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Formed: 1992
From: Stockholm, Sweden
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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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Amon Amarth Premieres New Music Video

Amon Amarth premieres a new music video for "The Way Of Vikings", taken from the band's latest album "Jomsviking". The clip takes inspiration from the "Peaky Blinders" TV series and was directed by Grupa 13 (Behemoth, Kreator).

Check out now "The Way Of Vikings" below.

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MetalDays Tolmin Festival Reveals Running Order

The running order for MetalDays’ 2017 edition has been published today on the festival’s official website. Do you want to know when your favorite bands will be playing there and how to prepare yourself best for the party season?

Well, you can now check it out on the day-by-day line-up page of the website. Please note that this running order is preliminary and may be subject to changes in the near future.

The new map of the festival’s location has also been made available to the public. You can take note of all the changes and details by clicking here. Let us remind you that a third stage called “New Forces Stage” will make its appearance for the first time in 2017! Besides, the festival team decided to renew the project of installing a camp reserved for the single girls attending the event, among other things.

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Amon Amarth Kicking Off Tour With Goatwhore

Amon Amarth will return to the road later this week for a U.S. headlining trek with labelmates Goatwhore.

Beginning this Sunday, April 30th and running through May 21st, the eighteen-date trek will also see the band making appearances at some of the country's premier music festivals including Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Dark Lord Day, Northern Invasion, and Rock On The Range. See all confirmed dates below.

Amon Amarth will be touring in support of "Jomsviking," the band's first concept record telling a tragic, original tale of conflict and revenge, backed by the Swedes' trademark anthemic metal. More...

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Abbath Announces Tour With Amon Amarth

Abbath, the new incarnation of former Immortal frontman Abbath Doom Occulta, has announced a Latin American tour.

The "Jomsviking Latin America" tour 2017 kicks off on May 26th and sees Abbath touring alongside Sweden's Amon Amarth.

Abbath will be touring in support of his self-titled album from 2016, which managed to take home our Best Debut Album award last year.

Catch Abbath alongside Amon Amarth on these upcoming 2017 Latin American shows:

May 26 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
May 27 Sao Paulo, Brazil
May 28 Belo Horizonte, Brazil
May 30 Porto Alegre, Brazil
May 31 Curitiba, Brazil
June 2 Manaus, Brazil
June 3 Fortaleza, Brazil
June 4 Recife, Brazil
June 6 Buenos Aires, Argentina
June 7 Santiago, Chile
June 8 Lima, Peru
June 11 San Jose, Costa Rica
June 14 Chihuahua, Mexico
June 16 Monterrey, Mexico
June 17 Mexico City, Mexico
June 18 Guadalajara, Mexico More...

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Amon Amarth Bringing Viking Ship To Illinois

When Swedish metal band Amon Amarth takes the stage at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois on Sunday, July 16th in support of latest album "Jomsviking," attendees will be treated to quite a visual spectacle.

The band’s full production plans include an infamous life size replica of a Viking ship hull and live Viking fighting! The impressive setup pays homage to the band’s Swedish roots and the Jomsvikings, a shadowy and legendary sect of mercenaries.

The second annual Chicago Open Air will bring together an all-star lineup of rock’s top artists on Friday, July 14th, Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago.

The three-day music, craft beer and Gourmet Man Food festival will feature over 40 performances, including Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, and Korn, along with Rob Zombie, Slayer, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Meshuggah, Anthrax, Clutch, Amon Amarth, Body Count, and many more. More...

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Amon Amarth Announces U.S. Tour

After touring the world this past year in support of latest album "Jomsviking" (which was included in our look at the best cover art of 2016), Amon Amarth will head back out on the road this spring for a USA tour with Goatwhore.

Starting April 30th, the trek also features select appearances by Amon Amarth at some of the nation's premier music festivals: Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Dark Lord Day, Northern Invasion, and Rock on the Range.

Amon Amarth comments: "United States! We return to your lands this Spring and we will raid and plunder your little cities as we please. For the first time we will be sailing our longships towards the curious native celebrations called 'The Loudest Month' (Welcome To Rockville, Northern Invasion, Carolina Rebellion & Rock On The Range) where we will sack and burn them to the ground and feast on the spoils. Our good friends in the almighty Goatwhore will be joining us on this voyage on all headline shows. You have been warned."

