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

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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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Testament To Support Amon Amarth On Tour

Sweden's Amon Amarth has announced Bay Area thrash group Testament as special guest on the European "Jomsviking" tour in Germany, France, and Italy. Also joining Amon Amarth as support is Sweden’s epic Grand Magus. Dawn Of Disease will be the opening act in Poland.

Comments Testament's Eric Peterson: “With a heart of steel and rippling distant thunder, we are honoured to board the Amon Amarth viking ship and get ready to feast and plunder with them across Europe! Thor's hammering strikes shall lead the way! Skol!”

JB from Grand Magus declares, "Warriors of the north Atlantic! We are proud and excited to be part of this tour. Earth-shattering metal is coming your way. Amon Amarth, Testament, and Grand Magus on the same night! There will be headbanging, thrashing, and all around heaviness to fill all needs. Join us! Rejoice!” More...

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Amon Amarth Announces Shows With Testament

The Swedish heavy metal Vikings from Amon Amarth have announced the remaining dates of their massive European "Jomsviking" tour with new shows added in Sweden, Spain, Czech Republic & Hungary.

Joining as special guest in the UK, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Spain and Portugal is the legendary Bay Area group Testament.

Testament's Eric Peterson comments: “With a heart of steel and rippling distant thunder, we are honoured to board the AA Viking ship and get ready to feast and plunder with them across Europe! Thor's hammering strikes shall lead the way! Skol!”

Poland’s Behemoth will be joining Amon Amarth for dates in Norway, Sweden, Finland & Denmark. Behemoth's Nergal states: “The last and only time we toured with Amon Amarth was over a decade ago when both our bands were conquering North America in a small shitty van. We are in a different place now and we are more then honoured to be sharing the stage with those Norse men again! Scandinavia, you have been warned!”

Also joining as support on all shows is Sweden’s epic Grand Magus. JB from Grand Magus declares, "Warriors of the north Atlantic! We are proud and excited to be part of this tour. Earth-shattering metal is coming your way. Amon Amarth, Testament/Behemoth, and Grand Magus on the same night! There will be headbanging, thrashing, and all around heaviness to fill all needs. Join us! Rejoice!” More...

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Amon Amarth Announces Tour With Megadeth

This September and October, Swedish metal group Amon Amarth will return to the U.S. as direct support to Megadeth.

The tour, which runs from September 20th through October 16th, will also include Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok.

Comments Amon Amarth of the upcoming trek: "We are proud to be supporting the legendary and mighty Megadeth on their US tour in September! Sharpen your blades and bring out your drinking horns, because this will be a brutal show that no true metalhead should miss. Raise your horns!"

During the journey, Amon Amarth ill also join the likes of Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax, and more on Sunday, September 25th as part of the annual Knotfest. See all confirmed dates below. More...

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Get With The Metal: Graspop & Hellfest Live Stream

The annual Graspop Festival (from Belgium) and Hellfest (from France) are in full stream this week and throughout the weekend. Both have live streams available.

As for Graspop, you can check out two channels of live metal at this location.

Among the many acts to check out: Arcturus, Heaven Shall Burn, Moonspell, Dark Funeral,
God Dethroned, Dropkick Murphys, Steak, Sacred Reich and much more.

As for Hellfest, there is a page with multiple live streams for each day and stage, which can be accessed over here.

Among the many acts to check out:

Today (06/17/2016) (all times in CET):

18h35 Inquisition
19h30 Sacred Reich
20h30 Korpiklaani
21h35 Overkill
22h40 Aura Noir
23h45 Testament
00h45 Abbath More...

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Ozzfest And Knotfest Combining

Remember that new collaboration teased via Twitter between Ozzy and Slipknot back when it looked like Ozzy had gone missing? Turns out Ozzfest and Knotfest are going to combine together.

The news was announced today in an event at Los Angeles today where Sharon and Ozzy appeared together with the members of Slipknot (check out footage below).

This new combined festival is set for Saturday, September 24 (Ozzfest) and Sunday, September 25 (Knotfest) at San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California. Tickets will go on sale May 20th. Confirmed bands include: More...

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Exmortus Premieres New Music Video "Let Us Roam"

California technical thrash/death act Exmortus premieres a new music video for "Let Us Roam", taken from the band's latest album "Ride Forth", out in stores via Prosthetic Records.

Check out now "Let Us Roam" below.

You can catch Exmortus live on the band's North American tour with Amon Amarth and Entombed A.D. on the following dates: More...

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Amon Amarth Wants You For New Video

Amon Amarth is inviting fans around the globe to be a part of a forthcoming video for "Raise Your Horns."

The video will include live clips of the band performing in multiple countries, plus you - the fans - raising your horns to Amon Amarth.

Do you have a wall plastered with Amon Amarth and other metal posters? Did you just attend a live show or are going to one soon? Send clips of you and your friends raising your horns to the band for a chance to be included in the video. Clips should be e-mailed to raiseyourhornsvideo[at]gmail.com. YouTube links should include #RaiseYourHorns in the title.

