new album "Deceiver of the Gods" this coming June. The offering was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, and produced, mixed, and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage).
The cover art was, once again, completed by Tom Thiel, and depicts a mythical battle between the Norse gods Loki and Thor. Fans will also recognize a special appearance on this album with Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) providing guest vocals for eighth song, “Hel.”
Melodic death metal heroes Amon Amarth are pleased to unveil the details of their ninth studio album. Titled "Deceiver of the Gods," the offering was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, U.K. and produced, mixed, and mastered by Andy Sneap.
The cover art was, once again, completed by Tom Thiel and depicts a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki & Thor. Fans will also recognize a special appearance on this album with Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) providing guest vocals for eighth song, "Hel."
"Deceiver of the Gods" will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th and Japan on June 26th. Comments vocalist Johan Hegg:
"We feel very excited about this new album, and personally I feel that Deceiver of the Gods is the strongest album we've ever done. By far! I'm confident that all our fans will enjoy this 'punch-in-the-face-of-a-record!"
Opening title track and first single, "Deceiver of the Gods" is currently streaming at the band's official Metal Blade page where you'll also find special pre-order info. The track listing is: More...
Amon Amarth has revealed the cover artwork for new album "Deceiver of the Gods," which can be viewed below. The band also comments:
"The cover depicts the last battle between the Gods and Loki who arrives at Vigridr field accompanied by the army of the dead during Ragnarok, the end of the world. We hope you enjoy it."
The lineup for the sixth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival was announced today. Artists performing on the 2013 fest include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer, ROB ZOMBIE, plus, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as BEHEMOTH, JOB FOR A COWBOY, EMMURE, BORN OF OSIRIS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, BUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSS, HUNTRESS, THROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEA. Four stages will be presented this year for the first time ever and the stages include the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE, THE JAGERMEISTER STAGE, MUSICIANS INSTITUTE STAGE, as well as, the SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY CONCOURSE STAGE, (local bands performing on the Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Stage will be announced in June).
All tickets go on sale March 22nd at 12:00 Noon local venue time via www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com. The tour will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4th, 2013. The latest Mayhem Festival 2013 tour dates and venues are listed below: More...
Swedish melodic death metal act Amon Amarth announced that former Candlemass/Memento Mori vocalist Messiah Marcolin will be a guest vocalist on the band's new LP.
The band revealed the following picture from the studio sessions with Marcolin, simply stating "Our friend Messiah Marcolin came by the studio today!"
More news on the new album is expected shortly. More...
Sweden's Amon Amarth has posted the following message online about writing new songs for an upcoming new album:
"We want to thank everyone that has supported and helped us in 2012. 2013 will be another intense year for Amon Amarth, and looks like it will be slightly unpredictable and mischievous…
"We’ve just finished writing all the songs for the next full-length album, and we’re ready to enter the studio to start recording them in the new year.
"Wishing everyone a fun and successful 2013!"
This new album will be the follow-up to "Surtur Rising" (reviewed here), and further details will be announced as they become available.
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10:00am. “Waking up” is one thing. “Getting up” is something else. These festivals involve a continuous stream of physical self-abuse of one kind or another – usually both, and more.
I drag myself like a cranky newborn from my tent and stretch, feeling drawn and quartered. By now, I have no problem pulling out my unit and pissing in the open air, on the slight hill next to our Embassy. Bashfulness went right out the window a while ago. More...
Metal Blade Records is proud to announce that Amon's Amarth's Johan Hegg, Ray Alder of Fates Warning/Redemption, as well as dUg Pinnick of King's X have been confirmed as the special guests for the 30 Anniversary show set for Friday, November 30th at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA.
The guest musicians will join Armored Saint on stage throughout the band's set to perform a variety of cover songs. Also confirmed to attend the show and celebration are That Metal Show's Eddie Trunk and Don Jamieson, who will be hosting the event.
Here's what Don had to say about hosting the show: "So pumped to be hosting Metal Blade's 30th Anniversary Show with quintessential metal warriors, Armored Saint and a destined-to-be quintessential metal band, Gypsyhawk. Gonna be heavier than Honey Boo Boo's mama!"
