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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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Amon Amarth Begin Mixing New Album

Swedish Viking death metal heroes AMON AMARTH recenttly entered Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden to begin recording their sixth full-length album. The group will record and mix all through May until June 14 with producer Jens Bogren. The as-yet-untitled CD is scheduled for release in September via Metal Blade Records.

Commented the band: "Finally after five very long — but productive — weeks all recording is done and today we started mixing the album. Nine tracks have been successfully recorded — no thanks to the huge ammount of alcohol consumed, but nonetheless successfully — and we can now reveal some of the titles: 'Valhall Awaits Me', 'Hermod’s Ride To Hel (Loke’s Trechery Part I)' and 'Runes To My Memory'. More titles will be revealed shortly."

Metal Blade Records has just issued an AMON AMARTH DVD, entitled "Wrath of the Norsemen". The three-disc set was released in a deluxe 10-page digipack with special gold-laminated slipcase. The main body of the DVD is the Cologne show from last year — filmed with 11 cameras, this was the longest show AMON AMARTH have ever played (23 songs!). Bonus footage includes interviews, behind-the-scenes of the DVD recording and other stuff filmed around the Cologne show. Discs 2 and 3 feature professionally filmed shows from Summer Breeze 2005, the Metal Blade Rrroooaaarrr 2005 (a show with a really unusual setlist!), Wacken Open Air 2004 and the release show for "Fate of Norns" in Ludwigsburg (Germany) in 2004.

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Amon Amarth Checks In With Studio Update

Amon Amarth have posted the following studio update on the band's official website:

"Around noon today Ted finished all bass lines and added another level of heaviness to the production and, just to show his appearance, Thor brought on a little thunderstorm yesterday. It changed our bbq plans for the evening a bit, but we don't mind. Next up is Johan adding his powerful grunts. We have divided the vocals recording into two sessions so we will start with two or three days first. After that we take five days to lay down lead guitars and will continue with the vocals after that. This to make it easier for Johan's voice to last, since screaming 8-10 hours straight per day is not the easiest task!

"In other news we can also reveal that yesterday we got our first copy of the "Wrath of Norsemen" DVD [view photo] and even we are amazed!"

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Final Lineup For Metal Camp Festival Announced

This year's Metal Camp Festival is set to take place on July 21- 23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The organizers have announced the addition of SOILWORK and very promissing Swedish newcomers SCAR SYMMETRY. Also appearing on the main stage are German Power metallers MYSTIC PROPHECY.

The Talent Forum Stage is being introduced for the first time this year. Bands set to play there include Blind Petition (AUT), Asterius (GER), Subhuman (ITA), Bleak Origin (CHE) and many others. For more information, visit the Metal Camp official page.

Below is the complete list of confirmed bands: More...

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Amon Amarth Recording New Album

Swedish Viking Death Metal heroes Amon Amarth have started recording their sixth full-length album. This time around the band has entered Fascination Street studio (Opeth, Soilwork) in their home country of Sweden. Amon Amarth will record through June 14 with producer Jens Bogren.

There will be frequent updates with pictures from the recordings on their home page, so check often. The yet untitled album is scheduled for release mid to end of September.

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Amon Amarth DVD Release Delayed

Due to manufacturing problems of Amon Amarth's upcoming 3-DVD set, "Wrath of the Norsemen," its release has been delayed.

The new release dates are:
Germany, Switzerland and Austria: May 12
Rest of Europe: May 15

No new US & Canada release date has been confirmed yet, but it would hopefully be the same as the current release date, May 2.

"Wrath of the Norsemen" will be released in a deluxe 10 page digi-pack with special gold-laminated slipcase. The main body of the content is the Cologne show from last year – filmed with 11 cameras, the longest show Amon Amarth has ever played - 23 songs long. Bonus footage includes interviews, behind-the-scenes of the DVD recording and other stuff filmed around the Cologne show.

Discs 2 and 3 feature 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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Amon Amarth 3 DVD BOx Set Tracklisting

On May 2 AMON AMARTH will finally release their highly anticipated 3-DVD-set "Wrath of the Norsemen".

The 3-disc set will be released in a deluxe 10 page digi-pack with special gold-laminated slipcase - definitely something to look at.

Main body of the content is the Cologne show from last year – filmed with
11 cameras; this was the longest show AMON AMARTH has ever played - 23 songs long. Bonus footage includes interviews, behind-the-scenes of the DVD recording and other stuff filmed around the Cologne show.

Discs 2 and 3 feature 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.

The complete tracklisting is as follows:

Disc 1:

DVD-recording show in Cologne ( Germany ) – 8/16/2005

Intro
An Ancient Sign of Coming Storm
Pursuit of Vikings
Ride For Vengeance
Masters of War
The Last with Pagan Blood
Once Sealed In Blood
Bastards of a Lying Breed
Fate of Norns
1000 Years of Oppression
Vs. The World
North Sea Storm
Releasing Surtur’s Fire
Annihilation of Hammerfest
Friends of the Suncross
Bloodshed
Amon Amarth
For the Stabwounds in Our Backs
Where Silent Gods Stand Guard
Bleed For Ancient Gods
Victorious March Death in Fire
+ backstage & other footage

Disc 2:

Live at Summer Breeze festival – 8/18/2005

Intro
An Ancient Sign of Coming Storm
Pursuit of Vikings
Masters of War
Fate of Norns
1000 Years of Oppression
Vs the World
For the Stabwounds in Our Backs
Victorious March Death in Fire

Live at the Metal Blade RRROOOAAARRR – 10/02/2005

Sorrow Throughout The Nine Worlds
Dragons Flight Across The Waves
God His Son And Holy Whore
The Sound of Eight Hooves
Thor Arise
Fall Through Ginnungagap
Burning Creation
And Soon The World Will Cease To Be
Valkyries Ride
Pursuit of Vikings
Beheading of A King
Revenge of The Zombie (SIX FEET UNDER Cover)
Death In Fire

Disc 3:

Live at the Wacken Open Air 2004

Track list T.B.A.

Live in Ludwigsburg ( Germany ) – record release show for “Fate of Norns”

For The Stabwounds in Our Backs
Vs. The World
Masters of War
North Sea Storm
Thousand Years of Oppression
Bloodshed
The Last With Pagan Blood
An Ancient Sign of Coming Storm
Pursuit of Vikings
Fate of Norns
Once Sealed In Blood
Death In Fire
The Sound of Eight Hooves
Bleed For Ancient Gods
Where Silent Gods Stand Guard
Victorious March


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Decapitated Confirmed For Metal Camp Festival

Poland’s DECAPITATED have been confirmed to appear at this years METAL CAMP festival. Metal Camp takes place between July 21-23 2006 in Tolmin, Slovenia. DECAPITATED will play on July 22nd. Already confirmed are DIMMU BORGIR, SAXON, TESTAMENT, AMON AMARTH, MY DYING BRIDE, HYPOCRISY, EDGUY, GOREFEST, among many others, with more to be announced soon. For more information go here.

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Amon Amarth DVD Details Revealed

Amon Amarth have set "Wrath of the Norsemen" to be the title of their upcoming DVD. Release dates for the DVD are as follows:

Germany, Austria, Switzerland: April 21
Rest of Europe: April 24
USA and Canada: May 2

The 3-disc set will be released in a deluxe 10 page digipack with special gold-laminated slipcase. Main body of the content is the Cologne show from last year -- filmed with 11 cameras -- one of the longest shows Amon Amarth has ever played (23 songs). Bonus footage includes interviews, behind-the-scenes of the DVD recording and other stuff filmed around the Cologne show. Discs 2 and 3 feature 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.

"Wrath of the Norsemen" track listing: More...

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Amon Amarth Announce More Summer Festivals

Amon Amarth have confirmed a few more upcoming shows:

Mar. 11 Örebro, Sweden
Apr. 16 Stockholm, Sweden - Close-Up Festival (with Bolt Thrower & Opeth)
Jul. 14 - 16 Italy - Evolution
Jul. 21 - 22 Slovenia - Metal Camp
Aug. 3 - 5 Germany - Wacken Open Air Festival

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Amon Amarth News

Swedish Vikings Amon Amarth have posted the following updates on their website:

"We are very happy to announce that finally a Swedish show has been confirmed. We've been asked to play a show in Örebro march 11th and we look forward doing some damage on home ground! More info about venue and support acts will be announced soon!