Goatwhore's Ben Falgoust (vocals) adds: "We are looking forward to hitting the road with Amon Amarth and playing some raw as fuck metal for you people. Show up with your anger and let's make some chaos happen. I know you all need to vent some issues. Let's do it together and crush the opposition. I also hope by the end of this tour I can try to be as cool as Joe Grindo from Theories." More...

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Chicago Open Air 2017 Announced

The second annual Chicago Open Air will bring together an all-star lineup on July 14th - 16th at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL just outside Chicago.

The three day music, craft beer, and food festival will feature over 40 performances, including Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, and Korn, along with Rob Zombie, Slayer, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Meshuggah, Anthrax, Clutch, Body Count, and many more.

Tickets for Chicago Open Air 2017 go on sale Friday, January 20tj at Noon CT right here. In addition to three days of nonstop rock, Chicago Open Air’s celebration of everything loud will also include local and regional cuisine, the Headbangers Bier Hall highlighting top brews from the region, other entertainment and fan experiences, and will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin. More...

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Reader Poll: Vote Your Best Metal Album

Update: the staff awards are now here! Check 'em out and see who won at this location.

Our year-end awards for 2016 are nearly here as the staff just wrapped up our internal voting on the best album, performance, DVD, and metal newcomer of the year, along with a vote on our most anticipated album coming in 2017.

While awaiting our official awards ceremony later this week, we want to know: what was YOUR favorite metal album that came out this year? Cast your vote below!

In the poll we've listed out every single album that was nominated by our staff this year, but if you thought some other album should be #1 instead that's perfectly fine - just hit "Other" and type in your nominee.

Wondering why we have so many nominees? Each of our staff members nominates five albums, and we reach our winner by consensus of the album that gets the most votes, resulting in a well-rounded winner who was appreciated by a larger group of metal heads rather than just by people who prefer one sub-genre.

Since you can see who we nominated, we'd also like to know: who do you think was our ultimate winner in all the nominees? More...

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This Ending Premieres New Lyric Video

Swedish melodic death metal act This Ending - featuring ex-Amon Amarth drummer Fredrik Andersson - premieres a new lyric video for the song "Garden Of Death", the title track of This Ending's third album, which was released on April 22 via Apostasy Records.

Check out now "Garden Of Death" below.

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The Best Heavy Metal Cover Art From 2016

Every year in December we cover the best and worst of metal with a focus on recorded material and live releases, but what frequently gets lost in the shuffle is an integral part of all things metal: the artwork.

While the prominence of physical media that you actually handle and admire while listening to an album has faded with the advent of digital distribution, cover artwork remains a core and iconic part of the heavy music experience across all sub-genres.

From frozen occult black metal to the most over-the-top fantasy power metal, the artwork is the first thing people are going to notice, and the artists deserve more recognition than they typically get.

Our roundup of the most memorable art last year saw jaw-dropping pieces from the likes of Marco Hassman, Par Oloffson, and the increasingly prolific Seth Siro Anton. This year will feature a markedly contrasted lineup of artists and bands as we explore drastically different styles that all express thematic ideas in amazingly divergent ways.

Some art this year was memorable for more negative reasons. Freedom Call, Devildriver, Gojira, and Metallica in particular all had less-than-stellar or head-scratching cover artwork this time around. We'll (mostly) be skipping that sort of memorability below, and instead focusing on things that looked amazing or were too bizarre to ignore.

Alkerdeel – Lede

We have to start here with Alkerdeel's “Lede” cover crafted by Luchtrat, an artist I'd never heard of before who does a variety of graphic designing online. I seriously haven't been able to stop thinking about this cover all year long from the moment I first laid bewildered eyes upon it.

Is it a joke? Is it completely serious? Is it taking square aim at the sort of people who would wonder about the difference? It's both minimalist and somehow simultaneously complex. It's a childish idea presented very simply – a demon taking aim and farting – but also seems to be so much more. Is it a comment on the pointlessness and absurdity of life? Is it meant to be lighthearted or threatening? Are we supposed to be taking something away from the stripped down color scheme and the blank spaces between the lines?

