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

Latest Amon Amarth News

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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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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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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