Submissions are requested to be sent in by May 27th, 2016. The video is tentatively scheduled for a June release.

Currently on tour with fellow Swedes Entombed A.D. and young USA metal upstarts Exmortus, Amon Amarth recently released new album "Jomsviking." Full tour dates are available below. More...

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Amon Amarth Releases New Album

Today, March 25th, Swedish metal kings from Amon Amarth have unleashed their 10th studio album, "Jomsviking," via Metal Blade Records in North America and Sony Music internationally.

"Jomsviking" - the band's first official concept record - tells a tragic, original tale of conflict and revenge, backed by the Swedes' trademark melodic, anthemic metal, which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept).

The album also includes guest session drummer Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory). A preview of the album is available in the clip below or at the band's website here, where ordering info is available. More...

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Amon Amarth Streams New Song "On A Sea Of Blood"

Amon Amarth today streams a new song entitled "On A Sea Of Blood", taken from the upcoming new album "Jomsviking", which will be out in stores tomorrow March 25 via Metal Blade Records.

Check out now "On a Sea of Blood" below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. First Kill
2. Wanderer
3. On A Sea Of Blood
4. One Against All
5. Raise Your Horns
6. The Way Of Vikings
7. At Dawn's First Light
8. One Thousand Burning Arrows
9. Vengeance Is My Name (bonus track - for digibook, digital, LP, and viking ship editions)
10. A Dream That Cannot Be (Featuring Doro Pesch)
11. Back On Northern Shores More...

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Amon Amarth Posts Album Q & A

This Friday (March 25th), Swedish metal kings Amon Amarth will unleash 10th studio album "Jomsviking" via Metal Blade Records (North America)/Sony Music (International).

Pre-orders are now online at this location and a music video for "At Dawn's Light" can be seen over here.

For a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Jomsviking," Amon Amarth has launched several videos online, including two Q&A segments with Johan Hegg.

Check 'em out below. The album's full track listing is as follows:

1. First Kill
2. Wanderer
3. On A Sea Of Blood
4. One Against All
5. Raise Your Horns
6. The Way Of Vikings
7. At Dawn's First Light
8. One Thousand Burning Arrows
9. Vengeance Is My Name (bonus track - for digibook, digital, LP, and viking ship editions)
10. A Dream That Cannot Be (Featuring Doro Pesch)
11. Back On Northern Shores More...

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Amon Amarth Posts New Music Video

On March 25th, the Swedish metal kings from Amon Amarth will unleash their 10th studio album, "Jomsviking," via Metal Blade Records (North America)/Sony Music (International).

"Jomsviking" tells a tragic tale of conflict and revenge, backed by the Swedes' trademark melodic, anthemic metal, which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept) and also features special guest session drummer Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory).

For a preview of "Jomsviking," fans can watch the new video for the album track "At Dawn's First Light" below or over at the Amon Amarth website here.

Produced by Rafal Szermanowkicz/Grupa 13 and directed by Darek Szermanowicz (Behemoth), "At Dawn's First Light" is set in an epic battle scene in a Slavic settlement from the 9th-10th century - with the band caught in the middle of the bloody fight! The video features an appearance by the modern Viking warriors known as the Triglav Jomsborg East Storm who are lead by the ruthless and energetic fight director Igor Gorewicz. More...

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Amon Amarth Reveals New Album Details

On March 25th, the Swedish metal kings from Amon Amarth will unleash their 10th studio album, "Jomsviking," via Metal Blade Records (North America) / Sony Music (International).

"Jomsviking" - the band's first actual full concept record - tells a tragic tale of love and revenge, backed by the Swedes' trademark melodic, anthemic metal, which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept) and also features special guest session drummer Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory).

Front-man Johan Hegg explains: "The Jomsvikings were a shadowy and legendary sect of Viking mercenaries, as shrouded in myth now as they were when they fought across Europe and the Middle East. Ruthless and deadly warriors who fought for the highest bidder, their code was simple: Show no fear. Never retreat. Defend your brothers, and when called upon, avenge their deaths. I felt we were finally ready to use their story as the jumping off point for an Amon Amarth album. The Jomsvikings and their world is the background for the story of a young man that is in love with a girl but unfortunately she's being married off. He accidentally kills a man when this happens and he has to flee - but he swears to have revenge and win her back. He can't let go of the past. He feels that he's been wronged and his life has been destroyed. The way the story evolves is not a happy story."

Pre-order info is available here and the album's first music video can be seen below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. First Kill
2. Wanderer
3. On A Sea Of Blood
4. One Against All
5. Raise Your Horns
6. The Way Of Vikings
7. At Dawn's First Light
8. One Thousand Burning Arrows
9. Vengeance Is My Name (bonus track - for digibook, digital, LP, and viking ship editions)
10. A Dream That Cannot Be (Featuring Doro Pesch)
11. Back On Northern Shores More...

