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From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
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Legendary California metallers ARMORED SAINT will play at Viper Room in Hollywood on May 19. This will be a warm-up gig for the band's appearance at this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, which will be held May 25-27 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Other bands scheduled to perform at the Rock Hard Festival include AMON AMARTH, DARK FUNERAL, DEATH ANGEL, GRAVE DIGGER, HAMMERFALL, PAUL DI'ANNO, ROSS THE BOSS and THIN LIZZY.
ARMORED SAINT played a number a European and U.S. dates last summer, some of which were taped for the band's upcoming live DVD. It is not presently clear if plans exist for the group to begin work on a new studio album. ARMORED SAINT's last CD, "Revelation", came out in 2000 on the Metal Blade label.
Norwegian black metallers DIMMU BORGIR will embark on a European headlining tour in October/November. Dubbed "The Invaluable Darkness Tour 2007", the trek will feature Sweden's AMON AMARTH in the direct-support slot. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Sep. 23 - Amsterdam - Paradiso (NL)
Sep. 24 - Tilburg - 013 (NL)
Sep. 25 - Cologne - E-Werk (DE)
Sep. 26 - Brussels - AB (BE)
Oct. 04 - Paris - Elysee Montmartre (FR)
Oct. 06 - Marseille - Le Moulin (FR)
Oct. 07 - Barcrelona - Razzmatazz 2 (ES)
Oct. 09 - Lisbon - Coliseum (PO)
Oct. 10 - Madrid - Joy Eslava (ES)
Oct. 11 - Bergara - Sala Jam (ES)
Oct. 13 - Pratteln - Z7 (CH)
Oct. 14 - Milan - Alcatraz (IT)
Oct. 15 - Ljubljana - Exhibition Hall (SI)
Oct. 16 - Vienna - Planet Music (AT)
Oct. 17 - Budapest - Petofi Csarnok (HU)
Oct. 19 - Prague - Retro (CZ)
Oct. 20 - Warsaw - Progresja (PO)
Oct. 21 - Berlin - Columbiahalle (DE)
Oct. 22 - Hamburg - Docks (DE)
Oct. 23 - Wiesbaden - Schlachthof (DE)
Oct. 25 - München - Georg Elser Halle (DE)
Oct. 26 - Leipzig - Werk II (DE)
Oct. 27 - Stuttgart - Nuclear Blast Festival (DE)
Oct. 29 - Copenhagen - Store Vega (DK)
Oct. 30 - Lund - Mejeriet (SE)
Nov. 01 - Helsinki - House Of Culture (FI)
Nov. 02 - Oulu - Tearia (FI)
Nov. 04 - Stockholm - Arenan (SE)
Nov. 05 - Gothenburg - Tragarn (SE)
Nov. 06 - Oslo - Sentrum Scene (NO)
Amon Amarth has posted the second music video, “Cry of the Blackbirds”, from their 2006 release With Oden on Our Side. “Cry of the Blackbirds” was directed by Bill Schacht for Aestheticom (www.aestheti.com).
Amon Amarth has posted the second music video, “Cry of the Blackbirds”, from their 2006 release With Oden on Our Side. “Cry of the Blackbirds” was directed by Bill Schacht for Aestheticom. You can check out “Cry of the Blackbirds” here.
Swedish Viking metallers AMON AMARTH have checked in with the following update:
"Yesterday we completed the filming of the new video for 'Cry Of The Black Birds', directed by William C. Schacht. It took 20 hours of blood, sweat and pain, in minus 14 degrees celsius, to get the video done. All that remains now is the editing of the filmed material. We would like to thank the production team, for a job well done. But especially we would like to thank the generous people of Baldur's Hird. Without their dedication and professionalism this video would not have been possible."
'Cry Of The Blackbirds' is lifted from the band's new album, With Oden On Our Side, available via Metal Blade.
The Swedish Viking Metallers have posted the following on their official site:
No doubt we will have a very busy summer this year, and we can now reveal the names of three of the festivals we will be appearing at this summer. We'll be at Bang Your Head Open Air, With Full Force Open Air and Summer Breeze Open Air. For more details click this link.
Having wrapped up a truly landmark year in metal, we are going to reflect on what made it such a good year by announcing the Metalunderground.com staff picks from 2006. As in previous years, I’ve polled the entire staff here at metalunderground.com about their favorite albums of last year. This year we've also added a new category for “Best DVD of 2006”
Here are the Metalunderground.com staff picks for the following categories: Best Metal Album of 2006, Best Metal DVD of 2006, Best Metal Newcomer of 2006, Best Live Act of 2006, and Most Anticipated Release for 2007. More...
VREID, the Norwegian band formed by former WINDIR members Hváll (bass), Steingrim (drums) and Sture (vocals, guitar), has been confirmed for the Metalcamp 2007 festival, set to take place July 16-21, 2007 in Tolmin, Slovenia. More than 80 bands will perform on two stages over the course of five days of live music. VREID will play on the main stage on July 18. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: More...
Jeffrey Easton of metal-exiles.com recently conducted an interview with Amon Amarth frontman Johan Hegg.
Jeffrey: How is the tour with Children of Bodom going?
Johan: As the support act you never really expect the tremendous response but we have been getting a great reaction.
Jeff: How do you think you are going over with Bodom’s crowd?
Johan: It is kind of weird but I do believe some of their fans like us. I can see why some would not like us but seem to enjoy it and get into it.
Jeff: You have been over here a few times but your biggest fan base is in Europe. What is the difference between touring here in the States and touring in Europe?