Unfortunately the shock metal act Lizzy Borden will no longer be able to play the event, but the label will be making it up to the fans by bringing out new guests for the special jam session. Metal Blade will be announcing the special guests in the coming weeks. Tickets are currently on sale right here. More...
Just For Fun
You can now get your very own Amon Amarth Shiraz red wine, which the band describes as "a must at any classy dinner party or as a gift to the wino friend," and the vikings have further encouraged fans to "Drink irresponsibly!" with.
Ordering info is available over at this location. The question of dozens of Facebook Amon Amarth fans will be repeated here: why wasn't this a mead instead?!?!
This year's Summer Breeze festival will be taking place from August 16th - 18th, with full details available at the festival's website here. The organizers of Summer Breeze have now issued the following announcement about confirming new bands:
"Since the release of their amazing breakthrough album 'Inwards', Dew-Scented have been at the forefront of European thrash metal. Since then, the cool bunch led by frontman Leif Jensen have been producing fantastic albums full of unstoppable riff power and overwhelming intensity at nicely regular intervals, cementing the band's excellent reputation time and again. In 2012, Dew-Scented aim at kick-starting their career with an entirely new line-up – with the exception of band boss Leif – and the fantastic new album 'Icarus', and are gearing up to shatter the Summer Breeze Open Air into small pieces. We are stoked to welcome the indestructible machine called Dew-Scented at our festival once more. Get thrashed!
"When Agrypnie played the Summer Breeze festival in 2008 for the first and only time so far, they were booked as consolation for all those who were mourning the recent disbanding of Nocte Obducta. Four years, one studio album and one EP later, the Hessians have made a career for themselves, having now reached the same level as the aforementioned group. Their new studio album is still being recorded as we speak, but their last EP 'Asche' was already an announcement for big things to come in the realm of post black metal. Expressive, multi-faceted, melancholic, dynamic – all these attributes fit Agrypnie like a glove and are underlined by the fact that their songs don't ever become predictable or interchangable. One of the most exciting bands our scene has to offer nowadays."
The Summer Breeze 2012 bill now looks like: More...
The organizers of the upcoming Summer Breeze 2012 festival have issued the following update about confirming new acts:
"Italy is not exactly a hotbed for dark doom metal. Fortunately enough, there are always exceptions to confirm the rule. With the three albums they have released so far, The Foreshadowing have provided a master class in gloom and doom. Hailing from Rome, the band prove that it is indeed possible to write great atmospheric songs without falling into excessive pathos and kitsch. Especially singer Marco Benevento's clear, ear-piercing vocals take the group's material to a level which is only populated by bands such as Katatonia, My Dying Bride, early Anathema and even Opeth. Don't miss this black pearl of darkness! You will hardly experience anything bigger, darker and more epic at Summer Breeze 2012!
"Breakdowns aren't exactly the most innovative element in metal nowadays... However, if you use them with such conviction and vehemence as Bleed From Within, even the most athletically challenged of metalheads should soon mutate into pit fighter number one. The UK band have two albums out which should appeal to fans of As I Lay Dying, Bring Me The Horizon and Parkway Drive, while at times Bleed From Within are even more melodic than the aforementioned bands, only to dive into a brutal breakdown the very next second. All fans of metalcore and deathcore should highlight this band in their personal running order, as this is the perfect stuff for all of them!"
The 2012 edition of the Summer Breeze festival will be taking place from August 16th - 18th, with full details available here. The organizers of the festival have now announced the following bands being added to the bill:
Born from pain
Night in gales
While she sleeps
The festival's lineup is now as follows: More...
American nu metal veterans Limp Bizkit have been confirmed as the final headliner for this year's edition of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting. Also newly confirmed for the festival are Behemoth, Black Label Society, Godsmack, Slash and All Shall Perish, while the organisers have also announced that Young Guns and Lagwagon have pulled out of the event. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly:
Ozzy Osbourne and friends (Headliner)
Limp Bizkit (Headliner)
Guns N Roses (Headliner)
All Shall Perish
August Burns Red
Black Label Society
Black Veil Brides
Children Of Bodom