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Formed: 1992
From: Stockholm, Sweden
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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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Fun Fun Fun Fest Day 1: Judas Priest

Transmission Entertainment delivered its ninth installment of the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas. Four stages offered a variety of sounds from Hip-Hop and Electronic (Blue Stage), to Indie Rock (Orange Stage), Comedy (Yellow Stage) and Rock (Black Stage). Additional shows were held at clubs around the city as part of the FFF Nites. A ring was set up to watch wrestling. Next to the ring was a skate ramp for Pro BMX bikes and pro skaters. Games such as bean-bag tosses and Shiner bottle cap checkers were also in place. A movie screen besides the stage was a new addition that made viewing each band much easier, especially for shorter fans. Bean bags and rut sacks were located around trees so one could lay in the shade on a soft object. More...

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 36

In addition to the upcoming Attila show at Fort Lauderdale’s Revolution Live on Friday, November 14th (supported by Crown The Empire and Like Moths To Flames), we at the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast are now staging another ticket giveaway contest through the same venue: The Ghost Inside (supported by Every Time I Die and Architects) on Sunday, November 30th. If interested, submit your full name matching your ID to podcast@metalunderground.com with one of the headlining bands in the subject line.

This week, we’re proud to present music from Boston, Massachusetts all-purpose metal act Skull Hammer, a formidable “power trio” that incorporates all forms of classic metal from hard rock to power metal, from speed metal to thrash. The band released the EP “Fear The Truth” in 2008 and the full-length “Pay It In Blood” in 2010, and are currently preparing a second album.

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Amon Amarth Announces New Tour Dates

Swedish heavy metal icons Amon Amarth will be returning to Europe in January/February for a month long tour. The band comments:

"UK, Portugal, Spain, France and UK…get ready this January for a Viking invasion!

"We'll be making an extensive UK expedition where we'll be pillaging smaller clubs in virtually every nook and cranny of the country. We're also making a more in depth raid of France, Spain and Portugal. Finally!

"As support on this mission we're bringing our friends in Huntress and up-and-comers Savage Messiah. Don't miss this awesome night of metal and we will take no prisoners!"

15/01/15 FR - Lille - Le Splendid
16/01/15 UK - Brighton - Concorde 2
17/01/15 UK - Plymouth - The Hub
18/01/15 UK - Bristol - Thelka
19/01/15 UK - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
21/01/15 UK - Norwich - Waterfront
22/01/15 UK - Colchester - Arts Center
23/01/15 UK - Oxford - O2 Academy 2
24/01/15 UK - Stoke - Sugarmill
25/01/15 UK - Manchester - Academy 2
27/01/15 UK - Glasgow - Classic Grand
28/01/15 UK - Leeds - Stylus
29/01/15 UK - Newcastle - Newcastle University
30/01/15 UK - Lemmington - The Assembly
31/01/15 UK - Southampton - 1865 More...

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Amon Amarth Releases New Music Video

Amon Amarth today launches a brand new music video, the title track to the 2013 album, "Deceiver of the Gods."

The video features clips from the upcoming film, "Northmen - A Viking Saga," which stars Tom Hopper, Ryan Kwanten, Ken Duken, and features Johan Hegg as Valli. The film is scheduled for release this Autumn.

Check it out below, courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting. The following press release was also issued about the upcoming "Northmen" movie:

"In the 9th century a group of Vikings, commanded by captain Asbjörn, is approaching Britain, aiming to plunder the rich monasteries in the north of the island. But their ship gets caught in a storm and is smashed to pieces on the rocks off the coast of Scotland, the only part of Britain without any Viking settlements.

"When Inghean, daughter of the Scottish King Dunchaid, by chance falls into Viking hands, they see the opportunity for demanding a large ransom. King Dunchaid immediately sets his 'wolfpack' - a group of mercenaries well known for their savagery - on them. The Northmen with their hostage now have to force their way through the rough highlands, where they meet the brave and mysterious Christian monk Conall. Having the wolfpack close on their heels, a desperate race against time begins. A battle over life and death…"

Amon Amarth will be sailing to Tokyo, Japan for Knotfest 2014 on November 15th and November 16th. The band will also be re-conquering North America beginning this month with Skeletonwitch and Sabaton. Dates are available after the video. More...

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Knotfest Headed To Japan

In addition to the Knotfest taking place in California this coming October, the festival is also headed to Japan in November.

Sweden's Amon Amarth will be sailing to Tokyo, Japan for Knotfest 2014, which takes place on November 15th and November 16th, with Slipknot headlining both days.

Amon Amarth will be performing on the 16th along with Korn, Trivium, In Flames, and Five Finger Death Punch. Tickets, the complete line up, and more information can be found at this location.

Other bands to appear at the Japanese edition include Lamb Of God, Papa Roach, Limp Bizkit, Bring Me The Horizon, and more.

