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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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More Unholy Alliance III Tour Dates Confirmed

More dates have been added to the upcoming European leg of the Unholy Alliance III tour which features Slayer, Trivium, Mastodon and Amon Amarth.

The tour dates are as follows (new dates marked with **):

October 27 - Manchester, England - Manchester Arena
October 28 - Birmingham, England - NEC
October 30 - London, England - Hammersmith Apollo
October 31 - London, England - Hammersmith Apollo
November 2 - Cardiff, Wales - CIA 7000
November 3 - Glasgow, Scotland - SECC Hall 3
November 5 - Offenbach, Germany - Stadthalle
November 6 - Köln, Germany - Palladium
November 7 - Amsterdam, Holland - Heineken Music Hall
November 9 - Stuttgart, Germany - Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
November 10 - Winterthur, Switzerland - Eishalle Deutweg
November 11 - Paris, France - Le Zenith
November 12 - Antwerp, Belgium - Sportpaleis/Lotto Arena
November 16 - Wein, Austria - Gasometer
November 17 - Prague, Czech Republic - Incheba Hall
November 18 - München, Germany - Zenith
November 19 - Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
November 21 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Valby Hallen **
November 22 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Lisebergshallen (Amon Amarth as direct support to Slayer)
November 23 - Stockholm, Sweden - Hovet **
November 24 - Oslo, Norway - Spektrum **
November 26 - Tampere, Finland - Old Ice Hall **
November 27 - Helsinki, Finland - Old Ice Hall **

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Amon Amarth Reveals New Album Artwork

AMON AMARTH have revealed the cover artwork of "Twilight Of The Thunder God" and details of the five special editions of the album.

The details of the editions are as follows:

1. Jewelcase CD including full album and 24-page booklet.
2. Limited Deluxe Collector´s edition 3-disc-set in a special DVD-sized book including full album, a bonus CD and a bonus DVD. The Summer Breeze 2007 CD and DVD have a playing time of 72 minutes each. The DVD features Dolby Surround 5.1 sound and 16:9 format. 40 page book on special offset paper with parchment pages.
3. Gatefold-2-LP on 180g with one side being etched vinyl including full album and a huge poster! Limited to 1.500 copies!
4. Picture-Disc – full album - limited to 500 copies!
5. Limited Bubblehead edition including everything that´s in the Deluxe Collector´s Edition plus bubbleheads of each AMON AMARTH member plus the 36-page-comic book on high quality paper plus a huge poster. Each bobblehead has a height of 18 cm = 7” ! Limited to 2.000 units Worldwide! A picture can be found here

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Contraband Candy Posts Tuska Special Feature, Pt 1

Contraband Candy has released part 1 of their Tuska Festival program. Here's what they say about it: "We show you Finland’s Tuska Festival in its true beer-and-Jäger-drenched glory, the way a proper Metal festival was meant to be enjoyed. With Korpiklaani’s fantastic song ‘Beer Beer’ as the theme tune, you can just imagine the sort of daft bollocks we got up to this time around!"

In this feature, Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth speaks about their new album, computer games and Viking paraphernalia. René has one too many Jägermeisters before the Primordial interview. Mille of Kreator talks about the pros and cons of Pro-Tools, their up and coming European and US tour in 2009 and their next album. Finally, they sign off this episode by interviewing Lord Of The Rings obsessives, Battlelore.

You can watch Part 1 of Contraband Candy's Tuska special feature on their site or below.

Coming shortly in Part 2: interviews with Entombed, Nile, Horna and Korpiklaani. More...

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Amon Amarth Finishes New Album

Amon Amarth have announced that they have completed their new album, "Twilight Of The Thunder God." The album will reportedly be hitting shelves on September 30th via Metal Blade records.

The albums tracklisting is as follows:

1. Twilight of the Thunder God
2. Free Will Sacrifice
3. Guardians of Asgaard
4. Where is Your God?
5. Varyags of Miklagaard
6. Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags
7. No Fear for the Setting Sun
8. The Hero
9. Live for the Kill
10. Embrace of the Endless Ocean

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Amon Amarth Announces More Tour Dates

Amon Amarth have announced more tour dates for their North American run. Support on the trek will come from Ensiferum, Belphegor and The Absence.

October 1 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
October 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Avalon
October 3 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
October 4 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
October 5 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
October 6 - Vancouver, BC @ Croatian Culture Centre
October 8 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
October 9 - Calgary, AB @ The Warehouse
October 10 - Regina, SK @ Ridell Centre
October 11 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
October 12 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
October 13 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
October 15 - Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
October 16 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
October 17 - Quebec City, QC @ Theatre Imperial
October 18 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
October 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
October 20 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
October 21 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

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Former Amon Amarth Guitarist Resurfaces

Former Amon Amarth guitarist Anders Hansson has resurfaced as a member of Stockholm-based death metal band Blood Mortized. Anders Hansson was a member of Amon Amarth from 1988 to 1998 and performed on the first two official releases, "Sorrow Throughout The Nine Worlds" (Pulverised Records, 1996) and "Once Sent From The Golden Hall" (Metal Blade Records, 1998). He teamed up with Blood Mortized in April 2008 and the band is currently looking for a label.

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Amon Amarth Added To Euro Unholy Alliance Tour

Renowed Swedish death metal band AMON AMARTH has been added to the "Unholy Alliance Tour, Chapter III" lineup, which features Slayer, Trivium, and Mastodon.

The UK/Euro run kicks off in Manchester, England on October 27 and will play nearly two dozen shows over a four-week period. This is the third installment of what has been hailed as "the heaviest, darkest tour of the year." With more dates to be announced, the initial itinerary for the European "Unholy Alliance Tour, Chapter III" is as follows: More...

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Amon Amarth Announces Bloodshed Over Bochum

Amon Amarth will be playing their first four albums in their entirety at four shows at Zeche in Bochum, Germany in December. The band will also be playing a best of mix from "Fate Of Norns," "With Oden On Our Side" and the new upcoming album.

Bloodshed Over Bochum shows are as follows:
Dec. 28 Once Sent from the Golden Hall
Dec. 29 The Avenger
Dec. 30 The Crusher
Dec. 31 Versus the World

The shows also include:
- Meet and greet with the band
- Special merchandise sold at each show
- New Year's Eve Party on December 31st

The band comments: "We've had plans of doing a smaller club show tour for quite some time now where we'd mainly play older songs, but that has been very hard to pull off. So when this idea was brought to us of re-visiting the 4 first full-length albums at Bochum in Germany, we were all up for it. This will be a once in a life time chance for us to play and our fans to experience all the old songs that we don't have room for in the setlist anymore, but are still too good to not play! Of course, we'll also play songs from the new upcoming album, as well as 'With Oden On Our Side' and 'Fate Of Norns.' Since these shows will be unique we thought we'd might as well record the shows too! We're thrilled over this event and look forward to the shows. It will be some hard work and preparation playing around 50-60 different songs in 4 days. Some songs we haven't played for a very, very long time and some we've never played live at all. But challenges are something that encourages us!"

Tickets for the four shows are available at this location.

In another news, Amon Amarth will be touring in North America again this fall. The tentative schedule is as follows: More...

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Sixth Amon Amarth Studio Video Available

Viking metal band Amon Amarth has posted the sixth installment of their studio update videos online. The videos chronicle the bands time in the studio recording their upcoming seventh album. The video can be viewed below. More...

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Amon Amarth Posts Studio Update Videos Online

Viking metal giants Amon Amarth have posted video studio diaries of their time in Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden as they record their seventh album, which is currently untitled. The five video clips currently available can be viewed below. More...

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Download Festival Confirms More Bands

The UK's Download festival has update their website with the following:

"Returning for a second year Kids In Glass Houses are moving up a stage to make more room for their energetic live set. Joining them on 13, 14, 15 June are Black Tide, The Wildhearts, Rival Schools, Haunts, Zebrahead, Skindred, Invasion, Canterbury, Twin Method and Amon Amarth."