I have no idea if this was even the intention, but this artist caused something of an existential crisis for me. I have to wonder if somewhere there's a farting demon currently laughing about that fact.

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Rock On The Range 2017 Lineup Announced

An unprecedented lineup has been announced for the 11th annual Rock On The Range festival taking place May 19th, 20th, and 21st at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH.

Rock legends Metallica, Soundgarden, and Korn will each headline one night of the festival. Overall, Rock On The Range 2017 - fueled by Monster Energy - will feature over 50 bands performing on three stages, plus the comedians in the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, The Music Experience, art installations, and unique onsite activities during the three-day weekend.

Presale and layaway tickets, as well as limited numbers of new Weekend Field VIP tickets and Premier (hotel and camping) Packages, are on sale now at this location. The Rock On The Range music lineup includes: More...

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Amon Amarth Re-Issuing Albums On Vinyl

Amon Amarth has a long history with Metal Blade Records that goes back to 1998 with debut album, "Once Sent From The Golden Hall."

After almost 20 years later, it's now time for a vinyl re-issue of this album, as well as 1999's "The Avenger," as part of the Metal Blade originals series. Both albums will be released with 400g heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters and 250g inserts.

Metal Blade Records will re-issue all Amon Amarth albums chronologically in the near future. For fans planning to collect all of the releases, a limited, specially designed slipcase-box is available that fits the complete Amon Amarth back catalog. More...

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First Bands Announced For Bloodstock 2017

Bloodstock is thrilled to announce a bumper batch of Ronnie James Dio main stage bands for 2017, including the Friday night headliner, Amon Amarth.

Chief berzerker Johan Hegg declares: "What's up UK! On August 11th 2017, we are invading Bloodstock! It's going to be a fucking awesome party, with immense bloodshed and you better be there!"

Landing the special guest slot on Friday are power metal kingpins Blind Guardian, Bay Area thrash beasts, Testament, and hardcore kings Hatebreed. Also hitting the Ronnie James Dio main stage over the weekend are Tennessee deathcore beasts, Whitechapel, seminal death metallers Possessed, and flying the flag for English heavy metal, Bloodstock favorites, Hell. More...

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Bloodstock Announces First Wave Of Bands For 2017

Promoters for Bloodstock announced the a bumper crop of acts to play on the Ronnie James Dio main stage for the 2017 edition of the annual festival, including the Friday night headliner! Bloodstock will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on August 10-13, 2017.

Prepare your drinking horns!! Swedish overlords, Amon Amarth will be sailing the Viking longboat on to the Catton Park shore as Friday night’s headline band! Chief berzerker Johan Hegg declares, "What's up UK! On August 11th 2017, we are invading Bloodstock! It's going to be a fucking awesome party, with immense bloodshed and you better be there!"

Landing the special guest slot on Friday are power metal kingpins, Blind Guardian. The set will be a UK exclusive for 2017.

By Area thrash beasts, Testament are set for a Friday slot. The band just issued the crushing nww album, "Brotherhood Of The Snake" a week ago via Nuclear Blast.

Hardcore kings, Hatebreed make a welcome return to Catton Park on Saturday, August 12th.

Also landing a spot on the Ronnie James Dio main stage over the weekend are Tennessee deathcore beasts, Whitechapel, seminal death metallers, Possessed and flying the flag for English heavy metal, Bloodstock favorites....Hell. More...

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Amon Amarth Unleash Ragnarok In London

It's becoming more common in the modern age for established bands to tour together, be it as part of a package tour, or as a co-headlining trek. These can create memories for a lifetime, or, as past tours between the likes of Metallica & Guns N Roses and Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson have shown, an ego clash which could be a disaster. However, the combination of Amon Amarth, Testament and Grand Magus, promised from it's very announcement to be nothing short of a triumph. The concert featured here took place at the Roundhouse in Camden, North London, a respected venue and rightfully so. It's highly impressive inside, particular in the stage area and literally every member of staff I spoke to were very friendly and helpful, making it one of the most welcoming venues in Britain. This tiered rotunda made for an excellent setting for one of the most anticipated European tours of the year.