In other Amon Amarth news, earlier this month a brand new trailer was released for "Northmen - A Viking Saga," the upcoming action film featuring Amon Amarth's Johan Hegg. Hegg appears alongside Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Knights of Badassdom), Ken Duken (Inglourious Basterds), Tom Hopper (Merlin, Doctor Who), and more. To view the official trailer (watch for Hegg in action around the 1:28 mark), visit this location. More...

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Bloodstock Live Stream Available This Weekend

This weekend's Bloodstock Open Air Festival will be streamed live over at this location, or by simply watching it in the player here:


Live Stream - Bloodstock Festival 2014 by BloodstockFestival

The schedule of acts set to be streamed live is as follows (all times are BST):

Friday, August 8th:

Bloodshot Dawn - 11.00am
Entombed AD - 12:00
Primordial - 13.05
Flotsam & Jetsam - 14:10
Prong - 15.20
Triptykon - 16.35
Dimmu Borgir - 19.30
Down - 21:15

Saturday, August 9th:

Evil Scarecrow - 11.00am
Shining - 12.00
Decapitated - 13:05
Orphaned Land - 14.10
Lacuna Coil - 16.35
Children of Bodom - 17.55
Carcass - 19.40
Emperor - 21:30

Sunday, August 10th:

Arthemis - 11.00am
Aborted - 12.00
ReVamp - 13.05
Biohazard - 14.10
Obituary - 16.35
Amon Amarth - 19.30
Megadeth - 21.15 More...

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Bloodstock Festival Reveals Full 2014 Lineup

The final bands have now been announced for this year's edition of the Bloodstock Festival, which takes place from August 7th - 10th (get ticket info and other details over here). The organizers of the festival comment:

"The ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals have rocked to a conclusion and some more lucky young bands are joining the New Blood stage at Catton Park next month, plus there's a few last additions for the Sophie and Jagermeister stages.

"Balls Deep bring their trad groove metal to the Sophie Lancaster stage. The Brit outfit have been busy honing their ‘Pro-Pain cut with Black Sabbath’ sound, coming on like the bastard sons of Pantera and classic heavy metal.

"Over on the Jagermeister stage, female-fronted power metallers Aceldama will be impressing allcomers with their high octane performance and audience interaction, while New Blood stage stoner rocker’s Resin will be offering an additional acoustic spin on their new material.

"Meanwhile, the New Blood stage welcomes the last clutch of winners from the last batch of M2TM roadshow finals. Goat Leaf bring their doom groove from the Sheffield heats, Oakhaart’s tech death noise hails from Gloucestershire, impressing judges at the Bristol event, Sinpathetic grace us with their death metal from the Preston night, Eradikator’s thrash metal won out in Birmingham, and lastly but not least, Cacodaemonic's unholy, neo-classical infused death metal represents Nottingham."

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Bloodstock Announces Art Exhibition

The work of JRR Tolkien has long been a favorite muse of rock and metal artists. This year's Bloodstock bands Megadeth, Amon Amarth, and Dimmu Borgir all have used Tolkien references in their work, along with many others (Nightwish, Gorgoroth and even the likes of Led Zeppelin to name but a few).

Now Bloodstock’s co-founder, fantasy artist Paul Raymond Gregory, is thrilled to bring the two themes together and launch a major art exhibition at Bloodstock this year.

Christened the Rock and Metal (RAM) Gallery, the exhibition is to be a permanent addition to the festival and will provide a showcase for a changing selection of rock-related art and memorabilia. Paul Raymond Gregory’s extensive body of work includes many famous album sleeves and monolithic pieces inspired by the writings of JRR Tolkien. Paul’s first ever album cover commission was in 1984 for Saxon’s "Crusader," so launching the RAM Gallery on the 30th anniversary of Paul’s artistic debut in the metal world is fitting indeed.

This year’s first showing will include all the original Bloodstock festival artwork, going right back to the first indoor event in 2001, plus a wide range of Paul’s album art including the sleeve of Saxon’s latest release "Sacrifice." Representing Paul’s Tolkien work, there will also be a large triptych inspired by The Silmarillion opus (from whence Marillion derived its name). The painting will be mounted in a bespoke hand-carved frame created by framer John Davis. Although John has framed much of Paul’s other work, the triptych features the first frame actually designed by Paul himself. In addition, Paul will be signing copies of his book "Beyond Time And Place," which showcases artwork from the breadth of his career.

The exhibition will also include a small selection of bespoke handmade guitars created by young artist/musician Cynosure who is working to re-define the guitar, not just as a functional instrument, but as a working, playable piece of art.

The current Bloodstock Festival 2014 lineup is shaping up as follows: More...

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Vallenfyre To Play Decibel Showcase

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Decibel Magazine will host two exclusive concerts on Saturday, October 18th in Brooklyn and Manhattan. The first show will take place at the Best Buy Theater with Amon Amarth, Sabaton, and Vallenfyre kicking off the party; afterwards, Skeletonwitch and Evoken will headline Saint Vitus Bar (with another very special guest soon to be announced).

This special event marks Vallenfyre's first stateside appearance. The band will be playing in support of recently released sophomore effort, "Splinters."

Best known as a founding member of U.K. Gothic metal band Paradise Lost, Greg Mackintosh transformed the anger and sadness ensuing the loss of his father into Vallenfyre's death/doom/crust debut, "A Fragile King" (2011). The follow-up "Splinters" dropped May 13th in North America via Century Media Records. More...

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Amon Amarth Announces North American Tour

Amon Amarth will be re-conquering North America this Fall.

This time around, the band will be bringing fellow Swedes, Sabaton, along for the ride. Additionally, Skeletonwitch will once again be opening the show, except in New York where fans will be treated to the first ever exclusive North American performance by extreme metal group Vallenfyre.

In February of this year, fans in Los Angeles were treated to an exclusive appearance of the Viking ship stage set up. For this tour, New York fans will bear witness to the Viking ship spectacle at the Best Buy Theatre on October 18th.

Tickets will go on sale on May 30th. Amon Amarth comments: "Yes, we are coming back to North America, and this time we're doing Canada and the U.S. together with our friends in Sabaton and Skeletonwitch! We can also announce that we'll be bring the Viking ship to the show in New York City! So get ready North America, this time we'll take no prisoners!"

Amon Amarth's latest album, "Deceiver of the Gods," was released in June of 2013. The album debuted at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, making it the band's highest-charting album to date. More...

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Bloodstock Adds More Bands To 2014 Lineup

The organizers of the Bloodstock Festival have checked in with the following update about confirming more bands for the 2014 edition:

"Things are hotting up at Bloodstock HQ and even more bands are unveiled for 2014!! Joining the main stage bill are the newly renamed, Entombed A.D. After having to change their name from just ‘Entombed’, LG Petrov and his fellow band members are once again ready to let the music do the talking after a year of internal struggles. They release the highly anticipated new album ‘Back to the Front’ on 4th August via Century Media and are eager to get back on the road.

"Getting the heads banging on the Sophie stage on Thursday are British trad metalheads Monument, and bringing their own brand of theatrical madness and extreme metal are former ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ winners, Gethika. Bringing an international flavour on Sunday are death/thrash metallers Krow, who hail all the way from Brazil. Fancy something a little different? Then check out 16-yr old blues star in the making Aaron Keylock, also performing on Sunday’s Sophie stage.

"Not content with that, Bloodstock can also reveal six killer bands for the Jagermeister stage! Grab a couple Jagerbombs and come headbang to Undersmile and King Creature on Friday, plus Massive Wagons and a special acoustic set from Orphaned Land on Saturday. If you’re still standing come Sunday, be sure to catch Rabid Bitch of the North and The Heretic Order."

The festival takes place from August 7th - 10th and full details are available at this location. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Priest, King Diamond To Headline Fun Fun Fun Fest

Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFF Fest) is excited to announce the music lineup of the 9th annual festival to be held November 7-9 at Auditorium Shores and Butler Park in Austin. Weekend passes and Ultimate Smooth Passes are on sale today at 10 a.m. CST at funfunfunfest.com.

For the first time in 25 years, Austin will welcome English heavy metal royalty Judas Priest as a FFF headliner. Recognized as one of the greatest and most influential metal bands of all time, Judas Priest is known for their twin lead guitars, original vocal style and for introducing the S&M leather look to metal. Their performance will follow the release of their seventeenth studio album, Redeemer of Souls, which marks 40 years since their debut recording.

Other FFF Fest 2014 headliners include Neutral Milk Hotel, Death Cab For Cutie, Nas, King Diamond, Wiz Khalifa, Alt-J, Death From Above 1979, and Girl Talk. The roster will also feature performances from The New Pornographers, Dinosaur Jr., 2 Chainz, Rocket From The Crypt, First Aid Kid, Death Grips, Atmosphere, Guided by Voices, Blood Brothers, City and Colour, Yo La Tengo, Dum Dum Girls, Foxygen, Sun Kil Moon, Flying Lotus, Yelle, and Ginuwine. Additional musical acts may also be announced later this summer.

Festival producers Transmission Events will offer a sound for everyone, with a mix of new music, long-awaited reunions, and fan favorites. The music lifting from the park will include indie, hip-hop, punk, electronic, metal, folk and more. This year will also feature an expanded comedy and action sports experience, with a fresh lineup of comedians and riders to be announced this summer.

“Each year, we try to bring Fun Fun Fun fans a unique and exciting lineup to top the year before,” says Bobby Garza, general manager at Transmission Events. “And this year we feel we went above and beyond to give you an experience you can’t find anywhere else.” More...

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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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