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

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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 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!


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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

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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Amon Amarth To Play Bloodstock, More Dates w/ COB

Amon Amarth have announced on their website that they will be playing Bloodstock at Assembly Rooms in Derby, UK on September 3rd.

More dates for Amon Amarth's upcoming North American tour supporting Children of Bodom, along with Trivium, have also been confirmed:

Nov 09 Quebec, QU - Capitol
Nov 10 Montreal, QU - Medley
Nov 11 Toronto, ON - Opera House
Nov 12 Detroit, MI - Harpos
Nov 13 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Nov 14 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
Nov 16 Minneapolis, MN - Quest
Nov 18 Denver, CO - Gotic Theatre
Nov 19 Salt Lake City, UT - Lo-Fi Cafe
Nov 21 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Nov 22 Vancouver, BC - Croation Cultural
Nov 23 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
Nov 25 San Francisco, CA - Slims
Nov 26 Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Concert Theatre
Nov 27 Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
Nov 28 Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Nov 29 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Dec 01 TBA
Dec 02 Dallas, TX - The Curtain Club
Dec 03 Houston, TX - Meridian
Dec 05 Tampa, FL - Masquerade
Dec 06 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Dec 08 Washington, DC - 9.30 Club
Dec 09 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
Dec 10 Worchester, MA - Palladium
Dec 11 TBA
Dec 12 TBA
Dec 14 New York, NY - Irwing Plaza

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More COB, Amon Amarth, Trivium Tour Dates Revealed

Children of Bodom, Trivium and Amon Amarth will be teaming up for a North American tour beginning in early November. The following dates have been confirmed so far:

Nov. 09 Quebec City, QC - Théâtre Capitole
Nov. 10 Montreal, QC - Le Medley
Nov. 11 Toronto, ON - The Opera House
Nov. 12 Detroit, MI - Harpo's
Nov. 13 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Nov. 16 Minneapolis, MN - Quest Club
Nov. 18 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
Nov. 21 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Nov. 23 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Nov. 27 West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
Dec. 09 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero

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Amon Amarth Complete Bloodstock Lineup

Bloodstock organizers have issued the following update:

“And so we can reveal that the final band for Bloodstock 2005 is: Amon Amarth.
Amon Amarth will play the “Special Guest” slot on Saturday 3rd September for a 60 minute set of blistering Viking Metal!”

The lineup is looking like:

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Amon Amarth Explain Croatian Festival Chaos

The following is Amon Amarth's official statement concerning the chaotic MMS Festival in Croatia:


End of April this year, we were contacted by the organizers of MMS festival in Croatia to play at the MMS festival and possibly do a bonus show in Hungary in connection to this festival. As the organisation seemd serious and professional, we accepted the deal they had for us. It was agreed that the organizer was to book and pay for the plane tickets, for the band plus sound engineer.

As the months went along, no tickets turned up and there was no news on the Hungarian show. Eventually, we realized that there wasn't going to be a Hungarian show at all, and we were beginning to doubt whether there would be any tickets for us to fly down to Croatia.

What happened:

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COB, Amon Amarth Montreal Date Revealed

A Montreal date on November 10th has been revealed for Children of Bodom, Trivium and Amon Amarth, presumably the start of a North American tour later this year. Confirmed dates are as follows:

November 9 - Quebec City, CAN @ Theatre Capitole
November 10 - Montreal, CAN @ Medley

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Metal Blade Completes Anniversary Party Billing

Metal Blade Europe has announced that Powerwolf will be completing the line-up for their 10th anniversary party, the METAL BLADE RRROOOAAARRR. The show will take place October 2nd at the LKA (Longhorn) in Stuttgart.

Set times:

Powerwolf 18:00-18:30 30min.
Cataract 18:45-19:25 40min.
Primordial 19:45-20:35 50min.
Brainstorm 20:55-21:55 60min.
Amon Amarth 22:15-23:30 75min.
All-Star Band 23:30-???

All bands will be performing special sets with a few surprises in their set lists. After the Amon Amarth gig a Metal Blade all-star band will be playing a few cover tunes.

Every visitor will get a free CD. There will be special event merchandise for fair prices available at the venue. In between the bands there will be presentations and lotteries – lots of goodies will be raffled among the visitors!

Tickets for the METAL BLADE RRROOOAAARRR are only available via www.metalblade.de – each ordered ticket includes a free poster. Tickets are only 20,00 Euros.

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Children Of Bodom Cover Britney Spears

According to Children of Bodom fansite Scythes-of-Bodom.com, the surprise track on the band's upcoming single, "In Your Face" (to be released August 17), will be a cover of Britney Spears' "Oops I Did It Again." Tracklisting for the single:

01. In Your Face
02. Oops I Did It Again
03. In Your Face (censored version)

Two cover songs were recorded during the "Are You Dead Yet?" session. The second cover song will be used as a bonus track for the Japanese version of the album.

Children of Bodom's upcoming album, "Are You Dead Yet?" will be released September 14 in Finland and September 19 in the rest of the world. Tracklisting for the album is as follows: More...

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2000 Decibel Organizers Put Festival To Rest

Lennart Larsson, the organizer of Sweden's 2000 Decibel festival, has issued the following press release:

Today, Sunday the 5th June, we the organizers behind the 2000 Decibel-festival in Bengtsfors, Sweden have, after six years, decided to put the festival to rest.

We now hope that someone else with the same burning passion for Swedish hard rock and metal as we have and always have had, but with a better geographical location, will take over our idea and concept!

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all the bands that have played at the festival as well as everyone that has supported us during the years!

Power From The North – Sweden Rocks The World!

This year's 2000 Decibel festival took place on May 21st and featured acts including Amon Amarth, Meshuggah, Defleshed and Therion.

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Metal Blade Records Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Metal Blade Records Europe are celebrating their 10th Anniversary this year. To celebrate this birthday, they have organized an event, called "METAL BLADE RRROOOAAARRR", with a few bands playing and lots of extras.

The METAL BLADE RRROOOAAARRR will be held on the 2nd of October, 2005 in the LKA (Longhorn) in Stuttgart. A nice day for a big party as the 3rd of October is a National holiday in Germany!

Bands set to perform:
- Amon Amarth
- Brainstorm
- Primordial
- Cataract
- opening act TBA

Every visitor will get a free CD. There will be special event merchandise for fair prices available at the venue. In between the bands there will be presentations and lotteries – lots of goodies will be raffled among the visitors.

Tickets for the RRROOOAAARRR are only available via www.metalblade.de – each ordered ticket will be accompanied by a free poster. Tickets are only 20,00 Euros. Go to www.metalblade.de and click on the banner for further details!

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Amon Amarth, Cataract And Impious To Tour

Amon Amarth will be teaming up with labelmates Cataract and Impious for a short summer tour inbetween their headlining appearances at Party.San and Summer Breeze Open Air festivals.

The show in Köln (Cologne) will be filmed for a DVD-recording to be released by the end of the year. More details about the filming and the specials surrounding this particular gig will be announced soon.

Aug. 13 Karlsruhe (Germany) - Substage
Aug. 14 Weert (Holland) - Bosuil
Aug. 15 Vosselaar (Belgien) - Biebob
Aug. 16 Köln (Germany) - Live Music Hall
Aug. 17 Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle

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