During the past four weeks we’ve been working on new material for our upcoming album. In an unusual fashion – well, for us anyway – we’ve been working virtually every day of January to write new material. If everything goes to plan, we will enter the studio in May to record the new album. The release date is however not set yet."

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Amon Amarth Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

Amon Amarth have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air Festival, which is set to take place August 3 - 5 in Wacken, Germany. Other bands to appear at the festival include Cannibal Corpse, Children of Bodom, Emperor, Finntroll, Ministry, Nevermore, Six Feet Under, Soilwork and more.

The band has also announced that they will be playing a show in Örebro, Sweden on March 11th. More info TBA.

Amon Amarth are currently working on the follow-up to "Fate of Norns." The band writes on their website:

"During the past four weeks we’ve been working on new material for our upcoming album.
In an unusual fashion – well, for us anyway – we’ve been working virtually every day of January to write new material. If everything goes to plan, we will enter the studio in May to record the new album. The release date is however not set yet."

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Amon Amarth, C.O.B. Live Photos Posted

The following live shot of Amon Amarth, Trivium and Children Of Bodom were taken on Dec 10th at the Palladium in Worcester, MA. Go to the Gallery section to view them.

To read my interview with Amon Amarth, go here.

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Amon Amarth To Record New Album

Amon Amarth have posted the following message on their official website:

"Well, the US tour is over for this time. We've had a fucking great time during these six weeks, and we'd like to thank Children of Bodom and their crew for a fantastic tour. Thanks also to Trivium with crew, and good luck on the In Flames tour. Last but not least, thanks to all you fans - old and new - who came to the shows and made every one of them a magical experiense! Special thanks to those of you who bought us beers and booze. We truely appreciate it, and we hope to see you all next time around!

"The plan now is to take a couple of weeks off, before we start working on the new album in January. The recording is scheduled for May/June this year.

"We wish you all the best for the end of this year, and a great 2006!

"Cheers!"

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Amon Amarth Checks In With Tour Report

Amon Amarth vocalist, Johan Hegg, has posted the following tour update on the band's official website:

"Time flies when you're having fun, and time during the last three weeks has been super sonic!! Since last time we checked in we've played Salt Lake City, Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, San Fransisco, Santa Ana, Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Diego, and all of those shows has been great. Every show virtually sold out, with amazing support from the crowd.

"In fact the tour has been so good, that we underestimated the amount of T-shirts we'd need, and therefore ran out in Los Angeles. Unfortunately we realized this too late and weren't able to re-stock until today in Dallas. To all of you who hoped to buy T-shirts or longsleeves in Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Diego, we can only say we're sorry about that, and we promise to bring enough stuff next time.

"Right now we're kicking back with a couple of cold ones after the show here in Dallas. It's was great to see all you fans - old and new - and to talk to you after the show. We hope to see all of you next time!"

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Children Of Bodom Report From Vancouver, BC

Children of Bodom headlined a show at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver, BC on November 22. I have been waiting for Children of Bodom to do a headlining tour here in North America for a long time now. I was excited for weeks after I found out they were finally headlining here. There was no way in hell I was going to miss this show, and neither were the several hundred people who packed into the oversold venue. More...

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Amon Amarth Announce In-Store Appearance in CA

Swedish metallers AMON AMARTH will make an exclusive in-store appearance on Tuesday, November 29 at 3:00 p.m. at:

Blue Meannie Records
1164 N 2nd St
El Cajon, CA 92021
619-442-5034

The band will be meeting fans, signing autographs and "listening to metal."

AMON AMARTH are currently touring North American with CHILDREN OF BODOM and TRIVIUM in support of their latest album, "Fate of Norns", available on Metal Blade Records.

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Amon Amarth Check In From Quebec

Amon Amarth has posted this update on the band's official website:

"Just got off stage from the Quebec show, it was the first time for us in this city and you made us feel really welcome, thank you!! It was the perfect start for this tour, despite the problems that we had. Like the backdrop, power supply for our European equipment, and some lost items in Iceland. Fredrik also had an incident there which forced him to seek out a hospital to get his hand sewn up; nothing major, just a couple of stitches. But nothing will stop us or interfer with our North American raid!

"Speaking of which, the two sold out shows on Iceland was absolutely amazing! A big thanks to all you crazy Icelandic metal heads for coming to the shows!