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Amon Amarth Prepares To Hit The Studio

Viking metal act AMON AMARTH have issued the following update:

"On May 1st (Labour day here in Sweden) we enter Fascination Street Studio to start recording our seventh full-length album. We have ten killer songs, some classic AMON AMARTH tunes, some really epic moments and some of the most brutal stuff we've ever written! We are confident that this will be our best and most diverse album to date! Jens Bogren will be producing the album; he produced 'With Oden On Our Side'. We're looking forward to yet another successful collaboration. We'll barricade ourselves for the next month and a half. The album will be recorded in the traditional way, starting with drums, followed by guitars, bass, and vocals. There are plans for some cool guest appearance but nothing we can reveal just yet. We will try our best to keep you updated with vlogs, photos and a studio diary. Provided that we can tear ourselves away from the PS3, Wii and of course... a healthy serving of Swedish vodka."

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Amon Amarth Check In

AMON AMARTH, the Swedish metal band that has taken the world by storm with their brand of intense and melodic Viking influenced music, have checked in with the following update:

"Back from a two-week vacation we’ve continued working on new songs for our upcoming release. We have a hand full of great songs already, soon to be Amon Amarth classics, and we still have plenty of great song ideas. On March 27th we’re taking a break from the song writing, heading out to sea, raiding and pillaging (the bars) at the Sweden Rock Cruise."

Sweden Rock Cruise which sails from Stockholm (Sweden) to Turkku (Finland) and back on March 27th - 28th, to celebrate the 50th issue of Sweden Rock Magazine. Also on the bill are EDGUY, ARTILLERY, CRAZY LIXX, THRESHOLD and BONAFIDE. More...

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Amon Amarth Extend Contract With Metal Blade

AMON AMARTH, the Swedish metal band that has taken the world by storm with their brand of intense and melodic Viking influenced music, has just renewed their contract with Metal Blade Records. The three album, worldwide deal, will kick off with the band’s follow up release to 2006’s highly praised With Oden On Our Side, which the band is currently hard at work writing.

“The plan is to return to Fascination Street Studios in May to record the new album, once again working with Jens Bogren as engineer and producer” states the band. There will be more details to come in the following weeks & months so stay tuned for more updates from the band.

Here is what the band has to say in regards to extending their contact with Metal Blade Records:

“After 11 years with the same label we have grown into a relationship that easily could go by the term ‘Family’. We had their support, confidence and commitment from the start and it has only got stronger for each year that passed. We are proud and happy to continue this amazing journey together with Metal Blade for many years to come, this has just begun.”

Metal Blade Records Owner and CEO Brian Slagel comments:

“We are very happy to continue our great relationship with Amon Amarth. They have been part of the Metal Blade family for a long time and we look forward to many more years with them.”

Amon Amarth has recently returned home from an extensive world tour including their first ever headlining US tour, where the band played several shows to sell out crowds. Amon Amarth also achieved gold record sales awards in both the US and Canada for their 3 disc DVD Wrath of the Norsemen, which features footage from a show in Cologne from 2005 filmed with 11 cameras, professionally filmed shows from Summer Breeze 2005, the Metal Blade Rrroooaaarrr 2005, Wacken Open Air 2004 and the release show for Fates Of Norns in Ludwigsburg (Germany) in 2004!

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Watch Amon Amarth Live in Montreal Online

Fan-filmed video footage of Swedish metallers AMON AMARTH performing the song "Fate of Norns" live at the Medley in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on December 5, 2007 can be viewed here. The track was dedicated to the memory of DECAPITATED drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka, who died on November 2 in a Russian hospital from injuries sustained in a road collision. He was 23 years old.

AMON AMARTH is scheduled to enter Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden in May with producer Jens Bogren to begin recording its new album for a late 2008 release via Metal Blade Records.

As previously reported, AMON AMARTH has confirmed its participation in the Sweden Rock Cruise. The 24-hour cruise, which departs from Stockholm on March 27, is organized to celebrate of the 50th issue of Sweden Rock magazine and also serves as a warm-up for the Sweden Rock Festival in June. On board there will be three metal bars/night clubs with metal DJs, a record fair, metal karaoke, a pool/sauna area, casino, tax-free shopping, restaurants and more. More...

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Amon Amarth To Begin Work On New Album

With the Australia and New-Zealand tour having recently come to its conclusion, Amon Amarth will now begin writing new material for their next album. On this topic, the band states: "Our touring is done for this time, and even though we do have a couple of shows coming up this spring, our main effort will be writing and recording a new album. The plan is to return to Fascination Street Studios in May to record the new album, once again working with Jens Bogren as engineer and producer." We'll have to wait a bit longer for the album cover, title and tracklist to be released.

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Amon Amarth Confirmed For Sandstorm Festival

Swedish metallers AMON AMARTH have been confirmed for the Sandstorm festival, set to take place February 2 at Hal Hippodroom in Kuurne, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

AMON AMARTH
ASPHYX
AXAMENTA
BATTALION
DAYS OF DEMISE
DEDICTED
EMETH
ENDSTILLE
FATAL RECOIL
GRAVE
IMMACULATE
KLUDDE

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Amon Amarth Post End Of Year Update

Swedish Viking metallers AMON AMARTH have issued the following update:

"2007 has passed and will be remembered as one of the busiest years in AA history so far with nearly 120 shows played. It was the year we did our first ever headlining Scandinavian tour, UK tour and North American tour. First time in Portugal and Greece. We also did our first North American summer festival tour.

It also marked the year our DVD Wrath Of The Norsemen went gold both in the US and Canada!

All in all it's been an extremely successful year for us and what better way to end it than with some excellent news. 'Cry Of The Black Birds' placed #7 in the Headbanger's Ball video of 2007 as voted by viewers. A huge thank you to you, our devoted fans who voted!

We'll be starting the new year with an Australian tour. We are very excited about this as it will be our first time in oz. We are really looking forward to playing for our Australian fans. It's about time!

After that it's time for us to take a break from touring and start working on some new material.

Thanks for a very good year and let's see what 2008 will bring!

Skål!"

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Amon Amarth Conquers Vancouver

It was a cold and dreary winter night on December 14th, 2007 in rain-soaked Vancouver. Viking ships disguised as tour buses pulled up in front of the Croatian Cultural Centre, carrying a crew of Norsemen prepared to pillage the venue and to unleash Swedish death metal upon the crowd of angst-ridden teenagers and drunken metalheads. After a pat-down by the anal retentive security guards at the CCC, we made our way into the main hall that already smelled of a mixture of various kinds of smoke and kids who hadn’t yet realized that deodorant use comes with puberty. More...

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Gross Misconduct On Vancouver Amon Amarth Show

Vancouver-based death/thrash band GROSS MISCONDUCT has been added to the AMON AMARTH, SONIC SYNDICATE show slated for Dec. 14 in Vancouver, B.C.

GROSS MISCONDUCT will be slotted first for Friday’s all-ages show, which will be held at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive).

According to Live Nation Canada, doors for the show are slated for 6 p.m. and the show is scheduled to begin at 6:30.

The recent show announcement comes on the heels of an extremely eventful last six months for the band since releasing its independent debut, "The Process of Indoctrination," in May 2007.

Since releasing their debut, GROSS MISCONDUCT has briefly toured the Canadian West Coast with GALY RECORDS artists MARTYR and NEURAXIS and played shows with the likes of INFERNAL MAJESTY and THINE EYES BLEED, on top of playing the Vancouver stop of the VANS WARPED TOUR in July.

"The Process of Indoctrination" has garnered an overwhelmingly positive amount of album reviews, and the band is now shopping its debut to labels and distributors.

You can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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