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Amon Amarth Satirizes Internet Trolls In New Clip

Amon Amarth satirizes keyboard warriors in grand fashion in the newly-released video below. The clip also showcases MMA fighter and noted Amon Amarth fan Josh Barnett and teases an upcoming release titled "First Kill".

Check it out now below.

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Johann Hegg Viking Movie Coming To U.S. Theaters

The historical action flick "Northmen - A Viking Saga" features front man Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth as Viking warrior Valli, and now U.S. fans will get to catch the spectacle.

"Northmen - A Viking Saga" is set to drop in theaters on our side of the world on digital HD by Starz Digital this coming July 31st, as well as on DVD, Blu-ray and on-demand outlets August 11th.

Directed by Claudio Fäh (Hollow Man II and Sniper: Reloaded), the movie also stars Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood”), Tom Hopper (“Black Sails,” “Merlin”), James Norton (Belle, Rush), and Ed Skrein (“Game of Thrones”).

A teaser trailer is available below, and more info can be found at the movie's official website here. More...

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Amon Amarth Parts Ways With Drummer

Swedish viking metal act Amon Amarth announced that long time drummer Fredrik Andersson has split with the band.

The group is currently writing the follow up to the "Deceiver of the Gods" album and has not yet named his replacement. The post on Amon Amarth's Facebook page reads:

"Amon Amarth and drummer Fredrik Andersson have decided to part ways after 17 years. Fredrik has been an important part of Amon Amarth’s development since he joined the band in 1998 and we wish him all the best for the future. We are currently in the process of writing the new album, but at the moment there is no replacement for him."

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Live Footage Of Amon Amarth's Leeds Concert Posted

Fan-filmed live footage of Amon Amarth's January 28 performance in Leeds, England can be seen below.

Asked if the band has commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2013's "Deceiver Of The Gods", the band's bassist, Ted Lundström, stated earlier this month: "Yeah, we just started very recently. We have some ideas for songs and lyrics, but we haven't really sat down to put it together yet. But after this European tour, that will be our main focus, just to work on the album 24/7. So hopefully we can record it after the summer. That's the plan. But we don't have any finished songs yet."

You can now stream the two-camera fan-filmed mix below.

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Amon Amarth Begins Work On New Material

Asked if the band has commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2013's "Deceiver Of The Gods", Ted Lundström of Swedish death metallers Amon Amarth states: "Yeah, we just started very recently. We have some ideas for songs and lyrics, but we haven't really sat down to put it together yet. But after this tour, that will be our main focus, just to work on the album 24/7. So hopefully we can record it after the summer. That's the plan. But we don't have any finished songs yet."

Regarding when fans should expect to see the new Amon Amarth album, Ted says: "I would hope that we can release it early next year. But it depends on so many factors: record label and release schedule and touring and studio time and all that. But hopefully early next year we can get it out. That would be our plan. The plan is to stay out of shows. We will see. If something really interesting shows up, we might do something. But our plan is to not do any festivals whatsoever this year."

You can now watch the entire chat below.

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Video: Huntress-Singer Subs In For Johan Hegg

Singer Johan Hegg of Swedish death metallers Amon Amarth was unable to join his band on stage at their January 17 concert in Plymouth, England after blowing out his voice a day earlier. As a result, the other members of the group played a largely instrumental set, with a special guest appearance by singer Jill Janus of tour openers Huntress on the song "Guardians Of Asgaard".

Fan-filmed video footage of Jill's performance with Amon Amarth can be seen below.

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Savage Messiah Kicking Off Tour With Amon Amarth

London metal band Savage Messiah is kicking off a European tour tonight with Swedish melodic death metal vikings Amon Amarth.

The Deceiver of the Gods tour starts off in Lille, France, then immediately heads to the U.K. for a two-week stint before returning to mainland Europe. Also joining Amon Amarth and Savage Messiah are Huntress. A message from Savage Messiah front man Dave Silver reads as follows:

"The tour is finally upon us! And we're really psyched to take the metal to the stage once more. A great way to start the year and hopefully the start of many more tours to come in 2015. If you come out to any of the shows, make sure to head over to the merch stand and say hi to the band; we'll be hanging there most nights post-show, so don't be a stranger! And we'll see you down the front!" More...

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Huntress Announces Shows With Amon Amarth

Huntress has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming tour dates with Amon Amarth:

"The Gods have spoken! Huntress will spend a wintry month with the Vikings from Sweden; Amon Amarth! It's a fantasy come true to tour with one of our favorite bands as direct support.

"Huntress will bring the fury to Europe and the UK once again! This is an exciting time for us, having just completed a North American tour with the mighty Arch Enemy and Kreator. Our attack has been relentless, we're now recording our third album in Los Angeles, slated for release in early 2015. Spread it, shred it, behead it! With special opening guests Savage Messiah!" More...

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