"We look forward to continue this great tour with so many shows sold out already. See you there and remember, don't be late!"

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Amon Amarth Looking Forward To Tour With COB

The following message was posted on the official Amon Amarth website:

"Alright, just a week left until we head out on tour again! Starting with two off shows half-way; on Iceland. It was hard to put a set together with the time limit we have (30 min) but it is a deadly intense set! It's going to be cool to come back to North American soil again after two years and we look forward touring with Children of bodum and Trivium. It's going to be an awesome ride with many of the shows already sold out!
Remember to be there early since we're first up to play!
See you in the pit!"

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Amon Amarth Announce 2 Shows In Iceland

Amon Amarth have announced on their website that they will be playing 2 shows in Reykjavik, Iceland in early November:

Nov. 05 Grand Rokk
Nov. 06 Tonlistarthournarmidstodint (all ages) More...

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Children of Bodom Headlining Tour Dates

Finland's CHIDLREN OF BODOM wil be embarking on a European headlining tour beginning in late December. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Dec. 27 - Köln, GER @ Live Music Hall
Dec. 28 - Tilburg, NETH @ 0 13
Dec. 29 - Antwerp, BEL @ Hof Ter Loo
Dec. 30 - Leipzig, GER @ Haus Auensee
Dec. 31 - Pratteln, SWI @ Z 7
Jan. 02 - Milan, ITA @ Rolling Stone
Jan. 03 - Wörgl, AUT @ Komma
Jan. 04 - Ljubljana, SLO @ VPK Mediapark
Jan. 05 - Zagreb, CRO @ TBA
Jan. 06 - Wien, AUT @ Planet Music
Jan. 07 - Linz, AUT @ Posthof
Jan. 08 - Graz, AUT @ Orpheum
Jan. 09 - Budapest, HUN @ Petöfi Hall
Jan. 11 - Nürnberg, GER @ Löwensaal
Jan. 12 - Berlin, GER @ Columbia Fritz
Jan. 13 - Erfurt, GER @ Centrum
Jan. 14 - Kaufbeuren, GER @ All-Karthalle
Jan. 15 - Strasbourg, FRA @ La Laiterie
Jan. 16 - Paris, FRA @ Elysee Montmatre
Jan. 17 - Lyon, FRA @ Transbordeur
Jan. 19 - Porto, POR @ Hard Club
Jan. 20 - Madrid, SPA @ Aqualung
Jan. 21 - Barcelona, SPA @ Razzmatazz I
Jan. 22 - Bergara, SPA @ Sala Jam
Jan. 24 - Lille, FRA @ Splendid
Jan. 25 - Dudley, UK @ JBS
Jan. 26 - London, UK @ Astoria
Jan. 27 - Amsterdam, NETH @ Melkweg
Jan. 28 - Hardenberg, NETH @ Podium
Jan. 29 - Stuttgart, GER @ LKA
Jan. 31 - Langen, GER @ Stadthalle
Feb. 01 - Bochum, GER @ Zeche
Feb. 02 - Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle
Feb. 03 - Göteborg, SWE @ Trädgarn
Feb. 04 - Oslo, NOR @ Rockefeller
Feb. 05 - Stockholm, SWE @ Arenan
Feb. 07 - Umea, SWE @ Sky Com Arenan

CHILDREN OF BODOM's new album, "Are You Dead Yet?" is scheduled for release in the U.S. on October 25 via Spinefarm Records. The album has been declared to be one of the first priority UMG international releases through Universal's Fontana Distribution system. The U.S. version includes a previously unreleased bonus track that is exclusive to the U.S. release — a cover of the RAMONES classic "Somebody Put Something In My Drink".

CHILDREN OF BODOM's forthcoming fifth album is the follow-up to 2003's "Hate Crew Deathroll", which has sold in excess of 200,000 copies worldwide. The band recently filmed a video for the track "In Your Face" with Katapult Productions, who have previously worked with RAMMSTEIN, among others.

Touring in support of "Are You Dead Yet?" has CHILDREN OF BODOM tied up until the summer of 2006. On this North American trek, CHILDREN OF BODOM will headline over twenty dates spanning the continent and will be sharing the stage with TRIVIUM and AMON AMARTH.

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