Johan: In Europe we can headline, we are not in that position yet. Going on this tour is a big step in the right direction. The crowds are the same everywhere and the venues on this tour are standard to us. The similarities are pretty big.
Jeff: A metal fan is a metal fan everywhere.
Johan: That is true but sometimes American fans go to extreme lengths to talk to you.
Jeff: How is that?
Johan: At one of our stops some fan wanted to talk to me so he waited until I was done with the other fans and all he wanted to do was just hang out with me.
Read the full article at The Metal Exiles.
Nights like this one only confirm that Euro-metal is steadily on the rise in New England. Judging by the number of excited fans attending the Palladium on Dec 16th, you would think that we were graced with not one but two headliners. It was a year ago, almost to the day that the two cohorts of Scandinavian merry men strolled through town and now they brought along France's beloved Gojira. Keeping chronological order, Sanctity took the stage first. They were greeted surprisingly well for an opening act. I haven't seen these guys before but kudos for their fervor on stage. Some of the fans were familiar with their stuff and even managed to form the beginnings of a mosh pit.
Highly acclaimed but alas, largely unknown in US, Gojira were up next. The quality of their music and the level of passion they played with were enchanting. This is a band that effortlessly fuses serene imagery with formidable riffs in an exceedingly refined manner. Grimacing vocalist Joe Deplaned was remarkably dynamic in his performance, interacting on stage and proving that Death metal bands can actually be eye-pleasing to watch. Mario's drum solo was an unexpected but gratifying treat. The set list revolved around their latest album: Ocean Planet, Heaviest Matter, Flying Whales and Backbone. The crowd looked a bit perplexed but displayed support with spontaneous cheers. More...
FINNTROLL has been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
FEAR MY THOUGHTS
KEEP OF KALESSIN
SECRETS OF THE MOON
German gothic metallers CREMATORY are the latest act confirmed for the 10th Anniversary of Germany's Summer Breeze Festival, which scheduled for August 16th - 18th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Acts now confirmed for Summer Breeze 2007 include: More...
Sweden's AMON AMARTH has rescheduled the Swedish dates that it was forced to cancel in late Novemebr/early December in order to join the CHILDREN OF BODOM North American trek. The new dates are as follows (venue details to follow):
Jan. 31 - Göteborg, SWE @ TBA
Feb. 01 - Malmö, SWE @ TBA
Feb. 02 - Huskvarna, SWE @ TBA
Feb. 04 - Stockholm, SWE @ TBA
AMON AMARTH's latest CD, "With Oden on Our Side", entered the national album chart in Sweden at No. 21 and in Austria at No. 27. The album has also debuted on the German national chart at position No. 21. This is the highest chart entry in Germany of any band on the Metal Blade roster, according to a posting on the group's web site.
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Amon Amarth's seventh release (sixth for Metal Blade), "With Oden on Our Side", hit the Billboard charts for first week’s sales reaching #15 of the Heatseakers/New Artist Chart, #26 on the Top Independent Albums Chart, and #42 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart. Overseas, "With Oden on Our Side" entered the German charts at #21, Swedish Charts at #21 and the Austria charts at #27!
Amon Amarth, as previously reported, will be embarking on a month-long European tour in support of "With Oden on Our Side" and will follow-up with a U.S. tour as direct support to Children of Bodom starting on the 1st of December in Detroit, MI.
Tune into MTV2’s Headbangers Ball tonight to catch the premier of Amon Amarth's first video off of "With Oden on Our Side" for the track "Runes to My Memory". Amon Amarth's video for "Runes to My Memory" was directed by Bill Schacht.
Amon Amarth have decided to let you decide which songs will make their setlist for their upcoming European and North American tours. You may choose your favourite 15 songs, and the 15 songs with the most votes at the end will become the new setlist for Europe, whilst the 10 most popular will make the grade for North America. To have your say, simply go here and vote.
AOL Music has a couple of new rock/metal CDs streaming in their entirety:
AMON AMARTH's video for the song "Runes to my Memory" has been posted online at this location (Windows Media). The track comes off the Swedish metallers' latest CD, "With Oden on Our Side", which was issued through Metal Blade Records in the following formats: limited-edition red vinyl LP, standard CD, limited-edition two-CD digipack, and standard LP.
An exclusive media player for "With Oden On Our Side", featuring two songs from the album, can be accessed here. The CD was recorded at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren.
Sweden's AMON AMARTH has posted the following message on its official web site:
"As we have been offered to join CHILDREN OF BODOM on their North American tour in December, we have been forced to cancel the Scandinavian leg of our headlining European tour.
"Of course this is not a perfect scenario for us, as we hate to cancel shows and were really looking forward to playing in Gothenburg, Oslo and Stockholm.
"We will reschedule the Scandinavian shows to early next year, and hopefully be able to include more shows in the Scandinavian countries and Finland."
For a list of upcoming AMON AMARTH shows, click here.
Tour dates have been announced for Children Of Bodom's upcoming tour with Amon Amarth, Gojira, and Sanctity. Here are the confirmed tour dates:
11/29 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero (no Amon Amarth)
11/30 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall (no Amon Amarth)
12/1 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's Concert Theatre
12/2 Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club
12/4 Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Ballroom
12/6 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
12/8 San Diego, CA @ Soma
12/9 Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre
12/11 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
12/12 Lawrence, KS @ Granada
12/13 Minneapolis, MN @ The Quest
12/15 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/16 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
12/17 New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
12/18 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis