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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 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:

Background:

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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Dimmu, Evergrey Confirmed For Gates Of Metal

Dimmu Borgir has been confirmed for Gates of Metal. The Norwegian band will play the big stage at this years festival. Sweden's Evergrey is also confirmed. Gates of Metal is held in Hultsfred, Sweden between the fifth and sixth of August.

5000 tickets has been released, and foreign visitors can make their ticket reservation at the official festival website. The website is available in English.

For more information visit http://www.gatesofmetal.se.

Confirmed artists:
Edguy
Children of Bodom
Masterplan
Grave Digger
Amon Amarth
Dream Evil
Nocturnal Rites
Sabaton
Twilightning
God Among Insects
Pantokrator

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Inferno Festival Update

According to organisers, MANTAS and NECROPHAGIST have cancelled their shows at the Inferno Festival "due to health issues within the band and close family." Their replacements are NATTEFROST and HATESPHERE. The Inferno Festival is held March 24th-26th in the two room venue known as John Dee's and Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway. The bands alternate stages, between the balconied upstairs room (capable of holding a couple thousand people), to the smaller, downstairs John Dee, limited to a few hundred.

This year's lineup is as follows: More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Fury Fest

Slayer, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir and Suicidal Tendencies are among the latest confirmations for the 2005 edition of the Fury Fest, set to take place June 24-26 in Le Mans, France. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Gates Of Metal

Another three artists are presented by the Gates of Metal festival which takes place in Hultsfred, Sweden between the 5 and 6 of August.

The new artists are Children of Bodom, Nocturnal Rites and Twilightning. The festival has now confirmed eight artists to the third edition of Gates of Metal.

This years festival will expand and opens on the Friday evening with performances. This will also mean that there is going to be more artists performing at Gates of Metal 2005 than other years.

5000 tickets have been released, and foreign visitors can make their reservation at the official festival website. The website is now available in English as well.

Previously confirmed artists include: Edguy, Grave Digger, Amon Amarth, Dream Evil, God Among Insects.

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Amon Amarth To Play Party.San Open Air 2005

Party.San Open Air 2005, the 11th edition of the annual festival, is scheduled to take place August 11th - 13th in Bad Berka, Germany. The latest acts confirmed to perform are AMON AMARTH, IMPIOUS, OCCULT, LORD BELIAL, GENERAL SURGERY .

Acts currently confirmed to perform at the festival now include:
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Dark Tranquillity, Caliban To Play Summer Breeze

Dark Tranquillity and Caliban are the latest acts confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of artists currently confirmed to appear at the festival is as follows:

Amon Amarth
Atrocity
Barcode
Behemoth
Born from Pain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Disbelief
Ektomorf
End of Green
Endstille
Final Breath
God Dethroned
Haggard
Impious
J.B.O.
Koroded
Korpiklaani
Krisiun
Lacrimas Profundere
Maroon
Nocte Obducta
Pink Cream 69
Schandmaul
Subway to Sally
Suidakra
Symphorce
The Bones
The Vision Bleak
Therion
Tristania

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Evilheart To Open For Amon Amarth In Mexico

Mexican death/black metal band EVILHEART will be opening for AMON AMARTH on February 11 in Monterrey, N.L. Mexico. For more info check the flyer. In other news Evilheart are writing new songs. Among the new titles are 'Oath Of Apostasy' and 'Dead Peace'. The band plan to write more songs during the year, and enter the studio during the first months of 2006. The second pressing of their debut album, Dark In Glory, will be released through Asenath Records at the middle of the year.

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