First to take the stage was Swedish heavy metal outfit, Grand Magus; a trio dedicated to keeping the sound and spirit of traditional heavy metal alive and very successfully too I might add. The three members all possess a great stage which some might say is essential when playing a rather large venue such as the Roundhouse. From the opening notes of, "I, The Jury" from their excellent 2010 album, "Hammer of the North," the band put on a blistering performance, delighting their fans and easily winning over new ones. Despite having a new album, "Sword Songs" to promote, the group only played one song from the record, namely, "Varangian," instead choosing to perform a mix of material from their sixteen year history. All in all, Grand Magus made the very best of their relatively short set and left a lasting impression on all of those who were in attendance. More...

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Amon Amarth Posts "Raise Your Horns" Video

After headlining a North American tour and appearing at festivals across Europe all summer, Amon Amarth launches a new video for "Raise Your Horns," featuring live footage from San Diego London, Paris, Tilburg, Berlin, and Hellfest shows, as well as clips of fans, artists, and friends raising their own horns to the band! The clip includes this ludicrously long roster of guest appearances:

Zakk Wylde - Black Label Society
John DeServio - Black Label Society
Sam Didier - Blizzard Entertainment
Adam D & Jesse Leach - Killswitch Engage
Doro Pesch
Mike McKenna - NHL/AHL Goaltender
Robb Flynn - Machine Head
Jordan Mancino - Wovenwar
Colleen Schneider - Invicta FC MMA fighter
Sami Yli-Sirniö - Kreator
Johannes Eckerström - Avatar
Josh Elmore - Cattle Decapitation
Trevor Bauer - Cleveland Indians
Victor Brandt - Entombed A.D.
Matt Heafy - Trivium
Joakim Brodén - Sabaton
Miland "Mille" Petrozza - Kreator
Daniel Tompkins - Tesseract
Kerry King - Slayer
King Diamond
Bobby Blitz - Overkill
Glen Benton - Deicide
George Parros - Violent Gentlemen/NHL Stanley Cup Champion (Anaheim Ducks)
Frank Bello - Anthrax
Joey Belladonna - Anthrax
Jonathan Donais - Anthrax
Shayna Baszler - MMA fighter/Premier Wrestling
Richard Christy - The Howard Stern Show
Dave Mustaine - Megadeth
Kevin Kraft - Jason Ellis Show
Mark Tremont - Tremonti/Alter Bridge
Paul Biedermann - German world record holding Olympic swimmer
Nick Hipa - Wovenwar
David Draiman - Disturbed
Angela Hill - Invicta FC Strawweight Champion
Dan Isla - NASA JPL Systems Engineer
Jessica Pimentel - Orange Is The New Black
Steve Asheim - Deicide
Adam Green - film director (Hatchet, Chillerama, Holliston)
Alan Averill - Primordial
Scott Ian - Anthrax
Grutle Kjellson - Enslaved
Rob Caggiano - Volbeat
Brian Slagel - Metal Blade Records
Don Jamieson - That Metal Show
Andy La Rocque - King Diamond
Perttu Kivilaakso - Apocalyptica
Floor Jansen - Nightwish
Niclas Engelin - In Flames
LG Petrov - Entombed A.D.
Stefan Hüskens - Asphyx
Travis Ryan - Cattle Decapitation
Jose Mangin - SiriusXM Liquid Metal
Mike D'Antonio - Killswitch Engage
Biff Byford - Saxon
Paul Quinn - Saxon
Nergal - Behemoth
The Keyboard Warrior as himself More...

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Butcher Babies Hitting The Road With Megadeth

Butcher Babies will be hitting the road with Megadeth this fall as part of the "Dystopia" tour in North America. Also joining will be Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, and Metal Church.

The month long tour starts in Casper, WY on September 20 and concludes on October 16 in Camden, NJ. In addition to the tour, both Butcher Babies and Megadeth will be performing at this year's "Ozzfest Meets Knotfest" event, which takes place on September 24 & 25 in San Bernardino, CA

Speak about her enthusiasm for the upcoming tour, Butcher Babies vocalist Heidi Shepherd states, "We're incredibly honored to join forces with some of our idols, legendary musicians and bands! Megadeth is a staple in metal music and we can't think of a better way to round out our 2016 touring schedule than with these metal gods. Who didn't grow up with a Megadeth poster glued to your wall with dreams of dreams of sharing the stage with them. Bucket list... Check!" More...

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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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